Game Reviews

‘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

‘Wasteland 3’ review: a solid if unremarkable, combat-heavy RPG

An irradiated heap of wacky, post-apocalyptic tales that shouldn’t be taken too seriously

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ PSVR review: movie magic from the comfort of your own home

Previously an Oculus exclusive, ‘Vader Immortal’ finds a comfortable home on Sony’s virtual reality platform

‘Mortal Shell’ review: a compact action RPG that’s often overly familiar

A handful of clever ideas aren’t enough for this dark adventure to forge a memorable identity
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