130 Published Reviews

Need for Speed Heat

PS4
8.00
Darryn BonthuysNov 12, 2019
Need for Speed Heat may be a greatest hits collection of past success stories in an attempt to make up for the past, but it still pushes the pedal to the metal when it comes to being a guilty pleasure of pure street racing junk food that’s hot off the engine block.

Red Dead Redemption 2

PC
9.00
Geoffrey TimNov 11, 2019
There's not much in the way of new content, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is undoubtedly best played on PC. With scalable graphics options for future PC tech, improved input latency and an already burgeoning modding scene, Red Dead Redemption will continue to shine on the platform for years.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

PS4
7.50
Darryn BonthuysNov 06, 2019
Its PvE campaign may be a bit of a wash despite the Looney tunes approach, but if you’re looking for some addictive multiplayer action that hasn’t changed too much between instalments, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is still a chaotic start to the day that is packed full of vitamin C for crazy.

Indivisible

PS4
8.50
Umar BastraNov 06, 2019
Indivisible is one of the more memorable Metroidvanias that I’ve played in recent years with its unique and addictive combat system. Story issues aside I enjoyed every minute I spent with this game.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Switch
6.00
Geoffrey TimNov 05, 2019
A middling collection of mini-games held together by an unfortunately lacklustre story mode, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is, unfortunately, little more than a distraction. While the throwback retro events add a much-needed bit of flavour, they're just not good enough to bring the series out of mediocrity.

WWE 2K20

PS4
3.00
Darryn BonthuysNov 05, 2019
For a time, it looked 2K had finally found their groove with the release of WWE 2K19. WWE 2K20 takes all that goodwill and pisses it away, constructing the shoddiest backyard ring possible and filling it with a broken product, busted progression systems and an overall presentation that makes WWE 2K20 the worst there was, the worst there is and the worst that ever will be.

Ring Fit Adventure

Switch
8.00
Geoffrey TimNov 04, 2019
Ring Fit Adventure isn’t for everybody, but for Gym-a-phobes looking to add a bit of activity to their lives, it’s a far better attempt at the gamification of fitness than Wii Fit ever was.

Moons of Madness

PC
7.00
Noelle AdamsOct 29, 2019
Moons of Madness is an engaging and atmospheric effort that feels like a Love(craftian) child of Half-Life and Dead Space. You’ll be playing more for the cerebral rewards than the scares, though. Despite its seamless merger of cosmic horror and credible sci-fi, the game doesn’t quite match its potential in the consistent emotional intensity of its execution. Plus, the ending feels rushed.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

PS4
8.50
Darryn BonthuysOct 29, 2019
A stacked package of single-player and multiplayer offerings, Call of Duty Modern Warfare may not hit every mark that it fires but this ballsy reinvention of the franchise is still the blockbuster benchmark that is thrilling, thoughtful and terrific.

Luigi's Mansion 3

Switch
8.00
Geoffrey TimOct 28, 2019
Overall, I’m a little disappointed with Luigi’s Mansion 3 - though that's largely down to my own expectations. It’s an undoubtedly good game that’s competently made. It oozes charm and is filled with clever puzzles and fun boss fights. It’s just that all the bits between those start to become tedious before the game’s end.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition

Switch
8.00
Brad LangOct 28, 2019
The Witcher 3 for Switch is a marvellous port that makes some smart sacrifices to graphics and performance to translate a fantastic game in a downgraded but highly playable action-RPG.

Outer Wilds

PS4
9.00
Brad LangOct 24, 2019
Outer Wilds is a monumental success in video game design and storytelling and should be experienced by anyone who sees the value in immersive, interactive storytelling despite its graphical hitches on PS4

MediEvil

PS4
7.00
Brad LangOct 23, 2019
It’s a fun game if you look past its flaws and view it as an explorative trip into the past of action-adventure games. It’s still fascinating to see the lineage of such a beloved classic reimagining for a modern audience. Games like MediEvil just don’t get made any more so if you can look past the awkward controls, I think there’s a good weekend of fun to be had here. Just make sure you’re ready for a trip down memory lane in more than just appearance.

The Outer Worlds

PS4
8.00
Darryn BonthuysOct 22, 2019
That’s what The Outer Worlds is. Nothing new or revolutionary, but a return to form for a genre that has lost its way. It’s a game about choice and consequences, a tale that feels deeply unique to anyone who plays it and wants you to come back and try other avenues so that you can see all of the multiple endings hidden deep inside of it. The Outer Worlds doesn’t need to rewrite the book on what it wants to be, because it’s already comfortable in its own skin. It’s your favourite pair of shoes, well worn and showing some sign of age but still more than capable of taking you where you want to go.

Valfaris

Switch
9.00
Brad LangOct 21, 2019
Valfaris is a frenetic, violent homage to classic shooters and heavy metal, with satisfying gameplay and challenging boss encounters, it’ll be appreciated by anybody looking for something fun to head-bang to

Autonauts

PC
8.00
Darryn BonthuysOct 18, 2019
Autonauts is a colourful, creative and energetic game of automation and colonisation, whose cute facade is home to some truly engaging coding that never gets too complex.

Disco Elysium

PC
8.50
Brad LangOct 17, 2019
Occasionally obtuse and slow, Disco Elysium excels at delivering one of the best role-playing game experiences in a very long time with exceptional writing, world building and mechanical immersion

Little Big Workshop

PC
8.00
Darryn BonthuysOct 16, 2019
Little Big Workshop is an adorable slice of capitalism and taking over the market one quality product at a time, provided that you’re willing to work for that dream. Batteries not included in dreams of wild success.

DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS

Switch
8.00
Brad LangOct 15, 2019
It goes without saying that I adored this game. The Story of Seasons games have always spoken to me in a way that few other games have. While I do concede that this latest iteration does feel a touch too similar to older games, that didn’t stop me from sinking into a rhythm and getting lost within my farm. It’s a relaxing, idyllic and utterly peaceful game built for players that just need a break from the stresses of life.

GRID

PC
7.50
Sam SpillerOct 15, 2019
Maintaining all the trademarks that distinguished it from other arcade racers, Grid has returned boasting driving just as engaging as before. Limits are reached in some core areas of gameplay such as though such as the number of locations, and the formula may prove stale for those looking for a road less traveled.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

PS4
7.50
Alessandro BarbosaOct 14, 2019
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a return to form for the enjoyable platforming puzzler series, shifting back the perspective to 2.5D while delivering another stunning, satisfying experience.

Felix The Reaper

Xbox One
7.00
Darryn BonthuysOct 14, 2019
There’s a charm to the squishy fella as he ballroom blitzes through each colourful level, a sense of style and passion that makes you want to explore every world in detail as you realign the gears of spiritual balance. Provided that you don’t dealing with puzzles that’ll vex you long after you’ve kicked the bucket. A quirky love story of life, death and bureaucracy, Felix the Reaper is as effortlessly charming as it is relentlessly challenging in the puzzle department.

FROSTPUNK: CONSOLE EDITION

Xbox One
9.00
Darryn BonthuysOct 10, 2019
Without skipping a beat from the original PC game, Frostpunk’s console port is a slick and efficient strategy game of misery and compromise in the coldest apocalypse. You could say it’s the cold standard in console strategy.

John Wick Hex

PC
8.50
Darryn BonthuysOct 08, 2019
There’s a joy in the authenticity of having a line of sight that impacts on your ability to hit targets, the dodge rolls between cover points and fighting your way out of a corner when a trio of martial artists try their luck against your experienced fists. John Wick Hex is a sharp-dressed, tactical, dog eat dog shooter that offers an unforgiving challenge with smart action and an authentic layer of style.

Concrete Genie

PS4
8.50
Brad LangOct 08, 2019
Concrete Genie is a short, deeply moving expression of creativity and life. Despite embracing some generic mechanics towards the end, Concrete Genie is a bold, passionate game that bears one of the most stunning aesthetics I’ve seen all year.

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