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Phil Hornshaw

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56 games reviewed
69.8 average score
70 median score
51.9% 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, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, and GameFront.
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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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Aug 3, 2018

Whether a fan of Spider-Man himself, the open-world genre, or action games in general, Marvel's Spider-Man is an excellent example of each.

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Jul 30, 2018

Despite its updates, No Man's Sky remains the same experience that it was at launch — just a better-realized version of it. The first five planets of your No Man's Sky experience will be glorious. The rest may leave you wanting more.

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May 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind is a step up from its last expansion, but still suffers feels repetitive.

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