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Dishonored 2 review
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Dishonored 2 review

[Reviewed on PS4] Dishonored 2 is a game that seduces you with its giddying spectrum of possibilities. Moving through its world, you might spot a route that can take you onto the rooftops to stalk silently above patrolling guards. Another could take you through the basement of an abandoned building...

Rez Infinite review
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Rez Infinite review

It feels like somewhat of a bad omen – or at least some kind of cruel joke – to see a new piece of technology launch with an updated version of a game that first released on the ill-fated Dreamcast  – in a starring role no less. However, the dark...

Thumper review
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Thumper review

Most rhythm-action games look to ease players in and ensure accessibility by offering easier charts and no-fail modes for those not ready to face Hard or Expert-tier difficulty levels. Thumper is not most rhythm-action games. It’s relentless, ruthless and uncompromising, its blistering pace, myriad hazards and undulating courses all deviously...

Skylanders: Imaginators review
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Skylanders: Imaginators review

[Reviewed on PS4] Skylanders has quietly become one of the most dependable series in the industry. For kids, it’s the gateway game, a twist on the classic Diablo formula that presents itself with a smile instead of a snarl. For parents, well, they can once again depend on it being...

Football Manager 2017 review
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Football Manager 2017 review

As is to be expected at this point, buying Football Manager 2017 represents you essentially taking on a full-time job for no pay, let alone annual leave or other benefits. If you happen to have a job already or be in full-time education, sacrifices are going to have to be...

Dragon Quest Builders review
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Dragon Quest Builders review

Some of us can’t just open a box of Lego and build a masterpiece, and the things we do build are often an incoherent mess. Sometimes we need blueprints, direction and sometimes we just want to be told how to build the Millennium Falcon. The same problem can translate to...

Batman: Arkham VR review
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Batman: Arkham VR review

Batman: Arkham VR truly represents the very best and worst virtual reality has to offer – its promise and potential, the restrictions and subsequent resentment that soon follows. But as Rocksteady’s masterful creation so readily and ably demonstrates, VR can act as a gateway to another world; confidently blurring our...

Driveclub VR review
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Driveclub VR review

Coming off the back of the beautiful visuals and crisp, clean image quality of the original game, the sacrifices that have had to be made to get Driveclub VR running at triple the frame rate are both glaring and jarring. It’s all well and good being able to look around...