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Review: No Man's Sky (PS4) - Pretty, vacant.

No Man's Sky sets out to deliver an unprecedented level of player freedom but ultimately ends up grounded by its own repetitive nature. The game begins with your nameless character waking up on an alien planet, mere metres from hi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review: 60 Seconds

I've had a taste for all things post-apocalyptic ever since I read Raymond Briggs' relentlessly bleak and utterly British graphic novel,  When The Wind Blows.  So my interest was immediately piqued when I stumbled across 60 S...

 
 
 
 
 

Review: Mirror's Edge Catalyst

As a fan of the original Mirror's Edge,  I had high hopes for Mirror's Edge Catalyst.  Unfortunately, like the city it takes place in, it's rather superficial and lacking in soul. Once again the game  casts you as Faith,...

 
 
 

Review: Hitman: Episode 3 - Marrakesh

While Hitman: Episode 2 – Marrakesh has its moments and is undeniably pretty, this new installment doesn't do a great deal to distinguish itself from previous chapters. Hitman: Episode 3 - Marrakesh  PS4/Xbox One/PC - Review...

 
 
 
 

Review: Postal Redux - PC

The original Postal succeeded in driving the mainstream press into an apoplectic rage, who devoted many column inches to decrying its controversial nature.  They took issue with the fact that the game's protagonist roamed around g...

 
 
 

Review: Hitman - Episode 2: Sapienza

As a longtime fan of the Hitman games, my heart sunk when I heard that the latest entry in the series was to be episodic in nature.  Surely there had to be something seriously amiss to warrant modifying the game's release model. &...

 
 
 
 

Oculus Sniffed - The Feelreal VR Mask

Crowdfunding has proven to be something of a mixed blessing. For every Pebble watch or Undertale, there are at least two  campaigns which have failed due, in part, to their mind-bogglingly bizarre nature.  However,  I re...

 
 
 

Review: IS Defense - PC

Game: IS Defense - Platform: PC - Price: £5.50 The problem with trying to be deliberately offensive is that you need to be constantly raising the stakes, lest people cease to become enraged by your activities. This is a lesson th...

 
 
 

Review: Back in 1995 (PC)

While many retro-themed games harken back to the 8 and 16-bit eras,  Back in 1995 instead draws inspiration from the the 'survival horror' titles that graced the Playstation 1.  Indeed,  the game's Steam page boasts that...

 
 
 

Hitting the invisible wall.

"'You are leaving the mission area,' is a failure of games design." This wasn't a sentiment I'd openly expressed myself, but when I heard it voiced during one of GCN's Gaming Sins videos, it certainly struck a chord. On many occasions ...

 
 
 

REVIEW: Hitman - Episode 1. (PS4)

Despite my initial reservations about the episodic nature of the game,  I'm happy to report that Hitman: Episode 1 represents a return to form for the franchise after the somewhat mediocre Hitman: Absolution. Hitman: Episode 1 ...

 
 
 

REVIEW: Kraven Manor (PC)

Steam is awash with generic first-person horror games, so I was surprised to discover a title that does something genuinely different with the formula.  More so because I stumbled across it entirely by accident, having received a game ...

 
 
 
 

Review - Five Nights at Freddy's World (PC)

Whether you're a fan of the series or not, you've likely heard of the Five Nights of Freddy games. What you may not be aware of, however, is that owe their existence to another less favourably received game.  Creator Scott Cawthon's pr...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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