Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


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]

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]

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