Category Archives: Game Reviews

Gear Club Unlimited Switch review

Switch games generally seem to fall into two categories: genuinely incredible gaming experiences and great portable gaming experiences. Gear Club Unlimited is one of the latter. Continue reading Gear Club Unlimited Switch review

South Park: The Fractured but Whole PS4 review

For the second South Park game Ubisoft switches developer from veteran adventure game outfit, Obsidian, to an in-house team calling on the publisher’s studios dotted around the globe.

If ever there’s was a cartoon series befitting a video game it is South Park. The retro animation has a charm that translates perfectly. Add to that the TV show’s biting no-holds-barred humour and you’ve a video game experience that is quite unique. Continue reading South Park: The Fractured but Whole PS4 review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch review

Bethesda have released an uncompromising, portable Nintendo Switch version of their 2011 hit RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Possibly one of the greatest RPGs ever made. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch review

Doom VFR PlayStation VR review

Like it’s stable-mate, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 2016 Doom reboot is gaining a reputation of being ported to every available game platform. Nintendo’s Switch recently joined the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in having a version of the game.

Literally in the same breath as they launched the Switch version of Doom, Bethesda knocked out Doom VFR, a special VR version of the game, for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (note: not the Oculus Rift). Doom VFR allows players to enter the world of Doom in virtual reality, without the need for PC mods (the 2012 PC version of Doom 3: BFG Edition can be modded to run in VR on the PC). Continue reading Doom VFR PlayStation VR review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR PlayStation VR review

Bethesda commences its assault into the VR space with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most ported games in recent years. It was over six years ago that the game was first released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Since then the game has been rereleased, in remastered form, on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Most recently the game was also released on Nintendo Switch, an incredible feat that put a huge fantasy open-world adventure in a portable console.

Now the game returns to the PlayStation 4 as a PlayStation VR game. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR PlayStation VR review

Call of Duty WWII PS4 Pro review

Activision have packed away the rocket boots and hung up the jet packs, taking their Call of Duty franchise back to its Second World War roots. Continue reading Call of Duty WWII PS4 Pro review

The horror continues in The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 invites players, once again, to sample Bethesda’s brand of survival horror.

2014’s The Evil Within Introduced us to Krimson City police detective Sebastian Castellanos, and a game very much inspired by Resident Evil. Of course, with Resident Evil 7, the classic horror series was rebooted, to great acclaim, for a modern audience.

Taking on board the criticism of the first game, and likely noticing RE7’s success, developers Tango Gameworks have tweaked The Evil Within 2’s gameplay. They have built on the first game to create something a lot more accessible. Continue reading The horror continues in The Evil Within 2

Digging the red planet with JCB Pioneer Mars

British heavy machinery company, JCB, gets its arse to Mars.

My previous dealings with J.C. Bamford’s iconic yellow-liveried excavators includes having the Land Rover that I was charged with getting dragged out of a muddy construction site. It was a navigation mistake that resulted in both my cousin and I having to spend an afternoon hosing the excavator down to remove all the mud.

So, yeah, I know JCBs.

JCB Pioneer Mars comes across as part- Steam PC Early Access game and part-advertisement for the robust range of construction plant. Continue reading Digging the red planet with JCB Pioneer Mars