Category Archives: Game Reviews

Metro Redux PlayStation 4 Review

Two of the most awesome, depressing post-apocalyptic survival horror games has been polished up and packaged together for the new-gen.

Metro Redux follows the lead of The Last of Us Remastered in offering up a classic last-gen experience polished up for the new-gen. This package goes one further than Naughty Dog’s PS4 exclusive by including two games: a remastered version of the four year old Metro 2033 and last year’s sequel Metro: Last Light. Metro Redux is also available on Xbox One and PC as well. Continue reading Metro Redux PlayStation 4 Review

The Sims 4 PC Review

How can I possibly offer readers a comprehensive review of a game that continuously surprises me, a game that can easily offer players a million different stories?

To be honest, I can’t.

Your experience with The Sims 4 will be very different to mine. Even if you play exactly the same characters, for exactly the same amount of time, something will be different. An inappropriate risqué joke could fall flat, causing an unrecoverable embarrassing situation, or that first kiss requested slightly too soon. Continue reading The Sims 4 PC Review

Madden NFL 15 PS4 review

Madden’s second outing on the new-gen consoles also marks the first of this year’s annual Ignite-powered EA Sports titles (excluding EA Sports UFC).

This’ll also be the second year that I’ve tackled EA’s digital version of American Football. For last year’s Madden I did my best to get the general gist of the ball-game Americans incorrectly refer to as football. I surprised myself in gaining an unexpected respect for a game that I’d previously thought of as rugby with shoulder pads and a silly hats. Continue reading Madden NFL 15 PS4 review

Ultra Streetfighter IV PC review

Capcom’s Street Fighter series has been giving players calloused hands for almost three decades now. The latest game in the series, Ultra Street Fighter IV has now made the jump from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, which were released earlier in the year, to the PC.

Apart from the odd dabble over the years, the last time that I seriously played a Street Fighter game was SFII on the Commodore Amiga way back in the early 90s.

And the fighting game genre has come a long way since then. Continue reading Ultra Streetfighter IV PC review

Killzone Shadowfall goes co-op with Intercept DLC

I’ve always found the Killzone games good fun. If I’m honest, I’d even go as far as to say that I’d sooner play Killzone over Halo. And that goes for the multiplayer as well.

Even now, Killzone Shadow Fall is still the PlayStation 4 game that I use to highlight the capabilities of the new-gen consoles. The game has amazing lighting giving us possibly the closest thing so far to photo-real gameplay. Continue reading Killzone Shadowfall goes co-op with Intercept DLC

Enemy Front Xbox 360 review

Let me just put my cards on the table, upfront, here. Enemy Front is a pretty unpolished affair. The visuals on the Xbox 360 are a bit lacking in places- ranging from good to grotty. The movement controls take some getting used to- with a floaty skating on ice feel to them. The game’s frame-rate also likes to stutter every now and again. Continue reading Enemy Front Xbox 360 review

GRID Autosport PC review

I like racing games, but far too many of the recent efforts have left me feeling a bit empty. Attention to detail and realism is one thing, but the sad fact of the matter is that most of us would make pretty poor racing drivers.

Yes Forza and Gran Turismo, I’m talking about you.

If you are like me, your bad driving is only surpassed by your abysmal knowledge of car tuning and upgrading.

Then there’s the flip side of the coin, your Ridge Racers, your Burnouts and your Need for Speeds. All great games, but sometimes a little too fantastical.

Enter Codemasters and their Grid racing games. Continue reading GRID Autosport PC review

EA Sports UFC Review

Having picked up the Ultimate Fighting Championship licence following the collapse of THQ, EA Sports have not wasted any time in bringing us their mixed martial arts game, EA Sports UFC.

The game features a vast amount of fighters across all weight classes, including the Woman’s bantamweight. For Kiwi’s the game includes South Auckland’s own Mark Hunt, K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 champion, former kickboxer and now a notable heavyweight UFC fighter.

Using their new next-gen Ignite sports game engine EA have utilised the team responsible for the recent Fight Night games to bring us a bit of mixed martial arts action on Xbox One and PS4. Continue reading EA Sports UFC Review