Rick Lane


109 games reviewed
68.4 average score
72 median score
41.7% of games recommended
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Feb 14, 2024

"The way bugs burst and robots rupture is a masterclass in damage feedback"

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3 / 5 - The Finals
Dec 19, 2023

Embark Studios' multiplayer shooter dazzles in the moment, but its AI voices are symptomatic of a broader issue with artistic vision.

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Unscored - The Day Before
Dec 11, 2023

Fntastic has confirmed that development has ceased on The Day Before, just four days on from its launch into Early Access. Steam has since stopped allowing anybody to purchase the game, although our review of The Day Before remains – giving you some insight into the state the extraction shooter was in at release.

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Dec 1, 2023

Gangs of Sherwood shows initial promise with its creative setting and colourful combat but runs out of steam well before the end of its already brief running time.

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Nov 2, 2023

Its improvements might be slightly overshadowed by the more extensive overhaul coming next year, but this latest and last iteration brings the best version of its match engine yet, a superbly refined set-piece creator, and, finally, the ability to transfer your saves.

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Oct 31, 2023

Teyon blends bloody linear shootouts with light open world action for an entertaining, if unadventurous, RoboCop experience.

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Oct 26, 2023

With two protagonists exploring different worlds, this thriller is a thoroughly entertaining blend of detective procedural and narrative weirdness

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Oct 10, 2023

Total War: Pharaoh's battles may be limited by history, but Creative Assembly compensates for this with a complex, thematic, and highly dynamic campaign.

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Sep 22, 2023

CD Projekt's stylish RPG has undergone a radical transformation, and the expansion starring Idris Elba makes the best of the game's new features

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Aug 22, 2023

Immortals of Aveum puts a fun twist on FPS conventions, and delivers upon its promise of colorful, exciting magical combat. But the story and worldbuilding are undermined by a cringeworthy script, and the half-baked loot system and metroidvania elements betray a lack of confidence in the central premise.

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48 / 100 - Gord
Aug 15, 2023

Beyond the shock value of its demonic horrors, this survivalist city-builder has little to recommend it.

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Aug 10, 2023

Absurd, unrelenting and endlessly creative, Turbo Overkill is a masterfully composed symphony of violence.

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84 / 100 - Remnant II
Jul 25, 2023

Remnant 2 is a dependable looter shooter made special by its boundless capacity to surprise.

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Jun 21, 2023

A powerful generator of gnawing tension and tough tactical decisions, Aliens: Dark Descent is a script pass away from being an all-timer.

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Lovingly remade, this game is no longer the trailblazer it once was, but there is an enduring majesty to the design of its space-station setting

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Boltgun's boltgun earns a place in the pantheon of great video game weapons, but the rest of the game's arsenal doesn't quite live up to it.

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Unscored - HROT
May 19, 2023

HROT is a retro shooter that uses nineties style 3D graphics to build an oppressive late Soviet dictatorship afflicted by an unspecified disaster. It offers a masterclass in classic FPS map design, but has a weaker arsenal than other boomer shooters, and becomes less coherent as it progresses.

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May 4, 2023

Despite occasional flourishes, Arkane's latest game feels fundamentally at odds with itself

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Respawn Entertainment's sequel is a huge improvement over Jedi: Fallen Order, and a virtual blockbuster without compromise

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Apr 21, 2023

This visual novel spins a passable yarn in a noirish atmosphere, but would benefit from more space to explore it

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