Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


8

Great

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Review

Takes you to breaking point? Ghost Recon Wildlands was a massive success, so surely this sequel, coming a couple of years later, will be an easy win for Ubisoft? Story: One of the issues with Wildlands was the controversy around the “real world” setting – even though frankly this wasn’t something the company should have taken seriously. This time around, Ubisoft have played it safe, with a fiction...[Read More]

8.5

Great

FIFA 20 Review

High Volta-ge? The Journey is over and Volta is “king” – but does the addition of street football add to the ever-burgeoning world of FIFA or is it another gimmick? Story: “The Journey” is over, and the Volta story mode that replaces it is a massive let-down in comparison. You can choose your own character (great if you’d like to play as a lady), but the impact of the change is that everyone treat...[Read More]

8.1

Great

The Bard’s Tale 4: Director’s Cut Review

Bard’s Fail? The Bard’s Tale games were well received dungeon crawlers from the classic era for the genre – the 1980’s. Despite a brief excursion into action RPGs in 2005, can the series be revived after nearly 29 years since the 3rd game in the franchise? And can a game so connected to the PC ever really work on console? Story: Despite indie roots, InXile try to cover a lot of ground in the story...[Read More]

8

Great

WRC 8 Review

Right one, wrong one? KT Racing took over the WRC license in 2015 and seemed to struggle with where to place their racer for a couple of years, pumping out decent but hardly spectacular racers until taking a year off last year. Has it done them any good? Story: The WRC games have lacked meaningful career content for most of their lifespan on the last two generations of console, and just when it fe...[Read More]

9

Amazing

CONTROL Review

Take back Control?? Remedy was given a hard time with Quantum Break, a game which never really seemed to live up to its promise; the studio was then also promptly dropped by Microsoft. With a new publisher in 505 Games, can the venerable studio rediscover its mojo? Story: Control starts off a little bit slow. You enter the fairly mysterious looking Federal Bureau of Control, and seemingly are on t...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Heading for a fall? This generation of consoles hasn’t exactly seen a plethora of strategy releases, despite their seeming success on the 360 & PS3. Does this turn-based 4X game give the genre the boost it needs in the living room? Story: Unusually for a 4X game, Planetfall tries it’s best to weave in a narrative. It’s a bold and ambitious choice, and one that doesn’t always come off. There’s ...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

MXGP 19 Review

Moto…cross: The MXGP games now seem like annual occurrences. With the limited budget that Milestone has, does this year’s edition offer enough over previous iterations? Gameplay: The major enhancement to this year’s game is the Playground, which is set in France. There’s a large open area, which includes a couple of tracks and some curated challenges from the developers. You’ll need to drive to ea...[Read More]

7.8

Good

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Hold my stein… Add co-op gameplay, Arkane studios and some 80’s kitsch to the world of Wolfenstein – could anything possible go wrong? Story: You may ask why it’s the 1980’s? Well you don’t play as BJ in this instalment, but one of his two daughters, Jess or Soph (or Arthur and Kenneth, as they like to refer to each other), who head to Paris to investigate Dad’s disappearance. After an interesting...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition Review

Hotline Monk-ami?? Redeemer is like a bastard child of Diablo and Hotline Miami, with elements of both games in fairly equal measure. But can a top-down shooter with RPG elements combine into a thing of beauty? Story: Vasily was once a trained killer. But when his old boss tried to make him a cybernetic warrior, and his brother-in-arms agreed and turned against him, he went rogue before hiding in ...[Read More]

7.9

Good

The Sinking City Review

A sinking feeling? Cthulhu games seem to be coming quick and fast this last twelve months with an officially licensed RPG, and now an adventure game from Frogwares, who have spent the last decade or so developing Sherlock Holmes games. Is it too ambitious for them to take on a change of theme and a move to an open world in one go? Story: Cthulhu and Lovecraft have long been a source of inspiration...[Read More]

8.6

Great

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review

Getting Elsweary of this game? Elsweyr is the latest big expansion to ESO, which has seemingly recovered from its rocky start. But after two hugely anticipated releases with Summerset and Morrowind, can the land of the Khajiit excite players in the same way? Story: Zenimax have certainly tried to roll out the big guns, promising necromancers, dragons and more. Unfortunately, given the online compo...[Read More]

8.9

Great

F1 2019 Review

A Prosty Reception? F1 2018 was one of the best racing games released this generation, is it even possible for F1 2019 to do anything other than provide livery updates? Story: I said last year that I thought that Codemasters had done everything they could from a story perspective, but this year they have indeed gone one further. This isn’t exactly going to rival FIFA, but it’s a start, and hopeful...[Read More]

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