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Andy Kelly


Favorite Games:
  • Deus Ex
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

125 games reviewed
74.4 average score
78 median score
43.2% of games recommended

Andy Kelly's Reviews

Andy Kelly is a journalist based in Bath, England. He writes for PC Gamer and is a contributor to, among others, The Guardian, Vice, GamesRadar+, Edge, and Kotaku. In his spare time he creates the award-winning short film series Other Places (http://www.otherplaces.co.uk/).
Nov 2, 2021

It's not the prettiest game, with distant scenery lacking detail, low-res cinematics, and screen tearing in busy areas. But the dizzying scale of the world, and the complete lack of loading times, is technically impressive. It's also worth noting that you need to be online to experience the career mode and progression—otherwise you're stuck with the freeform, rather empty Zen Mode. Most people play games online these days, but if you can't for whatever reason, your options will be limited. It's frustrating, because the actual riding in Riders Republic is heaps of fun. It's just been packaged in a completely off-putting way. You'll have to decide if the cringe is worth putting up with.

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Aug 18, 2021

Twelve Minutes is a good adventure game, but its puzzle design makes it feel— mature, cinematic presentation aside—like something of a relic. If it was released in 1995, you'd be ringing up the LucasArts hint line for help and getting scolded by your parents for running up a massive phone bill. But it has its charms, and the way the story is gradually peeled back, growing more disturbing with each loop, is effectively done. There's a huge amount of emotion, drama, and conflict squeezed into this tiny, dingy three-room apartment. But also a lot of frustration as you struggle to determine precisely the correct sequence of events to let you move the story forward and finally get some closure.

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84 / 100 - The Ascent
Jul 29, 2021

A lovingly crafted action RPG with challenging, satisfying gunfights and an extraordinary cyberpunk setting.

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70 / 100 - Last Stop
Jul 21, 2021

A smart, funny, heartfelt narrative game that tells a killer story, but doesn't do much beyond that.

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Jun 21, 2021

A furiously entertaining action RPG whose horrible monsters are a delight to slay, whether you're playing solo or co-op.

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70 / 100 - Mind Scanners
May 25, 2021

A compelling cyberpunk story told in an imaginative way, and one that will really test your moral compass.

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63 / 100 - Days Gone
May 17, 2021

Riding and maintaining your bike is great-the boring world, dull missions, and overly serious tone, not so much.

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May 5, 2021

A grimly beautiful collection of killer horror set-pieces, with some of the most memorably grotesque enemies in Resi history.

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90 / 100 - Hitman 3
Jan 19, 2021

A beautiful, deep, and endlessly replayable murder sandbox, featuring some of the best levels in the series.

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Nov 30, 2020

This is a fun, vibrant open world game with a great sense of humour. I just wish it felt nicer to play.

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Nov 4, 2020

A fun, charming, and occasionally brilliant Yakuza game, let down by an overabundance of repetitive turn-based battles.

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Sep 24, 2020

A decent, if unremarkable, cover shooter, elevated by artful scene-setting and memorable set-pieces.

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78 / 100 - Pendragon
Sep 22, 2020

An accessible strategy game tied to a powerful, dynamic story generator.

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85 / 100 - Death Stranding
Jul 13, 2020

Slow, weird, and indulgent, but a true original, and a journey that will linger in your mind long after it's over.

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83 / 100 - SnowRunner
Apr 27, 2020

This deep off-road sim delights in giving you a hard time, but every victory is all the sweeter for it.

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80 / 100 - Cloudpunk
Apr 23, 2020

The story has some issues, but this vast, beautiful city is a joy to take flight in.

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52 / 100 - The Complex
Apr 9, 2020

A polished but disappointingly by-the-numbers FMV adventure that won't linger in your mind for long.

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58 / 100 - Resident Evil 3
Mar 30, 2020

Both the Nemesis and Raccoon City are massively underused in this disappointing step back for the series.

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84 / 100 - Black Mesa
Mar 5, 2020

A quality remake that broadens the scope of the original and massively improves its final chapters.

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83 / 100 - Shenmue III
Nov 26, 2019

A seamless continuation of the series that makes up for its limitations with pure heart. It's like Ryo never left us.

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