Chris Hyde


105 games reviewed
72.4 average score
70 median score
38.1% of games recommended
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Dec 6, 2018

By combining familiar gameplay with some new ideas, there's something in here for everyone. Smash Bros. is back and has never been better.

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10 / 10.0 - Tales of Arise
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise offers a superb blend of JRPG favourites, tight combat, and modern-day design choices. It's easily the best Tales game in years.

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Jan 18, 2022

Nobody Saves the World is a superb adventure, with lots of to see, do, experiment with, and have lots of crazy fun whilst doing so.

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Apr 14, 2022

Nobody Saves the World is great on Switch, and Drinkbox's excellent adventure should be snapped up by those who've yet to play it.

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Aug 28, 2019

Man of Medan builds on the solid foundation of Until Dawn. The decisions you make actively alter your experience, meaning you'll want to replay it over and over.

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9 / 10.0 - Frostpunk
Oct 10, 2019

Frostpunk Console Edition is the happiest I've been staring despair in the face. A fantastic city-builder where you really care about the people you're trying to save.

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Nov 14, 2019

Surprisingly accessible considering the depth of management on offer. Football Manager 2020 delights in almost every way. Prepare to be sucked in once again.

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Dec 2, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is a delightful mix of stunning visuals, sounds, and engaging story. But there's also a satisfying game underneath to enjoy too.

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Mar 10, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a fantastic sequel. It builds on the original with a few new ideas to deliver a complete experience.

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9 / 10.0 - Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Oct 28, 2020

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has blossomed on Nintendo Switch into the complete package. With excellent coop and bags of content, it's an experience not to be missed

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9 / 10.0 - The Quarry
Jun 8, 2022

The Quarry is one of Supermassive Games' best titles, harking back to the glory days of Until Dawn for all the right reasons.

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Jul 29, 2022

South of the Circle is a great narrative experience, with a lovely visual style that delivers a heartfelt story in an impactful way.

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9 / 10.0 - Two Point Campus
Aug 4, 2022

Two Point Campus is an evolution, not a revolution, but it's more refined and considered than its Hospital predecessor, making it a must-play.

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9 / 10.0 - Lost in Play
Aug 13, 2022

Lost in Play is a charming and amazing point-and-click puzzler that will make you feel like a kid again.

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Jun 9, 2014

Mario Kart 8 is a great example of how to keep a 20-odd year old franchise relevant. It isn't shy to give you what you've already had before with it's predictable racing fun. But conversely it also offers up so much more with this latest installment thanks to brilliant track design, item tweaking, customisation and a strong online offering to keep you coming back for more for months to come.

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8.5 / 10.0 - APE OUT
Mar 4, 2019

Ape Out grabs you by the bananas and doesn't let go. A glorious combination of cathartic action, addictive gameplay and a rousing jazz backing.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Untitled Goose Game
Sep 20, 2019

Untitled Goose Game is a lovely small package of fun. Being this naughty has never felt this good.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Afterparty
Oct 28, 2019

A funny, likeable adventure with lashings of alcohol. There's also enough content in Afterparty to push you through a second time around.

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Dec 9, 2019

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is a glorious, flowing, challenging addition to the series. There's more to do, and more to love - and love it you will.

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Mandate of Heaven brings some new ideas and challenges to the Three Kingdoms table. In doing so, the power struggles of Ancient China have never felt more real.

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