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Quadrilateral Cowboy review
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Quadrilateral Cowboy review

‘Camera4.off(3).’ You’ll transfer that command sheepishly from conscious thought to keyboard, wondering what in the hell you’ve gotten yourself into with Quadrilateral Cowboy. “Oh, here we go,” you’ll think, rolling your eyes. Because there you are staring at a blank, black screen – the likes of which you haven’t seen...

Overcooked review
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Overcooked review

[Reviewed on PS4] Let’s get this out of the way right at the start: Overcooked is one of the best couch co-op games ever made. You’ll laugh, scream and have one of the best nights it’s possible to have with a group of friends. Taking place in the delightful Onion...

Worms W.M.D review
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Worms W.M.D review

[Reviewed on PS4] Save for its odd venture into 3D, the Worms series has almost always stuck to its miniature guns and offered up a soil-scented, turn-based shindig that’s barely changed since the original Worms back in 1995. For most franchises this would be a problem, but Team17 knows exactly...

Abzû review
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Abzû review

[Reviewed on PS4] Plumbing the depths of Abzû’s mysterious ocean is, ironically enough, a breath of fresh air. There are no boss fights, no scampering between cover – instead it’s just you and the deep blue sea, and the experience is both relaxing and beautiful. Not that there aren’t any...

Pokémon Go review
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Pokémon Go review

[Reviewed on iPhone] Chances are you don’t need us to tell you that Pokémon Go has already captured the imaginations of millions of players. The crowds of zombies using their phones as 21st century divining rods to find fictional creatures and shouting about how they’ve found a Swirlfrog or a...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a mess of conflicting ideas and themes, of ageing mechanics and messy iteration. For better or worse, it is blindly beholden to many of the flaws that we can now identify games exhibited back in 2011; the success of Human Revolution casts a long shadow...

No Man’s Sky review
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No Man’s Sky review

[Reviewed on PS4] There’s a certain frontier spirit that’s required to fully enjoy No Man’s Sky. It’s easy enough to appreciate its technical accomplishments. You can step back and admire the incredible feat of engineering and conceptual design that it took for a relatively small team to make something so...

Fru review
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Fru review

Fru is a casualty of the Microsoft marketing machine, a distant reminder of what could have been. Had Kinect taken off in the way the publisher so feverently promised, Fru would be received as one of the smartest platformers of the generation, instead it’s the swan song of a maligned...