Reviews

Save Room review

Resident Evil games are infamous nowadays for their ranking systems, revealing how well you performed and how much time your playthrough took. If the modern entries were to also reveal the amount of time spent managing the inventory, you would likely be surprised – it takes a degree...
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6

Evercade C64 Collection 1 review

The Commodore 64 is one of those rare formats, like the Amiga and Atari ST, where it’s impossible to count how many games were released for it. The 8-bit microcomputer launched in 1982 and was still knocking around in the mid-90s, even gaining conversions of Capcom’s Street Fighter...
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7

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers review

My greatest fear in life – other than physical media vanishing entirely and leaving us in a digital world where we can no longer share or sell things we supposedly own – is playing a simulator with a poor introduction or a barely present tutorial. This fear stems...
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6

Batora: Lost Haven review

I found this latest release from Team17 difficult to get into initially. But as the story advanced, things quickly became a lot more engaging, and I knew I was going to need to see it through to the end – even though I was struggling with the combat...
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7

Outshine review

I always enjoy discovering new typing games. I can max out my typing speed at around 110 words per minute, so not only am I good at the game itself but writing the review only takes about ten minutes out of my day. It’s very efficient. That’s not...
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9

Tanuki Sunset review

If you read lots of indie game reviews, you’ve doubtlessly heard the term ‘passion project’ before. Many indies are precisely that – labours of love, with countless hours poured into them to create a game somebody had the desire to share with the world. Tanuki Sunset takes this...
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7

Shatter Remastered Deluxe review

I can vividly recall seeing Breakout in an arcade for the first time. It was the late ‘80s, and even though far more impressive games existed, I could still tell that Breakout was special. It took the concept of Pong and created a more rewarding single-player experience. Simple,...
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8

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef review

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. I remember reading this in a Warhammer rulebook when I was a wee lad. I thought it was the coolest introduction to anything I’d ever read. A bleak volley to the face. A statement of intent....
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Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM review

If you’ve spotted this Malaysian horror game on the Xbox Store, perhaps just before reading this review, you’ve doubtlessly noticed that it’s a mere £3.49. There’s a reason behind the low price point; one that you may have guessed already – this is a short prologue for a...

Unusual Findings review

Epic Llama Games’ Unusual Findings is an 80s-calibre love letter straight to my chrome sci-fi heart, taking the form of a point ‘n click adventure. After the recent years of Stranger Things mania, it didn’t take long for a spoof to come onto the market. Naming conventions aside,...
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8

Dakar Desert Rally review

Lonely, desperate, and terrifying. At its best, Dakar Desert Rally had a part of my brain taking part in the actual Dakar Rally, and that’s how it felt. The representation of Saudi Arabia is massive, beautiful, and intimidating, with ample opportunity to get lost or smash the actual...
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5

Wylde Flowers review

If you are one of the millions who adore Animal Crossing, then this could very well become your next obsession. Studio Drydock’s Wylde Flowers is a sweet and spirited tale that immerses you into the world of farming, friendships, crafting, romances, and even witchcraft. After moving from the...
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9