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Phil Hornshaw


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51 games reviewed
68.8 average score
70 median score
46.9% 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 Playboy.com, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, and GameFront.
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Oct 19, 2020

The follow-up to Frictional Games' seminal 2010 horror game tightly hones the developer's approach to story, frights, and frustration.

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Sep 10, 2020

Avengers feels like two separate games smashed together, and while they don't always sync up, both parts are linked by deep, intelligent combat spread across varied heroes.

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6 / 10 - Control: AWE
Aug 28, 2020

AWE is full of fun lore tidbits linking Control to Alan Wake, but it underwhelms as an addition to both the latter's universe and the former's weird game world.

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8 / 10 - Mortal Shell
Aug 19, 2020

Developer Cold Symmetry's budget action-RPG is a love letter to From Software's work, but Mortal Shell's take on similar ideas feels aimed at those who struggle to get through Soulsborne games.

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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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