Steve Boxer


56 games reviewed
74.3 average score
80 median score
70.4% of games recommended
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Mar 11, 2016

There has never been a better way to confront, or indulge, your inner assassin.

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Sep 15, 2015

Once you overcome the initial frustration engendered by Super Mario Maker's refusal to give you all its tools at once, it provides a wondrously moreish experience that will enthral a generation of tinkerers.

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Early missions in Ubisoft's latest Ghost Recon open-world shooter seem impossible, and it barely gets better from there

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With its open-world environment and emphasis on crafting, this is an interesting sequel, marred by glitches and frame rate issues

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It's true that if you own a PS4, played Street Fighter a while back and fancy returning to it, Ultra Street Fighter IV isn't a bad purchase: it gives you a lot of gameplay for the money and, at a base level is great to play – or will be once updates have been disseminated which fix the more glaring bugs. But the game's core audience is more or less guaranteed to own it already on PS3 or Xbox 360, and it would be well advised to stick to those versions of the game. Even in this day and age, it seems, porting is still a minefield.

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Aug 19, 2022

A bit sickly, even for those with an excessively sweet tooth, this low rent Kirby spin-off is a poor follow-up to The Forgotten Land and has nowhere near the longevity of Fall Guys.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a meaty and highly distinctive package which should delight cartoon-obsessed youngsters and those who live to play Japanese RPGs. But, despite the Disney involvement, it doesn’t feel likely to challenge the mainstream. In certain respects – albeit in the grand tradition of Japanese RPGs – it’s so complex as to be baffling.

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Oct 14, 2015

Blood Bowl 2 is definitely one for the board game devotees who prefer to play online rather than solo.

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It seems churlish to visit a barrage of negativity on a free game, but one sincerely hopes that Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious isn't the harbinger of a new trend in the games industry.

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Jun 30, 2022

Supreme playability is sidetracked by a new mode designed to let players live the gilded life of an F1 driver – and start paying for it

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Jun 13, 2019

Delivering all the funky play any bowler or batsman could desire, this virtual leather-on-willow is the best cricket game yet

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Jul 2, 2019

Moral dilemmas and gruesome beasts abound in a deliciously gothic and disturbing flooded city

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Outgunned by FIFA's club licensing deals and star power, PES starts a new season still on the back foot

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3DS title provides nice, if non-archetypal, way for devotees to re-enter the universe while they await forthcoming XV and VII instalments

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Nov 28, 2013

This cute action-adventure effort adds a non-hardcore dimension to the PS4's launch line-up, but its graphics and gameplay fail to convince

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6 / 10 - PGA Tour 2K23
Oct 18, 2022

The basics of gameplay work tremendously well, but the game is bogged down by too many niggling faults and the sense that it'll take until at least next year to fulfil its potential.

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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is something of a guilty pleasure – it's an archetypal mix of the sublime and ridiculous. It's great fun and offers plenty for those who played the original. And if you've never played a Devil May Cry game before? You, too, will find its considerable charms difficult to resist.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush isn't going to single-handedly change the face of gaming, or anything remotely as drastic, but it is nevertheless a very high-quality effort which showcases Nintendo's strength as a developer and provides a thoroughly whimsical and surprisingly deep gameplay experience for those of all ages. In common with a growing number of its peers, it leaves you shaking your head and wondering how Nintendo managed to make such a mess of convincing the public that the Wii U was a worthwhile purchase.

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Easily the best of The Dark Pictures anthology series, with a horror story that is deliciously chilling, surprisingly well acted, and far more interesting to play than its predecessors.

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Oct 27, 2022

A welcome sequel to the original Tales From The Borderlands, that negotiates the franchise's loud mouth humour to deliver a surprisingly nuanced and intelligent slice of interactive storytelling.

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