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ELEX (PC) Review: It Gets Better After Season 3

Okay so. We’ve all had those folks that we know, who try and sell us on a TV show, or a manga, or something similar. And they warn you that it gets better, you know – once you get through the troublesome first season or first eight chapters or whatever. Alright, you might say. Can…

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Rime (PC) Review – A Boy and His Fox

Rime opens with a boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. Guided by a companion fox, players travel through an emotionally provoking tale set in four beautifully illustrated environments. The artistic style that Tequila Works employs is more akin to living water color than a video game, and the environments take advantage of this art…

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Get Even (PS4) Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Get Even is one of those games that is a bugger to review; not because it isn’t any good. Not at all. In fact, the Farm 51’s walking-simulator- in-a- first-person- shooter’s-clothing is one of 2017’s best surprises and bound for cult classic status. No it’s a bugger to review because the narrative features so many…

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Victor Vran Rocking through the Ages of Motörhead This May, Trailer

Wired Productions, has confirmed that the ‘definitive’ of Haemimont Games, demon hunting action RPG Victor Vran will be coming to consoles and PC on May 30th. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition according to the developers is the definitive version of the game and will feature both the Fractured Worlds and Motörhead: Through the Ages expansions, To…

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Sniper Elite 4 (PS4) Review – Good Eye Sniper

I’m starting to feel a little bit worried about my state of mind. You see, when I reviewed Sniper Elite 3 way back in 2014, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the German officer I accidentally castrated with .30 calibre bullet. This may have had something to do with the fact that I could…

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Amnesia: Collection (PS4) Review – Fear of the Dark

Whenever talk turns to the best Horror games ever made, it is usually agreed that Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one of them. Released on PC back in 2010, and finally available on consoles bundled with its expansion, Justine, and semi-sequel A Machine for Pigs (developed by Dear Esther devs The Chinese Room)…

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Techland Reveals Torment: Tides of Numenera’s Glaive Class

Techland has released a new trailer for inXile’s upcoming Science Fantasy RPG coming to PS4, PC, and Xbox One next year – Torment: Tides of Numenera. This latest video, the second in a series of three, takes a look at the second of the game’s three main character classes –  ‘Glaives.’  “Glaives are the elite warriors of…

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We Happy Few Preview: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

From the trailer showing off the intro to We Happy Few during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 this year, you would think that the alt history survival game from Compulsion Games looked a lot like an anglicised version of BioShock. A bizarre and unnerving survival horror, with influences ranging from Huxley to Orwell, to classic…

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Song of the Deep (PS4) Review – Sky of Blue, Sea of Green

Insomniac has been pretty busy of late. After releasing the brilliant Sunset Overdrive on Xbone, they turned their hand to successfully rebooting Ratchet and Clank, and now it seems they’ve decided to spend their downtime showing that they are just as capable and comfortable in creating traditional indie fare as they are in the AAA…

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Prison Architect (PS4) Review – I Shot a Man in Reno

Some genres are synonymous with the PC. They just demand a mouse and keyboard. The sim genre it is generally accepted as one of them. As such, porting these games to consoles is a tricky affair, with complex systems and charts that are difficult to follow on the TV when you’re slumped on the couch,…

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Project CARS Review – Clarkson’s Wet Dream

I have always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the more realistic racing sims.  As much as I love a good arcade racer, I find it hard to get to grips with them. I still remember fully upgrading my Dodge Viper in the original Gran Turismo, and thinking it’d help me win, just before ploughing…

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Life Goes on: Done to Death (PS4) Review – Tis But a Scratch

Life Goes On: Done to Death is an inventive and pythonesque platform puzzler that turns the conventions of the genre on their (admittedly quite dated by now) heads. You see, rather than punishing a player for dying, sacrificing members of the brave (read: utterly foolhardy) band of knights is the only way to progress. On…

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Party Hard (PS4) Review – How to be a Homicidal Bastard!

We’ve all been there. It’s 3am on a Sunday night.  You have to get up for work in three hours, and the inconsiderate gobshites next door are still in the middle of a party, with no end in sight. The paper-thin walls do nothing to stop the endless thump of awful dance music, the cackling…