Richard Dobson

Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.

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Madden NFL 24 Review

The excellent on-field action in Madden NFL 24 is badly let down by the performance elsewhere.

Head Into the Sky and explore the clouds above

It sounds precarious, but is actually a calming experience. Into the Sky is out today on Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition – Xbox Series X|S Edition Review

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition for the Xbox Series X|S is a bit of a strange beast.

PowerA Advantage Wired Controller for Xbox – Sonic Style Review

The PowerA Advantage Wired Controller for Xbox - Sonic Style comes in many shades of blue

Land on your feet in Cats and the Other Lives

I simply don’t understand cats. But the cat in this latest game looks to be a bit more interesting, piecing together a narrative decades in the making. Find out what in Cats and the Other Lives, out now on Xbox.

Starfield Review

Figuratively and literally, Starfield is the next evolution for a Bethesda game; taking that framework and that sandbox before applying it 1000 times over.

Halo: Outcasts – Book Review

Halo: Outcasts is very unlike the Halo games we are used to.

Mortal Kombat 1 – Kontinuing to build out the roster

Available to those who have pre-ordered the game on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, we have been given the chance to try out some of the Mortal Kombat 1 combatants in both the classic Towers mode as well as some online multiplayer.

7 best Xbox and Game Pass games to play before Starfield

We are literally just days away from one of the biggest Xbox exclusives ever: Starfield. But there are other games to play too. Ease yourself into the 7 best Xbox and Game Pass games to play before the release of Starfield.

Keep Rollin’ On in Marble It Up! Ultra on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC

The wait is over with the launch of Marble It Up! Ultra on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC today.

Quantum: Recharged Review

Quantum: Recharged feels like a disappointing callback to some of the earlier Recharged games.

Early Access for Madden NFL 24 Starts Now

Early access for Madden NFL 24 starts right now.

Strange Horticulture Review

There is a charm to Strange Horticulture, even with the occult themes and downtempo music, but only if you can stick it out long enough.

Saints Row: A Song of Ice and Dust Review

Whilst A Song of Ice and Dust may be the most fun DLC for Saints Row 2022, there are still question marks over it in terms of length.

Retro looking football but with a modern twist – Legend Bowl is on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch

The Madden NFL franchise isn’t going anywhere any time soon. But now another competitor has arrived in the form of Legend Bowl on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

Legend Bowl Review

Legend Bowl may not be a Madden killer, but it can stand toe-to-toe with the licensed franchise.

Need some herbal medicine? Occult puzzler Strange Horticulture on Xbox has you sorted

Strange Horticulture on Xbox brings the occult into the green-fingered world today.

Horror-themed street brawler Night Slashers arrives on Antstream Arcade

We’re talking monsters, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. That is Night Slashers, and it is the latest game to launch in Antstream Arcade on Xbox.

Remnant II Review

Nothing pleases me more than being in the worlds of Remnant II

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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

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.

Tenebris Pictura Review

The setup and strange magical story are to be loved in Tenebris Pictura.