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Transport Fever 2 PC review

Swiss developer Urban Games latest transport management simulator, Transport Fever 2 enters a niche marketplace already full of complex city and transport management games. Does this sequel to the 2016 Transport Fever have what it takes to lift its head above the crowd?

Unless you are EA’s ill-fated 2013 Sim City reboot, city and transport management games are a complex affair and, in order properly to engage their audience, they need to be. Transport Fever 2 is no exception. Continue reading Transport Fever 2 PC review

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Nintendo Switch review

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a four-player update, for the Nintendo Switch, of the classic Taito arcade platformer. Harking back to a simper time, before eye-bleeding 3D graphics and visceral explosions became the gaming norm, Bubble Bobble, the precursor to Taito’s later classics like Rainbow Islands and New Zealand Story, had a charm that left an impression on everyone that played it. Continue reading Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Nintendo Switch review

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts PC review

With Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts CI Games have  taken a leaf out of Hitman’s playbook abandoning the open-world of the last game in favour of a series of well-realised environments.

As fun as past Sniper: Ghost Warrior games are, finely polished works, they are not. Fortunately, CI have pulled out the stops with Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts to give us a game that can stand head-and-shoulders with similar contemporary first-person-shooters. Continue reading Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts PC review

Planet Zoo PC review

Frontier Developments continue to prove themselves to be the masters of the real-time park management genre with Planet Zoo.

Having cut their park management teeth reinvigorating the Rollercoaster Tycoon series for Atari, back in the day, the Cambridge-based outfit, probably best known for the revered Elite series of space-trading games, have gone from strength to strength. Continue reading Planet Zoo PC review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC/Xbox One review

EA Games has a lot riding on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Their use of what is a premium movie licence has not exactly produced stellar results. Whilst Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was a vast improvement on the first game, it still had its issues.

For Fallen Order, EA have conscripted Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends/Titanfall) to produce a single-player focused Star Wars game. No strangers to narrative video-games, Respawn, being made up from veterans from the Call of Duty series, are an inspired choice to create this new chapter in the (canon) Star Wars mythos. Continue reading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC/Xbox One review

The Outer Worlds PC and Xbox One review

The Outer Worlds immerses players into a slightly tongue-in-cheek sci-fi role-playing adventure on the far side of the galaxy. Players take on the role of one of thousands of unfortunate colonists aboard the colony ship, Hope.

During the journey from Earth the ship’s engines malfunction. Instead of arriving on a new world in the Halcyon System, to start afresh ten years later, the ship arrives fifty years late. The ship’s owners, Halcyon Holdings, covers the malfunction up and hides the ship and its occupants, still frozen in cryosleep. Thirty-five years later, the player is revived by a scientist and the adventure begins. Continue reading The Outer Worlds PC and Xbox One review

Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4/PC review

Since its inception, Activision’s Call of Duty franchise has barely put a foot wrong. It’s had its ups and downs, development dramas (they lost of most of the Infinity Ward team), and narrative challenges. Call of Duty has taken us from the Second World War, though to the modern age and beyond into outer space. As the writers upped the ante, the plots got all the more outlandish. Continue reading Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4/PC review

Diablo IV announced at BlizzCon 2019

An ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary in darkness, and new heroes have been called upon to face challenges the world has never seen before.

Over the weekend, Activision Blizzard announced the next chapter in their action-role-playing series, Diablo IV, at their BlizzCon 2019 event in L.A. Attendees at the Anaheim event were the first in the world to get their hands on a demo of the upcoming game. Continue reading Diablo IV announced at BlizzCon 2019