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Game Pass Adventures

With no end in sight to the current situation with COVID-19, for many of us gaming has been a welcome respite from the anxiety and general uncertainty that’s disrupted our normal day to day lives. Game Pass has been invaluable for me, as it so often is – particularly given that everyone’s financial situation and job security is uncertain – […]

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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: Gears 5

Though Gears of War 4 wasn’t without issues – as I noted in my review – it was an extremely satisfying game with a story that finally hit the right tone and shook off the Michael Bay-isms that had plagued the series from the beginning. Though the story felt like it ended abruptly, the final scene was a masterclass in […]

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Review: Gears of War 4

Note: as with my other Gears of War reviews, I’ve not checked out the vast and popular suite of multiplayer options; my thoughts here are based on the campaign alone. As the first post-Epic Games, post-Xbox 360 and post-original trilogy Gears of War entry, Gears of War 4 had an awful lot to prove. Could it work without Cliffy B’s […]

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Review: Gears of War 3

Despite the fact that I played through the original Gears of War back when it was first released in 2006, I was never a fan. The gameplay felt way too linear and predictable, the story was full of unintentionally hilarious moments that were supposed to be badass (not to mention the smirk inducing, accidental homoeroticism), the visuals – while technically […]

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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: Gears of War 2

When I reviewed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition last year, I mentioned that I was going to try and work my way through the Gears series in order, though due to a number of different reasons it’s taken me a lot longer than I anticipated to continue the journey. One of those reasons – which you’ll know if you read […]

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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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Game Pass Adventures

It’s been a while since I covered my newest discoveries on Game Pass, but given that I’ve been spending an awful lot of time working my way through Square Enix’s excellent Tomb Raider trilogy (now finding myself around halfway through the third part, Shadow of the Tomb Raider), I’ve not spent as much time exploring Game Pass titles as I […]

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Review: Can Androids Pray: variation_Blue

Version Played: Switch (Also available on: Mac, WIndows, Xbox One) – Published by: aPriori Digital It’s very rare that a game can really make you ponder the deeper, more existential questions that sometimes nag at us in our more contemplative moments. Perhaps even more unexpected is that the rather philosophical game in question would be set during a conversation between […]

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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: Pikuniku

Version Played: Xbox One I fell in love with Pikuniku as soon as I saw the wonderfully colourful, stylised visuals and bouncy animation. Thankfully, there’s a lot more to Pikuniku than meets the eye. Awaking in a cave and emerging to find yourself in a place where your little red character is feared as ‘The Beast’, Pikuniku sees you escaping […]