Games

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Unpacking review – moving house has never been so moving
Two decades of house moves are condensed into one relaxing puzzle as you help the narrator to unpack – and unpick her life in the process

Keith Stuart

09, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Sable review – go build yourself a future, girl
You play a girl on the cusp of adulthood, trying out different vocations, in this exquisitely rendered ‘open world’ journey

Simon Parkin

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Upgrade or wait? Getting your gaming PC ready for Halo Infinite and more
Does your machine need an upgrade to get the most out of 2021’s games? Here’s what to consider

Keith Stuart

05, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Forza Horizon 5 review – a much-needed road-trip fantasy
Take a supercar for a beach challenge or drive into the Mexican jungle in this racing game that’s exactly as fun as its last version

Keza MacDonald

04, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Deathloop: how Arkane used Frank Lloyd Wright, Tarantino and Twiggy to build a world
It takes special design to keep players exploring, and game developer Arkane, known for its refined aesthetic, has some unexpected sources

Keith Stuart

03, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Unpacking: the meditative puzzle game that’s all about organising
Witch Beam’s latest offering taps into the wholesome gaming trend – and the calming allure of Marie Kondo

Patrick Lum

01, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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New World: Amazon’s foray into video games is an enjoyable anachronism
It might not break new ground but the online RPG is catnip for anyone who’s been drawn in to an online multiplayer extravaganza

Luke Winkie

29, Oct, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Guardians of the Galaxy review – cinematic adventure marred by tedious gameplay
Simplistic, repetitive interactions drag on an otherwise engaging story based on the Marvel franchise

Malindy Hetfeld

26, Oct, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Why detective video games are the perfect way to experience a mystery
Detective fiction tells a story pieced together by some clever person – and in a video game, that’s you

Tauriq Moosa

25, Oct, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Far Cry 6 review – neatly packaged chaos in fictional Latin America
A believable villain and insider knowledge add to the exhilarations and refinements

Elle Osili-Wood

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Metroid Dread review – Nintendo’s horror-tinged sci-fi feels oddly hollow
Samus Aran’s return after 20 years is welcome – but other games have taken up her mantle in the meantime

Sarah Maria Griffin

19, Oct, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Back 4 Blood review – a zombie-shooter tribute act with brains of its own
Despite a messy start, this spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead becomes more challenging and characterful the longer you spend with it

Rick Lane

19, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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