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Maneater – Review

Maneater is an open-world action-RPG (ShaRkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem to become the ultimate apex predator. Eat. Explore. Evolve. As you explore the large open world locations

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Mafia II: Definitive Edition – Review

Given its remarkable similarities with the Grand Theft Auto franchise, it’s a wonder why I hadn’t tried the Mafia series all those years ago when it was released. As we approach the 10th anniversary of Mafia II, games developer Hangar 13 have been working on something in secret, something many

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Tidal Shock (Early Access) – Review

As a kid growing up, I used to love diving in the sea or a swimming pool and having that weightlessness slowed down sensation that you feel whilst being underwater. How time seemingly slows down, all your actions are intensified and any underwater play fights are genuinely like you’re forever

8

Touhou Mechanical Scrollery – Review

To start this off, Touhou Mechanical Scrollery, or I like to say TMS, is the latest in Bullet hell mid-air hunting shoot-em-ups, and for those familiar with Tougou games, this is no exception. With its action RPG, an interesting storyline and graphically stunning gameplay, TMS really has the spirit of

8

Ion Fury – Review

Being a bit of an older gamer, I was around when first person shooters started making their way onto computers. The likes of Duke Nukem 3D, the very first DOOM title, Wolfenstein 3D, and my personal favourite, Redneck Rampage. These were the games that every aspiring gamer had in their

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Infinite: Beyond The Mind – Review

Infinite – Beyond The Mind is a little indie game developed by Emilie Coyo and published by Blowfish Studios and is a retro platformer with a futuristic flavor. The story follows two girls, Tanya & Olga, both connected by their magic powers, sharing a unique bond and abilities between one

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Someday You’ll Return – Review

In these last few years, one gaming genre that has made a valiant and triumphant return is that of First Person thriller/horror games. The genre usually revolves around you playing a protagonist who is being put in a drastic, most times dire, situation and your only options are to run,

8

Trials of Mana – Review

Trials of Mana is a 3D remake of the 1995 Japanese title, Seiken Densetsu 3, published and produced by Square Enix. This game is an Action RPG set in a fantasy world and follows the adventure of six heroes, with three main storylines to follow depending on who you choose

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Streets of Rage 4 – Review

Streets of Rage (known as Bare Knuckle in Japan) was one of the most recognised ‘Beat ‘Em Up’ games in the arcade scene, back in the 90‘s. Its simple but effective gameplay and iconic soundtrack helped it stand out from the rest and had a big influence in people buying

9

Obey Me – Review

‘Obey me’ developed by Error 404 Game Studios and published by Blowfish Studios is a game I was super stoked to see when it appeared in my inbox. It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of just about anything Blowfish Studios is attached to, so with that being said

10

Dreamscaper: Prologue – Review

To break the proverbial third wall here, I’m a huge fan of storytelling. If the action in movies or games is poor, but you have a good story, I’m hooked! Thankfully, the team at Afterburner Studio are in agreement with my fandom (plus the gameplay action is just as awesome!)

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One Piece: Pirate Warrior 4 – Review

One Piece: Pirate Warrior 4 is an action adventure hack and slash game, set in the same style as the Dynasty Warriors Franchise. Developed by Koei Tecmo Games and Omega Force, and published by Bandai Namco, One Piece follows Monkey D. Luffy, the Captain with the straw hat and ability

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Control: The Foundation Expansion – Review

‘The Foundation’ is the first expansion for Control, a third person action game based around the protagonist, Jesse Faden. Jesse arrives in New York looking for her brother who was taken by the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control when they were young, after weird events in their hometown. The Foundation

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Resident Evil: Resistance – Review

Most zombie based multiplayer games will have teams of players facing up against countless zombies, blasting away without worry for ammunition and simply trying to get from one safe room to another. One of my personal favourites was Left 4 Dead, pitting four players against a seemingly limitless supply of

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Bleeding Edge – Review

When a game keeps reminding you to stick together and work as a team, you down right listen because chances are you will get your ass handed to you over and over again. Not talking from any experience or anything, but sometimes relying on others to make smart choices in

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Langrisser I & II – Review

Langrisser 1&2 is a tactical turn-based RPG set in a fantasy world, created by Masaya Games. Langrisser 1 has you controlling the main protagonist, Prince Ledin, as he goes on an epic quest to recover the stolen legendary sword, Langrisser, that this family has been protecting. As well this, he

7

My Hero One’s Justice 2 – Review

Developed by Byking and published by Bandai Namco, My Hero One’s Justice 2 is a 3D, arena style, fighting game based on the highly successful manga and anime series, My Hero Academia (known in Japan as Boku no Hīrō Akademia). The sequel to My Hero One’s Justice brings back the

6

Dead or School – Review

‘Dead or School’ is an indie game developed and published by Studio Nanafushi with the help of Marvelous Inc. You play as Hisako, a teenage girl who is stuck underground with a few hundred survivors. A plague has swept across the world causing mutants to appear, resulting in a war

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Kana Quest – Review

Kana Quest has answered a question I didn’t even know I had, with a new way to embrace more of the Japanese culture and learn the language. Developed and published by Not Dead Design, this is a fun and uniquely animated way to learn how to read Hiragana and Katakana,

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Horizon Chase Turbo – Review

No stranger to racing games, I’m back with another review this time with ‘Horizon Chase Turbo’ developed and published by Brazilian Company, Aquiris Game Studio. Instantly I felt a wave of nostalgia wash over me (being a product of the 80’s) as I started this bad boy up. Now its

8

The Longing – Review

We’ve all experienced it before. A horrible feeling where you’re on your own and time seems to just drag on. Friends are busy with work or other priorities and we feel alone, a longing for company. If we can manage to keep ourselves occupied, we seem to not notice the

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened – Preview

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is the latest in the well loved series of the tower defence games by the same name. Developed and Published by Chromatic Games, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened brings new life to the tower defence genre with a modern uptake. implementing a fresh and clean look along for fans

World of Horror – Preview

It’s creepy, it’s kooky and it’s definitely all together spooky! I have braced myself to experience and endure this up and coming horror title and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint! GAMEPLAY WORLD OF HORROR is an upcoming horror, adventure hybrid game, heavily drawing influence from old point and

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Beautiful Desolation – Review

Beautiful Desolation is a top down, isometric adventure game created by ‘The Brotherhood’, a developer also known for games such as Stasis and CAYNE. I have to admit, this is my first exposure to The Brotherhood’s games, so I have no idea what to expect. Story The game opens with

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Run Kitty Run – Review

Run Kitty Run is an indie game published and developed by Confused Pigeon Studios and as the name of the game suggested, you are a kitty and you must run to escape the maze you are in. The only problem is dogs patrol the streets looking to rip you apart,

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Giraffe And Annika – Review

Giraffe and Annika is an adorable adventure, action and rhythm game published by PLAYISM and developed by Atelier Mimina. It is a beautiful 3D adventure game with a lovely Manga art style, while battle sequences will require players to be rhythmic and focus on their timing. Players will control Annika,

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Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate – Review

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is the updated version of Warriors Orochi 4, published by Koei Tecmo and developed by Omega Force. The Warriors Orochi series are crossover games that bring together characters from both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. The original Warriors Orochi 4 had a total of 170 playable

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Ash of Gods: Redemption – Review

Ash of Gods: Redemption is published by Whisper Games and developed by AurumDust. Now, given I’m not too big on tactical turn-based games, I was intrigued by the RPG-like elements and art style of this title, so let’s dive into my third review of the year, shall we? Ash of

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