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Ben Salter

Adelaide, Australia.
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Favorite Games:
  • Metroid Prime
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

33 games reviewed
77.6 average score
80 median score
65.6% of games recommended
Scores 0.9 higher than average

Ben Salter's Reviews

Ben is an Australian games writer and pioneer in the use of the term "current-gen" to actually refer to the current-generation of consoles. He has been to E3 five times, but can't really remember any of them. It's all a blur of our most ambitious abundance of caffeinated beverages ever.
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Ben Salter
Aug 29, 2019

While the story didn’t live up to expectations, the actors’ performances are fantastic as Man of Medan delivers its quota of horror tropes in chapter one of The Dark Pictures Anthology.

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8 / 10.0 - Cricket 19
May 31, 2019

Like Ashes Cricket before it, Cricket 19 takes a good thing and touches it up. Its strength is definitely when bat meets ball, which is largely the same as Ashes Cricket, but its focus has been on enhancing everything around that.

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6.5 / 10.0 - The Grand Tour Game
Apr 16, 2019

Viewed in context, there’s plenty of fun to be had here for fans of the show.

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Jan 10, 2019

The tweaks mostly relate to Toadette/Peachette and Nabbit as playable characters, but nothing really stands out.

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Dec 9, 2018

When was the last time you had three (or seven) mates over to sit on your couch and play a game all night?

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5.5 / 10.0 - Big Bash Boom
Dec 3, 2018

BBL fans looking for a quick fix will stick with the free mobile game. While there should have been a place for Big Bash Boom between the two, it’s priced itself out of contention

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Civilization VI on Switch is my favourite way to play.

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8 / 10.0 - Battlefield V
Nov 15, 2018

Battlefield 5 is a fantastic multiplayer experience, especially across the fan favourite Conquest and large-scale Grand Operations.

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Nov 6, 2018

I like that Ubisoft is continuing to support For Honor and all that’s included from a content perspective. Both Breach and Arcade improve the overall package, the new fighters will be appreciated by the dedicated community and it’s great to see a visual improvement 18 months post-launch.

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Ben Salter
Oct 15, 2018

Blackout is just right, and the best battle royale game on the market./

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8 / 10.0 - FIFA 19
Sep 20, 2018

It's easy to overlook, but the most meaningful enhancement is the overhaul of Kick Off

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Jul 11, 2018

Captain Toad always felt like a handheld game

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7 / 10.0 - Mario Tennis Aces
Jun 20, 2018

It's the best of Mario Tennis and Wii Sports motion tennis rolled into one game, but in distinct and very seperate modes, it just lacks one thing: being able to play a proper set of tennis.

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9 / 10.0 - Far Cry 5
Mar 26, 2018

Far Cry 5 is the thoughtful next step in a series renowned for shooting first and thinking second. The villains are devious, the world is intriguing and the wild animals remind you who owns the land.

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8 / 10.0 - Ashes Cricket
Nov 16, 2017

Ashes Cricket is the best cricket game ever made, enhancing the foundations of the Don Bradman Cricket series, rather than starting afresh.

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8 / 10.0 - Call of Duty: WWII
Nov 4, 2017

There's no denying it's safe across the board, but that safe mix of new meets old is what makes WWII a great Call of Duty game.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Oct 27, 2017

With Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo proves the 3D sandbox platformer is not only alive and well, but that it can continue to be evolved and surprise us, consume us and astonish us in clever and elegant ways.

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8.5 / 10.0 - FIFA 18
Sep 26, 2017

FIFA 18 improves across the board and continues to offer an astonishing amount of options, without comprising on quality.

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Sep 12, 2017

Samus Returns is my favourite 2D Metroid game since Super Metroid, and feels the best to play of any of them, but it's hard to evaluate on that front.

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4 / 10.0 - AFL Evolution
May 9, 2017

If you're an AFL fan and want an AFL game, there's no other choice. AFL Evolution is certainly the most playable attempt we've had at an AFL game for a while

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