Author Oli Welsh

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  • Shadowhand review

    Blending solitaire with role-playing, combat and a racy, buccaneering plot, Shadowhand is a delight - and a true British eccentric.

    Recommended Mac PC

  • Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier review

    The apes are charismatic and the storyline is passable, but this interactive drama tie-in forgets to find a role to cast the player in.

    PC PS4 One

  • Hidden Agenda review

    Supermassive's dour whodunnit is a poor vehicle for PlayLink's experiment in multiplayer narrative - a woeful mismatch of genre and form.


  • Super Mario Odyssey review

    One of the most daring and influential game designs of all time makes a long overdue comeback in Mario's most madcap adventure yet.

    Essential Switch

  • Forza Motorsport 7 review

    Another handsome, well built and entertaining Forza rolls off the production line - though there are controversial changes under the hood.

    Recommended PC One

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review

    This wonky crossover is the unlikely source of a superbly designed tactical combat challenge as well as a charmingly silly adventure.

    Recommended Switch

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review

    A brisk running time and lower stakes do the Uncharted formula no harm at all - even if this spin-off sticks a bit too close to the script.

    Recommended PS4 PS4 Pro

  • Hey! Pikmin review

    This basic puzzle-platformer captures none of the depth and panic of Miyamoto's surreal strategy games, but a good deal of the charm.


  • Black the Fall review

    This puzzle-platformer lives in the shadow of Playdead's Inside, but its rage against Romanian Communism is authentic and raw.

    PC PS4 One

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

    Switch's debut and Wii U's demise are marked by a radical reinvention of The Legend of Zelda that will go down as an all-time great.

    Essential Switch Wii U

  • Forza Horizon 3 review

    Playground Games' series has never been a more triumphant standard-bearer for racing games as pure, escapist entertainment.

    Essential PC One

  • The Witness review

    Big, beautiful and rewarding, Jon Blow's enigmatic puzzle epic is virtuoso game design - and only a fraction too clever for its own good.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

  • Assetto Corsa console review

    There's a superb driving simulation at the core of this rough-hewn package, but it's strictly for enthusiasts only.

    PS4 One

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

    A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.

    Essential PC PS4 One

  • No Man's Sky review

    Hello Games' lush galactic odyssey is a unique work of engineering art - and an engrossing, if flawed, game.

    Recommended PC PS4

  • Quadrilateral Cowboy review

    This scrappy, surreal escapade cleverly uses programming as a game mechanic, but can't quite follow through on its ideas.


  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

    Gaming's most confident storytellers close the book on Nathan Drake's adventures with their best chapter yet.

    Recommended PS4

  • Gravity Rush Remastered review

    This unimpeachable PS4 reissue exposes some rough, rudimentary design in Sony Japan's cult adventure, but its charm and originality endure.


  • The Banner Saga console review

    Released on consoles at last, this elegantly grim adventure at the end of the world is that rare contradiction: a nostalgic original.

    Recommended PS4 One

  • The Crew: Wild Run review

    Ivory Tower's ode to the open road is an underrated gem, but this fiddly expansion still can't advance its MMO aspirations.

    PC PS4 One

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider review

    The new Lara Croft works out some kinks in a second act that, while slick and enjoyable, doesn't resolve Tomb Raider's identity crisis.


  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes review

    A unique, challenging and sporadically delightful co-op game - but forget about the clumsy solo play.


  • Forza Motorsport 6 review

    One of the most corporate games ever, Forza 6 nonetheless brings great advances like Showcases and League racing to its solid formula.

    Recommended One

  • Project Cars review

    Laden with features and options, Project Cars rewards patient players with an authentic and exciting circus of motorsport.

    Recommended PC PS4 One

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars review

    A full-featured but rote cross-platform puzzler, Tipping Stars is a minor game that may yet have major significance for Nintendo.

    3DS Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D review

    The most melancholy, complex and troublesome Zelda gets a lavish restoration that leaves its strange and stubborn heart untouched.

    Recommended 3DS

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

    As a way to turn the precepts of the Mario games upside down and inside out Captain Toad is a work of genius - though there are flaws.

    Recommended Wii U

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