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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#BLUD Review

#BLUD is a valiant attempt to break the mould of the traditional dungeon crawler.

The Best New Xbox and Game Pass games releasing in June 2024

It’s June, and as we continue to look to the future, new games are found dropping onto Xbox and Game Pass in the month ahead. 

10 of the best new Xbox and Game Pass releases for April 2024

What are the 10 finest games set to release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and through Game Pass in April 2024?

Harold Halibut – the stop-motion underwater Game Pass adventure you will want to play

It’s safe to say that Harold Halibut caught our attention and imagination with its unique style, setting and story.

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.

Build the perfect dog with Wobbledogs Console Edition

Do you like science? Do you like dogs? Then you’ll love Wobbledogs Console Edition.

Create your dream garden with Garden Simulator

Looking after a garden can be fun and rewarding, but it takes time, and who wants to spend their spare time mowing or weeding? With Garden Simulator you get to experience all the joys of gardening without any of the boring bits.

Race for the antidote with Size Matters

In Size Matters you play as a scientist who accidentally swallowed a chemical that is causing them to shrink smaller and smaller every second.

Get ready for Eurovision with Let’s Sing 2023 DLC

Everyone’s favourite European singing contest is returning to our screens on Saturday 13th May, and to get you in the mood is some new DLC for everyone's favourite sing-a-long game, Let's Sing 2023.

Choosing our destiny with Harmony: The Fall of Reverie – DON’T NOD’s new narrative adventure

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie is the new narrative adventure game from DON’T NOD, developers well-known for their powerful and immersive narrative games. We got to play the first two chapters of the game, due to release in June 2023.

Food for gamers: Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! Official Cookbook Review

If you are a fan of Minecraft and food (and who isn’t?) then we highly recommend the Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! Official Cookbook.

Strange things are afoot at Varney Lake

Varney Lake is the second visual novel in the Pixel Pulp trilogy, following on from Mothmen 1966, from developer LCB Game Studio and publisher Chorus Worldwide. 

Embark on a spooky adventure with Creepy Tale 2

Creepy Tale 2 is a spooky cartoon puzzle adventure inspired by Central European fairy tales

Enjoy sweet success with Sweet Bakery Tycoon

If you've ever dreamed about running your own bakery, then Sweet Bakery Tycoon could be your cup of tea (or coffee) as you get to create and manage a bakery of your dreams.

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Hands-on with Valorant on Xbox – the next big shooter to take the console market by storm

Valorant on Xbox is an ultra-competitive, free-to-play FPS that will have you sweating from tension.

5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One

As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.

Looking Back to 2012 and the super sexy combos of Devil May Cry HD Collection

For those of you who have been living under a rock or deep in the jungle for the last ten years, the Devil May Cry games feature a protagonist called Dante. And this is Dante when he was just effortlessly cool...

#BLUD Review

#BLUD is a valiant attempt to break the mould of the traditional dungeon crawler.

Goat Simulator 3 adds the Multiverse of Nonsense DLC

Love the madness of Goat Simulator 3? Well, it's about to ramp up once more with the addition of the first piece of DLC - Multiverse of Nonsense. 

Latest Reviews

#BLUD Review

#BLUD is a valiant attempt to break the mould of the traditional dungeon crawler.

Still Wakes the Deep Review

Still Wakes the Deep is a linear game, one that will take you roughly six hours or so to complete.

Alchemist: The Potion Monger Review

Alchemist: The Potion Monger is a good, family-friendly game that will satisfy those looking to brew up some magic in the depths of a cauldron.

Democracy 4: Console Edition Review

The sheer level of detail in Democracy 4: Console Edition is very impressive.

Downward: Enhanced Edition Review

Downward: Enhanced Edition is a bit of a bargain. The parkour elements are fun, as it allows the player to zip and jump around, whilst the exploration of a ruined world brings secrets to the fore.