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Review: TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD - An Enjoyably Old-School Aussie Romp
Review: TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD - An Enjoyably Old-School Aussie Romp
Da doo rang rang rang, da doo rang rang. We have to admit, it’s been something of a surprise to us that Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, of all franchises, has sustained the limelight for so very long.
Review: Moorhuhn Kart 2 - A Poultry Offering
Review: Moorhuhn Kart 2 - A Poultry Offering
Needs to offer moor than this. Metroid Prime Trilogy? Garbage.
Oddworld: Sousltorm review — Abe’s back and better than ever
Oddworld: Sousltorm review — Abe’s back and better than ever
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a reimagining of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, a game that originally released in 1998.
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Champion Series mouse review — Effortless control
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Champion Series mouse review — Effortless control
As framerates continue to rise and system latency continues to fall, it’s important to understand where the bottlenecks in your performance lie.
Say No! More review — We’re not gonna take it anymore
Say No! More review — We’re not gonna take it anymore
Have you ever wanted to scream “no!” in your boss’ face? You probably never thought you could do it in a video game, but here we are.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time review
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time review
Crash 4 turns back the platformer clock.
Outriders review - an enjoyable if flawed grind through the gears
Outriders review - an enjoyable if flawed grind through the gears
As launches go, Outriders' was a doozy. Strictly speaking, Outriders isn't a live-service game.
Review: Cozy Grove - A Great-Looking But Flawed Animal Crossing-Alike, With Ghosts
Review: Cozy Grove - A Great-Looking But Flawed Animal Crossing-Alike, With Ghosts
Animal Crossing over to the other side. Back in the Wii and DS era, Nintendo tried something new: telling its players to take breaks.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up?
Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up?
The post Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up? appeared first on Fextralife. Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up? We go over the Diablo 2 Tech Alpha and give you a quick review and impressions of our time with the game.
Oddworld: Soulstorm review - untypically scrappy in places, but typically heartfelt
Intel Core i7-11700K gaming performance review — Making a case for existing
Intel Core i7-11700K gaming performance review — Making a case for existing
Intel’s back with its 11th generation of desktop CPUs, codenamed Rocket Lake.
Review: RetroMania Wrestling - A Faithful But Limited NostalgiaFest
Review: RetroMania Wrestling - A Faithful But Limited NostalgiaFest
Here comes the plain. The search for a truly wonderful wrestling game on Switch has been one fraught with disappointments, and one that’s still yet to result in an absolute gem. WWE 2K18 was such a shocking, glitch-riddled port that 2K Sports declined to bring the 2019 and 2020 offerings to Nintendo’s console.
Review: PAC-MAN 99 - The BR Formula Freshens Up Another Timeless Classic
Review: PAC-MAN 99 - The BR Formula Freshens Up Another Timeless Classic
Waka waka eh eh. The crusade to make all of gaming's tentpole titles into battle royales continues and following Tetris and Super Mario Bros., what classic game is more iconic than PAC-MAN? Perhaps we should have seen this one coming.
Corsair K70 TKL review – the top gaming keyboard sheds its numpad
Corsair K70 TKL review – the top gaming keyboard sheds its numpad
Corsair's K70 gaming keyboard has had so many different iterations since the original launched in 2013 that it was only a matter of time before the numpad was discarded in favour of a tenkeyless model.
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro review – smooth sailing 8KHz polling
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro review – smooth sailing 8KHz polling
Lightweight mice are increasingly popular in competitive games like Rainbow Six Siege and CS:GO, but shedding grams isn't the only trick up Corsair's sleeve to help you hit your shots quicker.
HP Reverb G2 VR headset review
HP Reverb G2 VR headset review
Fantastic resolution VR headset, with sub-par tracking volume and FOV.
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition pales in comparison to other VR shooters, or even playing Doom 3 on a flat screen.
3 Out of 10 Season 2 review – Ongoing game development
3 Out of 10 Season 2 review – Ongoing game development
The goofy 3 Out of 10 returns for Season 2, bringing back its motley cast of video game developers at Shovelworks Studio.
Mini Review: Moon Raider - Cute Visuals Mask A Mediocre Metroidvania
Mini Review: Moon Raider - Cute Visuals Mask A Mediocre Metroidvania
Lara Croft goes ‘Jason X’. Another day, another attempt to replicate the Metroidvania titles of yore.
Trials of Fire review
Trials of Fire review
An irresistible card-based roguelike.
Retro-Bit's Next Tribute64 Controller Offers Wireless N64 Play, And Pre-Orders Open Today
Retro-Bit's Next Tribute64 Controller Offers Wireless N64 Play, And Pre-Orders Open Today
Use it with your Switch, too! Accessory maker Retro-Bit is back with a new take on its Tribute64 controller, this time offering fans the chance to enjoy wireless gameplay with the Nintendo 64. The company launched a wired version of the Tribute64, a redesign of Nintendo's iconic N64 pad that was inspired by the popular Hori Mini Pad 64, in April 2019, and we were happy to recommend it in our review at the time.
Outriders review
Outriders review
People Can Fly's inconsistent looter shooter isn't worth the ride.
Review: Star Wars: Republic Commando - Not An Elegant Weapon, But Still A Blast
Review: Star Wars: Republic Commando - Not An Elegant Weapon, But Still A Blast
Super Troopers. A long time ago...well, in 2005, LucasArts took a bit of a risk and threw us all a curveball with a Star Wars offering that eschewed Jedis and lightsabers, the Force, epic dogfights and much of the fantastical heroics that fans expect from the series, in favour of a dark and gritty tactical take on everyone's favourite space opera.
Outriders review – riders on the storm
Outriders review – riders on the storm
It's really, really hard to figure out what Outriders is in its first few hours.
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth review
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth review
The '80s and '90s live on in a new game based on the classic novel, RPG, and anime series.
Outriders review — You better run for cover
Outriders review — You better run for cover
It’s been about 10 years since People Can Fly released its last original game, Bulletstorm.
Review: Genesis Noir - This Indie Gem Deserves A Better Switch Port
Review: Genesis Noir - This Indie Gem Deserves A Better Switch Port
Shouldn't that be Mega Drive Noir? The Switch is a truly marvellous machine.
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Play like a pro. 8BitDo has a long and enviable reputation when it comes to third-party accessories, having produced some of the best controllers we've seen in the past few years.
Review: Arcade Archives Haunted Castle - The Worst Castlevania? Quite Possibly
Review: Arcade Archives Haunted Castle - The Worst Castlevania? Quite Possibly
Sucks to be you. Back in the early '90s, Castlevania was mostly known for being a console series, with three entries on the NES, three on the Game Boy, and four total across the 16-bit platforms (assuming, of course, you consider the PC Engine to be a true 16-bit system).
Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace Review
Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace Review
Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace's simple combat and uninspired "detective" work won't sate your Lovecraftian hunger.
Mini Review: Densha de Go! Hashiro Yamanote Line - Yes, You Just Drive A Train
Mini Review: Densha de Go! Hashiro Yamanote Line - Yes, You Just Drive A Train
Come on, baby, do the locomotion. The eShop trailer for Densha de Go!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen (“Go by train! Drive the Yamanote line”) is just a guy singing “Densha de Go!” repeatedly while trains drive.
Outriders Review in Progress (Launch Day Update)
Outriders Review in Progress (Launch Day Update)
We've updated our initial impressions of Outriders for launch.
Review: Doshin The Giant - A Chilled-Out Cult Classic That's Still Fresh In 2021
Review: Doshin The Giant - A Chilled-Out Cult Classic That's Still Fresh In 2021
Sorry America. God simulators were a big deal back in the day, but it has to be said that in recent years they’ve not been as prevalent.
Genesis Noir review
Genesis Noir review
Feral Cat Den transforms the epic history of the universe into a noir adventure.
Balan Wonderworld review: an archaic throwback as clumsy as it is enjoyable
Balan Wonderworld review: an archaic throwback as clumsy as it is enjoyable
Maybe it's simply a case of being careful of what you wish for.
Review: Bladed Fury - A Pretty Yet Bland Hack-And-Slash Platformer That Lacks An Edge
Review: Bladed Fury - A Pretty Yet Bland Hack-And-Slash Platformer That Lacks An Edge
Muramessy: The Demon Blade. NEXT Studios' Bladed Fury is a side-scrolling hack 'n slash platformer set in the Warring States period of ancient Chinese history, an era characterized by endless warfare and high political drama that's been nicely infused here with a hefty dose of mythology and the supernatural.
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT Review
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT Review
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT gets Sapphire’s Nitro treatment.
Balan Wonderworld Review
Balan Wonderworld Review
All the charm in the universe couldn't save Balan Wonderworld’s half-baked platforming and ill-advised one-button design from being a complete bore.
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut Review
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut Review
The Final Cut elevates Disco Elysium from an already phenomenal RPG to a true must-play masterpiece.
Andaseat Kaiser 2 gaming chair review
Andaseat Kaiser 2 gaming chair review
Stay large and in charge with this big comfy gaming chair.
Review: BIG-Bobby-Car - The Big Race - Chugs A Bit, But Fine For A First Little Runabout
Review: BIG-Bobby-Car - The Big Race - Chugs A Bit, But Fine For A First Little Runabout
Life in plastic, it's fantastic(ally average). We’ve seen some odd licensed karting games in our time but the BIG Bobby Car is certainly one of the most left-field ones we’ve come across, even though it does make sense when you think about it. For those not in the know, the BIG Bobby Car is a plastic ride-on car for young children that’s been on sale in Germany since the early 1970s.
Intel Core i5 11600K review
Intel Core i5 11600K review
A chip that tickles our price/performance sensibilities and delivers a genuine alternative to AMD's Zen 3 dominance.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time review — Anger rising
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time review — Anger rising
The Crash Bandicoot series died the second Naughty Dog moved on.
Shelter 3 review
Shelter 3 review
The latest in Might and Delight's animal nomad series has lost its way.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page review — Don’t let it go
Lost Words: Beyond the Page review — Don’t let it go
The writing process is different across a wide spectrum of people.
Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT review – too much for membrane
Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT review – too much for membrane
Mechanical switches have become so synonymous with gaming keyboards that it's jarring to see a known gaming hardware brand like Corsair releasing a membrane board as part of its gaming range.
Intel Core i9 11900K and Core i5 11600K review: calm before the storm
Intel Core i9 11900K and Core i5 11600K review: calm before the storm
It's finally here - Intel's 11th-generation of desktop CPUs.
Intel Core i9 11900K review
Intel Core i9 11900K review
The flagship Rocket Lake CPU is a lacklustre last hurrah for Intel's 14nm processors.
Review: Tales from the Borderlands - A Story Worth Telling That Thrives On Switch
Review: Tales from the Borderlands - A Story Worth Telling That Thrives On Switch
I will name my first born, Loader Bot. The tragic demise of Telltale Games really is quite a bitter pill to swallow when you take a step back to fully consider the brilliance of its multi-award winning back catalogue of choice-based adventure games.
Can’t Drive This Review
Can’t Drive This Review
Can’t Drive This is an imaginative and fresh co-op experience and a genuine riot with four players, but thin on modes.
Narita Boy Review
Narita Boy Review
Narita Boy has the look of a stunner, but it's let down by poor exploration, one-note combat, and one particularly bad level that puts a dark cloud over what would otherwise be a ray of trichroma sunshine
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
A digital utopia. It’s 2021, yet it somehow still feels like we’re in the 1980s.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination review — Executing the ultimate scheme
Evil Genius 2: World Domination review — Executing the ultimate scheme
Evil Genius 2: World Domination invites players to find out how good it is to be bad by allowing them to realize their dreams of bending the world to their will.
Evil Genius 2 review
Evil Genius 2 review
The lair is on fire. A generator just exploded.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination Review
Evil Genius 2: World Domination Review
A fiddly world map and confusing objectives foil the plans of this stylish, gleeful villain simulator.
Balan Wonderworld review — I wonder why, I wonder how
Balan Wonderworld review — I wonder why, I wonder how
Hype can be a cruel mistress. It supplies copious winds to set properties aloft.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination review
Evil Genius 2: World Domination review
Simulates both the devious delights and fiendish frustrations of being a frothing megalomaniac.
Narita Boy review — A fresh face for Metroidvanias
Narita Boy review — A fresh face for Metroidvanias
It admittedly took me a while to start an actual game of Narita Boy.
Review: Balan Wonderworld - A Charmless, Confusing Fossil From The Creators Of Sonic
Review: Balan Wonderworld - A Charmless, Confusing Fossil From The Creators Of Sonic
A relic of another age. Balan Wonderworld is a strange game.
Evil Inside Review – Shockingly Unoriginal
Evil Inside Review – Shockingly Unoriginal
Evil Inside doesn't have a lot of ideas of its own, and it isn't even very good at ripping off games that are far better.
Monster Hunter Rise Review – Together We Triumph
Monster Hunter Rise Review – Together We Triumph
Capcom's follow up to 2018's Monster Hunter World is a monument of game design.
Corsair K65 RGB Mini review – a stunning 60% gaming keyboard
Corsair K65 RGB Mini review – a stunning 60% gaming keyboard
Corsair's no stranger to a compact gaming keyboard, but it turns out that ditching the cumbersome numpad on its tenkeyless K63 and K65 models just isn't enough for some players.
Narita Boy review
Narita Boy review
A vibrant retro-futuristic fantasy adventure about cyber heroes and digital legends.
Review: Renzo Racer - An Abysmal Mario Kart Clone That Should Be Avoided At All Costs
Review: Renzo Racer - An Abysmal Mario Kart Clone That Should Be Avoided At All Costs
With Renzo like this, who needs enemies. When you first see Renzo Racers’ main menu, it’s clear that it makes no bones about the fact it’s taking on Mario Kart.
Review: Root Film - A Surprisingly Grown-Up Visual Novel
Review: Root Film - A Surprisingly Grown-Up Visual Novel
A murder mystery through a different lens. Like any good story, it starts with a death.
Sega is Metacritic's game publisher of the year
Sega is Metacritic's game publisher of the year
Sega has topped the chart of review aggregate website Metacritic's game publisher of the year rankings. The company had 38 products scored over the year, 95 per cent of which were judged "good" - including the notable Persona 5 Royale and Yakuza 0 - and zero per cent as "bad".
Review: Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 - SNK's Handheld Classics Come To Switch
Review: Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 - SNK's Handheld Classics Come To Switch
Bigger, Badder, Better. You’ve got to wonder what on earth SNK is thinking, sometimes.
Genesis Noir review
Genesis Noir review
If malevolent aliens were designing a Matrix-style simulation to break my spirit, it would culminate in a house party.
Spacebase Startopia does exactly what it needs to
Spacebase Startopia does exactly what it needs to
Nostalgia is a dangerous beast, as I'm sure you all know already.
Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life review
Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life review
After I completed Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life, I don't think I recovered for weeks.
Review: Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse - A
Review: Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse - A "Cult Classic" That Has Aged Like Milk
Stub it out. It would probably be the most clichéd thing in the world to make this observation, but Stubbs the Zombie In Rebel Without a Pulse is something of a zombie itself; a game that wouldn’t die, despite widespread apathy.
Spacebase Startopia review
Spacebase Startopia review
Manage a space station fuelled by nostalgia.
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia is a management sim game from developer Realmforge Studios and publisher Kalypso Media.
Review: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town - Enjoyable, But Unremarkable
Review: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town - Enjoyable, But Unremarkable
Is POOT a fart in the wind, or a glorious trumpet? Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town might not bear the Harvest Moon title that would identify it as a continuation of the beloved series, but that's all down to copyright, Japanese-to-English translation, and a schism between XSEED and Natsume.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review
Kiryu's finale isn't a major departure from its predecessors, but still finds its own rhythm.
Genesis Noir review — Black holes and revelations
Genesis Noir review — Black holes and revelations
Video games are an excellent storytelling medium.
Genesis Noir review - an adventure spanning all of creation
Genesis Noir review - an adventure spanning all of creation
In one scene in Genesis Noir, I'm sticking my virtual hands into the prehistoric ocean to create the first life forms out of parts that look like a child's building blocks.
Review: Overcooked! All You Can Eat - Stuff Your Face With This Awesome Multiplayer Marvel
Review: Overcooked! All You Can Eat - Stuff Your Face With This Awesome Multiplayer Marvel
Seconds, please. Team17 has just released Overcooked! All You Can Eat, which pulls together the two Overcooked! games as well as all of the related DLC.
It Takes Two Review
It Takes Two Review
It Takes Two is a beautiful, breakneck-paced, co-op adventure that’s bubbling over with creativity.
Novatech Reign Sentry Echelon gaming PC review
Novatech Reign Sentry Echelon gaming PC review
Packing AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X and Radeon RX 6700 XT this is an ode to team red.
It Takes Two review - delightful co-op tainted by an irritating story
It Takes Two review - delightful co-op tainted by an irritating story
I almost turned it off. Genuinely, after 10 minutes, I'd had enough.
Paradise Lost Review
Paradise Lost Review
Paradise Lost fails to take full advantage of its gripping premise and the haunting atmosphere of its setting.
It Takes Two review
It Takes Two review
A brilliant co-op adventure with a wild amount of variety.
It Takes Two is a really fun way to tell a bit of a boring story
It Takes Two is a really fun way to tell a bit of a boring story
"I mean, I don't think we even get tax breaks anymore, so what's the point?"
Review: Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Complete Edition - Dig For Victory
Review: Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville Complete Edition - Dig For Victory
A bountiful harvest. It’s been a long and weird road for the Plants vs.
Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realm review — Yeth?
Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realm review — Yeth?
One gaming curiosity that always fascinated me was games that were identical, yet had new art thrown on top of something else.
Mini Review: Later Alligator - A Big Goof Of A Game That'll Make You Smile Like A Crocodile
Mini Review: Later Alligator - A Big Goof Of A Game That'll Make You Smile Like A Crocodile
Snappy comedy in a bite-sized package. What do you get when you mix Professor Layton with Adventure Time? The comparison doesn't even begin to do it justice, but that's vaguely what to expect from the brilliant Later Alligator, brought to you by the brains and pens that made Baman Piderman (as well as a couple of episodes of the aforementioned Adventure Time). Later Alligator is a big, long goof of a game that'll make you smile like a crocodile.
Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD review
Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD review
A great value external SSD
Monster Hunter Rise review - the Switch's best game since Breath of the Wild
Monster Hunter Rise review - the Switch's best game since Breath of the Wild
I've just drifted my dog into battle, his hindlegs tilting out in a glorious arc at the press of a button for that precious extra boost of speed, before dismounting with the flick of a wirebug that sends a silken line up into the sky, allowing me to grapple onto it and swing towards my prey.
Monster Hunter Rise Review: Better than World
Monster Hunter Rise Review: Better than World
The post Monster Hunter Rise Review: Better than World appeared first on Fextralife. How does Monster Hunter Rise match up to World? We talk gameplay, combat, visuals, multiplayer and more in this Monster Hunter Rise review. The post Monster Hunter Rise Review: Better than World appeared first on Fextralife.
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
The review embargo for Monster Hunter Rise has lifted, and while I’ve been having a heck of a good time battling beasts with my AI dog and cat friends, online play is still a couple of days away.
Review: Monster Hunter Rise - A New Apex For Capcom's Beastly Franchise
Review: Monster Hunter Rise - A New Apex For Capcom's Beastly Franchise
A new Nintendo Switch classic has risen. This encounter felt fated.
Monster Hunter Rise Review
Monster Hunter Rise Review
Monster Hunter Rise's enhanced mobility is so fun you'll never want to go back.