REVIEWS 02 Sep 2016 by L Coulsen

Seasons After Fall

Focus have come a long way recently. Though they have been consistently publishing games for a significant number of years, the past five or so have been especially successful for them. Taking them from a relatively unknown, primarily niche affair, to a full blown…almost “AAA” grade powerhouse. Offering the development studios who work for them,…
REVIEWS 09 Jul 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Space Run Galaxy

Space Run, the 2014 game by Passtech Games, filled a niche that no one knew existed. It took traditional tower defence mechanics and warped them into a spaceship building and race against time. Space Run is a unique game, a great experience, and it leaves you hungry for more. So the questions is: can the…
REVIEWS 05 Jul 2016 by L Coulsen

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Widely accepted as the greatest detective, literary or otherwise, that ever lived. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes has won the hearts of every generation since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. Reinvented and reimagined a multitude of times, the continuing video game series has become one of the most loved incarnations, with…
REVIEWS 29 Jun 2016 by L Coulsen

The Technomancer

In the last few years, Spiders have gone from being a tiny Indie studio, with a budget of fifteen dollars and a packet of chewing gum. To being…well, pretty much the same thing, but considerably better known. Since partnering with Focus Home Interactive, their efforts have reached an increasingly wider audience, and their efforts have…
REVIEWS 27 Jun 2016 by Kyle Johnson

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

The sequel to one of the breakout surprises of 2008, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst moves away from the level-based City of the first game to the open-world City of Glass. Further changes to the timeline, characters, and more make Catalyst more of a reboot than a prequel proper. Does Mirror’s Edge Catalyst do enough to soar…
REVIEWS 11 Jun 2016 by Bis18marck70

Total War: Warhammer

The Total War franchise is an integral part of PC gaming. It’s possible that one has not yet played at least one title, but unlikely. From the earliest days of Total War: Shogun, over to Medieval, the critically acclaimed Total War: Rome, to subpar add-ons like Alexander and completely botched releases like the massively awaited…
REVIEWS 06 Jun 2016 by Kyle Johnson

Homefront: The Revolution

Despite the lukewarm reception of 2011’s Homefront, The Revolution has arrived after a long and troubled development cycle, which saw the sequel rights change hands no more than three times. The Revolution has sneaked on to consoles and PC platforms with little fanfare. Described as a “reimagining” of the original, does The Revolution strike a…
REVIEWS 01 Jun 2016 by Simon Sirmenis

DOOM

Doom has deep roots. It is pretty much grandfather to FPS genre as a whole with only Wolfenstein rivalling its record. The revival of the latter proved that old school franchises can stand strong again in today’s market. And so can DOOM. While a lot of people were put off by DOOM’s reveal during 2015s…
REVIEWS 30 May 2016 by Jordan Fong

The Collider 2

The Collider 2 is a 1st/3rd person game in which takes its concepts from endless runners with a touch of the shoot’em up genre like R-Type. Pilot your ship through the cavernous hull of the enemy’s ship in order to stop it from destroying your planet. Evade moving obstacles, collect coins and artifacts, and shoot…
REVIEWS 23 May 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris

Paradox has a reputation for making good strategy games, however Stellaris is their first venture into the field of Sci-Fi 4X, a niche that is notoriously difficult to make games for. Can Paradox break into this new market where so many others have failed? Can they even stand out in 2016, a year when so…
REVIEWS 10 May 2016 by L Coulsen

The Crew Wild Run

When The Crew originally arrived back in 2014, it caught most people’s attention for being something genuinely unique in the world of MMOs. An open world, co-operative/PVP based driving simulator. With a cohesive, albeit often very silly (I heard it on the dark web!) single player story. Rapidly gaining far more attention for persistent network…
REVIEWS 05 May 2016 by Tomer S.

Drizzlepath: Genie

Drizzlepath: Genie grasped me at first with its looks and fancy trailers. Seeing this brought hope to the franchise, a chance to remake, rethink and redo what the first Drizzlepath missed. The original game had its highs and lows so expecting improvements wasn’t a tall ask for the sequel.  The end result was quite a…
REVIEWS 03 May 2016 by Bis18marck70

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

2016 is set to be a big year for Warhammer fans with multiple titles lined up that seek to bring this universe to our screens. It was only a few years ago, with the destruction of THQ, that certain doom for the license was prophesied. Luckily, and in some cases unluckily, the failure of THQ…
REVIEWS 28 Apr 2016 by Sawyer Scherbenske

Dark Souls III

Dark Souls showed gamers castles in ruins, poisonous swamps, a world that’s on the brink, but more than all that they introduced us to an all too familiar screen. What I’m here to tell you is that through all the times you’ll die, all the walls you’ll hit, and all the skeletons that’ll run you…