Category Archives: Game Reviews

MXGP 2019 PC review

There’s no doubt that Milestone are the experts when it comes to motorcycle games, their MotoGP and Ride franchises capture perfectly the speed and handling of high-powered road bikes. Straight lining or leaning into a bend is all very well on smooth asphalt, but doing the same on dirt, dust and mud is a different thin altogether.

MXGP 2019 is the latest iteration of Milestone’s yearly licenced MXGP game based on the FIM Motorcross World Championships. The game includes all the tracks from the 2019 season plus a special playground area and a track editor for player to create their own track and share with the community. Continue reading MXGP 2019 PC review

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Xbox One/PC review

PlayStation 4 owners familiar with Supermassive Games’ superb Until Dawn will be right at home with the British developer’s first story in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan.

The Supermassive Games has had a stint providing novelty efforts for Sony and their PlayStation 4 of late, with varying success. Whilst I found the Until Dawn VR spin-off, The Inpatient pretty good, the social horror game, Hidden Agenda and iffy VR shooter, Bravo Team, were not so good.

With Man of Medan, the developer seems to be back on form. Continue reading The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Xbox One/PC review

Control PC review

Remedy, the Finnish developers responsible for Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break invite players to experience their paranormal action-adventure game, Control. Continue reading Control PC review

Madden NFL 20 Xbox One review

It’s Madden Season again. EA Sport’s America football game, Madden NFL 20 heralds this year’s line-up of premium sport sims. Continue reading Madden NFL 20 Xbox One review

MotoGP 19 PS4 review

Milestone’s MotoGP 19 gives the franchise its annual update and then some.

You’ve got to hand it to Milestone. The Italian developer has become synonymous motor racing games. Whilst their rally games can be a bit so-so, no developer has embraced motorcycle racing in the way that Milestone has. Continue reading MotoGP 19 PS4 review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC review

With the exception of an ill-conceived entry back in 2009, the Nazi-killing adventures of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz have been thrilling gamers for over 30 years. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first game in the series where players don’t fill the standard army-issue boots of B.J. Blazkowicz. Continue reading Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC review

Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters expansion PC review

Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.

Frontier Development’s Planet Coaster is built upon years of experience the developer gained whilst working on Atari’s Rollercoaster Tycoon games. The result is a detailed theme park simulation that enables players to design, build and manage their own parks. Continue reading Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters expansion PC review

The Sinking City Xbox One review

Ukrainian developers, Frogwares invite players to investigate macabre goings on in a tormented sinking city.

Developers continue to mine the esoteric works of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos, and understandably so. Lovecraft’s tales offer gamers weird and surreal gaming experiences with peculiar and unique narratives, compared to the usual fayre. It’s an opportunity to play with an established brand for what is probably isn’t a very steep licencing price. Unfortunately, like many of Lovecraft’s stories, these games usually come across as dated.

Thankfully, The Sinking City is an exception. Continue reading The Sinking City Xbox One review