PC Game Reviews

October 6, 2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Let’s not beat around the bush: you’re interested in the Nemesis system. Without wishing to sound harsh, I can’t say I’m surprised; it really is the one unique and special thing that Middle-earth: Shadow of…

October 4, 2014

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Ivory King DLC Review

If you’ve read my reviews of the preceeding couple of installments in the Dark Souls 2 Lost Crowns DLC trilogy, you’ll know I’ve been impressed. Sunken King demonstrated a confidence in interconnected level design that…

October 3, 2014

Gauntlet Review

Back in the good old days much of my time was spent in airport lounges which usually featured a couple of arcade cabinets, and the two games that excited me most were Super Sprint and…

September 29, 2014

FIFA 15 Review

FIFA 15 Review

Before we get right into this FIFA 15 review, let me take you on a fanciful journey into the future. It’s June 2015 in LA and the EA E3 press event is underway. EA Sports’…

September 25, 2014

SpaceCom Review

When I see a top-down map of space with little planets or waypoints, I generally get The Fear™. Space strategy games, especially those in the 4x realm, can be so complex and so daunting. Fortunately,…

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,…

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…