Category Archives: Game Reviews

Big Bash Boom PS4 review

From the moment you hit play, you know that Big Bash Boom isn’t your usual cricket game.

As in real life, cricket video games tend to be rather reserved affairs. The action is there, but the gentlemanly atmosphere can be a bit muted for gamers used to something a little more…dynamic. Continue reading Big Bash Boom PS4 review

Just Cause 4 PC review

One-man army and scourge of dictators the world over, Rico Rodriguez, returns to wreak over-the-top havoc for a fourth time. This time the island nation of Solís is our hero’s sandbox, ripe for destruction.

Just Cause 4 allows players to live out their most direct-to-video action movie fantasies. This third-person shooter gives you all the tools, trucks, tanks, cars, boats, planes and helicopters you need to unleash unadulterated carnage, take on the forces of the Black Hand and find out more about your father’s secret. Continue reading Just Cause 4 PC review

Fallout 76 PC review

Fallout 76 takes the popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series and places it in an online world.

Like their Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda’s Fallout games carry the hallmark of quality single-player narrative adventures. The player is the hero, the game world revolves around and exists only to service the player’s story. Continue reading Fallout 76 PC review

Battlefield V PC review

2016’s Battlefield 1 switched the action from the modern combat setting that has been the focus of the series since Battlefield 2, to the First World War. With Battlefield V the series comes full circle, returning to the conflict of the Second World War. Continue reading Battlefield V PC review

Hitman 2 PC review

IO Interactive’s sudden departure from Square Enix, taking their Hitman franchise with them, was a surprise. Whilst the episodic nature of the game wasn’t to everybody’s taste, 2016’s Hitman was a solid entry into the veteran stealth series.

Hitman 2 is effectively the second season. In fact, all the episodes of Hitman Season One are available as a DLC pack (which is, if you haven’t already played them, an essential purchase). Continue reading Hitman 2 PC review

Call of Duty Black Ops IIII PS4 review

For the last fifteen years the Call of Duty franchise has been offering gamers some of the best multiplayer combat experiences you can get. The games have also been whipping players from the Second World War into the distant future, provided some of the most well-crafted single-player first-person-shooter games ever made. I’ve often said that many of the Call of Duty single-player campaigns are some of the best movies that I’ve never watched.

Treyarch’s latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise throws fifteen years of single-player narrative gameplay out the window. For whatever reason, with Call of Duty Black Ops IIII, we only get a multiplayer game. Continue reading Call of Duty Black Ops IIII PS4 review

Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 review

Whereas it was fair to say that 2010’s Red Dead Redemption was a bit Grand Theft Auto on horses, the recently released sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is a much more complex beast.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar Games’ first title developed entirely with the current generation of console hardware in mind, and they’ve really pulled out all the stops. Whilst their amazing Grand Theft Auto V was ported across to the PS4 and XB1, from the last gen, this new game has allowed Rockstar to flex its muscles in a way that we’ve never seen before. Continue reading Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 review

EA Sports NHL 19 Xbox One review

Within the maelstrom of game releases over the last month or so, EA Sports launched NHL 19. I belatedly hit the ice to check it out.

EA’s NHL 19, far from being just the usual annual stats update, actually bring even more plays to play Ice Hockey on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Continue reading EA Sports NHL 19 Xbox One review