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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 […]

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Review: Jurassic World: Evolution DLC – The Secrets of Dr. Wu

It feels very timely to be writing this article today, mere hours after filming for the third film in the Jurassic World trilogy – the title for which has now been revealed as Jurassic World: Domination – has started. Day One#JurassicWorld pic.twitter.com/UnQIUFwJ3t — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) February 25, 2020 Since landing on Games with Gold at Christmas, barely a day […]

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Opinion: Remakes and Remasters

I find it incredibly odd that the moment a movie remake or reboot is announced, people will immediately cry foul and decry the lack of imagination and originality in cinema, without even giving the movie a chance (I’ve been guilty of this myself, yet I’ve been proven wrong in harshly judging a film before it’s released). Yet those very same […]

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Review: Use Your Words

Version Played: Xbox One (also available on PC, PS4 and Switch) A local multiplayer party game that’s suitable for non-gamers, using your mobile phone to play? Sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? Use Your Words really does hew very closely to the Jackbox template, though it only focuses on a single game concept, where each Jackbox Party Pack has multiple, varied […]

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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 2

I’ve long been a fan of the Jackbox Party Pack games. They’re amazing fun; each pack is a full game night for almost any number of players, with the added bonus that participants can use their phones to play the games. They’re wonderful, silly, funny and consistently witty games that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience (though some […]

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Review: Man of Medan

You know when a new game comes out, everyone is excited about it, sharing photos of the box and then screenshots and clips of the game – and this can go on for weeks, everyone around them getting more and more hyped until, eventually, they cave and buy the game themselves? That happened with Man of Medan incredibly briefly. It […]

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Well, that escalated quickly…

The digital ink has barely dried on my very first Nintendo Life review – and yet, here’s another one! Thank you to everyone who was kind about my Beast Quest review, especially those of you who wanted me to get a chance to review a decent game next. Your wish came true! So without any further ado – here’s my […]

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Weekly Round Up

Well, that was a weird week. Travelling to a very intimidating meeting for my day job and having a day out of work to attend a funeral for a beloved family member added to my general lack of energy this week – and yet…I still, somehow, managed to get an article published every day. Let’s see what I covered this […]

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Review: Lonely Mountains: Downhill (XBox One)

Available Now – Version Played: Xbox One – Developed by: Megagon Industries – Published by: Thunderful Publishing Though Lonely Mountains: Downhill bills itself as a relaxing ride down a mountain trail, I actually find it pretty stressful most of the time. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed it; nor that the scenery, art style and general ambience aren’t […]