Chris Thursten


34 games reviewed
79.7 average score
82 median score
70.6% of games recommended
Scores 0.7 higher than average

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
90 / 100 - Dead Cells
Aug 6, 2018

A stellar action platformer with gorgeous presentation and excellent combat. Punishing but worth it.

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Chris Thursten
85 / 100 - BattleTech
Apr 24, 2018

A deep tactical wargame with strong fundamentals supporting a broadly successful campaign system.

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Eurogamer
Chris Thursten
Mar 30, 2018

A joyous, deep and rewarding tactical shooter.

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Eurogamer
Chris Thursten
Dec 21, 2017

The Battle Royale genre gets its first definitive success.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
38 / 100 - Hello Neighbor
Dec 20, 2017

Frustrating, buggy and overly dependent on trial-and-error, this is a missed opportunity.

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Chris Thursten
89 / 100 - Battlerite
Dec 1, 2017

Deep but accessible, Battlerite is packed with smart decisions and reliably creates great competitive moments.

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77 / 100 - Endless Space 2
May 19, 2017

Gorgeous grand strategy with atmosphere, depth and replayability—but it needs more time to reach its potential.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
Mar 20, 2017

Marred by inconsistency and in need of a polish pass, this vast new sci-fi frontier nonetheless rewards dedicated exploration.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
Feb 28, 2017

A slow start gives way to a thought-provoking adventure in a remarkable setting. A fitting follow-up to a beloved RPG.

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Chris Thursten
Feb 27, 2017

A deep and gratifying medieval swordfighting sim that risks putting off newcomers. Persevere and the rewards are well worth it.

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Chris Thursten
91 / 100 - Titanfall 2
Oct 31, 2016

A brilliant singleplayer campaign married to inventive, skill-intensive multiplayer that calls back to FPS classics of old.

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82 / 100 - Fractured Space
Sep 27, 2016

An original and deep game of strategic online warfare that brings your sci-fi capital ship fantasies to life.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
Nov 16, 2015

A brilliant strategy game that manages to be both broad and deep, challenging and accessible.

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70 / 100 - Act of Aggression
Sep 2, 2015

AI flaws and a limp campaign let down an otherwise-accomplished RTS revival.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
Aug 25, 2015

Too brief and inconsequential to live up to expectations. One for Dragon Age lore obsessives and ardent completionists.

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GamesRadar+
Chris Thursten
Aug 19, 2015

A solid console adaptation of an intricate and rewarding competitive experience, but not without rough edges.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
Jun 3, 2015

The most any studio has done to open up a complex genre to a new audience. Inviting, entertaining, and deceptively deep.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
May 12, 2015

A beautifully designed, tough, and cheerful roguelike that rewards perseverance with a singular feeling of finesse.

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PC Gamer
Chris Thursten
May 6, 2015

MachineGames are still masters of first-person violence, but this return to Castle Wolfenstein doesn't give them anything new to work with.

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92 / 100 - Grand Theft Auto V
Apr 20, 2015

A sandbox of extraordinary scope created with a masterful attention to detail. A patchy campaign doesn't spoil this wonderful, evocative city.

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