Tom Hopkins

London, UK
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Favorite Games:
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

81 games reviewed
71.7 average score
80 median score
50.6% of games recommended

Tom Hopkins's Reviews

Senior Editor @ RealSport 101
Nov 18, 2019

While it’s got a long way to go to hit the heights of the Forza Horizon competition, the improved story telling, inventive Night vs. Day structure, and fun driving make Heat worth picking up even if Payback and 2015’s reboot put you off the series.

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For another option to add to the party game collection, you could do a lot worse, but Mario & Sonic’s new Olympics outing is not a game you’ll want to spend hours at a time with.

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Nov 1, 2019

The often dark campaign adds variety that introduces Call of Duty’s potential future and puts it up there with the best the series has ever seen; the multiplayer is as engrossing as ever, even though the poor map design causes some issues; and the Spec-Ops co-op is best avoided if you don’t have a competent and organized squad to play through with.

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3.5 / 5.0 - FIFA 20
Sep 27, 2019

It’s not perfect, but it’s the biggest step forward for the series for a few years. It might be the best one to pick up if you haven’t played FIFA in a while.

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3.5 / 5.0 - GreedFall
Sep 24, 2019

It’ll no doubt be right up the street of Bioware fans and De Sardet’s journey is certainly a fun one, but Greedfall is unremarkable in a few key ways.

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Sep 5, 2019

It’s tough at times, there no denying that, but figuring out how to use each sector’s layout to your advantage will soon make you appreciate the subtly implemented progression system and impeccably designed rooms, adding to the pinball hack and slash gameplay that feels fantastic in all its forms from the moment you step foot in the mountain.

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4 / 5.0 - Erica
Aug 28, 2019

The gameplay may be uninspired, but Erica is the best FMV game we’ve had in a long time and is the perfect length for a single evening’s entertainment.

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Jul 31, 2019

Aside from some brief fun to be had with the three machines, Wolfenstein Cyberpilot is hugely disappointing.

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3 / 5.0 - Sea of Solitude
Jul 12, 2019

Even if you’re fascinated by the story though, the tedium of actually playing Sea of Solitude will diminish its impact.

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4 / 5.0 - F1 2019
Jun 28, 2019

Even though it’s just 10 months since F1 2018’s launch, F1 2019 feels like a step forward. It adds improved visuals, a beefed up online multiplayer component, and an enjoyable light story to a great base that already boasted phenomenal racing mechanics.

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4 / 5.0 - Blood & Truth
May 28, 2019

Blood & Truth is an excellent example of an action movie in VR.

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May 20, 2019

Everybody’s Golf nails the most important thing: hitting the ball feels great. It’s just disappointing that there isn’t anything in the way of multiplayer to test your technique against your friends.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Jupiter & Mars
Apr 22, 2019

Jupiter & Mars may only be a few hours long but it feels like a drag. Its message is admirable but swimming through its empty world is tedious. The basic stealth sections, block smashing mechanics, and environmental puzzles simply aren’t a lot of fun and the visuals are too lifeless to make it a world still worth visiting.

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Apr 8, 2019

Dangerous Driving is undeniably fun. Taking out other racers at 200mph always will be insanely enjoyable and Three Fields has taken full advantage of Burnout nostalgia. However, underwhelming crash physics, poorly balanced AI racers, and some technical problems keep their game from being the modernization of Criterion's classic that fans hoped it would be.

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4 / 5.0 - Dirt Rally 2.0
Feb 18, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 isn't afraid to throw you in at the deep end with its sophisticated rally action, giving you a lot to think about and a steep learning curve to conquer. Hurtling along the beautiful rally stages or fighting your rivals in a Rally Cross final is exhilarating. Even with some poorly structured content, Dirt Rally 2.0 is still the best simulation of the sport you'll find.

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4 / 5.0 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

The survival horror tropes, linear moments, and emphasis on atmosphere haven't been lost, but Exodus proves that Metro can be much more than a journey through dark and decaying tunnels.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Double Cross
Jan 16, 2019

As it is, though, there's too much in Double Cross that either bores or frustrates for the quality moments to be worth struggling towards.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Just Cause 4
Dec 10, 2018

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4 / 5.0 - Hitman 2
Nov 13, 2018

The freedom to plan and execute a variety of insane kill fantasies makes for missions that are fun and original even after multiple playthroughs. Hitman 2 is a wonderfully designed, enjoyable, and rewarding stealth sandbox that'll only continue to develop.

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5 / 5.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 9, 2018

Whether you're playing in VR or not, Tetris Effect is an incredible achievement. The familiar gameplay, stunning visuals, and beautiful music all come together to evoke a variety of different emotions. For a couple of minutes, you're captured by what's happening around you and it's magical. It's a near perfect puzzle game, but it's even closer to perfection in VR.

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