Vikki Blake


96 games reviewed
72.2 average score
70 median score
31.6% of games recommended
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Sep 9, 2019

Though a tad slow to get going, Gears 5 has reinvented itself in ways many of us didn't dare dream was possible, blending what we loved about the franchise with a fresh story, personable protagonists, and some of the best visuals and shooting mechanics we've seen.

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Aug 22, 2019

Without saying a word, FAR: Lone Sails conveys a poignant tale of hope and perseverance, masterfully balancing style with substance for an experience that feels every bit as sublime as it looks. Sure, you could grumble about the shortness of the experience, the occasionally obtuse puzzles and the very, very minor control issues, but these problems dissolve away once you're invested in the journey. We highly recommend that you give this a spin.

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Jun 5, 2023

Amnesia: The Bunker corrects the missteps of its predecessors and adds in a sense of invention, creating a truly unsettling adventure.

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Jul 28, 2023

Remnant 2 is an ambitious sequel stuffed with delightful - and deadly - surprises.

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Nov 5, 2019

Watch Dogs 2 is a solid, satisfying sequel that successfully addresses the weaknesses of its predecessor.

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Simultaneously both full of heart and unapologetically in-your-face, it takes everything you loved about its predecessor whilst gently – almost invisibly – buffing the things you didn't like so much, too. What a treat.

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Sep 5, 2019

As the credits roll on this brief but powerful experience, you'll realise a lot is left open to interpretation. For some, that's to be expected. For others, it'll be infuriating. Prospero rarely seems to be in a hurry – even when he bloody should be – and as such, his plodding pace is very much a gamer's Marmite; you'll either love it or hate it… but good grief is this a mystery worth solving.

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Sep 13, 2018

Never before have Guardians had such agency, and the ability to choose between well-balanced PvE components and PvP modes means there’s now good options for all, regardless of individual play style or weapon choice. Whether you play as a clan or as a lone wolf, there’s plenty to do… and best of all, a myriad of ways to do it, too.

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7 / 10.0 - Cookie Cutter
Dec 15, 2023

Despite some occasional frustrations, Cookie Cutter is a gory, gorgeous, and bloody good Metroidvania.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Mario Tennis Aces
Jun 20, 2018

It’s beautiful, it’s polished, and it will likely be a smash hit for anyone who’s been waiting all these years for a complex and challenging Mario tennis game.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Vampyr
Jun 4, 2018

Despite the strikingly different premise from Life is Strange studio Dontnod, the team’s expertise in characterisation and world-building dovetail neatly into this vampire romp.

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May 25, 2023

The Outlast Trials is excessive and frantically enjoyable - but can occasionally tip over into frustration more than fear.

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A delightfully macabre homage, this asymettrical horror could finally threaten Dead by Daylight's crown, if you didn't spend more time fighing the servers than Leatherface himself.

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3 / 5 - PAYDAY 3
Oct 6, 2023

A shallow shooter that doesn't offer anywhere near enough bang for your ill-gotten buck.

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6 / 10.0 - Supernormal
Jan 8, 2024

Despite an uneven start and a woefully predictable story, Supernormal can offer some sincerely spooky scares.

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Silent Hill: The Short Message shows glimmers of the classic horror series at its best - despite the very heavy-handed metaphor, a frustrating chase sequence, and the long shadow of P.T.

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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time lacks originality, but it's stuffed with colour and charm, bringing Luna Nova and its students to life with affection and humour.

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3 / 5.0 - The Crew 2
Jul 2, 2018

Despite the bolstered vehicular options and the novelty of beaching a boat in Central Park, sadly there’s just not enough here to keep you on the starting grid.

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Recommended - Donut County
Aug 31, 2018

Short and simple, Donut County is absolutely sublime.

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Recommended - Hollow Knight
Jun 28, 2018

A stern yet scintillating 2D adventure that makes a point of not holding your hand.

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