Game Reviews

‘Welcome To Elk’ review: a weird and wonderful island adventure based on a collection of true stories

A pleasant surprise, as this initially quaint tale evolves into something complex and inter-textual

‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ review: a lovingly crafted package of Mario’s best adventures

After years in the Nintendo vault, some of the finest ‘Mario’ titles have finally made their way to modern consoles with a flourish

‘BPM: Bullets Per Minute’ review: an inventive rhythm FPS hybrid that’s also a hellish roguelike

Do the ‘Doom’ dance as you shoot, jump, dodge and reload to the beat

‘Hotshot Racing’ review: recapturing the rush of classic arcade racers

Retro visuals combined with smooth and tight mechanics to suit modern tastes

‘Marvel’s Avengers’ review: movie magic turns to dust thanks to uninspired grind

Fantastic storyline and well-realised characters are ultimately let down by the service game millstone around its neck

‘Control: AWE’ review: a mind-bending victory lap for one of this generation’s best games

Unravel Remedy Entertainments’ fascinating foundation for the future with an old friend in tow

‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’ review: a gnarly remaster bound to inspire a new generation of skaters

A classic extreme sports franchise makes a gracious return to current consoles to teach a new generation how to shred

‘Crusader Kings III’ review: a superb sequel that welcomes new players to the joys of grand strategy

In making grand strategy accessible, Paradox has brought hours of absurd joy to a whole new generation of gamers

‘Tell Me Why’ review: an ambitious premise let down by an ageing framework

Dontnod’s first game outside of the ‘Life Is Strange’ universe is led by brilliant characters but let down by its wider narrative

‘Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions’ review: an absolute joy, except for the football

A fun festival of arcade football that gets dragged down by the fundamentals
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