Gareth Brierley

I am an actor and a writer. I act quite a bit on stage, a little bit on tv and never on tuesdays. I have had some of my writing published and have written for TV and stage. I have been playing games since they begun and don't seem to be getting any better.

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After Us Review

After Us not only is a great experience, but a warning to us and the world we live in. 

SimAirport Review

If you’re a fan of the sim world, where you need to be involved in every decision, micro-managing every detail in every department, then you will have an amazing time with SimAirport. But should you be coming along for your first experience of the genre, this is perhaps not the best game to start with.

Tin Hearts Review

It may take a couple of levels, but you’ll get hooked by Tin Hearts. The world, gameplay ideas, and touching story are all good enough to reel you in.

No One Lives Under the Lighthouse Review

Original and intriguing while at the same time being strange and beguiling, No One Lives Under the Lighthouse works some old-school visuals in the best of ways.

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Review

I want to admit something now, in front of you all, and that is, I have no rhythm whatsoever. I am a terrible dancer and wannabe musician. I just don’t understand the beat. In gaming terms I have avoided all the Guitar Hero/Rock band/DJ hero type clones knowing fully well that I would suck at them. So it is with great trepidation that I stumble into what I thought was one of the above type of games. I was very wrong; it’s something else completely and that something is very good. Music is still the main ingredient and inspiration for the game, but it’s used in such an interesting way that even a two left-footed, tone-deaf idiot like myself can play it.

King’s Quest: Chapter One – A Knight To Remember Review

It was with great excitement and nostalgia that I sat down to play the first chapter of a new adventure in King’s Quest with the promise of five downloadable chunks coming over the next year. Am I disappointed? Does it still excite me? Does it make me want to cry into a bottle of whiskey late at night in the dark remembering my lost youth? The answers are no, yes and yes, but I normally do that anyway on a Thursday.

Lifeless Planet Review

It all starts with you looking out of a small window, hurtling away from earth at thousands of miles per hour. You’re an astronaut in a spacecraft watching the earth getting smaller and smaller until it’s a tiny dot. A picture of a loved one blu-tacked to the side of the spacecraft window. Who is she? Your mission? Unknown. Blackout. Instantly you find yourself hurtling down towards the atmosphere of a small planet, is it Earth? Blackout. You’re now standing on this planet, in your spacesuit; your craft is destroyed behind you. The world is beautiful, but barren and as the title says…lifeless. Your oxygen levels are dangerously low and you see something flashing in the distance.

Project Root Review

In the late 1980’s you might have found me in your local arcade with a fistful of 10 pence's. Games like R-TYPE were my drugs, where I would start the game, play frantically for five minutes, get killed five times, then GAME OVER. Without blinking, the next ten pence would be put in and I would start the process over again, maybe getting a bit further and a bit older. It was fun, adrenaline pumping and addictive. So when after 25 years later I got a chance to play Project Root by OPQAM, a table top shooter that promised the old style game I knew so well, but with new free roaming, open world action, I was so excited, I even considered growing a mullet again.

Slender: The Arrival Review

It’s just past midnight and I am settling down to play Slender The Arrival. Ten minutes later and I find myself slightly sweaty with goose bumps appearing all over my legs and arms. Five minutes more and I am now frowning heavily, while feeling very scared, looking behind me, glancing out of the window nervously and jumping suddenly, even through I know it’s just a game. Repeat, it’s just a game

Xbox One – 3 things they nailed…..and 3 they most certainly didn’t!

It's coming up to two months since the Xbox One launched. Our first 168 hours with the Xbox One turned out to be rather successful but now, over 1000 hours later we've started to notice the really great things

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

Time waits for no man, as the saying goes, and so it proves as Autumn rolls into Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 and with the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges. We've got some flamingos to catch!

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

SteelSeries release the Arctis Nova 4 headset for Xbox, PlayStation and PC

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 4 promises to deliver the audio that any gamer requires, built for our gaming lifestyles, providing accessible and affordable wireless freedom along the way.

A new three-piece teases the Game Pass community

It was only a week ago that a triple treat of treasures arrived on the Game Pass scene, but once again Xbox players can welcome in another three games - this three-piece will tease you into submission too. 

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.

Latest Reviews

Minecraft Legends Review

Minecraft Legends is a proper strategy game, despite the friendly look. Scratching the surface will show a surprising amount of depth and whilst hardcore RTS players may sneer, it brings a ton of fun to the table.

Ghostlore Review

If you have an interest in an ARPG, and are looking for something outside of Diablo, Ghostlore is well worth your time. 

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 Review

Ultimately, World Championship Boxing Manager 2 swings and misses with its simple, yet repetitive, boxing management sim.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

A sadly undercooked game that shows sparks of promise and a real passion for the source material. Unfortunately it is tough to recommend The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in its current form, especially at full price.

Infini Review

Stick around with Infini and it will stick around with you long after you have finished it.