Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


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]

8.4

Great

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

Black Marks? People have been talking about Call of Duty dropping single player from the modes available for years and years and years. Well, you finally got what you wished for, and instead you get treble the zombies maps and a new battle royale mode, Blackout. Is it a sacrifice worth making? Story: Activision and Treyarch kept promising that despite Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 not having a campaig...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Somewhere, over the Horizon…? ‘Forza Horizon 4‘ races onto the scene after some increasingly confident DLC for Horizon 3, although the main series has struggled to make forward steps for a couple of iterations now. Does a change of scenery to good old Britain make all the difference? Story: The Horizon games have always tried to add on a bit of a ‘story-lite’ feel to the racing whilst ...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 – Roads Review

Streets ahead?: No Chloe. No Max. Words I was saddened to hear when Dontnod started to talk about what was next for the Life is Strange universe. The tales of Arcadia bay were charming, touching, sometimes a bit emotional, but hugely well-crafted despite the occasional odd line of dialogue. Story: This new game tells the tale from the perspective of Sean Diaz, a 16 year old kid from Seattle. Like ...[Read More]

8.7

Great

FIFA 19 Review

Championes? FIFA has stolen the Champions League license from Konami, made the football a bit more theatrical, and brought in a new commentary team for European games. Is this the definitive football game? Story: FIFA’s “The Journey” comes to a conclusion this year, as we follow the story of the Hunter siblings trying to win the Champions League and Women’s World Cup, along with the adventures of ...[Read More]

7.4

Good

Planet Alpha Review

Planet Beta? ‘Planet Alpha‘ is the latest 2D indie side-scrolling platformer, this time from the minds of some former IO developers (the Hitman team). Does this sci-fi adventure, made by a tiny team from Denmark, do enough to tickle my taste-buds? Story: Despite the small team, Team 17 have chosen this to be their 100th game, so were probably pretty confident in it? Planet Alpha is one...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

V-Rally 4 Review

V-Really good? V-Rally 99 for N64 was my first rally game nearly 20 years ago, although Sega Rally had been a huge arcade favourite of mine. From a home perspective though, it was the game that has seen me play countless off-road games over the years. It’s been a long time since a V-Rally game came out, but can Kyloton capture the arcade racing spirit of the originals? Story: The original couple o...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Review

They think it’s all UEFA, it is now…: ‘Pro Evolution Soccer‘ has always struggled to get the licenses of juggernaut FIFA. But losing the Champions League and UEFA cup is arguably a body blow that Konami will struggle to recover from. Is Pro Evo as good as ever or like the new fatigue feature, is it on its last legs? Story: Konami still won’t/ can’t/ don’t bother with a story mode. Inst...[Read More]

7.5

Good

We Happy Few XB1 Review

Joy to the World? ‘We Happy Few‘ first got an audience many years ago, but after launching in Early Access as yet another survival game, it went into hibernation for nearly two years before emerging as more of a Bioshock style of game. Was the extra time worth the wait? Story: The extra time has basically gone into three expansive, narrative driven storyline adventures, where you play ...[Read More]

The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan Hands-On Preview

Last Monday, we were invited to an exclusive post-Gamescom preview of all of Namco Bandai’s upcoming lineup. Without the pressure of timed demos in the convention centre, we sat down for a more relaxed playthrough of some of this year’s most anticipated titles. Read on for our thoughts. An old school survival horror game and Namco are not really easy going bedfellows, but “The Dark Pictures ...[Read More]

Twin Mirror Hands-On Preview

Last Monday, we were invited to an exclusive post-Gamescom preview of all of Namco Bandai’s upcoming lineup. Without the pressure of timed demos in the convention centre, we sat down for a more relaxed playthrough of some of this year’s most anticipated titles. Read on for our thoughts. “Twin Mirror” has a more realistic visual feel than Dontnod’s seminal work Life is strange, but you ...[Read More]

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