Darren Edwards

I have been playing games since a very early age, thanks to my Dad's encouragement. I've been an Xbox gamer since the very beginning, the Master Chief is to thank for that. I'm also a big Nintendo geek, and my other half is a PlayStation nut. I'll play pretty much anything in any genre (although FIFA and COD maybe pushing it).

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Super Crazy Rhythm Castle Review

Super Crazy Rhythm Castle is wacky, inventive and a whole lot of fun. If you can see through the asking price, you’ll be tapping away in no time.

Why You Should Be Excited for Tekken 8

It’s been a long time since I’ve played a proper arcade fighting game, and even longer since I’ve played Tekken - but Tekken 8 is coming!

Trash is Fun Review

Trash is Fun is a wholesome (if brief) experience that just goes to show that recycling can indeed be fun.

Thirsty Suitors Review

Thirsty Suitors may not boast the best mechanics or the flashiest gimmicks, but it more than makes up for that by telling a wonderfully evocative, charming and often funny story.

World War Z Review

World War Z is lots of fun and easy to pick up and play, despite being a little on the expensive side. It may not have loads of new ideas, but it delivers a solid online PvP experience that doesn’t disappoint, especially on the zombie front.

Why the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a mistake

Trust me, this time next year, this will all have just been a bad dream.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered Review

Assassin's Creed III Remastered on Xbox One is a good game which is fun to play. The graphics may be significantly improved but this is essentially the same as it was seven years ago, albeit now up against much stronger competition.

5 of the Most Influential Game Soundtracks

Music within video games has the unique ability to tip off players with what’s going to happen next and is by far the most effective way of setting the mood. But right now it’s time to hit pause, and look back at five of the most influential game soundtracks ever to grace the Xbox family, and why they resonate with players so much.

Windscape Review

Windscape will instantly feel familiar for numerous reasons. It’s quite clearly inspired by Nintendo’s groundbreaking Legend of Zelda series and is also reminiscent of the free-to-play MMORPG RuneScape, which was released way back in 2001; for those of us old enough to remember. The question is, how does Windscape stack up against such cherished games? Is it a pale imitation or does it come across as a worthy successor?

Blood Waves Review

Blood Waves? Hmmmm. What could this possibly be about I hear you ask. Well, this is a game that certainly does what it says on the tin, but sadly not much else.

Treasure Stack Review

I often reflect on which genre of game has taken up most of my time, and the humble puzzler has to be right up there near the top. I simply cannot resist the combination of the pick up and play, one more go elements. Chuck in some online competitive play to top things off and you’ve got yourself a hit, in my humble opinion. Enter Treasure Stack, which has my wish list firmly in its crosshairs.

Taking in the UK’s Largest Retro Video Games Market

The timing was perfect, or disastrous depending on how you look at it. I had just been paid and was nearing the end of a week off work. I was heading, fiancee in tow, to the UK’s biggest retro video games market. I have been to many collector’s shops, but never anything on this scale; to say I was excited was an understatement.

Awesome Pea Review

So, here’s the pitch. You’re a greedy little pea, who simply loves gold. All you can do is run and jump to traverse the Awesome Islands World, avoiding enemies and traps as well as collecting coins and gems on the way. Oh, and did I mention you are almost too cute for words? Now if that doesn’t sound, ahem, appealing, I don’t know what will.

Access Denied Review

Access Denied instantly conjures up memories of the multiplayer hoot that is “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes”. In that game you have to work together to disarm a bomb. One player uses a physical instruction manual for direction on how to do this, as the other inputs the commands on screen. The look and feel of Access Denied has a lot in common with that game, but do the similarities only run skin deep?

Complete your collection at the UK’s biggest retro gaming market!

On Sunday 3rd March at the Doncaster Dome, the UK’s longest running retro video games market in the country will be back, and bigger than ever. There will be all sorts goodies for sale ranging from classic game memorabilia to the latest releases. Private sellers and traders will be out in force, so there’s no finer opportunity to bag a bargain.

Splinter Cell – The evolution of gaming’s greatest spy

Speculation around the announcement of the 7th Splinter Cell game seems to have reached new peaks recently, with many predicting confirmation of the project's existence is imminent. In the meantime, it seems like an opportune moment to recall exactly how we got here. So sit back, slip your night vision goggles on and stock up on sticky shockers, it's time to head back to where it all began.

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword Review

You’re familiar with the story, boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl gets kidnapped. Boy seeks to rescue girl. It’s all fairly standard stuff, which games have arguably done to death over the years. Predictable plot aside, and with many, many other similar games out there, is JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword worth your valuable time and money?

Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Review

This remastered bundle provides the perfect reason to revisit Agent 47 in his finest outings, discounting the more recent episodic titles from that statement. It's easy to forget just how long the bald assassin has been silently and ruthlessly bumping off his targets, and he doesn't always make the list when considering iconic gaming mascots. To me, however, he is exactly that. It’s time to dust off your Silverballers, and revisit some classics.

Steamroll Review

Every now and then a game will appear from seemingly nowhere and immediately catch my eye. Straight away I’ll think, “I definitely want to play that”. Steamroll is one such game.

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Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name may be a shorter and smaller Like a Dragon game, but it doesn’t skimp on quality.

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Super Crazy Rhythm Castle is wacky, inventive and a whole lot of fun. If you can see through the asking price, you’ll be tapping away in no time.

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For fans of pinball, Smoots Pinball is a definite avoid. Even for younger gamers, arguably who the game is really pitched at, there still isn’t really much to recommend here.

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If you're a mobile gamer, and make the most of Game Pass and the Cloud, you'll find everything you want - and then some - in the GameSir G8 Galileo controller.