Category Archives: Game Reviews

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

Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Whilst massive publishers, with development studios all around the world, and with budgets larger than the GDP of Tonga, release limp, buggy offerings to the gaming public, once again, Ukrainian outfit 4A Games, have produced a thing of wonder.

Metro Exodus is the third game based on the post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033. As before the game follows the adventures of Artyom, who grew up in the make-shift underground city that was once the Moscow metro system. Continue reading Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

The long-delayed Crackdown 3 has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait?

Crackdown 3, the threequel to the original 2007 comic-book inspired game was first announced at E3 2014. Originally due for release in 2015, the date was pushed back every year until now, almost five years later. Continue reading Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Pc and PS4 review

I take the the highway to the danger zone with the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s air combat simcade franchise.

For over twenty years the Ace Combat series has been delivering all the thrills of a combat flight simulator without hundreds of controls. Whilst more sophisticated PC combat simulators require hours of practise to get a handle on the complex aircraft controls, the Ace Combat games allow player to get right into the action without the hassle. It is, of course a compromise, one that favours fun and excitement over realism.

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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