Most Played: Antstream Arcade (Xbox)

This month has been busy for ol’ Games Asylum, bouncing from one new release to another. After plugging twelve hours into The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island, I invested roughly the same amount of time into Penny’s Big Breakaway, followed by playing Cartel Tycoon and Highwater for a good eight hours each. This, understandably, hasn’t …

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Most Played: Geometry Wars

Although an advocate of the original Xbox, purchasing one on launch day alongside Halo, Amped Snowboarding, and a cheap third-party controller made of the thinnest plastic imaginable, the Xbox’s second coming failed to resonate on launch. I was mildly intrigued by Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero, but these didn’t feel like system sellers on par …

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Headbangers: Rhythm Royale – Most Played

Pigeons, those perpetually head-bobbing birds with a rhythm only they can comprehend, have found their stage in Headbangers: Rhythm Royale. Picture this avian extravaganza where pigeons compete to the beat, each flaunting their customisable feathered flair. It’s a whimsical world of headbanging and harmonies, where the silly meets the sublime, and you can’t help but …

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Most Played – Wanted: Dead

On paper, Wanted: Dead puts a lot of ticks in a lot of boxes. Originating from Japan, it’s a gory third-person shooter with hack ‘n slash elements, blessed with a smattering of silliness and a bunch of mini-games that wouldn’t look out of place in SEGA’s Yakuza series. It also reminded me of SEGA’s overlooked …

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Most Played: The Chant

It’s only human to be wary of new experiences. Jess, the protagonist of The Chant, wasn’t too englamoured with the idea of an island-based spiritual retreat, but after being plagued by visions following a death in the family, she eventually warmed to the idea. As for myself, I was wary of The Chant – a …

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Most played: Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

There aren’t many games around that allow you to re-live the innocence of being a child. Unless those games are ones you previously played as a youngster, you’re hard pressed to find something that awakens the inner child, knocking at the door of long forgotten memories and emotions. However, there is a fine line between …

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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 I was able to experience Frontiers sooner …

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Most Played: Time on Frog Island

If you’ve played Nintendo’s monochrome marvel Zelda: Link’s Awakening, then you may feel a sense of familiarity with Time on Frog Island. Specifically, Link’s Awakening’s optional trade quest that entailed swapping items with certain characters, starting with a Yoshi doll won from a claw machine.   Time on Frog Island takes the concept of ‘trading …

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Most Played – August 2022

With the exception of Rich, who has been busy playing Blade Runner on Switch while traveling, the team’s plan to beat the summer heat seemingly involved staying indoors while playing console games. With a freezer full of choc ices nearby, it’s a plan that’s hard to fault.   Games with Gold freebies – Matt I’m …

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Most Played – June 2022

So much for ‘Most Played’ being a monthly feature – this is our first round-up of the year. With so many new releases to cover and review, 2022 has been exceedingly busy thus far. We think we can be excused for our tardiness. During the muggy month of June, James has been busy playing an …

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Most Played – December 2021

The team didn’t just spend the merry month of December wrapping presents, eating mince pies, and watching re-runs of vintage Christmas specials on TV – there was still time for a spot of gaming too. Serious Sam 4 – Matt Earlier this year I played through Shadow Warrior 2 and was left impressed by the …

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Most Played – October 2021

As the nights started to draw in, the team got comfortable on their sofas with a mug of hot Tizer and enjoyed some games. Onesies were optional.срочно займ на карту онлайн без проверок Rustler – Matt It’s around this time of year that I sniff out and play some smaller games, ready to compile our …

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Most Played – September 2021

September was a busy month for Team Games Asylum, with numerous games getting the review treatment. We still managed to fit in some other bits and bobs though. Steven Universe: Save the Light – Matt Another month, another licensed game. Like so many others, Steven Universe: Save The Light – available in a double pack …

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Most Played: May 2021

Here’s what the team has been playing during the merry month of May. Gears Tactics – Matt When Gears Tactics was announced as an Xbox Series X/S launch day title, I expected a far bigger buzz. Sure, it was never going to fill the Halo Infinite shaped hole, but as a late addition – one …

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Most Played: February 2021

Our occasionally regular round-up of some of the games we’ve been playing. Horace – Jake Horace passed me by last year, but having featured on so many end of year lists, I picked it up on sale for, on reflection, an insultingly low price. I genuinely feel conflicted about having paid only £1.09 for this …

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