PC Reviews


Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review

True to its subheading, this updated version of Teleglitch will make you die.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Shadowrun Returns review

Well, chummer, this has been a long time coming. Not only is Shadowrun Returns – to my knowledge – the first major Kickstarted RPG to be released, but it’s also the first time we in the west have seen a proper Shadowrun game since 1994.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | 3

Metro: Last Light – Faction Pack DLC review

If nothing else, it’s hard to argue the price. Even if the Faction Pack was a set of entirely generic missions that did nothing new or even particularly interesting, there’d still be the nagging argument in the back of my head that it’s still giving you more Metro: Last Light – which is undeniably a good thing – for only £4.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jul 2013 | 3

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief – Chapter 1: The Eye of the Sphinx Review

Hercule Poirot gave the main speech at my university graduation. Not the more recognisable Poirot figure of David Suchet, but the late Peter Ustinov.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Jul 2013 | 2

Toki Tori 2+ Review

I’ve just coaxed my final golden frog into a suction tube and saved a village community of flightless birds.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

The Sims 3: Island Paradise review

Meet Kari Noble. She’s an athletic, friendly, punky type who loves water so much she would probably marry it if there were any chance that at least one religion wouldn’t deem it a mortal sin.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jul 2013 | 2

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

It’s been a long and bumpy road for Borderlands 2 DLC.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Jul 2013 | 2

Magrunner: Dark Pulse Review

Games development pretty much depends on derivation and iteration to survive.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2 Review

Company of Heroes 2 is exhausting.
Each and every mission is a back-and-forth struggle over disputed, crater-poked tracts of land, demanding the mental fortitude to keep track of multiple fronts.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jun 2013 | 1

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Expeditions: Conquistador Review

My first attempt at exploring Expedition: Conquistador’s 16th Century shores ended in absolute disaster.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Jun 2013 | 3

Stinky Board Review

We were born with eight fingers and two thumbs, but imagine if we had an extra hand.

By Paul Younger | 1 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review

The action-RPG is having a rather bountiful season at the moment.

By Peter Parrish | 30 May 2013 | 4

Grid 2 Review

Let’s start with a quiz: are you a car nut, dear reader?

By Tim McDonald | 28 May 2013 | 2

Sanctum 2 Review

Apologies for how late this review is. In my defence, there are three reasons for this: first, I wanted to play this thoroughly, which meant going through most of it both solo and with a co-op partner… who was all-too-regularly absent.

By Tim McDonald | 27 May 2013 | 1

Metro: Last Light Review

Hey, you. Yes, I’m talking directly to you, person who doesn’t read reviews but just looks at the score at the bottom, and I’m addressing you up here because there’s a chance you might actually see it before you scroll all the way down the page.

By Tim McDonald | 21 May 2013 | 2

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review

Outside of cut-scenes, nobody ever rides a horse in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

By Peter Parrish | 20 May 2013 | 6

Defiance Review

TRION and the Syfy channel had a vision. Imagine a TV show that would run in tandem with a game, where each would influence the other in terms of content and story.

By Paul Younger | 18 May 2013 | 1

Anomaly 2 Review

It’s an interesting week for fans of slightly unusual tower defence games because we’ve got two slightly unusual tower defence sequels.

By Tim McDonald | 15 May 2013 | Comments Off

StarDrive Review

Imagine trying to make a 4x strategy game like StarDrive on your own.

By Peter Parrish | 14 May 2013 | 4

Strike Suit Infinity Review

I quite enjoyed Strike Suit Zero. It had a few problems, but does the job in a genre that is crying out for more games.

By Paul Younger | 10 May 2013 | Comments Off

Zeno Clash II Review

When I played the first Zeno Clash, the world of Zenozoik felt like something out of a long lost 1980s fantasy film; unique, exciting and strange.

By Peter Parrish | 7 May 2013 | Comments Off

Star Trek Review

On Friday night, around the time I got my hands on Star Trek, I wound up cracking a tooth.

By Tim McDonald | 3 May 2013 | 1

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

In order to understand Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon you need to know that its creators went out of their way to license a song from the film Miami Connection, a production self-described as follows:
The year is 1987.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Apr 2013 | 8

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine Review

So a few weeks ago I finally got my hands on a new computer (yes, this does mean I’ll stop making jokes about my computer being powered by coal), and so naturally I’ve tried out all sorts of processor-scrambling stuff to put it through its paces.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Apr 2013 | 1

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Review

If Knife of Dunwall illustrates one thing, it’s that Dishonored‘s base mechanics work really, really well.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Apr 2013 | 1

Lords of Football Review

My star striker is a fat alcoholic, I’ve got a kleptomaniac defensive midfielder called ‘The Mummy’ and in my last match I was denied a winning goal by a ‘keeper called ‘The Flying Viking.’ Welcome to Lords of Football, where sporting matters are somewhat less serious than Football Manager.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Apr 2013 | 4

ShootMania Storm Review

Providing a definitive review of Nadeo’s ShootMania Storm is tricky for a couple of reasons.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

BioShock Infinite Review

BioShock Infinite is one of those ‘event’ games, where the pedigree of the developers, the ceaseless hype and the relative thematic boldness of its narrative can spin the unwary games writer into a critical daze and a few too many visits to the superlative drawer.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Apr 2013 | 1

Resident Evil 6 Review

I rather like Resident Evil 6. This has confused me and weirded me out more than you might expect.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Mar 2013 | 7

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Review

I thought Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 was going to teach me (in an abstract, videogame kinda way) about being a modern-day military sniper.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Mar 2013 | 1