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World of Goo

World of Goo

I sat down with my 6-year old daughter recently to play World of Goo. I first played it long before she was born and it was just as fabulous to play now as it was then. Great games age like a fine wine. In…

Blackwood Crossing

Blackwood Crossing

Blackwood Crossing is a narrative drive first-person adventure game. I’m going to absolutely avoid all spoilers (except in the hidden ‘Triggers section), because it’s brilliance relies heavily on the emotional impact of its unfolding story and I think everyone…

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is an open-world action adventure third person shooter set in a stunning new galaxy filled with goldilocks planets (not so golden at the start), ancient technology and alien friends and enemies. Bioware’s Mass Effect series is well known and…

The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild

A new console has traditionally needed a selling title. Something unique to the new hardware that is good enough to start sales and get people buying. Microsoft has Halo, Sony Uncharted and Nintendo decided to use the much delayed Wii U The Legend of Zelda…

Induction

Induction

Last year at EGX one of the little gems hiding in the Indie zone was a puzzler called Induction. The game made by one man team Bryan Gale is a puzzle game about time travel. You play a small block who can move around a…

Elder Scrolls Online – One Tameriel

Elder Scrolls Online – One Tameriel

In the mid 2000s MMOs and most particularly WOW seemed to take over the world. Everyone was playing and I like most spent an awful lot of free time – and monthly dues – playing, raiding and getting involved. Personal times change and while I…

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6

Civilization has been around for more than twenty years. Newly released Civilization VI looks very familiar to veteran players with its sprawling maps, eager stabs at political intrigue, simmering disapproval that boils over into skirmishes, or if you so desire, starts a world war, but…

No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky

Few games from a relatively unknown developer have been as eagerly anticipated as that for No Man’s Sky…

Defense Grid 2

Defense Grid 2

Defense Grid 2 is the much anticipated sequel of Defense Grid: The Awakening. It’s a quintessential tower defense game released in 2014 and remains one of my favourite games of all times…

Overwatch

Overwatch

Overwatch went live this week in the culmination of two years of build up by Blizzard. The game is at it’s simplest a first person shooter where two teams of characters – heroes – fight over objectives.  Blizzard is not exactly your normal…

Doom Single Player (2016)

Doom Single Player (2016)

Doom is perhaps the archetypal first person shooter. It’s been off the scene for many years but the newest installment – originally Doom 4 – is an action packed gore fest that throws you right back into it. The game starts without a…

Battlefield Gothic: Armada

Battlefield Gothic: Armada

Last month we took a look at the preview of Real Time Strategy game Warhammer 40K game Battlefield Gothic Armada and today it’s getting it’s launch. In the late 1980’s Warhammer 40K launched as a tabletop strategy game. Set…

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division was first announced in at E3 in 2013 and follows a typical sounding Clancyesque storyline. A smallpox pandemic sweeps through the US and the country collapses into chaos. You play a sleeper agent who is part of the &#8220…

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry is a franchise that’s always held a special place in my heart. I played Far Cry 2 on the Xbox 360 and Far Cry 3 was one of the first game review codes our fledgling website Dual Ring received. The series…

Fractured Space : A first Impression

Fractured Space : A first Impression

This article has been archived and is no longer being updated. It may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate due to the passage of time. In Easter 2015 I attended the Rezzed gaming show in London and one of the games I got a…

XCOM 2

XCOM 2

It’s not even 6 am in the morning when I sit down in front of the computer with a steaming mug of coffee. Reloading the XCOM 2 mission I messed up last night from a fresh start-of-mission-save, I am determined…

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3

November and December this year have felt like the months that never end for games. I’ve played Fallout 4, Star Wars BattleFront, Tomb Raider and have now thrown myself into the Just Cause universe. Just Cause is probably the least known of the…

Fallout 4

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 launched in a sea of critical acclaim three weeks ago raking in perfect and near perfect scores from gaming publications and main stream news sites alike. I have always admired Bethesda’s RPGs for their scope, but their reputation for building ambitious…

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut

In early 2013 there was a new entrant to the Action Role Playing Game genre. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing promised a mix of monsters, steampunk, magic and weird science all rolled up into one game. Despite a few flaws it delivered an impressive…

Halo 5: Guardians Single Player Game

Halo 5: Guardians Single Player Game

The Halo franchise won me over on a sandy beach. I came to the story in a completely backwards manner – it was ODST that grabbed my attention and held it for a very long time. A friend suggested that maybe we could play Halo…