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Evil West (Xbox Series X) – Review

Evil West, by Flying Wild Hog, the developer best known for the Shadow Warrior series, is a third-person brawler style game set in a 19th-century supernatural steampunk-inspired version of the United States which is under attack by a vampire threat known as the “Sanguisuge.” You play the role of Jesse

5.5

Miraculous: Rise Of The Sphinx – Review

Published by GameMill Entertainment and developed by Magic Pockets, Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx is the latest video game adaptation based on the popular French animated children’s show, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. The show debuted in 2015 and has been going strong ever since, with more than

8

Somerville (Xbox Series X) – Review

Mystery. An air of mystery goes a long way for me in a game. There is something about diving into the unknown to solve mysteries with great consequences and winding trials. ‘Somerville’ developed by JumpShip, while dark and mysterious, answers none of my lingering questions at its conclusion. Without giving

9

Goat Simulator 3 – Review

Baa, baaa. BAAAAA!!! Oh, sorry, I forgot I’m not actually a goat. These simulators aren’t always the most realistic, but this one sure is a lot of fun and easy to get lost in for hours on end. Developed by Coffee Stain North, Goat Simulator 3, AKA the 2nd one…

8

Pentiment (Xbox Series X) – Review

Pentiment is the upcoming title from Microsoft and Obsidian Entertainment and is a historical narrative adventure game. Players will find themselves engaged with the story and hooked on the characters they will meet as they play. Coming November 15th, It will be available through the Steam store, as well as

8

Them’s Fightin’ Herds – Review

Them’s Fightin Herds, by Mane 6, Inc. is the biggest ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ game I have played all year, and I loved it. Masking itself as a cutesy animal adventure, and it somewhat is, this is, in fact, a fighting title that certainly brings the heat.

7

Cobra Kai 2: Dojos Rising – Review

Flux Game Studio has, for the second time, brought back a family-known name with Cobra Kai 2: Dojo’s Rising. This is the second game released with this title, the first being Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, back in 2020 from the same developer. It’s based on the characters

9

Sonic Frontiers – Review

Since 1991, everyone’s favourite hedgehog has been cruising around at the speed of sound across SEGA’s entire console history, all the way to modern consoles. Taking over for ‘Alex Kidd’, Sonic has been the face of SEGA and a pop culture icon for over 30 years. His early games made

7.5

The Chant (Xbox Series X) – Review

First-time developers, Brass Token, are a small team with a big dream, and with publishers, Prime Matter and Plaion backing them, they have released their first title, The Chant. This third-person, horror-action-adventure game sets to test your mental fortitude when it comes to surviving on an isolated island when things

6.5

Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova – Review

Inviting a younger audience into such a large franchise with a game is always good, and Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova is just that, so welcome to the Star Trek universe, little ones, but hey, that’s not to discourage older fans. You might just find something in this game for you

9

NHL 23 – Review

EA has brought us another year of hockey, with NHL 23 being the latest installment of the series and another of their yearly releases. There have been some notable changes in this year’s title, with EA utilising the power of the current generation of consoles and moving to the Frostbite

9

Dakar Desert Rally – Review

Arguably one of the world’s best-known rally raid events has returned to consoles for the latest in titles with Dakar: Desert Rally. These games have come a long way since the first game back in 2001 which was titled Paris-Dakar Rally. Developers, Bigmoon Entertainment, and publishers, Saber Interactive, have brought

7

Gotham Knights – Review

I think it’s safe to say, and many would agree, that the Batman: Arkham series, by Rocksteady, set the bar pretty high with its storytelling and gameplay mechanics. So when Warner Bros announced Gotham Knights, developed by WB Games Montreal, I was pretty excited to see what they had in

7

Dragonball: The Breakers – Review

There are many generation-defining moments in pop culture, and a universal moment in history was seeing Goku turn Super Saiyan for the first time. The lead-up to this very moment was following the ultimate bad guy at the time, Frieza, as he terrorised the people of Namek. The fear that

8.5

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Review

Developed by Absodo Studio, ‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’ embarks on an emotional and heartrending journey into a brutal, plague-ridden, and breathtaking world as you discover what it takes to save those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south,

Street Fighter 6 (Closed BETA Test) – Preview

The legendary series that has helped define a genre since 1987, the Street Fighter series has always remained one of the premier fighting games at arcades around the world, home consoles, and Esports tournaments, even branching out into various other media including comics, cartoons, movies, action figures and more. The

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No More Heroes III – Review

Travis Touchdown, the loser with a love for magical girl anime, pro wrestling, and all things pop culture, is back with his latest adventure of wild and epic proportions, No More Heroes III, published by Xseed Games, and developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. Originally released in 2021 exclusively on Nintendo Switch,

Wild Hearts (Hands-On) – Preview

The EA originals program, which branches out and collaborates with developers who are set to deliver unique experiences, has EA teaming up with veterans of the industries, Koei Tecmo. Wild Hearts has been revealed with a closed preview attached, and MKAU was lucky enough to be a part of it.

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Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo – Review

Alfred Hitchcock has gone down in history as one of the best suspense and thriller movie makers of all time, with classics such as The Birds and Psycho. In 1958, Hitchcock created the movie Vertigo, and the game, developed by Pendulo Studios and published by Microids, borrows its inspiration, sharing

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