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Phil Hornshaw


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60 games reviewed
70.3 average score
70 median score
55.2% 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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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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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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