Gemma Young

I'm a part-time gamer and a full-time writer of science-y things. On the few odd occasions that I'm able to wrestle the Xbox controller away from the avid gamers in my family, I enjoy spending time playing puzzle and adventure games.

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Game Changers: The Video Game Revolution – Book Review

Game Changers: The Video Game Revolution is the ultimate A-Z guide to nearly 300 of the world’s most iconic games spanning the last 70 years.

Climbing new heights with DON’T NOD’s Jusant

Jusant promises to scale some serious heights. 

Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery coming to Game Pass and Console

You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve three thrilling mysteries. Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery is announced for Game Pass and console!

Promenade announced for 2024 release

Promenade on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC is a 2D Collectathon inspired by the best 3D platformers - and it’s coming in 2024.

Just Sing Review

I’m something of a connoisseur of singing and dancing games, having played and reviewed a fair few. The boys on the TXH team just don’t seem so keen on these types of games, or they just don’t want to admit it. I must confess to enjoying dancing more than singing games, for the simple fact that my singing is even worse than my dancing. But did playing Just Sing make me change my mind?

Just Dance 2016 Review

Just Dance 2016 is the latest offering from the famous franchise that has been churning out dance party games since 2009. But is Just Dance 2016 offering anything that is new, or could you quite happily get by with a previous version?

NOW That’s What I Call Sing! Review

I’m pretty sure that many music fans in the UK will have owned at least one of the NOW That’s What I Call Music volumes over the last few decades. Singing into your hairbrush along to the latest pop hits was a teenage ritual for many. Now, this iconic brand has released its own version of a karaoke singing game. So put down the hairbrush, pick up a microphone and let’s get singing.

Back to the Future – The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition Review

Back to the Future day has been and gone with little fuss. One new addition to my life however was that I got to play Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition. Did this make up in the slightest of the lack of a food rehydrator in my life?

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Review

As a fan of point and click adventures, the Broken Sword franchise has provided me with many hours of puzzling entertainment over the years. So, it was with excitement that I anticipated the opportunity to play the fifth and latest installment from Revolution software: The Serpent’s Curse. The game has all the features you would expect from a Broken Sword title; mystery and intrigue with a spattering of religious subtext and a well-developed sense of humour. Plus, a bit of romance from the ‘will they, won’t they?’ storyline of the two main protagonists.

Pneuma: Breath of Life Review

From the start, this first person puzzler is different to the rest. You are there at the narrator’s birth into a strange world and, like him, you have no idea what is going on. Through his monologue, you learn what he thinks about his world, how he might fit into it and what possibilities it could open up; is he an all-powerful and knowing God?

Threes Review

Threes is a puzzle game that is easy to pick up but not so easy to put down; this single player number matching puzzle game is surprisingly addictive. Is it worth an Xbox One outing?

Just Dance 2015 Review

Ubisoft’s dance centric titles have always passed me by but with the latest version out now on Xbox One and having been a fan of it’s direct opponent, I thought it was high time I tried out another dance game.

Dance Central Spotlight Review

The new title from Harmonix, Dance Central Spotlight is the latest in the Dance Central series but, unlike previous titles, it's download only. Is it worth the cheap price?

Xbox Fitness Review – Should you cancel the gym membership?

You may well have gained a few unwanted pounds for Christmas and are considering ways to losing them. Should you opt for a gym membership or put the Xbox to good use by following the workouts on Xbox Fitness?

The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief Review

Available for download from the Xbox Live Arcade, The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is a single player, point-and-click adventure game which puts you in the role of a Swiss policeman out to unravel the mystery surrounding the theft of a priceless jewel.

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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. 

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