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Game review: FIFA 20
There are three certainties in life - death, taxes and EA Sports releasing a new version of FIFA every year.
Game review: Revisiting Final Fantasy VIII
This remaster mainly improves the blocky PSOne style graphics, and it adds cheats to make the game easier for new players.
Hands-on review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
How well did this trilogy age? Is the switch a good home for it? This is what I aim to find out.
Game review: Gears 5 features a lot of fun action
The story campaign is arguably the best of the series and it’s the longest of the franchise too.
Game review: Erica gets released on PS4
Erica starts off in a scary manner because one of the first things that happen in the game is the death of her father. The main goal of the game is to find out who shot her father and why. As you progress further into the game, you also find out what happened to her mother too.
Game review - The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
Sure you can try to save every character, although many of them can die early on too if you’re not good enough!
Game review: Control (PC)
Telekinetic abilities allow Jesse to send out a powerful melee blast, launch object into the air, evade attacks by moving quickly, make a shield from debris and even levitate.
Game review: Madden NFL 20 (Xbox One)
On the outside, American football is a bit like the bizarre offspring of rugby and a game of chess, where the pieces are huge refrigerator-sized men. If you think a game of rugby union is a bit stop-start, it's got nothing on NFL.
Game review - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
The game is designed to be played co-operatively, with each player controlling one of the sisters. You can play solo with an AI sister, but it’s pretty clear that the developers have not refined the game for Johnny-no-mates players.
Game review: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - the hardest Switch racing game
The difficulty provides hardcore gamers with a challenge that will keep them playing.
Game review: Super Mario Maker 2, The last 2D Mario game you need to buy
No matter which Super Mario game is your favourite, there is a way to create a level in that style.
Game review: Planet Coaster - Ghostbusters expansion (PC)
Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.
Game review: F1 2019 (PC)
The game models tyre wear, fuel efficiency and aerodynamics among other physical attributes of the cars. Expert players can tune cars with more efficient set-ups and even make adjustments on the fly - whilst racing.
Game review: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled races on all major platforms
The graphical differences are stunning because every character model has been redone and the levels look far better than they ever did on the humble PSone console.
Game review: My Friend Pedro (PC)
If Deadpool was a 2.5D shooter, it would be My Friend Pedro, with the banana Pedro being a surrogate for the Marvel madman’s internal monologue.
Game Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PC)
Elsweyr is this year’s major helping of new content, significantly more that than found in the steady stream of DLC that the players enjoy throughout the year.
Game Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC)
This is probably the best-looking Total War game, ever.
Games in review: The amazing versatility of Nintendo characters
Darren Price tales a look at Mario Tennis Aces and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.
PC game review: Observation
Observation casts players in the unusual role of the on-board space station AI, called S.A.M. As the game starts the AI is rebooting after an incident of some sort. There’s very little in the way of hints as to what to do. And this makes sense, as S.A.M.’s memory cores have been damaged.
Game review: Blood & Truth (PlayStation VR)
SIE London Studio releases VR action-movie inspired cockney crime caper, Blood & Truth for PlayStation VR. FutureFive’s Darren Price takes a butcher’s.
Game review: Rage 2 (PC)
The similarities between Mad Max and Rage 2 are very apparent. The overall setting and design aesthetic are clearly inspired, if not from the Mad Max game, from the Mad Max movies.
Hands-on PSVR preview: Blood & Truth
PlayStation VR fans who picked up a copy of VR Worlds with their headset will have had a taster of SIE London Studio’s Blood & Truth.
Game review: Mortal Kombat 11 packs a powerful punch
Mortal Kombat 11 feels much smoother and more responsive than every other MK video game I’ve ever played. I found it easier to execute combos and the overall fighting mechanics felt great. Not to mention it is fun to see the gory action of the Fatalities when you do them correctly.
Game review: Zombies roam the Earth in Days Gone
Unlike other post apocalyptic games like the Fallout series, the game actually looks pretty for the most part. You will see a lot of wildlife and vegetation blooming while the south end of the game is all cold and snowy.