Ant Barlow


39 games reviewed
73.3 average score
80 median score
71.8% of games recommended
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Sep 12, 2022

The Last of Us Part I may be built on old foundations, but the structure remains as outstanding as it did almost a decade ago. The work that Naughty Dog has done here may appear granular, but the results speak for themselves.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is an excellent package and another wonderfully executed preservation job from Digital Eclipse. Not all the games hold up under a modern lens, but this is still a must own for any TMNT fan.

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A homage to the classic arcade games the Turtles are famous for. Shredder's Revenge might not reinvent the wheel but it's a solid beat 'em up packed to the brim with Ninja Turtles nostalgia.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an incredible package that alters the expectations for a LEGO game with only a few poorly implemented features holding it back from harnessing the true power of the force.

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8 / 10 - WWE 2K22
Mar 21, 2022

WWE 2K22 is the best wrestling game to be released in close to a decade. Whilst not all of its modes will inspire, the overhaul to gameplay has made the action between the ropes so much more fun in a way that will please casual and hardcore fans alike.

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection uses the PlayStation 5 hardware to make two of PlayStation's modern classics even better. It's a must play for those new to the series whilst also being fresh enough for returning fans to warrant an overdue replay.

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Rainbow Six Extraction is fun whilst it lasts, but there's simply not enough content here to keep players coming back long term. Its sharp gunplay and unpredictable scenarios are huge positives, but it lacks the required depth to become a proper multiplayer staple.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is a lazy attempt at bringing three classic games into the modern era. Visually inconsistent, riddled with bugs and below par in so many other areas, the only thing this collection has going for it is nostalgia and solid foundations.

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10 / 10 - Deathloop
Sep 23, 2021

Everything about Deathloop is so clever and well balanced. Discovering Blackreef and all of its mysteries will stick with me for a long time.

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Whilst the Iki Island Expansion doesn't do much to stray from the path laid out by Ghost of Tsushima, it is absolutely a worthwhile addition and a must play for those who loved the core game.

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Aug 6, 2021

Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl is a game that so faithfully mimics a classic NES beat 'em up, but lacks the fidelity, attention to detail, or variety of scenarios to fully achieve what it sets out to do.

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Jun 30, 2021

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an over-the-top thrill ride that showcases the power of the PlayStation 5 whilst having the most fun possible. Fast, fluid and filled with outstanding set pieces and the series' absurd arsenal of weapons, this game takes Insomniac's action-platformer to another level.

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Jun 3, 2021

Mass Effect is certainly showing its age, but the version found in the Legendary Edition is this game at its best. This is now the ultimate way to play a game that defined a generation and still holds up to this day.

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Apr 14, 2021

Darq: Complete Edition is a solid puzzle game with a familiar look and an adequate challenge. The inclusion of two puzzle-heavy additional levels help affirm its identity, but it still always feels a bit torn between its two worlds.

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Jan 14, 2021

Whilst The Golden Isle is a joy to explore and this vibrant take on Ancient Greece is fun, Immortals: Fenyx Rising runs out of stamina well before it can reach the heights of the game that inspired it.

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Dec 14, 2020

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition is a game trying so hard to replicate and better its peers that it loses its way. From the story and lore of the world, to the puzzle solving and even the visuals, everything about it feels held back and the little it does well isn't enough to justify its lengthy playtime.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a tighter, more concentrated Spider-Man video game experience that focuses so heavily on what makes the character great - regardless of who's in the suit.

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Nov 23, 2020

A love-letter to PlayStation and PlayStation fans, Astro's Playroom also happens to be the killer app for showing off just how cool the DualSense controller is. Whatever you do, don't forget about this one.

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8 / 10 - FIFA 21
Oct 22, 2020

A victory lap for the FIFA franchise on current generation hardware, FIFA 21 manages to combine every positive addition to the series and triumph. Despite it skewing towards Ultimate Team and microtransactions, the on-pitch gameplay is the best it's ever been.

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Despite its inconsistent difficulty, Crash Bandicoot 4 is still a blast. With a focus on fun and with a heavy dose of challenge, even in it's most rage-inducing moments it can't be denied that Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is excellent. It may even be the best the bandicoot has ever been.

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