Reviews

Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Nintendo Switch. “Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is an old-school action platformer that’s not too cruel to compromise, allowing you to fine tune its challenge level relative to your individual skill and tolerance for pain. Its seven-level story mode may be slightly short, but it packs in plenty of variety and
0 Comments
Valheim’s early access launch reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC. Valheim is already a paragon of the survival crafting genre, with excellent art and music highlighting a world that generates endless exciting stories from only a few, simple ingredients. #IGN #Gaming #Valheim
0 Comments
Reviewed by Cam Shea on Nintendo Switch. “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury packs a tonne of engaging gameplay, but neither component comes together as elegantly as it might have done. This is a solid option if you’re craving more Super Mario for your Switch, but it’s not the moustachioed must-play I was hoping
0 Comments
Persona 5 Strikers reviewed by Tom Marks on PlayStation 5, also available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. This action spin-off from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force replaces Persona 5’s turn-based battles with a simple but consistently engaging real-time combat system, and its summer vacation story (while slimmed down) is a sequel nearly worthy
0 Comments
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox One. Also available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. “Little Nightmares 2 is every bit as black, bleak, and eerily beautiful as the original. It’s also just as brief, and although the reintroduction of the Six character as an AI-controlled co-op partner ultimately serves the story well, she’s
0 Comments
Blue Fire provides and impeccable 3D platformer experience with the just right balance of abilities to master and challenges to test you, even when its pacing falters from its Zelda-like dungeons to rely on backtracking. Blue Fire reviewed by Brendan Graeber on PC. Also available on Nintendo Switch. #IGN #Gaming
0 Comments
Olija is an exceptionally striking 2D retro themed platformer with great combat and a unique visual style, but it’s let down by an all too short adventure and little reason to return to its creepy, yet fantastical world. Olija, reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Also available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4,
0 Comments
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox Series S and PC. “The Medium uses a unique reality-shifting ability to bring a new dimension to some tried-and-tested genre puzzle-solving mechanics. It presents an intriguing mystery to unravel and adds a tangible sense of urgency to your investigations by placing a truly
0 Comments
Cyber Shadow is a 2D action platformer that starts out as a blast from the past reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden, but as it adds more complexity and depth, it becomes something much greater. Cyber Shadow reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on Nintendo Switch. Also available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and
0 Comments
Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch. “Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is a superb instalment of IO’s idiosyncratic but much-loved stealth series. The fundamentals haven’t changed since 2016 but its collection of outstanding maps makes for
0 Comments
Factorio reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC. Factorio is great PC game that slipped through our review net by being in early access from 2016 (before we reviewed early access games) until 2020. Now, since we had a little time on our hands over the holidays, we sent our reviewer back in to rectify that
0 Comments
Gears 5’s Hivebusters DLC expansion reviewed by Brian Barnett on Xbox Series X, also available on Xbox One and PC. Apart from a few inconsistencies with the main character’s relationships, Hivebusters does everything a great Gears game should and then some. #ign #gaming #gears5
0 Comments