All News tagged with 'Review'

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Review

Frogwares has taken the best bits from Crimes and Punishments and has added to them for The Devil's Daughter. The problem is that these additions aren't always good.

Posted 3 years ago by Rebecca Smith 25

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Campaign Review

Infinity Ward has created one of the best campaigns found in a Call of Duty game since the original Modern Warfare. However, shocking and graphic moments somewhat take away from the experience.

Posted 17 days ago by Sean Carey 47

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Review

Our reviewer has fond memories of The Lion King on the Mega Drive, but that nostalgia can't save this new bundled collection. Lacklustre packaging only serves to highlight the games' low points.

Posted 20 days ago by Sam Quirke 24

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Review

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville neatly captures the overall direction of the series as a whole; a little new growth, a little decay, and plenty of soil still left to fertilize.

Posted 28 days ago by Sam Quirke 35

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review: Ghosts-as-a-Service

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a stadium-sized game hosting a mediocre sports team. While Wildlands set a bold new direction for the long-running series, Breakpoint doesn't carry the torch far enough.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney 52

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Review

Telltale's The Walking Dead has one of the most storied and often tumultuous histories of any video game saga ever made. This final package from Skybound will feel redundant for casual fans, but the diehards will love it.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney 42

Man of Medan Review: Shipped Too Soon

Man of Medan is a game we want to love – for all of its B-movie nonsense, there’s a “so bad it’s good” vibe that would be entertaining for playing in couch co-op. Sadly, it doesn't even meet those minimal standards.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke 22

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is a remaster of a game that was once revolutionary but in modern times misses heavily on the story and has to rely on its gameplay to be worth recommending.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore 50

Layers of Fear 2 Review: A Spooky Sequel That's Lost At Sea

Layers of Fear 2 heads on a spooky nautical adventure, but for most of the experience the story and level design seems to be treading water. Are there enough thrills and chills to justify stepping aboard?

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke 44

Team Sonic Racing Review: Middle of the Pack Family Fun

Sumo Digital gave SEGA fans two good arcade racers during the previous console generation. They're back with a third entry now, but this time only Sonic's crew comes for the ride. The end result is another good effort.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney 8

Void Bastards Review: A Surprise Game of the Year Contender

Void Bastards stunned viewers when it debuted during December's Game Awards ceremony, and now that it's out it will surely do that again. It's a stylish, polished, and brilliantly executed video game virtually all should play.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney 59

Brief Battles Review

The game is not a diamond in the panty drawer, but it's no skidmark either. It's a game with a clear vision that just doesn't have enough fuel in its tanks to make it all the way across the finish line.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore

RAGE 2 Review

RAGE 2 offers up a power fantasy like few games ever have. It looks great, plays like butter, and starts very strong. But the sheen of all your power comes crashing to a halt when the brief story leaves you with little else.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Review

The Sniper Elite series has been on an upward trajectory for its entire run, with each game being markedly better than the last. Unfortunately, that means this remastering of 2012's game feels decidedly lackluster in 2019.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney

World War Z Review

With great setpieces and an addictive class-based progression loop, World War Z is one of 2019's biggest and best surprises. Left 4 Dead fans should not miss it.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

Mortal Kombat 11 plays with time to bring back fan favorite fighters and the end result is a game that feels just the series always did with a dash of a modern gameplay. In other words, it was just what I hoped it would be.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review

I strongly believe there’s conclusive evidence to reach a verdict. I hold that the Ace Attorney Trilogy is a guilty of being a great series. And that's no crime.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Shadowgate Review

This latest remaster reaches all the way back to the eighties for its source material, but perhaps there is some value in returning to the classics? Shadowgate doesn't innovate, but in a way it's still refreshing to play.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

My Time at Portia Review

I had been calling My Time at Portia a farm life sim for over a year now, and though it's fair to call it that, in retrospect it doesn't seem accurate enough. Your time at Portia can excitingly be spent however you'd like.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney

Dangerous Driving Review

Calls for a new Burnout game have become part of the gaming meme-scape as much as Half Life 3 or another Skate. Sometimes we need to be careful what we wish for though. This clone is more Burnt-out than Burnout.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

Assassin's Creed III Remastered Review

After playing it for the first time in 2019, I can sincerely say that by fixing some issues and highlighting what worked the first time, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered represents an excellent gaming experience even today.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Cities: Skylines – Parklife Review

Cities: Skylines: Parklife helps accentuate the beautiful intricacies of the base game, but does it add enough to the game to be worth the cost? Read our official site review to find out.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Review

No matter how you felt about the first game, The Division 2 is likely to please players on all sides of the conversation. There's something here for fans, critics, and newcomers alike.

Posted 7 months ago by Ethan Anderson

Generation Zero Review

I had played several hours of Generation Zero before ever beginning this review version of the game, and it's a reminder that some games can hold out for a good while before their problems are exposed.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney

Telltale's The Walking Dead Series Finale Review

After a seven-year journey with Clementine, The Walking Dead ultimately outlived its own studio that birthed it. It's been a long and winding road, but fans will be thrilled to find Clementine gets the conclusion she so deserves.

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney

The Occupation Review

The Occupation does so much so well that I can sense it'll be one of those games I won't shut up about this year. Unraveling a political conspiracy drama in an investigative, combat-free immersive sim is as fun as that sounds.

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney

Devil May Cry 5 Review

Devil May Cry 5 doesn’t shy away from those roots. If you’re looking for stylish but challenging combat, a frenetic story and an action game experience that’s true to its core, you’re in for a real treat.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Anthem Review

Have you ever wished Mass Effect's multiplayer could be ported to have Destiny's feature-set, negatives and all? Well, that's what BioWare's served up for you here.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore

Degrees of Separation Review

Degrees of Separation opens like a touching fairy tale complete with well-written narration and a soft tone of lovers determined to find one another. Sadly, the tedious level design leaves the would-be lovers lost.

Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney

Jump Force Review

Jump Force somehow only ever reaches an overall average level of quality despite all of the star power on its roster. This Shonen Jump crossover looks good on paper, but in practice, it lacks polish.

Posted 9 months ago by Ethan Anderson

Wargroove Review

Wargroove is a well-rounded game that makes turn-based strategy accessible to anyone new to the genre while still challenging seasoned players via custom difficulty settings and custom content.

Posted 9 months ago by Lucy Wood

39 Days to Mars Review

As is often the case, another Steam indie has now made the jump to console. 39 Days to Mars is a puzzle game focused on the couch co-op experience, but don't be surprised if you've fallen out with your partner by the end.

Posted 9 months ago by Megan Walton

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

Yonder is the type of game I wish we had a lot more of on Xbox. Its quaint and relaxed nature is a breath of fresh air and an easy recommendation for families playing together. It's approachable, adorable, and fosters joy.

Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review

Ace Combat has a long history, but that's hardly true on Xbox specifically. Skies Unknown is just the third game on an Xbox console, but thankfully for dogfighting flight game fans, it's an excellent return to form and platform.

Posted 9 months ago by Andrew Ogley

JackQuest: Tale of the Sword Review

JackQuest: Tale of the Sword is a rather average experience, and there are far better options that explore the platforming and metroidvania genres in much more engaging ways.

Posted 9 months ago by Ethan Anderson