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Necromunda: Hired Gun review – a brilliant shooter whose lack of polish stops it from reaching greatness

Necromunda: Hired Gun is so close to being Warhammer 40,000 Doom.Necromunda: Hired Gun’s reveal in March caught me a little off guard, doubly so when I realised it’s out in June and not some years into the future. Streum On, the small French team behind it, typically takes a while to put out a new game. But years of experience and Focus Home Interactive’s newfound support have clearly helped the team arrive at the perfect size and scope for its games, because Hired Gun is a game that entertains, and sometimes impresses, without falling into the trap of overambition.Watch on…

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Dr Disrespect book review: Sorry Doc, but your book sucks (actually I’m not sorry, hahaha!)

Dr Disrespect is one of the world’s biggest video game streamers, with millions of followers, a unique entertaining style – and a moustache to die for. So when he announced he was writing a book, I got excited. This would no doubt offer an insight into his psyche, how he created his character and his controversial departure from Twitch. Right? Not quite. Maybe Doc should stick to streaming, writes Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco in this book review. Continue reading Dr Disrespect book review: Sorry Doc, but your book sucks (actually I’m not sorry, hahaha!)

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A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism review – a fun transport sim in need of better tutorials

The Switch’s entry in the A-Train series won’t be for everyone, but if you can push past its complexities, there’s much to enjoy.A-Train is one of those video game series that I wish had a more consistent path to localization. While over the years things like niche Japanese RPGs have gotten better at eventually surfacing with English-language versions, this little strategy simulation franchise has remained spotty at best.A-Train, or ‘Let’s Take the A-Train’ as its Japanese name actually translates, is basically a business simulation franchise in the vein of the finest PC efforts. It so fits into that definition, in…

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Evil Genius 2 reviews round-up, all the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 16:14 GMT The satirical spy-fi lair builder series, Evil Genius, is back for another crack at world domination with Evil Genius 2 – and so far, it looks like good news for developer and publisher Rebellion.Evil Genius 2 was announced way back in 2017, and amongst certain loyal parts of the gaming audience, there’s been a huge amount of interest in this comedic strategy title.The long and short of the game is this: players take control of an Evil Genius and set their plans for world domination in motion by building (fairly) inconspicuous bases,…

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It Takes Two reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:50 GMT It Takes Two reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.It Takes Two reviews have cropped up ahead of its March 26 release and the general consensus is it’s rather good.Hazelight Studios’ game is an adventure co-op following Cody and May, a couple on the brink of divorce. In the game, they will need to learn how to overcome their differences and work together as one.The two humans have been turned into dolls by a magic spell, and trapped in a “fantastical world,” they will face unpredictability and challenges…

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Monster Hunter Rise reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:26 GMT Monster Hunter Rise reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.Monster Hunter Rise reviews have cropped up ahead of its release for Nintendo Switch on March 26.In the game, you will encounter plenty of monsters such as a new one called Goss Harag, then there’s the Barioth, which is a flying wyvern with spikes, and Khezu, another flying wyvern that lives in dark places such as caves and uses electricity against you.There’s also Rakna-Kadaki and Almudron, and the fanged beast Lagombi, the flying wyvern Tigrex, the bird wyvern…

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Monster Hunter Rise review | Big monsters on the small screen

In Monster Hunter Rise, the Rampage comes at you fast. With a face full of Pukei-Pukei poison and a sumo-wrestling hippo belly-bopping my front door to pieces, my hunter glacially lifts an antidote to his lips just in time to see two more monsters scale the fence in search of mischief. Maybe it’s just not my day. Built from the ground-up for Nintendo Switch with Capcom’s RE Engine, Monster Hunter Rise is a condensed experience, but not necessarily a reduced one, ticking all of the necessary boxes of a modern Monster Hunter, while scaling back some of the scope to…

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Persona 5 Strikers reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 18:14 GMT Person 5 Strikers reviews have landed.We have rounded up plenty of Persona 5 Strikers reviews for you.Released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, it is a collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force.The hack and slash role-playing game is a crossover between Dynasty Warriors and the Persona franchises. It is set six months after the events of Persona 5 and follows Joker and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts investigating a series of mysterious events.In it, the Phantom Thieves on a road trip and taking action…

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The Medium reviews round-up – all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 14:54 GMT Reviews for Bloober Team’s The Medium are dropping, and if you are interested in it, you may want to have a look at the scores.Psychological horror title The Medium releases tomorrow, and we’ve rounded up the review scores for you.In the game, you play as Marianne, a medium haunted by visions who can interact with two worlds: the real, and the spirit world.Her visions have led her to an abandoned hotel in Krakow, the site of a tragedy. Because she is a medium, she can interact with the spirit world in…

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Metacritic has revealed 2020’s 10 worst games

It’s been a good year for games at the upper end of the Metacritic spectrum, but what does it look like right down at the bottom of the review aggregator?2020, by all accounts, has been quite a good year for gaming. We’ve had the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and more besides to keep us entertained throughout the past 12 months.But everything in the world is balanced: for all the ups, there have to be some downs. To illustrate that point quite frankly and bluntly for us, Metacritic has…

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OpenCritic warning urges players not to buy PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 December 2020 20:30 GMT For the first time in its history, OpenCritic has issued a warning to Cyberpunk 2077 players intending to purchase the game on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.Reviews aggregator OpenCritic has begun to show users of the site a pretty unavoidable warning when they start checking out review scores for Cyberpunk 2077.An official statement issued by the site at the top of the Cyberpunk 2077 OpenCritic page reads: “This game has significant disparities in performance, player experience, and review scores between the PC, next-gen consoles, Xbox One, and PS4 versions.“The OpenCritic team…

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Cyberpunk 2077 review roundup – all the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 December 2020 18:01 GMT CD Projekt Red finally launches its highly-anticipated futuristic RPG this week, so we’ve rounded up the reviews for Cyberpunk 2077 to see if there’s an overwhelming critical consensus.After a series of delays that pushed the game back almost an entire year, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally set to launch on December 10 and CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the game isn’t going to be pushed back again (and you’d hope not, with reviews for the title finally dropping).Over the past few weeks, as retail copies of the game have been breaking street date, the…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Complicated, Deep, Perception, Reality

Through the terrible power of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 has gone from capping off the last generation to being one of the first huge games of the next – as if the expectations weren’t high enough already. Between delays and a hype cycle that’s lasted the best part of a decade at this point, CD Projekt Red has the impossible task of making good on all the blanks filled in by 8 years of eager imaginations. The scale of Cyberpunk 2077 and Night City is vast, as is its level of detail. But at the same time, it’s definitely not what…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising review: A proper good Greek mythology action game

At a time where we’re all seeking a bit of fantasy escapism from the ongoing pandemic hell, Immortals Fenyx Rising swoops in and whisks you away on a wonderful mythical Greek adventure filled with terrible history-based puns and throwbacks to platformers of old. In our preview, Immortals Fenyx Rising was compared to Breath of the Wild due to a similar art style and its equally vast and mysterious open world. It’s easy to see that Nintendo’s modern classic has had a heavy influence on things, but what’s even more interesting is how it pulls inspiration from retro favourites like Spyro…

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Demon’s Souls reviews round-up – All the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 13:42 GMT This week, the headline title of the PlayStation 5 launch window, Demon’s Souls, was released into the world to critical acclaim.“If there’s a showcase game for the next-gen consoles at the moment, it’s undoubtedly Demon’s Souls on PS5” says our very own Tom Orry in his article lamenting how the game’s gorgeous graphics impact his ability to survive.But our editor-in-chief isn’t alone in his praise for the game; critics all over the world have been waxing complementary about From Software and Bluepoint’s latest hardcore action-RPG achievement.If you’ve been feasting on whatever…