Syberia 3 Review

Syberia 3 is a difficult game to recommend. I suspect it fills a particular niche set of tastes for a particular type of adventure game fan. One who doesn’t like quick-time-events, doesn’t need brazen or wacky humour, and has plenty of time on their hands […]

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Prey Review

Prey is a game of unexpectedly stark contrasts. The scope of its design is hampered by the use of unambitious narrative tools and a plot that only becomes interesting at the last minute, and its atmosphere and sense of place are stifled by the fact […]

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Tomorrow, Arkane’s latest and arguably most intriguing game yet, Prey, will be released. For the uninitiated, this is a great time for fervent optimism, and the demo for Prey is available for Xbox and PS4 owners to try at this very moment. For the rest […]

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Troll and I Review

Troll and I never ceases to appal, impugn or confound. The time I’d spent with it, I liken to a mild form of torture, like having to listen to your in-laws passive/aggressively assert their petty concerns over a burnt roast of turkey. You could call […]

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Styx: Shards of Darkness is a refreshingly obtuse stealth action game, with a snarky but endearing lead character and an old school difficulty curve. It might occasionally make you put your head through your keyboard, but once it gets going this game offers a sense […]

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands isn’t a Ghost Recon game. It is neither strategic or overly tactical in any way that pushes its genre forwards. It’s a pointless mish-mash of ideas plucked from a limited pool trying to push what was once a deep and […]

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Sniper Elite 4 Review

Sniper Elite 4 is the high-watermark for the series, with consistently enjoyable single-player that allows the series’ best gameplay traits to shine [...]

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Watch Dogs 2 Review

Being cynical about Ubisoft action games is easy. It would be a shame to be so about Watch Dogs 2. As enjoyable as the gameplay and characters are, there are really uplifting moments that come from the script that are just pure social justice porn, […]

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Owlboy Review

Owlboy feels, sounds and moves like how my mind remembers a game from an older era but is really a larger and more cleverly directed experience. The story lends it a unique level of sapience placing it amongst the glut of indie darlings from the […]

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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic was criminally underrated when it first landed in 2006. Paris-based Arkane Studios released it to a mixed mainstream reception, but to me, it was the best immersive-sim you could play at the time. In a genre that counts landmark […]

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