PC Game Reviews

March 16, 2015

LA Cops Review

By right, LA Cops should be fantastic. Take Hotline Miami, add your own gameplay twists, rejig the setting and art style, and simmer until done. In this case: Hotline Miami, with a partner character you…

By: Tim McDonald

March 13, 2015

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Review

Depending on the number of spin-off titles and mobile distractions you include in the count, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is somewhere between the seventh and twenty-fifth Assassin’s Creed game. Those are numbers which keep the champagne…

By: Peter Parrish

Sid Meier’s Starships Review

Grand Bastard’s log, Earthdate 11 March, 2015: The Eternal Kingdom was really pissing me off. We’d been at loggerheads since we first met; my exploratory fleet was off making friends with planets past their territory,…

By: Tim McDonald

March 11, 2015

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review

Warning: This review spoils a few gameplay elements from the final levels of the original game. If you haven’t played the original Hotline Miami, you should go do that before reading this, and not just…

By: Tim McDonald

March 10, 2015

Cities: Skylines Review

What happened to quality city builders? SimCity was king of the genre, until Maxis (perhaps under duress from EA) decided to change the formula a couple of years ago, resulting in the fifth major SimCity…

By: Paul Younger

March 5, 2015

Europa Universalis IV El Dorado DLC Review

This fifth expansion for the indomitable Europa Universalis IV is a dangerous one for those of us who are easily paralysed by indecision. If you often find yourself drifting around the game’s country selection screen,…

By: Peter Parrish

February 24, 2015

Homeworld Remastered Review

There are probably lots of games from the 90s that deserve a “remaster,” to use the term of choice these days. On the other hand, there are games which should probably just be left alone…

By: Paul Younger

February 16, 2015

Evolve Review

Multiplayer-centric games like Evolve are a bit of a bastard to review. You’re looking at the game right out of the gate (or, in the case of some of my press colleagues who published reviews…

By: Peter Parrish

February 9, 2015

Cities XXL Review

The teeny-tiny cities of EA’s most recent SimCity appear to have sparked an interest in the city building genre among other developers. There are two which come to mind; Colossal Order’s Cities: Skylines, the recently…

By: Paul Younger

February 3, 2015

Apotheon Review

As even the most casual student of mythology knows, the Ancient Greek gods could be a spiteful, arrogant, and jealous bunch. Like spoiled superheroes, they often used their powers to fuck with humanity (both figuratively…

By: Peter Parrish

January 30, 2015

Life is Strange Episode 1 Review

Prior to Life is Strange, DONTNOD’s only title was Remember Me, an unremarkable third-person brawler. Except calling it “unremarkable” is a bit unfair: while the face-punching was dull, it was buoyed up by an interesting…

By: Tim McDonald

January 29, 2015

Pix the Cat Review

I have played Pix the Cat a lot. Not so much on PC, I admit, but on a certain handheld system that shall go unnamed here. As a score-chasing arcade game, it’s pretty much perfect…

By: Tim McDonald

January 28, 2015

Grey Goo gets priced in time for release – New dev diary

Grey Goo Review

Petroglyph has been striving to create a new top-notch RTS for a while. Members of the team have worked on top sellers such as Command & Conquer, which I think everyone will agree is a…

By: Paul Younger