Steep Review

I miss the extreme sports genre of gaming really badly. During the noughties, they came in droves and were largely incredible games – Tony Hawk’s, SSX, Aggressive Inline, Skate, Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX, Rolling, Jet Set Radio, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, Amped… I’m sure I’m still missing some out, but that is a list absolutely […]

Watch Dogs 2 Review

I seemed to be in a relative minority when it came to Watch Dogs – I absolutely adored it. Its shortcomings (predominantly its story and characters and how its marketing over-promised and over-hyped) were largely in areas I didn’t really mind shortcomings in, while the things it did well (mission structure, lively and engaging open […]

Batman: Arkham Knight Review

I must admit I’m a little bit blind when it comes to superhero games. I played the two excellent Spider-Man games on PlayStation 1, and had goes here and there of other games, but that was about it. I missed Batman: Arkham Asylum entirely, and only got its sequel, Arkham City, because I had preordered […]

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst Review

I loved Mirror’s Edge. A lot. But, seeing how the game failed in sales – how it was half price within a month. and a pittance within six, I’d written it off as one of those one-off experiences alongside Bully, Brutal Legend, Psychonauts, Sunset Overdrive and many of my other all time favourite games. So […]

Psychonauts Review

It’s a little saddening to see half-decent games underselling and disappearing off the face of the gaming planet. It’s even more saddening when the game in question isn’t half-decent, it’s astonishingly good. Psychonauts is one of these – an original, amazingly fun, varied platformer that was swept under the carpet while poor sequels jumped off […]