Reviews

Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch. “Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is a superb instalment of IO’s idiosyncratic but much-loved stealth series. The fundamentals haven’t changed since 2016 but its collection of outstanding maps makes for
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Factorio reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC. Factorio is great PC game that slipped through our review net by being in early access from 2016 (before we reviewed early access games) until 2020. Now, since we had a little time on our hands over the holidays, we sent our reviewer back in to rectify that
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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
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Gears 5’s Hivebusters DLC expansion reviewed by Brian Barnett on Xbox Series X, also available on Xbox One and PC. Apart from a few inconsistencies with the main character’s relationships, Hivebusters does everything a great Gears game should and then some. #ign #gaming #gears5
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC. Shadowlands offers some great new characters and stories, alongside the most compelling max level experience WoW has had in many years. With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming
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Cyberpunk 2077 reviewed by Tom Marks on the PC version, now with new gameplay footage. Due to CD Projekt Red’s pre-release restrictions, our original Cyberpunk 2077 review was unable to use any of our own captured gameplay footage. This review, while identical in content, uses custom footage that more closely represents the experience we had
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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
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Cyberpunk 2077 reviewed by Tom Marks on PC, also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. Developer CD Projekt Red’s first game after The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an RPG that throws you into the beautiful open-world map of Night City and offers a staggering amount of flexibility in how you choose
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Twin Mirror is a frustratingly uneven adventure; it feels slow-paced yet ends too quickly, it features a wide cast of characters but doesn’t give them enough depth, and it presents you with crimes to investigate without letting you play much of
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Nvidia’s cheapest 30-series card yet offers ray tracing on a budget – and a strong performance leap on its predecessor. Hardware generations are generally pretty predictable. That’s why, when Nvidia revealed the new GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090, a certain subset of gamers immediately asked one question: when’s the 3060? Well, the answer is
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Reviewed by Cam Shea on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox, PlayStation 4/5, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. “Immortals Fenyx Rising gives us a gorgeous world to explore, filled with mythological beasts, deities, and powers to wield. Its combat is satisfying, with plenty of choice in upgrades, while its central characters, comedy, and
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Destiny 2: Beyond Light reviewed by Travis Northup on PC and Xbox Series X, also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Stadia. Destiny 2 breaks new ground with Beyond Light, while other parts remain frozen in time. #ign #gaming #destiny2
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X. Also available on PlayStation 4/5, PC, and Xbox. “Dirt 5 represents a complete about-face for the main Dirt series, shedding virtually all semblance of simulation in favour of an unabashed, arcade-inspired racing experience that draws from just about every influence you can name except its direct predecessor.
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Reviewed by Cam Shea on Nintendo Switch. “Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity offers a welcome trip back to a world I’ve clocked hundreds of hours in, set in a time we’ve only heard discussed in hushed tones. Its hugely varied roster of characters, solid combat mechanics, fun progression and clever adaptation of Breath of the
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