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solid tactical stealth shooter 0

Developed by the same team who made Mutant Year Zero, Corruption 2029 builds on the same gameplay as Mutant but adds elements that give you more freedom in your stealthy and tactical endeavors.Playing the game, mechanically, feels very similar to Mutant, with the same solid and smooth controls. If you have played said game, learning to play Corruption 2029 will be very easy, even the button configurations are the same. Likewise the environmental designs have the same detail and visual charm as t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

more accessible but without loosing it's identity 0

Note: this review is actually for the PC version, but that was not available in the list for some reason. I will adjust this review appropriately later, when the PC version has been added. However, I have tested the game with a controller, so I think my review might still be useful to PS4 players, since the main issue with these types of games on console - based on my own experiences - concerns the gameplay mechanics.Having played the previous Sudden Strike games, I would argue that Sudden Strik...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a game of patience 0

This is one of the most immersive sim games you can get: the visuals are utterly fantastic, the sound is great, and the gameplay overall feels authentic (to the extent a computer game can be authentic).It's a slow-paced game that's great to chill-out to, when you want something more relaxing. There's some degree of stress and action of-course, but this game is mostly a game of patience.There are two ways to hunt, though you are not forced to pick, you can do both. You can stalk a prey: find a tr...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

a fun 4x game with light Crusader Kings elements 0

Oriental Empires is a 4x strategy game set in historic China. It has a Campaign mode, where it puts the player at the center of various major historic events in China, as well as a Sandbox mode. It probably has multiplayer as well, but I'm a single-player gamer and thus haven't paid much attention to that.You have lots of different factions or tribes to play as, each with their own weaknesses and strengths. You can win through warfare, cultural conquest, wealth, and so on. It's the standard 4x f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

fun driving physics puzzler 0

In short, if you like offroad driving - especially games like Off-Road Drive, Mudrunner and Dakar 18 - this is worth a look. It's a racing game to the extent that you are racing against the clock, and you do feel the pressure of time whilst playing the game. It has the effect of making the game feel like a racing game.Visually and performance-wise I have no complaints or issues, the game performs really well with my GTX 1060 on the higher settings. The game is made by an Indie team so you should...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A luxuriously crafted gameworld ... but I did not enjoy the combat 0

If I could rate this game in sections it would be:Visual design: 5/5Graphics 4/5Story and narrative: 2/5Gameplay: 2/5The visual design and graphics are the two most noticeable positives with this game. It looks stunning and the game-world is richly and wonderfully designed. There's plenty of variety too, in scenery and colour-pallet. From an artistic point of view then, the game is an impressive and quite remarkable achievement.I liked the writing as far as the creation of the game-world is conc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Hong Kong action-style action game 0

People love to hate this franchise, but from my perspective, this game is an awesome shooter.I didn't really like the first Kane & Lynch game; the controls felt very clunky, the companion AI behaved very annoyingly at times during combat, and there was a weird jump in the narrative and setting towards the end.This sequel however, is really good. My only complaint is that it is rather short for the asking price (at the time). Today though, in 2020, you can get it at a very affordable price. S...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a complex sim with poor explanations of its mechanics 0

I was looking for a golf game that reminded me of the 90's sim-type, thus I came across this franchise. This game is not a bad match for what I was looking for, but it does have a number of significant problems. The best things about The Golf Club 2:- a large of number of courses to play on, the vast majority of them being user-created, all easily accessed in the game and enough to keep you busy for 100's of hours- complex simulation modelling, this is a sim, so things like wind, slope, surface...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Very absorbing gameplay, but faulters in the balancing 0

Let me start by saying this; if you are a fan of motorsports (Formula/GT/etc. ), this game is definitely worth your time. Whether you buy it on sale or otherwise. I've rated the game 3/5 but have spent just over 100 hours on it. It is a highly addictive game, that makes the hours vanish very quickly. It does have some issues, but overall it is such a unique game, and the mechanics are really fun to play around with.Let's start with the negatives:The biggest issue I have with this game, is that t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a step forwards with story and characters, but a step backwards with everything else 0

The biggest improvement with this game, is the stronger emphasis on storyline and characters, something I always thought was somewhat lacking in the first game. Here you get a cool sci-fi adventure, where you meet a good mix of colourful characters. The atmosphere of the game also feels re-vamped from the first game, as it really hones in on the player being a space outlaw, in the form of a trader, pirate or bounty hunter - the game is very open with the kind of missions you can do. Keeping in m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

the best MotoGP game to date? 0

Reviewed for PC, which unfortunately is not availble on GB's list of game versions.I have one major complaint only about this game: the anti-wheelie effect is far too strong. There's no effective way to dampen it inside the game. Minor complaints? If you create a female driver the commentator will still refer to her as a "he" or "him", so that's a big miss by Milestone. Likewise, looking at the body-design you can't really tell your character is female, there's no visual difference.Apart from th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

one of the best rally sims around 0

It improves on WRC 7 by adding more complexity to the gameplay through the management mode, as well as offering driving physics that is more sim-like than in any previous WRC game since 2005 (I've played them all). It still doesn't feel as authentic and immersive as WRC 2005 on the PS2, but that could just be my nostalgia talking I must admit, as I still think WRC 2005 is the best rally sim to date. Anyway, WRC 8 does everything right as it tries to offer some competition or complement to the Di...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

very good but sometimes seems lost in what it wants to be 0

The first 6 hours of this game is really good: a first-person adventure game where you solve puzzles and explore interesting and beautifully-designed locations. It's in the same category as The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Observer, Soma and similar. However, the game is later hurt by an out-of-place chase sequence, that doesn't suit the nature of the game at all, what 98% of the game was prior to this. It feels added just for the sake of it, beacuse it's what "every other Indie horror game is sup...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a cool sci-fi mystery 0

This game is definitely worth getting if you:1) enjoy puzzle games of the Adventure game kind (Myst, Quern, The Room, Dark Fall etc.). There's a good variety of puzzles here, some will require you to have fast reflexes, others that you write stuff down.2) are fan of mystery sci-fi (2001, Sunshine, Moon, Solaris etc.). The game teases you with different ideas of what actually happened, but my interpretation of it was often questioned, the game keeps you guessing for a long time, which is a good t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

visually stunning but with insulting DLC policy and too light on content 0

The Negatives: Very few locations in the core game, with only 6 countries available. Even the game Colin McRae Rally 2005 (also by Codemasters) had more rally locations in it: 9 of them. So Codemasters have actually gone backwards as far as this goes. You have to buy DLCs to get an adequate number of countries to do rally in. Added to this, the locations that are "missing" from the core game are those most rally-sport fans would consider essential locations for a rally sim: Finland, Germany, Gr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Too many technical and quality issues 0

I'm usually of fan of Milestone's bike games, having bought and played every motorcycle racing game they've made. MotoGP 18 is a big dent in an otherwise good track record.So why don't I like it? At launch the regular PS4 version of MotoGP 18 was marred by frequent frame-rate issues, such as stutters and shorter freezes. This has been somewhat patched but is still a recurring issue 7 months later, it happens a handful of times (at least) in any given race. While these issues have never been seve...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good on content, needs some polish for the AI 0

In short: V-Rally 4 combines the physics and visuals of WRC 7, with gameplay content similar to Dirt 2-3. The quality is very good as a whole, and the customizable gameplay options are superb, but there's some inconsistency in the difficulty of the AI.Let's start with the positives. The game runs really well on the regular PS4, I did not notice any technical issues, like framerate drops. Visually the game looks really good, but [obviously] not as good as big-budget games such as Gran Turismo, F1...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Beautiful artstyle and narrative, but overly frustrating at times 0

At the onset this game looks both interesting and beautiful, and much of the game offers a fun challenging experience. The visual style and gameplay mechanics (with the yarn) are the two standout features, they are what make this a truly unique game. The story is memorable and emotionally impactful despite not giving you much detail, opting instead for snapshots of a bigger story. It's beautifully illustrated, and I think many of us can relate to it in some way, in some aspects. The game should ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

a truly memorable sci-fi game 0

At first sight Prey might look similar to certain other sci-fi FPS games, i.e. BioShock and Half-life 2. However, Prey is considerably more complex than that, which this review will hopefully show. The only things Prey has in common with those games, is that they are all sci-fi FPS games. Prey is definitely its own unique thing.To start things off though, let's start with the things I did not like:Towards the end of the game you have to do far too much running backwards and forwards in both the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

great immersion but overly difficult 0

It's been at least 10 years since we last saw a racing games based on the real-world Isle of Man TT event, so as a fan of superbike racing I was high in anticipation for this title, to put things mildly. During these 10 years I've still played the old TT Superbikes games every now and then.There are not that many tracks in TT Isle of Man compared to other racing games. However, the courses feel authentic, which is what you want in a game that is supposed to reflect a real-life event. You want so...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sega Rally 2018! 0

Edit 2018-08-20: since my original review the game has received several patches, including a re-balancing of the difficulty, which now feels more consistent.First off, let's start with the negatives:'Difficulty balance' is a common problem for most racing games, especially those leaning on the 'arcade' side. Gravel is not immune to this challenge, and does have problems with this. Even within the same type of racing event there's an uneveness to the difficulty. For example, playing on 'Easy' in ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a passion for motorsports 0

Disclaimer: this review is made by someone who only plays single-player. I have played more or less every PC racing sim on the market. I have also played most console sims. The only racing sim of note I have not played is iRacing, since it's multiplayer only.RaceRoomRacingExperience, or R3E, is predominantly aimed at people who watch motorsports on TV, and by that I don't mean just Formula 1. Instead I refer events like DTM, WTCC, Blancpain and so on. If you are not a fan motorsports there's a r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a cool-enough sci-fi action 0

Disclaimer: this review concerns the patched version of the game, not the original version.'Yes', I actually had fun playing it. I've never regarded Cameron's 'Aliens' to be a horror film, its an action film to me. Since this game is based on 'Aliens' I therefore expected an action game, which is what I got. I did not expect, or want, an Amnesia-like horror game. That's not to say Colonial Marines lacks creepy moments, it has those, especially if played alone and with headphones on. The focus is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

something very unqiue 0

This game offers something you simply can't get in any other racing sim, apart from Automobilista, and that's no exaggeration. How many other truck racing simulation games have you seen out there ? And how many have you seen that feature tracks you have never seen before (outside of other Reiza games) ? This is as rare and unique as it gets.I need to point out that this game is also available as a DLC for Reiza's latest mega-game: Automobilista. Another fantastic game by these developers.You get...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a good representative of WRC 0

Disclaimer: this review is for the PS4 version.In short, WRC 6 is a fast-paced fusion of simulation and arcade racing, similar to the previous WRC games. WRC 6 has some of the toughest stages I've yet to play in a rally game, and I've played most of them; from early Colin McRae and Richard Burns Rally to the latest WRC 7 and Dirt 4. In fact, only WRC 7 can claim to have topped WRC 6 in terms of stage designs. Regardless, WRC 6 has some seriously demanding stage for you to survive, which is a fan...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

immersive but sparse and monotonous 0

Disclaimer: this review is based on an early 2017 version, not later potentially patched or otherwise updated versions.I want to like this game but there are just too many things that hamper you as a beginner, simply trying to learn the game. It's an unnecessarily cumbersome learning curve. There are also a number of things that prevent you from immersing yourself into the gameworld, things that keep you at a distance from it.For one thing, the menu system itselfs needs a tutorial; it's just men...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

a charming companion to the anime but the narrative is rather lacking 0

Disclosure: this review is based on the perspective of a single-player gamer, and of someone who is a fan of the anime series the game is based on. I have only seen the anime and have not read the manga.In case you missed it from the trailers, Seven Deadly Sins is a fighting game based on an anime and manga series with the same title. The game is made for people who enjoyed the original content and thought: 'hm, I wish I could play as these crazy characters and do these epic fights' and/or 'I wi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

immersive racing in exotic locations 0

Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this game from the perspective of a single-player gamer. So please keep that in mind. I'm also reviewing this from the perspective of someone who has an extensive experience with racing games, from PC sims to Classic arcade. Keep that in mind as well.With most racing game developers focusing their attention on making hardcore sim games, it was great to see a developer aiming for something more moderate. Driveclub is a game I would place alongside series such as Project ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

challenging as an action game but unrewarding as an RPG 0

Dark Souls has some interesting ideas in terms of world design, and is a rather immersive game. This however, gets buried in a game that ultimately feels rather shallow, overly monotonous, and unrewarding.Let's start with the positives:The game-world is unique with its interconnectedness, it's not something you see in most action-RPGs. You can do different zones in different order, although some do require you to have completed a specific one beforehand. Still, it's very impressive how it's all ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

a reverence for motorbikes 0

Ride 2 shares plenty of similarities with the Gran Turismo series; a huge single-player Career mode, a large selection of vehicles to collect and upgrade, a similar type of progression mode consisting of "boxed events", and a luxurious presentation of each vehicle. It's the reverence and respect for the vehicle that shines through in both franchises.What's different from the first Ride game is that Milestone have added even more content to the Career mode, added more game modes in general, and h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

moving in the right direction, but marred by technical issues and too many fetch quests 0

What I was hoping to get form this game was something closer to the original game.I will start with the negatives: the PS4 version (regular, not Pro) has severe framerate issues and glitches, especially when there's lots of action happening on the screen and when the game is saving. It did not bother me for the first 20 hours or so, it was not that noticeable. However, it eventually got worse and worse, towards the middle and end of the game. It was noticeable and irritating. Towards the latter ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

single-player rally in abundance 0

Disclaimers:This review is for the PS4 , not the PC nor the XOne version.I'm also reviewing this from the persective of someone using a gamepad, who played in cockpit view, and who is only interested in single-player content.Let's start with the negatives:The game seems to have one set of physics for the rallycross racing and a different kind of physics for the stage-rally and hillclimb stuff. Unfortunately the rallycross physics is not good in my opinion, how your car behaves makes it feel lik...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

the Hunt for Red ... foxes? 0

Disclaimer: I have only played the single-player content, since I'm not interested in multi-player gaming. What first attracted me to this game was the open-world environments and my fondness for sniping games. I was hoping for something really immersive, with a decent amount of depth and plenty of content. Let's start with the negatives shall we: in the Campaign mode the missions have a time-limit attached to them, there's the occasional pop-up of flowers when looking through your scope, the l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

visually impressive but too light on content 0

This review is for the PC, playing with both a wheel and a controller.First off, here's what I like about the game:Codemasters have always made games that are very pretty to look at, and in this respect Dirt Rally is hard to beat, even as Dirt 4 has been released. So if visual immersion is your priority, look no further, this game offers a luxurious experience for you.Playing the game with my GTX 960 card I had no technical issues with the game, no game crashes or noticeable framedrops. I'm also...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

when you miss the old stuff 0

This review concerns the Xbox 360 version of the game.The first Mass Effect game was a revelation to me, I had not played an RPG of that depth since the Kotor days on the original Xbox. I loved the sense of adventure the storyline had, it reminded me of the science fiction books I grew up reading. I loved the openness, size and freedom of the game world; that you could land and drive around on almost every planet. I loved the tactical gameplay, where you carefully picked which ammo and armor to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

it's fast, it's tough, it's wild 0

This review is for the PS4, playing with a gamepad.The WRC franchise has been around for 17 years now , resulting in a dozen or so games. What they all have in common is that they aim for a mid-level simulation experience; something that's relatively easy to jump into, ... think Forza, Gran Turismo, Dirt 1-3, and so on.WRC 7 is an officially-licensed game for a real-life event called the World Rally Championship, where drivers take part in stage rallies across the world. There's no rallycross or...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.