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The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening review: Nintendo at its very best
5.0 stars The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening review: Nintendo at its very best By Steve Boxer

A lovingly re-crafted romake of the 25-year-old Game Boy / SNES original, Link's Awakening is a sublime slice of Zelda gameplay for the Switch.... Read more

The Outer Worlds review: Better than Fallout 4?
5.0 stars The Outer Worlds review: Better than Fallout 4? By Steve Boxer

Obsidian crafts a beautiful sci-fi world, with perfectly pared-down action-RPG elements, in what is the surprise hit game of 2019. It's sublime.... Read more

Upcoming PC games: The best new games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Upcoming PC games: The best new games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Adrian Willings

Updated Upcoming new PC games to get excited about exclusives, incoming releases and the best games to look for on Steam, Epic and more. Trailers included. Read more

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep review: A glimpse of what Destiny 3 will deliver
4.0 stars Destiny 2 Shadowkeep review: A glimpse of what Destiny 3 will deliver By Steve Boxer

Under publisher Bungie's command, Shadowkeep shows how the persistently online shooter is panning out ahead of Destiny 3.... Read more

FIFA 20 review: King of the streets
4.5 stars FIFA 20 review: King of the streets By Rik Henderson

After numerous bug fixes we're now getting the FIFA 20 we should have had. But the next big question is whether that's enough?... Read more

Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time
Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time By Stuart Miles

Luigi's lead role comes to the Switch for the first time, bringing fun on the big screen or when on-the-go. Is it a spooky must-have for your Switch?... Read more

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun By Stuart Miles

Nintendo wants to get you off the sofa and exercising - again... Read more

Nintendo Switch Lite review: Practically perfect in every way
5.0 stars Nintendo Switch Lite review: Practically perfect in every way By Rik Henderson

A cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch was always on the cards. Now that it's here, is it worth considering over the fully featured sibling?... Read more

Borderlands 3 review: Bigger, badder and bloody... funny
4.5 stars Borderlands 3 review: Bigger, badder and bloody... funny By Rik Henderson

Borderlands 3 is a funny and frenetic FPS that more than impresses even without a PVP mode. It also does so without purchasable loot boxes. Hurrah!... Read more

Sega Mega Drive Mini review: Welcome back, our dear old friend
5.0 stars Sega Mega Drive Mini review: Welcome back, our dear old friend By Rik Henderson

The mini console boom continues with Sega's first effort and, thanks to the benefit of hindsight, we can safely say it's the best of the genre.... Read more

Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear
4.5 stars Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear By Rik Henderson

A new protagonist, open-world sections and a heart rarely found in a Gears game, could this be the best yet?... Read more

Control review: Gloriously bonkers paranormal action
4.0 stars Control review: Gloriously bonkers paranormal action By Steve Boxer

This isn't your average third-person shooter. Instead it's the most gloriously bonkers paranormal action imaginable.... Read more

Zombie Army 4 Dead War initial review: Abracadaver
Zombie Army 4 Dead War initial review: Abracadaver By Rik Henderson

Find out what we think about Rebellion's latest Zombie Army game from our Gamescom hands-on demo.... Read more

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 initial review: What's different?
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 initial review: What's different? By Rik Henderson

We got to play with the new pro-standard controller at Gamescom to find out if it feels or behaves any differently to the first-generation model.... Read more

Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet?
Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet? By Rik Henderson

Quakecon Europe may have been largely Quake-free, but we savoured the opportunity to play an hour of Doom Eternal. These are our initial thoughts.... Read more

F1 2019 review: Overtaking as the series' best yet
5.0 stars F1 2019 review: Overtaking as the series' best yet By Steve Boxer

The annual update for the Formula One videogame really is the best implementation we've ever played. Here's why:... Read more

Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release
Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release By Rik Henderson

We got the chance to play with Project xCloud long before the public beta and this is what we think about the potential of the cloud gaming platform.... Read more

Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console
4.0 stars Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console By Rik Henderson

The Switch is a revolutionary console, bridging the gap between TV and portable play. Its exclusive Mario and Zelda titles make it extra special too.... Read more

Xbox One S review: Entertainment for the whole family
4.0 stars Xbox One S review: Entertainment for the whole family By Rik Henderson

The entertainment centre for the whole family: whether 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Netflix/Amazon support, or access to a raft of games, it's all here.... Read more

Xbox One X review: 4K HDR console gaming doesn't get better than this
4.5 stars Xbox One X review: 4K HDR console gaming doesn't get better than this By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is a pricey package but is by far and away the most capable 4K games console around. Until Project Scarlett becomes a reality anyway.... Read more

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 still thrills
4.0 stars Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 still thrills By Rik Henderson

The slimmed-down update to the original PS4 is affordable and a great entry point into Sony's exclusive games and third-party ones too.... Read more

Samurai Shodown review: Arcade classic gets 21st century makeover
4.0 stars Samurai Shodown review: Arcade classic gets 21st century makeover By Steve Boxer

The 1993 SNK classic is reborn for 2019, bringing a total revamp to the graphics. Is it worth investing your time in if you love beat-em-ups?... Read more

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition review: Digital delight or slipped disc?
4.0 stars Xbox One S All-Digital Edition review: Digital delight or slipped disc? By Rik Henderson

Switching to digital-only makes sense when Xbox is moving towards an online future, but is the disc-free console cheap enough to justify the move?... Read more

Cricket 19 review: Batting fun... with a huge catch
3.0 stars Cricket 19 review: Batting fun... with a huge catch By Steve Boxer

With the Cricket World Cup and Ashes series upon us in 2019, it's time for a new cricket video game. Which is great, except for one huge catch...... Read more

Yoshi's Crafted World review: More than just a fluff piece
4.0 stars Yoshi's Crafted World review: More than just a fluff piece By Mike Lowe

The Switch exclusive is a side-crolling platformer that can be played forwards and backwards. But is it just for kids or does it have wider appeal?... Read more

Days Gone review: The beginning of an essential new PlayStation franchise?
4.0 stars Days Gone review: The beginning of an essential new PlayStation franchise? By Rik Henderson

Is Days Gone the game that showed so much promise on its E3 debut in 2016? Or has its ambition been snuffed out?... Read more

The Division 2 review: All about that endgame
4.0 stars The Division 2 review: All about that endgame By Steve Boxer

The sequel to the games-as-service original is back and well crafted from the off. A great multi-player and open-ended finale spell a bright future.... Read more

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite initial review: You're a wizard, Chris
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite initial review: You're a wizard, Chris By Chris Hall

Blending the magical realm with the real, you have to save the world from the Calamity in the latest AR game from Niantic... Read more

Devil May Cry 5 review: Focused and spectacular
5.0 stars Devil May Cry 5 review: Focused and spectacular By Steve Boxer

It's been over 10 years since DMC's last true outing, with DMC5 a true return to form for the series.... Read more

Far Cry New Dawn review: What comes after the nuclear storm?
4.0 stars Far Cry New Dawn review: What comes after the nuclear storm? By Steve Boxer

You might want to call it Far Cry 5.5 - but New Dawn's colourful reimagination of its predecessor is a lot of fun if you give it enough time.... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime?
5.0 stars Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime? By Rik Henderson

We’re throwing our two pennies worth into the large brimmed hat and giving you our perspective on one of the best games of the last 12 months.... Read more

Metro Exodus review: All aboard the superb single-player shooter
4.0 stars Metro Exodus review: All aboard the superb single-player shooter By Steve Boxer

The third instalment in the single-player shooter series, Exodus adds great weapons customisation without losing its thought-provoking appeal.... Read more

Resident Evil 2 review: An object lesson in how to remake a seminal game
5.0 stars Resident Evil 2 review: An object lesson in how to remake a seminal game By Steve Boxer

The 2019 remake of the 1998 classic horror game isn't just a quick re-rub, it's a total reimagination that's an exceptional horror title.... Read more

Just Cause 4 review: The master of mindless destruction
4.0 stars Just Cause 4 review: The master of mindless destruction By Adrian Willings

Sandbox fun with repetitive missions full of mass destruction like no other. It's mindless rather than high-brow - but sometimes that's just perfect.... Read more

Fallout 76 review: What's all the fuss about?
3.0 stars Fallout 76 review: What's all the fuss about? By Lucy Orr

The wasteland evolves into a massive multiplayer online game, but it's not got the narrative to feel like a Fallout title, plus there are lots of bugs... Read more

PlayStation Classic review: Fun-filled 90s party but with a few no-shows
3.5 stars PlayStation Classic review: Fun-filled 90s party but with a few no-shows By Rik Henderson

A splendid slice of mid-90s gaming fun that comes with a great selection of games. There are notable absentees in the games list, however.... Read more

Battlefield V review: A state of the art WWII shooter – but it's not all there yet
4.0 stars Battlefield V review: A state of the art WWII shooter – but it's not all there yet By Steve Boxer

An epic WWII first-person shooter that impresses by its storytelling, yet which lacks parts of the game which we won't see untiul March 2019...... Read more

Hitman 2 review: An utterly sublime stealth game
5.0 stars Hitman 2 review: An utterly sublime stealth game By Adrian Willings

Agent 47 returns for another brilliant outing of assassination, fun and frolics all across the world.... Read more

Pokémon: Let's Go review: An epic Nintendo Switch adventure
4.0 stars Pokémon: Let's Go review: An epic Nintendo Switch adventure By Lucy Orr

Available in Pikachu and Eevee forms, the Nintendo Switch's epic Pokemon RPG is compatible with the Poke Ball Plus controller and can be co-op played.... Read more

Starlink Battle For Atlas review: Toys to space
4.0 stars Starlink Battle For Atlas review: Toys to space By Andy Robertson

A surprising and welcome return to toys-for-life. Starlink doesn't try to rip you off, while its space theme is a lot of fun.... Read more

FIFA 19 review: Journey's end
4.0 stars FIFA 19 review: Journey's end By Rik Henderson

FIFA 19 is the result of years of tweaking and is therefore the best in the series yet, without being particularly groundbreaking.... Read more

Assassin's Creed Odyssey review: Sparta-cular
5.0 stars Assassin's Creed Odyssey review: Sparta-cular By Rik Henderson

The biggest game in the AC franchise and the most in-depth yet. Find out why we love it so much.... Read more

Super Mario Party review: Proving the Switch is the best party console
4.0 stars Super Mario Party review: Proving the Switch is the best party console By Steve Boxer

The perfect family game? Super Mario Party revamps the board game-based formula with mini-games and fun antics to keep the formula feeling fresh.... Read more

Forza Horizon 4 review: Best racing game ever?
5.0 stars Forza Horizon 4 review: Best racing game ever? By Rik Henderson

Moving the Forza Horizon series to the UK is a masterstroke, offering more varied terrain and driving conditions than ever before.... Read more

Starlink Battle for Atlas: Playing toys to life with a real-life astronaut
Starlink Battle for Atlas: Playing toys to life with a real-life astronaut By Andy Robertson

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a rip-roaring space adventure game for all ages. We play it with a real-life astronaut to see what it's all about... Read more

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game
5.0 stars PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game By Chris Hall

The definitive battle royale game, reviewed. Here's why it's at the pinnacle of mobile gaming.... Read more

Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Stealthy finale for Lara Croft trilogy
4.5 stars Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Stealthy finale for Lara Croft trilogy By Rik Henderson

The third part of the modern Tomb Raider trilogy brings a stealthier play-style than the two before, with Lara's bow and sleuthing tactics imperative.... Read more

Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 review: Catches thieves just like flies
4.5 stars Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 review: Catches thieves just like flies By Rik Henderson

PlayStation’s biggest PS4 exclusive since God of War is finally here and it’s every bit the game we’d hoped for.... Read more

F1 2018 review: Top of the podium
4.0 stars F1 2018 review: Top of the podium By Steve Boxer

The most life-like F1 game ever, with updated role-play, mechanics, multiplayer and all the accurate cars, drivers and teams represented.... Read more

Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet?
Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet? By Rik Henderson

The Spyro trilogy gets an amazing makeover for a new generation and we play several levels ahead of release.... Read more

Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead
Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead By Rik Henderson

Here's what we think of Destiny 2 Forsaken so far, based on playing the beginning of the story and Gambit multiplayer mode.... Read more

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