Richard Wakeling


62 games reviewed
70.6 average score
70 median score
62.9% of games recommended
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Mar 21, 2022

Ghostwire: Tokyo's unique supernatural combat and eerily beautiful open-world paper over the cracks of its subpar story and inconsistent side missions.

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9 / 10 - Tunic
Mar 16, 2022

Tunic harkens back to the 16-bit era with a challenging adventure full of discovery and wonder.

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7 / 10 - WWE 2K22
Mar 16, 2022

WWE 2K22 makes a surprising recovery and puts the long-running series back on track.

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7 / 10 - Lost Ark
Feb 24, 2022

Excellent combat and an engaging endgame are undercut by Lost Ark's archaic MMO quest design and emphasis on microtransactions.

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9 / 10 - Sifu
Feb 6, 2022

Sifu's unique aging mechanic and top-tier combat make the journey from a headstrong student to a wise kung fu master utterly thrilling.

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6 / 10 - The Gunk
Dec 22, 2021

Cleaning up the titular Gunk is satisfying, but the rest of the game surrounding it is routine and overly familiar.

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Nov 19, 2021

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One stumbles at times, but solving its fantastic cases scratches that investigative itch like few others try.

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Nov 11, 2021

Bright Memory: Infinite offers concise and frenetic thrills, but technical issues and that same brevity hold it back.

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Nov 3, 2021

Riders Republic is a varied extreme sports playground that's both thrilling and approachable.

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House of Ashes offers cinematic horror and surprising character moments amidst the conflict of the Iraq War.

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7 / 10 - Back 4 Blood
Oct 19, 2021

Back 4 Blood recaptures the spirit of Left 4 Dead while introducing some engaging modern trappings.

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8 / 10 - FIFA 22
Sep 29, 2021

FIFA 22 excels on the pitch with a patient and more methodical style, but additions elsewhere are only incremental and microtransactions still leave a bad taste.

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9 / 10 - Sable
Sep 23, 2021

Sable is a relaxing adventure with a satisfying focus on exploration and player freedom.

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7 / 10 - Lost Judgment
Sep 16, 2021

Detective Yagami returns for another scintillating mystery that suffers from the same problems as before.

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Aug 27, 2021

No More Heroes 3 is at its best when you're slicing your way through alien invaders, but the rest of the game wrapped around the energetic combat is a laborious disappointment.

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7 / 10 - Madden NFL 22
Aug 20, 2021

With meaningful additions on and off the field, Madden NFL 22 marks a recent high point for the series, but technical issues get in the way.

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7 / 10 - Axiom Verge 2
Aug 16, 2021

Axiom Verge 2 is a daring sequel that shares very few similarities with its predecessor, but it's held back by one-dimensional combat.

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6 / 10 - BIOMUTANT
May 24, 2021

Biomutant presents a different take on the post-apocalypse, but a forgettable story and uneven gameplay hold it back.

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May 4, 2021

Total War's first remaster updates a 2004 classic, but this is still a game for those wearing nostalgia-tinted glasses.

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Apr 20, 2021

MLB The Show 21 maintains the series' continued excellence on the diamond, but missing features and uneven additions hold it back.

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