thu 27/06/2019

Steve O'Rourke

Articles By Steve O'Rourke

Rage 2 review – garish but great post-apocalyptic shooter

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World War Z review - bloodthirsty fun with the zombie apocalypse

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The Lego Movie 2 Videogame review - everything is not awesome

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Anthem review - singing praises? More like a cautious nod

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Crackdown 3 review - spectacular super-powered action that was great fun many years ago

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Battlefield V review - WWII on an epic scale

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Fallout 76 review - how to wreck a perfectly good legacy with one messy game

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Red Dead Redemption 2 review - the cowboy drama makes a triumphant return

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review – less is more

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FIFA 19 review - the best just got a bit better

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Marvel's Spider-Man review - fandom fodder at its finest

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h Club 100 Awards: Video games - pioneers with heart and soul

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Jurassic World Evolution review - manage a dinosaur theme park and make a killing

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Detroit: Become Human review – a robot story with real heart

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God of War review - action adventure epic sets new standards

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Far Cry 5 review – forget the story and just go with the flow

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