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6.5

Good

Empyrion – Galactic Survival

According to the description, Empyrion is a 3D open world, a space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets; build, explore, and fight in a hostile galaxy. What they don’t tell you is at the beginning there is a lot more non-survival than survival. The story goes like this: E...

7

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Push Me Pull You

“Argh,” I think as I watch the game trailer, “I can’t look away.” My brain doesn’t quite know what to make of the images on screen. Pink sausage shaped bodies writhe and twirl around each other. On each end of the bodies is a human head, in a similar vein to CatDog. And y...

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds

PUBG, as it is known to many (variously rendered, but I call it “pub-g”), is an MMO battle royale style game. The goal is to be the last player/duo/squad to survive being killed by other players, or an ever-decreasing circle of murderous electricity (we call it “the blue”, or “the blue circle”). It is other...

7

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LocoRoco Remastered

In eye-bleeding colours and unrelenting song that will either have you really annoyed or singing along, LocoRoco Remastered is now on PS4! So what is a “LocoRoco”? It’s a round jelly-like creature that has the ability to roll, jump and split or merge itself. Apparently it also really cares...

9

Flippin' great

Rise of the Tomb Raider

I’ve scrapped so many drafts for this review, but I really want to give Rise of the Tomb Raider the justice it deserves. It’s a spectacular game. It has a well-written story played by outstanding actors set in an open world that isn’t needlessly filled with pointless sidequests. There are ...

7.5

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

In absolutely everything it does, this game reminds me of Mass Effect. It feels like Mass Effect. From the awkward character movement to the hours spent talking to all the NPCs, Mass Effect Andromeda is definitely Mass Effect. As I expected when I first opened the game, half the time I spent playing was tal...

9

Flippin' great

Styx: Shards of Darkness

When it comes to a stealth game, Cyanide Studios has put together a combination of elements that from the get-go feels surprisingly intuitive and believable. In this follow-up from the first Styx game you play a smart-mouthed goblin assassin who has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to getting what h...

6

Good

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

The latest instalment to the Ghost Recon series, Wildlands takes the classic tactical shooter and throws it into a massive (really massive) open world. After a single American agent is captured and tortured, the Ghosts are sent in to take down a big drug cartel in Bolivia. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not ...

8

Great

For Honor

For Honor is the totally historically accurate tale of Knights versus Vikings versus Samurai. It’s a “complicated hack-and-slash” where the tactical mind is not only needed in your approach to a group of enemies but also in the middle of the fight. So don’t go into this game thinking it’s gonna be a cake-wa...

5 Things for Gamers that aren’t Games

You’re probably wondering why you’d spend your free time doing anything else other than gaming. Okay, even if your Steam library is already full of games that you purchased for $3 and never played, here are some daring new ventures that may have you putting that controller aside for just that bi...

8

Great

Orwell

How much can you know about a person from their social media posts? What about their phone calls and their bank records? Can you tell if someone has a violent personality? Can you tell if they’re a killer? These are the kind of questions developer Osmotic Studios makes you think about while playing their dy...

6

Good

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution

Despite innuendos in the trailer about male chickens and how much harder they could be the second time around, I was relieved to find that Rocketbirds 2 followed the similar innocent style that I’d enjoyed in Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. Rocketbirds 2 is a return to the classic side-scrolling plat...

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