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Phil Hornshaw

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47 games reviewed
68.4 average score
70 median score
44.4% of games recommended

Phil Hornshaw's Reviews

Writing from a darkened apartment in Los Angeles, Phil Hornshaw lends his brain to thoughts on time travel and made-up science. He's an author and journalist, assuming one half of the blame for the books "So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel" and "The Space Hero's Guide to Glory." He also wrote a trivia book about Resident Evil one time, and helps create "Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast." As a freelance writer, he primarily covers video games, and has contributed to, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, and GameFront.
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4 / 10 - Liberated
Jun 1, 2020

Liberated wants to be a playable V for Vendetta, but despite a beautiful hand-drawn art style, it can't match the quality of its inspirations.

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7 / 10 - Maneater
May 22, 2020

Issues aside, Maneater opportunities for shark chaos can be a lot of fun.

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8 / 10 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 17, 2020

Doom Eternal intensifies the battles with Hell's hordes by requiring you to constantly calculate the best ways to rip, tear, and stay alive.

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Nov 15, 2019

Respawn Entertainment's foray into the Star Wars universe balances Force powers with tough difficulty to make the best Jedi game in years.

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Oct 8, 2019

Shadowkeep's return to the moon provides the usual quick story and new activities, but it's the many under-the-hood changes that really shine.

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7 / 10 - Gears 5
Sep 11, 2019

The Coalition adds a lot of smart new ideas to the Gears of War formula in Gears 5.

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7 / 10 - Telling Lies
Aug 28, 2019

Telling Lies expands on the core ideas of Her Story with more expansive, nuance voyeurism, but it runs out of energy before the end.

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9 / 10 - Apex Legends
Feb 25, 2019

Respawn hammers out a lot of the dents in battle royale, and its addition of some of the best ideas in shooters gives a new shine to the genre.

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Sep 24, 2018

Forza Horizon 4' adds seasons to take cinematic open-world racing to a new level.

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Sep 4, 2018

Changes to the core systems, meanwhile, take two steps forward and one step back. The game's long list of improvements is paired with the return for grinding for grinding's sake. Check back later this week for our final impressions.

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