Joe - GK

Joe - GK

Reviewer - GamerKnights


9.4

Amazing

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Review

Tony Hawk: Like much of my generation, Tony Hawk’s was a cultural touchstone. Not only did the hit games make wannabe skaters out of us all, it introduced us to the style, the music, and the attitude that the late 90’s skateboarding scene encapsulated so completely.  It’s an undeniably important game, not just to gamers but to skateboarding in general, which blew up following its...[Read More]

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review

Kingdoms of Amalur: I remembered “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” fondly: I’d long touted its merits as an unsung gem, longed for more games of its genre to ape its fluid, arcadey action. I’d dug its fun, addictive levelling and rewarding skill trees. I’d enjoyed it enough the first time through to be excited when I heard it was being remastered and rereleased for mode...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Othercide Review

Othercide: Turn based tactics games have always seemed cruel, killing off your units for good and punishing foolish mistakes. Early titles lead to the birth of the ‘save-scum’ – saving between every turn so you can easily undo any especially upsetting oopsie-daisies – and the back and forth between developer and player that followed, and the push and pull of systems that either allow o...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Desperados III Review

Desperados: I never played “Desperados” growing up – the last proper entry of which hit in 2006 – but I sunk a lot of time into its spiritual predeccesor Commandos. The slow, methodical, covert missions that sent you through insurmountable odds only to surmount them with ever-sneakier tactics was always a killer recipe, but the genre seemed to die off until 2016’s Shadow Tactics ...[Read More]

8.1

Great

Maneater Review

Mannnnnnn Eater: “Maneater” was the video game I never knew I always wanted. I’ve thought sharks were equal parts awesome and terrifying since I saw Jaws way too young – and subsequently became scared of the bathtub -but never did I think such an addictive and fun game could be fashioned out of their violent lives… or at least the violent lives they tend to lead in our medi...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Persona 5 Royal Review

We kind of saw this coming: Persona 5 Royal is by no means a surprise. Atlus are all about the re-release, which would be annoying if they didn’t go all-in with every new iteration. Like Persona 4 Golden before it, Royal is here packed with quality of life improvements and groaning with extra content. This isn’t just a ‘all-the-DLC’ package that most companies roll out (tho...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Bayonetta And Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Review

Bayonetta & Vanquish: Vanquish and Bayonetta still stand as some of the finest action games of their generation, and feathers in the cap of Platinum studios – a cap now full of feathers. As a new owner of a 4K TV and a PS4 Pro, I was thrilled to see two of my favourites show up in top form. Bayonetta has often suffered from spotty performance across its many iterations, and the PC version of V...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Darksiders Genesis Review

Genesis: Darksiders Genesis is not a Diablo clone. I just thought I’d get that out there early, considering how easy it might be to mistake this new entry into THQ Nordic’s hellish brawler franchise. Despite taking to the skies for a new, isometric viewpoint, this is not the looting dungeon crawler the familiar camera angle would have you believe.  That doesn’t mean its not a dev...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Need For Speed Heat Review

Heat: Need for Speed is a series that has long struggled to remain relevant in a genre it helped define.  With better and better racing games coming out across a huge range of sub genres, the contemporary, and frankly lukewarm, Need for Speed games of the last console generation never really seemed worth bothering with. I’m thrilled to say that NFS Heat is a different beast, demanding your a...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Shenmue III Review

Shenmue: As an absolutely massive fan of Shenmue I and II, I hollered when Shenmue III was announced. It wasn’t so much that I was willing to shout from the rooftops over a videogame so much as it was simply a relief – I had been campaigning for as long as I could remember to all who would listen for SEGA to finally let Yu Suzuki finish his vision of a young man trying to avenge the death of...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD Review

Redemption: I remember playing Banana Blitz way back in 2006 and lamenting. This felt like the final nail in the coffin – a motion controlled nail in a once brilliant series. It had stumbled from grace before, but this package was so misguided – a series based on precision controls being adapted to the ineffective waggle of Nintendo’s Wii console – that it felt like the end of the balled mon...[Read More]

8.2

Great

Romancing Saga 3 Review

Romancing SaGa 3: Romancing SaGa 3 is a relic from an age that often feels like it no longer has an audience. I’ve spoken a lot about how to adapt old school turn based JRPGs in the past, and about how the genre may no longer suit modern standards – and I stick by that. But every now and then I still find enjoyment in that dying breed. The re-release of Romancing SaGa 3 – a SNES game we neve...[Read More]

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