Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2016

Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2016

Jan 5, 2017

Christmas is gone, New Year’s morn has come and gone, and we’ve left that shambling horror of 2016 well and truly behind. Now we must be engulfed by the horrific, gaping maw that is 2017. Happy New Year everyone! There are always silver linings though; 2016 had some fabulous games in many genres and between the Black Friday sales and Christmas sales their...

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Jan 2, 2017

As we all hold hands and rejoice at the death of 2016, avoiding with all our might recognition of the fact that 2017 will be the year that hands an enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons to a far-right mentally unstable man-baby, let’s take some time to imagine a better world. A world where consumers make the games industry work for them, rather than the other...

Ubisoft is giving away yet more free stuff right NOW

Ubisoft is giving away yet more free stuff right NOW

Nov 24, 2016

Ubisoft are weird. Like, seriously odd. They’re quite possibly the only major third party publisher, for example, to consistently show Nintendo some love. Supporting one of the industry’s longest-standing and most talented developer-publishers? What’s that all about, eh? Another really weird thing they’ve been doing is giving away free...

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s note: After a lengthy hiatus while he concentrated on working for The Other Side, with stints at Gioteck and Prif, this feature herald’s Steven Gurevitz’s triumphant return to Critical Gamer (while also working for Asiiya, the new accessory company that he’s co-founded and where you can find both Steven and I writing reviews). I...

Farming Simulator 17: review

Farming Simulator 17: review

Nov 1, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PC, PS3, 360, Mac, Vita, 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Giants Software Players: 1 (offline), 2 (online) Site: http://www.farming-simulator.com/ Game code provided by the distributor In the words of the legendary Freddie Mercury, “Wheat will, wheat will, rock you!”. Er, that...

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~: Review

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~: Review

Oct 19, 2016

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Aksys Games Developer: Arc System Works Players: 1 Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS-download-software/Chase-Cold-Case-Investigations-Distant-Memories Game bought by Reviewer Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is a strange game. It’s more of a visual novella than a full blown game...