Critical News

Antstream aims to bring retro gaming to a modern audience

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Antstream is a new gaming service which aims to bring a vast catalogue of retro games to PC, Mac, Xbox One and Android via streaming tech. It’s basically aiming to be a...

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Interviews

Exclusive Q&A with the Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness localisation team

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Psycho Pass is a jolly awesome two-season anime (plus one film) and, in Japan, it’s also a multiple-ending visual novel with a unique story and three new characters. We’ll soon...

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Articles

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

2013 – The year of Luigi (Feb 14th 2013-March 18th 2014) (2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953) 2014 – The year of Donkey Kong (March 19th 2014-February 13th 2015) (2002, 1990,...

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Reviews

Scuf Impact Syndicate: PS4/PC controller review

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

Scuf Impact Syndicate with extras provided by PR for review. If you take your gaming super seriously – perhaps you compete in eSports, or want to look into how you’d go...

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Recent Posts

Control: review

Control: review

Sep 9, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now (PC TBC) Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Remedy Players: 1 Site: https://www.remedygames.com/games/control/  Game code provided by PR If you think your first day at work felt strange and unfamiliar, you ain’t got nothin’ on Jesse Faden. Arriving at a building that initially...

The Gamer’s Brain: book review

The Gamer’s Brain: book review

Sep 2, 2019

Book provided by PR Published two years ago, but only very recently brought to our attention, The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design is, in all honesty, a remarkable book. The author is firmly in the “video game” camp of insisting the term is two separate words, sadly, but that’s the only criticism that can be fairly...

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Aug 23, 2019

Two Playbrush units and a press account with access to all games were provided by PR for the purposes of this review.  “Wait a minute”, I hear you say (my hearing’s pretty good). “Are you… are you reviewing a toothbrush?” No, of course not! I’m reviewing two toothbrushes. There is, of course, more to it than that. While gamification has...

Wargroove: review

Wargroove: review

Aug 6, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Switch, Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Chucklefish Developer: Chucklefish Players: 1-4 Site: https://wargroove.com/  Game code provided by PR The PS4 may be late to the party but it is, by all accounts, a party worth turning up to at any hour. You can add our account to that, because we can confirm that...

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Jul 18, 2019

Unit provided by PR Wouldn’t it be cool if you had your own little butler? And even cooler if that little butler was Crash Bandicoot? Well, thanks to The Cable Guy, you can have exactly that! Er, sort of. Provided all you want your little bandicoot butler to do is stand there and hold stuff for you. Now, we’re a responsible lot at Critical Gamer, so...

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Jul 14, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, iOS, Android Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Application Systems London Developer: Alasdair Beckett-King Players: Site: http://www.nellycootalot.com/  Game code provided by PR Several years ago, it seemed as though point-and-click games were on the brink of extinction. They’ve made a steady yet strong...

Sairento: review

Sairento: review

Jul 12, 2019

Format: PSVR (version reviewed), Vive, Oculus Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Perp Games Developer: Mixed Realms Players: 1 (offline), 2 (online) Site: http://www.sairentovr.com/  Game code provided by the publisher Cowboy, pirate, and ninja. The holy trinity of fantasy jobs. Sairento hopes to sate your hunger for the last one on that list via...

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

Jul 1, 2019

2013 – The year of Luigi (Feb 14th 2013-March 18th 2014) (2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953) 2014 – The year of Donkey Kong (March 19th 2014-February 13th 2015) (2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954) 2015 – The year of Bowser (February 14th 2015-February 13th 2016) (2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955) 2016 – The year of Nabbit (February 14th 2016-February 13th...