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240 games reviewed
72.5 average score
75 median score
47.9% of games recommended

Explosion Network's Reviews

Jul 26, 2022

Overall, my time with Endling - Extinction is Forever is ultimately an emotional experience that can firmly be praised as an example of why games are art. Thematically deep, the game uses the control you have over the Mother Fox to deepen your connection and explore these prevalent themes.

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9 / 10.0 - Stray
Jul 19, 2022

Stray is a vibe, starring a cat that'll go down in hiss-tory. I fell for the feline companion and the strange, wonderful world it tumbles into in a heartbeat.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Quarry
Jul 5, 2022

Although not doing much to change their working formula, The Quarry is the best game Supermassive Games has released since Until Dawn.

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Jul 1, 2022

While turn-based tactical battle games are not my forte, I did enjoy my time with the game. The hard-won battles felt earned, and the losses taught me to change up and improve my strategies.

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7 / 10.0 - Soda Crisis
Jun 6, 2022

The game would be a fun companion for a handheld device, hoping it will be released on other platforms such as the Nintendo switch. Overall, I had fun with this title, and if you are looking for a fun game to blow off steam, this might be the title for you.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Trek to Yomi
May 6, 2022

Visually, Trek To Yomi is a cinematic samurai action game like nothing else, while playing it is one of the blandest action games of the year.

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I hope that Ubisoft can return to its roots and start looking at shrinking the worlds and focusing on the characters and lore. If there is a big positive note with Ragnarök, it is that this game could have been a stand-alone title. With the focus on the main character and the story unfolding the way it does, it has strengths over what was introduced with Assassin's Creed Valhalla's release.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Ikai
Apr 11, 2022

I couldn't help but keep finding elements and ideas I wished could have been built upon in a better game, which kept my attention enough and gave me a reason to see the story to the finish. Still, there's nothing scary here, and it's just frustrating, tedious, and a major letdown.

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8 / 10.0 - Weird West
Apr 1, 2022

The opportunities within Weird West do feel endless at times due to the emergent gameplay, story beats and the way you are endlessly rewarded for exploration. Capped off by some excellent presentation, atmosphere and fascinating story, Weird West's detracting factors are only minor marks on an overall great experience.

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2.5 / 10.0 - In Nightmare
Mar 30, 2022

If I'm being honest, I was glad it ate my save file and gave me a legit reason not to play it anymore.

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7.5 / 10.0 - ANNO: Mutationem
Mar 26, 2022

I'd love a sequel to this from ThinkingStars that irons out some of the issues and continues to expand the world they've set up here. ANNO: Mutationem is a unique game that I appreciate for all its ideas and attempts to do something so large in scope.

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6 / 10.0 - Ghostwire: Tokyo
Mar 25, 2022

Ghostwire: Tokyo is an odd collection of ideas from a studio that is obviously trying to break out of just doing horror. Some of it works, some of it doesn't, and the game feels unique and like playing a PS3 open-world game simultaneously.

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Mar 19, 2022

The performances are riding on ridiculous but make the game lively and enjoyable. It's a somewhat entertaining but forgettable couple of hours that could be made more accessible with the options to speed up dialogue.

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Mar 13, 2022

It may not do anything particularly unique, but its bite-sized ocean world to explore feels relaxing, not threatening, and I appreciate that fact.

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Mar 10, 2022

There are a lot of interesting ideas at play in Aztech Forgotten Gods, even if they have not all coalesced in a way that knocks it out of the park. Still, there are joys to be had when flying around an interestingly designed world and colossal bosses in a way that their size can be fully realised.

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8 / 10.0 - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 10, 2022

Gran Turismo is still the premiere racing simulator that fans will love, and it's been so long since a proper GT game, the car enthusiast PlayStation fans will be more than happy to see GT come home.

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Mar 10, 2022

Instead of honing in on what made their world so exciting to explore in 2017, they've made it prettier but sacrificed the narrative, which takes a deep dive into ridiculous and uninteresting in the last third.

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Mar 6, 2022

Overall, an enjoyable RPG with a little bloat, allowing you to progress at your own pace as you quell rebellions across the Roman Empire.

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9 / 10.0 - Shadow Warrior 3
Mar 1, 2022

Lo Wang's return is a joy to play, with all the systems combining seamlessly. Movement, weapons and well-designed arenas are the centre marks for this experience, an experience that would be enjoyed best over a day or a weekend.

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2 / 10.0 - Martha is Dead
Feb 25, 2022

There's a much better game here if it focused on the photography mechanics, trauma exploration and ghost stories. Instead, it’s a game bogged down in many different directions. I don't think this game, much like developer LKA's last game, Town of Light, handles mental health in the best way, but there's a somewhat interesting story here. It's just so boring to get through.

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