Author: Kyle A McGrath

I've loved gaming ever since I was a kid. I always found myself diving into new games and getting lost in the many different worlds. I would say Ratchet & Clank 2 is my all time favourite game. I cannot wait to see what the future of gaming has in store.
South Park: Snow Day! – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

South Park: Snow Day! – PS5 Review

I got to check out South Park: Snow Day, the next addition where we'll play as the "New Kid" as Cartman pulls us into another game. Thanks to the developers at Question, you and three other New Kids will team up together and face off against Elves, Marshwalkers and Sixth Graders. The game releases for PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam on March 26th for £24.99. Goin' down to South Park, gonna have myself a time. I've enjoyed the last two South Park games and was happy to hear of this one. It's interesting to see them take a different approach with the multiplayer and hack-n-slash gameplay, but it never hurts to try new ideas. As a disclaimer, I'll be using curse words in this article and maybe a reference or two from the show. Better context for the story. I won't be talking about South ...
Outcast: A New Beginning – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

Outcast: A New Beginning – PS5 Review

If you've played the original Outcast, then get excited. The original team has brought you a sequel called Outcast - A New Beginnings -. It's been 20 years for Cutter Slade, and now he's returned in this new third-person open-world, action shooter. Published by THQ Nordic and developed by Appeal Studios, you can pick the game up on PlayStation, Xbox and Steam. A demo is available as well on the PSN Store, so why not try it before you buy it? If you do decide to buy Outcast, then it's priced at £59.99. A New Beginning... Because I don't Recall Anything I haven't played the previous entry for Outcast, and when I checked out the trailer, the combat and world piqued my interest. The environment looks vibrant. The combat looks simple and enjoyable, and if it holds up to what I expected, I...
Reveil – PC Review
PC Reviews

Reveil – PC Review

Reveil is a new story-driven horror game developed by the team at Pixelsplit. Whose other titles consist of Deadly Days and Indoor Lands. They have released Reveil for Steam, Xbox and PlayStation as of March 6th this year. On Steam, you can pick the game up for £16.99.  Also available is the "Reveil Funhouse Pack", which contains the game's Soundtrack, a black and white camera filter, Developer's Commentary and Digital Artbook. The price of the pack is £8.50 for anyone who loves behind the scenes on their media. The Circus is supposed to be fun. In Reveil, we play Walter Thompson, who wakes up disoriented and can't recall anything. Walter starts to wonder where his beloved wife and daughter are. Thus begins Walter's story as he tries to uncover where they've gone. The player will solv...
Winter Survival – PC Preview
Previews & Early Access

Winter Survival – PC Preview

Winter Survival is an open-world survival game published by and additionally published by HeartBeat Games and DRAGO Entertainment, and also developed by DRAGO Entertainment. Winter Survival is in early access and set to release on March 6th of this year on Steam, PlayStation and Xbox. If you want to try it for yourself, a demo of the game on Steam is available now. Don't Get Cold Feet... Literally Danny (the player character) and his friend Joel go on a winter hike, which takes a turn for the worst when wolves attack. After being separated, Danny must find a way to survive the elements, wildlife and hallucination coming his way in hopes of rescue and reuniting with Joel. Hunt and evade animals, gather materials, survive the elements, and craft the tools you need to stave off starvation a...
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin – PC Review
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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin – PC Review

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is an action retro-shooter developed by KillPixel and released in November 2019 for early access. Its main source of inspiration comes from 90's shooters such as Doom, Quack, Blood and many others. I checked out the game on Steam, but KillPixel does plan to release it on PlayStation, Switch and Xbox. The game is available now on Steam for £20.99 for those looking to play before the full release.   All Will Know My Wrath In Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin, there are little to no clues as to why you're here and what you're doing. Armed with only a sword to begin, slaughter your way through levels, find powerful and unique items and weapons and uncover secrets within the levels. The developers are saving the story for Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin's full release, so no one knows what the stor...
War Hospital – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

War Hospital – PS5 Review

War Hospital is a management game and medical simulator set in World War 1. Published by Nacon and developed by Brave Lamb Studios L.A. Released on 11/01/2024, War Hospital is available for £34.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S, or £24.99 on Steam. Well, You Can't Save Everyone You are the bridge between the soldiers and victory. Help as many soldiers as possible, make tough decisions and help the war effort. Manage your hospital and its limited resources, hire Doctors and Nurses, keep staff and soldiers alive and raise their morale. Gameplay In War Hospital, players must hire staff, treat soldiers, care for the staff and soldier's wellbeing, and defend the hospital from attacks. Before any of that, the player needs to hire staff to keep the patients and hospital going. T...
Unstoppable – PC Review
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Unstoppable – PC Review

I checked out Unstoppable, a game created and self-published by Funnylocks Corp. The player will fight through dark offices and fend off against the infected as they try to escape after delivering a suspicious parcel. The game was released on the 11th of this month for Steam with the price of £10.99. Unstoppable's Steam page emphasises realistic combat and unpredictable foes. I don't get paid enough for this! Gameplay In Unstoppable, you'll play as Frederick, a courier tasked with dropping off a bioweapon at a corporate building called Pegasus. Once he finishes the delivery, Fred gets stuck on the upper floors and must fight his way down. The game is played from the top-down perspective, although the game is playable via a controller. I had issues while the keyboard and mouse worked f...
Top 5 Games to Buy This Christmas
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Top 5 Games to Buy This Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, many people like us at Thumb Culture may be looking for ideas on what games to buy. I know; I've got a lot of games on my wishlist, but here are my Top Five Games to Buy This Christmas. This list is in no particular order, so enjoy it and let us know what you think others should pick up in the comments below. Top Festive Five to Have in Your Stockings 1) Dead Island 2 I don't know about you folks, but I love smashing the heads of the undead. That's why Dead Island 2 is a great choice for this. You'll start by selecting one of six playable heroes, each with different stats. Then, venture forth into the chaotic world of Hell-A. You can mod and wield various weapons, such as Hammers, Axes, Knives and Rifles, as you slaughter your way through hordes.    ...
My Little Blood Cult: Let’s Summon Demons – PC Review
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My Little Blood Cult: Let’s Summon Demons – PC Review

My Little Blood Cult by Dillo Interactive. This game will have the player fishing for Monsters, spirits and ancient demons. The game will be released in early access on Steam on December 14th this year.  Our blood is our bait, the hook, our faith! You will be fishing for various monstrosities to add to your collection. Sacrifice your devoted followers for sanguine bait in hopes of adding more demonic entities to the cabinet in My Little Blood Cult: Let's Summon Demons. Gameplay The fishing controls in My Little Blood Cult are easy once you've learned them. A bar will appear with a red box and a small red slider. The player must move the red box over the slider to ensure that whatever they've wrangled doesn't get away. You will know when the prey gets away by the pentagram above the...
Anthology Of Fear – PlayStation Review
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Anthology Of Fear – PlayStation Review

Anthology Of Fear is a first-person survival horror with puzzle-solving elements. Developed by OhDeer Studio and 100 GAMES and published by 100 GAMES and Gamersky Games, Anthology Of Fear dropped on PlayStation on December 7th this year. It's also available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam. Search The Tapes, Find The Answers Anthology Of Fear starts in the shoes of Ethan Sorren searching for his brother, Nathan Sorren, who's been missing for two years. Following a lead to a supposedly abandoned hospital, Ethan breaks in and looks for answers amongst video tapes, cassettes and documents. Gameplay In Anthology Of Fear, the player will locate video tapes which take them into the named patient's memories. Inside and outside of the videotapes, the main gameplay elements are puzzle...