All News tagged with 'Review'

Numantia Review

It's clear the development team is passionate about Numantia and its setting. Unfortunately, a game needs more than high hopes and grandiose dreams to succeed, and the lack of polish shows through.

Posted 4 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Episode 4 Review

We left Jesse and friends as they escaped The Admin yet again, made a new friend and came to an abrupt end that left you wondering what would happen next. It's time to play episode four and find out.

Posted 7 days ago by Megan Walton, 1 comment

Xbox One X Review

On November 7th, this console will be released to the gaming public. What exactly does that mean for you? Well, it's a significant step up, the benefits of which will be immediately obvious.

Posted 17 days ago by Rich Stone, 292 comments

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) Review

A common sight of this console generation has been HD remasters of older titles. It's extremely unusual for one of those remakes to come from the cartridge era of games and this is what makes this anthology so unexpected.

Posted 11 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 27 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 5 Review

The final episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is here. The story hits some of the notes of a feel-good superhero story but falls flat when it tries to evoke more powerful emotions like sadness.

Posted 12 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

Super Lucky's Tale Review

Little Lucky is on a platforming adventure and some would say Xbox is in need of a family-friendly hero to rival certain plumbers and bandicoots. This simple tale helps to fill the niche but stumbles over a few foxholes.

Posted 12 days ago by Sam Quirke, 48 comments

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the latest in the series that takes place in an alternate history where the Nazis won the war, but does it still have a place in a world where the FPS is so commonplace?

Posted 13 days ago by Lexley Ford, 20 comments

AER - Memories of Old Review

Have you ever wished you could have a birds eye view of the world? Well, AER - Memories of Old allows you to have just that as you take control of Auk and her transforming ability in this beautiful game.

Posted 18 days ago by Megan Walton, 14 comments

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

This standalone adventure takes the player on a journey into the depths of the ocean, although the similar gameplay will mean that players of previous Artifex Mundi titles will know exactly what they're getting into.

Posted 18 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

FIFA 18 Review

FIFA 18 offers the best game of football that the series has seen in some time and provides the best overall package for fans of the sport.

Posted 24 days ago by Dave Horobin, 10 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 2: Brave New World Review

It's difficult to tell a compelling story in a game where players already know how it's going to end. Despite this, Episode 2 answers some lingering questions but also introduces many more.

Posted 25 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 24 comments

Rogue Trooper Redux Review

Of all the video game genres, shooters age with the worst of them. But sometimes, under a peeling, scratchy layer of rust, there are glimpses of what made Rogue Trooper so beloved by fans.

Posted 27 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

The Evil Within 2 Review

The Evil Within 2 puts us back in the shoes of Sebastian Castellanos three years after the events of The Evil Within. Traumatized by the events that unfolded at Beacon Mental Hospital, Sebastian has to face his fears once more.

Posted 28 days ago by Lexley Ford, 16 comments

NASCAR Heat 2 Review

NASCAR Heat 2 captures the essence of the sport but that's to its detriment too. Racing amongst the pack is great fun, but you have to be a fan to see past the presentation and enjoy continually racing around circles.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 7 comments

Deadbeat Heroes Review

If you're a game developer, and your plan is to make gamers bang their head against the same missions over and over again, they better be damn good. Learn from Deadbeat Heroes.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

South Park: The Fractured but Whole Review

After The Stick of Truth, people were eager to jump back into South Park when The Fractured but Whole was announced. Now that it's finally here, is it worthy of its predecessor, or does it simply stink?

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 38 comments

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

The sequel to what many consider 2014's Game of the Year improves upon its predecessor in every way, bringing improvements and new ideas together to create an excellent Assassin's Creed-style adventure.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 126 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 4 Review

After poor pacing, repetitive dialogue and even a rather bad episode, it finally feels like Telltale is getting somewhere in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Episode 4: Who Needs You.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Morphite Review

Today we embark on a space adventure that seeks to capture the feeling of a true final frontier in the randomly-generated stars. But can Morphite shine bright enough to capture our attention?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

Raiders of the Broken Planet Review

Raiders of the Broken Planet is an indie game but you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It boasts AAA visuals and some impressive settings, but it gets dragged down in a number of ways that keep it from becoming great.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 6 comments

Tricky Towers Review

Tetris was a big part of a lot of people's childhoods and Tricky Towers has taken aspects of Tetris to create a new game. Making towers from Tetris blocks may sound simple, but it isn't.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 7 comments

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game Review

Movie tie-in games are a dying breed. However, with another LEGO Movie hitting the big screen, it would almost be criminal for TT Games not to cash in. Is the latest LEGO game worthy of the name?

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 19 comments

Ruiner Review

Publisher Devolver Digital has a knack for spotting raw potential. Peruse their publishing pedigree and you'll see no shortage of gritty smash hits oozing with personality. Reikon Games' Ruiner is one more to add to the list.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 Review

After another great premiere from the Great Premiere Factory known as Telltale Games, Batman season two continues its high marks with a solid follow-up that isn't afraid to pile on the rogues gallery. The gang's all here!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a comic series brought to life and mixed with modernized JRPG gameplay to create an RPG experience that stands among the best available on the Xbox One.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 31 comments

Destiny 2 Review

Destiny may have taken a few years to find its feet, but now it has a stable foundation to work with, does Destiny 2 have what it takes to outshine its predecessor?

Posted 1 month ago by Lexley Ford, 72 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Review

Another magnificent entry in the Forza franchise with great cars, great visuals and great racing. It may no longer be the most innovative racing title but it still sets the benchmark in production quality and playability.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 48 comments

Cuphead Review

StudioMDHR's debut title garnered significant pre-release hype for itself thanks in large part to its stunning visual design. Thankfully, with tough design and excellent co-op, Cuphead is much more than just a pretty face.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 120 comments

Lightfield Review

Lightfield sets its sights on innovation and largely succeeds, offering a unique racing experience. Unfortunately, there are simply too many negatives to recommend the title for its launch price.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment

Project CARS 2 Review

Project CARS 2 is a massive step forward for the franchise and perhaps for the genre too, with a brilliantly immersive single-player mode. However, online is a very patchy hit and miss affair.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 22 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Episode 3 Review

Things have gone from bad to worse for Jesse and friends as they find themselves stuck in a prison type facility with little hope of escaping. See if they do in the best episode yet for Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 3 comments

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Review

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018's gameplay offers an exceptional and authentic experience, but sadly, all of the good work on the pitch is let down by some of the series' long-running issues.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 9 comments

WRC 7 Review

WRC 7 is racing for the sake of racing. In its purest form, it is full to the brim with exciting tracks across a huge variety of locations. If you're looking for rally this fall, look no further.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 20 comments

DreamBreak Review

In an authoritarian society run by a ruthless organisation, it's down to the not-so-special Eugene to delve into the depths of the cyberpunk city. Is it an adventure that's worth delving into yourself?

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 8 comments

Planet of the Eyes Review

Planet of the Eyes is an indie puzzle-platformer that can reasonably draw comparisons to other stylish games in the same genre. The puzzles aren't as special as some of its genre-mates but its story is thought-provoking.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 16 comments

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review

It's unclear whether Death of the Outsider is truly meant to be the end of the series or simply the end of this arc and its cast of characters. In either case, it's a worthy sendoff to one of the last decade's best new series.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 24 comments

Mantis Burn Racing: Battle Cars DLC Review

It's been a while since we've heard anything from Mantis Burn Racing, but now we have the "Battle Cars" DLC that adds machine guns and mines into the mix. Get ready for chaos.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 5 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1 Review

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm may well take place before the literal storm but that doesn't mean that events run smoothly and it looks like we have a fascinating story to follow.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 15 comments

Don't Knock Twice Review

Don't Knock Twice is a first-person horror game that coincides with a recent film of the same name. Maybe its status as a sneaky movie tie-in is why no one should be surprised Don't Knock Twice is so forgettable.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Echoes of the Fey: The Fox's Trail Review

Visual novels are there to tell us a story, with everything else being less important. Echoes of the Fey: The Fox's Trail is a story of mystery and magic, and it's your job to figure out what's going on (if you can).

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

ARK: Survival Evolved Review

If someone had told 6-year-old me there would be a game 20 years later where you could tame, ride and live among dinosaurs, I would have spent the remainder of my childhood attempting to build a time machine.

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 16 comments

Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Review

Fans of the publisher and their output will by now know exactly what to expect, even if this title tries to switch things up a little. Those who are new to the publisher can look forward to a solid casual point and click title.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

F1 2017 Review

Just like the real life competition, F1 2017 has been refined and improved on just about every level. Last year's iteration was a big step forward but this year's title goes even further -- this is simply the best yet.

Posted 2 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 17 comments

Madden NFL 18 Review

Despite the criticisms received by annual sports games, Madden has been on the upswing for nearly half a decade. Madden NFL 18 comes with a few huge bullet point features but doesn't totally deliver on some of them.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 9 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 3 Review

Episode 3: More Than A Feeling isn't a great episode. When you've waited two and a half months for more content and are met with an hour and 15 minutes of disappointment, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 16 comments

Agents of Mayhem Review

Agents of Mayhem offers some good old-fashioned, fast-paced, mindless fun, but it feels like a missed opportunity thanks to a lifeless open world and repetitive mission structure.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 27 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Episode 2 Review

When we left Jesse and friends at the end of episode 1, it's fair to say things weren't looking too great. Episode 2, Giant Consequences, is now upon us, so what has Jesse encountered next?

Posted 3 months ago by Megan Walton, 1 comment

The Pillars of the Earth Review

When Daedalic Entertainment announced The Pillars of the Earth, an interactive novel based on Ken Follett's 1,000-page novel of the same name, players questioned how well it would translated to the video game medium.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 21 comments

Mr. Shifty Review

A hero who doesn't carry a gun, picking up items on the fly, must stop a dangerous weapon from being released upon the world. How dangerous can one man be whose only talent is teleporting? Actually, quite dangerous indeed.

Posted 3 months ago by Cindy Minguez, 7 comments

Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure Review

Was it worth the wait for Demetrios to arrive on consoles? Well, that depends on whether you love toilet humour or whether it repulses you.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments