Chris Tapsell


48 games reviewed
72.0 average score
79 median score
62.5% of games recommended
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Aug 11, 2015

Fit for the red carpet.

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Nov 14, 2015

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the most extensive Call of Duty game ever made, but not without its flaws. Dour storytelling and purely incremental changes to multiplayer prevent it from reaching the legendary status of its predecessors.

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Dec 10, 2015

Ubisoft Montreal could have made a bold, brave statement as to what a hardcore, competitive multiplayer shooter should be all about. For all the joy of its exceptional gameplay, Rainbow Six Siege is suppressed by a lack of commitment to what makes it great.

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Nov 21, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is remarkably beautiful. So much so that I genuinely believe it is the best realisation of the Star Wars universe we have ever seen in a video game. But it also feels empty. Simple, stripped back shooting is great in a game with tons of ways to play, but when it's confined to what feels like only two fully-fledged game modes, and the metagame is taken back to bare bones too, it begins to make you wonder if there's actually much there at all.

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3.8 / 10.0 - Godzilla
Jul 17, 2015

Dated and out-of-place

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Nov 15, 2016

Tearing up the rulebook but bringing back the fun, Pok'mon Sun and Moon make for the best generation in more than a decade.

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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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Sep 10, 2020

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

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Essential - Death's Door
Jul 30, 2021

Beautiful, rhythmic, inventive and funny, Titan Souls developer Acid Nerve has delivered one of the best Zelda-likes in some time.

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Essential - Rollerdrome
Aug 16, 2022

Roll7 blends genres with total mastery in Rollerdrome, one of the most breathlessly stylish and casually, outrageously cool games you'll ever play.

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Apr 28, 2017

Dawn of War finally returns with a fascinating, if imperfect, twist on the modern RTS.

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

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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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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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Recommended - Valorant
Jun 29, 2020

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

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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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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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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 - Disjunction
Jan 28, 2021

An eerie, hypnotic sleuther - and a cracking first effort from a miniature team.

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