Ben Sheene


100 games reviewed
85.3 average score
85 median score
82.5% of games recommended
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The Terminator live event underway in Ghost Recon Breakpoint may just be the fun distraction lapsed players need to get back into the hostile world of Auroa.

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Mar 7, 2018

The Crew 2 Demolition Derby is an update that makes the game feel more fully realized.

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May 25, 2018

Hitman: Sniper Assassin is hopefully a suiting prelude to the kind of decision-making and variety players will get when Hitman 2 releases on November 13.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Those Who Remain
Feb 20, 2017

Through the eyes of an exasperated protagonist, Those Who Remain borrows from better games to tell a by-the-numbers horror story with the illusion of morality. Rife with puzzles so simplistic they become tedious, its delivery may leave players in the dark.

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6.8 / 10.0 - Broken Pieces
Sep 8, 2022

An ambitious amalgamation of familiar formulas, Broken Pieces starts strong but a lack of direction and variety bog down the narrative, eventually causing the game to fracture and cloud the earlier hours of enjoyment with doubt.

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6.8 / 10.0 - MotoGP 18
Jun 12, 2017

MotoGP 18 is the official game of the sport yet despite an extensive career mode and an overhauled engine, developer Milestone has only iterated rather than innovated.

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6.9 / 10.0 - MXGP Pro
Oct 10, 2017

MXGP Pro is functional enough to fulfill the cravings for players who want this kind of game, yet it serves as another example that developer Milestone needs to give more time and care to its franchises.

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7 / 10.0 - Curved Space
Jan 25, 2020

Curved Space is a noble attempt at a twist in the twin-stick shooter genre, yet it never reaches the highs of several other predecessors, with a synthwave soundtrack doing more to get the blood pumping than the slow gameplay and bland objectives.

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7 / 10.0 - Disintegration
Apr 4, 2017

By blending FPS and RTS mechanics, Disintegration carves out its own niche but despite a promising world and engaging multiplayer, the main action is often undercut by a generic campaign.

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7 / 10.0 - Anthem
Jun 17, 2018

In a matter of weeks Anthem has marveled with its engaging action and technical incompetence. As a power fantasy, the game achieves many co-op thrills but the highs are often spread too thin over questionable design choices. BioWare's pedigree feels suppressed by a game that needed much more time in the oven.

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Jan 23, 2017

Riddled Corpses EX has enough indie charm to land without a thud in the niche twin-stick shooter space. An enjoyable foundation allows tense gameplay to occasionally shine but a repetitive loop that leans towards heavy grinding slows down what could have been 16-bit gem.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Fade to Silence
Jan 29, 2018

Fade to Silence makes bold attempts at twisting the survival genre into an expansive pallet of action-based combat, base building, and crafting. The freezing post-apocalypse is brutal and not often rewarding, yet there is enough personality to merit interest.

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7.3 / 10.0 - The Blackout Club
Jun 1, 2019

The Blackout Club manages to wedge itself into a crowded cooperative space with the use of clever tricks and an approachable atmosphere. But unless the developers build off this initial offering with new content to slice through repetition, it will soon get lost in the dark.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Loopmancer
Sep 21, 2021

Loopmancer has difficulty committing to the hallmarks of better roguelites, making progression a chore. But past the questionable localization and writing is an action-focused platformer with personality and a few good ideas.

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7.5 / 10.0 - A Musical Story
Feb 6, 2021

A Musical Story wants to be an inspired rhythm game but its vibrant soundtrack and pleasant visuals do little to distract from the sole, central mechanic that never evolves, resulting in frustration and obscuring meaningful progression.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Rust
Sep 21, 2017

Rust Console Edition is, simply, a console port of an 8-year-old PC survival game that has managed to stand the test of time. It may not perform as smoothly on console yet but the desperate fights for survival against hostile forces still remains.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Growtopia
Apr 27, 2017

After spending several years on mobile devices, Growtopia is bringing its seemingly limitless worlds to consoles. In a game where everything grows on trees, young players will gobble the chance to punch and build while those looking for depth may come up short without searching for intricately crafted worlds.

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7.5 / 10.0 - PixARK
Mar 30, 2017

PixARK straddles the line between Minecraft's accessibility and ARK's genre-bending setting, bringing a sandbox of crafting fun with countless options that is hindered by clunky console interaction and menu navigation.

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Jan 28, 2017

The HD version of Onimusha: Warlords is reminiscent of the wave of remasters that hit the PS3/360 era, which served as a passable way to introduce players to popular games from the previous generation. Rather than taking the route of the stellar Resident Evil HD Remaster, Capcom has put out a version of Onimusha that is easily accessible to a current audience and seems to act as a way to gauge player interest for the future of the franchise.

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8 / 10.0 - Solar Ash
Feb 15, 2018

Solar Ash's sin of less than ideal platforming progression is outweighed by its constantly surprising, intoxicating world that features stunning vistas explored using primal speed, asking the player to be along for its dreamy ride.

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