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Toby Berger

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Favorite Games:
  • The Last of Us
  • Alan Wake
  • The Walking Dead: Season One

48 games reviewed
80.2 average score
80 median score
75.0% of games recommended

Toby Berger's Reviews

Freelance journalist based in Sydney, Australia. Horror fan, known to be too invested in football and football video games.
Aug 19, 2015

While it has its problems, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a memorable, emotional ride through post-apocalyptic England, rife with mystery, intrigue, and a sense of the unknown.

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9 / 10.0 - Madden NFL 16
Sep 2, 2015

Madden 16 is the definitive Madden experience, boasting new gameplay mechanics and features that change the game for the better. New and returning players will easily find something to love about this year's iteration.

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8 / 10.0 - FIFA 16
Oct 1, 2015

FIFA 16 is an excellent football game, but while the gameplay tweaks and minor improvements make it the best FIFA yet, the limited scope of new additions and modes make it feel like EA has missed an opportunity to completely establish itself as the king of the football sim.

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Nov 6, 2015

Even with its abstract and convoluted single-player campaign, Black Ops III is one of the best Call of Duty packages in years thanks to excellent refinement of the series' multiplayer, and the return of Treyarch's well-loved zombies mode.

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Feb 17, 2016

The Following is an excellent expansion by any measure, combining a fascinating narrative and enjoyable gameplay into a great piece of content for fans of the original game. It's a shame parkour takes a back seat, but running zombies over in the buggy is an attractive alternative.

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"In Too Deep" gets The Walking Dead: Michonne off to a rocky start, with the introduction of uninteresting characters, a drab story, and a flat ending. Yet the exploration of Michonne's past and her emotional demons is fascinating, and offers much potential for the future.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne's second episode features cinematic combat sequences and fascinating flashback scenes, but it is let down by uninteresting characters and scenarios. The game’s final episode has a lot of heavy lifting to do.

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9 / 10.0 - Ratchet & Clank
Apr 18, 2016

The Lombax and his trusty robotic companion make their PlayStation 4 debut in style with an entertaining story, great gameplay, and a beautiful galaxy to explore. This is one of the PlayStation 4's best exclusives by a mile.

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Telltale’s Batman is off to a great start, but only time will tell as to if the developers can weave a Bats story that ranks among the upper echelon of The Dark Knight’s adventures.

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9 / 10.0 - FIFA 17
Oct 3, 2016

This year's FIFA represents a big change for the long-running series. The core gameplay is fun, The Journey is great, and the improvements across the board all shine to showcase a football game that is absolutely worth playing, whether you're a diehard fan or not.

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Nov 4, 2016

You can't accuse Infinite Warfare of being light on content, but most of what's here has been seen many times before, and none of the modes represent franchise high points. Also, the multiplayer microtransactions are off-putting.

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9 / 10.0 - Planet Coaster
Nov 18, 2016

Planet Coaster is a celebration of everything Frontier Developments did well back in the Rollercoaster Tycoon days, with new mechanics and systems piled on top. Its variety of customisable buildings, scenery, objects, coasters, and rides make for an incredibly special game.

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8 / 10.0 - Arms
Jun 14, 2017

Arms is a zany, promising new IP from Nintendo that exudes confidence in almost everything it offers. The fun garnered from its gameplay mechanics and enjoyable multiplayer modes is enough to make it feel like a worthwhile package, even though it's currently a bit light on content.

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8 / 10.0 - Splatoon 2
Aug 8, 2017

Splatoon 2 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but its refinements and tweaks are all for the better. Besides some niggling – though hopefully fixable – issues, this sequel is something Switch owners should well and truly check out. It's a blast, no matter which mode you choose to play.

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Life Is Strange: Before The Storm gets off to a moderately good start. Its characters are interesting, but the plot is entirely unclear right now, and is moving in a direction I'm not all that invested in.

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9 / 10.0 - FIFA 18
Sep 29, 2017

FIFA 18's new additions and modes make it the most compelling FIFA experience to date, and the franchise continues to demonstrate why it's the best football game in the business. Minor complaints aside, FIFA 18 is the biggest and most welcoming football game to date.

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Nov 11, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a step back into the grounded realism the series has been sorely missing for years. While its single-player campaign isn't anything to write home about, the new additions seen in multiplayer and the return of Nazi Zombies make for a package well worth playing.

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Nov 13, 2017

Doom on Switch has no right to be as good as it is. Some compromises aside, you're getting the full, current-gen experience of Doom (minus SnapMap) on a console you can take anywhere. It's a technical marvel that, besides a few issues, demonstrates what's possible on Nintendo's new hybrid.

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Nov 13, 2017

Battlefront II is everything the first should have been: it’s an immersive, fantastical experience with a heck of a lot of content to venture through. However, the game’s Star Card system is still problematic, and the inconsistencies seen in multiplayer, alongside the lack of in-game voice chat, pull it back from fully reaching its huge potential. Whilst the single player campaign is a let down in many aspects, it doesn't bring down the much improved multiplayer portion of the game.

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Skyrim is exactly the kind of game that demonstrates the power of the Switch and what it wants to be. It’s a huge open-world, console-quality adventure you can with you anywhere. The port is fantastic, too, and the Switch-specific additions appreciated. Newcomer or not, Skyrim is a classic deserving of a revisit on Nintendo Switch.

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