Hub Category: Game Reviews

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    A solid game which borrows heavily from titles such as Tomb Raider and Sekiro, combining key elements of both to produce a challenging and enjoyable Star Wars experience. Sadly, boring characters and a string of technical issues severely hamper what is otherwise the best story-driven Star Wars game in a long time.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3

    Luigi’s Mansion 3

    Luigi’s Mansion 3 is another absolute gem of an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. Tremendous level design and addictive mechanics combined with fantastic charm, loveable characters, and a joyous sense of humour make this an absolute delight to play for gamers of all ages. It’s not the most challenging of games, it possibly goes on for a couple of hours too long, and the multiplayer isn’t anything to get excited about, but none of that is enough to stop Luigi’s Mansion 3 being another must-play for anybody who owns a Nintendo Switch.

  • Ring Fit Adventure

    Ring Fit Adventure

    Overall, the Ring Fit Adventure is a remarkably well put-together product, and it’s sure to motivate anybody who plays it to exercise more. The exercises which it makes you do actually do bring on a sweat, and—although this isn’t a direct successor to the Wii Fit and the style of game isn’t comparable—Ring Fit Adventure blows the Wii Fit out of the water on the exercise-disguised-as-gaming front.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare slows the franchise down and is better for it, but it’s not without its flaws or opinion-splitting features. A tremendous campaign is hampered by political issues and an over-reliance on throwing atrocities in your face, and Spec Ops offers co-op fun for four-players but doesn’t play entirely fair, often leaving the player frustrated. Multiplayer, however, is a real throwback to the glory days of Modern Warfare 1 and 2, but to enjoy that throwback you have to accept the game for what it is – slower, more methodical, more tactical, and yes, more campy. If you prefer your Call of Duty games slower and more realistic then Modern Warfare may well be the game to get you back into the franchise. It’s a brilliant game, but it certainly won’t be for everybody. Then again, what game ever is?

  • FIFA 20

    FIFA 20

    One thing for sure is that FIFA 20 remains the ultimate suite of football content, offering you exquisite presentation and plenty of different ways to play, and it still plays a great game of football, better than last year in fact, but EA still has a lot of work to do off the pitch to stop people claiming its the same game every year. A step in the right direction then, but not a big one.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

    The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

    I never played the original 1993 Game Boy version of Link’s Awakening. My earliest experience of The Legend of Zelda was playing A Link to the Past on an inherited SNES when I was around six years old, which then led me on to the N64 iterations, through the Gamecube and Wii era’s and all the way up to Breath of the Wild on the Switch, but the handheld Zelda’s are something that just happened to pass me by. I’ve heard a lot about it, of course; Link’s Awakening is cherished by pretty much anybody that has played it, including my brother who absolutely hammered the 1998 Game Boy Color remake, and many people still consider it as their favourite Zelda game of all time.

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled allays the fears of all those who remember the game so fondly, those who saw the news of the remaster and begged them to leave it well alone. While those fears were justified, Beenox has pulled off the task with resounding success, giving the classic a modern day makeover worthy of this generation of consoles and introducing it to a whole new generation of gamers.

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    While Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an undeniably sublime game, I do worry that its greatest achievement—which is its tremendously satisfying skill-based combat—could also be its greatest hindrance. While some will relish the challenge and salivate at the idea of having to perfect their skills to such a degree, the difficulty levels will make the game completely inaccessible to a large number of players who simply can’t be arsed with the hassle of it, which does throw Sekiro into a niche category.

  • Mortal Kombat 11

    Mortal Kombat 11

    It’s been a long time since I’ve played a Mortal Kombat game—two console generations, in fact—so when I first put Mortal Kombat 11 into my Xbox One I was eager to see how accessible it would be for a new-ish player and just how fun a 2D fighting game would be in this age of gaming – after all, it does largely boil down to moving left to right and hitting each other. After countless hours with Mortal Kombat 11, I’m pleased to say that I have been pleasantly surprised.

  • The Division 2

    The Division 2

    The Division 2’s launch has been a massive success, with one of—if not the—most stable releases of a game in it’s genre. If the development of the original after release is anything to go by, fans are in for a hell of a lot of content and improvements over the coming months and years that may very well propel The Division 2 into the position of the go-to loot shooter.