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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LEGO 2K Drive Review

Within the myriad of LEGO racing games, LEGO 2K Drive does just about enough to carve an identity for itself.

Moonrise Fall Review

With themes of loss, death, hope, sadness, survival and everything else, it isn’t necessarily the first-choice setting for a puzzle game. But all that adds up to make Moonrise Fall a unique title in that respect.

Saints Row: The Heist & The Hazardous Review

If you are a fan of the main missions in Saints Row, you will likely have fun with what is found in The Heist & The Hazardous.

Scream VI – Film Review

Scream VI is one of the strongest in the franchise, keeping those meta overtones whilst having plenty of gratuitous violence that fans have been enjoying for nearly 30 years.

Dragon Pinball Review

With its actual mission and objective based gameplay, Dragon Pinball may just be the best pinball game yet from Super PowerUP Games. But based on what has come before it, that isn’t really a compliment.

A confession about my time with Dead Island

Now that the dust has almost settled on the blood-stained streets of HELL-A in Dead Island 2, it is time to get something off my chest. Something that has been affecting my moral compass since 2014 when I played through the original Dead Island in co-op mode, from start to finish. 

The foes get bigger and badder in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

So, you have bested all there is to defeat in Monster Hunter Rise have you? Think you are pretty big after all that? Well, I’ve got some news for you. The job is only half complete, as a fresh batch of monsters need hunting. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – the massive add-on full of massive monsters – is out now for Xbox and PlayStation.

A New Hope emerges in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Another disturbance in the Force approaches in the sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The Star Wars Soulslike is back, bigger and better than ever. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out today on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.

Settling down for an exclusive interview with Coffee Talk Episode 2’s lead writer and narrative designer

It was obvious that the arrival of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly would be of interest. We reached out to the team at Toge Productions in hope of finding out more in advance of release of the sequel. Junki, their lead writer and narrative designer was more than happy to chat.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is perhaps the best thing to come out of the Star Wars franchise since Disney took over.

Season Pass 6 for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is out now

It may be coming up to five years since Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker first released, but it doesn’t show signs of slowing down yet. That’s because another DLC pack has released for it, bringing with it DLC characters 34 – 36. Lets’ see what’s in Season Pass 6 for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Retrieve the Life Fragments and save the world in Light of Life

Another week and another Ratalaika Games port has been released. You know the deal by now: ports of indie games, retro visuals and gameplay but more importantly very easy Gamerscore. And Light of Life, out today on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation is no different to what has been before.

Mr. Brocco and Co. are here to remind you that veggies are good

Ever ordered a takeaway and whilst you are eating it wishing it was vegetables instead? No, me either, but sometimes a pleasant reminder that vegetables exist and are actually quite tasty in themselves never hurt anybody. And that is exactly what this next game does. Mr. Brocco and Co. are here, out today on Xbox and PlayStation.

Experience life as the last human in ITORAH

ITORAH tells the story of being the last human on a world full of masks. If that was me, my sanity would last all of 30 seconds before I started talking to the masks and/or creating new personalities as I wore them. I would not be concerned with discovering why I ended up as the last human, but that’s why this videogame is not about me. Find out just what happened in ITORAH, out today on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

Weave through oncoming traffic in Moto Rush GT

You know how bikers are able to weave through rush hour traffic and not worry about clipping car wing mirrors? Well, here is a game dedicated to that! Moto Rush GT is out today on Xbox.

Find the treasure within in Catacomb Master

Cats are many things, and not all of them positive. Selfish, boisterous, independent, caring, needy and loving are just a few descriptions. But not many people would call them treasure hunters, unless you count half-dead mice and birds as treasure. That is, until now. Play as a treasure hunting cat in Catacomb Master, out today on Xbox and PC.

Chill vibes galore in Homestead Arcana

The humble farming simulator has become to go-to game to relax and unwind with over the years. Older players will remember the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons, whereas younger gamers will have started with Stardew Valley. Whatever you position, one more to add to the list is never a bad thing. And that new one goes by the name of Homestead Arcana, out today on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can also download it and play straight away.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly can’t match up to its predecessor. It lacks the emotional impact of the first game that meant it stuck with you long after completion.

PGA Tour 2K23 vs EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Which is the hole-in-one and which is out of bounds?

Which is the best golf game on Xbox? Is it PGA Tour 2K23 or EA SPORTS PGA TOUR?

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Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 21 – Summer

It is that time of the month again, when a whole new Series rolls around to the sun drenched shores of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5… Series 21 - Summer

The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Film Review

Before The Super Mario Bros. Movie came out, we would have spat out our coffee at the prospect of a Nintendo Cinematic Universe. Now, we’ve got a head full of ideas for Metroid and Legend of Zelda movies.

PGA Tour 2K23 vs EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Which is the hole-in-one and which is out of bounds?

Which is the best golf game on Xbox? Is it PGA Tour 2K23 or EA SPORTS PGA TOUR?

All-new Cities: Skylines – Remastered DLC packs arrive in town

Should you have upgraded your Cities: Skylines experience with the Remastered version of the game, making the most of the power of Xbox Series X|S, building out your city creations with additional tiles, UI improvements and graphical enhancements, then you will probably have interest in the latest DLC packs to hit the game.

Prepare for a Teardown on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

'Critically acclaimed on PC' usually equates to a console release occurring at some point in time. That's the case for Teardown as it is unveiled for Xbox and PlayStation. 

Latest Reviews

Mangavania Review

Overall, there is just a lack of polish in Mangavania, but thankfully it is rather short and you do get an easy 1000 Gamerscore pocketed for finishing it.

Death, Soul & Robots Review

Hidden away in Death, Soul & Robots is a quality Metroidvania, but it keeps punching you in the face when you get close to it.

Gematombe Review

Gematombe launches a decent arcade puzzle concept onto the market, but then misfires in various ways.

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Feathered Species Pack Review

If anything, the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Feathered Species Pack should be picked up on sheer cuteness overload alone.

Protodroid DeLTA Review

Protodroid DeLTA rises above its niggles to emerge as a characterful platformer which pays a faithful tribute to those which inspired it.