524 Published Reviews

Skully

Switch
6.00
Megan WaltonAug 04, 2020
While Skully is undoubtedly a fun and enjoyable platformer, the texture issues that it faces are too big a problem to ignore. Despite the great voice acting and storytelling, the visual issues sadly outweigh this in terms of affecting your gameplay. Skully could have been amazing, but sadly it sits bang in the middle of good instead.

Maid of Sker

PC
7.50
Jimmy DonnellanJul 28, 2020
Maid of Sker proves there's more to Wales Interactive than many might realise. Their tense horror shines a new light on Welsh folklore while also delivering fantastic audio design and a few effective scares, though it's not without a lobby full of flaws.

Destroy All Humans!

Xbox One
8.00
Ashley BatesJul 27, 2020
Fans of the original game will be happy to see everything they love is both intact and improved, while players who never got on board with the Furon Empire’s decimation of the human race can consider this the perfect opportunity to kneel before their new, less-than-benevolent overlords.

Ghost of Tsushima

PS4
8.50
Emil GunnarssonJul 23, 2020
Your enjoyment of Ghost of Tsushima will, in the end, come down to how much you enjoy open world games and how much you know about/value the Japanese history and culture. If you can stomach the inaccuracies and love having a big map to find collectibles in, then welcome: Kurosawa-land is open and waiting for you, samurai.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

PC
4.00
Brian StasiukaitisJul 23, 2020
Unfortunately, Alicization Lycoris feels like it tried to do too much in a single game and every other activity suffers because of it. At a full AAA price on release, this game doesn’t feel like a package worth the money for anyone but those heavily invested in the Sword Art world.

CARRION

PC
8.00
Jimmy DonnellanJul 23, 2020
Regardless, if it’s enjoyable slaughter with some smart ideas you’re after, Carrion will likely have you chuckling away maniacally for a jovially murderous afternoon. A must-play for horror fans who want to be the ones unleashing the scares for a change.

F1 2020

Xbox One
9.00
Nathan GibsonJul 17, 2020
F1 2020 is not just a great Formula 1 game but one of the best racers released this generation, thanks to its responsive driving, wealth of options, and in-depth game modes.Die hard fans of the sport will love the realistic simulation it can provide but F1 2020 also has plenty of appeal for more casual racers. This is easily one of the best racing titles of recent times and a must-buy for fans of the sp

Beyond a Steel Sky

PC
7.00
W.B. MasonJul 14, 2020
One thing that might also put off gamers is the slow pace of the game, though honestly it’s to be expected for a game that borrows so heavily from the point and click game style of its prequel. That said, those willing to give it a little patience — and adventure game fans in general — will lap up this return to Union City.

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

PC
9.00
Jimmy DonnellanJul 09, 2020
MIND CONTROL DELETE takes what made the first game such a revelation and adds more cherries on top, providing one of the most innovative shooters in the years since SUPERHOT’s release. Chuck in the fact that it’s totally free to those who previously purchased SUPERHOT and you have an irresistible power trip that’s one of the best games of the year.

Superliminal

Xbox One
7.50
Ashley BatesJul 07, 2020
Superliminal isn’t a perfect dream, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s definitely not a nightmare either. Its approach to first person puzzle games offers a fresh perspective, and is well worth checking out for fans of the genre. If you’re looking for something a bit different to play while the rest of the world becomes a waking nightmare, Superliminal is a dream worth escaping to.

Hunting Simulator 2

Xbox One
5.50
Nathan GibsonJul 03, 2020
Hunting Simulator 2 feels very much like a game for a small audience. Most players will simply not be able to put up with the snail’s pace of the action or the frustrating gameplay issues that would test the patience of a saint. It’s entirely possible to spend a dozen hours in this game and only manage to hunt a similar number of animals.

Marvel's Iron Man VR

PS4
8.00
Emil GunnarssonJul 02, 2020
All that being said, if you can stomach some of the dialogue, handle fast-paced VR and don’t mind the load times, Iron Man VR is a hell of an experience.

Blair Witch

Switch
6.50
Nathan GibsonJun 25, 2020
Blair Witch on the Switch remains an unnerving and creepy experience that has plenty of interesting gameplay concepts, but it‘s also severely lacking compared to other versions.

BRIGANDINE The Legend of Runersia

Switch
7.00
Emil GunnarssonJun 25, 2020
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is decent tactical RPG that doesn’t quite reach greatness. Recommended for anyone who loves shonen anime and collecting monsters.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

PS4
7.50
Darryl EdgeJun 22, 2020
Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated isn’t the most complex or challenging platformer in existence but offers enough variety to still be as F.U.N as it was in 2003.

The Last of Us: Part II

PS4
6.50
Jimmy DonnellanJun 21, 2020
I just wish it had the story to match. In trying to subvert expectations, The Last of Us Part II discards the best aspects of its predecessor to provide a rote revenge tale that is ill-considered, ending on a note that makes everything — all the violence, all the loss, all the struggle — feel utterly, hopelessly pointless.

Summer in Mara

Switch
5.00
Megan WaltonJun 18, 2020
Summer in Mara feels like a game of missed opportunity. As good as it looks and sounds initially, the game is let down by repetitive questing more than anything else, which is a shame because it had a lot of potential. My enjoyment of the game, while initially low, did increase as I was given more scope to explore and upgrade my island, but ultimately it felt like you were repeating the same task constantly.

Disintegration

Xbox One
7.00
Ashley BatesJun 16, 2020
Disintegration likely isn’t going to become a world-beating, blockbuster title that’ll rocket to the top of everyone’s GOTY lists, but the game’s blend of FPS/flight gameplay and real-time strategy give the game a unique formula that could be built upon in future installments.

Desperados III

PC
8.50
Jimmy DonnellanJun 12, 2020
Featuring a beefy campaign, charming characters, and a daunting yet captivating difficulty, Desperados 3 brings the franchise hooting and hollering back to life — and maybe better than ever.

Beyond Blue

Xbox One
7.50
Nathan GibsonJun 12, 2020
Despite the fact that the narrative is unlikely to win any awards, Beyond Blue succeeds at what it sets out to do. In a four-hour package, it delivers a pleasant enough gameplay loop that will almost certainly help to calm you down after a stressful day. But in addition to that, it successfully gets its message across, teaching you about the environmental issues facing the Earth’s seas in a way that is enjoyable and never feels like it is being rammed down your throat.

Command & Conquer Remastered

PC
9.00
Emil GunnarssonJun 12, 2020
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection shows the whole industry how to do these things. It pays homage to every aspect of the old titles while bringing them into the 21st century. A must-have for anyone remotely interested in the series.

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Switch
8.00
Jimmy DonnellanJun 08, 2020
Do Not Feed The Monkeys surprised me. Whether it’s down to the unexpected depth, variety, or killer tone, I found myself engrossed through my descent into its dingy underworld. If you want a razor-sharp simulation that poses plenty of questions on morality, Do Not Feed The Monkeys will not monkey around with your time.

Liberated

Switch
6.00
Ashley BatesJun 01, 2020
If nothing else, it’s a sobering look into a world where governments and the police force can and will do as they please, which, I guess, doesn’t seem too different to our world actually. Turns out you can see things more clearly in black and white.

Maneater

Xbox One
7.00
Ashley BatesMay 22, 2020
Maneater is a game that, for the most part, lives up to its potential, offering something a bit different than other games. While it could be regarded as something of a one-trick pony, it’s still a very good trick that you’ll enjoy while it lasts.

Someday You'll Return

PC
6.00
Jimmy DonnellanMay 06, 2020
Someday You'll Return threatens to become a horror favourite before mundane stealth sections and repetitive puzzling that can't support the weight of CBE's narrative ambitions bring it crashing down.