68 Published Reviews
Overall, MotoGP 22 is a passable step forward for MotoGP fans, with ‘Nine: Season 2009’ being the absolute highlight of the package and almost reason enough to pick it up. Most longstanding fans of the series will undoubtedly fork out for this one, but I am not sure I can recommend it to anyone that already dabbled in the brilliant MotoGP 21.
Tiny Tina's WonderlandsPS5
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a great game for those looking to experience something lighthearted and fun and is definitely a must for Borderlands fans.
MLB The Show 22PS5
There is a LOT on offer, and it is easily the best outing for the series yet, as annual titles should be building on the foundations of previous entries. Some may find it a bit bloated, but it’s worth noting that every extra bit of fat on MLB The Show 22 is still well-crafted and enjoyable in its own way.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaXbox Series X
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga crams a plethora of content into one almost definitive LEGO Star Wars package that's perfect for gamers and fans of all ages. The comedy is once again top-notch, the gameplay improvements make a huge difference, and the attention to detail in recreating Star Wars' most iconic locations, moments and characters is commendable. Despite its shortcomings, you'll definitely get your money's worth and more from this formidable bundle of Star Wars entertainment.
Ghostwire: Tokyo was one of my most anticipated games of 2022, and for the most part, it lived up to my expectations. Tango Gameworks deliver a highly original concept with an eerie setting, well-written main characters in KK and Akito and spell-based gameplay that bursts with vibrant colours and energy. Sadly, the open-world padding, tedious sandbox and repetitive side objectives hold it back from being masterful. Even with that in mind, I can still call Ghostwire: Tokyo a special experience that comes around once in a blue moon.
The battle and story sections are wonderfully compartmentalised into chapters that for the first time ever on a Switch game I didn’t feel as though my hands were going to fold in from those dreadful joy-con controllers. Triangle Strategy certainly won’t appeal to all, but for those looking for something engaging and entertaining it’s a must on the Nintendo Switch.
WWE 2K22 is a bold step forward for Visual Concepts, but not one without a few pesky issues holding it back. This the most content we've ever seen in a WWE game in a very long time, and it's great that there's so much to do and sink your teeth into that will make your purchase worth it.
With the best handling model on console, truly breathtaking visuals and a comprehensive and extensive campaign to boot, this is the finest outing yet. Anyone with a mild interest in racing should add GT7 to their library. It’s a truly brilliant title that will go down as one of the greats.
Assetto Corsa CompetizionePS5
Assetto Corsa Competizione on PlayStation 5 is the perfect gateway drug for those looking to get into one of the most visually and mechanically realistic racing experiences available. The fresh new coat of paint is well worth its weight in gold, and many of the issues that plagued the game’s initial launch are almost non-existent. Thanks to the smooth gameplay and 4K support, Assetto Corsa Competizione prides itself in its sense of immersion.
Elden RingXbox Series X
The world design is masterful, to say the least, but my praises don't end there. The soundtrack, composed by the collective talents of Tsukasa Saitoh, Shoi Miyazawa, Yoshimi Kudo, Yuka Kitamura and Tai Tomisawa, is phenomenal. The main menu greets you with the booming, drum-heavy orchestra of the game's theme song, which invigorates you and promises something truly epic to come.
This is hardly a revolutionary idea in 2022, but in ELEX II it feels so raw and exploitable - not controlled and polished to the point you’ll only ever see and do what the developers dictate. While ELEX II’s core gameplay could be dismissed as traditional or dated, the way all the elements of the world interact with you and one another is what creates the magic.
Pokemon Legends: ArceusSwitch
Ultimately, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the game Pokemon fans have been waiting for - for a long time now. It introduces so many quality of life improvements, streamlines gameplay and exploration and has great storytelling with an addictive gameplay loop involving capturing and discovering more Pokemon.
In its raw format, Legends is great arcade racer and remains and enjoyable pick up and play title, but seasoned racers should probably give this one a skip.
Horizon Forbidden WestPS5
The gameplay is engaging and addictive and the story is moving and wholesome, and of course filled with a great deal of cinematic action set pieces which will have you grinning with enjoyment. The more meaningful side quests as well as the new and returning weapons and enemies make for one excellent game. Yes, there are some technical aspects which could still be polished up, but overall Forbidden West is a fantastic experience.
The King of Fighters XVPS5
The King of Fighters XV is a worthy upgrade for the series, with SNK staying true to the classic experience of King of Fighters and introducing some worthwhile changes that make the game feel refreshing without deviating from what made the series classic in the first place.
Dying Light 2 Stay HumanXbox Series X
Dying Light 2 is a tough game to assign a score. On one hand, it’s an objectively good game - a sequel with expanded and refined mechanics that provides a distinctly more-ish experience. There’s always something to do, the first-person parkour and combat remain top-class, and the story missions offer both memorable locations and set-pieces.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves CollectionPS5
No matter which camp you fit in, it’s worth playing again at some point, no doubt about it.
God of WarPC
Overall, God of War on PC is the best way you can experience Boy Simulator, taking the already magnificent console release, and evolving it beyond its masterpiece status. It is brighter, more vibrant, and smoother in both combat and traversal.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six ExtractionXbox Series X
It sometimes struggles to stand out, but the conformity of its familiar mechanics and gameplay might be what some fans will ultimately crave. That said, Extraction isn't bad. It has some good ideas and a handful of under-baked ones that tend to overpower each other.
This Is the PresidentPC
Overall, This is the President is an engaging take on the typical management sim genre, with a strong focus on story-driven elements, that manages to charm and frustrate in equal measure. The story-driven elements serve to both elevate and detract from the overall experience. With a “president” so ridiculously compromised, there’s no shortage of interesting events over their 4-year term. However, the story-driven focus – along with other design choices – result in optional events and management elements feeling either too random or ultimately unimportant.
Pokemon Shining PearlSwitch
Overall, Pokemon Shining Pearl is more of the same old, tried and trusted old-school Pokemon formula. It features plenty of quality of life improvements over the original DS titles while also incorporating newer, more modern Pokemon aspects such as shared experience, spruced up graphics and the streamlined HM system.
Overall, Farming Simulator 22 is an experience I can only describe as highly demanding, but almost as equally rewarding. Thanks to the bolstered business management elements of the game, you have several new opportunities to expand your business and truly feel like you're dominating the agriculture market. However, it's also a game that doesn't really hold your hand, and expects you to be fully committed at all times. It's a daunting task, and you can easily lose dozens of hours into the game, but for fans, it might be a dream come true.
Chorus is a beautifully crafted title that serves as a showcase for a small developer who have stuck to their guns with their chosen craft. Well rounded, brilliantly designed and engaging, it’s a space shooter with a lot of heart and soul that keeps you on your toes and eager for more. If you’re a fan of the legends in this field or even new to it, this serves as a new standard in the genre.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. BrainSwitch
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a solid single player experience that is a pleasure to return to, even on a day to day basis. It might not unlock and skyrocket your mind’s genius-o-mometer to heightened levels but is definitely an entertaining way to keep yourself sharp and less dreary. Where Brain vs. Brain truly shines compared to prior entries in the series is that the minigames feel lest like work and more accommodating and accessible overall, especially when playing with friends.
Cricket 22 is definitely an improvement over Cricket 19, it has to be considering the improved power of the PS5 and of course the SSD which makes loading games non-existent. The updated career mode, the licence for the Ashes, The Hundred and Big Bash, as well as the inclusion of the women’s game make it an overall impressive package, but it’s still plagued by the same issues that Cricket games seem to have experienced since forever.