Michael Higham


26 games reviewed
74.0 average score
80 median score
69.2% of games recommended
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Mar 14, 2017

Many of the pieces that make up Styx feel dated, but they still come together to make a competent stealth-action experience.

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4 / 10 - Syberia 3
Apr 28, 2017

For a game that relies on character interaction and puzzles to tell its story, Syberia 3 falls well short of being enjoyable and fails to deliver a captivating or impactful experience.

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8 / 10 - Strafe
May 9, 2017

Strafe doesn't do too much, but its exceptional execution and unique charm make for a truly intense, old-school FPS experience.

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Dec 22, 2017

Despite glaring technical flaws, PUBG emerges as the most thrilling battle royal game to date.

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Apr 9, 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale offers lots of depth with a fun and unique take on the last-person-standing premise.

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Jun 6, 2018

The wonderful worlds of BlazBlue, Persona 4, Under Night, and RWBY collide for an accessible yet challenging fighting showcase.

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6.5 / 10.0 - H1Z1: Battle Royale
Aug 18, 2018

The PS4 version of H1Z1 Battle Royale provides a simple, streamlined experience with the thrills of the genre's high-stakes combat. Nothing more, nothing less. [OpenCritic note: Michael Higham separately reviewed the PC (6) and PS4 (7) versions. His scores have been averaged.]

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7 / 10 - NBA 2K19
Sep 12, 2018

This year's iteration of NBA 2K packs plenty of game modes and deep mechanics that occasionally falter. And unfortunately again, VC rules everything around it.

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Oct 24, 2018

There's fun to be had in 2K's arcade-style basketball game, but a lack of variety and flawed gameplay make for a missed opportunity.

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8 / 10 - Battlefield V
Nov 20, 2018

It's a fine execution of a familiar formula. There are rough spots, but Battlefield V incorporates small, effective tweaks and truly shines in the more focused objective-based modes.

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