mon 25/06/2018

Steve O'Rourke

Articles By Steve O'Rourke

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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Metal Gear Survive review - staying alive shouldn't be such a slog

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EA Sports UFC 3 review - the art of fighting has never looked so good

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Best of 2017: Games

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Star Wars Battlefront II review - an opportunity missed

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 review - more high-quality family entertainment

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Call of Duty: WWII review - war is an unpleasant business

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FIFA 18 review - as polished as football silverware

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Destiny 2 review - a worthy follow-up to the biggest game of a generation

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review - absolutely beautiful and still great fun to play

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Agents of Mayhem review - digital déjà vu

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h.Club 100 Awards: Video games - you've come a long way, baby

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Get Even review – good idea ineptly handled

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Injustice 2 review - the even better sequel

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