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Neil Bolt


Favorite Games:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • XCOM 2

321 games reviewed
70.9 average score
75 median score
43.0% of games recommended

Neil Bolt's Reviews

Video Games Editor for Bloody Disgusting. I've been playing games since they screeched at you while they took an eternity to load. That's not me being a braggard, I just need you to know I suffered such times.
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10 / 10.0 - Persona 5
Mar 31, 2017

Persona 5 may not pull up many trees in terms of innovation, but it refines and refreshes the things that make a great RPG work. The real star of the show however, is the world this RPG inhabits, and the people in it that you come to adore. Persona 5 is something to sink your entire self into, and end up feeling utterly despondent about when you finally have to leave its stylish embrace.

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After over 70 hours I still want more of Sekiro, and happily, there is more to be done in this world after the natural end. Once the systems clicked, I was dragged deep into the game, and it filled my thoughts every time I was away from it. Sekiro is a beautiful, brutal ballet of butchery. It enthralls not only with its magnificent game world, but with a combat system that continually thrills as your understanding and mastery of it grows.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Fallout 4
Nov 9, 2015

Fallout 4 captivates with a hauntingly beautiful apocalypse and refuses to let go. Exceptional gameplay is marred by a few flaws, but the Wasteland's flaws have never been fewer.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Undertale
Aug 24, 2017

Two years old it may be, but Undertale arrives on PS4 feeling as timeless and inventive as ever.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Stardew Valley
Dec 21, 2016

Right in the death rattle of 2016, Stardew Valley comes along and sits itself down at the Game of the Year table. It's a remarkable game, warmly familiar, yet fresh as a daisy. In a year where indie games have stepped up to the plate and hit home runs-a-plenty, Stardew Valley is the one that knocks it out of the park and into a neighbouring city.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Titanfall 2
Nov 24, 2016

A frenetic, enthralling, and inventive shooter in both single and multiplayer, Titanfall 2 is spectacular beast of a game that is deserving of a place among the greats of this generation.

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9.5 / 10.0 - INSIDE
Aug 30, 2016

Inside is as beautiful as it is bleak. A truly fantastic experience that deserves its place among the very best games of the generation.

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Sep 13, 2016

If PES 2016 was the best entry in around a decade, then PES 2017 is arguably among the greatest in the series full stop. With extra care and attention paid to improving on many of its predecessor’s strengths, as well as tweaking and fixing adhered to its issues, PES 2017 comes out of it as a fantastic football game.

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9.5 / 10.0 - RiME
May 25, 2017

What RiME does so well is marry pleasing puzzle platforming to a tender, understated story, and then puts it in a beautifully bleak world filled with mystery. RiME takes the baton from the likes of Journey and Ico, and strides to victory with ease.Tequila Works takes aspects of those classics, and puts a personal touch on the results to create something special.

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Jan 30, 2018

The new and improved Shadow of the Colossus brings the game into the modern era successfully. It carries over a few flaws and annoyances, sure, but it's been refined where it matters most, and the net result is a return to the forbidden lands that's just as achingly beautiful and magical as it ever was.

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