All texts by Kieran Harris
"It's one of the finest tennis sims that we have seen this generation and it delivers a sizeable improvement over its predecessor."
As our mini-series about the last decade's most influential and impactful games draws closer to a conclusion, Kieran remembers the finest platformer we've played in years.
"Weakless is great in short flourishes but it simply doesn't provide enough innovation or substance to make it a clear recommendation."
FromSoftware's brilliant and brutal action-adventure blew us away when it landed earlier this year.
Nintendo's heart-wrenching strategy series has made its way onto Switch.
With the various categories done and dusted, now it's time to give you our top ten games of 2019.
"It's a solid addition to the VR catalogue as well as a competent successor to the 1993 movie."
"It may not be a classic but it's still the best version of this adventure to date, and it comes with improved presentation and an additional 40 puzzles."
"Just when the series appeared in danger of growing stale, Mario & Sonic have revitalised the formula."
"It's sad to see that Game Freak has stumbled when trying to branch out and deliver a new take on the JRPG genre."
"If you think you can stomach the repetition, we are sure that you will get a lot out of this quirky retro inspired indie."
"The environments feel more open and varied, side quests provide variety, and there have been some subtle but appreciated tweaks to combat."
"We found ourselves desperate to complete each side quest we encountered just to make sure we didn't miss out on any of the gags."
"We envisioned that Daemon X Machina would be a solid return to form for the once-beloved mech shooter genre, but sadly things here just didn't live up to our expectations."
The fan-favourite series is making a comeback later this year, but are some memories best left in the past?
"Rich in '80s nostalgia, this is a thoroughly enjoyable tale of unlikely friendship and supernatural events that we would urge you to try in co-op."
We got our hands on the Switch-bound exclusive at this year's Gamescom.
Grab your thermals and a hot beverage as the World of Monster Hunter is about to get much cooler.
We took a trip down memory lane and looked to Doom and its sequel for this retrospective.
"The technical issues could perhaps be removed via a future patch but it's concerning just how frequently they cropped up."
"An explosive old-school mech shooter that packs plenty of humour within its absurd plot and offers heaps of weapon customisation capabilities."
We got to play this version of Bethesda's RPG at QuakeCon, to see how the mobile game makes the jump to Nintendo's console.
Bethesda just rocket-jumped over the pond and set up shop in London for the first QuakeCon Europe.
With just over two months to go before launch, we take an extended look at the sci-fi sequel from Deck13.
"We came away with mixed feelings but we'd still argue that's worth a play should you feel compelled to check it out."
"It's another decent exclusive for Sony's VR headset and we had a great time with it despite a few flaws in terms of its controls and presentation."
"Wizards Unite is a solid effort at adapting the familiar formula of Pokémon Go to the magical world of Harry Potter."
"The classic fighter returns in good form and it brings its unique brand of consequence-heavy swordplay back for a new generation of fighting fans."
"We felt the detective style gameplay really complemented what we have come to expect from the main Yakuza series."
"It may not receive the honour of being our favourite ESO expansion to date but Elsweyr still makes for a great time whether you're a beginner or a series veteran."
"Perhaps younger players may find some joy here, but for those looking for some pet sim nostalgia, we'd recommend dusting off that old DS."
"The Royal Atlantic Line played host to may chilling moments and some surprisingly diverse locales."
"Racing in teams forced us to approach things more tactically and we enjoyed the added depth of being able to mix and match different parts of our rides."
There's new content on the horizon for Rare's pirate-themed online adventure and we visited the studio's lair for a closer look.
"It may be a little rough around the edges, but it's also one of the most chilling and atmospherically tense stealth titles we've experienced in VR."
"Portal it isn't, but Chromagun still makes for a decent time whether you are playing with or without a VR headset."
We delve into why we think Media Molecule may have a real hit on its hands.
We visited the Dreamiverse (which, it turns out, is in Surrey) for a guided tour of the creation tools that are set to define Media Molecule's latest project.
"Those looking for a simple retread of 2007's Crackdown may come away satisfied but we found little here that grabbed our interest."
"If you're a fan of the likes of FTL and No Man's Sky and don't mind the grind then we would urge you to take a look."
"Bowser's Inside Story still holds up a decade later as one of the finest spin-offs in the Mario universe but we couldn't help but long for more."
"My Time At Portia is a game that we'd wholeheartedly recommend for anyone who enjoys a splash of colour and the thrills of crafting and exploration."
"Building our future on the Red Planet did feel satisfying, but there's just too many drawbacks here to make things worthwhile."
"As callous and unforgiving as it can be we still had a great time with Below."
There's a lot to take in with Nintendo's new brawler, but these tips should help you get started.
"An entertaining enough distraction filled with plenty of tension and player choice."
"Ultimate lives up to its name - it's the definitive Smash experience."
"The concept of a fully online Fallout title seemed so very sweet in theory but Bethesda has made more than a few stumbles along the way."
"It may struggle to strike the perfect middle ground when appealing to casual and veteran players but it still represents the series at its most accessible and interactive."
"With its simplified battle system and RPG mechanics, Yokai Watch Blasters represents perhaps the most accessible point of entry for fans of the anime."