Category Archives: Game Reviews

Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One review

Who would have thought that Forza Motorsport’s “missing” campaign spin-off, Forza Horizon would ellipse it’s pure racing brethren and become THE racing game on the Xbox One.

Whilst Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport games may give us the physics and the cars, they can be a rather dour affair. Still one of the best racing franchises out there, but a little on the serious side. It’s younger sibling, Forza Horizon is a relative hooligan in comparison, and I believe that is exactly what Playground Games are aiming for. Continue reading Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One review

Unravel Two PC review

Two’s company in this delightful sequel to Coldwood Interactive’s acclaimed platformer.

It’s been out for a little while, but you, like I, may have not yet made the time to play this gem of a game. Continue reading Unravel Two PC review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4/PC review

Lara Croft is back in in the third chapter of the re-imagining of the classic series. For this game, things are apparently taking a dark turn for the novice tomb raider.

The story continues to follow Lara’s quest to disrupt the intentions of Trinity, the shadowy organisation responsible for her father’s death. This time out Lara starts of in Mexico, searching for a Mayan dagger. It’s her obsession for the artifact that sets in motion events that may just lead to the end of the world. It’s then off to Peru to find a silver box that may, or may not put things right again. Of course, Trinity are one step ahead wanting to use the powerful artifacts for a bit a mischief. Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4/PC review

Strange Brigade PS4 review

Rebellion, best known for the Sniper Elite games, take us back to the days of daring heroes and spiffing yarns with Strange Brigade.

It’s possibly no wonder that Rebellion, the developer that also publishes Britain’s long-running weekly 2000AD comic have drawn upon the sort of boys-own adventures that used to feature in the pulp magazines of the 1930s. Continue reading Strange Brigade PS4 review

Marvel’s Spider-Man PlayStation 4 review

Marvel, Sony and Insomniac Games brings everybody’s favourite web-slinger, Spider-Man, to the PlayStation 4.

When I was a kid, Spider-Man was my favourite super-hero. This was more than likely down to reruns of the 1960s cartoon show, with its iconic theme tune, than Nicholas Hammond mincing around in a spandex onesie in Spidey’s 70s live-action foray.

In the 1980s, Frank Miller’s Batman briefly became my favourite comic book character, eventually supplanted by Daredevil, again, due to the words and art of Frank Miller. Still, I’ve always had a soft spot for that friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man Spider-Man. Continue reading Marvel’s Spider-Man PlayStation 4 review

F1 2018 PC review

After the surreal experience that was their OnRush game, Codemasters return to reality with this year’s instalment of their Formula One franchise.

Codemasters’ F1 2018 is a milestone for the British developer, being the tenth main release of their games based on the prestigious Formula One Championship. Faced with the same challenge as EA Games and their iterative sports games, Codemasters have, by and large, managed to give us something new each year. Continue reading F1 2018 PC review

Madden NFL 19 review

As is now tradition, EA Sports heralds their new season of titles with the latest iteration of their Madden NFL franchise.

As a Brit with barely an understanding of rugby, American football (as opposed to “proper” football), used to be an incomprehensible muddle of huge men hugging and pushing each other over. A bizarre game, indeed. Continue reading Madden NFL 19 review

The Crew 2 PC review

Ivory Tower’s sequel to their successful 2014 racer ups the ante, taking the race to the skies and the sea, as well as the land. With the whole of the US as your playground, albeit a scaled-down version, The Crew 2 has all the right ingredients to be the ultimate racing game.

But does The Crew 2 really deliver? Continue reading The Crew 2 PC review