Category Archives: Game Reviews

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

Project Spark Xbox One review

I’ve wanted to make games for as long as I’ve been playing them. Being a kid, in a time before the term “gamer” was associated with video games, I was a computer enthusiast. Playing games on my ZX81 was just part of my hobby, the rest of the time I was programming.

In those early days of home computing it wasn’t unusual to dabble in a bit of BASIC programming and knock up little games. It was this pioneering spirit of bedroom coding that lead the Darling brothers to form Codemasters. For a brief time any kid could make games. Continue reading Project Spark Xbox One review

Stronghold Crusader II PC review

Back in the day, before 3D graphics afforded us immersive worlds to get lost in, the real-time strategy game was king. Games like The Settlers and Age of Empires had us collecting resources and nurturing tiny little societies into greatness.

Another of those games was 2001’s Stronghold, whereby players took on the role of a medieval lord charged with building kingdom with strong economic and military might in order that it may flourish and survive. Continue reading Stronghold Crusader II PC review

Forza Horizon 2 review

With Forza Horizon 2 Microsoft Studios finally injects some life into their flagship new-gen racing franchise.

Whilst I love Forza 5 it is a bit dry. Even the PS3’s Gran Turismo 6 – not exactly a party animal in itself – has more soul than the Xbox One’s launch-day racing game. Forza 5 is a nice game, but a bit on the dull side.

Enter UK outfit Playground Games who have built upon Turn 10’s excellent racing technology to bring us Forza Horizon 2. Continue reading Forza Horizon 2 review

NHL 15 PlayStation 4 review

EA Sports continues its 2015 line-up with NHL 15. This year’s ice hockey extravaganza is a somewhat muted affair, even though it does mark the series debut on the new-gen consoles.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are just roster updates of last year’s game. NHL 15 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, however, has had a polish-up in the graphics and physics department courtesy of EA’s new-gen Ignite engine. Continue reading NHL 15 PlayStation 4 review