15th Sep2020

‘Hotshot Racing’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Billed as a “blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game that fuses classic drift handling with a bombastic soundtrack and pristine 90s polygonal visuals”, Hotshot Racing is a combination of a myriad of games that have come before it: Outrun, Daytona USA, Ridge Racer, even Virtua Racing… Only it never quite hits the mark of being in […]

11th Sep2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Deleveled’ & ‘The Snake King’ Reviews (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at not one but TWO new indie puzzle games, Deleveled and The Snake King, both of which are now available on the […]

27th Aug2020

‘Double Kick Heroes’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

While I tend to do badly with rhythm games, I have fond memories of playing the guitar on Guitar Hero. It was well made, and the use of a good choice of music really invested the player in the experience of the game. Double Kick Heroes looks to bring back the fun of pressing buttons […]

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13th Aug2020

‘Civilization VI: Frontier Pack 1 – Maya and Gran Colombia’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Even though I’ve played every single Civilization game, owned every expansion and even religiously explored every spin-off and related title, it wasn’t until Civilization VI came along that I realised just how fundamental the differences between the civilizations are to the gameplay experience. These days it seems obvious – and indeed the very existence of […]

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06th Aug2020

‘Maid of Sker’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Developed and published by Wales Interactive who have previously worked on games I’ve reviewed here on Nerdly such as The Complex and Soul Axiom, Maid of Sker is not unlike those games in the sense that there’s a strong story at the core of it, and everything else is secondary to a degree. This game, […]

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06th Aug2020

Second Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Review (PS4) *SPOILERS*

by Chris Cummings

I’m not sure there’s been many more highly anticipated games in the recent history of gaming than The Last of Us Part 2. The first game was a triumph, blending horror and character-based drama to tell a story of hope, redemption, loyalty and pain. It was incredible, and it became one of the most beloved […]

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05th Aug2020

‘Tales From Dragon Mountain 1 & 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Tales From Dragon Mountain 1: The Strix Mina Lockheart’s dreams became unbearable nightmares. She had a dream about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness. But […]

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04th Aug2020

‘What Happened’ Review (PC/Steam)

by Chris Thomas

Ah… Indie horror games. We tend to remember the few successes but forget the many failures. What Happened is an indie horror game available through Steam. From the off the game tries to scare us, with warnings of seizures and unskippable opening credits that managed to stutter slightly on my pretty darn powerful gaming PC. […]

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03rd Aug2020

‘Rigid Force Redux’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Yet another shmup on the Nintendo Switch – which is quickly becoming a regular home to the genre – Rigid Force Redux follows the familiar shmup set-up: in this case you’re a pilot in an intergalactic war against humanity and you must take down infected aliens and dreadful machines, confronting the enemy threat and blasting […]

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24th Jul2020

‘The Outer Worlds’ Review (PC)

by Chris Thomas

I was late to the party with The Outer Worlds because I was waiting for the release on Switch. Then I saw how it ran on Switch and politely cancelled my order and got the PC version instead! The Outer Worlds is an awfully familiar feeling first person RPG from Obsidian Entertainment where the player […]

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16th Jul2020

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

I’ll be honest. I’ve had over a week to really reflect on this game and I’m still digesting what it had to say. Prior to its release, there was already controversy thanks to the unfortunate leaks which I purposefully dodged which created backlash from fans saying it was a betrayal of the game or that […]

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09th Jul2020

‘Ultracore’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

For those of us unlucky enough (or not made of money) to have grabbed one of the many limited physical versions of retro-shooter Ultracore, ININ Games have finally released the game digitally across all the major consoles – surprisingly including the PS Vita! We’re looking at the Nintendo Switch version which, given the platforms current […]

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07th Jul2020

‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Wow, where to begin with Catherine: Full Body? Originally released in Japan in February 2011 and the US in July of the same year, in the UK we had to wait some seven months after its US debut to enjoy the “epic-weirdness” that was Catherine. And now, years later, Nintendo’s flagship console gets its first […]

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22nd Jun2020

‘Lonely Mountains: Downhill’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

For years now I’ve been on the search for that perfect biking game… Yes, I know, its a very niche genre to enjoy and it is – currently – dominated by by the likes of the Trials games and the myriad of clones it inspired. However there have been some great, in fact ONE great […]

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17th Jun2020

‘Civilization VI & Expansions Bundle’ Review

by Matthew Smail

When I look back across almost thirty years (goodness me) of videogaming experience, there are several games that have stayed with me through their various iterations. Super Mario, Football Manager and Total War all spring to mind (as well as several others) but chief among them is the Civilization series. When I first sunk hundreds […]

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25th May2020

‘Maneater’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

With the evergreen popularity of Jaws, and the close proximity of trashy B-Movie stories to video games, I’m genuinely surprised that we haven’t had hundreds of shark themed video games. I honestly can’t fathom (lol) why there haven’t been more, but that may change going forwards if Maneater realises it’s full potential. This game has […]

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21st May2020

‘Roundguard’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Remember Peggle? Remember how addictive that simple game of bouncing balls across a puzzle-like layout was? Well prepare to be just as addicted to Roundguard, which takes the same “bouncing” concept and adds a little extra… taking players through a series of mystery dungeons with over 150 unique items and the punishment of a roguelike […]

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20th May2020

‘Gravity Rider Zero’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The original Trials HD was something of a behemoth in gaming history, managing to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. Since the release of that game there have been a myriad of sequels and a metric sh*t-ton of imitators – some good, some bad. Some REALLY bad. Where does Gravity Rider Zero sit? Read on […]

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14th May2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Ghost Sweeper’ & ‘Fledgling Heroes’ Reviews (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at not one but TWO new indie games, Ghost Sweeper and Fledgling Heroes, both of which are now available on the Nintendo […]

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12th May2020

Game On! Review: ‘Moving Out’ (Nintendo Switch)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing video games, board games, card games and any tabletop game we can get our hands on. In the last several years, we have been including our 10-year-old son and our 6-year-old daughter, and sometimes our 3-year old son, in our game nights. With so […]

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11th May2020

‘Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

2D fighters are my gaming bread and butter, having been weened on to them at an early age thanks to side-scrolling efforts such as Double Dragon and Streets of Rage and discovering the grand-daddy of 2D fighters, Street Fighter 2 at an arcade in Majorca back in the 90s. Since then I’ve played them all, […]

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11th May2020

‘Factotum 90’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

From indie studio TACS Games and first appearing on the Wii U of all places, Factotum 90 sees you trapped in deep space after something’s collided with your ship. Main power is offline and you’re trapped. It’s lucky you have access to a terminal that allows you to take control of two walker robots as […]

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