Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


7.9

Good

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Review

Dividing lines? The first Division was an interesting and intriguing proposition, a loot shooter & MMO in a gritty version of New York where rioters and gangs have taken over. After a somewhat politicised announcement, does “The Division 2” learn from the mistakes of the past? Story: The game has endured a pretty rocky road from announcement about how overtly political it has seeme...[Read More]

9.1

Amazing

Metro Exodus Review

Choo-choose this one! I’ve been a big fan of the dark, brooding and melancholy Metro games. They’ve managed to bring a real sense of world-building and story-telling to the world of first-person shooters, and their pacing and design has generally gone very much against the general grain of shooters, which has been to make them bolder, brasher, faster and more multi-player focused. Can “Metro...[Read More]

8.9

Great

DiRT Rally 2.0 Review

If in doubt… The first Dirt Rally was an intense, hardcore racing sim for the nerdiest of off-road drivers. Is this sequel more accessible, or does it double down on providing super-accurate racing? Story: Certainly, when you dive into ‘My Team’, which acts as the career mode, you’ll immediately notice that there’s even less help for new drivers here than the first game. You’ll have to learn on th...[Read More]

9.1

Amazing

Resident Evil 2 Review

Resident Peeve-il? Resident Evil 2 was somewhat of a masterpiece at the time, creating a critical, commercial and social groundswell that few titles manage to grasp. It remains a fan favourite and a real nostalgia trip. So it comes as little surprise that over 20 years on, Capcom have decided to go back to the police station of Racoon City… Having said that, tank controls just don’t hit the spot a...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review

You spin me right round baby…? Gwent was a fantastic addition to The Witcher 3. Unsurprisingly, given the popularity of virtual CCGs like Hearthstone, Gwent was spun off into its own game. Eventually, it spawned a single-player experience, which has now been spun off into a whole game by itself. But is Thronebreaker worth experiencing or is it a cynical cash-grab given the popularity of Gwent? Sto...[Read More]

7.3

Good

RIDE 3 Review

A milestone release? “Ride 3” is, unbelievably, the 5th game Italian racing outfit Milestone have released in 2018 (Gravel, MXGP Pro, Moto GP 18 and Monster Energy Supercross being the others) alone. With this remarkable release schedule, can quality be maintained? Story: Ride’s career starts out promisingly. There’s a neat introduction video, produced to a reasonable standard. Then ea...[Read More]

8.7

Great

Battlefield V Review

Gives the competition the V sign? Call of Duty launched without a single-player campaign. PUBG is losing the hearts and minds of players. Battlefield V was announced as having single-player, multiplayer and a battle royale mode. Surely it’s the most compelling shooter package of the year? Story: Unfortunately, you don’t actually get all of the campaign yet. Things start out promisingly, with a sec...[Read More]

7.7

Good

Fallout 76 Review

Best kept in the vault? Fallout is obviously a beloved series, and an attempt to take it online met with some criticism when revealed at E3 this year. But with ESO going from strength to strength, surely Bethseda have what it takes to make a success of it? Story: Unfortunately, it quickly becomes clear that the move to an online-focus has necessitated some changes to the way that Bethseda deliver ...[Read More]

8.2

Great

HITMAN 2 Review

Silent but deadly… The 2016 Hitman reboot caught both the imagination of the gaming press and public, and seemed perfect for the episodic format in which it was released. But with the sales apparently disappointing long-term publisher Square Enix, a period of uncertainty for the studio, and now a full, boxed release through WB games, how has this turmoil affected everyone’s favourite bald assassin...[Read More]

8

Great

Call of Cthulhu Review

The right call? It’s not really a spoiler to say that I love role playing games, both in pen-and-paper and video game form. So I’ve been fascinated to see how Cyanide Studio’s take on the Chaosium RPG will turn out. Will “Call Of Cthulhu” be a well-used license, or just an excuse to turn out a few horror tropes in a game with few RPG mechanics? Story: Cyanide Studio certainly doesn’t t...[Read More]

7.1

Good

GRIP: Combat Racing Review

Fighting against gravity? Somehow, I remember Rollcage quite fondly, despite not remembering what platform I may have played it on, and despite definitely spending more time with Wipeout and Extreme G as a kid. Does this spiritual successor get it right? Story: GRIP has some really cool artwork for the loading screens, which makes it look like it was going to have a proper story at some point. The...[Read More]

8.1

Great

Space Hulk: Tactics Review

Tactical Error? Space Hulk is one of Games Workshop’s most iconic settings, and it should probably be of little surprise that there have been 4 games in recent memory bearing the title. But after the disappointment of Vermintide-style Space Hulk Deathwing, does the return to the turn-based Tactics mean a return to form? Story: One of the most interesting aspects of Tactics is the fact it also pres...[Read More]

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