About Games Asylum

What Is This?

Games Asylum is a website with words and pictures – like Words and Pictures, the BBC schools programme, but about games. We like to wear our writing hat at a jaunty angle, and try to make the sometimes tedious world of video games as entertaining as we can. As we’re based in the United Kingdom we tend to write from a British perspective. We launched the site in 2001 and have been writing things ever since, having never been told to stop.

We Made This

For the majority of its life, Games Asylum has been run by just three men: Adam, Jake and Matt. There have been others at various points, but they all buggered off for various reasons.


It all started in 2000 with DigiApe, a Dreamcast site. That lasted about a year and was relaunched in March 2001 as Games Asylum, a multi-format games site. Over the years the site grew far too big and became almost like a real website. So we scaled it down in 2006 to something a bit more stupid. Which is what you see today.

Anything Else?

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or catch us on Mixer if you’re into that sort of thing.

We occasionally use Amazon Affiliate links when tweeting gaming deals, which helps keep our tea and coffee jars well stocked.

If you’d like us to review your game, our email address is below.

If you’re wondering what those numbers at the end of our reviews mean, they are the scores and they range from 1 to 10. We try to make use of all the numbers, where 5 represents an average score, halfway between excellent and terrible. If you’d like to know more about the site, here are ten fun facts.


You stand the best chance of getting hold of us if you remove the obvious from this address.