Nick Gillett


63 games reviewed
68.7 average score
70 median score
68.3% of games recommended
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8 / 10 - Ultrawings 2
Feb 20, 2024

A gloriously colourful VR flight simulator with a wealth of content and things to do, that never takes itself too seriously despite its dedication to authentic flying.

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Feb 12, 2024

A sprawling action RPG with a poignant love affair at its heart, whose enjoyable combat and supernatural detective work is all in pursuit of a morally ambiguous goal of your own choosing.

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7 / 10 - Toy Trains
Jan 22, 2024

A charming and beautifully constructed virtual train set, with an immaculately designed interface whose elegance helps make up for the game's brevity and lack of challenge.

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8 / 10 - Worldless
Nov 20, 2023

An inspired new take on the 2D Metroidvania concept, whose challenging combat and rewarding exploration is accompanied by some stunning audio and visual design.

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Nov 2, 2023

A funny and supremely inventive story-driven puzzle game, with a plot based on Greek philosophy that's delivered with the lightest of touches and a goofy sense of humour.

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9 / 10 - Jusant
Oct 31, 2023

A perfectly paced vertical exploration of a lost civilisation, that offers the most authentic climbing simulation ever seen in a game and retains its air of mystery and discovery right up to the closing credits.

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Oct 20, 2023

A visual novel set in the world of Roadwarden that offers some degree of choice, but whose real charm comes from its straightforward prose and troubled, authentic-seeming characters.

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7 / 10 - The 7th Guest
Oct 18, 2023

A succesful re-imagining of the classic 90s interactive movie, that retains the characters and setting but adds some fun new puzzles and VR wonderment.

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Oct 13, 2023

It's no Sonic Mania, but this is still one of the better attempts to create a modern day 2D Sonic The Hedgehog, with impressive visuals but boring boss battles.

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Oct 4, 2023

A fabulously detailed racing game with a huge car roster and engrossing single-player modes, slightly marred by forcefully encouraging you to perform practise laps before races.

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9 / 10 - Cocoon
Oct 2, 2023

A wordless and atmospheric puzzle game that's just as ingenious and inventive as Limbo and Inside, but with more substantial gameplay and perfect pacing.

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Sep 20, 2023

A taut, characterful headrush of an expansion that completes Cyberpunk 2077's redemption and re-establishes it as one of the great open world adventures of the generation.

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Sep 14, 2023

A pub band cover version of Forza Horizon 5, that despite a few unique ideas doesn't come close to the fun and variety of its inspiration.

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Sep 11, 2023

A story about loneliness and grief, set in a retro-futuristic 1970s and told from the perspective of a deepsea diver, which is less interested in action than creating the right atmosphere.

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An intriguingly whimsical mix of choose your own adventure book and musical, whose lacklustre songs and limited interactions don't manage to live up to the promise of its name.

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7 / 10 - EVERSPACE 2
Aug 17, 2023

A full-on space opera looter shooter RPG, that is brimming with content and exciting combat set pieces, but which doesn't quite know when to stop before it starts to feel repetitive.

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5 / 10 - Atlas Fallen
Aug 9, 2023

A combat-heavy action RPG with fun fights and spectacular landscapes, that's brought down by glitches, fiddly navigation, and an over-reliance on fetch quests.

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Jul 12, 2023

This slightly spooky sequel continues its tale of real people in strange situations, picking up the story and characters of Oxenfree and retaining its style and puzzle-adjacent gameplay.

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7 / 10 - Synapse
Jul 7, 2023

A beautiful and exquisitely violent ballet of gunfire and telekinesis, that feels incredible to play but lacks the challenge or variety for long term play.

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5 / 10 - C-Smash VRS
Jun 27, 2023

A crisply drawn futuristic racquet sport with consistent and nuanced physics that's let down by a user base too small to support online matchmaking.

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