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.

Is Sneak Hydrate the best gaming hydration drink?

Now Sneak, known for their highly popular energy drinks, have jumped onto the bandwagon with their version of the gaming hydration drink - Sneak Hydrate.

Dordogne – a colourful palette of emotions now on Xbox and Game Pass

Dordogne is a narrative adventure game in 3D watercolour from Focus Entertainment.

Get ready for some feline fun with Cat Souls on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC

Are you ready for some feline fun? Put a paws on your life and give Cat Souls on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC a play. 

Amnesia: The Bunker – A Masterpiece in Game Pass Survival Horror

Launching now across Xbox, Game Pass, PC and Playstation is Amnesia: The Bunker, a first-person survival horror game.

Star in your own nature documentary with AWAY: The Survival Series on Xbox

AWAY: The Survival Series is a 3rd-person adventure game where you play as a young sugar glider on a journey to save his family.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged racing onto consoles this fall

Mattel, Inc. and Milestone today announced Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged.

Build a civilization whilst enjoying a game of solitaire with Age of Solitaire

Age of Solitaire: Build Civilization on Xbox combines the classic card game with a civilisation-building aspect for a challenging yet rewarding game.

Find and Pet all the felines in A Building Full of Cats

Welcome to A Building Full of Cats on Xbox, a hidden object game where you have to pet all the cats in a building.

Chronicles of 2 Heroes Amaterasu’s Wrath: retro platforming in feudal Japan

Prepare to embark on a thrilling adventure with Chronicles of 2 Heroes Amaterasu's Wrath on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC, a mesmerising 16-bit action platformer that seamlessly combines the best of Metroidvania gameplay with breath-taking pixel art.

Dice Legacy: Definitive Edition – build a settlement on console with a throw of the dice

Out today and joining the (some might say too small) list of strategy games on Xbox and PlayStation is Dice Legacy: Definitive Edition. 

Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition is remastered for consoles

Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition is the latest creation to head onto consoles from Aardman.

Set off on an epic adventure with Onigo Hunter

Onigo Hunter is a single-player, turn-based RPG where you embark on an ultimate quest to become the best hunter in the Kingdom and help restore the missing king to his throne.

All aboard! Become a rail entrepreneur with Railway Empire 2

With the original Railway Empire releasing back in 2018, we’ve been waiting a long time for its sequel. But, good news as the wait is over and Railway Empire 2 has chugged into a number of platforms (see what we did there?).

Save your squad as Bat Boy!

X PLUS and Sonzai Games's co-developed and Kickstarter-backed title Bat Boy is available to buy, download, play and enjoy.

Go on a global adventure with Lost Artifacts 5: Frozen Queen

Lost Artifacts 5: Frozen Queen is the next title in the long list of Lost Artifacts games released onto Xbox after Lost Artifacts: Golden Island, Soulstone and Time Machine. Once more you’ll be helping the gang as they head out on a new adventure.

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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

XEL Review

For the good - the visuals, audio, navigation of paths and occasional combat moments - there are tens of things in XEL that will hold you back.

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.