Tom Hoggins


127 games reviewed
79.7 average score
80 median score
75.4% of games recommended

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Tom Hoggins
Apr 12, 2019

From much of the creative talent behind the revered Burnout series, does Dangerous Driving rekindle its rambunctious racing?

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Tom Hoggins
Apr 11, 2019

Nintendo's Labo VR kit sees the Japanese gaming giant's foray into family-friendly virtual reality.

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Tom Hoggins
Mar 29, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World is a great, fuzzy stress ball of a game.

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Tom Hoggins

Few games task you so harshly or dare to drive you to such frustration, but few games are as rewarding or exhilarating when you succeed.

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Tom Hoggins
Mar 13, 2019

One of the things that has surprised me during my first hours in The Division 2's ravaged Washington DC, is just how thoroughly competent it all is.

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Tom Hoggins
Feb 24, 2019

There is a train of thought that Tetris is, was and forever will be the finest piece of game design the world has ever seen.

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Tom Hoggins
Feb 24, 2019

It would be easy to write off the bewildering state that Anthem is in as the result of video game design by committee.

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Tom Hoggins
Feb 15, 2019

It all feels mightily uneven. For every thrilling gunfight or anecdote-worthy encounter in the wilderness are other stories of frustration or key non-player characters wandering away from the objective and getting stuck on a rock

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Tom Hoggins
Feb 13, 2019

As the third entry in the fearsomely oppressive survival-shooter series, Metro Exodus appears to set its stool out early.

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Tom Hoggins
Feb 6, 2019

If there is one thing that Respawn's potential Fortnite killer Apex Legends appreciates, it is the delights of a properly executed slide.

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Tom Hoggins
Jan 22, 2019

Labelling this new version of Capcom's survival-horror classic a 'remake' somehow feels like an curious understatement.

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At times it can feel that Capcom's samurai adventure Onimusha is one of the PS2's forgotten classics.

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Tom Hoggins
Jan 10, 2019

Sega has released Catherine Classic, Atlus's surreal cult puzzle-platformer, as an upgraded PC port on Steam today.

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Tom Hoggins

Super Smash Bros Ultimate, for all its accessibility and riotous multiplayer fun, may be one of the few mainstream Nintendo games that isn’t necessarily for everyone. But that’s okay. Because in pursuing its more technical elements and providing its most substantial solo adventure yet, it's hard to see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as anything other than a series’ best.

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Tom Hoggins
Nov 19, 2018

Battlefield 5 is without doubt one of the most perplexing video game releases of recent years.

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Tom Hoggins
Nov 13, 2018

Hot off the rip-roaring success of Pokémon Go, the mobile app that had kids of all ages prowling the streets in search of the cutesy pocket monsters, here is the Switch console's Pokémon Let's Go.

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Tom Hoggins

Football Manager 2019 is the most compelling and involving upgrade of the game since, for my money, the superb FM14. While some old niggles remain --press interaction still needs its proper overhaul, for instance-- its commitment to openness and accessibility has not come at the cost of its extraordinary depth. Quite the opposite. We go again.

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Tom Hoggins
Oct 25, 2018

As you move around the country and the gang's predicament shifts, the complexion of both game and narrative can change to a startling degree. It is nothing if not carefully considered.

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Tom Hoggins

As a card-carrying member of the single-player society, it was with some trepidation I dived into Call of Duty:

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Tom Hoggins

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the finest the series has ever been, building on the role-playing roots laid down by Origins. An occasionally scruffy triumph of historical world-building, play and, perhaps most importantly, Grecian character.

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