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Colm Ahern


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77 games reviewed
72.3 average score
72 median score
47.9% of games recommended

Colm Ahern's Reviews

Colm Ahern is a London-based journalist that is an experienced video producer and podcaster.
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Colm Ahern
Mar 25, 2019

Hypnospace Outlaw is a perfect recreation of what the internet once was, and in some ways still is: a glorious mess of friendship and anarchy. It's probably good we don't have auto-playing music anymore, though.

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Colm Ahern
Mar 21, 2019

Shooting the bad men and tinkering with your loot in The Division 2 is good enough to keep you coming back to something that's regularly monotonous and lacks any real message.

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9 / 10 - APE OUT
Feb 28, 2019

Whilst the concept is there in the title, the intricacies of Ape Out's are revealed the more you play. Every aspect creates a dazzling jazz mixtape that reverberates from eyes, to ears, to thumbs.  And you're an ape. Which is great.

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6 / 10 - Crackdown 3
Feb 14, 2019

The mission structure is repetitive, the story's utter wallop, and the baddies are there for shooting practice. But, damn it, it's fun being an over-powered superhero scaling a building in Crackdown 3.

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Colm Ahern
Feb 14, 2019

Far Cry New Dawn is your regularly scheduled stop-gap Far Cry, with some lovely tweaks like the ranked enemies and weapons, and a fantastical element that reaches its natural conclusion.

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6 / 10 - Pikuniku
Jan 21, 2019

This puzzle-platformer's puzzles and platforming might be merely alright – and the music is a proper irritant – but Pikuniku is full of so much cheer and loveliness elsewhere. It's bursting with character in a story that's equal parts silly and uplifting.

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6 / 10 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

Gris plays to your aural and optical senses by delivering something exquisite in that area, but lacks a compelling story to prop itself up alongside equivalents.

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5 / 10 - Darksiders III
Nov 26, 2018

When combat is between you and one other, Darksiders 3 can provide some decent, button-mashy fun, but the real fight is with the baffling world design and some cheap deaths.

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8 / 10 - Hitman 2
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 walks familiar ground and provides the type of delightful moments you expect in the maps on offer, as well as a multiplayer mode with bundles of potential.

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Colm Ahern
Oct 25, 2018

Few worlds are as well-realised as the one Rockstar has created for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to some wonderful scripting and stellar performances, the characters you randomly meet in the wild are captured as well as the ones you spend most of your days around camp. How do you follow Red Dead Redemption? You make Red Dead Redemption 2.

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6 / 10 - My Memory of Us
Oct 9, 2018

A pleasant story about two best friends who refuse to be separated by a great evil, My Memory of Us is brought down by some awkward controls, but remains impossibly nice throughout.

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8 / 10 - FIFA 19
Sep 23, 2018

FIFA 19 is the finest playing game in the series. The Journey may be after running its course, but the fluid representation of football, the added element of Dynamic Tactics, and the madness of the updated Kick Off mode are all wonderful.

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6 / 10 - Transference
Sep 19, 2018

The challenge of Transference's puzzles tapers off, and there's little subtlety when it comes to certain themes, but great use of some grim audio make this a decent little horror game.

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Colm Ahern
Sep 4, 2018

While some of the antiquated trappings of open world games from years gone-by are present, Spider-Man manages to remain a delight through great acting performances, a compelling story, terrific combat, and joyous swinging.

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7 / 10 - Guacamelee! 2
Aug 21, 2018

While its impact isn't as great as the original, Guacamelee 2 is a reminder of how good combat and traversal can feel when married together as they are in this 2D platformer-cum-brawler.

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4 / 10 - We Happy Few
Aug 20, 2018

While We Happy Few's story contains some genuinely wonderful twists and turns once it gets going, it's dragged down by frustrating survival systems, shoddy combat, and an empty world.

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Colm Ahern
Jul 11, 2018

While this Switch re-release doesn't add as much as some may hope, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is still a delight.

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Colm Ahern
May 24, 2018

Detroit: Become Human wants to move you. It wants to elicit an emotional response through its story. The thing is, it really doesn't. The flowchart is a nice inclusion and adds some variance, but when the narrative is as cringey and ham-fisted as it is you won't want to play through it multiple times.

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9 / 10 - Far Cry 5
Mar 26, 2018

In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun.

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Colm Ahern
Mar 15, 2018

Fighting and exploring is more free than ever, and the story, while wanting in certain areas, introduces a few great characters. Some activities and side missions lack a punch, but how many games do you get to wear a giant orange on your head?

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