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 […]

26th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Hidden Through Time’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

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 Hidden Through Time, available now on Switch, PS4 and Android. Once in a while I like to jump into the Nintendo […]

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25th Mar2020

‘Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Trails of Cold Steel is a series that I, sadly, have been very much unfamiliar with. The cool opportunity to play this title came up, however, and so I gave it a shot, without the knowledge of what I was getting myself into or any information about the previous titles in the series. Many fans, […]

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14th Jan2020

‘Let’s Sing 2020’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

The karaoke game train rolls on with the only video game franchise in the ever-diminishing genre, Let’s Sing, still around! Now in it’s 2020 iteration, the RavensCourt/Voxler title is now seemingly the only karaoke game left in a market that used to be completely saturated. So maligned is the genre that Sony recently announced it’s […]

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12th Dec2019

‘Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5: Wolves’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

We’ve reached the end of a very long road. Sean and Daniel’s journey is over in its entirety. Over this past year and three months of watching their story, it’s warmed and broke my heart so often. Their relationship has made everything very worthwhile. I’ve never seen a game that so accurately captures what it’s […]

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11th Nov2019

‘Utawarerumono: Zan’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

The Utawarerumono franchise is something of an oddity. The original Utawarerumono was first released in 2004, but only came out in Japan. THe first game to make it to the West was Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which was swiftly followed by Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth in the latter half of 2017. Skip forward to 2019 […]

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11th Nov2019

‘Monkey King: Hero is Back’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Kung-Fu. Adventure. Chinese mythology. A boy named Liuer. A Monkey King. A 500-year old Chinese tale. All combined in a fun, frantic, funny action-adventure set in a bright, detailed and adorable fantasy world. Explore Monkey King’s hidden powers, engaging sense of humour, battling animal-like creatures and other-wordly bosses, all taken from the Chinese box office […]

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31st Oct2019

‘Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I remember all the way back in 2008 playing the original No More Heroes on the Nintendo Wii. It was a fresh, original, quirky and vibrant action video game that was really funny, very weird and a whole ton of fun. I hadn’t revisited the game since, or anything in the No More Heroes world, […]

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24th Oct2019

‘Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

The fourth in Frozenbyte’s now decade-old Trine series shows that refining something can be just as enduring as re-inventing it. Some minor issues aside, Trine 4 is a triumph in the platform-puzzle genre and, should it be the last in the series, a hell of a way to go out. Moving away from Trine 3’s […]

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09th Oct2019

‘Mutazione’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

A pleasant, narrative-driven adventure with strong audio work, Mutazione is a wonderful world well worth visiting… Kai is a teenager from a fractured but loving background, with the tables turned in their relationship, Kai is the one that looks after her mother until she is asked by her grandfather to visit him on his island […]

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08th Oct2019

‘The Surge 2’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

Having never played the original The Surge and, upon reading into it, finding out that it was dismissed by some as a Dark Souls clone, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this sequel. After spending several hours with The Surge 2 I was surprised to find that, whilst it does come from that […]

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24th Sep2019

‘Terminator: Resistance’ coming to consoles in November!

by Phil Wheat

UK video game publisher Reef Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Terminator: Resistance for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. It will release on November 15th 2019 in Europe & Australia and December 3rd 2019 in North America. A single player first-person shooter developed by Teyon, Terminator: Resistance features an original […]

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20th Sep2019

‘The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been a fan of the Telltale The Walking Dead series right from the very beginning. In fact, I was a big Telltale fan. I loved many of their titles, from The Wolf Among Us to Borderlands to their Game of Thrones title, but The Walking Dead was their best work, bringing a brand new […]

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10th Sep2019

‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

The Dark Pictures is a horror anthology series from the developers of Until Dawn. This anthology is supposed to have eight stand-alone stories for us to experience and each entry should come out every six months or so. The debut for this series is Man of Medan. If this debut is anything to go by…I […]

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30th Aug2019

‘Life is Strange 2 – Episode 4: Faith’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: The following review spoils the Life is Strange 2, Episode 3 ending. Let’s have a little recap on Episode 3: Wastelands ending. Daniel had a freak telekinetic outburst which injured multiple people. Once the dust had settled, the episode ended on a shot with Sean unconscious and bleeding. There was a glass shard embedded […]

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22nd Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Etherborn’ Review (PS4)

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 Britt takes a look at Etherborn, a new platformer available now on all formats. A 3D gravity-based platformer, Etherborn is a taxing and yet mellow Sunday […]

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18th Jul2019

‘A.O.T 2: Final Battle’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

Based on the Manga series of the same name, A.O.T 2 (Attack on Titan 2) is a revisiting and expansion of the world discovered in the first game that offers a lot to fans of the show but also completely grabbed me as a total newcomer with its surprisingly engaging story, addictive gameplay and, of […]

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28th Jun2019

‘The Sinking City’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Lovecraftian video games based on the mythology of Cthulhu aren’t anything new, with the concept finding it’s way into our video games market with the likes of Call of Cthulhu and Cthulhu Saves the World, among many others, some very well received, others not so much. It’s at the same time intriguing, especially if you’re […]

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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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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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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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11th May2019

‘Rage 2’ – Launch Trailer

by Phil Wheat

When you’re about to get your head sliced in half by the glowing, wrist-mounted fishhook blade of a giant, old, cyborg man, you tend to reflect on the journey that brought you to that very moment. Relatable, right? Well… once you see the launch trailer for Rage 2, you’ll understand. Dive headfirst into a dystopian […]

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