All News tagged with 'Review'

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 13 hours ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago by Mark Delaney, 13 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 3 days 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 9 days 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 12 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 21 days 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 23 days 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 29 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

Cars 3: Driven to Win Review

Cars 3: Driven to Win is a competent kart racer that is accessible to players of all ages and skill levels. It's decent and that’s more than can be said for a lot of movie tie-ins.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 16 comments

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 1 Review

Batman's second season is here just a year after the first season premiered. It's a quick turnaround for Telltale and maybe that's why it hits a lot of the same notes, although it's tough to argue with their effectiveness.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

Dead by Daylight Review

Four hapless, defenceless and unarmed characters, trapped within a grisly arena and pursued by an unstoppable, relentless, maniacal killer armed with a savage weapon. Predictable outcome? It's anything but.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 21 comments

Aven Colony Review

Aven Colony is the new offering from Mothership Entertainment and Team 17 Software. The title puts the player in the position of governor on a newly colonized planet and it's your job to create a thriving colony.

Posted 1 month ago by Cindy Minguez, 29 comments

Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Review

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a delivery box in the postal service? Probably not, but there are games about everything nowadays. In Unbox: Newbie's Adventure, you're a box in charge of delivering yourself.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Infinite Minigolf Review

A game called Infinite Minigolf is simultaneously implying it's exactly what you'd expect and so much more. You can't really reinvent the proverbial wheel but Zen Studios does let you reinvent the golf course over and over.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Black The Fall Review

Sand Sailor's title is intended to be a rebellion against an oppressive and corrupted system, deeply influenced by the four decades of communism endured by the studio's native Romania. In this, it definitely succeeds.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Episode 1 Review

Not many Telltale games get left at just one season and Mincecraft: Story Mode has joined the trend by earning a second season. A new adventure with some new and old friends, but how does Season Two begin?

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 10 comments

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

Walking sims don't care about gameplay. They sacrifice interesting mechanics in favor of story. It's a polarizing trade-off but one people are accustomed to, or at least they used to be before the time of Edith Finch.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 52 comments

Serial Cleaner Review

Serial Cleaner follows the chosen career of Bob Leaner, a man who makes his living cleaning up crime scenes for the mob and other mysterious clients in a constant game of hide and seek with the police.

Posted 2 months ago by Cindy Minguez, 6 comments

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Review

With no direct relation to Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan allows both Artifex Mundi veterans and newcomers alike to enjoy the game.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Little Nightmares Secrets of the Maw Chapter 1 Review

Little Nightmares told a strange and enchanting story in an immersive world. It stands alone very well but Tarsier Studios has more to share from aboard The Maw. The first of three Secrets of The Maw has arrived.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

Valkyria Revolution Review

It's not going to spark a JRPG revolution on the Xbox, but on a console starved for quality entries in the genre, Valkyria Revolution stands in as an enjoyable experience if you can get past its issues.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 43 comments

Tour de France 2017 Review

There's a new race every year, so why not a new game every year to represent it? Tour de France 2017 is the newest entry in the franchise, but unless you are a hardcore cycling fan, there's not much appeal here.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 12 comments

Perception Review

Perception is an indie project from the minds of ex-Bioshock and Dead Space developers. The pedigree is strong, as is the premise. Ultimately Perception is good but not great, and really only suited for story-first gamers.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 23 comments

AereA Review

AereA, music-themed RPG from developer Triangle Studios, has a beautiful soundtrack and crisp, colorful visuals. Even on its own, the concept of a musical RPG sounds promising, but if it's likable or not is another matter...

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 13 comments

Micro Machines World Series Review

Micro Machines is a name with considerable consumer cache behind it following decades of mostly entertaining arcade racing games. World Series leaves all that behind in favor of a misguided attempt at becoming an e-sport.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments

The Town of Light Review

You wouldn't think that a walking simulator would need a viewer discretion warning, but then The Town of Light has an uncomfortable and disturbing point to make.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 19 comments

Get Even Review

Get Even opens with an infamous cliche for the medium -- the amnesiac protagonist -- but give it time and soon you'll see the opening trope is ultimately dwarfed by an otherwise gripping and unconventional story-driven game.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 21 comments

MotoGP 17 Review

This year's MotoGP entry takes one step forward and two steps back, offering a fun but flawed game without much innovation and fewer reasons to return for another lap around the track.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 14 comments

Kholat Review

The Dyatlov Pass Incident is a true horror story from 1959 that feels ripe for a video game adaptation. Unfortunately, Kholat exemplifies how a strong premise isn't anything if it comes without strong execution.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 11 comments

SpeedRunners Review

Another example of a Games with Gold launch day freebie, SpeedRunners is a fast paced game that sees you racing against three other players to see who is the fastest on two legs. See you at the finish line!

Posted 3 months ago by Megan Walton, 19 comments

Dirt 4 Review

In Dirt 4, Codemasters has effectively bundled two rally games into one by making it accessible to fans of all levels and abilities. This is for gamers and sim fans equally, no one is left out. It's a remarkable achievement.

Posted 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 18 comments

Tekken 7 Review

Tekken is a franchise that is older than some of you who are reading this. Nonetheless it's still making its name known. With Tekken 7 now upon us, is this a series still worth visiting years later?

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 21 comments

Thea: The Awakening Review

Combining Civ-style empire management, RPG-style lore, worldbuilding, and card combat, Thea is a unique mix of genres that's enjoyable despite its flaws.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 7 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 2 Review

The first episode in any Telltale series usually starts off stumbling, fumbling and spending most of its time introducing the various characters and the general plot. Now let's see where we're headed in "Under Pressure."

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

Victor Vran Review

Victor Vran takes a lot of well known gaming elements, even voice actors, and puts them all in one title. Is it worth a look or should we continue to search for our RPG fix elsewhere?

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 16 comments

Unit 4 Review

Unit 4 is a new platformer from Gamera Games hitting the Xbox One via the ID@ Xbox program. The title sees the crew of the Unit 4 spaceship trying to stop an alien invasion of the galaxy. Can you save your galaxy's worlds?

Posted 3 months ago by Cindy Minguez, 5 comments

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame Review

Milestone has taken advantage of the Unreal engine to bring even more detail to the world of Motocross racing. The title looks better than ever and possibly plays better than ever. Arguably, Milestone's best title to date.

Posted 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 3 comments

Friday The 13th: The Game Review

Friday The 13th does very well in capturing the feeling of being a vulnerable counselor or the masked brutalizer Jason Voorhees himself. Unfortunately the game is bogged down by a slew of bugs that need attention.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 39 comments

Prey Review

Prey is Arkane Studios' unique vision of the franchise reimagined from the ground up. It might not have been the title players were initially anticipating, but to avoid it for that reason would be doing injustice to the game.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 27 comments

The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Episode 5 Review

The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead made several big changes and through 80% of the season they had mostly paid off very well. Could they find a way to wrap it all up satisfyingly and breathe new life into the story?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 14 comments