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7.5

Final Vendetta – Review

Back in the 80s and 90s, the beat ’em up genre was one of the pioneers of the arcade scene, with classics such as Double Dragon, Final Fight, and Streets of Rage just to name a few. They brought something unique to the arcades where instead of people playing solo

3

Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover – Review

Not to be confused with the Chinese martial art popularised by Jackie Chan in the classic Drunken Master movies, Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover is the sequel to Drunken Fist, released in 2019, and published by EastAsiaSoft and developed by DEKLAZON. The original game was panned by critics for its

6

Oxide Room 104 (Xbox Series X) – Review

Developed by Wildsphere, Oxide Room 104 is a bone-chilling horror with escape room-style gameplay combined with action. Due to some bad decisions, Matthew has found himself at this terrifying motel. After waking up naked in the bathtub, you find yourself wounded and unsure as to what happened. You remember a

9

The Quarry (PC) – Review

The year was 1992. We had just purchased a new, powerful PC for the household. It was a 486DX2-66 with 8mb RAM, 540mb Hard Drive, and a dual-speed CD-ROM. It was on this PC that I got my first taste of an interactive FMV (Full Motion Video) game. The game

8

Kao The Kangaroo – Review

I think somewhere in our storied gaming history, every one of us grew up with a favorite gaming mascot. Some stand-outs would have to be Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Spyro, or Banjo Kazooie, while lesser, yet still formidable known heroes such as Gex or Croc, made a short but sweet appearance

9

Sniper Elite 5 – Review

Sniper Elite 5 is the latest installment from the team over at Rebellion. Set in Nazi-occupied France and taking place just before the events of D-Day, you once again play as Karl Fairburne, where he finds himself sneaking past the Atlantic Wall to rendezvous with the French Resistance. Sniper Elite

MultiVersus (Closed Alpha) – Preview

Since 1999, Nintendo has been the pioneer of 2D platform fighting games, and it started with the legendary Super Smash Bros series. Many other franchises have attempted to make their own crossover game using the same gameplay style, such as PlayStation, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and more, but none have come

Saints Row (Hands-Off) – Preview

We thought we’d seen the last of the 3rd Street Saints back in 2013, back when they had gained so much popularity that the boss had become the President of the United States, only to see the world destroyed by the alien Zin Empire. In a Matrix-like turn of events,

10

Road 96 (Xbox) – Review

Road 96 is a brilliant narrative adventure game, where you make the choices that impact the world as you meet amazing detailed characters with deep backstories that you will want to discover, created by Digixart this game is one well worth playing. We were previously treated to the Nintendo Switch

8

Winter Ember – Review

When I think of a good old fashion stealth game, I think of a hooded figure with a blade as sharp as his skill set. Throw them into a Victorian-esque world with a classic revenge tale with nothing left to lose and you will have painted the picture for Sky

Hello Neighbor 2 [BETA] – Preview

Set for release on the 6th of December and created by Eerie Guest Studios and Published by tinyBuild, Hello Neighbor 2 is a stealth survival game that has you breaking into a house to find keys and items to help progress. You play as a media reporter trying to discover

9

Crusader Kings III [Xbox Series X] – Review

Crusader Kings III, Developed by Paradox Development Studio, brings the beloved role-playing strategy game to console. Battle through the ages, conquer Kingdoms, rule the land, and create a legacy to be remembered through time. Do you have what it takes to be King? Choose a noble family from a number

9

MONARK (Playstation 5) – Review

Monark is a Japanese strategic Role-Playing Game first brought out in 2021 by the developers Lancarse, and it’s now out on Playstation 5 & Nintendo Switch. I was lucky enough to play this game on the PS5 and I have seen some other scores on this game, but for me,

8

Weird West – Review

The Wild West is one of those magical places that can meld with pretty much anything. There was a film in 2011 called Cowboys & Aliens, and I’ve been spending a lot of time watching a YouTuber by the name of Boylei Hobby Time, who is creating his own magnificent

7.5

Dodgeball Academia – Review

Now, ‘Dodgeball Academia’ by Pocket Trap and Ivan Freire is certainly one of the more unique games I have played in a while. Who would have thought a sports game and an RPG would have smashed together so fluidly? Not me, that’s for sure. You play as our hero, Otto,

9.5

Syberia: The World Before – Review

After a 5 year absence, the ‘Syberia’ gaming series returns to continue the story of protagonist Kate Walker, as she continues to hide the secrets of Syberia whilst avoiding her pursuers. Along the way, we are also introduced to a new side character, Dana Roze. GAMEPLAY Taking a swerve from

10

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Review

Its Bunkers and Badasses BAAAABYYYYYYYYYYY! Grab your character sheets, your d20, and let’s start lootin’ an’ shootin’! Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is FINALLY here, roughly 2.5 years after the release of Borderlands 3. Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, this next insane adventure, thought up by one equally

8.5

Kraken Academy!! – Review

Ah, High School, surviving those days was hard enough but after playing ‘Kraken Academy’ it really puts things in perspective. Developers ‘Happy Broccoli Games’ have created a very unique narrative-driven adventure that doesn’t seem to shy away from the wild side. Originally released on PC in 2021, this indie extravaganza

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Shredders – Review

FoamPunch is a small indie team with a big, snow-covered dream, and their affinity for snowboarding has inspired the new title, Shredders. Hitting Xbox game pass on day one, there won’t be a shortage of players ready to strap in and shred down the mountainsides. Available now on Xbox and

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Wife Quest – Review

I never thought I would be saying “Give me my husband back”, but here we are on a wife’s quest to get her hubby back from those rascally monster girls… Wife Quest, developed by Pippin Games, is a 2D retro-style platformer where you play as the cute and charismatic former

7.5

ELEX II – Review

A few years ago, one of my friends was telling me about this game he had discovered, a game that was so different from everything else he had played. It mixed a post-apocalyptic world with technology and magic, and a vast open-world to explore. You could collect items, forge them

9

The King Of Fighters XV – Review

The King of Fighters series by SNK was one of the pioneers of the arcade scene from the mid-’90s to the early 2000s, but the history of its characters goes back even further. The original game, King of Fighters ’94, brought together characters from SNK’s other fighting games, including 1991’s

7

Welcome To Elk – Review

WELCOME TO ELK! A mysterious island, filled with mysterious people who all have a story to tell, and way too much beer. Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure/visual storytelling game focusing on true stories told by characters based on real people. Developed and published by Triple Topping, this awesome

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