Category Archives: Game Reviews

Rage 2 PC Review

Bethesda’s follow-up to their so-so 2010 post-apocalyptic shooter, Rage, is upon us. This time, rather than handle Rage 2 in-house, exclusively using id software, the publisher farmed out some of the development duties to Avalanche Studios, who are no strangers to open-world and post-apocalyptic games.

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Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Just when I thought that the era of “remastering” games was over, Rebellion have polished up their aging Sniper Elite V2 for the current gen of consoles.

2012’s Sniper Elite V2 cemented Rebellion’s WWII third-person sniping franchise as one of the greats. In 2014, Sniper Elite III swapped Berlin for WWII’s North African theatre of war, and further refined the gameplay. Sniper Elite 4 released in 2017 sending players over to Italy and offering a larger, more open world environment in which to operate. Continue reading Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Anno 1800 PC review

With Anno 1800, Ubisoft return from a two-game sci-fi sabbatical, taking the series back to its historical roots, this time to the Industrial Revolution.

Despite being somewhat a fan of city builders and strategy games on the whole, I’d never played an Anno game. I’m not sure why, but they certainly looked a lot more complex that the likes of SimCity and Cities Skylines. Continue reading Anno 1800 PC review

World War Z Xbox One review

World War Z is a good movie, despite the clear differences from the book. The 2013 Brad Pitt starring zombie movie is even better than you remember it. With a sequel still a while of, releasing a tie-in game based on the movie is a bit surprising.

I’ve not been following the development of Sabre Interactive’s licenced World War Z game and, to be honest, I wasn’t holding out much hope for it. Despite the film’s success back in the day, World War Z isn’t a triple-A licence. Continue reading World War Z Xbox One review

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PS4 review

Before I start, I’d like to point a few things out. Sekiro will likely already have a feverishly loyal user base, and they will love the game, just as they loved From Software’s Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. This review is not for those guys, who should go out right now and pick up Sekiro. This review is for the rest of us. Continue reading Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PS4 review

Trials Rising PS4 review

Ubisoft’s impossibly moreish Trials series unleashes its latest entry on an already sleep-deprived gaming audience.

If ever there was a gaming franchise that the phase “just one more go” was made for, it would be RedLynx’s trial games. Whilst the game has been about since 2000, it was Trials HD in 2008 that turned a whole legion of Xbox 360 owners into cursing, insomniac wannabe motorcross riders.

Trials Rising is more of the same, exquisite, obsessive fun. Continue reading Trials Rising PS4 review

Far Cry New Dawn review

This direct sequel to last year’s Far Cry 5 came out of the blue when announced at the 2018 Game Awards blue in December. Set some seventeen years after the events at the end of the last game, Far Cry New Dawn uses almost the same map as it’s predecessor, and we get to catch up with some familiar characters.

It’s impossible to explain the premise of the game without spoiling the end of Far Cry 5. So, forgive me. If you’ve not finished Far Cry 5 you may want to stop reading, now. Continue reading Far Cry New Dawn review

Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is a light-hearted take on the structural building simulator. It’s very similar to those bridge-building games, whereby your flimsy bridge can’t take the traffic and all the cars fall in the water. Continue reading Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong