Carl Phillips

Favorite Games:
  • Civilization IV
  • Mass Effect
  • Portal

50 games reviewed
78.5 average score
80 median score
68.3% of games recommended

Carl Phillips's Reviews

Having been gaming since the days of the Dragon 32, all the way to the current crop of consoles and PC titles, Carl would describe himself as a “gaming connoisseur,” and then punch himself for using that phrase in public. Carl has been a creator of digital content since 2011, starting off as a writer for consumer-based gaming site Dealspwn before extending his skills to producing video and audio content. A fan of most genres, give him any game with any weapon and he’ll usually find a controversial yet effective way of using it.
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While the end result doesn’t quite hit the highs of its predecessor, Wolfenstein II delivers one of the best FPS experiences of the year with its take-no-prisoners attitude and cathartic FPS action.

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8 / 10 - ECHO
Oct 16, 2017

While its twist on stealth mechanics eventually loses steam, Ultra Ultra’s debut title is visually stunning and a delight to listen to. If you’re after a sci-fi experience to dive into, ECHO is one not to miss.

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Sep 21, 2017

Larian Studios have taken on board the critiques from its previous title and delivered one of the most visceral, engaging, and enjoyable RPGs ever made. If you’re a fan of RPGs or looking for a world to immerse yourself in, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is unmissable.

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Sep 5, 2017

Bithell Games’ experiment into short-form gaming might not rank as the studio’s best release, but if you’re after an evening’s worth of sci-fi entertainment, Subsurface Circular delivers an enjoyable & well-written adventure title.

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Its value may fall depending on your investment in the series so far, but Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is both an enjoyable way to catch up on the story and a tantalising taste of what is to come.

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Dec 16, 2016

Twelve years of development haven't stopped the odd issue and a patchy narrative from rearing their head, but they aren't enough to spoil a beautiful and endearing RPG experience. With action-packed combat and plenty of post-game content, players who take their time exploring the world of Eos will discover that Final Fantasy XV is more about the journey – and the memories you make along the way – than the destination.

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9 / 10 - Dishonored 2
Nov 24, 2016

With exceptional world building, fantastic art design, and polished gameplay mechanics, Dishonored 2 builds upon is predecessor to deliver a game that encourages exploration and exudes replayability.

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Nov 11, 2016

Despite some odd AI behaviour issues, Firaxis have delivered one of the most enjoyable entries in the Civilization series to date. Beautiful presentation and accessible new gameplay mechanics mean Civilization VI will have you going one more turn for months to come.

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Nov 8, 2016

With adorable character design, slick gameplay, and surprisingly deep progression, World of Final Fantasy is the perfect nostalgia trip for series fans.

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6 / 10 - WWE 2K17
Oct 26, 2016

WWE 2K17 shows great potential, and when it gets it right it’s fantastic to play, but its undercooked features and lack of visual polish stop it from getting the 3-count it so desperately craves.

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