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Shovel Knight review

Shovel Knight Review

September 12, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I launched into Shovel Knight with some pretty hefty expectations given the buzz about it being one of the standout indie titles of 2014. Catchy chiptunes, uber-hard platform mechanics, old school rescue-the-princess storyline re-imagined with shovels instead of swords…

Metro Redux review

Metro Redux Review

September 9, 2014 | by Adam Vjestica

There’s a reason I don’t watch the news. Terrorist threat this, unstoppable virus that. It’s a never ending onslaught of misery and fear that can turn any optimist into a bitter, disenchanted individual…

Video Games the movie review

Video Games: The Movie Review

August 15, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Making a documentary on any subject, let alone video games, isn’t easy. It requires a lot of research, finding the right people for in-depth interviews and has a painstakingly long editing process. In 2012 James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot released their tour de force Indie Game: The Movie…

Sacred 3 review

Sacred 3 Review

August 5, 2014 | by Mike Slater

Since 2008’s top-down action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, series developers Ascaron sadly went into administration and handed the reins over to former publishers Deep Silver, who had interests in developing a sequel…

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review

July 31, 2014 | by Adam Vjestica

When Abe broke wind for the first time it was potent, a little wet, but most importantly, it was a smelly sign of friendship. This giggle-inducing trump forged an unbreakable bond between me and the sinewy saviour of the Mudokon people, and the stench of joy we both shared on that day still lingers on…

Transistor Review

Transistor Review

July 21, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Supergiant Games have a special place in my personal “Who’s Who” of indie game developers. It was back when I reviewed their masterpiece action-RPG Bastion that I became an instant indie game advocate, enthralled with Logan Cunningham’s gruff narration and Darren Korb’s hypnotising soundtrack…

Nintendo Pocket Football Club review

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Review

July 17, 2014 | by Adam Vjestica

No one gave Akiba Aces a chance. And honestly, who in their right mind would? After all, this was a team of hapless no hopers; a rag tag bunch of below average players, struggling to stay relevant in the fast-moving world of professional football. Fan support was dwindling, the dried-out pitch was barely fit for purpose, and the notion of top division football was an unobtainable, almost cruel dream…

Light review

Light Review

July 15, 2014 | by Jonathan Trussler

Light is one of the most perfectly self-described games I’ve ever played. The entire focus of Light is avoiding the fluorescent streams of illumination that emanate from the square-shaped guards that patrol each level…

Tomodachi Life review

Tomodachi Life Review

July 7, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

It’s 4:45 pm on the island. A rap battle is taking place between Eiji Aonuma and Ganondorf. Elsewhere, Awesome Games Editor-in-Chief Adam Vjestica is farting alone in his apartment. Welcome to Tomodachi Life, one of the best non-games I have ever played…

worms battlegrounds review

Worms Battlegrounds Review

June 9, 2014 | by Joe Martin

Familiarity can be either a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view, and Worms Battlegrounds is a perfect example of this. On the one hand, it’s as fun and quirky as it ever was, because nothing much has changed since the series’ first entries. On the other hand, it feels just like every other Worms game you’ve ever played…

Mario Golf: World Tour review

Mario Golf: World Tour Review

May 20, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

It’s been ten years since the last Mario Golf title, Advance Tour, graced our GBAs with its charming role-playing presence, so it’s high time we were due another entry in the beloved Mario sports series. Thankfully, Camelot have stepped up to the tee once again with Mario Golf: World Tour on the 3DS…