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9.0 Call of Duty Modern Warfare II Ca...

 

Every year I typically look forward to the new Call of Duty campaign, I’m typically not into these games for the multiplayer although I know most people are. I always look forward to some great shooter action, supreme gun play and shooting mechanics. With all the hype/build up for MWII could it possibly live up to the expectation? Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare II is the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Modern ...

 

8.0 The Quarry

 

The Quarry is developed by Supermassive Games and was designed to be a spiritual successor to Until Dawn. Both games are basically interactive movies that you control multiple characters and narratives and the choices you make (or don’t make) can drastically change the outcome of the story. Supermassive has also in recent years been the driving force behind the Dark Pictures Anthology games however I ...

 

9.0 Overwatch 2

 

How do you review Overwatch 2? Honestly, I’ve been wondering ever since I downloaded it. Is it fair to give a high score to a sequel that isn’t in any way a sequel, but just the same game in disguise? Is it fair to mark up excellent gameplay when the free-to-play system beneath it feels so dirty? More than that – this isn’t my first visit to Overwatch. I have a few hundred hours into it, ...

 

7.5 Aquadine

 

So, first off let me say, coming into this review I knew absolutely nothing about Aquadine. I never heard from it, wasn’t on my radar or anything. Let’s check out the official description: After his mother was hospitalized for an unknown disease, Robin Liyun works as a part-time gondolier to make ends meet, but under an alias named Ciel. As he finishes giving tours one night, a mysterious voice lures ...

 

8.5 Arcade Paradise

 

Welcome to Arcade Paradise, the 90’s-fuelled retro arcade adventure. Rather than washing rags for a living, you decide to turn the family laundromat into the ultimate arcade. Play, profit, and purchase new arcade machines, with over 35 to choose from, to build your very own Arcade Paradise!   This game takes the idea of playing retro inspired games but adds another layer on top of it to make it a little ...

 

8.0 PowerWash Simulator

 

What makes a good game? Is it knights with giant swords, or robots with death rays? Is it really fast cars? Epic adventures in unknown lands? PowerWash Simulator is the latest game to prove it doesn’t have to be any of those things. Actually, my first few hours with it were regularly punctuated with the phrase “I’m not even sure I’m enjoying it”. Which, incidentally, is said about ...

 

8.0 My Universe – Green Adventu...

 

The latest entry in the My Universe games – best known I think for being well-crafted family friendly games that are easy enough to play for nongamers and young kids – have moved on to what I think is their greatest one to date with Green Adventure – Farmers Friends. Despite the complicated naming convention, the idea is pretty simple. The old tried and true story of you getting a run-down farm ...

 

10 Cuphead + Delicious Last Course

 

It’s likely you’ve heard of Cuphead. The game is very popular and has an animated series on Netflix too! If you’ve never played the game, then you’ve come to the right place. Check out our review of Cuphead + The Delicious Last Course DLC for the Xbox Series S! I kept hearing about Cuphead and seeing previews of it. The game looked great, but I hesitated. I heard that the game was very ...

 

7.5 Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

 

Even the Blade Runner version of 2019 looks like a dream compared to 2022. No pandemic, no crazy politics – just murder robots and really bad pollution. Oh, and new coke. So visiting it in video game format for the first time in 20 years felt like it was going to be a real treat. And in many ways it was. This enhanced edition of the original PC point and click game was a labour of love for the developers…

 

9.5 TMNT Shredder’s Revenge

 

Growing up I was a massive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, and yes I mean the old show. I’m part of that generation, where we would get personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut and even bought the musical album they put out as well as the tour video…I had it all, tons of figures, bed sheets, and video games. The Ninja Turtle video games have always held a special place in my heart, especially the arcade ...

 

8.0 Rainbow Six: Extraction

 

New Mexico: An unidentified Russian Soyuz capsule crashed and triggered an epidemic. Ground zero was the city of Truth or Consequences. Rainbow HW launched an operation outbreak with the goal to collect data and contain the deadly disease.

 

8.0 Sniper Elite 5

 

In the upcoming Sniper Elite 5, The award-winning series returns as Karl Fairburne fights to uncover Project Kraken in 1944 France. With enhanced kill cam, the genre-defining authentic sniping has never looked or felt better as you battle across immersive maps to stop the Nazi war machine in its tracks. Much like its predecessors Sniper Elite 5 brings the action in the most stylistic and brutal way it knows how. ...

 

8.0 Evil Dead: The Game

 

There have been a few attempts at Evil Dead games over the last few decades and as many asynchronous horror-related multiplayer games too. The stakes are high with the originally-named Evil Dead: The Game. Luckily, it’s an incredible time. It captures the feel of the films while also providing an enjoyable gameplay loop. Neither of those things were guaranteed. That doesn’t mean that it’s the ...

 

7.5 Trek to Yomi

 

Japanese stuff is really in at the moment. Yet the likes of Trek to Yomi is a rare gem – a love letter to the old Japanese films, and to that old way of life we know so well from books. It’s a masterclass is atmosphere and is one of the bars for indie graphics. It’s also not always a great game. In many ways, it’s that old indie complaint. Style should not make up for gameplay, and to ...

 

7.0 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Sag...

 

The Lego games have been feeling a tad tired as of late. More than once I’ve jumped into a game wishing they would rebuild the franchise from scratch. You know – brick by brick. Enter Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. It certainly looks different enough on the surface, but is it as transformational as long-time fans might have hoped? The simple answer is no. It’s decent fun – especially ...

 

7.5 Submerged: Hidden Depths

 

Boat, climb, solve and explore in the beautiful ruins of a sunken world. A drowned city, crumbling tips of skyscrapers stubbornly standing above the waves. Deserted villages, now inhabited by enigmatic creatures. And beneath the surging ocean waits an anguished, angry presence. Submerged: Hidden Depths is a non-combat third-person “relaxploration” adventure, set in the sunken ruins of a beautiful world. Take on ...

 

7.5 Shredders

 

You and your friend Scotty are making goofball snowboarding videos at the Frozen Wood resort when brand ambassador Lisa makes an offer for some sponsored clips. She gives you a glimpse into a whole new world of snowboarding, with pro riders, snowmobiles, and epic spots to hit. Give it all you got and shred your way into the kick-ass invitational! Unlock a huge OPEN WORLD full of pow and parks, gorgeous scenery, ...

 

7.5 Martha Is Dead

 

Martha Is Dead is a dark first-person psychological thriller, set in 1944 Italy, that blurs the lines between reality, superstition, and the tragedy of war. As conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces, the desecrated body of a woman is found drowned… Martha! Martha is dead, and her twin sister Giulia, the young daughter of a German soldier, must alone deal with the acute trauma of loss and the ...

 

5.5 Aery – Dreamscape

 

Fly through people’s deepest desires as a bird. And, no, Aery – Dreamscape isn’t an adult game. Because it turns out everybody’s deepest desires are things like “be a pirate”, “visit the moon” or “get out in nature”. Not a single level begins with the phrase “hey, you know that girl from Friends?” Maybe that would have been a better game – its not for me to judge – but it would have been a ...

 

9.0 Rune Factory 4 Special

 

Rune Factory 4 has been out for some time on Nintendo Switch. When I heard it was coming to Xbox I was beyond excited as I never played the game on original release. Xseed Games and Marvelous Inc keep coming at us with hit after hit. Being a huge fan of this dynamic duo which brought us Story Of Seasons on almost every major platform, easily one of my favourite franchise in gaming this was a must play for me. ...

 

7.0 Monopoly Madness

 

Our favorite Real-Estate Mogul is going on a well-earned vacation and he’s looking for a temporary stand-in. The method of selection? A race for fame and fortune. This time the rules have slightly changed. MONOPOLY Madness brings the MONOPOLY experience into the arena for the first time. Roam the chaotic streets of MONOPOLY City, collect resources, buy and upgrade properties, mess with your opponents, and avoid ...

 

7.5 Chorus

 

Take control of Nara on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons & mind-bending abilities in an evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in zero-g combat & venture beyond waking reality. Google Stadia Update – We had the chance to play Chorus on Google Stadia and while for the most part ...

 

9.0 Skyrim Anniversary Edition

 

Skyrim first launched 10 years ago, so it feels rather odd to be reviewing it now on its third generation of consoles at this point, but here we are…. The game’s main story revolves around the player’s character, the Dragonborn, on their quest to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. The game is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion and takes place in ...

 

7.0 Beyond a Steel Sky

 

27 years later we get a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky…The original came out in the hay day of point and click adventure games like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Broken Sword. As an “old” man, these types of games have always had a soft spot in my heart. I do recall playing the original but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve thought about this game. Luckily you aren’t missing much in picking up the ...

 

7.5 Unpacking

 

In a gaming landscape where bigger is better, Unpacking is something else entirely. There are no cutscenes, no sob story, no need to pretend your charming protagonist isn’t a multiple murderer. There’s just a lot of boxes. A LOT of boxes. And it’s your job to empty all those boxes. Doing so is simple, and there’s hardly any rules to where you can put something (at least up to a point). ...

 

9.0 Forza Horizon 5

 

How do you perfect on perfection? That was the problem facing Playground when they came to create a sequel to the already incredible Forza Horizon 5. And you know what? They managed it. That’s not to say that it’s a massive improvement. Quite the opposite in fact. This is not a revolutionary experience. You’re not going to rethink the racing genre off the back of this game. But do you need to? ...

 

9.0 Story of Seasons Friends of Miner...

 

When I found out that Harvest Moon I mean Story of Seasons was coming to Xbox I was overjoyed. Even though Story of Seasons carries a different name it's still the same farming game I grew up loving as a kid. Although Natsume got to keep the "Harvest Moon" name, when I loaded Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town on Xbox it brought me back to my childhood. Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town is a remake ...

 

8.0 Familiar but Feels Good – N...

 

The regular season in the NHL has started and that means only two things - the Leafs will start off well before falling off a cliff, and a brand new EA Sports title is hitting shelves and digital marketplaces. We've been playing NHL 22 for about 6 days, and while things feel very familiar yet again, there is enough changed here to keep the familiar game play and feel, somewhat fresh!

 

7.5 World War Z: Aftermath

 

World War Z: Aftermath is the ultimate co-op zombie shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film and the next evolution of the original hit World War Z that has now captivated over 15 million players. Turn the tide of the zombie apocalypse on consoles and PC with full cross-play. Join up to three friends or play on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in intense story ...

 

8.5 Far Cry 6

 

Far Cry 6 is finally upon us, after some delays and a huge marketing campaign that you basically can't escape, it is time to step into the land of Yara and go toe to toe with Anton Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito). As a fan of the Far Cry series for quite some time, I was eager to dive into a full game again after Far Cry 5. New Hope was ok at best but wasn't the full experience I was craving or looking for. Far ...