Garden In! review

Let me start off by being completely honest – Garden In! is a difficult game to review without putting in significant time. When you review a game, there’s often a short window that you must manoeuvre around your life in which to create a fair assessment, and there’s...

Albacete Warrior review

The premise for this platforming beat’em up hybrid won’t be forgotten soon, starring foul-mouthed Spanish drunkard Benito and his dim-witted pet chicken Pepito. After accidentally mistaking a dojo for a Chinese restaurant while severely intoxicated, Benito dons a fetching blue ninja-yoroi and vows to become a martial arts...

Most Played: Sonic Frontiers

Being a fan of the speedy needle mouse, it was inevitable I’d purchase Sonic Frontiers at some point. While I was happy to wait until it was closer to £20, a combination of an Xbox voucher in my Christmas stocking and long lead times on January’s reviews meant...

Dead Space and Forspoken enter the UK top ten

EA’s Dead Space remake is the UK’s new no.1, displacing Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Engage in the process. The sci-fi horror also managed to take no.1 in both the PS5 and Xbox Series charts. Square-Enix’s Forspoken – which arrived to some middling reviews – took #4 in the all...

Hi-Fi RUSH review

This rhythm-based hack ‘n slasher serves to remind us that, even in this era of constantly ballooning development budgets, surprises can still come from nowhere. In this instance, from the unlikeliest of places too – this playful and energetic experience comes from Tango Gameworks, best known for the...

Raiden IV x MIKADO remix review

With the Switch’s hardware limitations in mind, releasing 2007’s Raiden IV instead of the visually demanding Raiden V made a lot of sense. A retroactive re-release on PlayStation and Xbox formats in 2023 makes sense still, too. Europe never received the Xbox 360 version of Raiden IV, and...