MechRunner offers little more enjoyment or innovation than the thousand of mobile runner games on the market – except it cost at least 10 times more. Sure, it's reasonably pretty, shiny and it does have a catchy soundtrack but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired. MechRunner is just not fun and a huge disappointment.
If you were planning a mass multiplayer night with your buddies this is the kind of game that will get you swearing like it's going out of fashion, as your buddy consistently slashes your face off (in the game) when you didn't see him/her coming.
When the game is working as it should, the slick gunplay, simple premise, abrasive sense of humour and clean art style make it an enjoyable playlist co-op game for when you're having some friends over for pizza and gaming. It's a shame that the journey from PC to PS4 has been so rough and that Tango Fiesta is so filled bugs and glitches that I find this version hard to recommend to anyone. Do yourself a favour and go for a Tango Siesta instead (or get the game on PC).
For newcomers, Lock's Quest is a solid tower defense/strategy/RPG/action game that should merit your attention. If the old school aesthetic doesn't appeal then well, it's all over this game so you may not have the wherewithal to dig and see what else this game has to offer. At times it's tough as balls and will certainly test your skills, however the lengthy campaign ensures you get enough bang here for your buck.
I'm sure younger people who have the reflexes of a cat playing slap base in a wind tunnel could probably enjoy the single player mode, but for me, the manic nature and the stupid way you can lose the ball through no fault of your own waters down the single player experience, but thankfully the multiplayer more than makes up for it .
Gazillion have created a massive, content filled free-to-play Marvel MMO that can become repetitive if played alone and unbalanced if played on an overpopulated hub or when using XP boosts. Still, the game is great fun with friends when playing through the non-hub areas that's let down by some visual slowdown when the screen gets congested and some uninspired storytelling techniques.
If you can get your head around the controls,and don't mind the overwhelming amount of customizations options, there is a pretty darn good car combat game here. If you're looking for a Warhawk fix, or Rocket league with extra boom, then you can't go wrong with Crossout.
It's a monumental pain in the ass at times and is perhaps too much of an onslaught for the less experienced in the genre (our advice is to start out on rookie. You'd be surprised how big of a leap it is to 'experienced'), but for those who are after a game where you can take on the world in a variety of modes (MUST. COMPLETE. FEATS. BOARD.), there's no reason at all why Nex Machina shouldn't be the top of your list.
Obviously you'll need to either already enjoy playing Chess or have a desire to learn the game to want to play Chess Ultra in the first place – giving the game a relatively narrow appeal – but this is a beautifully designed game that Chess novices and experts alike could quite easily lose hours and hours to, and at just £10 it is incredible value for money.
Perception is a narrative horror that tries something a little different and for the majority of the game, it works to great effect. The darkness and sound design as well as some interesting level designs fill the game with enough low level tension to give you a crick in the neck. The visuals aren't always the prettiest, the game strays into the mundane a few too many times and the plot has forgettable moments but the unique premise and fright-inducing chases make Perception a better-than-average title.