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Alex Hamilton

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Favorite Games:
  • Overwatch
  • Football Manager
  • Total War

60 games reviewed
74.3 average score
75 median score
38.3% of games recommended
Scores 10.1 higher than average

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Alex Hamilton's Reviews

After completing a master's degree in ancient history Alex realised he'd actually prefer to write stuff on the internet, and has left a trail of more than 1,000 articles in his wake. A financial reporter by day and PC gaming elitist by night, he loves all things Overwatch and Football Manager.
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Alex Hamilton
3.5 / 10.0 - Dynasty Warriors 9
Feb 23, 2018

Everything about this game seems completely rushed. To jump onto the open world bandwagon three or four years too late and still deliver such a pile of garbage isn't just embarrassing, it's insulting.

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Where it takes mechanics from others in the industry, it improves upon them; where it introduces new ones, you slap your forehead in amazement that it hasn't been done before. Breath of the Wild is development done right, and damn near the best game you'll play all year.

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10 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Dec 5, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a phenomenal return for Nintendo's mustachioed mascot, and (whisper it) the worthy successor to Super Mario 64 that fans have been longing for.

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6 / 10.0 - King Oddball
Dec 4, 2017

If you can look past the missed opportunity that is the lack of motion controls, and the fairly simplistic gameplay, you'll probably find a title that is entertaining in short bursts. Don't expect it to light your world on fire, though.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Spellspire
Nov 28, 2017

Spellspire is a game that knows what it is, and doesn't aim for the stars. It's a more than enjoyable experience worth the price tag. Those looking for a fun little game to play during downtime, or even something to distract the kids, can't go far wrong here.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Warriors All-Stars
Nov 7, 2017

Warriors All Stars does a fair job of being more than just a tie-in, and brings some genuine innovation to the table. If you ignore the trope-filled storyline and strange setting, it functions as a great stop-gap before the larger release of Dynasty Warriors 9 or as a meaty hack ‘n' slash to get into in short bursts.

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5 / 10.0 - Community Inc
Aug 31, 2017

There's a lot to like about Community Inc. Unfortunately there's also a lot to hate.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Day of Infamy
Jun 7, 2017

Day of Infamy is not a game that will tear down the hegemony of Battlefield or Call of Duty, but like other realistic shooter out there, it provides an alternative FPS experience.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Expeditions: Viking
May 16, 2017

Behind some rage-inducing problems Expeditions: Viking is incredibly good. It enhances everything established in Conquistador and brings the setting to real life. Whether players will want to struggle through a sea of crashes and mistimed saves to experience it all is another factor altogether.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Flix and Chill
May 2, 2017

For the price you get a decently designed dating simulator with some witty moments and a good amount of choice. Don't go in expecting more than that and you'll be rewarded well.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Shadows of Adam
May 2, 2017

The game is a fantastic love letter to the genre and offers gamers a trip down memory lane. What will surprise you, though, is how it's so much more than a cash-grab throwback to a bygone era.

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Alex Hamilton
Apr 7, 2017

They Shall Not Pass is a good start to making that season pass feel like it was worth the money, though I doubt it will pull many people into buying the full game.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Dystoria
Apr 6, 2017

Dystoria is a great love letter to retro videogames and sci-fi movies from the 1980s. Its six-axis controls are easy to learn yet hard to master, while it’s physics-bending levels are a great way to reinvigorate a classic puzzler.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Circles
Mar 17, 2017

In an industry that likes to hold the player’s hand at every opportunity, telling them when and where to press certain buttons and use certain skills, a game not treating you like an idiot is a breath of fresh air. Some may want a little more from Circles, but the game has set out to accomplish a certain style and it does so with aplomb.

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Alex Hamilton
Mar 16, 2017

A gorgeous, funny and well-thought out concept falls down when it comes to the meat and bones of combat, enemy AI and gameplay flow. Similarly, some may feel cheated that the game contains scant few levels, despite how fleshed-out they may be.

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7 / 10.0 - Monumental Failure
Mar 11, 2017

Fun in short bursts and thoroughly enjoyable when played cooperatively, it's a great time sink for the gamer who likes to play in short bursts or have friends over for party games. Just don't expect to be playing it well into the future.

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Those who are looking to add some pointy-ears to their game will find a faction with a high skill ceiling and impressive design. At £14 for just one faction, however, you might want to wait until it’s on sale.

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6 / 10.0 - Epic Manager
Feb 23, 2017

ManaVoid Entertainment have created a game that combines two genres together surprisingly well, yet there are some areas that leave it wanting. In trying to be be the best of both worlds, the game doesn’t really manage to excel in either.

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Alex Hamilton
Feb 10, 2017

The best thing that Robot Squad Simulator has going for it is its uniqueness - you'll probably not find another simulator title like it out there. Its variety of missions, interesting concept and bug-free execution gloss over what at times feels like an average game. If you like your simulators, give this one a try.

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Alex Hamilton
Jan 31, 2017

Perfect for those who like their gaming to be in frantic 10-15 minute windows and oozing with style, PAKO is a title everyone who enjoys indie games should pick up.

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