17th Aug2021

‘Outbreak: Endless Nightmares’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

[NOTE: This review is of the ORIGINAL Switch release of this game, not the recently updated/patched version… Mainly because I refuse to replay this game again!] Created by Dead Drop Studios (in reality solo developer Evan Wolbach), Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is the latest game to grace modern consoles in the Outbreak series, this time mixing […]

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20th Jul2021

Retro-Spective: ‘Wonderboy: Asha in Monster World’ & ‘Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Video game nostalgia seems to be at an all-time high right now; either that or video game studios have just run out of ideas. Whatever the reason, we’re currently in the midst of a wave of old-school early video games getting reboots, remakes or reduxes. Case in point, the recently-released high def remakes of Wonderboy: […]

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13th Jul2021

‘Epistory – Typing Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Released five years ago on PC, Epistory – Typing Chronicles brings its unusual game and style of gameplay to Nintendo Switch. Reading up on Epistory before I played it, I was instantly drawn to it because it seemed like something I had never played before. Recently I have really been enjoying trying new genres and […]

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03rd Jun2021

‘Maid of Sker: Enhanced Edition’ Review (Xbox Series S)

by Phil Wheat

Developed and published by Wales Interactive who have previously worked on games we’ve reviewed here on Nerdly such as The Complex, Late Shift, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Decker, and The Shapeshifting Detective; Maid of Sker is not unlike those games in the sense that there’s a strong story at the core of it, and […]

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22nd Apr2021

Rewind: ‘Resident Evil VII’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

With Resident Evil Village about to release, it’s more important than ever to revisit Resident Evil 7 because Ethan’s story is set to continue to Village and potentially come to a final conclusion if the foreboding line from the first trailer, “His story comes to a close”, doesn’t end up being something to throw us […]

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04th Mar2021

‘Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues is yet another side-scrolling brawler now available on the Nintendo Switch – which has, in recent years, become something of a home for such games, be they 8-bit retro titles like Fight N Rage or updated franchises like Streets of Rage 4. As such it’s hard not to […]

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02nd Mar2021

‘Zotrix Starglider’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

I have been an avid gamer for pretty much as long as I can remember. My first console the ZX Spectrum, the loading noises I remember almost as much as the games, and from then on it has almost entirely (the odd Sega Master System and Playstation an exception) been Nintendo. But it’s perhaps apt […]

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02nd Nov2020

‘Super Mario Bros. 35’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Jason Brigger

Per the official website: “Race against time, defeat enemies, and sabotage your opponents in an online battle to be the last Mario standing!” The newest digital-only Mario game from Nintendo celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game while adding a “last-man-standing” competitive twist with you and 34 of your closest online […]

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06th Oct2020

‘Peaky Blinders: Mastermind’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I’d be lying if I told you I had watched every single episode of Peaky Blinders and I’d also be lying to tell you I had any clue that there would be a game coming out this year. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a strategy game in which you take control of specific characters and lead […]

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01st Oct2020

‘Iron Harvest’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Back in 2016, a board game called Scythe blew the world away with its incredibly evocative artwork, which featured hand painted images busy farmers working the fields against a backdrop of huge, mechanical walkers that seemed to eye them in equal parts both wary and protective. This artwork came from Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, and […]

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14th Aug2020

First look at new G.I. Joe video game ‘G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout’

by Phil Wheat

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, a new team-based, third-person shooter based on Hasbro’s mega-popular franchise, has been revealed today. Play as your favorite heroes and villains from Team Joe and Team Cobra in this action-packed adventure – travel to monumental locations like Cobra Headquarters and the U.S.S. Flagg through an original story inspired by 80s-style comics. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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04th May2020

‘Streets of Rage 4’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I grew up playing Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 on the SEGA Mega Drive. I loved those games. Classic side scrolling beat-em-ups that involved you walking the streets, accompanied by techno-8bit-retro music, and beating the crap out of a variety of enemies. Each stage would end with a different boss fight, with […]

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28th Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Resident Evil 4

by Xenia Grounds

With the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, I was debating which game in the series to talk about for a retrospective. It was between Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake for a while. Then I heard the rumours floating around about Resident Evil 4 being the next game in the series to get the […]

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24th Apr2020

‘Mekorama’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A 3D isometric puzzle game, Mekorama sees players guide the adorable robot “B” to safety after he crash lands on a strange cubic planet. Think something akin to Monument Valley – only less relaxing, more frustrating and oftentimes more complex – and you’ll get the idea of what Mekorama is all about. Featuring the same […]

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