Richard Wakeling


108 games reviewed
72.3 average score
70 median score
73.1% of games recommended
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Apr 18, 2022

Postal 4: No Regerts is an abysmal video game with no redeeming qualities other than the fact that it eventually ends.

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2 / 10 - WWE 2K20
Oct 29, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a calamitous new entry in the wrestling franchise.

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Feb 22, 2024

Skull and Bones strips away everything great about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, resulting in a dull live-service game that's often a chore.

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Aug 27, 2021

No More Heroes 3 is at its best when you're slicing your way through alien invaders, but the rest of the game wrapped around the energetic combat is a laborious disappointment.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a confused hodgepodge of disparate ideas that rarely come together in an enjoyable way.

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Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders return is marred by bland environments and an unfocused design that can't help but frustrate and underwhelm.

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5 / 10 - Trek to Yomi
May 5, 2022

Trek to Yomi oozes style by evoking the legendary samurai flicks of Akira Kurosawa, but its stilted combat lacks the substance to make this a classic in itself.

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5 / 10 - Godfall
Nov 17, 2020

Godfall's monotonous structure is held together by punchy combat that can't bear the full weight.

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May 24, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 swaps the mind of a tortured painter for one of a tortured actor, setting sail for the high seas in a sequel that disappoints.

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Apr 8, 2019

As a spiritual successor to Burnout 3: Takedown, Dangerous Driving bottles up some of that Criterion magic, but these moments are fleeting and too many issues pile up to make it little more than a pretender.

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5 / 10 - Gravel
Mar 7, 2018

Gravel's arcade sensibilities conjure occasional moments of flat out fun, but unimaginative track design and a lack of depth means most races are just dull.

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5 / 10 - WWE 2K18
Oct 19, 2017

With the glitches piling up and very little in the way of innovation, WWE 2K18 continues the series' floundering output.

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Nov 6, 2017

Dull and uninspired, with a relentless emphasis on grinding, Need for Speed Payback is neither fast nor furious.

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Apr 25, 2017

A newfound focus on player choice pushes CI Games' series in a positive direction, but myriad issues keep it from being a top marksman.

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6 / 10 - Evil West
Nov 22, 2022

Evil West's kinetic combat thrills as you dismember vampires by the bucket load, but it's dragged down by level design that's both formulaic and repetitive.

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New additions to The Mercenaries make the Winters' Expansion for Resident Evil Village worthwhile, but Shadows of Rose is a fleeting slice of forgettable story DLC.

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6 / 10 - Saints Row
Aug 22, 2022

The Saints Row reboot ditches the over-the-top aspects of its predecessor, but still feels like it's trapped in the past.

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6 / 10 - The Gunk
Dec 22, 2021

Cleaning up the titular Gunk is satisfying, but the rest of the game surrounding it is routine and overly familiar.

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Nov 11, 2021

Bright Memory: Infinite offers concise and frenetic thrills, but technical issues and that same brevity hold it back.

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6 / 10 - BIOMUTANT
May 24, 2021

Biomutant presents a different take on the post-apocalypse, but a forgettable story and uneven gameplay hold it back.

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