PC Game Reviews

September 22, 2014

Endless Legend Review

Endless Legend is a 4x strategy title that’s frustratingly close to being sublime. Amplitude’s follow-up to Endless Space has some of the smartest twists on standard 4x factions I’ve seen in a long time, wonderful…

September 19, 2014

Pro Rugby Manager 2015 Review

Cyanide return to the rugby management genre after a decade away with a new title in the Pro Rugby Manager series, Pro Rugby Manager 2015. As a keen rugby fan I was delighted to hear…

September 15, 2014

The Sims 4 Review

The Sims 4 is not a bad game. Really, it’s not. There are lots of words and phrases you can use to accurately describe it – “disappointing”, “cut-down”, “over-familiar” – but it’s not bad. If…

September 9, 2014

Dead Rising 3 PC Review

It kinda makes me laugh that, in the years since we rediscovered our love of brutally difficult games that require you to replay bits over and over again to proceed (Dark Souls, I’m looking at…

September 7, 2014

Hatoful Boyfriend Review

Over the past few days I’ve been playing an interactive novel of school-day politics, conspiratorial tension, espionage, murder and overly cautious scooter-based road safety. Characters from flouncing aristocrats to lonesome bookworms have captured my affections,…

September 1, 2014

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Old Iron King DLC Review

The harder aspects of Crown of the Old Iron King make it plain that FromSoftware are in a kind of difficulty arms race with their players. With so many ardent Souls fans out there, the…

August 27, 2014

Kick-Ass 2 Review / Playthrough

Kick-Ass 2 Review / Playthrough

I really don’t know where to begin with this. I have played Kick-Ass 2 for about seven hours. I’ve finished it. I’ve replayed one level solely to record it, and I’ve replayed other bits to…

August 5, 2014

Pure Pool Review

Pure Pool Review

Unless you play professionally, a lot of what constitutes a good game of pool relies on circumstance and atmosphere. When I still lived in a small town in the North of England (the kind of…

July 25, 2014

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King DLC Review

Imagine being on the FromSoft team for Dark Souls 2. Tremendously exciting, sure, but you’re also weighed down by the impossible burden of having to follow up Demon’s Souls and the original Dark Souls. I’m…

Gods Will Be Watching Review

Hey, everyone! It’s Invent A New Genre time! I have hereby decided that Gods Will Be Watching is an opaque, point-and-click, resource-management, crisis-management, ethical adventure. Or an OPACResMaCrisMEA for short. It’ll catch on, I’m sure….

July 23, 2014

Unrest Review

In a week where recriminations have been flying about a couple of high-profile Kickstarter failures, it’s refreshing to be able to write about a project that demonstrates a more positive side of crowd-funding. Unrest is…

July 15, 2014

Abyss Odyssey Review

Abyss Odyssey Review

ACE Team can always be relied upon for intriguing visual design and ideas. The Zeno Clash titles are awash with surreal creatures and unique mythology, while Rock of Ages drew on the history of world…

July 11, 2014

Quest for Infamy Review

It’s a hell of a coincidence that, a few short days after a discussion in the comments about how older games with unique concepts should be revisited, I’m reviewing a game that does exactly that….