07th Jun2019

‘TT Isle of Man’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Motorbike-racing games with a heavy focus on simulation are not exactly plentiful on the Nintendo Switch, this is a gap that TT Isle of Man could plug perfectly for a lot of people that crave depth in their racers. Whilst there’s a lot to commend here, unfortunately a few aspects work against the title and […]

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05th Jun2019

‘Gato Roboto’ Review (NIntendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Devolver Digital’s eye for high-quality indie content shows no sign of abating. Playing through Gato Roboto’s kitten-sized package, one always gets the sense of being in a safe pair of hands. And developer Doinksoft does play it safe in terms of mechanics and design. This is a metroidvania – or meowtroidvania – borrowing shamelessly from […]

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03rd Jun2019

‘Hellmut: The Badass From Hell’ Review (Xbox One)

by Chris Cummings

Some games are playful, easy-going and nice to relax with when you’ve spent too long at work. Some games are less forgiving and want to punish you, make you feel a sense of disdain for your own skills as a gamer. Some games want to be playful and still punish you… well… Hellmut is that […]

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03rd Jun2019

‘Miles & Kilo’ Review (XBox One)

by Chris Cummings

I always enjoy a good strong colourful platformer. It takes me back to my childhood, playing Wonder Boy and Alex Kidd on my Sega. Those were the days… Miles & Kilo brings that pixelated old-school charm in droves, with a score of classic style video-game music to go along with the platforming adventure fun. Milo […]

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31st May2019

‘Warhammer: Chaosbane’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

In February, myself and a couple of friends played Diablo 3 from start to finish on a hard difficulty setting in a challenge for the awesome charity Special Effect (check them out, they do amazing work) and so I really got my fill of the isometric hack and slash genre for a while. Warhammer: Chaosbane […]

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31st May2019

‘Among the Sleep’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Krillbite Studios’ existential horror adventure Among the Sleep was originally released in 2014. This Enhanced Edition came to PC in 2017 and is now arriving on consoles. The enhancements include “new dialogue, better performance and visuals”; and while it has elements that betray its low-budget, early-gen origins, it is still an effective nightmare with an […]

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30th May2019

‘Tropico 6′ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

No-one (and I mean no-one) is as big a fan of the Tropico series as I am. From the delightfully infectious salsa music that perfectly captures both the Latin setting and the mischievously tongue-in-cheek nature of Kalypso’s twenty year old series to the lighthearted gameplay, I love almost everything about it. Despite this lifelong affection […]

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29th May2019

‘The Last Door: Complete Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I have a distant sense that I played The Last Door upon its original PC release several years ago, albeit briefly. I’m not sure why I didn’t play it through at the time but I’m definitely glad I revisited it on the Switch as its ‘low-res, high suspense’ (brilliant tag-line) approach really works and creates […]

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29th May2019

‘Darkwood’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released for PC in 2017, Darkwood has now been ported to the Nintendo Switch, so owners of Nintendo’s popular handheld can also enjoy one of the bleakest worlds in gaming. A top-down exploratory survival horror with elements of crafting, Darkwood takes no prisoners, there is a permadeath mode for those truly masochistic but my time […]

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28th May2019

‘Redout’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The futuristic racing genre is one that has been around for a while, made most famous by Wipeout (a game that this title takes reference from, alongside an F-Zero X vibe) the high-speed, strafing along looping tracks designed for astonishing speeds is one that captures a lot of peoples imaginations. Redout is a solid addition […]

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28th May2019

Review Round-Up: Almost There / Rotating Brave (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

ALMOST THERE: THE PLATFORMER I know indie gaming has embraced the idea of old-school pixel art but Almost There takes things to a whole other level. This isn’t 16 bit graphics, hell, this isn’t even 8 bit graphics. This is dawn of the video game age, sub-Atari 2600 graphics, on a current-gen console! It’s like […]

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23rd May2019

‘Observation’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

I was a latecomer to Stories Untold, a friend recommended it to me less than a year ago and I loved its mood, tone, idiosyncrasies and the ingenious insertion of mini-games and puzzles as a way of moving the narrative forwards. When I got sent the review code for Observation and watched the trailer, it […]

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21st May2019

‘American Fugitive’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

We are a bit starved for more ‘realistic’ open world games on the Switch and American Fugitive, with its isometric sandbox action, fits the bill perfectly, however a few technical snags affect what could have been a GOTY contender for me. In American Fugitive you play Will, wrongly accused of murdering his father (and in […]

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21st May2019

‘RemiLore’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

An all-new hack-and-slash action game, RemiLore follows the journey of an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi and a supreme magic book named Lore as they battle their way through the anime-inspired world of Ragnoah. Essentially RemiLore is a “rogue-lite” anime-style adventure set in a colorful world where players can defeat enemies with a variety of powerful melee […]

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20th May2019

‘Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It won’t comes as a surprise given how many of them I review, but I am a HUGE fan of fighting games – in particular the 2D fighters of old – having played just about EVERY 2D fighting game ever released on any system, from side-scrolling days of the NES, to the classic SNES/Streetfighter 2 […]

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14th May2019

‘Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Now I’ve never been the biggest fan of the Saints Row franchise – for one they’re sandbox games, and we all know (or at least you should by now) know that I have a particular dislike for sandbox games, and two they always seemed to me to be a poor man’s Grand Theft Auto. So […]

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14th May2019

‘Life is Strange 2 – Episode 3: Wastelands’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

It’s been over three months since the last Life is Strange 2 episode. The long wait times between episodes is guaranteed to test the patience of many gamers. The reasoning for these long breaks is to make each episode the best it possibly can be when it’s released. Episode 2 was fine but it’s debatable […]

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09th May2019

‘Venture Kid’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Billed as a a lovingly crafted 8-bit retro action platformer that goes beyond just pixels and chiptunes, Venture Kid is a throwback to the golden age of cartridge games; a tribute, a love letter if you will, to the platforming genre and the NES-era of platforming in particular. Having debuted on mobile some years ago, Venture […]

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09th May2019

‘Truberbrook’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The visuals are the high-point in this traditional graphic adventure. A haphazard narrative and plain puzzles affect the ability to really recommend this as a must-play title for adventure enthusiasts and feels too meandering to recommend as a starting point to newcomers of the genre. Set in 1967, you take control of the protagonist Hans […]

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03rd May2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Path to Mnemosyne’ Review (Switch)

by Britt Roberts

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 puzzle game Path to Mnemosyne. A twisty, moody puzzle title set in a very grey world, Path to Mnemosyne won’t be […]

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01st May2019

‘Table Top Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Remember the heyday of Micro Machines? Those tiny little diecast cars that kids, at least of my generation, went crazy for… Well if you’re old enough to remember the toys, then you’re surely old enough to remember the video games! Spanning multiple consoles, including (but not limited to) the Sega Megadrive, Commodore Amiga and the […]

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01st May2019

‘The Padre’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Presented in a voxel graphical style from a mostly isometric viewpoint, The Padre puts you in the blocky shoes of the titular character as he tries to solve the mystery of a missing Cardinal. The game contains elements of various titles, most prominently Alone in the Dark and early Resident Evil games. The tone of […]

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