Category Archives: Game Reviews

Civilization: Beyond Earth PC review

In the future the word is dying. For the human race to survive the best and the brightest are sent to the stars to start a new civilisation beyond Earth. Or so it goes in the rather poignant intro video to Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest turn-based strategy game from Firaxis.

Sid Meier’s Civilization games are legendary and pretty much genre defining. Intelligent and engrossing, with each new iteration the series gets even more refined. Continue reading Civilization: Beyond Earth PC review

Sunset Overdrive Xbox One review

Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, is a game that doesn’t take itself at all seriously. It offers players a tongue-in-cheek take on the apocalypse and, to be honest, it’s a refreshing change from some of the gloomy titles that we’ve been playing of late. Yes I’m looking at you The Evil Within.

When Fizzco decides to test their new energy drink, Overdrive Delirium XT, on the unsuspecting citizens of Sunset City all hell breaks loose. Continue reading Sunset Overdrive Xbox One review

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack PS4 review

I never thoguht I’d catch myself playing a Skylanders game. But, after playing the likes of Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, reviewing Skylanders Team Trap was the perfect antidote to all that horror.

The closest that I’d  previously got to playing a Skylanders game would have been Spyro the Dragon back on the original PlayStation. The franchise has come a long way since those humble beginnings. Continue reading Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack PS4 review

F1 2014 PC review

Formula One, the most prestigious and most glamourous motor sport championship in the world. Every year we watch as madmen hurtle around circuits at breakneck speed with only a flimsy carbon fibre chassis between them and their certain doom.

For as long as there have been video games, there have been Formula One games. Continue reading F1 2014 PC review

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition PlayStation 4 review

There’s nowhere quite like Hong Kong- a bizarre mash-up of eastern mystery, skewed by its British colonial history. It’s a city that has produced some of the most awesome action movies ever made, giving us legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is a remastered version of the hit last-gen console and PC game, plunging players into the murky world of the Hong Kong criminal underworld. Continue reading Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition PlayStation 4 review

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One review

Tying together two things that I have a bitter-sweet relationship with, Japanese-style story-telling and the Kinect, I knew that my experience with Microsoft Studios’ D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die would be interesting if nothing else.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is a game solely controlled with speech and Kinetic gestures. It’s an odd experience that requires the player to be in the right frame of mind. Continue reading D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One review

Ryse: Son of Rome PC review

Following hot on the heels of Dead Rising 3, yet another day-one Xbox One release makes the transition to the PC.

Ryse: Son of Rome is an epic and very cinematically presented tale of conflict and treachery set during the Roman occupation of Britain. The plot follows the life of Marius Titus, a Roman legionary whose family is slain during a barbarian attack on the Roman capital. The game is told via flashbacks, with Marius recounting his story to Emperor Nero as Rome burns. Continue reading Ryse: Son of Rome PC review

DriveClub PlayStation 4 review

Originally intended as a PlayStation 4 launch title, DriveClub has been a long time coming. Despite an extra year to polish it up, In the middle of my review the multiplayer servers packed up, so I was unable to really check out the multiplayer aspect of the game.

I did, however, take the time to check out the game’s single-player mode. Having only just prised myself from Forza Horizon 2, and having recently previewed Ubisoft’s The Crew, DriveClub had a lot to live up to. Continue reading DriveClub PlayStation 4 review