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SpellbreakScore

Spellbreak

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Spellbreak is a great battle royale for casual players looking to have fun. The unique combat mechanics based around elements make for highly enjoyable gameplay."

Text: Ben Lyons
Wintermoor Tactics ClubScore

Wintermoor Tactics Club

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Wintermoor Tactics Club turned out to be one the most delightful indie titles I have played this year."

Text: Ben Lyons
Immortals: Fenyx Rising Hands-On Impressions

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Hands-On Impressions

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series X

Head to a land of myth and legend in Ubisoft Quebec's latest title, the deity formerly known as Gods & Monsters.

Text: Ben Lyons

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StrugglingScore

Struggling

Nintendo Switch / PC

"Struggling is a creepy, physics-based platformer designed to test the mental resolve of its subjects."

Text: Ben Lyons
GodhoodScore

Godhood

PC

"Godhood is fun. Having the power to create a religion in a way that suits you is great."

Text: Ben Lyons
BattletoadsScore

Battletoads

PC / Xbox One

"Battletoads might just end up being one of the best titles to come out of an Xbox Game Studio this year."

Text: Ben Lyons
Fight CrabScore

Fight Crab

Nintendo Switch / PC

"The design is brilliantly nostalgic, the combat is unique, and the world is so strange and wacky, sometimes it is difficult not to have a chuckle when you see a crab wielding a sawn-off."

Text: Ben Lyons
Necronator: Dead WrongScore

Necronator: Dead Wrong

PC

"Any fans of RTS, roguelites or card-builders would find this game a great bit of fun, and as for the less experienced, Necronator: Dead Wrong caters well to the uninitiated."

Text: Ben Lyons
Destroy All Humans!Score

Destroy All Humans!

PC / PS4 / Stadia / Xbox One

"It takes what made the 2005 original brilliant and updates it with modernised visuals and gameplay."

Text: Ben Lyons
Rocket ArenaScore

Rocket Arena

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Rocket Arena is a brilliant example on how simplicity can be great, and with its diverse cast of loveable, unique competitors, it's hard not to enjoy playing."

Text: Ben Lyons
DisintegrationScore

Disintegration

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"You can clearly feel the influence of Halo and, with a little refinement, Disintegration could grow to be outstanding."

Text: Ben Lyons
When Games Go the Extra Mile

When Games Go the Extra Mile

We take a look at the people, organisations and systems in place that enable gamers of all abilities to enjoy their hobby.

Text: Ben Lyons
ManeaterScore

Maneater

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Maneater takes the essence of GTA and channels it into a relentless ocean-based romp that somehow also manages to show the atrocious impact we humans have on our oceans."

Text: Ben Lyons
STATIONflowScore

STATIONflow

PC

"A solid strategy-simulation title with plenty of depth in its simple and easy to understand design."

Text: Ben Lyons
Over the AlpsScore

Over the Alps

iOS / PC

"The only drawback is the lack of replayability, but we think the fantastic adventure offered by the initial playthrough more than compensates for that."

Text: Ben Lyons
BloodrootsScore

Bloodroots

Nintendo Switch

"The story, art style and soundtrack bring to life the harsh western world it's set in, but the cream of the crop is the tight, fluid combat."

Text: Ben Lyons
Necronator: Dead Wrong

Necronator: Dead Wrong

PC

For an early access title with lots of coming, promised content, Necronator: Dead Wrong is a really fun, causal experience showing lots of future potential."

Text: Ben Lyons
KunaiScore

Kunai

Nintendo Switch / PC

"An enjoyable 2D Metroidvania that brings the way of the samurai into the digital era for a bizarre combat-focused experience."

Text: Ben Lyons
Remnant: From the AshesScore

Remnant: From the Ashes

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"The fluid gunplay, cooperative gameplay, variety of enemies, weapons and upgrades, and world generation all work together to keep things feeling fresh."

Text: Ben Lyons
Black Future '88Score

Black Future '88

Nintendo Switch / PC

"Black Future '88 is a challenging roguelike experience that offers lots of variety for fans of the genre to enjoy."

Text: Ben Lyons
Monkey King: Hero is BackScore

Monkey King: Hero is Back

PC / PS4

"Monkey King certainly looks the part, it's just a shame that the rest of the game doesn't quite measure up."

Text: Ben Lyons
Lonely Mountains: DownhillScore

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Mac / Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a tough bike racer that features a variety of challenges and relaxing, alluring levels."

Text: Ben Lyons
Los Angeles Guerrillas sign AquA

Los Angeles Guerrillas sign AquA

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

The LA based franchise is looking to add another player to its forming roster ahead of the beginning of the Call of Duty League next year.

Text: Ben Lyons
Paris Eternal resign six players

Paris Eternal resign six players

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

The Eternal is bringing back some fan-favourite players ahead of the homestand platform the 2020 Overwatch League season will be played over.

Text: Ben Lyons


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