Category Archives: Game Reviews

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

Fallout 76 PC review

Fallout 76 takes the popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series and places it in an online world.

Like their Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda’s Fallout games carry the hallmark of quality single-player narrative adventures. The player is the hero, the game world revolves around and exists only to service the player’s story. Continue reading Fallout 76 PC review

Battlefield V PC review

2016’s Battlefield 1 switched the action from the modern combat setting that has been the focus of the series since Battlefield 2, to the First World War. With Battlefield V the series comes full circle, returning to the conflict of the Second World War. Continue reading Battlefield V PC review

Hitman 2 PC review

IO Interactive’s sudden departure from Square Enix, taking their Hitman franchise with them, was a surprise. Whilst the episodic nature of the game wasn’t to everybody’s taste, 2016’s Hitman was a solid entry into the veteran stealth series.

Hitman 2 is effectively the second season. In fact, all the episodes of Hitman Season One are available as a DLC pack (which is, if you haven’t already played them, an essential purchase). Continue reading Hitman 2 PC review