If you want to look for the first ever racing game, you’d have to travel back some 48 years to Atari’s space race. For those past 48 years gaming has brought racing fans an experience ever so closer to the real thing, and now in 2021, we might just have the closest one yet.
Perched high up on the cliff edge overlooking the enemy warehouse across the lake, target marked over 2000 metres away, I take aim, set the range of the scope, adjust to factor in wind direction, breath held, trigger pulled...missed. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is a stealth-based milsim, and is the 6th edition of a series that began all the way back in 2008. Contracts 2 follows a similar formula to its predecessors but it is certainly the most challenging, with sniper shots ranging almost as long as the game's title...
Excitement, joy, relief, fear, terror, these are but a brief summary of the rollercoaster of emotions that I experienced whilst playing Resident Evil Village, Capcom's 8th addition to one of the heavyweight series from the horror game genre. Ethan Winters embarks on another enthralling trip into one of the most sinister worlds in the franchise, coated in a beautiful sprawling map and fuelled by heart pounding gameplay that seeks to improve on the survival-based mechanics of its predecessor. Some thrilling boss battles, elaborate puzzles and too many jump scares to count really flesh out the environment, keeping you on your toes throughout the entirety of Ethan's decent into the twisted world of the Village.
Admittedly, I've had multiple failed attempts at getting into skateboarding whilst growing up, me and my Star Wars themed board were never fit for the big leagues. Whilst I could never live up to the pros in real life, I fondly remember feeling like the man himself playing the Tony Hawk series back in the early 2000s, and now some 20 years later, they're back. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is a complete remaster of the original two titles packed into one game with all of the original maps and game modes with some new additions for good measure. It's a mix of old world meets new with similar gameplay and design that feels like a blast to the past, draped in state of the art graphics thanks to the new next gen update. It brings a new lease of life to a cult classic of the PS2 era, and whether you're a seasoned veteran of the originals or new to the series, there's a whole lot of fun to be had.
I can safely say that for a long time my biggest childhood fantasy was to pilot an X-wing from Star Wars, ever since first watching the mesmerising battle for the Death Star I'd dreamt to be able to play a Star Wars space combat game, and some years later, EA answered the call. Star Wars: Squadrons is exactly that, a fully fledged space combat game which is the new addition to EA's growing arsenal of titles for the franchise. It offers fast paced combat and beautiful visuals that at times really do make you feel like you're right there in the cockpit and it is a truly amazing feeling, but a pretty lacklustre campaign and slow paced gameplay bring the experience down to earth.
Over the years Razer has established itself as one of the most iconic brands in the gaming world, leading the way in PC peripherals and accessories. More often than not you will see a Razer headset ranking highly in the various 'best of' lists on the internet; whilst they usually sit at a higher price... Continue Reading →
Destruction AllStars is a brand new Playstation 5 Exclusive, free to download on Sony's PS Plus service. It's an exciting new vehicular combat game that boils down to a combination of Overwatch, Rocket League and Wreckfest packed into one colourful title. This template feels fresh and great fun to play, but it also raises questions of whether it will get very old very quickly, or if it will stand the test of time.
Days Gone is a post-apocalyptic open world game that merges two classic genres into one, the themes of zombie survival and action-adventure come together to provide an exciting, vastly interactive world with some truly thrilling moments. At times however, those highs are brought down by somewhat one dimensional characters and repetitive side missions.