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728 games reviewed
75.6 average score
80 median score
50.8% of games recommended

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Jan 27, 2023

Rewarding exploration, enjoyable bike traversal and a gorgeous world make Season: A letter to the future a journey worth embarking on.

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Jan 27, 2023

Dead Space is a remarkable achievement in design on all fronts. A loving and intelligent remake that reminds players of what has been lost in AAA games and what can be found again if you just know where to look.

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Jan 27, 2023

ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree sets out to do a lot in a short space of time and manages to pull it off impressively, even though I wanted to spend even more time within its take on Midgard compared to what it holds.

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Jan 25, 2023

A stunning One Piece game great for fans and JRPG newbies, but one that won't satisfy hardened min-maxers.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Kynseed
Jan 21, 2023

Kynseed is a shockingly robust and fully realised fantasy farming-sim that may overwhelm at first but rewards patience with its countless interlocking systems.

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Jan 18, 2023

Fire Emblem Engage is enjoyable but leaves little impression. If the narrative was more compelling, if the character relationships were deeper and more interesting or if combat was more varied, there's every chance that Engage would have felt more robust and impactful. In the absence of those things, Engage just feels…fine.

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P3P is still a terrific remake from a bygone era and a gold standard in handheld JRPGs on the Switch.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Persona 4 Golden
Jan 18, 2023

Even after all this time, there remains very few RPGs as creative, colourful and enjoyable as Persona 4 Golden. Though these new console additions don't add too much to the experience, it was a journey already at a high level of quality and now more fans can experience and enjoy the murder mystery mayhem. Long live Teddie.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Sports Story
Jan 14, 2023

Sports Story doesn't hit the heights of its predecessor, overstuffed with new ideas and sports that probably should have been left on the cutting-room floor. There's still plenty here to enjoy, both golf and tennis fans will find something to like and fans of the original likewise, but the trophy could have used a polish.

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8 / 10.0 - LONE RUIN
Jan 12, 2023

Lone Ruin nails the brief on what makes an appreciable roguelike – combining a slick and sexy aesthetic with a core gameplay loop that can be rapidly picked up, but is deep enough to beg for mastery.

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8 / 10.0 - Swordship
Jan 9, 2023

Swapping out shooting for dodging, Swordship is a clever score-attack arcade indie title that's as mechanically solid as it is visually striking.

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Jan 5, 2023

With a striking hand-drawn art style and challenging puzzles, Children of Silentown is a decent romp for those adventure game fans seeking a dark journey.

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7.5 / 10.0 - BLACKTAIL
Jan 2, 2023

With fun exploration and an enjoyable world to get lost in, Blacktail is a whimsical journey of self-reflection through our favourite fairy tales; not too hot, not too cold but just right.

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8 / 10.0 - Iron Man VR
Dec 28, 2022

Iron Man VR is an achievement in fully realising a Marvel hero power fantasy and is a must-try experience for any interested Quest 2 owner.

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3 / 10.0 - High on Life
Dec 22, 2022

An unsatisfying shooter brought even lower by an exhausting and all-encompassing script, High on Life can't commit to its satire or ideas long enough to do anything of value.

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Dec 21, 2022

Ys VIII remains a fundamentally great action JRPG that looks its best on PS5, but its underwhelming DualSense feedback is a huge missed opportunity.

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Dec 18, 2022

Need for Speed Unbound sees Criterion put its spin on the formula laid down by its predecessor and the result is a stylish racer that is mostly fun but sometimes frustrating.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Melatonin
Dec 13, 2022

Melatonin is a short but kind experience, a hint of melancholy and a splash of retro vibes. It's less about the challenge (though it's there for those who seek it) and more about chilling out to some cool tracks across some fun levels, with accessibility that should be applauded.

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It does feel a little patchwork in places, but Crisis Core is a reunion worth going to. The emotional gut-punch of a finale remains one of the best in the long running series, and that alone is worth the price of admission.

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Dec 5, 2022

Darktide is a game that has atmosphere seeping out of every orifice. Its design brings a crushingly depressing and oppressive aesthetic to life in new and exciting ways, transporting the player to the grimy underbelly of Tertium. The most shocking realisation is that you don't want to leave.

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