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236 Published Reviews

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Shadow & The Blade

PC
7.00
Sean MartinDec 11, 2019
The Shadow and The Blade is decent value, offering plenty of play, some exciting new units, and an interpretation of Malus Darkblade that might actually match the hype. Both Tz’arkan and Deathmaster Snikch are terrors on the battlefield — Snikch especially has some of the best Lord animations I’ve seen in the entirety of Total: War Warhammer. But it’s not quite up to previous Lord packs like The Hunter and The Beast, with neither Lord’s campaign displaying the levels of storytelling and innovation of which CA has shown itself capable.

Halo: Reach

PC
8.00
Benjamin GriffinDec 10, 2019
Reach doesn’t keep you coming back by dangling the next rank in front of you. It keeps you coming back by being bloody good fun. While time hasn’t been kind to its campaign, and its co-op mode underwhelms, the multiplayer is a godsend. We may be waiting a while for the other Halo games to arrive, but the ability to play endless rounds of Team Slayer against a resurrected community substantially softens the blow.

Phoenix Point

PC
8.00
Will FreemanDec 03, 2019
Phoenix Point may not meet the legacy of its celebrated forebear X-Com, but then few games ever will. Elegant, atmospheric, and energetic, Gollop’s latest remains remarkably hard to put down.

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

PC
8.00
Richard Scott-JonesNov 15, 2019
Gameplay is rock solid from the start and only gains depth, giving a real sense of transformation into a Jedi badass. Respawn has also nailed the Star Wars universe, both good (sights, sounds, and cinematic flair) and bad (cringey dialogue and vacuous plot).

Football Manager 2020

PC
8.00
Dave JamesNov 14, 2019
It looks as much of an iterative update as any FM game, but the added finesse of the new match engine, and the extra depth to the club staffing dynamics and development, make this the best version of the game yet. Get past the overly familiar visuals and you’ll find more reasons to keep on managing.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

PC
8.00
Sam WhiteNov 12, 2019
No amount of rehashing graphics or tweaking root code will ever fully reclaim the sense of wonder of playing this game two decades ago. But, if Forgotten Empires’ two objectives were what I suspect – to do the game the presentational justice it deserves, and to package this game’s nostalgia in one place – then I think Definitive Edition wholly succeeds. It’s not Age of Empires IV, but it’s a great step toward the full return of one of PC’s most iconic franchises.

Disco Elysium

PC
9.00
Richard Scott-JonesNov 08, 2019
An utterly original RPG that sets new genre standards for exploration and conversation systems, and a brilliantly written tragicomedy about our inability to release the linchpins of our identity. Even when they hurt us.

Red Dead Redemption 2

PC
10.0
Sam WhiteNov 07, 2019
PC is the best place to play last year’s best game. It’s massive yet loses no focus, epic on every level, and combines Rockstar’s penchant for immense detail with a surprising amount of heart.

Planet Zoo

PC
8.00
Carrie TalbotNov 05, 2019
Frontier delivers a richly detailed and visually glorious zoo creation sim for genre fans, newbies, and animal lovers alike, bloated only a little by a few clumsy interfacing points.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

PC
8.00
Jordan ForwardOct 25, 2019
While not every multiplayer addition is as good as it could be, Modern Warfare’s campaign sets a new gold standard for the series that will be hard for sequels to match.

The Outer Worlds

PC
7.00
Dustin BaileyOct 22, 2019
Obsidian’s RPG fulfills its potential, but only in fits and starts. Sure, its worst moments are only ever as bad as workmanlike RPG-making, but they make the stretches between some instances of genuine greatness a little more disappointing.

Magic: The Gathering Arena

PC
8.00
Will FreemanOct 10, 2019
Arena isn’t a replacement for playing Magic with physical cards. Rather, it’s a beguiling alternative that serves as both a terrific entry point into the world of Magic the Gathering, and a tool through which CCG devotees can sate their need for a game when a competitor isn’t to hand out there in reality. Even more so, it’s ideal for the player looking to fully embrace Magic without it consuming all their gaming time and cash.

John Wick Hex

PC
8.00
Jeremy PeelOct 08, 2019
Sound and music bugs, meanwhile, can undermine the punch of these scenes. But often, played-back fights are so uncannily like the real thing you could slip them straight into any Wick film without embellishment. I can think of no higher praise for an adaptation. Much like the man himself, John Wick Hex is straight-ahead and unwavering. It sets out to do one thing - simulate the fights of the movies - and does so with consummate efficiency.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

PC
5.00
Gina LeesOct 08, 2019
The weaponry and gear systems offer a little to get your teeth into, sure, and the game’s combat and stealth mechanics feel satisfying despite the game’s somewhat dull-witted enemies. It’s just a shame that Breakpoint borrows so much from elsewhere without offering many ideas of its own, or committing fully to the ones that it does. Breakpoint is fine, but why settle for that? A muddled game that trips over itself by implementing mechanics from various genres, but never fully expands on their potential.

Dauntless

PC
5.00
Phil IwaniukOct 04, 2019
A game with unapologetically singular focus, its distillation of deeper MMOs' elements nevertheless results in an experience that all too often feels barren.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

PC
7.00
Richard Scott-JonesOct 03, 2019
PvP still needs work, and the story is once again more style than substance. However, abundant content elsewhere - including new PvE challenges and a build system with actual depth - means Shadowkeep does what it needs to.

Code Vein

PC
7.00
Jason ColesSep 26, 2019
An unholy union of anime, Dark Souls, and My Chemical Romance, Code Vein is as much about style as substance. If that sounds good to you, then you're in for a treat, even if it lacks some of the polish of the genre's best.

GEARS 5

PC
6.00
Benjamin GriffinSep 04, 2019
Familiarly solid cover shooting with the occasional surprise. It’s fitting The Coalition has opted to simply call the latest game ‘Gears’, because mostly, it’s just going through the motions.

World of Warcraft Classic

PC
8.00
Heather NewmanAug 27, 2019
A well-implemented redux of a moment in time, which may surprise you with its engaging focus on leveling and the friendliness of its players.

Control

PC
9.00
Phil IwaniukAug 26, 2019
A gripping descent into something between alternate history and fever dream, realised beautifully in audiovisual flair, and lacking just slightly in the combat itself.

Ion Fury

PC
9.00
Chris J CapelAug 14, 2019
A nostalgic '90s throwback that's challenging, funny, cleverly designed, and shockingly attractive both despite and because of its ancient engine, which enables gigantic levels packed with detail.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Eight Princes

PC
7.00
Sam DesatoffAug 07, 2019
It’s a little disappointing that most of the princes feel like re-implementations of warlords from the base game, but with a foundation as strong as this it’s hard to complain too much. Creative Assembly clearly has ambitious plans for Total War: Three Kingdoms, and if Eight Princes is any indication we can expect great things going forward. Hopefully the team will be able to flex its creative muscles a bit more, though.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

PC
9.00
Phil IwaniukAug 05, 2019
Initially unwieldy but eventually engrossing, Age of Wonders' latest entry translates its Civ-meets-XCOM formula brilliantly to a new sci-fi setting. Even if the elements of that sci-fi are a bit rote.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

PC
8.00
Chris J CapelJul 25, 2019
Considering it’s ‘only’ a spin-off, this is a riotous and well-designed entry in the series - however, it’s built with co-op in mind. Solo play is fun if flawed, but play with a friend, and you’ll both have one of the best shooter experiences of the year so far.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers

PC
8.00
Laurence PhillipsJul 23, 2019
While the story's over-reliance on genre tropes keeps it from being truly groundbreaking, it's still among the best in MMOs, as is the new content. Shadowbringers is a great experience that could've been an amazing one.

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