Alex Varankou


319 games reviewed
67.8 average score
70 median score
27.3% of games recommended
87 / 100 - Bloodborne
Apr 5, 2015

If you can get into its bloody, visceral and unforgiving rhythm, Bloodborne grabs and never lets go. Not until you've seen it all and triumphed over every abomination.

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86 / 100 - FIFA 14
Nov 17, 2013

FIFA 14 arrives on next generation platforms with much the same content as its current-gen counterparts, plus vastly improved visuals. As such, it remains a great game of footy and easily recommended to fans who have yet to pick up a copy this year.

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86 / 100 - Forza Horizon 2
Sep 25, 2014

Forza Horizon 2 offers almost everything that arcade racing fans crave, and it does so with style.

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86 / 100 - FIFA 16
Sep 22, 2015

FIFA 16 makes strong strides forward in gameplay, while offering minor additions to an already great core experience and working to get new fans on the field.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain offers an excellent gameplay and presentation package, and if not for a few weakness, it could have been one of the all-time bests. Instead, it's just really, really good.

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86 / 100 - Forza Horizon 3
Sep 20, 2016

The third iteration of the Forza Horizon franchise continues to offer the most accessible, fun, and expansive arcade racing experience around.

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Sep 8, 2015

Forza Motorsport 6 marks the true arrival of the franchise on the Xbox One. From an overabundance of content to great gameplay, the bar has once again been set for simulation racing on consoles.

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May 10, 2016

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End wraps up one of the most memorable action adventure franchises in gaming. The quality has fluctuated a bit, but this final chapter safely brings the series to a satisfying and technically impressive finish.

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85 / 100 - Forza Horizon 4
Sep 25, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 shifts the series to a well executed shared online world with four weather seasons, and though not every aspect of the transition is perfect, excellent racing and amazing presentation will definitely entice players to stick around and explore this atmospheric recreation of Britain.

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85 / 100 - FIFA 17
Sep 28, 2016

With continually expanding gameplay variety, new online and offline modes, and the introduction of The Journey, FIFA 17 offers an all-around great virtual football experience.

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85 / 100 - Elden Ring
Mar 14, 2022

Elden Ring is an unrelenting, engrossing, challenging, and marvelous experience. It brings the Dark Souls formula to an open world setting without skipping a beat, with all of its cryptic nature, punishing combat and wondrous level design. It's still not for everyone, but those who dare enter this realm may find themselves in one of the best games of the year.

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84 / 100 - Kalimba
May 8, 2015

A charming platformer that's both tough and fun, Kalimba is a success in almost every aspect.

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Nov 15, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection provides a comprehensive look at one of the most notable, and for some fans one of the most important, franchises in gaming.

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84 / 100 - FIFA 18
Oct 12, 2017

FIFA 18 is a solid continuation of this authentic and highly polished sports franchise that still manages to make meaningful strides forward.

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84 / 100 - Finding Paradise
Dec 20, 2017

Finding Paradise is a great sequel that, while perhaps unable to reach the extremely high emotional bar set by its predecessor, manages to be entertaining and heartfelt all on its own. It's an original and engaging world, supported by tight writing and excellent soundtrack, that is well worth experiencing.

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.

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83 / 100 - FIFA 15
Oct 2, 2014

FIFA 15 offers a glimpse into the future with new goalkeepers and emotion system, but at the moment it is only a tease. Regardless of that, this is still a complete and enjoyable experience of virtual footy.

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83 / 100 - Watch Dogs
May 27, 2014

Watch Dogs refines stealth action in an interconnected open world that's worth exploring.

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Sep 27, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers continues to deliver the fun and accessible experience that the franchise has become known for. The introduction of vehicles adds further variety to an already expansive game world.

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Oct 23, 2016

Super Stardust Ultra VR brings its brand of excellent arcade gameplay to the PS4, with the added bonus of VR integration.

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