Tom Phillips


28 games reviewed
57.1% of games recommended
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No Recommendation / Blank - LEGO Bricktales
Oct 12, 2022

Part adventure game, part construction simulator, Lego Bricktales lays strong foundations for a truer type of Lego experience.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Mario Strikers: Battle League
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers returns with a stripped back entry for Switch that's ultimately less fun to tackle.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Apr 4, 2022

For the most part, the game's film retellings are humourous if simple fun - there's nothing here you can't button mash or Lego brick smash through - and I particularly enjoyed Rise of Skywalker, where that film's often-daft script is well sent-up. After a quick tour, however, the game's open worlds held less pull.

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Dawn of Ragnar'k is a generous new course for Valhalla's already enormous feast - but one which earns its place at the table.

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Sep 8, 2021

Beautiful and brilliant, if a little safe, Deck Nine's new Life is Strange story stands alongside the series' best.

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May 12, 2021

Wrath of the Druids is a meaty expansion which succeeds in taking Valhalla to new shores, even if the path sometimes feels familiar.

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Nov 9, 2020

Valhalla is another enormous Assassin's Creed saga, lavishly designed, with its sights set on story direction over narrative choice.

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Recommended - Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Oct 28, 2020

Like its many buried riches, Nintendo's Pikmin series remains a treasure ready to be rediscovered.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Paper Mario: The Origami King
Jul 15, 2020

Nintendo sketches another warm and colourful Paper Mario adventure, though never traces its full potential.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Minecraft Dungeons
May 26, 2020

You can build anything in Minecraft, something this fun dungeon-crawler from Mojang ably proves.

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This tale of two brothers marks a more intimate and accomplished return for a studio keen to tackle tough issues with honest characters.

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Recommended - Luigi's Mansion 3
Oct 28, 2019

A new spin on the series sees Next Level Games serve up character and charm in abundance.

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Oct 8, 2019

Playtonic tightens up its nostalgic take on platforming and turns its eyes to the future.

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A masterly remake that preserves Koholint Island for a new generation.

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Oct 1, 2018

Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game.

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Recommended - Forgotton Anne
May 11, 2018

Deftly written and designed, Forgotton Anne is proof that seemingly small, simple things are well worth treasuring.

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Recommended - Detective Pikachu
Mar 23, 2018

An entertaining slice of Pok'mon sleuthing set within a vibrant version of the series' world.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Destiny: Rise of Iron
Oct 4, 2016

Destiny's uneven final expansion fails to build on The Taken King's advancements.

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No Recommendation / Blank - LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jun 30, 2016

Lego Star Wars reinvents itself enough to avoid the usual critiques of its gameplay, only to fall short trying to stretch out its story.

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Dec 22, 2015

Ubisoft handles the hunt for Jack the Ripper with surprising care, but familiar gameplay.

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