Review – RIME

Without rhyme or reason we wake up, soaked and seemingly stranded on a sun-drenched beach with nothing but the seagulls and a few local crabs for companionship. Who we are and what we are doing here is never fully explained, nor as it turns out, is it particularly important either. This is a game that…

REVIEW: Horizon Zero Dawn

We’ve known Horizon Zero Dawn was always going to be special. Right from the very first announcement back in E3 of 2015 and every subsequent trailer since it’s release, it wowed with its brave new protagonist and captivating world where primitive tribal culture fuses together with hi-tech robotic beasts roaming the wilderness. It quickly became…

REVIEW – Sniper Elite 4

Throughout the entirety of my 30 hours with Sniper Elite 4’s campaign I had a grin the size of a Chesire cat. It’s not often a long running game series realises it’s potential in such a confident manner, but with the latest entry of master sniper Karl Fairburne’s secret exploits overseas, Rebellion Studios have nailed…

Impressions – Battlefield 1 Single Player

We had just over a week having fun in the literal sandbox playground of the Sinai Desert in the Battlefield 1 Open Beta and it left us desperate for more. Now that it’s finally here, we’ve been getting ourselves stuck knee-deep in the mud and blood of Battlefield 1  to find it delivering in volumes across both…

Impressions – Mantis Burn Racing

I love a good arcade racer… unlike my more simulation daft buddy Ross here on Gamer Tagged I’m all about the unrealistic power slides, the side slams, t-bars, crashes, bashes, speed, and well, more fun aspects of racing. Mantis Burn Racing, a game I would LOVE to know how its title came about, is a…

Impressions – WRC 6

I suck at racing games! I mean REALLY badly. After 20 years of playing all sorts, from Mario Kart, Wipeout and F-Zero right through to Sega Rally, Gran Turismo and Burnout, you’d think I’d improve at least a little. But no, I’m always the worst out of my friends and even the AI on easy…

Impressions – Strike Vector EX

Strike Vector EX came out of nowhere like a heat-seeking missile to PSN store this week. From tiny indie studio Ragequit Corporation comes a science fiction arcade air-combat shooter that feels like a throwback to the classics Afterburner, Ace Combat and Descent in the best possible way. Not only do you blast around the huge maps…

Impressions – Worms W.M.D

I’m down to my last worm, it’s 3 against 1 in a tense multiplayer battle that has now gone in to sudden death, the tide is rising and I am backed in to a corner! There is only one thing for it…. Bring out the Super Banana and prey I don’t miss time the throw….

Impressions – ABZÛ

You might not realise it yet, but when the year comes to a close and discussions begin about ‘graphical achievement’ in gaming are getting heated, you may just be talking about fish. Not just any fish mind you, oh no, but next generation fish. “ABZÛ’s biggest achievement is how small and out of place it…

Impressions – Hyper Light Drifter

The world of Hyper Light Drifter (HLD) is beautiful yet simple, sprawling yet confusing and challenging yet rewarding. In fact the more you play Heart Machine Studios new title the more it seems for every one thing it nails perfectly, it is balanced out by one thing that is deeply frustrating. Take the world itself…

Impressions – ADR1FT

The vastness of space is something that has always been a captivating yet terrifying draw. Mankinds nature for exploration has never been satiated and with no stone left unturned on our little blue planet, we look to the stars. That endless sea of black, planets, stars and solar systems beyond our own, has always been…

Impressions: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Naughty Dog are arguably Sony’s most important development studio. Even before they were owned by Sony, they quickly became the unofficial mascot bearer for the Playstation brand with a little title by the name of Crash Bandicoot, showing the in-house studios up with their technical expertise and grasp of not only shifting from 2D to 3D gaming but by creating characters…