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2866 Published Reviews

God of War

PC
8.00
Patrik SeverinJan 12, 2022
The PC version offers a fantastic story that is still as memorable today as it was on its initial launch. I highly recommend you play this game keeping in mind the performance issues I mentioned. Whether you've played it before or for the first time, it's still awesome. The visual enhancement seems to give new life to this game, while the gameplay maintains top-notch quality. God of War is a fantastic addition to the unexpected format and we hope the sequel will land on PC as well. The number of choices in the menu and technical issues detract from the overall impression, however, it's still a fantastic game that should has had a relatively smooth transition to PC.

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites

SwitchPS4Xbox One
7.00
Kieran HarrisDec 11, 2021
It might struggle to hide its age in a few places, but Bloodrayne 1 ReVamped is still an enjoyable look back at a series that was sadly lost to time. The original Bloodrayne has never looked this polished and its vampires vs. Nazis storyline is still as silly and enjoyable as it first was back in 2002.

Solar Ash

PCPS4PS5
9.00
Ketil SkotteDec 09, 2021
Solar Ash is one of those games you have to play in order to really understand. It just feels right when you boost just before a bottomless crevice, take a leap of faith, save yourself from oblivion by extending the jump using a grappling point and land on a rail taking you up in the clouds. It's hectic and fast but also understands the importance of letting you meditate on your journey and surroundings.

HALO Infinite

Xbox One
9.00
Magnus Groth-AndersenDec 06, 2021
It was do or die, make or break, if they were ever to be recognised as the proper, rightful custodians of the franchise. Probably hundreds of millions of dollars and years upon years of work and toil afterwards and here we stand - Halo Infinite is a true success, a valiant development effort and a proper sequel in a series that deserves one. While it's familiar open-world trappings might be nauseatingly familiar for some, it's pacing, touching story, tight gameplay and effective aesthetics will, hopefully, remind everyone that Chief is exactly where he needs to be.

Rocket League Sideswipe

iOSAndroid
8.00
Petter HegevallDec 04, 2021
Rocket League Sideswipe is brilliantly presented with a good menu system, short loading times and a solid interface. It is game-wise simple to understand but difficult to master and it works great as an online game. I have had zero trouble finding fun matches against sensible opponents, as there is a smart system for scoring after the match has been won and the same applies if your opponent loses their temper and rage quits the current match.

Chorus

PCPS4PS5Xbox OneXbox Series X
6.00
Stefan BriesenickDec 03, 2021
The action is solid, the controls are grippy and there's plenty to do while you turn loads of enemies into space debris. If you don't want to be distracted by the narrative, however, you're likely to get bored pretty quickly, as the superficial gameplay systems don't carry the game for its entire duration. What frustrates me so much about this is that all the necessary elements for a good game are there basically - the authors were just unable to bring their ideas together in chorus.

Nerf Legends

PCPS4PS5SwitchXbox OneXbox Series X
2.00
Petter HegevallDec 03, 2021
If you succeed against all odds, there are still no players, which means that you can do nothing but laugh at this horrific misery. I probably did not think that there would be a game released in 2021 that would bore me in the same highly efficient way as Balan Wonderworld did, but Nerf Legends is clearly up there in the top of the crap-pile.

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

Switch
5.00
Kieran HarrisDec 01, 2021
Sadly, Brain vs. Brain is a disappointing end to what has been a solid string of first-party releases for Nintendo in 2021. Its limited list of 20 mini-games have largely been torn from the 14-year-old Wii Degree, and it quickly runs out of steam fast due to its lack of content. Sure, with friends and family it can be fun in short bursts, but I can't imagine many people will be itching to come back to this one after more than a handful of sessions.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

PS4Xbox One
8.00
Ben LyonsNov 30, 2021
All in all, Rebellion has done a fantastic job at adapting this game for consoles. It's not perfect, but this version preserves the integrity of what was offered up in the PC edition earlier this year, and doesn't skimp on handing PlayStation and Xbox players an edition, which is in effect about as identical as it comes when we look at the content available.

HALO Infinite

PCXbox OneXbox Series X
9.00
Jonas MäkiNov 30, 2021
343 Industries has succeeded in the feat of making Halo Infinite feel new and fresh so more people can discover the series while backing the band in the way older fans wanted. Although I would have liked a better level system and a separate playlist for Team Slayer, there are trifles in this context. Halo Infinite's multiplayer is simply a game that offers all that makes Halo so wonderful, better packaged than ever before.

Farming Simulator 22

Google StadiaPCPS4PS5Xbox OneXbox Series X
8.00
Ben LyonsNov 29, 2021
Sure, this game isn't for everyone, but if you have an inkling for trying your hand at farming or just fancy something new to play, Farming Simulator 22 is a very easy title to fall in love with, that is assuming you can weather the vicious tutorial and learning curve.

Kid A MNESIA Exhibition

PCPS5
7.00
Kieran HarrisNov 26, 2021
After playing Kid A Mnesia Exhibition I couldn't help but wonder why more artists haven't embraced this medium before. The experience, whilst short, provides an extra trippy dimension to these beloved tracks, and the songs featured are beautifully remixed. Whilst I would wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of Radiohead, I can't say, though, that it will please everyone. There is little in the way of gameplay besides absorbing the gorgeous music and artwork, and the constant flashing lights can feel like sensory overload.

Exo One

PCXbox OneXbox Series X
7.00
Ben LyonsNov 24, 2021
Considering Exo One can also be completed in 90 minutes, you really don't get a lot of bang for your buck. However, if you're looking for a calming and relaxing game that will assuredly be unlike anything you've experienced before, Exo One will check these boxes, just be prepared to leave with more questions than when you entered.

Grow: Song of the Evertree

PCSwitchPS4Xbox One
7.00
Kieran HarrisNov 22, 2021
If you're looking for a relaxing experience to melt away the hours over the Christmas period then Grow: Song of the Evertree would be a solid choice. It ticks all of the boxes of an excellent life sim, as it features a wealth of customisation options and its gameplay is simplistic and constantly rewarding. Whilst it gets my recommendation, I do have to warn though that it can feel tedious at times and its presentation can be hit and miss. Still, you'd struggle to find a life sim this unique and charming outside of New Horizons.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

PS4PCPS5SwitchXbox OneXbox Series X
8.00
Alberto GarridoNov 22, 2021
Riot Forge and Airship Syndicate has managed to create a solid RPG with a very complex combat system, with many variables to take into account, and with a brand and expectations as high as the ones that the community holds for League of Legends. The exploration of the scenarios is fun and the secondary objectives, although scarce, lengthen the game experience without making it lose value. I'm sure we'll see more titles like this one to explore other areas of the huge world of Runeterra. Let's get into battle!

Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story

PCSwitch
7.00
Ben LyonsNov 18, 2021
Hextech Mayhem is still a shockingly fun title to just kill an evening with. It's not long, it's barely challenging, but it is inherently enjoyable, and in my eyes that is a huge win for one of the first spinoff titles coming from Riot's publishing division Riot Forge.

PUBG: NEW STATE

AndroidiOS
6.00
Petter HegevallNov 18, 2021
As I said, I had hoped for something much more dystopian in terms of design and clearly more polished graphics with nicer lighting - from a technical standpoint. However, it is functional, loads quickly and of course also works on older mobiles and tablets. Basically, though, New State feels like a new map, nothing more. This feels like a little tiny mini-upgrade to the basic game that you could easily have just thrown into PUBG Mobile rather than creating a completely new game. It's fun, still, but considering how superior Call of Duty Mobile is here, both structurally, mechanically and graphically - it can only be felt that PUBG missed a chance to catch up.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond

SwitchSwitch
8.00
Juan A. FonsecaNov 17, 2021
Their faithfulness becomes a burden, which is concealed, sometimes clumsily, by their new features. The Pokémon formula continues to deliver an RPG that is easy to understand, hard to master, and addictive to the core, and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are here to prove it.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

PCPS5Xbox Series X
8.00
Jakob HansenNov 15, 2021
In short, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is an excellent game. Where prequels often have been a sure mark of creative bankruptcy in storytelling, and the same, to a certain degree, has been the case with open world game design, this is certainly not the case here. Instead, story, mechanics and world building harmoniously enriches the experience on nearly every level, giving us one of the most ambitious and exciting adventure games since the golden days in the 90's.

The Riftbreaker

PCPS5Xbox Series X
7.00
Patrik SeverinNov 14, 2021
In terms of game mechanics, this is a good example of an indie game that constantly engages me as a player. Even if it gets a little repetitive and the survival mode does not surprise, you get a lot for your money. You can easily get between 18-40 hours off the campaign alone. Therefore, I can recommend you to try this if the concept interests you. Despite its shortcomings, I think this is Exor Studio's best title.

Bright Memory: Infinite

PC
5.00
Ben LyonsNov 12, 2021
All in all, Bright Memory: Infinite is quite a conflicting one for me, because in places it's very impressive: The visuals and gunplay is genuinely fantastic. But at the same time, it's seriously let down in a lot of other places, mainly the weird and difficult to follow narrative, the oppressively linear level design, and the uninspired upgrading and customisation.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

PCPS4PS5Xbox OneXbox Series X
4.00
Petter HegevallNov 12, 2021
It feels boring to be the grumpy guy here, but it can not be helped. To release something called "Definitive Edition", charge £60 for something this lackluster and buggy, is embarrassing and Rockstar should definitely know better. Instead, a dedicated 100-man team should have been set aside here, which for a number of years should have been allowed to build one game at a time, from scratch - as Capcoms did with Resident Evil 2 Remake or Hangar 13 with Mafia: Definitive Edition. Because there is nothing "Definitive" here, except the fact that I definitely will not carry on playing this.

Battlefield 2042

PCPS4PS5Xbox OneXbox Series X
8.00
Kieran HarrisNov 11, 2021
EA sure took a gamble when stripping out the campaign and adopting a pure multiplayer focus, but it appears that things have paid off for the most part. Each of Battlefield 2042s three pillars feels engaging and unique, and they will hopefully be expanded upon in the future through this new live service model EA is adopting. That doesn't mean I dont have my concerns, though. Hazard Zone I can see being frustrating if you're playing solo, and some of the weapons available here are just flat out unreliable.

Epic Chef

SwitchPCPS4Xbox One
6.00
Ben LyonsNov 11, 2021
It isn't perfect, but it has plenty of depth and variety that keeps it fresh, even if it can be a little monotonous to play at times. But, if you're looking for a title to drop a few hours into here and there, to have a relaxed and stress free gaming session, then it's hard to say you'd go wrong with what Infinigon Games has created, because Epic Chef ticks a lot of those boxes.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise

Switch
9.00
Fabrizia MalgieriNov 10, 2021
Challenging, creative and satisfying, Happy Home Paradise is the addition that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was missing. It gives the player an extra purpose beyond just living peacefully on your island; just like in real life, where we are gradually returning to normal life, it's right that the player leaves his/her happy island to get back into the game. And start from scratch to make sense of his/her existence.