REVIEWS 19 Mar 2018­ by Stephen Haselden

Surviving Mars

The Planet Mars has been the centre of many fantastic stories. There is something about the planet that inspires our imagination and now Paradox, and Haemimont Games have been inspired to use Mars to capture our imaginations in their game Surviving Mars. But this raises the question: Will Surviving Mars inspire our imaginations as much…
REVIEWS 17 Mar 2018­ by Adison

Rad Rogers

Rad Rodgers is an action adventure side-scrolling platformer combined with shooter elements. This indie game was developed by Slipgate Studios and published by THQ Nordic, 3D Realms. Rad Rodgers is not only the name of the game but also the name of the child you play as through the majority of the game. The other…
REVIEWS 10 Mar 2018­ by L Coulsen

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The Kickstarter darling has finally arrived, offering an “historically accurate” recreation of 1503 Bohemia. Brutal melee combat, people going about their daily lives irrespective of what you do yourself. Missions that can be failed if you wait too long. This is the world that Kingdom Come is boasting. Hype upon hype. So the ultimate question,…
REVIEWS 23 Feb 2018­ by Adison

Hacktag

Hacktag, a game produced and published by Piece of Cake studios, is a two player co-op asymmetric stealth game. The game takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals who have a similar modernized life as our own. This game contains both a single player, or co-op play system that allows for a stealth player…
REVIEWS 19 Feb 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Wulverblade

Wulverblade is a belt-scrolling beat-em-up game from Fully Illustrated and Darkwind Media that features fictional Scots railing against the Roman Ninth Legion sometime around the first century AD. As Britannia is invaded and conquered by the Romans, your band of unhappy protectors will rise to the challenge and take the fight across our fair isle…
REVIEWS 05 Jan 2018­ by L Coulsen

ECHO

Steam Greenlight was not popular, clearly evidenced by the fact it no longer exists. Several games, having gone through the Greenlight process, promised the world, setting themselves up as the killer app to justify its existence. Some of them were even pretty darn good, but nothing ever really hit that “wow” factor that we’ve seen…
REVIEWS 14 Dec 2017­ by L Coulsen

ELEX

Piranha Bytes have been doing the rounds for a while now, never quite hitting the big time, but building up a solid following with their rather unbalanced approach to open-world RPG goodness. I absolutely guarantee, if the studio name doesn’t ring any bells, Gothic and/or Risen certainly will. Yeah, it’s those guys, and yep, ELEX…
REVIEWS 09 Dec 2017­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

RUINER

RUINER comes to us from Reikon Games and Devolver Digital, and is proof that hitting bad guys with pipes will still be a thing even in gritty, cyberpunk futures. No matter how satisfying whacking bad guys is though, can it last for the 6-8 hour gameplay time? And can a relatively simple and linear beat-em-up like RUINER really…
REVIEWS 01 Dec 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Dungeons 3

In Dungeons 2, the dungeon management genre diverged a long way from its dark and sadistic beginnings in Dungeon Keeper. It’s almost as if fighting the good guys had begun to rub off on the Great Evil. The missions were far more clinical, all the creatures were far better behaved, and even the Snotlings kept…
REVIEWS 04 Nov 2017­ by Jay Shaw

Call of Duty: WWII

Before we begin in earnest: This is a single-player campaign review only. If you want impressions of the multiplayer modes you’ll have to go elsewhere because I couldn’t get that half of the game to even boot up at all. Every attempt just resulted in my machine locking up, even after a reinstall. This has…
REVIEWS 20 Oct 2017­ by KillingArts

Cuphead

I’ve been waiting for Cuphead since it was first revealed in 2014. Now it’s finally here. Cuphead, a super difficult platformer/run & gun game with outstanding visuals, one which mimics the aesthetics of 1930s cartoons to perfection. The game is pretty, but we knew that for the last 3 years. But is the gameplay any…
REVIEWS 23 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Agents of Mayhem

Volition and I have quite the storied history. Pretty much every game they’ve ever made ranks itself as a member of my personal collection, with the majority sitting firm and resolute among my favourites list. So, of course, when I heard they were working on a new title, my interest was piqued. Though, honestly, I…
REVIEWS 16 Sep 2017­ by Jay Shaw

Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail is the story of cute animals doing horrible things to each other. Sadly it’s not narrated by David Attenborough but that doesn’t stop it from having Animals Of Farthing Wood levels of brutality between furry, scaly, and feathered creatures. You’ll command a horde of put-upon allies to war and beyond. But is…
REVIEWS 13 Sep 2017­ by KillingArts

Sundered

Sundered is a metroidvania-style platformer with beautiful, hand-drawn, Lovecraft-inspired graphics from Thunder Lotus Games who are known for Jotun, their first game. Sundered has, quite similar to Jotun, an art style that reminds very much of 80s cartoons, though gameplay-wise, it is very different. While Jotun was extremely slow (remember the two-second-long heavy attack?), Sundered…