Author: William Dare

Writer, horror fanatic and long time video game player. Whilst I love RPGs and RTS games, my heart belongs to the horror genre

The Black Phone Review: A Sinister Kidnapping Story

Director Scott Derrickson returns in sinister form with The Black Phone, and this review will consider the good and disappointing parts. It’s a strong Horror/Thriller that drops just shy of great due to some missed opportunities and unfulf...

7 Good
The Trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 has Dropped

The Trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 has Dropped

A full trailer for part 2 of Stranger Things Season 4 has been released to the Stranger Things Youtube Channel. The trailer gives us a peak into the coming showdown with Vecna, as well as a look into some coming plot elements. Our heroes un...

DayZ Update 1.18 Released – Explosive Additions

DayZ Update 1.18 Released – Explosive Additions

Update 1.18 is finally here for Day Z, having been released on 14th June 2022, and it’s bringing a whole lot of explosive new content. A bunch of new combustible devices have been added, along with some new guns and quality of life updates....

Horror Tycoon Preview: Haunts and Houses

Horror Tycoon Preview: Haunts and Houses

Horror Tycoon, playable now as an early access playtest, shows to have the foundations going strong in the preview. The horror twist on the tycoon game style is great but needs some fine tuning and more variety to keep you invested. A nice ...

Midnight Ghost Hunt Preview: Poltergeist Prop Hunt

Midnight Ghost Hunt brings prop hunt to a spooky setting for this preview. A 4vs4 game of hide and seek, this game adds its own spin on the classic prop hunt game. With plenty of tools for hijinks, stealth, or combat, it’s nice to have a pr...

Postal 4: No Regerts Review: Mundane Mayhem

Postal 4: No Regerts Review: Mundane Mayhem

Postal 4: No Regerts is in a rough state which makes it hard to review. Underneath the bugs and crashes it still doesn't look good. This game has little to offer gameplay and story. Stale jokes and failed edgy humour are abound and the repe...

2 Awful
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review – A Love Letter to a Bizarre Icon

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Review – A Love Letter to a Bizarre Icon

Nicolas Cage is on top form in this review of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Cage and Pedro Pascal star in this Meta Comedy/Action movie. With references and in jokes galore it’s a must for Nic Cage fans and still a good time for ...

7.5 Good
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F1 22 Announced with 1st July 2022 Release Date

Get ready for lights out! EA have just announced the F1 22 release date willl be on 1st July 2022 on PS4, PS5, XBOX X/S, Xbox 1 and PC. New tracks and features have been announced as well, including VR and sprint races. However we are yet t...

Forgive Me Father Review: A Descent into Madness

Forgive Me Father Review: A Descent into Madness

Getting to review Forgive me Father was a blast. A great mix of 2D and 3D elements along with shooting mechanics similar to Doom and Serious Sam make this game a charming and fast paced adventure through a Lovecraftian horror story. This no...

8 Great
Creature Lab Preview – Mad Scientist Simulator

Creature Lab Preview – Mad Scientist Simulator

Creature Lab will have you getting your scalpels and syringes out for this preview, where you play as a mad scientist. You create mutagens and monsters in your lab, then release them on the world. There’s a lot to be optimistic for with thi...

Instruments of Destruction Preview - Deploy, Destroy, Demolish

Instruments of Destruction Preview – Deploy, Destroy, Demolish

An early access preview into the demolition based Instruments of Destruction shows it to have strong mechanics, especially regarding the physics of destruction. It’s a customisable experience, with great options for building your demolition...

The Boys Presents: Diabolical Review - An Animated Appetizer

The Boys Presents: Diabolical Review – An Animated Appetizer

With season 3 just around the corner, The Boys Presents: Diabolical has come to Amazon Prime. With different directors and animators for each episode, it’s a raucous ride through the delightfully gruesome and grim world of The Boys. Not all...

8 Great
Forgive Me Father, Endless Love Preview: A Blast from the Past

Forgive Me Father, Endless Love Preview: A Blast from the Past

An early access preview into Forgive Me Father shows it to be a must for retro shooter fans. The Lovecraftian horror/shooter has a distinct aethestic and old school play style that lets you indulge in nostalgia whilst still getting somethin...

Ludonarrative Dissonance: When Actions Don't Fit the Character

Ludonarrative Dissonance: When Actions Don’t Fit the Character

Ludonarrative dissonance is what happens when gameplay and story collide. Whilst it can have a jarring effect, it is part and parcel of the industry. Let's have a look at 3 games that feature this dissonance, and how it can be a problem, ho...

Hidden Deep Preview: Deep Caves and High Potential

Hidden Deep Preview: Deep Caves and High Potential

Hidden Deep's Early Access shows the game is more than the sum of its parts, and with some fine tuning before launch it could be a tremendous game from a tiny development team. It's a 2D sci-fi thriller/horror which wears its inspirations o...

5 KOTOR Remake Features We Need

5 KOTOR Remake Features We Need

KOTOR, arguably the best Star Wars game ever made, is getting a remake. Aspyr, the developer heading the project, have stated they are rebuilding it from scratch. How close to the original will it be and what changes will be made? Here are ...

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The Art of Scary Monster Design

Love a good monster? Great scary monster design is an art that often goes underappreciated. Looking into how concept artists and creature designers scare us is really interesting. By the end of this you will have a better understanding of t...

Battlefield 2042 Season 1 Scheduled for March 2022 – According to Data Mining Leak

A data mining leak has suggested Battlefield 2042 season 1 will be out in March 2022, 12 weeks of preseason weekly missions. Met with mixed reactions, it seems less likely the eventful season 1 content will help the game recover from its bo...

What Makes a Good Remaster and Remake

What Makes A Good Remaster/Remake

Remakes, remasters and reimaginings of old games and classics are a dime a dozen. Some prove to breath new life into dormant franchises. Others feed our cynical side. Given these will be with us for a while, its worth us considering, what m...

What Makes a Game Replayable

What Makes a Game Replayable?

When it comes to buying new games, an important question to ask is; How many hours of entertainment will I get for the money I spend? Replayability is a major factor. This list will cover some of the best ways developers keep bringing you b...

Top 5 Gaming Stalker Enemies

Welcome to Raccoon City is almost here! In honour of the new Resident Evil film, check out this countdown of the top stalker enemies in video gaming. From Bioweapons to Aliens, this list covers the monsters that keep following you and just ...

Why You Should Play Eastern European Horror Games This Halloween (And 3 Recommendations)

Looking for scares this Halloween? Read here to find out why Eastern European Horror Games are perfect for a gamer looking for a fright this year. From atmosphere to philopsophy, this genre will help scratch the pandemic horror itch. With s...

Pathologic 2 Review: Survival Horror at Its Most Challenging and Rewarding (PS4)

Pathologic 2 is survival horror at its most challenging and rewarding. A horror game which plagues you both literally and psychologically. It certainly isn’t for everyone but it is a testament to what games can be at their best. Story telli...

9 Amazing