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Matt Gardner


Favorite Games:
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

70 games reviewed
70.3 average score
71 median score
47.1% of games recommended

Matt Gardner's Reviews

Matt spent five years as the editor of consumer-oriented HotUKDeals games blog, Dealspwn, before moving on to other areas of the games industry. He still reviews as many games as he possibly can, but doesn't care about deadlines or embargoes any more. He also makes silly videos here ►
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Mar 31, 2017

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Ultimately, if all you want from a game is a massive sandbox with bases to take down in the company of friends, then Wildlands is actually pretty decent. But if you're looking for anything remarkable or memorable in and of itself, you won't find it here.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Horizon Zero Dawn
Mar 22, 2017

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Horizon Zero Dawn is a brilliant, beautiful and bold action-adventure. With this expansive and ambitious game, Guerrilla finally have a masterpiece to their name, and, in Aloy, a PlayStation legend in the making.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Yakuza 0
Mar 1, 2017

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Yakuza 0 makes for a perfect entry point to the series, and its unique blend of high drama and entertaining extras creates an action-packed, emotional journey where laughs come as frequently as tears. It's brutal and brilliant and so damn cool.

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Feb 19, 2017

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> A fantastic, mind-bending, transmedia tale of time-travel and family, All The Delicate Duplicates is a short but thought-provoking experience that's as engrossing as it is complex.

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9 / 10.0 - Linelight
Feb 8, 2017

An early contender for game of the year, Linelight is a minimalist, meditative masterpiece, and an excellent puzzle game that will utterly captivate you . If you're a genre fan in any way, or just like the idea of a chilled-out slice of pure gameplay, give it a look.<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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7.2 / 10.0 - Watch Dogs 2
Nov 27, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 is a well-made game that tries hard to (over)compensate for the dour mood of its predecessor with a peppy script and a vibrant game world stuffed full of life and colour. But the game's ever-changing tone, confused narrative, and undercooked gameplay elements still leave room for improvement. It's a solid open world game, but rarely spectacular. <iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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9.6 / 10.0 - Titanfall 2
Nov 14, 2016

The likes of Halo 5 and Killzone: Shadow Fall have nothing on Titanfall 2. Call of Duty is perennially stuck between a rock and a hard place, unable to truly innovate, while desperately trying to stay fresh-yet-recognisable each year. Titanfall 2 is a game that can make one kill feel worth ten deaths. You’ll come for the blistering speed and agility of the action, but it’s the invention, the depth, and the unexpected heart that’ll make you stick around. That, and the fact that it’s just so damn fun. Forget the best shooter of the year; Titanfall 2 might be the best shooter of this generation. <iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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7.3 / 10.0 - Aragami
Oct 21, 2016

Aragami might have its foibles, but this purist take on stealthy puzzlers is a shadowy delight in places. Despite the patchy execution, the great ideas on show here suggest that Lince Works are definitely a studio to watch for the future.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Clustertruck
Oct 7, 2016

An offbeat twist on a gameplay classic, Clustertruck is brilliantly bonkers, and a lot of fun.

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6.6 / 10.0 - Rive
Sep 30, 2016

RIVE is a gorgeous game that borrows plenty from its blaster genre predecessors to good effect, but sadly a lack of anything particularly original, and some truly punishing sections make it all too easy to leave behind.

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