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1054 Published Reviews

Evil Dead: The Game

PS5
8.00
Callum SmithMay 16, 2022
Despite its few drawbacks, it’s a near-perfect tribute to Sam Raimi’s creation as the game is groovy fun whether you play as a survivor or a demon. It has a great foundation so here’s hoping Saber Interactive keeps us coming back with plenty of post-launch updates.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Switch
9.00
Natalie SchmidtApr 12, 2022
Living in a time particularly stricken with conflict, it was a real comfort to have a bright world with easier gameplay to return to. It’s by and largely solidified itself as one of my absolute favorite Kirby games to date, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to just have some pure fun. If 3D platformers are the future of Kirby, then I’m in for the ride.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Xbox Series X
8.50
Dean JamesApr 04, 2022
LEGO games have found a very unique niche in gaming and yet have still managed to continue to get better and better. Even though it likely will not change the minds of those who do not enjoy the LEGO series of games, the stellar presentation, humor, and overall joy found in these recreations of each movie make LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga one well worth picking up.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

PC
8.50
Dean JamesMar 24, 2022
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a unique concoction of the classic Borderlands formula mixed with a Dungeons & Dragons experience all in one package. The relatively small core voice cast and charming story will keep you captivated as you take down hordes of enemies with your guns and magic in the very worthy spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

GhostWire: Tokyo

PS5
8.00
Shivam GulatiMar 21, 2022
I enjoyed my time with Ghostwire: Tokyo, and I would like to spend a few more hours in the game. Even though much of the story didn’t click with me, I would still go back for its satisfying gameplay and complete every side mission to explore the unknown.

Gran Turismo 7

PS5
8.50
Dean JamesMar 11, 2022
Gran Turismo 7 is a welcome return for the series after the lackluster GT Sport, even though there are some flaws that are mostly associated with microtransactions. The visuals and racing physics are top-notch as always and the game’s unique campaign that teaches you about the history of the automotive industry will keep car enthusiasts and newbies alike engaged for hours as they play through Gran Turismo 7.

WWE 2K22

PS5
7.00
Callum SmithMar 09, 2022
Despite its frustrating shortcomings, WWE 2K22 is a solid foundation for the series’ future. Entrances are spectacular and the combat is nearly flawless, so what needs improving next time is replayable modes like MyGM and Universe.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Switch
8.50
Dean JamesFeb 11, 2022
Pokemon Legends: Arceus definitely goes against that trend and gives us one of the most exciting games in the franchise. While there are definitely some areas where there could be improvements, such as more trainer battles, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is hopefully a very exciting look at what we can expect to see more of from Pokemon in the future.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

PS5
9.00
Kyle KnightFeb 02, 2022
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is a sequel of epic proportions. Everything fans loved about the original title is still very much present, but now with a bigger story, new features, and a vast open-world filled with areas to explore and loot.

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

Switch
7.00
Dean JamesDec 17, 2021
For a game with the subtitle Brain vs. Brain, the bare-bones multiplayer is a bit of a letdown. Surprisingly, the single-player is where Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain really shines due to the well-designed and thought-provoking activities and their replayability due to the Ghost times and desire to beat your own personal best scores as well.

HALO Infinite

Xbox Series X
9.00
Lou ContaldiDec 06, 2021
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, it feels almost poetic that Halo Infinite is its biggest, boldest, and most creative launch since the series released. Bringing a return to form for both the campaign and multiplayer, the entire experience is a Halo tour de force for the Xbox brand. With the promise that Halo Infinite will be a launching ground for future Halo experiences, Master Chief is looking at a bright future ahead.

Battlefield 2042

PC
9.00
Mehrdad KhayyatNov 14, 2021
Overall, Battlefield 2042 is a complete package of a first-person shooter that many players will enjoy playing it. Thanks to the Portal mode, the game never disappoints you in delivering diverse game modes, and Hazard Zone is a new option to put more hours into Battlefield, especially for pro players.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

PC
8.50
Gemma Le ConteNov 12, 2021
If you’re still on the fence about giving Jurassic World Evolution 2 a chance, I’d say go for it, especially if you have the time to put into the campaign and chaos theory. Once you’ve got those modes out of the way you can pour hours into the sandbox. Overall, I think Jurassic World Evolution 2 is an incredible game and it feels like many complaints fans had previously made about the prequel were taken into account.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

PS5
6.00
Jo CraigOct 27, 2021
It may not be the most compatible game to navigate, but Maiden of Black Water’s sound design, lore, and general aesthetic brings the horror of Japan’s real-life Aokigahara forest to life and will at least leave you churning with insomnia this Halloween.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

PS5
8.50
Dean JamesOct 25, 2021
Guardians of the Galaxy is everything that Marvel’s Avengers should have been, offering players a single-player focused adventure with some of your favorite comic book characters. Mixed in with solid gameplay and continuous witty banter between your teammates, Guardians of the Galaxy will leave you already excited for what you would expect to be the inevitable sequel.

Age of Empires IV

PC
9.00
Mehrdad KhayyatOct 25, 2021
Regardless of whether you are an old-school fan of Age of Empires or a rookie, Age of Empires 4 is satisfying enough for both groups of audience. And it continues Xbox Game Studios’ great year after the incredible success of Psychonauts 2.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

PS5
8.00
Jo CraigOct 21, 2021
Supermassive has an incredible talent for creating gripping narratives of a horror persuasion, and despite some technical bumps in the sand, my retrospective opinion on House of Ashes still remains the same: It’s a bloody good creature feature. I often thought that House of Ashes would make a better film or television series because of its layered narrative, but then I remembered the fun I had weaving my own outcome, navigating the sheer scale of the game, and using parkour mechanics over nearby obstacles.

Far Cry 6

Xbox Series X
8.50
Lou ContaldiOct 20, 2021
Far Cry 6 successfully manages to reinvent the formula into the best version of the series. If you have never touched a Far Cry game, or have been irked by some of the changes since Far Cry 3, this is your entry point. Even better, it is one of the few games that have come out since the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X to deliver a full AAA experience that doesn’t feel rushed or unfinished. Along with the buttery smooth framerate from the Xbox Series X, this feels like one of the first games made with next-gen as a priority.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan

PS4
8.50
Iyane AgossahOct 13, 2021
CyberConnect2 definitely didn’t lose any of its magic, and I’m particularly eager to see what they have in store for the future. An even bigger Adventure Mode, even more playable characters including all of the Hashira can be awaiting us. Note that Hinokami Chronicles will also add six demon characters as free DLC. With Akaza and Rui already confirmed and to be released soon.

Hell Let Loose

PS5
7.50
Kyle KnightOct 05, 2021
So, as someone who has only ever played fast-paced arcade-style shooters, did I enjoy Hell Let Loose? At first, no. But as I played more matches I slowly became more invested in the fact that I was in a war, not a 15-minute multiplayer game. Hell Let Loose can often feel slow-paced and tedious, but if you’re a strategic thinker looking for rewarding and realistic gameplay, then this could be the game for you. If you’re looking to rack up as many kills as possible in a short amount of time, stick to Call of Duty.

Alan Wake Remastered

PS5
7.00
Sam WoodsOct 04, 2021
To me, Alan Wake is very much a product of its time. While its story elements hold up well, much of the gameplay feels dated when compared to the games of today. The engaging story will only take it so far, as cumbersome controls and repetitive, paint-by-numbers gameplay mean at times, players may be left a little bit bored or frustrated. That being said, those who enjoyed Alan Wake back in the 360 era will no doubt find some joy with the Remaster and those who are visiting Bright Falls for the first will definitely enjoy it. It’s just a little dated.

NBA 2K22

PS5
8.00
Dean JamesSep 27, 2021
NBA 2K22 is a great game in pretty much every other facet, which helps to overshadow the VC issues that have been present for years now. Combining MyCareer with The City was a genius decision and the introduction of Seasons across multiple game modes will keep NBA 2K22 fresh moving forward throughout the next year while waiting on the next annual entry.

Sable

PC
9.00
Dom BanceySep 22, 2021
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Sable and will definitely continue to play as well as recommend it to others. For me, there is definitely room for it to be replayed as the choices you make and missions you choose to embark on can reveal a different story each time. Also, the more (or less) that is explored will determine the mask at the end. It is the perfect indie game to relax, take a break, and simply get lost in an open world.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

PS5
10.0
Rachael FiddisSep 21, 2021
I really can’t recommend Kena: Bridge of Spirits highly enough that will see players partake in a meaningful journey absorbed in a vibrant world filled with fluid animations that cries out to be explored. With the game’s added photo mode, expect to add on a few more gameplay hours as you fill up your gallery with lots of cute Rot pictures, too.

Aragami 2

PS5
6.50
Jo CraigSep 17, 2021
At the end of the day, Aragami 2 is a bit of a disappointment. Yes, it supplies some decent thrills if you fancy conquering a mission or two, but you can’t help but daydream about better games that provide similar mechanics and use Japanese culture to heighten its creativity instead of saving it. The appealing character designs and settings, carried over from its predecessor, have lost stylistic flare alongside repetitive missions. However, Two Feathers’ score, pretty backgrounds, and smooth sneaking are the sequel’s saving grace.