REVIEWS 09 May 2020­ by Jay Shaw

SnowRunner

SnowRunner is Sabre Interactive’s new entry into the xRunner line of games which, for the uninitiated, are all about getting trucks stuck in mud and water. Okay, they’re actually about making deliveries of various cargo through wilderness locations but you’re going to spend most of your time stuck in mud. SnowRunner adds a bit more…
REVIEWS 29 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is, surprisingly, the fourth entry in the venerable beat-em-up series and one fans have been waiting for ages to finally play. Let’s get the most important thing out of the way up-front: Yes, you can still suplex dudes and throw them down holes and out of elevators. Is the legacy of…
REVIEWS 10 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake

As the name suggests, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake (Nemesis from now on) is a complete remake of the classic PlayStation 1 survival horror game of the same name. Capcom have taken their Resident Evil 2 Remake formula and applied it to a game that was more about player choice and action. Some of what…
REVIEWS 24 Feb 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Corruption 2029

Corruption 2029 is the new tactical strategy game by The Bearded Ladies. Gone is the post-apocalyptic world of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and in is the fresh semi-apocalyptic world of an America torn in two by rival factions. The authoritarian fascist NAC take on the role of your enemies while you assume the…
REVIEWS 17 Feb 2020­ by L Coulsen

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Since the exclusive deal signed with EA, the Star Wars series hasn’t really amounted to a whole hell of a lot. Not in video-game terms, at least. And not in a way that people were happy with. There was, of course, the infamous kerfuffle with loot boxes, but that is a story for another time.…
REVIEWS 03 Dec 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the fourth entry in a series that has gone from strength to strength over the years; from a Call of Duty clone to the open-world structure of something like Far Cry 3. There’s not a huge amount of competition in the long-range head-popping scene but can Contracts‘ new structure provide…
REVIEWS 26 Nov 2019­ by Stephen Haselden

Age Of Wonders: Planetfall

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Planetfall) is breaking from its fantasy roots to make the first sci-fi game in the AOW series. This makes it perfect timing for a sci-fi nerd like me to jump into the series. However, the big question is: Can a series that’s never been taken seriously as a 4X, transform itself…
REVIEWS 22 Nov 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Battletech: Heavy Metal DLC

Heavy Metal is the third DLC for Battletech, Harebrained Schemes turn-based take on the venerable tabletop game. If you’ve ever played any of the Mechwarrior games you’ll know what to expect from the majority of the new content in Heavy Metal: big stompy mechs and big guns. Is a few new machines worth the door…
REVIEWS 08 Oct 2019­ by K-putt

Grid (2019)

Five years and a whole generation of consoles lay between Grid (2019) and the previous Grid: Autosport. Since then, Codemasters made 6 Formula 1 games, 3 Rally games, Onrush, 3 other games and acquired most of the staff from Sony’s former exclusive Evolution Studios (known for Driveclub and the Motorstorm series). That’s a whole lot…
REVIEWS 23 Sep 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Cat Quest 2

Cat Quest 2 takes the formula of the original Cat Quest and adds dogs. Oh, and a bunch of new spells, a larger overworld and, somehow, even more cat and dog puns. We have no idea how The Gentlebros managed to cram in so many puns that they’re denser than the storage medium but we…
REVIEWS 20 Sep 2019­ by K-putt

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

It’s been 21 years. I was 7 back then and my favorite food was probably still spaghetti. And now he’s back. The little purple dude who’s kinda on fire. Platforming back into the current generation of video games. Since it’s published by Activision, I’m sure most of us had to think twice about giving this…
REVIEWS 19 Sep 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Crying Suns

Crying Suns, from developer Alt Shift, is a tactical real-time post-apocalyptic FTL-like that puts you in the boots of newly resurrected Admiral Idaho aboard his battleship with the only working OMNI in known existence. Immediately you’re tasked with solving three mysteries: Why did the OMNIs shut down? What’s the truth about the Empire? And what…
REVIEWS 04 Sep 2019­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza Kiwami 2

It’s time to return to the world of Yakuza. A world in which every living person suffers from retrograde amnesia because they have been, repeatedly, punched in the face by the series’ protagonist. Well, the people of Kamurocho at least. I mean, that’s the only way to explain why people still keep trying to fight…
REVIEWS 06 Aug 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Metal Wolf Chaos XD

Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a fifteen year old Japanese exclusive, original Xbox mech game created by everyone’s favourite digital torture artisans, From Software. With their recent work, and prior work on the Armored Core series, Metal Wolf Chaos XD has some huge boots to fill. Does it live up to the “greatest nation on…