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Luke Lawrie

Sydney, Australia

Favorite Games:
  • Dota 2
  • Half-Life
  • Super Mario 64

19 games reviewed
73.7 average score
70 median score
42.1% of games recommended

Luke Lawrie's Reviews

Freelance game critic since 2009 having worked with some of Australia's largest video game publications. Co-Host of Australia's longest running video game podcast - The GAP
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7 / 10.0 - The Surge 2
Sep 24, 2019

Despite some of the technical issues and difficulty scaling, The Surge 2 is a fun game that should satisfy those looking for a souls-like experience. The combat is rewarding, and the directional blocking system is definitely something I would love to see implemented into other action games.

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Mar 26, 2019

Sekrio: Shadows Die Twice continues FromSoftware’s dominance, showcasing that it’s on another level when it comes creating action games in fantastical worlds. You’re going to die, and you’re go die a lot. But these brilliant gameplay systems that come together to form experiences that we don’t see in other triple-A games is why people get excited for what Hidetaka Miyazaki is doing at FromSoftware.

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4 / 10.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 15, 2019

Crackdown 3 feels too similar to the game that came before it; it's like Sumo has made Crackdown 2 again

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6 / 10.0 - Just Cause 4
Dec 3, 2018

If you enjoyed the last game in the series then Just Cause 4 will give you a lot of fun creating explosions across the world, it just doesn’t push the series in any meaningful direction.

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Oct 24, 2018

Rockstar Games has created a living, breathing world that I am absolutely invested in.

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7 / 10.0 - NBA 2K19
Sep 20, 2018

the basketball gameplay in NBA 2K19 is brilliant, and it has been for the last decade that I've been reviewing this series. But the way VC is used in the game needs to be re-evaluated, as it has become ridiculous and is blatantly pay-to-win. This greedy freemium model within an already fully priced game needs to disappear.

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Jun 9, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game has the potential to be a great game but sadly it's not right now.

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Apr 4, 2017

While all of these new additions are great, these expansion sets end up segregating the community between the haves and the have-nots.

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7 / 10.0 - Dead Rising 4
Dec 5, 2016

Dead Rising 4 is a lot of fun. The removal of the timer might not bode well with fans of the series, but it does allow a sense of freedom to move within the game at a player’s own accord. That all said, there just isn’t enough to keep you engaged apart from the main storyline; killing zombies with crazy theatrical weapons is fun, but after a while it just becomes too much of a grind.

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9 / 10.0 - Dead by Daylight
Oct 25, 2016

When Dead By Daylight was first launched, it was a flawed but fun game that needed a bit more work to tighten things up. Since its release, Behaviour Interactive has spent the last few months doing just that; it’s in a really good place right now. It has a healthy, active community where the player base can also go and interact with the developers on a weekly basis. All in all, Dead By Daylight is an amazing survival horror experience and my favourite indie game so far this year; you’ll sure as hell see this one on my list of top 5 games of 2016.

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