After months of waiting, NBA 2K22 is here and it has left its predecessors in the dust. This year's iteration has established itself as the greatest basketball simulation game thanks to its superior realistic gameplay and renewed focus on rewarding smarter playstyles. The gameplay in NBA 2K takes it to the next level by keeping... Continue Reading →
RiMS Racing replicates the experience of racing on a motorcycle. Together with the game's tough bike riding mechanics and bike customization, RiMS Racing aims at providing a very realistic and fluid gameplay for players to indulge in.
I expected a solid but one-note sci-fi action RPG. What I found instead was an elegant narrative that struck chords the way cyberpunk media ought to.
One versus a thousand You might think that that phrase can be interpreted in multiple ways: a philosophical mindset, a mental state, or a frame of mind. You would be forgiven if you overlooked the literal meaning behind the phrase: One person versus a lot of other people. Samurai Warriors 5 is a game that... Continue Reading →
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.
The Olympics. Two words that represent thousands of years of epic competition; the best of the best competing for pride and eternal glory. It is every athlete's dream to be in these hallowed games and let's face it, while we may not all be Jesse Owens, video games have given us a chance to don... Continue Reading →
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...
"I was standing on the castle battlements, overlooking the fields ahead of me. It was a hot day. The sun had been beating down on me and my men and fatigue had begun to set in. It was only midday and yet I felt that I had been awake for days. My armour was heavy... Continue Reading →
Biomutant is the first game from Experiment 101, a Swedish studio founded by alumni from Avalanche, the studio behind the Just Cause series. Taking place in a valley around the dying Tree of Life, players explore and fight as an unnamed furry bipedal creature, the prodigal child of a wung-fu master who developed the fighting styles that led to the fracturing of the valley’s people. The Tree of Life is being destroyed by the four Worldeaters, huge beasts that have each taken up on one of the tree’s roots. With a world inspired by several Asian styles of dress and architecture, and blended with post-climate collapse environment design, Biomutant is an overly ambitious and imperfect exploration of how life will persist, even after humans have ruined the Earth.
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.