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Ashley Bates

Donovan Ryder

Favorite Games:
  • Halo 3
  • Bully
  • Mortal Kombat

89 games reviewed
71.4 average score
75 median score
44.2% of games recommended

Ashley Bates's Reviews

Full time bearded man of Xbox One UK, and also a Senior Editor. Self-appointed Fighting Game Hype Man, because no one else on site appreciates the art of fisticuffs.
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7.5 / 10.0 - Outriders
Apr 9, 2021

In spite of the weak story and awful launch state, Outriders still manages to be a compelling and rewarding looter shooter.

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7 / 10.0 - Pacer
Mar 9, 2021

Pacer's lacklustre career mode and some dodgy event types might be turn-offs, but the core racing gameplay makes up for it.

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6 / 10.0 - Taxi Chaos
Feb 23, 2021

Taxi Chaos is a pretty faithful and enjoyable recreation of a fondly remembered gaming franchise, but its new ideas introduce lots of new problems.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Medium
Jan 27, 2021

The Medium is Bloober Team's most ambitious game to date, and while certain aspects work better than others, the result is a decent horror romp that even the most horror-averse can enjoy.

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9 / 10.0 - Hitman 3
Jan 19, 2021

Hitman 3 takes everything good about the rebooted series and combines it with worthwhile features and levels that are more interactive than ever before to create one of the best stealth games of the last decade.

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A truly fantastic beat 'em up that's been brought back from the dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition is utterly sublime.

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9 / 10.0 - Phogs!
Dec 2, 2020

PHOGS! is possibly one of the best co-op games ever made and the perfect remedy for a hellish 12 months.

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8 / 10.0 - Ghostrunner
Nov 2, 2020

Ghostrunner's fusion of parkour and one-hit kill gameplay makes for a challenging but brilliant experience worth checking out.

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An unpolished beat 'em up that's somewhat enjoyable in shorter bursts, Cobra Kai's biggest sin is showing mercy to its unnecessary filler.

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Oct 22, 2020

Hyperbrawl Tournament's core gameplay is a lot of fun, even if the bots are a bit annoying. It's just a shame there's not enough people playing.

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