Category Archives: Game Reviews

Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC review

With the exception of an ill-conceived entry back in 2009, the Nazi-killing adventures of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz have been thrilling gamers for over 30 years. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first game in the series where players don’t fill the standard army-issue boots of B.J. Blazkowicz. Continue reading Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC review

Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters expansion PC review

Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.

Frontier Development’s Planet Coaster is built upon years of experience the developer gained whilst working on Atari’s Rollercoaster Tycoon games. The result is a detailed theme park simulation that enables players to design, build and manage their own parks. Continue reading Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters expansion PC review

The Sinking City Xbox One review

Ukrainian developers, Frogwares invite players to investigate macabre goings on in a tormented sinking city.

Developers continue to mine the esoteric works of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos, and understandably so. Lovecraft’s tales offer gamers weird and surreal gaming experiences with peculiar and unique narratives, compared to the usual fayre. It’s an opportunity to play with an established brand for what is probably isn’t a very steep licencing price. Unfortunately, like many of Lovecraft’s stories, these games usually come across as dated.

Thankfully, The Sinking City is an exception. Continue reading The Sinking City Xbox One review

F1 2019 PC review

Codemasters bring us this year’s iteration of their Formula One Championship racing game.

Formula One, the most prestigious motor racing championship in the world. Glitz, glamour and ridiculously fast oversized go-karts, only outdone by the lunatic drivers, with nerves of steel, that pilot them. Continue reading F1 2019 PC review

Game Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PC)

Bethesda’s acclaimed online game invites players to embark on a new adventure as The Elder Scrolls Online continues its year-long Season of the Dragon with the new Elsweyr chapter.

Set a thousand years before the likes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online has provided fans of games the opportunity to experience the history of the fictional continent of Tamriel. Over the last five years the developers have been adding new areas, some familiar, some not, and retelling the legendary lore previously only recorded in books found the solo games. Continue reading Game Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PC)

Game Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC)

Creative Assembly have been sating PC owners’ lust for accessible, but deep unit-based strategy games since the original Shogun: Total War back in 2000.

For the most part their track record has been impeccable, successfully translating historic conflicts from Feudal Japan to Ancient Britain. In between we’ve visited Roman Europe, the dawn of the United State of America and Napoleon’s military career. We’ve even entered the fantasy world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is the thirteenth major release in the series, in among countless expansions and DLC packs. It’s fair to say that Creative have got their game formula pretty-much polished. Continue reading Game Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC)

The amazing versatility of Nintendo characters

It’s a credit to Nintendo that their unique characters can be adapted for use in game genres that you may not have immediately thought that they were a fit for. On a recent trip I revisited a couple of these genre-hopping Nintendo Switch games. Continue reading The amazing versatility of Nintendo characters