Rory Mellon


15 games reviewed
76.7 average score
80 median score
80.0% of games recommended
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Jun 14, 2022

The Quarry has blockbuster aspirations but never quite manages to rise above B-movie cheese. However, it’s still a well-structured interactive horror experience with a cast of mostly likable characters and a couple of highly effective twists.

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Mar 21, 2022

Ghostwire: Tokyo offers a varied arsenal of paranormal powers, and a well-realized deception of the Japanese capital. However, it does fall into some familiar open-world grooves.

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5 / 5 stars - OlliOlli World
Feb 10, 2022

OlliOlii World is an exhilarating and mechanical skateboarding side-scroller that consistently falls on the right side of the line between frustration and fun.

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Feb 2, 2022

Dying Light 2 Stay Human combines a branching narrative, a massive open world and satisfying first-person parkour. It's a potent mixture, but repetitive combat and serious technical issues often spoil the fun.

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3 / 5 stars - Battlefield 2042
Nov 17, 2021

Battlefield 2042 occasionally captures the epic scale and multiplayer madness the series is known for. But the game often stumbles due to poor design decisions and technical issues.

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4 / 5 stars - Riders Republic
Oct 30, 2021

At its best Riders Republic successfully captures the sense of adventure and risk-taking that make extreme sports so appealing.

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4 / 5 stars - Alan Wake
Oct 5, 2021

Alan Wake Remastered doesn't overhaul the original foundations, but it does add welcome improvements to a game that has mostly stood the test of time.

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Sep 27, 2021

On the pitch, FIFA 22 is the best the series has ever been, but offline modes have again been neglected in favor of FIFA Ultimate Team.

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Sep 21, 2021

What Kena: Bridge of Spirits lacks in new ideas, it makes up for with an abundance of charm and gorgeous visuals.

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Aug 23, 2021

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a bland co-op shooter that coasts on the strength of its license.

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Jul 2, 2021

Mario Golf Super Rush has plenty of initial charm, but comes up short in terms of content.

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Jun 30, 2021

Knockout City is a zany take on dodgeball that combines surprisingly deep gameplay with a bright, colorful aesthetic. It's a winning combination.

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5 / 5 stars - Returnal
May 6, 2021

Returnal is an incredible experience, which combines a replayable rogue-lite structure with heart-pounding bullet-hell gameplay.

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Apr 9, 2021

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is a masterwork in video-game storytelling that will engross you from start to finish. Only persistent technical issues hold it back.

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Apr 2, 2021

It Takes Two is a remarkable puzzle-platformer that constantly surprises and delights, as long as you've got a co-op partner.

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