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Benjamin Tyrer


Favorite Games:
  • Path of Exile
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

5 games reviewed
72.0 average score
70 median score
60.0% of games recommended

Benjamin Tyrer's Reviews

Ben spends his free time playing (and thinking too hard about) video games. During his time at Newcastle University he was editor for video game section of The Courier, the largest student newspaper in England.
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Oct 27, 2017

Promising and frustrating in equal measure, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ultimately disappoints with rote puzzling, unexciting combat, and storytelling that fails to connect emotionally with its audience.

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7 / 10.0 - Prey
May 11, 2017

A well-crafted yet predictable experience that invokes its inspiration with poise, Prey ultimately fails to carve out a meaningful identify of its own.

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8 / 10.0 - Dishonored 2
Nov 15, 2016

Dishonored 2 mostly follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, and in doing so stumbles in a number of the same potholes. Yet, it doesn’t fail to deliver fun in the form of a visually arresting, moody romp that combines complex, interwoven levels with an emphasis on player choice. When it sticks to the formula set out by its fondly remembered older sibling, Dishonored 2 delights. Surprisingly, it’s where this sequel chooses to innovate that the experience loses some of its lustre.

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7 / 10 - Mafia 3
Oct 14, 2016

Mafia 3 is an unfortunate reminder that a game can truly excel in one area and still wind up disappointing. With confident storytelling and consistently fantastic performances, Mafia 3 effortlessly establishes a narrative that has you engaged from the get-go. Sadly, it's the ho-hum mission design and various technical oddities that will drag you out of the world time and time again.

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8 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 3
Oct 1, 2016

Forza Horizon 3 offers many ways to customize its experience, catering to a number of play-styles and giving players the freedom to tweak systems until they’re left with something that they personally find satisfying. On the technical and mechanical level, Horizon 3 never fails to impress. It’s on the periphery of the game’s design where some questionable decisions threaten to get in the way of the fun. Nevertheless, with incredible production values and an emphasis on letting players find their own way, Playground Games has built what is comfortably one of the best open-world racing games since Burnout Paradise.

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