Author: Gareth Trueman

Been playing video games for as long as I can remember with the C64 being my first computer. While I do enjoy the games of today I'm more of a retro gamer who loves nothing other than getting in lost in a good old-fashioned RPG from the 80s. Be sure to check out my Twitter @Gareth_Trueman for more gaming stuff.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Switch Review
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Switch Review

Developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the third instalment of the widely popular RPG. It was released on the 22nd of July, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Is It The Best Number 3 In Any Franchise? The first two instalments of Xenoblade Chronicles are arguably some of the best RPGs to ever be made. Who knows what heights they would have reached if they weren't Nintendo exclusives? Now after five long-awaited years fans are finally playing the sequel. If it is half as good as the original two then it will surely be a hit. So let's find out, shall we? If you enjoyed this review then why not check out my previous one here? You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team is up to on our social media. Gameplay Trying to...
Sniper Elite: The Board Game Review
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Sniper Elite: The Board Game Review

Designed by David Thompson and Roger Tankersley and published by Gathering Games. Sniper Elite: The Board Game is a tabletop board game based on a popular video game series of the same name. It was released in 2022. Sniper Elite: The Board Game - Stay Frosty People Now everyone who is into video games knows about the Sniper Elite series. A hugely popular stealthy shooter set during the second world war. Well, released earlier this year the franchise expanded into the tabletop genre thanks to our friends over at Gathering Games. We got the chance to play the board game first-hand. If you enjoy this review then why not check out my latest tabletop review here. You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team is up to on our social media. When you take a popular ...
Wreckfest Is On It’s Way To Mobile
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Wreckfest Is On It’s Way To Mobile

Handygames is bringing the epic car crashing smash-em-up to mobile. Get the carnage of Wreckfest in the palm of your hands. Fingertip Carnage ​Everyone, start your engines! International publisher HandyGames is more than proud to announce Wreckfest mobile! ​ The fast-paced racing game is generally seen as the spiritual successor to such classics as FlatOut, Destruction Derby, and Street Rod and will come out soon on Apple and Android machines. After THQ Nordic ported this neck-breaking, dust-eating, sheet-metal-bending mayhem to the Nintendo Switch it was up to the pros at HandyGames to free this gas-guzzling classic from its immobile confines to roam free on the mobile platforms. Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line, and brand-new ways for metal to bend. ...
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Fourth DLC: Shattering Spectreglass Available Now
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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Fourth DLC: Shattering Spectreglass Available Now

The Latest content drop for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands features a new Blightcaller class, more character creation options, a new boss, and incredible loot. Not So Tiny DLC Today, 2K and Gearbox Software announced the fourth Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands DLC, Shattering Spectreglass, which is now available for individual purchase and to owners of the game’s Season Pass. Headlining Shattering Spectreglass is the all-new Blightcaller class, which allows players to harness the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, alongside new ways to customize your Fatemaker, including an all-new voice. Shattering Spectreglass begins in Dreamveil Overlook where players will face Vesper's most personal Mirror of Mystery yet. Shattering Spectreglass offers a window into Vesper's memories, which are ...
Train Sim World 3 Set For 6th September Release
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Train Sim World 3 Set For 6th September Release

Get ready to master the machine and battle the elements in Train Sim World 3, out on Sept 6 and available to pre-order today. All Aboard Dovetail Games, developer and publisher of authentic simulation titles, today announced the next leap forward for the Train Sim World franchise, Train Sim World 3, releasing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on Sept. 6. Train Sim World 3 will continue to break new ground in realism with new weather dynamics, longer routes, and a dedicated Training Center designed for new and experienced players. The latest iteration will also support add-ons from Train Sim World 2, allowing players to carry all the routes and engines they own into Train Sim World 3 to continue playing so...
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium – Xbox One Review
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Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium – Xbox One Review

Developed and published by Capcom. Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is another compilation of some of the classic Capcom games from the 80s and 90s. It was released for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on the 21st of July 2022. Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium - The Hits Just Keep Coming Capcom has done it again and released another compilation of some classic games. But this time it doesn't just solely rely on fighting games! There is a pretty good mixture from the giant developers and with being a huge retro gaming fan, It was certain that I was going to give 2nd Stadium a thorough playthrough.So if you enjoy this review then why not check out my previous one here? Gameplay If you grew up playing video games in the 80s and 90s then the Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Collection is def...
Spidersaurs – Xbox One Review
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Spidersaurs – Xbox One Review

Developed and published by WayForward. Spidersaurs is a run and gun, shooter, platformer. It was released on Xbox One, Series S/X, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, PC and Nintendo Switch on the 19th of July 2022. Spidersaurs - As Hard As Dino Doody Originally an Apple Arcade Exclusive from back in 2019. Spidersaurs made their way onto PC and ported to every console. So it had to have been popular right? I mean a game where the enemies are spider/dinosaurs DNA mix mash. This was just too good of an offer to pass up. Throw in some run and gun and some platforming then you got a recipe for hours of fun. If you enjoyed this review then why not check out my previous one here? You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team is up to on our social media. Gameplay The wa...
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers To Hit Consoles
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Police Simulator: Patrol Officers To Hit Consoles

Great news for all the simulation fans out there as Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is to hit consoles with a launch date coming soon. Do You Feel Lucky Punk? Developer Aesir Interactive and publisher Astragon Entertainment are pleased to announce that Police Simulator: Patrol Officers will soon launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Not only will the game get a digital release there will also be a retail steel book version of the game for all the collectors out there. In Police Simulator: Patrol Officers, players slip into the role of one of 8 playable characters and start their first shift as a rookie patrol officer in the fictional US East Coast city of Brighton. As they learn the ropes of their law enforcement occupation. They will graduate...
Before We Leave Launches On Nintendo Switch
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Before We Leave Launches On Nintendo Switch

The sci-fi city builder Before We Leave has been released on the Nintendo Switch and it comes with 20% off for the first two weeks on the Nintendo eShop. This Isn't Bladerunner Set across six unique biomes, Before We Leave sees players nurture groups of ‘Peeps’ – newly emerging survivors from global disaster. As they strive to realise their aspirations to rebuild a thriving civilisation. Along the way, they’ll chart new lands and research ancient technologies to build a prosperous future for all of Peep-dom. Denizens of the burgeoning civilization should also be mindful of their impact on the environment and their Peeps’ well-being while keeping an eye out for passing Space Whales, who can make short work of their planets. Some of the key features that Before We Leave are ...
Sherlock Holmes – The Awakened Has Been Announced
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Sherlock Holmes – The Awakened Has Been Announced

Frogwares announce Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, a full remake and substantial rewrite of their 2006 HP Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu Sherlock crossover. Not Again Watson Ukrainian developer Frogwares has revealed their new game - Sherlock Holmes The Awakened - will be a full remake and substantial rewrite of their 2006 release of the same name. Previously teased under the name Project Palianytsia, The Awakened is a dark, HP Lovecraft-inspired story infused with the narrative arc of a young Sherlock Holmes taking on his first big case once he settled in London. The Awakened will be coming to PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch with a Kickstarter campaign set to launch soon to help secure the game's final production funds and offer fans a few more bonuses and reward...