22nd Dec2023

Best of 2023: ‘Dead Space’ Review (PC)

by Chris Thomas

Despite being middle-aged and having a deep love of horror. I am too much of a coward to play horror games. I love the idea of them, but games give you agency, and that dear reader is too much pressure for me. Running in panic as the monsters close in, is too much for me […]

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08th Nov2023

‘Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

One of the things that has marked out this current generation of consoles is the re-releases of old(er) games on new formats – something that has given new life to old franchises and resurrected long-dead games AND games that never saw the light of day either worldwide or merely just Western audiences. This is where […]

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25th Oct2023

‘Slaps And Beans 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Back in 2018 one of the surprise games of the year was Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps And Beans, a video game based on the films (and personalities) of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, two guys who were HUGE in the 70s and 80s, with their Italian-made films traversing the globe, bringing the duo’s […]

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12th Oct2023

‘Crkd Nitro Deck’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

If you’ve played a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode for any length of time you’ll know that after a while it can become uncomfortable – especially for the larger-handed folks out there. You’ll also probably be well aware of the “drifting” issues that the Switch joycons can suffer from. One of the solutions, from both […]

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10th Oct2023

‘CounterAttack: Uprising’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

In CounterAttack: Uprising, humanity is faced with a mechanical apocalypse. Beings known as “Automatons” are hellbent on the complete eradication of the human race – assembling an unstoppable armada and laying waste to everything in their path. With nowhere to go, humanity is forced to rush the Experimental Space Fighter program into production with 8 […]

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13th Apr2023

‘Green Hell’ Review (Xbox Series S)

by George P Thomas

Green Hell is a first-person survival game developed and published by Creepy Jar in which players take on the role of a man named Jake, who finds himself stranded deep in the Amazon rainforest. The game focuses on survival, exploration, and crafting as players must navigate the dense jungle and face the many dangers it […]

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12th Apr2023

‘Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis is an exciting new video game that combines elements of horror, action, and puzzle-solving to create a truly unique gaming experience. Developed by a small indie studio, this game has already garnered a lot of attention for its unique visuals, intriguing storyline, and engaging gameplay. The game takes place in a […]

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11th Apr2023

‘Zorro the Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Zorro the Chronicles is a Nintendo Switch game based on the animated series of the same name. Developed by Cyber Group Studios, this action-adventure game allows players to step into the shoes of the legendary hero Zorro as he fights against the corrupt tyrant Ramon and his army of soldiers. The game features a captivating […]

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10th Apr2023

‘Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the sequel to the popular 2017 game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which was a surprise hit that combined the worlds of Mario and Rabbids in a strategy game. This time around, the game takes place in space and introduces new characters, new abilities, and new gameplay mechanics. […]

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06th Apr2023

‘Sir Lovelot’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Sir Lovelot is a 2D platformer game that was originally released on the Nintendo Switch in March 2021. Developed and published by pixel.lu, Sir Lovelot follows the journey of a knight in search of love. With its retro-inspired graphics and tight gameplay, Sir Lovelot offers a fun and challenging experience for players. The game features […]

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05th Apr2023

‘Post Void’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

The Nintendo Switch might just be my favourite console ever. I’ve always been a Nintendo guy, so it’s no surprise I’m talking like this about one of those console. But part of the reason I love it so much is because of its vast library of games that has led me to trying games and […]

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03rd Apr2023

‘Kao the Kangaroo’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Kao the Kangaroo is a classic 3D platformer game that has been remastered and re-released on the Nintendo Switch. Developed by Tate Multimedia, the game takes players on a journey through various levels and challenges as they control the titular character Kao, a cute and adventurous kangaroo. The game was originally released in 2000 for […]

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30th Mar2023

‘Aragami 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by George P Thomas

Aragami 2 is an action-packed stealth game developed and published by Lince Works for the Nintendo Switch console. It is the sequel to the 2016 game, which was critically acclaimed for its beautiful visuals, intriguing storyline, and immersive gameplay. Aragami 2 builds upon its predecessor’s strengths and delivers an even better gaming experience. The game […]

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26th Jan2023

‘Lone Ruin’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Super Rare Games have been on my radar for a while now. They are continuously releasing great, original indie games that are initially only available digitally, and making them physical releases, often with cool extras thrown in to. The occasional digital release is also included and this is where Lone Ruin comes in. What grabbed […]

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19th Jul2022

Digital Shorts: ‘Remote Life’ Review (Xbox Series S)

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 Remote Life, a one-man produced shmup now available across all formats. Remote Life is billed as a display of the expertise […]

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10th Jun2022

‘The Quarry’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

For horror fans there is something fun about being in control of the victims of a horror game. Supermassive Games proved this well with Until Dawn. Now it’s time to collect another group of teens and stick them in a summer camp ready to be the victims. The question is will The Quarry be as […]

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20th May2022

‘Cotton Fantasy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The Cotton franchise goes back 30 years and has appeared on many early consoles and computers including PC Engine, Neo Geo Pocket Color, right through to the early days of the original PlayStation. And throughout the years Cotton has received acclaim for its fast action, its colourful and detailed presentation and its cast – especially […]

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17th May2022

‘Evil Dead: The Game’ Review (Xbox Series X/S)

by Paul Metcalf

When Evil Dead: The Game was first revealed, the marketing was perfect. Put Bruce Campbell in the trailers, show characters from not only the movies but the TV show and you have fan’s attention from the start. The question is does the game live up to the hype created around it? The answer to this […]

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06th May2022

‘Quest For Infamy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Broken Sword, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Syberia, Clock Tower. All classic games. All classic point and click adventure video games. But I haven’t played any of them and I’ve been playing video games for a very long time. I’m trying to think as I write this but it’s been at least thirty years. And in […]

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26th Apr2022

‘Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires’ Review (Xbox Series S)

by Phil Wheat

Yes, the musou classic is back with another entry in the long-running series that has also had numerous spin-offs and titles that use the same “warriors” format for their own gameplay needs (Hyrule Warriors for example). And in terms of the musou action nothing much has changed, however… Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires lets gamers live […]

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05th Apr2022

‘Ashwalkers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Ashwalkers is not a type of game I have ever really played before. It’s an adventure survival game in which you make choices for your group of four (or less if you have unfortunately let one or two of them die on the journey) and those choices will determine what happens next. It sounded a […]

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29th Mar2022

Digital Shorts: ‘I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition’ Review (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 another point and click puzzle game from genre specialists Ocean Media. I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition is the latest […]

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