Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


8.9

Great

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

The Komplete Fighter? Mortal Kombat is a series that I’ve come back to time and time again, despite being rubbish at fighting games. Whether it was MK 2 or 3 in the arcade, MK4 on the N64, Deadly Alliance on the GameCube, I’ve always been interested. And recently the crazy storylines have had me more than intrigued. 11 games in, does the franchise still deliver? Story: The narrative in MK11 –...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Dangerous Driving Review

2 Fast 2 Dangerous? Let me make this very clear. The Burnout games are some of my all-time favourites. The sense of speed. The deformation of the cars. The bright, airy feel of the levels. The challenge. After several attempts, the team at 3 Fields (who are all veterans of the original games) have finally drummed up enough support to put out a spiritual successor, “Dangerous Driving“. ...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Yoshi’s Crafted World Review

Well crafted? The Yoshi games have always been quite divisive amongst Nintendo fans, both from an art style and gameplay perspective. Still, after a glut of excellent exclusives, can there possibly be any issues with a new Yoshi platformer in 2019? Story: Unfortunately, the attempt at story is even more contrived than your average Nintendo platformer. Kamel and Baby Bowser show up in an airship an...[Read More]

8.5

Great

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Complete Review

Skybound or crashing to earth? The first season of The Walking Dead was my Game of the Year when it came out, and I was hardly alone. It’s one of the few games which has made me cry, and the storytelling really moved games in general forwards. It’s hard not to think about the way it changed the industry. But with the studio sadly shutting down mid-way through development, have the team at Skybound...[Read More]

6.9

Fair

Outward Review

Outward & Upward? Survival games are still very popular, so it’s no surprise to see that the latest hybrid title mixes up the genre with a sprawling open-world RPG. But can two genres renowned for their jank fit together without falling apart at the seams? Story: Outward throws you straight into things, with the revelation that you were part of a terrible shipping accident. Unfortunately, as o...[Read More]

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]

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