Kieran Stockton


87 games reviewed
74.5 average score
75 median score
46.0% of games recommended
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Aug 24, 2016

She's a bit rough around the edges on the technical side, but it's that classic Deus Ex action that you can't really find anywhere else

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8.5 / 10.0 - Matterfall
Aug 14, 2017

A clever side-scrolling shoot 'em up that's got style and flair, whose blistering action should make you forgive its short length

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Oct 20, 2018

While some might be disappointed by a lack of campaign, the strength of the three deep and diverse modes on offer is more than enough to carry the latest iteration in the juggernaut franchise

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The gameplay of these action classics remains as awesome as it was ten years ago, but as a remaster it doesn't really up the ante

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8.5 / 10.0 - Lost Judgment
Sep 21, 2021

An enthralling murder mystery with mature themes makes Lost Judgment one of the best narratives in the series. Yagami and his cohort are in their element as detectives and lawyers doggedly pursuing justice and truth, so much so that its relatively easy to overlook some of the tonal dissonance with the side content.

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Burning Shores may not feel essential in the grand scheme of things, but a solid self-contained story and dedication to character depth make this the perfect excuse to return to this brilliant action-adventure RPG

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8 / 10.0 - Gears of War 4
Oct 5, 2016

While technically solid, Gears of War 4 feels less like a fresh new story in the Gears universe and more of a retreading of old ideas

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Nov 20, 2016

The Call of Duty franchise continues its inexorable forward march with a surprisingly deep single-player campaign and an addicting multiplayer that is only slightly tarnished by microtransactions and networking issues

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Dec 22, 2016

Orwell paints a picture of a surveillance state that is morally reprehensible yet sadly recognisable and relateable

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Aug 20, 2017

A solid adventure whose gameplay should maybe take the 'Un' out of Uncharted

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Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty successfully goes back to its roots, with a solid campaign and multiplayer that has a fresh pace but a familiar feel

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Apr 1, 2018

The second season of the Orwell series continues with a strong narrative rooted in contemporary issues, with a couple of new mechanics keeping the gameplay alive

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8 / 10.0 - Battlefield V
Nov 21, 2018

Battlefield V demands a significant time investment match-to-match, but the intensity of its large-scale battles can be palpable

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Nov 4, 2018

Marching Fire offers a lot of new, solid, free content, but with a small player base in Australia it's a struggle to experience the game to its fullest

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8 / 10.0 - Control
Aug 25, 2019

Control's unique multi-dimensional setting and quirky sci-fi tone make for a good time, even when the combat doesn't quite rise to the same level

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Oct 5, 2021

BPM: Bullets Per Minute demands its pound of flesh in terms of initial difficulty, and many will find this off-putting. But persist and you'll be rewarded with a unique roguelike rhythm-based FPS with a metal soundtrack that slaps harder than the hand of God.

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8 / 10.0 - Halo Infinite
Dec 6, 2021

Halo Infinite's campaign closes a few doors and opens some others, and even if the open-world stylings could be better integrated into the overarching gameplay design, it's a title that pays homage to the past while looking to the future

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A brilliant new playable character makes re-experiencing the beautiful brutality of Cuphead a worthwhile prospect. The expertly designed bosses are a delight, even if the experience ends up being a bit of snack rather than a full meal.

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8 / 10.0 - As Dusk Falls
Jul 18, 2022

This interactive crime drama packs a unique visual style and some gripping moments dealing with mature themes. The choices you make are crucial to the fates of two families, but the impact is more keenly felt in the first act than the second.

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8 / 10.0 - Paper Trail
May 23, 2024

Paper Trail is a neat bit of puzzling whimsy with a unique folding mechanic and thoughtful design that hides just the right amount of difficulty beneath its beautiful exterior.

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