Category Archives: Gaming

The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships comes to Sydney

With all the glitz of the Formula One Championship circus, the FIA’s most curious motorsports competition, the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, rolled into Sydney last weekend on the first leg of the 2020 world tour.

Sydney’s iconic Luna Park hosted 50 drivers from 18 different countries. The park’s Big Top venue set the stage for the third year of the FIA Gran Turismo Championships. Attending the event was a president of Motorsport Australia, Andrew Papadopoulos, who was joined by Kazunori Yamauchi, the CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo games. Continue reading The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships comes to Sydney

Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 PC review

Motorcycle simulation veterans, Milestone, get down and dirty for some two-wheeled racing with Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3.

The game allows players get to partake in the official 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season. The game features races in both the 450SX and 250SX classes across 15 official circuits and stadiums. Continue reading Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 PC review

Journey to the Savage Planet PC/Xbox One review

Colourful indie planetary exploration game, Journey to the Savage Planet offers players a humorous adventure on an alien world.

No Mans Sky, that was my first though as Journey to the Savage Planet started up; there are definitely artistic similarities between Hello Games’ space survival game. Then, as I started exploring, trying to repair my ship, I thought Outer World; both games share the same sort of humour. In truth, though, Typhoon Studio’s Journey to the Savage Planet doesn’t play like either of those other space exploration games. Continue reading Journey to the Savage Planet PC/Xbox One review

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection Switch review

With Nintendo’s Switch already sporting a technological gaming marvel with it’s impressive Witcher 3 port, Ubisoft have put their hat in the ring to bring players a package of not just one massive, fully realised game world, but two with their Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection. And it has pirate ships. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection Switch review

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