1745 Published Reviews

F1 2020

Xbox One
9.50
Steven John DawsonJul 13, 2020
Overall, F1 2020 is a stunning entry into the franchise, and Codemasters should be proud of what they’ve accomplished, bringing big features like My Team into the game whilst maintaining the level of satisfaction from the core gameplay.

Demon's Rise - War for the Deep

Switch
6.00
MogtonesJul 11, 2020
Overall Demon’s Rise - War For The Deep was an interesting game with very unique concepts, however there are a lot of bugs in the Switch port that really make the game tougher to play, which makes me curious about the Steam version.

Beyond a Steel Sky

PC
8.00
Simon BrownJul 10, 2020
A fantastic adventure with some at-times brain bending puzzles that stays remarkably true to the original game. Some minor technical issues mar the experience slightly but it’s a great return for Foster and Joey.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Switch
9.00
Andrew DuncanJul 08, 2020
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is an enjoyable experience. If you’re after a farming game, this is the cream of the crop. There is even enough structure to keep me engaged, someone who loves games telling him what to do and hates games with too much freedom. It’s a well put together game, a brilliant remake and is a good addition to your Switch library. However, if you don’t like farming games, there is no way that this will sway you.

Golf With Your Friends

PC
7.00
James MartinJul 08, 2020
It’s a little janky at times and the interface a bit cumbersome, but at its core it’s a brilliantly entertaining game that knows what it wants to be, and achieves it well.

Danger Scavenger

PC
7.00
Richard ShivdarsanJul 07, 2020
Danger Scavenger is a by-the-numbers roguelike that may not satisfy someone looking for something innovative in the genre but is an enjoyable time if you love the challenge roguelikes entail.

The Last of Us: Part II

PS4
7.00
Francis KennaJun 26, 2020
Some odd priorities, excruciating pacing, and weak character writing keep this intriguing game from being excellent, even if its gameplay and presentation have received large improvements. Upon reflecting on the 25-hour journey, there may be a point where you start to question what the purpose of it all was. Maybe it’s intentional, but for many, it’ll feel more like a meandering endeavour; albeit one with a gorgeous world and enjoyable mechanics.

Phantom: Covert Ops

PC
9.00
Steven John DawsonJun 25, 2020
It’s easy to see why Phantom: Covert Ops received the commendations it did at E3 2019, and it’s now taken the second spot on my personal recommendation list of must-have VR titles. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we’ve seen in the Phantom line.

Ultracore

Switch
7.50
Simon BrownJun 25, 2020
An enjoyable time capsule of a game that can unfortunately feel a bit unfair due to its age combined with some quirky controls. Non-stop retro action with great pixel art and two stunning soundtracks that is worth your time if it’s something that appeals.

Spuds Unearthed

PS4
4.00
James MartinJun 23, 2020
There’s a core gameplay loop that could have some substance, but it’s surrounded by a confused interface, a simply awful tutorial, with surface-level complexity that needn’t exist.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

Switch
7.00
Jamie DaviesJun 22, 2020
Even with its many imperfections, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated ultimately succeeds as an attempt to spruce up a 17-year old game. It doesn’t stand alongside the 3D platforming greats, but it’s a fantastic, humour-filled tribute to a beloved show.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens

PC
9.00
ErrorNikkiJun 21, 2020
From the polished gameplay that feels fluid yet accessible, to the stunning presentation, this is a game that is definitely worth your time. If you are a longtime fan of the Shantae series or looking for a place to start, you won’t go wrong with Shantae and the Seven Sirens.

Beyond Blue

PC
5.00
Adam KerrJun 21, 2020
Beyond Blue had a lot of potential to be great. With more varied sea life and explorable areas, I think this would have been a fantastic experience. Not just from a gaming stand point, but from an education standpoint as well. I find myself coming out of the other end with a lot more understanding of the ocean and whales than I ever would have anticipated.

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade

Switch
9.00
Simon BrownJun 20, 2020
Overall the Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade is a fitting tribute to some genre classics. It’s well put together and is a fantastic way to play these games today. Outside of the original Darius’ aspect ratio (which you can’t really do anything about) the main issue is the price. It is a tad on the expensive side considering there are only three titles here (4 if you want to count Sagaia as different to Darius II) and for a casual fan of the genre it’s probably hard to justify.

Summer in Mara

Switch
4.00
Adam HurdJun 18, 2020
Summer In Mara is a beautiful yet frustrating effort that fails to live up to its massive potential. Despite its masterful storytelling, Chibig fills the game’s remaining hours with repetitive fetch quests and an empty world not worth exploring. It makes me sad but for the wrong reasons.

Ys: Memories of Celceta

PS4
7.00
Simon BrownJun 15, 2020
A perfectly serviceable if underwhelming remaster that brings the Vita game to the PS4. A fine RPG that will keep you entertained but it’s definitely not the best the Ys series has to offer. A bit of a missed opportunity.

Project Warlock

Xbox One
9.00
Jamie DaviesJun 14, 2020
Project Warlock wears its 90s first-person shooter influence on its sleeve. It’s fast, violent and perfectly paced—a must play, whether you harbour fond memories of its inspiration or not. Besides some minor setbacks caused by level design quirks, Project Warlock was pure, unadulterated fun from start to finish.

Atomicrops

PC
8.00
Jamie DaviesJun 12, 2020
Atomicrops is frenetic, challenging and addicting in the way that all the best roguelike/lites are, with a silly streak that helps give the title its own identity. A lack of content does harm the game’s longevity.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Switch
9.50
Simon BrownJun 11, 2020
A thoughtful update to a classic JRPG that brings it to a whole new audience. With a shiny lick of paint and some fantastic interface changes it’s the best way to experience Shulk, Fiora and Reyn’s epic adventure.

112 Operator

PC
7.50
Richard ShivdarsanJun 08, 2020
Despite its repetitive call cycle and crowded map, 112 Operator is a stressful yet enjoyable simulation/strategy game that truly shows the hardships of working as an emergency service operator. Plus, it helped bring closure to a childhood event that I didn’t know I needed.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered

PS4
9.00
Francis KennaJun 07, 2020
The Wonderful 101 isn't just a unique spin on the action genre, it’s a title that oozes with enthusiasm in a way that very few games do, and although the remaster doesn’t do quite enough to alleviate the daunting learning curve, it’s one that action fans have no excuse to skip.

Potata: fairy flower

Switch
5.00
Adam HurdJun 06, 2020
Potata is content with being fine and that’s what it is. It’s fine. It’s merely adequate in every area possible. If you’re looking for a fun platform game there are plenty out there, if you’re looking for good puzzles don’t look here. If you want this game to be a true fairy tale and deal with interesting themes, this ain’t it. If you want something cutesy and entertaining, I’m afraid this doesn’t put the effort in to stand against its rivals.

Fairy Knights

Switch
3.00
IsaacJun 05, 2020
Fairy Knights is a poor excuse for a puzzle RPG, and a bad mobile port to boot. Even if you were interested in this game for whatever reason, the mobile version costs half as much and is near identical. This Switch release does nothing to justify its price increase, and the game as a whole is just not fun.

Army Gals

PC
4.00
ErrorNikkiJun 04, 2020
Curiosity might be enough for some to get through the frankly odd story and inconsistent writing, but as a whole Army Gals is a lackluster experience.

Maneater

PC
8.00
Gary “Dominoid” SheppardMay 31, 2020
With more in the game than the concept might suggest, this is a fun to play title and exceeded my initial expectations of how the game would be. It’s a little short and I would have liked more of it, but this is definitely worth picking up.