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Richard Scott-Jones

Favorite Games:
  • Dark Souls
  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
  • Total War: Warhammer

33 games reviewed
80.2 average score
80 median score
69.7% of games recommended

Richard Scott-Jones's Reviews

Raised on '90s PC games, with occasional dips into console. Likes shooters, strategy games, and RPGs. Currently deputy editor at PCGamesN.
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9.1 / 10.0 - Dark Souls III
Apr 4, 2016

Every element of Dark Souls III reinforces the others, from the broad, contiguous sweep of its stunning yet desolate world to the tiniest, menacing croak of a waiting basilisk. This triumphant summation of the series to date sets a new standard for action-RPG gameplay, and is a landmark achievement in game design.

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Sep 26, 2017

This is a rich and thoughtful strategy game that is a joy to engage with at practically every level, and a new high-water mark of ambition and quality for Creative Assembly.

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Mar 28, 2019

Boasting the best swordfighting in the business, Sekiro is a game of rare but deserved self-assurance. You'll despair as it breaks you down, but then you'll exult as it builds you up. It's a journey like little else in gaming, and if you're up for the challenge, you absolutely have to play it.

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9 / 10 - Disco Elysium
Nov 8, 2019

An utterly original RPG that sets new genre standards for exploration and conversation systems, and a brilliantly written tragicomedy about our inability to release the linchpins of our identity. Even when they hurt us.Richard Scott-Jones

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9 / 10 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 13, 2020

Id stumbles very occasionally in its ambition to expand on 2016, but you won’t care when you’re enjoying the best combat in shooters. Pure, animalistic catharsis.

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These games often feel their age, but their genius shines through, especially in this polished package. This is one of the best remasters around, and an easy recommendation for the nostalgic or the curious.

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Dec 7, 2020

Groundbreaking, but not quite as much as you're hoping it is. Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't surpass its brilliant influences, but in Night City, Johnny Silverhand, and its chilling vision of hyper-capitalism, it claims territory of its own.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Doom
May 25, 2016

Beautiful to look at, thrilling to play and infused with the gleefully anarchic spirit of the original, *Doom* offers the best and most refreshing shooter campaign in years. This alone would justify the price tag, but abundant secrets and potentially endless content via SnapMap add further longevity. *Doom* is back.

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Jun 8, 2016

Total War's mechanics and the Warhammer setting complement one another beautifully, and Creative Assembly has mostly nailed the execution. Total War: Warhammer is the best representation of the Warhammer universe there has ever been in a video game, and the best entry in the Total War series for some time.

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8.8 / 10.0 - XCOM 2
Feb 8, 2016

An incremental rather than radical improvement, but no less an achievement for that, XCOM 2 irons out flaws you didn't even realise existed in Enemy Unknown. The consequence is one of the best strategy games in years.

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