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Stuart Gollan

Sydney, Australia

Favorite Games:
  • Medieval II: Total War
  • Mass Effect
  • NFL Blitz

31 games reviewed
71.0 average score
75 median score
46.7% of games recommended

Stuart Gollan's Reviews

Senior Editor at Stevivor and chronicler of the history of rugby games, union and league. Lover of local multiplayer, many sports and plastic instruments.
8.5 / 10.0 - Cities: Skylines
Apr 21, 2017

If you harbour even the slightest desire to build then you have to experience Cities: Skylines. It provides most of the complexity of Maxis' 2013 Sim City but isn't bogged down with restrictive city size and a focus on co-operative building. The customisation and mods will keep this game alive for a long, long time and Colossal Order are due great praise for their embracing user created content.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Rugby League Live 4
Jul 18, 2017

I’ve never been more invested in a rugby league video game than the best moments I had with Rugby League Live 4, but without fail it was stripped away from me every time, leaving me frustrated, angry. If you could forgive Rugby League Live 3 its flaws and enjoy it, then this sequel will leave you as happy as Fatty and King Wally after Origin 3. For those of us that found the previous Live games unsatisfying, we’ll always have the Blues.

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The Pillars of the Earth weaves a fascinating tale and does so with superb style.

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May 27, 2018

Don't think I can't see right through you, Detroit!

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9 / 10.0 - Trials Rising
Feb 25, 2019

Anybody who enjoys, or has ever enjoyed, a Trials game owes it to themselves to check this out. Folks out there that just really enjoy challenging themselves should probably give it a look too

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The quality of life improvements are perhaps a bigger deal.

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Sep 9, 2021

True Colors will delight fans of narrative games, but is unlikely to win over the doubters. You probably know if you’ll like this one, and I’m here to tell those people that they won’t be disappointed.

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Oct 25, 2021

The strategic polish of two decades is on display in Age of Empires 4, both in the history of this series and the pedigree of the developer. Relic has wrapped an interesting if slightly flawed single player experience around what is a superb strategy game.

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7 / 10.0 - Rugby 22
Feb 8, 2022

If you’ve been hanging out since the PS2 era to just have some fun with a rugby union game, you might just find it in Rugby 22.

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8 / 10.0 - Two Point Campus
Aug 4, 2022

While I have my qualms, building a university is a worthwhile, entertaining experience. Two Point Campus could do with a bump in challenge and some better pacing, but its core of building and management are great fun. Two Point Campus is funny, engaging and rewarding, a fine example of the management sim.

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Nov 30, 2022

Midnight Suns is long and overloaded with systems (I didn’t even mention the light/dark faux-morality system, or new game plus, or levelling up your dog), but it is fun, both its combat and its superhero friendship simulation. The combat is good enough to keep you wanting more, and the story and character moments interesting enough that I didn’t mind how much they punctuated the flying fists and swinging swords. Making fighting alongside Wolverine as interesting as having a fireside chat with him is a tough ask, and Midnight Suns has nailed it.

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