Orbibot Review

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing better than a relaxing ball roller; one that looks to harness the magic of Marble Madness or Marble Blast Ultra from all those years back. And in recent months ...

Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Review

Hidden object games are a weird little subgenre. We get bucketloads of them, one a month, but they’re almost entirely monopolised by a single company: Artifex Mundi. And while other genres will evolve and diversify – see how RPGs have ...

Georifters Review – Shape Your World One Building Block at a Time

First off, it’s worth mentioning that Georifters was actually released for Xbox back in May of this year (which feels like a different century now). However, the game has recently had a winter update taking into account player feedback along ...

Ruinverse Review

Having just recently played through Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition from Square Enix, pretty much any other RPG is going to struggle in the aftermath. The latest in a long line of retro-styled ...

Wonder Blade Review – A Cut Above the Rest?

It’s always good when a game comes along that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Wonder Blade is one such game. It’s a pretty straightforward, daft adventure which at first glance reminded me somewhat of Shovel Knight. However, the similarities are ...

Override 2: Super Mech League Review – One Mech Forward, Two Mechs Back

One of my favorite games from 2018 was Override: Mech City Brawl. It is a plucky little indie where you pilot skyscraper-sized mechs in order to fight other mechs and the occasional swarm of alien invaders. Parts of the game ...

The Pillar: Puzzle Escape Review

Video games have always suffered with confusing titles: Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel, Immortals Fenyx Rising feels like it is missing a colon, and let’s not even start with Kingdom Hearts. The Pillar: Puzzle Escape is no exception ...

Steampunk Tower 2 Review

There’s a neat joke at the centre of Steampunk Tower 2. This is a tower defence game where you play… a tower. But push the joke aside and there’s a good idea underneath. Playing as a single tower means everything ...

TAURONOS Review

The ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth is a classic tale of terror, awe, and a hero overcoming all the odds. In the old stories, the Minotaur is half-bull and half-man, imprisoned in a labyrinth on the ...

BFF or Die Review – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

It’s all about cooperation. That’s the main message with BFF or Die, where up to four players work together to navigate a series of puzzling levels. Although it’s not too clear from the game’s page on the Microsoft Store, you ...

Guntastic Review – Blink and You’ll Miss It

It’s a really tough time at the moment for those game developers that prominently feature couch co-op in their titles. This is, of course, due to a near total ban on all social mixing thanks to the Coronavirus. Some households will ...

Loot Hero DX Review

Sometimes the simple things in life work – like Nutella on toast or a ham sandwich. Games sometimes don’t need to be complicated 100-hour RPGs with an in-depth conversation system, ornate in-world design and endless side quests. They can sometimes ...

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom Review

With the launch of a new generation of Xbox hardware, namely the Series X|S consoles, you’d think that game developers and publishers would be falling over themselves to make games that can fully utilise this newfound power. Surprisingly, one of ...

Life of Fly Review

I love games. I love the way they constantly surprise with what they might do next. Who would have thought in the last couple of years I would be playing a Bee Simulator game or playing a game where I ...

Unspottable Review – Bringing a new meaning to Among Us

Unspottable is another entry into the bulging Xbox couch multiplayer genre. Coming from GrosChevaux, Unspottable charges you and up to three friends to be the last person standing in the variety of different arenas. So, is this better than Cake ...

The Childs Sight Review

Since the beginning of gaming time we have had the unique chance to follow someone else’s life or profession; the world through their eyes. If you always wanted to be a city planner, you were covered. If you wanted to ...

ADVERSE Review

The trials of the apprentice Jedi or the rites of passage for a mystic hunter warrior are just some of the narrative devices that have been well-used over time; normally involving a participant running a gauntlet that tests their skill, ...

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A New God DLC Review

A sleeper hit if ever there was one, Immortal Fenyx Rising flew under the radar when it launched – when sandwiched in between Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077, it was always a tough launch window. Word of mouth though ...

Habroxia 2 Review – A Black Whole Lot of Nothing

In 1978, Space Invaders was released. I used to think that this was a good thing, but now I’m not so sure. Don’t get me wrong, Space Invaders is a fun and hugely influential game that paved the way for ...

How to Take Off Your Mask Remastered Review

Ratalaika Games are certainly no strangers to visual novels, with Jisei: The First Case HD, Roommates, A Hero and a Garden, and a fair few others already under their publishing belt. While not all visual novels are worth getting engrossed ...

Retrace: Memories of Death Review

‘What would you do today, if you knew the consequence of every action?’. It’s a cracking question, and one that we’ve fallen in love with relatively recently across movies, TV and games. There’s Groundhog Day, Happy Death Day and Edge ...

Firework Review

Coming from Ivan Zanotti’s MyMadnessWorks is a new entry in the retro-styled platformer genre – Firework. Now, as is usually the case with these games, the Mega Man series of games are held up as inspiration, but this can be ...

Aery – A Journey Beyond Time Review

There are games which need you to undertake a maths degree, a physics PhD and a master’s in philosophy just in order to understand the controls and battle systems. You know, games that take you twenty hours deep into a ...

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Review – Fever Dream

Have you ever had a great inside joke with a friend or family member? Maybe it’s one that has kept you laughing for years. To you and those that you share the joke with, it’s absolutely hilarious. Now, have you ...

Police Stories Review – Feelin’ Lucky Punk?

You can’t beat a good cop drama. There’s nothing quite like experiencing frontline crime fighting efforts through the eyes of a couple of grizzled cops, who are also solid partners. I know I know, it sounds like I’m pitching a ...

Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 Review

After playing the third instalment of Monster Energy Supercross last year, I am suddenly the expert of all things dirt bike in TXH Towers. But in reality, I’m probably just the least clueless out of the group. However, with Monster ...

Planet Coaster Console Edition World’s Fair Review – Build Your Own Mini-Epcot

As a youngster, I was fortunate enough to go to Florida and spend three weeks exploring all the theme parks there. One that always stood out – amongst a memory bank full of standout moments – was walking round the ...

The Lost Cube Review

From the development team at Red Mount Media and their publishers JanduSoft is a new entry into the pad bitingly frustrating platformer genre. It’s a genre that’s a bit niche, I’ll grant you, but with the likes of Super Meat ...

R.B.I. Baseball 21 Review

Baseball gaming fans are spoilt for choice over these next couple of months. Firstly, there is R.B.I. Baseball 21 releasing their annual instalment, closely followed by MLB The Show 21 seeing the series appearing on Xbox for the first time. ...

Asdivine Cross Review

“Another day, another dollar” – that’s how the old saying goes, isn’t it? Well, let’s change that up a bit to “Another day, another KEMCO retro-styled JRPG”, shall we? It may not trip off the tongue as easily, but it ...

Hunting Simulator 2 Xbox Series X|S Review

As seems to be happening more often as we become more accustomed to the new generation of gaming, many existing titles are now receiving upgrades to the new hardware. And many developers are appreciating the loyalty of customers by giving ...

Cave Bad Review – The return of Oratio!

Rolling out of the eastasiasoft stable is Cave Bad; another entry from the same universe of Pity Pit. With the same hero as the previous game, Oratio the Dwarf, it’s set in a similar style graphically but is a world ...

Luckslinger Review

The Wild West lends itself nicely to video games, as one of the most popular genres in the early days of the medium involved some cowboy gunslinging action. The Atari and NES had several of these classics, most of them ...

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace Review

If you’ve ever wandered into a geekier board game shop, you’ve likely seen racks of the Arkham Horror board game and living card game. These are cooperative games that take you through the various Innsmouths and Miskatonics of the Lovecraft ...

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realm DLC Review

As one of the sleeper hits of 2020, the DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising had a lot of expectation on its shoulders. The first new piece of content – A New God – acted as an epilogue to Fenyx’s tale ...

Tennis World Tour 2 – Complete Edition Xbox Series X|S Review

Many moons ago, I used to be an avid amateur tennis player and loved nothing more than tuning into Wimbledon to watch the Brits disappoint on the world stage. Ahh, memories. However, as with most sports last year the pandemic ...

Die With Glory Review

It feels good to play a game where you’re meant to die. We’ve spent the past month playing rock-hard platformers and Metroidvanias, so we’ve been smeared across spikes and blown up by bad guys more times than we’d like to ...

Chess Knights: Viking Lands Review

The game of chess has been played the world over for centuries, easily known as one of the most popular games ever, played on a chequered 8 by 8 squared board as two teams and armies pit themselves against each ...

Tribal Pass Review

Tribal Pass has one of our favourite button prompts in a game. Pressing the Y button forces your tribe of cavemen to eat each other. It has a ‘cannibalise’ button! How good is that?  It’s not the only threat facing ...

Tinker Racers Review – Microscopic Mayhem

Hands up, who remembers Micro Machines? Keep your hands up if you remember the video games. Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Tinker Racers is part of the same series as the similarities are striking. Yes, this is a ...

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