Author Simon Parkin

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  • Islands: Non-Places review

    A playful, often humorous tour of the modern world's transition spaces.

    Recommended Mac PC

    13
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

    Ubisoft's sequel borrows from Rockstar's oeuvre to make a richly enjoyable open world game, despite its online troubles.

    Recommended

    156
  • World of Final Fantasy review

    Billed as a grand, lavish piece of fan service, this is as much a tribute to Pokémon's charms as those of the series whose name it bears.

    PS4 Vita

    59
  • Rhythm Paradise Megamix review

    Much more than a mere 'Best Of' compilation, Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a tour-de-force of microscopic, rhythmic ingenuity.

    Recommended 3DS

    15
  • Sunless Sea - Zubmariner review

    Failbetter provides an exquisite expansion to Sunless Sea that runs deep.

    Recommended PC

    34
  • Dragon Quest Builders review

    Offering freedom within structure, Dragon Quest Builders manages to formalise a riveting story within Minecraft's expansive template.

    Recommended PS3 PS4 Vita

    72
  • Mother Russia Bleeds review

    This edgy revival of the scrolling brawler inherits the problems of its influences, and is both boorish and boring as a result.

    PC PS4

    70
  • The King of Fighters 14 review

    The return of SNK's flagship series offers concessions to beginners, and new depths for veterans.

    Recommended PS4

    52
  • I am Setsuna review

    Not just a loving tribute to the JRPGs of the 90s, I Am Setsuna tells a memorable tale, with a few bright design jewels of its own.

    Recommended PC PS4

    64
  • Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness review

    A painfully undercooked Japanese RPG that shows how far the genre has fallen behind its western rivals.

    PS4

    105
  • Mighty No. 9 review

    A tribute to and evolution of Keiji Infaune's Mega Man, Mighty No. 9's moments of brilliance are tempered by its preposterous challenge.

    PC PS3 PS4 Wii U 360

    74
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator review

    The definitive version of one of the best and most overlooked fighting games of recent years.

    Recommended PS4

    71
  • Lumo review

    Gareth Noyce's revival of the British isometric puzzle game offers a deep and amiable dungeon filled with eccentric wonder.

    Recommended PC PS4 Vita One

    54
  • Shadow of the Beast review

    Heavy Spectrum's affectionate, idiosyncratic reboot summons the spirit of the original Shadow of the Beast, as well as some of its faults.

    PS4

    91
  • Enter the Gungeon review

    Enter the Gunegon combines familiar ingredients but the result is unique and delicious.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

    108
  • Dirt Rally console review

    Dirt Rally transcends its simplistic presentation to offer one of the most engaging and dramatic representations of the motorsport yet.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

    133
  • Bezier review

    Eight years in the making, Philip Bak's debut project is a twin stick shooter in which chaotic genius can be found.

    Recommended PC

    21
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime review

    An exquisitely presented co-op space shooter that can be burdensome when played solo, but delights when played with a friend.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

    42
  • Resident Evil Zero review

    Abstruse, demanding and silly, Resident Evil Zero has nevertheless stood time's test, thanks to its ingenious design and exquisite style.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

    120
  • Amplitude review

    Having dispensed with the rock-star posturing, Harmonix's return to its abstract rhythm action roots is a textured, vibrant triumph.

    Recommended PS3 PS4

    56
  • BigFest review

    Music festivals offers an alluring theme for a management sim, but BigFest's simplistic approach fails to make the most of its metaphor.

    Vita

    17
  • Fast Racing Neo review

    Fast Racing Neo offers a welcome and competent substitute for the long-absent F-Zero that's light on extras, but commanding on the track.

    Recommended Wii U

    90
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X review

    Majestic, vibrant, almost peerlessly handsome, Xenoblade Chronicles X is Japanese RPG-making at its most ambitious and determined.

    Essential Wii U

    212
  • Rodea The Sky Soldier review

    Glimpses of Yuji Naka's outmoded genius can be seen in Rodea's barren skies, but a paucity and dissonance of ideas make this a failure.

    Wii Wii U

    54
  • Mushroom 11 review

    Untame's experimental puzzle game pioneers a new style of interaction, layered onto a familiar premise, and finds gold among the ruins.

    Recommended Mac PC

    23
  • Dragon Quest Heroes review

    Dragon Quest gets the Dynasty Warriors treatment, but there are more fundamental changes than a mere asset swap; this is Musou re-imagined.

    PS3 PS4

    67
  • Transformers: Devastation review

    Platinum's brisk and breezy take on the 1980s Transformers cartoons is a joy, albeit one that wears itself out a little too quickly.

    Recommended PC PS3 PS4 360 One

    124
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 review

    Glitch-ridden and seemingly unfinished, this is a tragic swansong for Tony Hawk's video game career.

    Avoid PS3 PS4 360 One

    119
  • Armello review

    A rich, occasionally abstruse digital board game, where assured victory can turn either on the roll of a die or a rival's act of cruelty.

    Recommended Mac PC PS4

    67
  • Beyond Eyes review

    This whimsical and original game mimics the disorientating effects of blindness, but fails to build meaningfully on its initial idea.

    PC One

    39
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