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2537 Published Reviews

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids

PS5
9.00
Mick FraserMay 12, 2021
If you previously ploughed a hundred-plus hours into the base game and came away fatigued, the influx of new gear and items as well as the mysterious, shape-shifting Druids might quicken you – but it’s hard to say for certain. With somewhere in the region of 12 to 18 hours depending on how much you want to rinse the new content, there’s a lot to get stuck into here, making Wrath of the Druids feel like an essential download for fans of the base game.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

PS5
7.50
Mick FraserMay 11, 2021
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a pretty good craic with a group you know, or people who know what they’re doing, but a bunch of amateurs without a mic between them may struggle.

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

PC
8.50
Mick FraserMay 07, 2021
If you’re put off first person shooters by an abundance of dialogue, resource gathering and survival faffing, this version won’t change your mind. However, if you want a shooter that’s a little slower paced and relies heavily on its environment and world to tell a story, Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition is well worth your time.

The Colonists

Switch
8.00
Lyle CarrMay 06, 2021
Packed full of charming robots and thoughtful gameplay, The Colonists is a great city builder that controls great on console.

Resident Evil Village

PS5
9.00
Chris WhiteMay 05, 2021
Resident Evil Village has managed to keep a series that has been going for 25 years feel new. The combat is satisfying, the puzzles are well-orchestrated, and it looks incredible.

New Pokemon Snap

Switch
10.0
Lyle CarrMay 03, 2021
New Pokemon Snap is a rare game that not only lives up to expectations, but far surpasses them. Taking photos as a mechanic is relaxing while engaging. And exploring every inch of the charming world of Pokemon is just incredible. With hours of content, hundreds of Pokemon and so many adorable moments, New Pokemon Snap is simply the best game I’ve played this year.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

PS4
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 30, 2021
The Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack is undeniably packed full of content, and fans of the series who missed these three games have many hours of JRPG goodness ahead of them. None of the games ever quite reach the heights of Ryza 2, but if you’re in need of an alchemy history then look no further.

Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Switch
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 30, 2021
Saviours of Sapphire Wings is great dungeon crawling RPG, that’s accessible for those unfamiliar with the genre without compromising on the difficulty. With Strangers of Sword City also included in the package, there are so many hours of content to indulge on here.

Returnal

PS5
9.50
Mick FraserApr 29, 2021
Returnal's fluid, graceful movement and satisfying, punchy gunplay combine with a sense of exploration at once both wondrous and morbid, and a drip-fed progression system that makes you feel like you're always discovering or unlocking something new.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

PS5
9.50
Mick FraserApr 26, 2021
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is quite simply like nothing else in the medium. If you missed it on PC, it’s absolutely worth picking it up on console and investing some time and effort in its wonderfully complex world.
8.00
Chris WhiteApr 25, 2021
Judgment is shinier, prettier, and more powerful on next-gen. Ryu Ga Gotoku has done a fantastic job of improving the game's biggest plus point, the combat, as well as sharpening up the textures and resolution.

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale

Switch
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 23, 2021
Its gameplay is good, but what really sets El Hijo apart is its amazing setting and charming use of a child protagonist.

Smelter

Xbox One
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 23, 2021
If you want to platform one minute and build houses the next, then Smelter might just be the genre hybrid for you.

MotoGP 21

PS5
8.00
Chris WhiteApr 22, 2021
MotoGP 21 offers an authentic motor racing simulation, welcoming for veterans of the series, but often alien for newcomers. Handling is great, and the career is deep, with plenty to keep players racing through the season.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

PS4
8.00
Chris WhiteApr 22, 2021
Nier Replicant is so damn fun to play. Combat is ultimately its best feature, but some of the ideas are implemented superbly, whether in the story or the mechanics. Every environment is beautiful, and as a remaster it improves greatly on its predecessor. In terms of the story, it isn’t quite on the same level as Automata, but that doesn’t mean you’ll feel let down. Replicant is a great prequel, offering an interesting cast of characters and an exciting adventure. I just wish it picked up the pace a lot quicker.

Demon Skin

PC
5.00
Mick FraserApr 19, 2021
Demon Skin isn’t a bad game, but it is ropey and certainly needed more work where the animations and menus are concerned. And fans of older 2D action games might get more out of it.

Stitchy in Tooki Trouble

Switch
4.50
Lyle CarrApr 19, 2021
It isn't a bad game, but Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is just too slow moving and simple for anyone with platforming experience.

Ashwalkers

PC
9.00
Chris WhiteApr 15, 2021
Ashwalkers is an inventive survival sim that puts the story centre stage. Whilst managing resources and the survivor's physical and mental health is important, the choices you have to make are where it's at its most inventive.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Switch
8.00
Mick FraserApr 15, 2021
Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a gorgeous, moving tale of two young girls facing an increasingly frightening world and eventually finding beauty where those less innocent might not, and that’s the kind of writing that transcends mediums.

Poison Control

Switch
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 14, 2021
Poison Control is a very unique game, and if you get past its issues this playfully pink adventure has a lot to offer.

Cozy Grove

PC
7.00
Lyle CarrApr 12, 2021
If you’ve played games like Cozy Grove before, you’ll likely know how much mileage you’ll get out of it. Some will love the carefree daily check ins, others will find the fairly repetitive loop lacking. I sit somewhere in the middle, but can’t deny that I was taken in by the charms of its beautiful world and animal cast along the way.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

PC
8.00
Lyle CarrApr 12, 2021
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a great modernisation of a classic series. With the same macabre humour and brutal difficulty of its predecessors, fans of Abe’s adventures will find a lot to love here. I had a few issues with checkpoints and the game’s perspective, but cannot deny that this game has a ton of soul.

Nanotale - Typing Chronicles

PC
8.00
Mick FraserApr 10, 2021
Ultimately, Nanotale: Typing Chronicles will be a difficult sell for some people for very obvious reasons, but those willing to try something else and give themselves over to something a little bit different to the games we’re all used to will find a charming, likeable adventure that manages to feel somewhat educational as well as entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised by Nanotale, and I’m sure others will be, too.

Outriders

PS5
8.50
Mick FraserApr 10, 2021
Despite a largely forgettable story and a few misfires, Outriders is a great looter shooter that feels satisfying to play alone or with others and easily holds its own among contemporaries.

Trials of Fire

PC
8.00
Mick FraserApr 10, 2021
Trials of Fire is a masterful combination of several genres that manages to establish its own identity early on and build on it throughout.