Mega Drive mini update: More classic titles announced!

The people asked and Sega listened. The Mega Drive mini is shaping up to be one of the premier mini consoles on the market. With the recent announcement that M2 would be handed the porting reigns, Sega announced the first 10 titles to be available on the console, including heavy hitters such as Vampire Killer, …

Illmatic and Chrono Trigger are yet to be bettered

Every once in a while, maybe only once in a generation, a film, album or videogame emerges that redefines a medium. In 1994, Nas released what is still considered to be the greatest Hip-hop LP of all-time. 'Illmatic' was a project formulated by some of the genre's greatest producers and a young, hungry MC who …

5 of the best for 2019: Sekiro: Shadows die twice

Next month will be 10 years since we saw the release of FROMsoftware's Demons' Souls and since then the Japanese developer have continued to forge games that have stood on the back of their genre creating giant. After Demons' Souls followed the Dark Souls series and then finally, their masterpiece, the terrifying and absorbing, Bloodborne. …

5 of the best for 2019: Mortal Kombat 11

Having been brought up on Capcom fighting games and particularly the Street Fighter franchise, I've always viewed the Mortal Kombat series as more 'style over substance' since it's inception; the original, a game born in an era where digitised sprites and gore were seen as attractive distractions from the more intricate mechanics available in Japanese …

5 of the best for 2019: The Last of Us part II

As the defining moment in the PS3's games library, The Last of Us was a landmark game in storytelling and atmosphere. It's stealth mechanics were interesting, especially when played at higher difficulty levels and the combat, while an extension of what ND established with the Uncharted series, felt visceral and engaging. So what does this …