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Matt Hewson

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100 games reviewed
71.0% of games recommended

Matt Hewson's Reviews

Dad, Gamer, Writer, Husband all rolled into one big ball of random matter. Matt is Player2.net.au's fearless leader and a games writer of 11 years. Having previously written for multiple publications, both print and online, Matt has taken on the challenge of creating his own space on the world wide web and thus Player 2 was born.
Unscored - Dead Rising 4
Dec 4, 2016

The game has a wonderfully insane vibe that grabs players and doesn't let go until the credits roll. If you are looking for a good bit of carnage that is a little on the offbeat side of things then Dead Rising 4 should be on your wishlist

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Dec 13, 2016

The game boasts impressively complex and detailed bowling and batting systems that wonderfully replicate the intricacies of the real life sport. What is even more impressive is it does all that while still remaining approachable and enjoyable to play. The game is not perfect by a long way but what it gets right pushes Don Bradman 17 to the head of the virtual cricketing pack.

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Unscored - Steep
Dec 14, 2016

The joy of discovery, the thrill of a perfect run and the wonder of the European alps are all represented wonderfully in Steep making it one of the most pleasant surprises of the year.

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Unscored - Halo Wars 2
Feb 15, 2017

Overall this is the most fun I have had with an RTS in quite some time. If you are a returning RTS hound or new to the play style you could certainly do a lot worse than Halo Wars 2. It is everything I wanted, with a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure.

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Mar 6, 2017

I think for me this game is at it’s absolute best in the unscripted moments that come about just wandering the world. That isn’t to take away anything from the missions themselves because they are excellent but things happen in that wonderful open world that leave me breathless

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The combat and open world are sensational, with a huge amount of depth and tactical options at the player’s disposal. When joined by a group of friends that entertainment only grows. However, there is a host of little things holding the game back from being a must buy title.

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Unscored - Yooka Laylee
Apr 5, 2017

If you are jonesing for an authentic N64 experience then this will certainly fit the bill but if you are after a quality 3D platform game you would be much better served picking up Ratchet and Clank or waiting for Mario Odessy. Sadly Yooka Laylee is too stuck in the past to take the genre into the future.

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Apr 16, 2017

If you already own Bulletstorm there isn’t much new here for you, however, if you missed it (like many did) it really is a unique spin on the FPS genre that is well worth playing. Just wait till the price drops before you dip your toes in.

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Apr 18, 2017

This is family gaming at its finest and caters to all ages with ease. If you are looking for an open world title that is suitable for everyone in the house, look no further.

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Unscored - NBA Playgrounds
May 9, 2017

NBA Playgrounds is a slightly less flashy, but more skillful version of NBA Jam that should keep fans of the formula very happy. A must buy for party gamers everywhere.

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Unscored - Prey
May 19, 2017

“Despite its disappointing final few hours, Prey is a wonderfully unique and slightly unsettling experience that deserves your time”

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Jun 21, 2017

With Serious Sam Bogus Detour you get exactly what you would expect out of a Serious Sam game. Fast combat, dumb yet persistent enemies and a big chunk of attitude. Only, in this case, it is all in 2D as opposed to the first person perspective.

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Unscored - The Golf Club 2
Jun 28, 2017

The Golf Club 2 is challenging and rewarding recreation of what it is like to play golf in the real world. It captures the ups and downs of the sport wonderfully and should be played by links fans everywhere.

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Unscored - Everspace
Jul 3, 2017

The game isn’t the greatest looking space sim or the best sounding but in the end, Everspace is a wonderful and rewarding challenge that all fans of spaceships or roguelikes would do well to pick up.

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Jul 19, 2017

Is the game a must buy? Perhaps not, but it is easily the best Rugby League game ever made and despite its problems, there is plenty for fans of the sport to enjoy.

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Unscored - Redeemer
Jul 31, 2017

Redeemer is a brutally satisfying brawler that will push players skill limits and rage limits in equal measure, making it a must buy for fans of the genre.

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Unscored - Agents of Mayhem
Aug 23, 2017

The mileage you get out of Agents of MAYHEM will depend on where your tastes lie. If you loved the humour from the Saints Row franchise, like to make your own fun in an open world and enjoy some over-the-top story telling then I am sure you will get a kick out of Agents of MAYHEM.

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Unscored - Madden NFL 18
Sep 5, 2017

But what sets this Madden apart is the wide open arms it has for newcomers, which is something a lot of serious sports titles forget to include. If you have ever thought about dipping your toes into Madden but have been put off by the complexity, then this is the year to do it, you will probably never get a better chance.

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Unscored - Ruiner
Sep 25, 2017

Ruiner is the perfect experience for a twin-stick veteran looking for something a little different to cut their teeth on or a gamer that thrives on challenge and doesn’t have a squeamish stomach. Ruiner is a gory journey that is worth taking, just don’t be afraid of dropping the difficulty. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Unscored - NBA 2K18
Sep 28, 2017

NBA 2K18 is a low point for the series, which is a shame because the balling is as good as ever. 2K need to seriously rethink the structure for next season

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