Category Archives: Game Reviews

F1 22 PC/VR game review

For the second Formula One game under EA Sports’ stewardship, Codemasters drop the 20 to simply give us F1 22. But it’s not just the name format that’s changed.

EA Sports iterative sport games are a licence to print money. Each year, dedicated fans splash out cash for the new games that usually feature a slight graphical scrub up, refined physics, new teams, liveries, strips, uniforms, players, drivers, tracks, stadiums and rules. To the casual observer, each iteration looks eyebrow raisingly about the same as the last. Of course, that’s not the case otherwise fans wouldn’t buy them and EA Sports titles wouldn’t be the best-sellers that they are each year. Continue reading F1 22 PC/VR game review

Sniper Elite 5 PS5 review

American sniper, Karl Fairburne continues his tour of WW2 theatres of war, having previously caused headaches for the Axis powers in Berlin, Africa and Italy. With the Allied victory in sight, Sniper Elite 5 takes the action to Nazi-occupied France. Continue reading Sniper Elite 5 PS5 review

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle review

This year’s major expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online, Zenimax Online’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, takes players to the land of the Bretons: High Isle.

Previously, The Elder Scrolls Online’s expansions have drawn upon regions featured, or at least spoken of, in the long-running single-player Elder Scrolls series. For the High Isle expansion, players are invited to journey to a completely new region. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle review

The Quarry PC review

Supermassive Games channel 1980s teen horror moves with their latest suspense-filled cinematic adventure, The Quarry.

Over the last few years, Supermassive Games have made a name for themselves by producing narrative-based macabre horror games. Their successful TV show-like series The Dark Pictures Anthology awaits the release of the final instalment of its first season. The Quarry, however, draws more from the developer’s 2015 PlayStation game, Until Dawn, the new game having a similar-aged ensemble cast and the same 80s slasher-movie style. Continue reading The Quarry PC review

The Quarry PC preview

I’ve been checking out a preview of Supermassive Games’ upcoming game, The Quarry.

Horror games these days seem to be the sole reserve of Resident Evil and any number of the similarly inspired zombie titles out there. Sure, the Resident Evil games have their shocking moments, but it’s mainly a bit of gore, some puzzles, and some action. Same with Dying Light and Days Gone, the horror is sidelined by the action-adventure element. None of them manage to get under your skin. These games are not going to give you the heebie-jeebies and make you want to switch the hallway light on rather than feel your way to your bedroom at night. Continue reading The Quarry PC preview

The A500 Mini Retro Gaming Console review

Retro Games, the UK outfit responsible for a range of retro gaming devices from joystick to full-sized Vic-20s and C64 emulators, have launched their A500 Mini Retro Gaming Console. Styled on the original Commodore Amiga 500, this tiny console comes preloaded with twenty-five classic Amiga games and the capacity to add even more. Continue reading The A500 Mini Retro Gaming Console review

Ghostwire Tokyo PS5 review

Although a bit of  tonal departure for Bethesda, Ghostwire Toyko is a good-looking and eerie action game that is aimed at a very select audience. Continue reading Ghostwire Tokyo PS5 review

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands PC review

Gearbox, the Borderlands crew adapt the series’ signature look to the game within a game that is 2K Games’ Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

The Borderlands games are over-the-top first-person shooting/driving games set in a weird sci-fi universe where players hunt for elusive vaults full of treasure. A tongue-in-cheek plot and ridiculously overpowered weapons have made the games very popular. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a spin-off that joins Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands 3, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Continue reading Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands PC review