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486 Published Reviews

Alien: Isolation

AndroidiOS
8.00
Kayleigh PartletonDec 14, 2021
Alien Isolation runs surprisingly well on mobile devices, and is sure to scratch that itch survival horror fans feel.

Loop Hero

Switch
8.00
Nathan EllingsworthDec 09, 2021
Possibly one of the most addictive games I’ve ever played, Loop Hero feels great to play and to master, and presents its grim, gloomy world with enough personality to keep you coming back for more. The huge depth and repetition could be overwhelming for some, and I hope minor issues are addressed, but none get dramatically in the way of my enjoyment

Life is Strange: True Colors

Switch
7.00
Kayleigh PartletonDec 09, 2021
Life is Strange: True Colors is an incredible game that takes you on a journey of loss, recovery, and adventure. It's a fantastic entry in what is perhaps one of the best narrative-driven franchises out there. However, to truly experience its beauty, you should play it on a different platform, where I would score it higher

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

Switch
8.00
Tilly LawtonDec 08, 2021
A thoughtful remaster of two much-loved classics, Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX on Switch is a welcome walk down memory lane. Truly a diamond in the rough, these clunky little gems offer surprisingly deep gameplay mechanics and heaps of possibilities to explore

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

Switch
7.00
Nathan EllingsworthDec 01, 2021
A lovely learning experience that offers satisfying brain-teasing puzzles, but doesn’t quite have enough to keep players coming back for weeks. Fun multiplayer adds some mileage, though some extra options would really sweeten the deal

LEGO Star Wars: Castaways

iOS
8.00
Kayleigh PartletonNov 30, 2021
Waking up on a mysterious blocky island has never been so fun. Lego Star Wars: Castaways features all the fun you'd expect from the series, and is a worthwhile experience for any Apple Arcade subscriber

Death's Door

Switch
9.00
Nathan EllingsworthNov 23, 2021
With a moody map just begging to be explored, satisfying secrets in every corner, and some immensely rewarding combat that pushes you to your limits; Death’s Door is a sublime action game wrapped in an amazing well realised world

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack

Switch
7.00
Kayleigh PartletonNov 22, 2021
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a fun adventure, and the Grand Underground is bound to keep you busy. However, it fails to reach the heights of Pokémon Platinum, with a limited Pokédex that excludes several great Pokémon unnecessarily

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

Switch
9.00
Kayleigh PartletonNov 22, 2021
A fun-filled adventure that not only features one of the best turn-based combat systems I've experienced for some time, but also a narrative that old and new fans alike can appreciate.

Moncage

iOSAndroid
7.00
Tilly LawtonNov 17, 2021
A gorgeous look at the idea of memories and the importance of perspective, Moncage is a lovely little virtual puzzle box that may lack a bit of depth, but makes up for it with thoughtful design and engaging challenges.

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

Switch
7.00
Nathan EllingsworthNov 16, 2021
The second Game & watch offers a bit more than the first, and any Zelda fan will love having this adorable device on their shelf with its great screen and heaps of cute little touches. This is still the same three games we've been playing for years though, so your mileage can vary depending on how much you've already played them.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Switch
9.00
Kayleigh PartletonNov 15, 2021
A phenomenal RPG, one that has withstood tests of time. Nearly 20 years on, and it remains an enjoyable expereince. Be you a new fan, or old, KOTOR is a must-play for Star Wars and RPG fans. Light or dark? Only you can decide.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Switch
3.00
Tilly LawtonNov 15, 2021
A shocking mishandling of three beloved classics, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition on Switch is a poorly ported mess of frame rate drops, popping, ugly characters, and bad decisions. Time to dust off the PS2.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Switch
9.00
Nathan EllingsworthNov 04, 2021
Shin Megami Tensei V is a traditional RPG with dense gameplay, a fantastic cast of demonic creatures, and some of the best visuals on Switch. It’s a stellar experience that holds steadfast to its old-school origins but gives the huge world and gameplay mechanics just enough smart changes to make every moment a blast. A sinister, magnificent, and deeply satisfying new contender for the best RPG on Switch.

Demon Turf

Switch
8.00
Tilly LawtonNov 03, 2021
A solid little platformer with a striking visual style, heaps of personality, and plenty of content to keep you busy. Demon Turf is a love-letter to the genre, and is well worth your time.

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition

iOS
8.00
Kayleigh PartletonNov 02, 2021
This mobile gem offers all basketball fans the optimal NBA experience. It looks just as good as any console version, and plays so smoothly, that scoring three-pointers has never felt so satisfying.

Mario Party Superstars

Switch
9.00
Nathan EllingsworthOct 28, 2021
An outstanding celebration of the series’ legacy, coupled with well-implemented online features and gameplay tweaks. Mario Party Superstars is a thrilling roller coaster of emotions that has refined this formula to near perfection.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Switch
8.00
Kayleigh PartletonOct 27, 2021
The Maiden of Black Water remaster is a solid horror game, and a real treat that builds tension through a dark atmosphere in terrifying surroundings. It's a must-play for all fans of the genre, despite some teething problems when it comes to movement.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Switch
8.00
Kayleigh PartletonOct 20, 2021
While Dying Light doesn't win many awards for originality, it more than makes up for it with satisfying gameplay that will please even the most established zombie hunters

Tetris Effect: Connected

Switch
9.00
Nathan EllingsworthOct 14, 2021
Beautiful visuals, a stellar soundtrack, a plethora of great modes, all wrapped around one of the most mechanically perfect video games ever made, Tetris Effect: Connected is an essential puzzle game and a perfect match for anyone with the OLED Switch.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Switch
8.00
Nathan EllingsworthOct 07, 2021
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a blast for veterans and newcomers, featuring plenty of appealing content, though I was slightly split on multiplayer. But with so much sheer monkey madness and unbridled fun, I’m very glad SEGA didn’t drop the ball.

Metroid Dread

Switch
8.00
Glen FoxOct 06, 2021
Metroid Dread doesn't break the mold, but it's a solid Metroidvania that will please fans new and old alike

LEGO Star Wars Battles

iOSAndroid
7.00
Kayleigh PartletonOct 04, 2021
While the game will win now awards for innovation, it takes the tower defence and real-time strategy genres, and turns them into a fun experience for Star Wars fans everywhere. Even if victory proves to be too easy at times.

Tails of Iron

Switch
8.00
Tilly LawtonSep 28, 2021
Overall, I really enjoyed my time with Tails of Iron. It encapsulates its era, setting, and emotions beautifully, while also transporting you to a unique and magical world of flute-voiced rats and bad mole-puns (and who doesn’t love a good pun). It may have a few minor shortcomings, but for a game populated by creatures so small in stature, it has a lot of spirit. I honestly hope to see Tails of Iron 2 some time in the future.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls

iOS
4.00
Kayleigh PartletonSep 23, 2021
Grimoire of Souls is a mindless hack and slash title that promises so much, yet delivers so little. The franchise has certainly seen better moments.