Alister Kennedy

A gaming writer for TheXboxHub, Ali loves the finer things in life, like Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Gaming since the '80s on multiple platforms. Podcast host and video editor.

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Quake II Review

Quake II is a great value package, well priced and showered with love and care. It may not go on playlist rotation, but it’ll be hard to turn down a game of Quake II when asked.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Review

Maybe this is not a game of the year contender, but it’s probably a good starting point for the new direction and rejuvenation of Double Dragon.

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales Review

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales may not top many game of the year lists, but it is a unique experience that is fun to play throughout its short runtime.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Review 

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is not the best Metroidvania out there, but in a sea full of them, this would definitely be swimming close to the top. That is all thanks to its fantastic combat, upgrade system and setting.

Greyhill Incident Review

Greyhill Incident feels like an unfortunate swing and a miss at a hugely underused slice of horror. Using Greys as a threat should make for a rather tense and scary alien abduction experience, but whilst Greyhill Incident is indeed horrific, sadly it is done so in all the wrong ways.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is special - a game that needs to be experienced by all at least once, it is one of the finest puzzle games you will ever play.

Finishing them with Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 is a game we have had a look at, hands-on via a technical stress test.

Toodee and Topdee Review

Toodee and Topdee is a cleverly thought out game, running nice visuals, a relaxing soundtrack and unique gameplay mechanics.

Star Trek: Resurgence Review

One of the best games of 2023 so far, Star Trek: Resurgence deserves to be spoken about as discussions surround the best Star Trek storyline of all time.

Slicing ‘em up with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre could be the one to dethrone Dead by Daylight, and I can’t wait for full launch in August. 

Super Mega Baseball 4 Review

MLB The Show is still the undisputed king of baseball games. Super Mega Baseball 4 is there for the casual or younger players, but it'll be hard to keep eyes on this for very long.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a hugely enjoyable title. No back reading is required here - just a happy trigger finger.

Street Fighter 6 Review

A bursting-at-the-seams package full of things to discover, all while welcoming newcomers and pleasing veterans, Street Fighter 6 is most certainly a game of the year contender.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

A sadly undercooked game that shows sparks of promise and a real passion for the source material. Unfortunately it is tough to recommend The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in its current form, especially at full price.

Evil Wizard Review

Evil Wizard takes twisted humour and easy to learn mechanics to craft a Metroidvania, action-RPG that you should take the time to play.

Star Trek Online – Xbox Series X|S Review

The lack of features brought by the Xbox Series X|S upgrade does not detract from the fun available in Star Trek Online, but you’ll need to look past the 2007 graphical style.

Redfall Review

Redfall is a competent action shooter - the only problem is that the market is filled with other options that do things a bit better.

Creed III – Film Review

Strange directional choices aside, Creed III is an exceptionally good movie.

MLB The Show 23 Review

If you are looking to play some baseball, MLB The Show 23 is 100% the first option to pick.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – Film Review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is definitely a better movie than the original non-Energon Transformers saga, but also a less exciting one.

Embrace the car culture of The Crew Motorfest

It's about going all-in and embracing the car culture of The Crew Motorfest. Start your engines - this is going to be a wild ride. 

Embraced by Autumn Review

The intro promises some future dramatic, potentially even salacious turns, but not one of the four different stories delivers. It’s all too tentative. In the end, Embraced by Autumn could have done with just a little more confidence and sass.

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 24 – Spring

The hot season has appeared in Mexico and the world of Forza Horizon 5. Are you ready to bring the virtual heat to the streets of Mexico, with a whole new bunch of events with the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 24 Spring. 

Call of the Wild: The Angler Review

When all the aspects of Call of the Wild: The Angler come together, the resulting mix is actually a pleasant place to spend a few hours.

Latest Reviews

The Isle Tide Hotel Review

If you're an FMV fan then you're going to enjoy a lot of what The Isle Tide Hotel has to offer. But just remember - don’t ever leave your room at night. 

Childish Energy Review – the cool kids on the energy drinks block

Childish Energy must impress to get the likes of Sneak Energy and G Fuel turning their heads. Read on for our thoughts on the latest guests to the energy drinks party.

Mirrored Souls Review

Mirrored Souls does get frustrating at times and it will test your patience with every turn, but there is a lot to love here.

Urbek City Builder Review

In a genre that is dominated by Cities: Skylines, it’s good to see something new pop up. Especially when it is perhaps a more friendly, simple sim experience like that found here in Urbek City Builder.

Mondealy Review

Mondealy comes in at a perfect price point, especially when you consider the six hour or so adventure you’ll have.