All News tagged with 'Review'

Home Sweet Home Review

Home Sweet Home is the latest in a long line of defenseless horror games and it does well to carry that torch when it's working as intended. Unfortunately, a few bugs drag the game down and make it hard to recommend.

Posted yesterday by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

Black Ops spawned multiple sequels and gained millions of the most die-hard fans Call of Duty had ever seen. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a love letter to the series and to those fans.

Posted 3 days ago by Kelly Packard, 70 comments

My Memory of Us Review

My Memory of Us is a good game measured by its puzzles, but it's a great one when you look at its story. What seems to be a story of evil robots is in fact a crucial historical allegory worth playing with your kids and family.

Posted 5 days ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

Revenant Dogma Review

In a world where two species coexisted happily until one received divine power, you play as a human named Caine. Along with your friends, you must fight enemies and search for relics in order to restore the peace.

Posted 5 days ago by Megan Walton, 10 comments

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Review

Last year's NBA Playgrounds gave basketball fans a wacky arcade NBA Jam-style experience on the court. This sequel, now coming under the 2K banner, is a noticeable improvement in many ways.

Posted 5 days ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

Fishing Sim World Review

Whilst angling might not be the most appealing of sports for everyone, Fishing Sim World brings a surprisingly enjoyable sim for fans of the real-life sport capturing the essence of course fishing in a relaxing virtual world.

Posted 8 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 6 comments

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads Review

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads is a bit of a slow burner, but it teases just enough to lead us to believe things will get far more energetic in the episodes to come.

Posted 10 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

Anodyne Review

Anodyne uses certain elements from early 2D Legend of Zelda titles while managing to put its own spin on them, which ends up resulting in a unique adventure that should not be missed by fans of the genre.

Posted 10 days ago by Ethan Anderson, 10 comments

Strange Brigade - Isle of the Dead Review

Strange Brigade has received a few free updates and some new playable characters, but now the first major content drop has arrived in the form of Isle of the Dead. Sadly, it takes no risks whatsoever and will feel too familiar.

Posted 10 days ago by Mark Delaney, 4 comments

WWE 2K19 Review

Far from a superstar, WWE 2K19 does just enough to satisfy some annual players, but for those wondering if this is the year they should get back in the ring, they would be best to stay in the locker room for another year.

Posted 11 days ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments

Amnesia: Collection Review

From the team behind SOMA, The Amnesia series has finally come to Xbox. If you're a horror fan who missed it until now, consider it a must-play. The Dark Descent is an especially memorable entry in the genre.

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 11 comments

Razed Review

What you’ll find is a competent platformer with great presentation and enough challenge to keep dedicated players sticking around for more. Sometimes that’s all you need.

Posted 16 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 6 comments

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an ambitious game that takes a huge leap in the right direction for the series by building on the solid foundations laid by last year's Origins. It excitingly goes beyond a reskin of 2017's game.

Posted 16 days ago by Dave Horobin, 76 comments

Think of the Children Review

In Think of the Children, it's impossible not to think of the children. Keeping this ragtag bunch of hooligans alive is the bane of your existence. They will test you. They will break you.

Posted 18 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 Review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season seems likely to end on this up and down finale which does well to recap the Telltale saga since their surge in 2012. It's decent and nothing more, and stings quite a lot as an incidental finale.

Posted 20 days ago by Mark Delaney, 42 comments

The Council Episode 4 Review

The Council has been one of the coolest surprises of the year, refreshing the episodic adventure game subgenre with new and interesting systems. Sadly, it finds a low point with its penultimate episode.

Posted 25 days ago by Mark Delaney, 6 comments

Forza Horizon 4 Review

By this stage, it should come as no surprise that Playground Games finds a way to raise the bar for each release in the Horizon series, and they've once again found another gear in Forza Horizon 4.

Posted 26 days ago by Dave Horobin, 103 comments

Super Street: The Game Review

No, “Super Street” is not a direct-to-video movie; it’s a magazine dedicated to (super) street racing. Because when I’m reading a magazine, I often dream about why there can’t be video games based on them. Please, Cosmo?

Posted 30 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 38 comments

TerraTech Review

Imagine if you could build tanks on Minecraft? Well, that's basically what TerraTech does. Use blocks and resources found in the world to create your vehicle and take out enemies.

Posted 30 days ago by Megan Walton, 5 comments

3on3 FreeStyle Review

It’s time to lace up your favorite pair of sneakers because 3on3 FreeStyle is available on Xbox. Is this free to play title a swish or a miss?

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 51 comments

NBA 2K19 Review

NBA 2K19 is back for a new season. Thanks to small quality of life changes and a few cool new ways to play, it remains the best sports sim pound for pound, but its commitment to in-game currency still feels quite awful.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 42 comments

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Review

When stolen carrots are at stake, there's only one thing to do: send in a rabbit and fox ninja duo with enough weapons to start World War III.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

Sigi - A Fart for Melusina Review

Sigi - A Fart for Melusina will have you running, jumping, farting, and defeating monsters on your quest to save the damsel in distress, Melusina. Don't be fooled though, this journey isn't an arduous one.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 21 comments

Dead Cells Review

Dead Cells is a roguevania, meaning it could be the mutant offspring of Spelunky and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with Dark Souls for a godparent. And it usually works out to be as exciting as that sounds.

Posted 1 month ago by Lucy Wood, 37 comments

Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders Review

Artifex Mundi decided to hit us with a surprise standalone release. Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders might have an independent story, but it has very familiar gameplay despite a couple of minor attempts at improvements.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

Armored Warfare Review

A welcome addition to the tank genre but be prepared to put many battle hours into the title as you work through the technology tree improving your tanks and crew. On the plus side, it will be a labor of love for those that do.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 8 comments

NASCAR Heat 3 Review

Racing in circles or triangles shouldn't be all that much fun and yet Monster Games have managed to make the sport just that. Building on last year's title, the team has added more content which NASCAR fans are certain to enjoy.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 3 comments

V-Rally 4 Review

Since they took over the WRC series four years ago, Kylotonn Games has been an underdog in the genre, but with V-Rally 4 it's clear they've created what is undoubtedly the best rally game of this generation.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 25 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is meant to conclude a three-act play telling Lara Croft's reimagined origin story. It's worth seeing if you've liked the first two, although it does, ironically, play things pretty safely sometimes.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments

F1 2018 Review

With core essentials of the game nailed last year, Codemasters has pushed the game further bringing the Formula 1 circus to life more than any other title. The best has just got better again.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 15 comments

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PUBG is admittedly a game that’s poorly designed in many ways and sometimes even non-functional. It’s also one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 378 comments

Planet Alpha Review

Planet Alpha's gameplay is terrible, the whole thing goes on far too long, and it's a hodgepodge of haphazard mechanics and encounters to the point where it's impossible to tell what this game was supposed to be.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 26 comments

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier Review

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier has players following a story of conflict between an ape tribe and a human town, and it allows you to play for both sides. Through your choices, the game can end in peace or in violence.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 11 comments

We Happy Few Review

The full release of the game now gives players access to the entire storyline. The thing is, a myriad of technical issues and design decisions means it feels like the game is still trying to find its potential.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 29 comments

Strange Brigade Review

While some games aim to challenge what you thought you knew about storytelling or gameplay, plenty of others exist just for fun. Strange Brigade is one such game. It's simple, mindless fun, and what's wrong with that?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 19 comments

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review

The world of Divinity is exceedingly vast, but it's full to the brim with meaningful content that you'll enjoy exploring through for dozens or even hundreds of hours.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 21 comments

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 1 Review

Clementine is back for the final season of a story that began six years ago. For fans, that's a fun proposition all by itself, and though the finale isn't the best episode in the series, there's enough to warrant one last trip.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments

Super Destronaut DX Review

Super Destronaut DX is a nostalgic game that will fulfil the needs of anyone who is missing the old days of Space Invaders, but unfortunately, there's little else on offer here.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 26 comments

Defenders of Ekron Review

It’s a fun mix of twin-stick shmup and anime that offers many unique challenges served simultaneously with far too many tropes to make a package that’s enjoyable but not amazing.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 3 comments

The Mooseman Review

The Mooseman succeeds in creating an educational experience that focuses on the ancient myths of Finno-Ugric tribes. The information provided enhances the storyline, but the gameplay leaves a bit to be desired.

Posted 2 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 48 comments

Madden NFL 19 Review

Annual sports games often get criticized for being the same thing every year, providing too few interesting changes. That's rarely the case, but it unfortunately applies to Madden NFL 19, which lacks any major improvements.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 21 comments

Insane Robots Review

Insane Robots is a deceptively simple card battle game with roguelite turn-based strategy elements built on a play-to-win model rather than pay-to-win.

Posted 2 months ago by Lucy Wood, 2 comments

The Banner Saga 3 Review

The Banner Saga 3 concludes Stoic's Norse-fantasy trilogy in remarkable fashion. Fast to the end and consistently affecting, this threequel cements the series as one of gaming's great trilogies. It should not be missed.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

Overcooked! 2 Review

Offering a co-op experience a step above any of its contemporaries, Overcooked! 2 learns from the mistakes of its predecessor and delivers an exceptional experience that’s a joy to play with friends and family.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 22 comments

No Man's Sky Review

By now, everyone has heard of No Man's Sky and often for the wrong reasons. Whatever the game was or wasn't when it launched two years ago, today's it's an exciting universe of possibilities... once you get off the ground.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 44 comments

The Spectrum Retreat Review

The Spectrum Retreat is a simple puzzler that sees your character trapped in a never-ending cycle that you must help them break out of.

Posted 3 months ago by Megan Walton, 7 comments

MXGP Pro Review

MXGP Pro is an improved title that fulfills a number of wishes from the fans and fixes some of the issues that have marred previous releases. There are still some minor issues along the way, but it's a solid motocross title.

Posted 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 5 comments

Danger Zone 2 Review

Crash mode may have been pioneered by Burnout, but Danger Zone is bringing it back. It’s simple, but there’s a certain joy to creating catastrophic wrecks that other games simply can’t match.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 21 comments

Mugsters Review

Despite the game's colourful look, physics-based gameplay, and numerous explosions, Mugsters ends up feeling like it should be more exciting than it actually is.

Posted 3 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 3 comments

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Review

Adventure Time, come on grab your friends. We'll go to very distant lands. Those distant lands this time mean a semi-open world as Fin and Jake explore a land of pirates and conspiracies to upend the land of Ooo.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 16 comments