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Review: Donut County

I find myself increasingly bored by big scale, so-called triple-A open world collectathons in which the entire experience is diluted by endless icons dotted around gargantuan, intimidating maps. Most of what you end up doing in so many big open world games these days just ends up feeling like completely pointless busywork, there to pad out the running time of […]

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Game Pass: New for August

Perhaps it’s just me, but Game Pass has felt fairly quiet for a little while. It’s certainly not a bad thing; there’s an incredible volume of games that I’ve yet to even touch, so it’s good to get a bit of a breather and try to catch up with some titles every now and then. Yesterday’s announcement of what’s coming […]

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Preview: Unspottable

I played quite a few demos as part of the Xbox Summer Game Fest, many of which were games that I’m very keen to get my hands on when they’re released. One that had flown under the radar for me until I tried the demo was Unspottable, which is honestly one of the best local multiplayer games I’ve played in […]

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Review: Halo 3 (Campaign)

Three years and a new console after Halo 2’s campaign came to an anti-climactic close, Halo 3 arrived. Having been thoroughly unimpressed by the ending of Halo 2 and not particularly enamoured with its campaign in general, I wasn’t in a rush to pick up Halo 3. Sure, I know that most people swore by the multiplayer in the first […]

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Review: Halo 2 (Campaign)

Incredibly unpopular opinion time: I’m not a fan of the Halo campaign. Though there’s some absolutely stunning set pieces, a number of brilliantly wide open battles and really groundbreaking enemy AI that still stands out as impressive even today, there are so many issues with the way the narrative is handled and the level design of more than a few […]

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Review: Stars Rush

Available on itch.io (works in browser and on mobile) There’s nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary about Stars Rush. It’s a cute little game – that’ll work in your browser or just […]

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Review: Titanfall 2 (Campaign)

I never got around to playing the original Titanfall, which released on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014. Titanfall was a big deal when it was announced; the first game from Respawn Entertainment, headed up by Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella – who’d left Activision in a storm of controversy involving unpaid bonuses, alleged insubordination […]

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Preview: SpyHack

Releasing today on Nintendo Switch, SpyHack is a stealth game, drenched in neon cyberpunk overtones and an almost RTS-esque feel. Set in the year 2111, SpyHack sees you in control of agents from the Advanced Technology Division (ADT), an organisation dedicated to protecting humanity from the unethical operations of the technology corporations that rule the world. The ultimate goal is […]

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First Impressions: Neon Abyss

Though the number of indie games that have roguelite elements or structures seems to be increasing exponentially, there are certain elements that make these elements really appealing, both from the designer’s and player’s perspective. Chief among these is the procedural generation, which usually helps to keep things feeling suitably fresh, exciting and surprising when done right. The level of challenge […]

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Review: Sisters Royale

Available Now on: PS4, Switch, Xbox One – Version Played: Xbox One Though Sisters Royale released earlier this year on PS4 and Switch, the Xbox One version has only just gone on sale – and it’s the port for Microsoft’s console that I’ve been able to play. If you went into Sisters Royale completely blind, it’d probably be a huge […]

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News: CrossCode

Out Today on PS4, Switch and Xbox One – Available digitally – Physical version Pre-Orders: ININ Games Acclaimed PC action RPG CrossCode arrives on consoles today amid a flurry of phenomenal review scores. God is a Geek rated it 10/10 – and Metro have (perhaps prematurely) proclaimed CrossCode the RPG of the Year in their review. It’s a phenomenal achievement […]

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News: Sisters Royale

Following a successful launch on PS4 and Switch in January, animé inspired shoot ’em up Sisters Royale is releasing on Xbox One on Friday (July 10th, 2020: $13.99 / €13.99 / £11.74) and is now available to pre-order. According to the game’s press release, ‘Sisters Royale is inspired by the anime aesthetic of 2001’s ‘Castle of Shikigami’. Five sisters with unique […]