Category Archives: Game Reviews

Riders Republic PC review

Ubisoft Annecy, developers of the extreme sports game, Steep, welcome players to the Riders Republic.

Ubisoft’s snowboarding/skiing/wingsuit/jetpack game, Steep has been a bit of a go-to game of mine since its release back in 2016. Riders Republic is more of the same, but with a bigger and more varied area and a few more extreme sports thrown in for good measure. Continue reading Riders Republic PC review

Call of Duty: Vanguard PC review

It’s back to World War II for Activision’s big first-person shooter series with Call of Duty: Vanguard.

After a game set in the modern-day and another set during the cold war, this year’s entry, from Activation’s Sledgehammer Games, returns to World War II. It is, after all, the scenario that the series originated with and the one likely to cause the least offense. After all, as everybody knows, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Continue reading Call of Duty: Vanguard PC review

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC review

Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy is a single-player third-person action-adventure game that puts players in the shoes of Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord. The game is a reimagining that sits outside the continuity of both the Marvel Studios movies and the comic books it is based on. Similar to Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham games, Guardian’s of the Galaxy takes the characters’ established mythology and reinvents it for the game. Continue reading Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC review

Age of Empires IV PC review

Age of Empires IV continues the much-lauded lineage of Microsoft’s veteran real-time strategy games.

Age of Empires II holds a big place in my heart as one of the first PC games that really captured my imagination in a big way. As great as the likes of its contemporaries, Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena were, I found Age of Empires II to be a game that I couldn’t put down, and I played it for years. Continue reading Age of Empires IV PC review

Forza Horizon 5 PC/Xbox One/Xbox Series X review

Get your plane tickets ready as Playground Games invites players to another Horizon Festival with Forza Horizon 5. ¡Viva México!

From the moment the game loads my heart was in my mouth, with me controlling exotic cars that had, just moments before, been launched from the back of a cargo plane (in flight). Forza Horizon 5 puts its cards on the table straight for the start. Continue reading Forza Horizon 5 PC/Xbox One/Xbox Series X review

Back 4 Blood Xbox Series X/PC review

Turtle Rock Studios return to the genre that made their name with Back 4 Blood, the spiritual successor to their 2008 hit zombie first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead. Continue reading Back 4 Blood Xbox Series X/PC review

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes PlayStation 5 review

The third game in Supermassive’s series of macabre tales, The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, takes players back to 2003 during the Iraqi war. Something very dangerous lurks beneath an Iraqi village, and it’s not Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

I love games that emulate TV shows. Battlefield Hardline and Alan Wake are prime examples whereby the game is split into TV-like episodes complete with a “Previous on…” sequence. I’m not sure why I find it so cool. But I do. Continue reading The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes PlayStation 5 review

Far Cry 6 PC/Xbox Series X/Xbox One review

Far Cry 6 allows players to join the revolution and take down Gus Fring from Breaking bad.

In tapping actor Giancarlo Esposito to play Yara’s “El Presidente”, Anton Castillo, Ubisoft may have given its Far Cry series the scariest villain yet. And that’s no mean feat considering Castillo is up against the psycho Vaas (played by another Breaking Bad alumni, Michael Mando), fellow dictator/king Pagan Min and cult leader Joseph Seed. Esposito’s turn as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, as well as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, makes him a great choice for the brutal leader of the thinly-veiled analogy for Cuba, the island nation of Yara. Continue reading Far Cry 6 PC/Xbox Series X/Xbox One review