All News tagged with 'Review'

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery Review

Lost Grimoires 2 is a sequel that carries only minimal ties to the game that preceded it, meaning that it is perfectly playable on its own or as part of the trilogy.

Posted 8 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Night in the Woods Review

Night in the Woods is best described as the anti-coming of age story. It excels at character building and ultimately reminds us that real life isn't nearly as epiphanic as fiction tells us it is, especially not in Possum Springs.

Posted 2 days ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

Okami HD Review

Okami was pinned as a Zelda-killer when it first arrived. Thanks to its wonderful art style, clever design and presentation, it might just have reached that height. A decade later, it's dated but still relevant.

Posted 3 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 35 comments

The Walking Dead Collection Review

There can't be many people left who haven't experienced at least one of The Walking Dead seasons, but whether you have or haven't, Telltale has found the perfect way for you to play them all over again.

Posted 11 days ago by Megan Walton, 43 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 3: Hell Is Empty Review

You're likely wondering what's next for the duo and how their story will tie in to the events of Life Is Strange. Episode 3 - Hell Is Empty aims to answer both of those.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 18 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Episode 5 Review

After an exciting season with plenty of ups and downs for Jesse and friends, things are finally coming to an end in Episode 5.

Posted 16 days ago by Megan Walton, 15 comments

Hello Neighbor Review

Hello Neighbor is a game where players are meant to reveal the skeletons in the closet of your seemingly sinister neighbor. Sadly, the biggest secret of all is that this game is quite broken in nearly every way.

Posted 27 days ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments

World of Tanks War Stories Review

Five short stories expand the title with a mini single player/co-op campaign. Exploring alternate histories from WWII and the Cold War, the new War Stories expansion is short and sweet, and brutally tough at times.

Posted 28 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 27 comments

Oh My Godheads Review

We all know the famous capture the flag style multiplayer modes. Well, Oh My Godheads builds on these modes by mixing in a God or two, making for some pretty chaotic fun.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 7 comments

A Hat In Time Review

Gears for Breakfast's debut title largely smashes any misconceptions by delivering a charming and fun platformer that's only let down by some minor technical issues.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

911 Operator Review

How do you react in an emergency? Cower in fear? Step up and lead the situation? With 911 Operator, you can put those skills to the test, but don't expect to be qualified as a professional dispatcher afterwards.

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 4 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins Review

Assassin's Creed Origins provides a much-needed change in direction for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It isn’t perfect, but it points to a long and healthy continuation of the series.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 17 comments

SOMA Review

SOMA released to other platforms two years ago. Only now does the Xbox crowd get to catch up, but in this case late is definitely better than never. It tells a superb sci-fi story that should be missed by no genre fan.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 17 comments

The Surge - A Walk in the Park Review

The Surge is going where no Souls-like has gone before: the theme park. With new bosses, new gear and a park to explore, this DLC has potential, but it’s meeting that potential that’s always a rollercoaster.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 7 comments

Black Mirror Review

As a reboot of the original series but with a brand new story to tell, Black Mirror is a point and click title that takes you to a creepy house in Scotland.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 13 comments

The Sims 4 Review

A significant amount of us have loved The Sims over the years. For many it was a formative experience, a gateway into the hobby we all love. Sadly, The Sims 4 on console is a sore reminder that nostalgia can only take you so far.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 41 comments

Need For Speed Payback Review

The latest installment in the long-running franchise mixes a Hollywood-style tale of revenge, open-world arcade racing, and elements from other titles in the genre, leaving the player with a strange sense of déjà vu.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 29 comments

Outcast - Second Contact Review

In 1999, Outcast offered a living, open world in an era for which where it was practically unheard. It's the game that inspired the game that inspired the game that inspired your favorite open world. Now it's back.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 34 comments

L.A. Noire Review

L.A. Noire's engaging and memorable mystery is what leads to its downfall as a desirable revisit for returning fans: the appeal is snuffed out for those who already know how every case in this detective story ends.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 32 comments

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Review

After being part of the industry for over a decade, LEGO games have started to evolve into surprisingly ambitious projects. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is now here and it clearly wants to keep that theme going.

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 16 comments

Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Star Wars Battlefront II was the center of the gaming world for a week or two and for all the wrong reasons, but admitting its flaws and cutting through them will net you an otherwise fantastic game that may still be salvaged.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 64 comments

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 3 Review

Batman: The Enemy Within has hit its midpoint. Typically that means players can expect a lackluster episode of whichever story is unfolding. Fractured Mask avoids that thanks to mixing genres, superhero and romance.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 6 comments

Call of Duty: WWII Review

The sights and sounds of World War II have been highly sought after among Call of Duty fans over the past few years. People seemed to have grown bored of the future. At long last, the franchise returns to its roots.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 42 comments

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 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 6 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 29 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 12 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 130 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 48 comments