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
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
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
Ubisoft’s tentpole franchise continues with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this time taking the action to Ancient Greece.
Prior to starting my Assassin’s Creed Odyssey playthrough, I’d spent a month or so battling through the last knockings of 2017’s year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. The month before, I cleaned up the now three-year-old Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Hardly seems like the actions of someone that really enjoys the Assassin’s Creed series, does it? Well, the great thing about Assassin’s Creed games, and their biggest problem, is that they are huge. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC/Xbox One review
To celebrate the launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft Australia pulled out all the stops, setting up a huge parkour course in the middle of Sydney.
On the 5th and 6th of October fans were invited to try out The Assassin’s Creed Challenge. Continue reading Ubisoft Australia launches Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in style!
After a sixteen-year hiatus, Bigben and Kylotonn bring us V-Rally 4, but do the former WRC team have the chops to take on such a revered franchise?
With September being the traditional launch month for Bigben’s World Rally Championship games, the appearance of V-Rally 4, instead, suggest some licencing changes are afoot. Whilst Kylotonn have upped their game over the last couple of years, their TT Isle of Man: Ride to the Edge was one of the best motorcycling games I’ve played in a while, their WRC games are a bit samey.
Without a licence to stifle their creativity, can Kylotonn bring the legendary V-Rally franchise back from the dead? Continue reading V-Rally 4 Xbox One review
Football, the beautiful game. This year there’s no football game more beautiful than EA Sports’ FIFA 19.
Up until recently, FIFA fans were treated only to the usual, annual, rooster updates and gameplay tweaks that, for a reviewer, sounded a more like marketing hyperbole than genuine reasons to buy the latest iteration. Over the years, though, EA Sports have been refining ball control, player emotion and supporter interaction. The franchise has got to the point that the game is pretty damn close to watching football on live on TV. Continue reading FIFA 19 Xbox One/Switch/PC review
Fatshark’s excellent Warhammer Vermintide 2 gets it first DLC, Shadows Over Bögenhafen.
Taking more than just a leaf out of zombie slashers Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, Vermintide 2 is a third-person melee combat game whereby player take a role in a party of four. Like it’s zombie- filled Left 4 Dead cousins, your three companions can either be computer-controlled bots or other players. The game also features drop-in/drop-out multiplayer. This makes hosting or joining a game super-easy with no annoying wait time. Continue reading Warhammer Vermintide 2: Shadows Over Bögenhafen DLC review