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John-Paul Jones


Favorite Games:
  • Shenmue
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2

370 games reviewed
76.5 average score
80 median score
54.9% of games recommended

John-Paul Jones's Reviews

A games writer with over eight years experience of scribing for a variety of different outlets, I've attempted to channel my passion of videogames through my writing. I'm a big fan of movies, anime and games that aren't called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil or Afro Samurai 2.
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10 / 10.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 9, 2018

One of the greatest games ever made returns and finds a perfect evolution in Tetris Effect. The result is a timeless take on that best puzzler ever, and one that gives PS4 owners a true Game of the Generation candidate. This truly is Tetris 2.0.

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10 / 10.0 - Slay The Spire
May 20, 2019

A sublime, impeccably crafted roguelike card-battler that is absolutely without peer, Slay the Spire cements its place as one of the best games of this console generation. This. Is. Essential.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Rogue Legacy
Jul 24, 2014

A hugely triumphant take on the Metroidvania formula that delights with its fresh take on roguelike gameplay elements, Rogue Legacy empowers the player, rather than punishes them and is simply one of the finest games you can play on a PlayStation platform.

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Mar 11, 2016

Assault Android Cactus manages to vault beyond its classical inspiration to manifest as a genre effort that expertly marries deep mastery with instantly accessible simplicity. Furthermore, here's another bit of simplicity for you; Assault Android Cactus is simply one of the best twin-stick shooters ever made.

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Jan 26, 2016

An utterly superlative remastering effort turns one of PS Vita's crown jewels into one of PS4's most engaging and compelling titles. As fresh today as it was on its original release nearly four years ago, Gravity Rush Remastered is absolutely unmissable.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Severed
Apr 26, 2016

A grim and foreboding fairytale liberally swathed in colourful style, Severed masterfully combines touch screen combat, metroidvania game design and hugely satisfying character progression to make the most essential PS Vita title to date. Severed is quite simply a handheld tour de force without equal.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Dishonored 2
Nov 15, 2016

A superior sequel absolutely layered in emergent player opportunity and a true evolution of the enduringly robust foundation lain by its predecessor, Dishonored 2 sets a staggering high standard for its genre peers to try and follow. The waiting is over; your Game of the Year is here.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Owlboy
Apr 9, 2018

Owlboy is a breathtaking masterclass in platforming adventure. If you're even the slightest fan of platforming games, you owe it to yourself to add Owlboy to your collection.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Yakuza 0
Jan 19, 2017

A wondrous melting pot of Japanese cultural excess distilled into a relentlessly compelling synergy of RPG and action elements, Yakuza 0 arguably represents the consummate entry point for newcomers to the series. Without a doubt, Yakuza 0 is a masterpiece and the first must-have title of the year.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
May 31, 2017

A gorgeously content rich 2D brawler with style to spare, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 puts some extra shine on one of the best fighting games available. This is one utterly essential brawler.

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