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Ashley Bates

Donovan Ryder

Favorite Games:
  • Halo 3
  • Bully
  • Mortal Kombat

93 games reviewed
71.6 average score
75 median score
45.6% 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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Sep 3, 2021

While PS4 veterans might not get as much value from the re-release, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut is a wonderful showcase for the PS5 and an incredible package for newcomers.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Big Con
Aug 31, 2021

Though there's some technical issues, some more devastating than others, The Big Con is a heart-warming teenage road trip that's worth playing

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8 / 10.0 - Chivalry 2
Jun 16, 2021

Chivalry 2's approach to medieval combat is equal parts satisfying and silly, creating a raucous multiplayer experience that begs to be played with friends.

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5.5 / 10.0 - BIOMUTANT
May 24, 2021

Biomutant has a lot of issues that more lenient players might be willing to look past for its fantastic strengths, but the overall package is a tough sell.

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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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