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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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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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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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Preview: Destroy All Humans!

I was a massive fan of the first Destroy All Humans! game, which – somewhat unbelievably – launched way back in 2005 on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2. Though it seems somewhat dated by today’s standards, fifteen years ago its deliciously dark humour and satirical look at 1950s America through the eyes of a satisfyingly evil alien was an […]

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Kickstarter: Neko Ghost, Jump!

I’ve always had a soft spot for cutesy 2D platformers, having grown up playing them in the 80s and 90s – and, mostly thanks to indie developers, they seem to be just as popular as ever today. The 3D platformer has been undergoing a bit of a resurgence recently too, with games such as Yooka-Laylee, not to mention the remastered […]

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Review: Maneater

I was far too young for Jaws when I first watched it in the early 80s, but I became obsessed with it – and sharks in general. The fearsome, toothy killers of the deep are a perennially popular oceanic villain too; Shark Week is a thing, of course – and shark horror is essentially its own genre now, even if […]

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Opinion: Maneater

I was well on course to have had a Maneater review ready by now, but unfortunately a bug in the game deleted my save file and wiped my 16+ hours of gameplay. Though developer Tripwire Interactive have said that they’re aware of the issue and are working on a patch to fix the problem, after two weeks on release there’s […]

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Review: Fractured Minds

As someone with numerous mental health problems myself, I was initially a bit anxious about playing Fractured Minds. It looked pretty creepy and I really struggle to deal with horror games – especially when they’re laser focused on mental health issues that I already have difficulty dealing with. Thankfully, though it doesn’t deal with these issues in an ‘easy’ or […]

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Review: Pac-Man 256

Though it’s been around for some time – having been released in 2015 for Android and iOS – I decided to reacquaint myself with Pac-Man 256 following the 40th birthday of the perenially popular yellow dot-muncher. It’s a superb little game; essentially a Pac-Man meets Crossy Road endless runner (which is no coincidence – Hipster Whale developed both Crossy Road […]

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Review: Pinball FX 3 – Universal Monsters Pack DLC

I’ve been a massive fan of Zen Studios’ Pinball FX series ever since it debuted in 2007 on the Xbox 360. Since then, the sequels – Pinball FX 2 and 3 – have had the feel of true pinball platforms, rather than just a small collection of individual, digital tables. Zen have been able to secure some absolutely phenomenal licences, […]

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Review: Glass Masquerade

Version Played: Switch (also available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac) Billed as a relaxing, stress-free puzzle game, Glass Masquerade sees players constructing beautiful, stained glass, art deco pictures […]

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Review: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Version Played: Xbox One (Xbox One X Enhanced) – also available on PS4 and PC Lockdown is a funny thing. I wouldn’t normally have had the time to work my way through a single Tomb Raider game in a reasonable period of time, let alone an entire trilogy. Yet that’s exactly what I’ve been able to do over the last […]

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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Version Played: Xbox One – Also available on PS4, PC, Mac, Linux and Google Stadia The sequel to 2013’s critically and commercially successful Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues Lara’s story; her experience of supernatural phenomena in the previous game leads to Lara finally believing in her late father’s research into the secret for immortality – which […]

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Kickstarter Campaign: Commander ’85

Currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign – and around 40% funded with 27 days to go as of the time of writing – Commander ’85 is an adventure game for PC and consoles, with release planned for Autumn 2020. Capitalising on the currently very widespread nostalgia for the 80s, it’s a game that’s absolutely loaded from top to […]

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Review: Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Version Played: Xbox One – Also available on: Switch, PS4, PC Though not a new phenomenon, I’ve certainly noticed the rise of chaotic, physics based sandbox games since the release – and success – of Goat Simulator. Hilariously bonkers games such as Octodad, I Am Bread and Human Fall Flat immediately spring to mind when thinking of this type of […]