Staff Profile

First Article
Avg. Review Score
Article Comments
Total Articles
  • 4


    Review Brawlhalla

    Free for all

    Fighting games are difficult to get into. To be truly good at a Tekken, or a Street Fighter, you need to have grown up alongside them, learning their systems, and mastering at least one of their characters’ movesets. In order to stay competitive, you need to keep playing, studying minute details like the number of frames in an...

  • 9

    PS Vita

    Review Semispheres

    Puzzles: A Tale of Two Thumbs

    Semispheres, an indie puzzler from Vivid Helix, may have found its home on the PlayStation Vita with this recently released port. The game has been available on the PlayStation 4 since February, but the short running time and simple controls feel like a much better match for Sony’s “legacy” handheld. In...

  • 5


    Review Caveman Warriors

    Yabba dabba don't

    Caveman Warriors is a 2D platformer with up to four-player co-op. In it, you’ll guide the four playable characters – Jack, Liliana, Moe, and Brienne – as they journey to rescue their children from the clutches of a mysterious alien race. While the setup isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, the potential is...

  • 6


    Review Morphite

    Spaced out

    Morphite is an arcadey, first person space exploration game with procedurally generated planets, resource collecting, and upgradeable equipment. Sound familiar? Well, while it may sound a lot like No Man’s Sky, the similarities are really only skin deep. Play Morphite for a while, and you’ll find it’s trying to carve its own path...

  • 9


    Review Maize

    A bad crop

    When we received the code for Maize, a comedic first-person adventure game about sentient corn, we were obviously intrigued. How could we not be? The key art features a stalk of corn listening to a boom box, and in an industry that can at times feel bereft of fresh ideas, this left-field offering from Finish Line Games excited us. Not...

  • 18


    Review Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

    Lurking around

    The immersive sim is one of the most rewarding genres in gaming. The more you put into them, the more you get in return, and the Dishonored series is one of the best examples of this in recent years. Death of the Outsider is a smaller scale adventure at around half the length of 2016’s Dishonored 2, but it retains the same brilliant...

  • News Swipe Some Small PS4 Games for Less Than €5 in Yet Another EU PlayStation Store Sale

    Plus: A new deal of the week and a big Ubisoft sale

    This is starting to get silly. Sony’s latest sale, which runs until the 20th September, has hit the European PlayStation Store just after the last, albeit less publicised, weekend offer. There’s a ton of titles going for less than €5, and there are some great games in the mix. Super Meat...

  • 13


    Review Absolver


    As we looked away from the screen to make some review notes, another player rounded the corner and started beating our motionless avatar. Not wanting to stand for such horseplay, we retaliated, which must have caught them by surprise, as it wasn’t long before they were on the ground, defeated. We revived the player and invited them to...

  • 12


    Review Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder

    Boulder dash

    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is one of those games that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn’t work. A sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages on PlayStation 3, this title is a blend of tower defence and physics-based racing/platforming, all under an aesthetic that immediately brings to mind Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations. If...

  • Soapbox Pixel Art Is Prolific, and That's Pretty Great

    Stephen loves modern gaming's diverse art styles

    Video games have been around for a while now. We’ve now reached a position where children who played, and were inspired by, games such as Pac-Man, DOOM, or Super Mario Bros are now making games of their own. Chris Davis, creator of The Escapists, puts it like this: “I also happen to be a big...

  • 84


    Review Sonic Mania

    To be this good takes AGES

    It still amazes us that SEGA would entrust its most famous creation to a group of fans. Should a team of enthusiasts really meddle with one of gaming’s greatest icons? It seems preposterous that anybody but the publisher itself should be allowed to develop the next Sonic the Hedgehog title. However, in this case, it...

  • 14


    Review Patapon Remastered


    Patapon Remastered shares some of its DNA with two other re-released, obscure Japanese games from Sony. Like PaRappa the Rapper, its gameplay boils down to following the beat of the catchy music, and its cutesy vector art style is similar to LocoRoco. It does plenty to set itself apart, however, with a rhythm/strategy combination...

  • 14


    Review Cars 3: Driven to Win

    Rocky road

    Pixar’s Cars movies are widely regarded as some of their weaker works, but they probably have the most straightforward path to gamification. Cars 3: Driven to Win is a simple arcade racer, featuring characters and locations from the films, and it’s almost exactly what you’d expect. However, the amount of variety and fun on offer...

  • News Sonic Mania Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order This Saturday

    Plus, hear a brand new track

    Remember a few weeks back when the vinyl soundtrack for Sonic Mania was announced? Well, the company producing said soundtrack, Data Discs, has updated the product listing on its site, providing a few more details as to how you can get your mitts on one. You'll be able to pre-order the album from Saturday, 22nd...

  • 17


    Review Micro Machines: World Series

    How the tiny have fallen

    It feels like Codemasters has been testing the water for a potential return of its much loved matchbox racing franchise. A few years ago we had Toybox Turbos on PlayStation 3, which was a Micro Machines  game in all but name, and a fairly good one at that. More recently, a Micro Machines mobile game popped up, and...

  • E3 2017 Check Out 11 Explosive Minutes of Matterfall Gameplay

    Looks like a blast

    Matterfall was given a very brief spotlight during Sony's pre-conference E3 show. The gameplay trailer shown off gave us a glimpse of what to expect from Housemarque's latest, but it perhaps didn't get across the structure of the game itself. In the video above, however, IGN speaks with associate producer Jari Hokkanen while...

  • E3 2017 PS4 Blast-'Em-Up Matterfall Looks Promising in New Gameplay Trailer

    Well, shoot

    Sony unveiled our first glimpse at Housemarque's latest arcade shooter, Matterfall, during its pre-conference showcase. As you'd expect, it looks fast paced, frenetic, and full of visual flair - your standard Housemarque fare, then. Check it out above. It seems that a key aspect of the gameplay will hinge around creating and destroying...

  • E3 2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Gets Its First Expansion Later This Year

    Entitled The Frozen Wilds

    Hungry for more Horizon: Zero Dawn? Well, you're in luck: Sony announced a new downloadable expansion named The Frozen Wilds, and it's out this year. The trailer doesn't exactly reveal much about the content, but it looks like it could feature new mysteries and unveil new answers. That mountain looks particularly ominous...

  • E3 2017 Surprise! Skyrim Announced For PlayStation VR

    Coming this November

    One of Bethesda's most beloved games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is heading to PlayStation VR. Take a look at the reveal trailer above. This is great news for those looking for bigger, more meaningful games on Sony's headset. What's more, it'll be available this November. Will you be dipping back into Skyrim for its VR...

  • E3 2017 Steep Gets an Official Winter Olympics Expansion Pack

    Snow news day

    Ubisoft's multiplayer winter sports title Steep had its first game expansion unveiled at the publisher's E3 2017 press conference, and it's all about the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Entitled 'Road to the Olympics', the expansion brings all new sports to the game, such as halfpipe, slalom, and ski cross to name a few. It's out in...

  • E3 2017 Ubisoft Debuts Far Cry 5 Gameplay in New Trailer

    Amazing grace

    After a somewhat controversial game reveal last month, Ubisoft has now treated us to the first gameplay trailer for Far Cry 5. In it, we see two players coordinating an ambush on the cultists as they terrorise some captors. A fully co-op campaign is a big feature of Far Cry 5, which Ubisoft is clearly keen to highlight. We also see...

  • E3 2017 The Crew 2 Looks Like an Automotive Playground on PS4

    Land, sea, and air

    Ubisoft has shown off a new cinematic trailer and the first gameplay of the sequel to its online multiplayer racing game, The Crew. It seems that they'll be upping the ante this time around, however, as you'll not only be competing on land, but also in the water and in the sky.  The gameplay teaser shows off a little of...

  • E3 2017 Ubisoft Announces Multiplayer Pirate Game, Skull & Bones

    Black flag

    Remember Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag? Remember how the best bit about it was navigating the high seas with your scurvy-laden crew, and getting into naval scraps for treasure? Well, Ubisoft Singapore does, and Skull & Bones is precisely that. The big difference, though, is that this new pirate adventure is set in a shared...

  • E3 2017 Devolver Digital's Tongue-in-Cheek Presser Is Well Worth a Watch

    Check a look

    Hot on the heels of Bethesda's E3 conference came Devolver Digital's segment on Twitch, where it promised a "ridiculous" show with "no game reveals". In all fairness, it delivered exactly that. The conference, put together by a company called Imagos Films, was no more than 15 minutes long, but was packed with satirical moments, such as...