Alex Avard


26 games reviewed
75.2 average score
78 median score
50.0% of games recommended
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Oct 28, 2020

Legion royally shakes up Watch Dogs' open-world template with a Play as Anyone mechanic that just about outweighs any headaches left by its rough edges.

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A sequel with smarts and style, Crash Bandicoot 4 proves there's still life in the old Bandicoot yet. It's about time indeed.

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Jun 12, 2020

Naughty Dog's PS4 swansong is an astonishing, absurdly ambitious epic that goes far and beyond what we could have imagined for a sequel to an all-time classic.

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May 22, 2020

Mojang's smartly streamlined dungeon crawler makes for a more accessible alternative in the action RPG space.

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Apr 23, 2020

Firaxis lets its hair down for a fun, ragtag twist on XCOM's proven recipe of tactics and tension.

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Dec 4, 2018

Performance problems aside, Subnautica will rekindle your faith in the overcrowded survival genre, and scare you senseless.

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Nov 8, 2018

Not as drastic a change up as its WW1 predecessor, nor as wild or wondrous, Battlefield 5's deliberative design sidelines its strengths as a simulative sandbox.

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Sep 27, 2018

By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again

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Aug 27, 2018

Fleeting, forgettable fun at its most flamboyant, you'll likely enjoy Strange Brigade for a jiffy before shortly moving on to bigger, better things.

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Jun 28, 2018

A successful sequel where it counts the most, only a few potholes slow The Crew 2 down in its drive to become the ultimate road trip.

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May 17, 2018

State of Decay 2 confidently reaches the series' potential as the ultimate zombie survival sim, even if it hits a few familiar bumps in the road on the way there.

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A touching finale for Kazuma Kiryu, Yakuza 6 manages to surprise and delight in equal measure.

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Oct 17, 2017

There's still life in this old Rogue Trooper yet, but the limitations of its time makes Redux a fun but inessential addition to your library.

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Sep 21, 2017

A communal imaginarium, a cultural phenomenon, and an epic social experiment; Minecraft is all of these things and more, but it's also a superb example of gaming's ability to ignite and inspire our fascination with creation.

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8 / 10.0 - SUPERHOT
Jul 21, 2017

A novel and brilliantly executed concept, regrettably dimmed by self-defeating structural choices.

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Jun 6, 2017

Ironically, the only thing holding this game back is a lack of evolution.

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Apr 10, 2017

Amid an overcrowded season full of newly launched triple-A titles, Shards of Darkness, at its very best, works as an inconsistent but serviceable stealth experience.

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Mar 29, 2017

If ‘They Shall Not Pass’ is any indication of DICE’s long-term plans for Battlefield 1, fans have got a great season ahead of them.

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Two episodes in, and A New Frontier has already established itself as an important new story that expands and enriches Telltale’s interpretation of The Walking Dead universe.

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Nov 16, 2016

Small Radios Big Televisions is a short but stimulating trip into a world of multiple realities.

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