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MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross VideogamePS5
MXGP 2020 feels like it was made for those who already enjoy the series. Whilst the gameplay is solid enough, it is often unforgiving, and with little in the way of new modes, you'll likely grow tired quickly.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete EditionSwitch
Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game - Complete Edition may not be on a par with Streets of Rage 4 and co, but playing with friend makes it a much better experience.
The Hong Kong MassacreSwitch
Hong Kong Massacre tries to emulate the adrenaline-fueled romp that was Hotline Miami, but it fails to deliver the same thrilling experience. The aiming is far too loose, and the enemy reflexes are almost superhuman.
A puzzling masterpiece, Grindstone is easy to learn but hard to master. With a ridiculous amount of content and varied gameplay, Grindstone is the total package.
Tears of AviaXbox One
With sluggish combat and not much in the way of new ideas, it's hard to recommend Tears of Avia to all but the most hardcore tactics fans.
Super Meat Boy ForeverSwitch
Although a fun autorun platformer, Super Meat Boy Forever just can't live up to the 2010 classic. Despite being packed with ideas, its awful boss fights and lack of control make it hard to recommend.
Among Us allows you to be devious, calculating, silent, or brash, but whatever method you choose, the fun is in the mystery of who the Impostor or Impostors could be. Now the game is on Nintendo Switch for under a fiver, it’s the perfect time to get involved, especially as you don’t have to put up with those annoying adverts.
Traffix blends traffic management and puzzle gameplay to create a satisfying and laid back game. The new button controls for the Switch port are a little hit and miss, but the concept of controlling traffic lights is very unique. If you haven’t played it on mobile, I’d definitely recommend this minimalist puzzler.
Airborne Kingdom is rarely a very exciting game, but it’s absolutely lovely to look at, feels relaxing and pleasant to play, and manages to stand out in a genre that has been crowded for decades – which in itself is worthy of celebrating.
Alba: A Wildlife AdventurePC
Like that summer spent watching animals and cleaning up the town in Alba’s youth, this is a struggle that gets further away with every day. This is a fight that lasts longer than the handful of hours it will take you to finish. Alba is just one of many who fight this fight, and Alba: A Wildlife Adventure showcases this very well.
Doom Eternal on Switch, then, is an excellent and competent port from Panic Button. Graphically it’s inferior to the other versions in every conceivable way, of course, but surprisingly that doesn’t stop it from being a thoroughly thrilling romp from start to finish.
Exit the GungeonXbox One
Exit the Gungeon is an absolute blast, packed full of charm, challenge, and arcade action. The unique midair immunity mechanic means the dodge based gameplay is incredibly satisfying, and quite unlike anything I’ve ever played. The framerate issues might occasionally frustrate, but the sheer amount of delightful Roguelike content (especially with the Hello to Arms update) makes Exit the Dungeon well worth a purchase.
Killer Chambers is an interesting concept for a game, that I ultimately found more frustrating than enjoyable. It’s very satisfying when you finally beat a stage, but the amount of suffering you’ll be put through to do so just isn’t worth it. There’s definitely an audience for this game, but unfortunately, I wasn’t part of it.
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & ExerciseSwitch
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise does its job in providing a mix of routines to get you up and out of your seat, offering various workouts and personal goals to achieve.
Monster SanctuaryXbox One
An incredible entry to the monster collecting genre, Monster Sanctuary combines turn based battles and Metroidvania exploration to make a truly unique experience.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2Switch
An incredible package of puzzle gaming content, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is full of wacky and serious game modes that will delight players of all experience levels.
WRC 9 FIA World Rally ChampionshipPS5
If you’re wondering whether or not to download the free upgrade for WRC 9 on PS5, it’s 100% worth it. Whilst much of the gameplay remains the same, the haptic feedback provides another layer to it that improves the overall experience of driving your chosen rally cars.
Call of the SeaXbox Series X
Out of the Blue’s debut game manages to pack in some complex puzzles set amongst some beautiful environments, and has a story that keeps you hooked throughout. Norah’s a likeable character, voiced by Cissy Jones. but the occasional missteps in the dialogue when portraying an English woman in the 1930s feels far too stereotypical at times. Call of the Sea is a game for puzzle aficionados, and for those who enjoy a good story flavoured with pulp undertones.
Despite a few flaws, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most consistently astounding pieces of media I've ever had the pleasure of consuming.
Morbid: The Seven AcolytesSwitch
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is an enjoyable adventure if you’re after a steep challenge, but the lack of certain features limits the amount of options you have. I don’t want to mark a game down for things it is not, but a little more depth would go a long way here. It looks nice enough, the world is interesting and morbidly enticing, but more could have been done to flesh out the world and diversify your options as a player.
PHOGS! is a puzzler aimed at those who want a fun escape and a chilled-out experience, but also welcomes them to a place filled with happiness, charm, and comfort. Red and Blue are cute dogs that become more like your own pet as you progress through the game, with plenty of puzzles to solve and places to see.
As much as I liked playing Worms Rumble, the server issues and overpowered weapons need addressing or people will fall off it very quickly. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the worms and their delightful British accents, and when I got to finish a game, I liked how Team17 is focussing on levelling up your worm. As these issues are fixed, I’d like to think more people will be willing to give Worms Rumble a go.
Destropolis is a very entertaining throwback to arcade and early indie games, that suffers from only having one game mode. The array of power ups and guns are a lot of fun to use, but unless your a hardcore score chaser there isn’t really much to sink your teeth into.
Overcooked! All You Can EatXbox Series X
Overcooked! All You Can Eat is the definitive bundle of two of the best co-op games ever made. Using all of your communication skills to overcome the chaos of the kitchen is incredibly rewarding, and the variety of wacky obstacles you’ll face is amazing. With hundreds of levels, technical improvements and cross play, this is the ultimate Overcooked experience.
This is a great colony sim with a a ton of imagination, well-disguised in places as real science. It lays the existentialism on pretty thick at times, and it has the potential to thoroughly overwhelm you, but Per Aspera is an oddly intoxicating expedition into the colonisation of another world.