Reviews

WWE 2K Battlegrounds can be fun on a very casual level for a short amount of time if you’ve got a group of friends to play with, and it’s not quite a disaster on the level of WWE 2K20, but it is nonetheless another in a growing series of misses for WWE video games. Reviewed
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Hades is a one-of-a-kind experience that sets the bar for fully utilizing the medium of video games that should be experienced by all — if they’re up to the challenge. Review on PC by Nick Limon. Also available on Nintendo Switch.
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IGN reviews 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim the latest game from Japanese developer Vanillaware. Unlike previous Vanillaware titles, 13 Sentinels is a story-focused sci-fi adventure starring teenage mech pilots as they fight giant monsters. #ign
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Marvel’s Avengers reviewed on PlayStation 4 Pro by Tom Marks, also available on Xbox One and PC. Marvel’s Avengers has a fun and endearing superhero campaign, but it’s tied to a loot-based endgame that’s repetitive and unrewarding. There’s a nugget of something cool here that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix could foster with updates in
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is such a tremendous turnaround from 2015’s disastrously dismal Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 that it’s difficult to believe they share even a shred of DNA. The accessible yet tricky skating is earnest
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia. “Despite its genuinely breathtaking scenery and interesting castaway premise, Windbound is ultimately a let down. Neither compelling as a survival simulation nor captivating as a story-based experience, Windbound is fundamentally all at sea and should be
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Control: AWE Expansion reviewed by Simon Cardy on PS4 Pro. Also available on Xbox One and PC. Control’s AWE expansion is an enjoyable few hours back in the world of the Bureau, but more importantly a great first step into Remedy’s Connected Universe.
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Madden NFL 21 reviewed by David Jagneaux on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. “Madden NFL 21 is a great example of why competition breeding innovation is a good thing. Without a comparable NFL experience on the market, EA has allowed its marquee sports franchise to fall behind in almost
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Wasteland 3 reviewed on PC by Leif Johnson. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Wasteland 3 doesn’t add much to the tactical RPG formula, but its impressive freedom of choice, its dark and rough humor, and its satisfying combat make it one of the more memorable entries in the genre to date. Its
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Tell Me Why reviewed by Janet Garcia on Xbox One. Also available on PC. “Tell Me Why’s well-written dialogue, mundane yet charming exploration, and whimsical fairy tale angle makes digging into the town of Delos Crossing a good story with decent puzzles. It’s just that the low-stakes decisions and an underwhelming mystery plot left me
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Impossible to recommend to fans of Project CARS 2, Project CARS 3 is a total 180 for the series. It’s easy to pick up and play and the racing here is robust enough for some casual thrills and spills, but ultimately
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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time reviewed by Alex Santa Maria on Xbox One. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. “Even if you’re not a Samurai Jack superfan, Battle Through Time may be worth a playthrough just for the refresher course in how action games used to work and how vital that style can still
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. “PGA Tour 2K21 is the most flexible and enjoyable golf game since EA’s Tiger Woods series was at its peak. While its career mode could have done with some spit and polish to its presentation and
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Battletoads reviewed by Terence Wiggins on Xbox One. Also available on PC. “?After more than a quarter of a century in limbo, this new iteration of the legendarily difficult Battletoads takes everything that made the NES original memorable and reworks it into a friendlier, funnier beat ’em up. Entertaining characters with a great visual style,
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Mortal Shell reviewed by Leif Johnson on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Mortal Shell isn’t as rich and complex as post-Souls games like Bloodborne or Sekiro, but it does make you work for victories and learn from your mistakes. It’s a beautifully dark adventure, and thanks to its clever body-swapping mechanic
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Microsoft Flight Simulator reviewed on PC by Seth G. Macy. “Microsoft Flight Simulator is legitimately incredible. It’s difficult to fully describe how amazing it feels to jump into a plane and fly to and from literally any place in the entire world. The base game’s 20 included aircraft feel like more than enough for even
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EA Sports UFC 4 doesn’t rock the boat all that much, but its reworked clinch system and new grapple assist feature are welcome changes, along with a tighter career mode that does a better job of teaching the basics of MMA. Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on Xbox One #ign
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A Total War Saga: Troy reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC. It may not be up to the grandeur of Three Kingdoms or Warhammer 2, but A Total War Saga: Troy is a significant step up from the previous Saga game, Thrones of Britannia. Troy is simply dripping with style and offers exciting, diverse campaign
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “With the petrolhead pedigree of Slightly Mad Studios, I expected far, far better of Fast & Furious Crossroads. There are certainly glimpses of a game that respects the film franchise as much as fans do, with a well-curated vehicle roster, some
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