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SYMMETRY Review

SYMMETRY is a tough survival management game that could be the demonic offspring of Dark Souls and Fallout Shelter, telling an intriguing story about a crew stranded on a mysterious and inhospitable planet.

Posted 3 days ago by Lucy Wood, 8 comments

The Adventure Pals Review

The Adventure Pals was announced at EGX 2016, and now the game has finally been released on Xbox One. With a giraffe you can ride on and a pet rock by your side, it's hard to find things not to love about this game.

Posted 6 days ago by Megan Walton, 8 comments

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

Hellblade is an independent game that plows through the perceived limits of what an indie game can be. It delivers a haunting, unflinching, and unforgettable story of one woman's descent into the underworld to save her lover.

Posted 7 days ago by Mark Delaney, 73 comments

A Way Out Review

A Way Out provides a unique cinematic experience that redefines the way narrative-driven games can be played, thanks to its engaging story and varied gameplay that will keep both players interested throughout.

Posted 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 37 comments

Impact Winter Review

Impact Winter is a survival game that will show you just how hard winter can hit, and its title is an apt one in more ways than one. You must survive for 30 days in a frozen tundra as you await rescue.

Posted 9 days ago by Ethan Anderson, 24 comments

Extinction Review

Extinction is a new IP from Iron Galaxy that will look a bit familiar to some. It takes the David versus Goliath mechanic of a few other games and tries to do something new with it, but what results is a game that fails to evolve.

Posted 11 days ago by Mark Delaney, 17 comments

Darkest Dungeon Review

To say Darkest Dungeon is a challenging and satisfying RPG doesn't seem like nearly enough praise. The sheer amount of customization makes for a highly involved, appetizingly deep adventure.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 19 comments

Masters of Anima Review

Masters of Anima is an excellent game that serves as conclusive proof that Pikmin’s legacy is alive and relevant today as much as it ever was. You'll find lovable characters, deep gameplay and a world worth saving.

Posted 14 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 comments

Far Cry 5 Review

The formula for Far Cry 5 isn't any different, but there have been a few minor gameplay changes that serve to make things smoother, less overwhelming, and to improve the overall experience.

Posted 18 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 47 comments

TERA Review

TERA is one of PC gaming's many hyped MMOs that never succeeded in matching Warcraft's success. The reasons for its failure to meet its goal will be immediately apparent to anyone brave enough to give it a try.

Posted 21 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 48 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review

Q.U.B.E. released nearly three years ago, and it's been quite a long wait for the second instalment. Luckily the wait was worth it, as the sequel improves on its predecessor in nearly every way.

Posted 22 days ago by Megan Walton, 9 comments

Sea of Thieves Review

Sea of Thieves has finally arrived as what is meant to be the next big Xbox exclusive. Its tabula rasa approach to open-world gameplay will turn many away, but for those that stick around, there's a bounty of fun to be had.

Posted 29 days ago by Mark Delaney, 112 comments

Devil May Cry HD Collection Review

Nostalgia is a tricky thing and sometimes classic games are better left in the past. This collection sets out to prove that the DMC series is every bit as good as it ever was and in that goal it is a veritable success.

Posted 30 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 29 comments

Mulaka Review

Often the greatest appeal of an independent game is witnessing the vision of a small team unaltered by publisher or investor influence. The latest wonderful result of this arrangement is Lienzo's Zelda-like, Mulaka.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

North Review

North is a short futuristic adventure game that combines exploration of an alien city with solving puzzles, telling a simple story of a refugee hoping to build a new life.

Posted 1 month ago by Lucy Wood, 21 comments

Switch – Or Die Trying Review

Switch – Or Die Trying is not for the easily enraged, but it does provide a serious challenge which fans of the platformer genre should not miss. Get ready to die over and over again.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 8 comments

Tesla vs Lovecraft Review

Twin-stick shooters are hardly revolutionary in today's market. That's why they need a bit of an edge to win over an audience. Tesla vs Lovecraft breathes some life into the tried and tested genre with a few unique quirks.

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 8 comments

TT Isle of Man Review

One of the most impressive reproductions of a real-life racing circuit ever captured in a genre title brings the wow factor, but the lack of some fundamental gaming elements will frustrate players.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 15 comments

Surviving Mars Review

Surviving Mars challenges you to build a civilisation on Mars and keep everyone alive and happy. This is easier said than done, with the key being to manage your resources and continually expand your colony.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 22 comments

The Council Episode One Review

A new trend was born in 2012 with The Walking Dead. Episodic games were back, and this time they could be all about the story. The Council takes that formula and builds on it with intriguing effect thanks to fun RPG elements.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

InnerSpace Review

The title has a heavy emphasis on player-driven exploration and the choice to further the narrative when you please, but there are a couple of gameplay issues that stop this title from reaching the same success of its peers.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Metal Gear Survive Review

The game was surrounded by scandal before release and questions about microtransactions after, but beneath the surface you'll find a decent game set back by one too many bad design decisions.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 74 comments

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

If a game isn't a AAA title from a highly reputable developer, then it can often be left by the wayside. However, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one such game that, if you can overcome its issues, shouldn't be overlooked.

Posted 1 month ago by Marc Hollinshead, 51 comments

Gravel Review

A bold new four-wheeled IP from the studio famed for its motorcycle franchises. Gravel is pure off-road arcade racing. There may be a few bumps in the road, but its bare-bones style certainly has potential.

Posted 1 month ago by Andrew Ogley, 13 comments

de Blob 2 Review

A vibrant and creative 3D platformer that makes for a perfect title for playing along with the kids -- but with a backwards compatible 360 version already available, does the Xbox One version do enough to justify the purchase?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 14 comments

Bridge Constructor Portal Review

Picture building a bridge while GLaDOS breathes down your neck, convoys of vehicles loop in and out of portals, everything bounces around thanks to propulsion gel, and a small army of turrets fires upon the helpless drivers.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 24 comments

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Review

You'd be forgiven for expecting more of the same, and you certainly wouldn't be far wrong, but the conclusion of the trilogy is far from the worst of the bunch and is still worth a play.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

The Station Review

The Station is a new science fiction adventure title that will draw in lots of support from the TA community for its easy 1000 Gamerscore. Stay for the story, though, and you just may see it coming from a mile away.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 8 comments

Past Cure Review

Past Cure is a cinematic stealth-shooter from a rookie studio of eight people, a premise worth rooting for. Sadly, the title lacks polish in all areas and is only salvaged by appealing to those who like really weird games.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

The Fall Part 2: Unbound Review

It's hard to believe it was three years ago that we first met ARID in The Fall. Now, the second part of the trilogy is upon us, and things have taken an even darker turn for ARID.

Posted 1 month ago by Megan Walton, 4 comments

Immortal Redneck Review

A console launch has given this roguelite FPS a second wind, and players who missed the announcements the first time around or didn't have the necessary hardware should take notice of Immortal Redneck now.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 14 comments

Fe Review

Fe is the latest game in the EA Originals brand, which saw some success with stringy puzzler Unravel. This 3D platformer wears its influences proudly, but lacks its own confidence and character.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame Review

Milestone continues to expand its catalogue of two-wheeled racing titles bringing the sport of Supercross back to the console. However, at times it can be as bumpy a ride as the courses that you race across.

Posted 2 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 13 comments

Monster Hunter: World Review

The thrill of the hunt is alive and well in Monster Hunter: World. The beasts you'll hunt will require careful planning, tracking and execution to down, and it's even better with friends.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 153 comments

Drift Zone Review

Drift Zone takes one aspect of other racers' multifaceted gameplay suites and tries to create modes interesting enough while focusing only on that. It struggles to do so and would have been best to remain on smartphones.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Asemblance Review

Often times with first-person narrative adventure games, it's up to the player to piece together a story being told through notes and audio tapes. There's a line you don't want to cross when leaving it up to players, though.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 16 comments

Celeste Review

On the surface, Celeste is just another pixel-art indie game with a steep difficulty curve, but give it a chance and you'll find an engrossing challenge, a beautiful little story and a rewarding journey to the summit.

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 29 comments

Wulverblade Review

Side-scrolling beat 'em ups were a staple of arcades and early consoles, but we don't see them nearly as often anymore. Wulverblade brings the genre back into the spotlight with strategic combat and beautiful artwork.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 11 comments

2064: Read Only Memories Review

After originally releasing for PC, 2064: Read Only Memories has made the jump to consoles. Inspired by adventure games of the 1980s, this point and click title takes you on quite the journey.

Posted 2 months ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Review

An idea for a niche genre that has potential, but is let down by multiplayer that's made unpredictable by the lack of player support and unreliable network code.

Posted 3 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 12 comments

Mutant Football League Review

Anyone who loves American football but wishes for an alternative for hyper-realistic Madden sims probably thinks back fondly to the NFL Blitz days. Luckily for those people, such days have returned. Well, sort of.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 27 comments

Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament Review

It’s from a long-running series you’ve never heard of and serves as China’s take on Final Fantasy. Combining classic elements with a new spin and lots of issues, the result is both good and bad depending on your approach.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 18 comments

Dragon Ball FighterZ Review

Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of many games in the Dragon Ball franchise. However it is the first to bring 3v3 brawling into the mix. For a first attempt at this formula, the developer has done a great job.

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 23 comments

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

Say what you will about walking sims, but what they sacrifice in the way of really involved gameplay, they typically make up for with storytelling. Ethan Carter somehow bucks that trend for the worse, but it's still decent.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 21 comments

Vesta Review

This puzzle platformer tells the story of a young girl in a world of machines who has the help of a large but valuable droid. It results in a suitably challenging title. However, it isn't without its flaws.

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 4 comments

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 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 14 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 19 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 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 37 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 3 months ago by Megan Walton, 43 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 22 comments