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Dan Hodges

Lancaster, England
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Favorite Games:
  • Bioshock
  • Halo 3
  • World of Warcraft

32 games reviewed
72.7 average score
75 median score
50.0% of games recommended

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Dan Hodges's Reviews

Games writer from the UK. Lover of games, music, film, tech.
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7.5 / 10.0 - My Friend Pedro
Jun 20, 2019

My Friend Pedro is like if Sonic the Hedgehog went on a drug-fueled killing spree. It's a ridiculous whirlwind of flashy dives, stylish shooting, and accidentally amazing trick shots that refuses to take itself seriously.

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6 / 10.0 - Pathologic 2
Jun 8, 2019

Pathologic 2 presents a weird, engaging, and wholly unique world to uncover and explore, but makes the act of playing it a clunky and laborious chore.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Conan Unconquered
Jun 4, 2019

Conan Unconquered is a deep and rewarding strategy-survival title with some unfortunate technical issues that could really shine with some updates. Grab a friend and you'll have a quality co-op game on your hands.

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May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a fun and satisfying hack-and-slash with enough combat variety and hokey charm to make this casual Diablo-like worth a look.

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8 / 10.0 - Layers of Fear 2
May 24, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is an unnerving and memorable descent into madness that reminds us why Bloober Team are the masters of first-person psychological horror.

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 3: Wastelands provides some much-needed breathing room for Sean and Daniel, allowing them to unwind and relax a little. The result is the tightest, most rewarding episode yet with a top-notch cliffhanger.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Mortal Kombat 11
May 3, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 offers a fantastic middle ground of depth and accessibility, providing tactical excitement in a beautifully presented, densely packed, and easily digestible package. NetherRealm's latest title is a resounding success.

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5 / 10.0 - Fade to Silence
Apr 29, 2019

Fade To Silence is a mess of ideas that don't come together well enough to be worth experiencing. There's plenty of potential here, but every idea is half-baked, undercooked, and buried by other systems.

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Apr 23, 2019

SteamWorld Quest may be Image & Form's finest game yet, presenting a charming tale and a nuanced combat system wrapped up in a wonderfully cohesive style.

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8 / 10.0 - Anno 1800
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 is a rich city-builder with a staggering amount of depth. Although the tutorials could be clearer and more detailed, there's an impressive and addictive game here for those willing to give it the requisite time and patience.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Dangerous Driving
Apr 8, 2019

Dangerous Driving marks Three Fields Entertainment's first attempt at making a fully-fledged spiritual successor to Burnout. Its thrilling speeds and exciting action scratch the itch, but the tight budget, myriad of technical issues, and barebones content hold it back from being truly special.

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Although the premise of Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: EVERY BUDDY! is bland, the game's charm and personality shine through in its writing and music. Meanwhile, the dungeon-crawling gameplay can be excessively punishing and tediously grindy, but the experience is ultimately satisfying and rewarding.

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Mar 19, 2019

Despite the bland and forgettable story, The Division 2 offers a sizable expansion on the first game's foundation, providing an excellent loot-shooter with great combat, sharp AI, compelling loot, and a polished presentation.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Truberbrook
Mar 11, 2019

If you don't mind some wonky voice-acting, there's plenty of charm to be found in Trüberbrook's engrossing and rustic sci-fi tale.

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3 / 10.0 - Left Alive
Mar 8, 2019

Left Alive is a shoddily assembled mess with no real redeeming features. Its broken AI and glaring technical issues only serve to highlight the poor game design on display.

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Jan 31, 2019

Rules continues the compelling journey of the Diaz brothers, further expanding on the supernatural elements teased during the first episode's conclusion with less forcefully controversial and predictable writing. Unfortunately, the episode is hindered by some substantial technical issues.

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9 / 10.0 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a triumphant celebration of the original that scares to the core and sets a new standard for remaking old games.

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Jan 16, 2019

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is an earnest love letter to the culture and video games of the 1990s. Its novel take on JRPG combat pairs with an abundance of style and a memorable soundtrack to make a charming yet familiar experience.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Ashen
Dec 18, 2018

Ashen is a quality Soulslike with a nice art style and some great ideas about seamless and anonymous online co-op. The dungeons are memorable, the evolving town is awesome, and the increased focus that quests provide is a nice touch.

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8 / 10.0 - Artifact
Dec 4, 2018

Artifact is an engaging collectible card game that's sure to excite fans of Dota 2. Unfortunately, the business model inarguably favors those who are willing to spend real money and it could use some additional features and modes.

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