Chris Tapsell


47 games reviewed
72.0 average score
79 median score
63.8% of games recommended
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Recommended - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 10, 2020

Exceptional characters, heartfelt storytelling and enjoyable action threaten to be engulfed by endless bugs and hasty, uneven design.

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Recommended - Football Manager 2021
Nov 24, 2020

New tricks will make the headlines, but Sports Interactive's best move is to breathe new life into the brilliance that's already there.

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Oct 30, 2020

Pok'mon Sword and Shield's final expansion is a fantastic, enticing endgame area that also shows just how great these games could have been.

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Oct 2, 2020

With some imperfections, Toys For Bob delivers an enjoyable, goofy, deviously challenging and occasionally genius sequel.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Mafia: Definitive Edition
Sep 24, 2020

A mostly thorough remake of 2002's original, Mafia: Definitive Edition has its moments - but it struggles by the standards of today.

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Sep 10, 2020

Draknek masters a genre with a game of little touches, big challenge, and giant heart.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Ghost of Tsushima
Jul 14, 2020

Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.

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Recommended - Valorant
Jun 29, 2020

Riot Games delivers a masterclass in competitive integrity, soulless precision and zealous, life-consuming obsession.

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Jun 22, 2020

Pok'mon's first ever expansion offers sunny vibes and another, more open world, but is still lacking the substance to do much with it.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Predator: Hunting Grounds
Apr 28, 2020

A predictably grim spin on a legendary action license that really deserves better, Predator: Hunting Grounds is unworthy prey.

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No Recommendation / Blank - The Flower Collectors
Apr 21, 2020

A likeable indie with cracking source material and a special setting, The Flower Collectors is just missing the magic of detail.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Pokemon Sword and Shield
Nov 13, 2019

Pok'mon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Aug 7, 2019

Competent strategy pastes flat-footed, surface-level sci-fi over a genre that lives and dies by its nuance.

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Jun 21, 2019

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a gold-standard remaster, capturing the loveably janky, off-brand spirit of classic CTR - and then some.

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May 16, 2019

Ambitious and sometimes overwhelming, Three Kingdoms does a great job of capturing the complexity of China's vivid past.

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No Recommendation / Blank - At the Gates
Jan 25, 2019

The former Civ 5 director's long-running passion project is filled with nice ideas, but they never threaten to pull together.

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Recommended - Pokémon: Let's Go
Nov 13, 2018

Pok'mon's Switch debut deftly toes the line between returning fans and all-new ones, with a few small wobbles along the way.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Football Manager 2019
Oct 30, 2018

Quality of life tweaks and vast depth can't overcome Football Manager 2019's uncharacteristically clumsy, all-consuming training rework.

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Messy, boisterous, chaotic - Civilization 6: Rise and Fall is the antidote to the Enlightenment.

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Nov 17, 2017

Pok'mon returns for a 3DS victory lap in this generous, definitive retelling of the Alolan story.

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