The Dark Eye: Memoria Review

If you’re considering The Dark Eye: Memoria but haven’t played The Dark Eye: Curse of Satinav, then turn back, adventurer, as this is every inch a sequel. It starts almost directly after Curse of Satinav, with you once again playing ...

Stellaris: Console Edition – MegaCorp Review

Galaxy spanning grand strategy game Stellaris has been around for five years and has seen a lot of DLC content drop for it, ranging from cosmetic packs with new alien races to play, up to proper fully-fledged expansions with lots ...

Knight’s Retreat Review – Chess… but not!

I’m always up for a good puzzle game. I mean, there are only so many times I can carry the team in Zombie Army 4, or save the day in Forza Horizon 4, and sometimes it’s just nice to sit ...

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav Review

Released in a double bill with its sequel, The Dark Eye: Memoria, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a reasonably straightforward point-and-click adventure set in the Dark Eye universe. That universe is the German equivalent of Dungeons & Dragons, ...

Super Sports Blast Review

In the days of arcade games and old console sports simulations, we were treated to a seriously mixed bag of brilliance and frustration – for every Sensible Soccer, there was a Match Day. I remember playing football games in the ...

Active Neurons 3 – Wonders Of The World Review

A recent study at an Iowa University in the USA showed that challenging yourself by playing a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week could slow down the mental decay associated with ageing. Now, if you have played the ...

Golden Force Review

2D action platformers are among the most satisfying experiences in gaming, where precise gameplay mechanics come together with tight level design to deliver a tour deforce. Golden Force on Xbox joins the many solid 2D indie efforts, and while most ...

Demon Hunter: Revelation Review

Artifex Mundi hidden object games are largely immune to criticism. They’re a comfort food for their fans, and the repetition and lack of innovation is kind of the point. If one of their games launched without a female investigator hunting ...

Robophobik Review

Robophobik has come about thanks to the team at Haruneko Entertainment – the same developers previously behind Amazing Princess Sarah. This time around we have a new twist on the top-down shooter genre as Robophobik comes with a 1970’s sci-fi. ...

Void Gore Review

The majority of gamers of modern times will likely frown at the prospect of playing anything other than titles with all the bells and whistles in the graphics department. However, in my experience you should never judge a book – ...

GraviFire Review

Gamers have been pushing and pulling various items in the name of ‘puzzles’ since day one, and GraviFire is no different in that sense. Although, add to this tried and tested trope the ability to alter the direction that gravity ...

Akuto: Showdown Review – It’s a Mad Mad World

The eagle-eyed readers amongst you may well recognise Akuto: Showdown, and you would be right to. The game started out as Akuto: Mad World and was originally released as an early access title on Steam way back in December 2016 ...

Rodent Warriors Review

Rodent Warriors is an odd game, to tell you the truth. Coming from a small indie studio, it is a roguelike, side-scrolling, retro-looking, combat-heavy game that has a little unique twist in the gameplay. Having been out on Steam since ...

Under Leaves Review

There’s definitely room for more games like Under Leaves on the Xbox. Rather than be a challenge, or a chance to ‘pwn’ someone, it’s a game to relax with. The laid-back nature of Under Leaves attracted the attention of my ...

Blizzard Arcade Collection Review

It’s funny how timing works out in this game reviewing business. You see, not long back, I was moved to pen about the last 30 years of Blizzard Entertainment, and then hot on the heels of me thinking, for the ...

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened Review

Chromatic Games have a new tower defense game, by the name of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, the next in an increasingly long line of titles in the series. You see, this is actually the fourth Dungeon Defender game after they began ...

Effie Review

You can’t fault Effie for its ambition. Starting small, you begin in a temple as the hero Garand, cursed by the witch Melira to be prematurely aged. You have come to the Elder Protectors to reverse the curse, and they ...

Monster Truck Championship Xbox Series X|S Review – What’s New Pussycat?

Monster Truck Championship was only released in October of 2020, but it’s already been optimised for Xbox Series X|S, steamrolling it’s way on to next-gen consoles. Anyway, we were pretty impressed with it the first time around, with it delivering ...

Pinkman+ Review

If you have played and enjoyed games such as Super Meat Boy and N+, then there is every chance you will really love Pinkman+. Developed by Green Dinosaur Games and published by Ratalaika Games, Pinkman+ presents itself as a fast-paced ...

Rip Them Off Review

After a year of almost perpetual lockdown, it’s difficult to remember what it was like to go shopping. Can you remember the hustle and bustle of a busy high street on a Saturday afternoon? The smell of a shoe shop ...

Escape from Life Inc Review

Every so often we find a game where the story of the developer is potentially more interesting than the actual game itself. There was Freediving Hunter: Spearfishing The World, where the mind behind it escaped from Cuba, and then supported ...

Spacebase Startopia Review – Reach for the Stars

It was only a few weeks ago that I brought you my first impressions of Spacebase Startopia, which was shaping up to be a promising game for fans of the genre. In fact, the game is actually a remake of ...

Papa’s Quiz Review: You Just Got Home-schooled!

I have a very interesting history with trivia. As a kid, I was part of my school’s competitive trivia team, and would study endlessly to win. I continued this role through to high school where a falling out with the ...

Breathedge Review

You’re a lonely astronaut, floating around in space, attempting to deliver your dead grandfather’s ashes to a mass galactic funeral. Then there is a terrible accident – your ship explodes, killing everyone. Except you. Somehow you survive and watch your ...

Heal: Console Edition Review

Sitting somewhere between an escape room and the artful puzzling of Gorogoa comes Heal: Console Edition, the latest from publishing house Ratalaika Games. Known more for their visual novels and retro-platformers, this is something of a departure, but it ends ...

C14 Dating Review

Let’s talk about that title, as it’s key to what’s good about C14 Dating, the latest visual novel from Ratalaika Games. It’s a terrible name of course: a borderline placeholder that looks more like an error message than a game. ...

Space Robinson Review

Now that Hades has won BAFTAs and The Game Awards, we’re going to see its holy trinity of mechanics everywhere: build something randomly generated, then reward the player at the end of each level by offering a random selection of ...

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark Review

Sequels are strange. In films, it’s very rare to get a sequel that is as good as the original, as the follow-up tries to copy the template of the original too much and can’t quite live up to the highs. ...

Kingdom of Arcadia Review

Gaming can get dangerous. When you’re not being recruited through games (The Last Starfighter, Ender’s Game), you’re being sucked into them (Tron, the recent Narita Boy). Into the latter ‘sucking’ category comes Kingdom of Arcadia, where you play Sam, who ...

AntVentor Review

Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if you were the size of an ant? Well, wonder no more as developers LoopyMood have come up with a point and click adventure, AntVentor, that’s going to provide the ...

Savage Halloween Review

It’s six months before October, which is the furthest you can get from Halloween. You have to wonder why QUByte Interactive‬ would package up a game called ‘Savage Halloween’ for release now. Well, having played it through, Savage Halloween has ...

The Skylia Prophecy Review

The Skylia Prophecy is an action-platformer from Totalconsole that manages to rise above the average through its quirks and charm. What it lacks in deep combat and responsive controls, it makes up for with an experience that’s surprising and unexpectedly ...

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review – A Tad Shy of The Bullseye

Robin Hood has been part of the popular culture lexicon for eons. From the original folklore, to the Erol Flynn classic movies, to Disney’s fur-covered fever dream and beyond, the tale of Robin of Locksley and his band of Merry ...

Gravity Heroes Review

Coming from PQube Limited is a new entry in the couch co-op/multiplayer genre called Gravity Heroes. As you may have gathered from the name, this isn’t just any kind of run of the mill shooter; there is an extra twist ...

Yoko & Yuki: Dr Rat’s Revenge Review

It’s not very often that you find a couple of cats in love taking the centre stage for a game, but that’s the case in Yoko & Yuki: Dr Rat’s Revenge. It’s a puzzling adventure with platforming elements from developers ...

Rise of the Slime Review

What a time it is to be a card game geek. As someone who’s pumped more cash and time into games like Magic: The Gathering than we’d care to admit, it’s exciting (and cheaper) to see them hitting the Xbox. ...

The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition Review

With a vast array of great point and click adventure titles launching over the past year or so, I think it’s safe to say, the age-old genre is ‘alive and kicking’. That’s not a phrase you could use to describe ...

An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs Review

More often than not the title of a game can give you a feeling of the subject matter, allowing insight into what you might be dealing with as you play. Dark Souls gives you a title that evokes adventure, menace, ...

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset Review

In the deluge of hidden object games that come out each year, there are a few that stand out. There’s the campy Nightmares from the Deep series, which puts a Pirates of the Caribbean spin on Lovecraft, and there’s the ...

Sure Footing Review – Watch Your Step

Sure Footing is an infinite runner crossed with plenty of platforming action. This means you’ll be sprinting non-stop from one side of the screen to the other, whilst trying to navigate an aerial assault course filled with obstacles.  Your task ...

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