Tag: Action

Phantom Fury – PC Review
PC Reviews

Phantom Fury – PC Review

Published by 3D Realms and created at Slipgate Ironworks™ comes a new retro-shooter called Phantom Fury. The game was released for Steam on April 24th, for £20.49, with a Digital Artbook also available for purchase at £2.49. Some players might know the protagonist from the developer's other work called Bombshell. Although that game was a top-down shooter, their new game changes to an FPS style. This is one Phantom that doesn't hide in the shadows We take the role of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison after she awakes in a lab thanks to a character called the Colonel. The area you are in is being attacked by the GDF, and your first task is to arm up and get out of there. This takes the player across various areas and wielding a large armoury or weapons. This may be Shelly’s second game, but th...
Knock’em Out – PC Review
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Knock’em Out – PC Review

Do you ever find yourself in need of an effective way to vent some steam after a hectic day? Instead of punching friends or fellow students/colleagues, game developer Adribeh has kindly created a forum to allow you to safely punch your friends to a bloody pulp with Knock'em Out. This early-access game was released on 4th April. At the moment there's a sale on reducing the price to £3.99. The developer provides a simple description on its Steam page, "Keep a cool head to knock out your opponents in the most violent and fun way!" I got the chance to get within punching distance with fellow Thumb Culture reviewers Stuart and Kyle to give the game a fair whack. See what we thought below. A Smash Hit That's Hard To Beat! Nothing beats the adrenaline when clutching a win in a fast-paced multip...
Nyaaaanvy – Switch Review
Switch Reviews

Nyaaaanvy – Switch Review

CustomiseSounding a bit like the sound you make when you stub your toe, Nyaaaanvy is a crazy arena-based fighting game that has now come to Nintendo Switch. The game is made by Japanese devs Team DigitalMind and published by Phoenixx and it is also available on PC via Steam. Incidentally, it was launched for Switch on Japanese Cat Day (22nd Feb for your calendars!). Cats, bottoms, sumo, berserk mode! If you fancy a party game where cat-like animals (called a Nyanvy) get to wrestle and spin attack to win then read on! Gameplay The premise of Nyaaaanvy is fairly simple. You are a long slinky cat and you must battle and jump your way through a series of sumo-like arenas and become the last cat standing. Can you become "Cat of cats!"? Customise You can customise your own cat's featur...
Berserk Boy – Switch Review
Switch Reviews

Berserk Boy – Switch Review

Berserk Boy is a 2D Action Platformer developed and published by Berserk Boy Games. it uses a retro 16-bit art style with music from the legendary Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame. Out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch, it also runs on the Steam Deck (but has not been verified at the time of writing this review). Go Berserk! In the distant future where the Army of Darkness seeks to enslave the citizens of Earth. You play as the Human Kei, a member of the Resistance, who gains the ability to become Berserk Boy! with the help of the Mystical bird Fiore. Using the powers gained from Berserk Orbs and help from commander Leslie, Dizzie, and Fiore. You must fight the forces of Darkness and defeat the Mad Scientist Genos to save Earth. Gameplay Berserk Boy is a 2D Action Platformer that is...
Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor – PC Preview
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Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor – PC Preview

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is a new bullet-hell roguelite available in Early Access. It is being developed by Funday Games (Don't Die In The West) with publishing by Ghost Ship Publishing (Spellrogue, Deep Rock Galactic [technically Coffee Stain Publishing]). It is currently available for PC via Steam and there is no indication that it will be available on other platforms. It's Like a Love Letter to Rock and Stone I don't know about you, but I love Deep Rock Galactic. Overall it has a simple concept, is easy to dive into, and is a hell lot of fun playing with friends. If you haven't checked it out, I highly recommend doing so. As a fan of DRG, I couldn't overlook when the Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor demo hit Steam a while back. I was itching to get my hands on it for more and here we ...
Song of Nunu: A League Of Legends Story – Xbox Review
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Song of Nunu: A League Of Legends Story – Xbox Review

Song of Nunu is a breathtaking adventure game that delves deep into the heartwarming bond between a young boy named Nunu and his yeti companion, Wilump. Developed by Tequila Works and Published by Riot Forge, this game is a heartwarming tale of friendship, courage, and discovery that will leave players with a sense of warmth and fulfilment. It teaches players valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the importance of never giving up, no matter how difficult the obstacles may seem. Nunu and Wilump's journey is not just about saving the village from darkness; it is also about the power of believing in oneself and the strength that comes from standing by those we care about. Though the game ends on a cliffhanger, there even being an achievement stating "It's not over". We may nev...
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...
Granblue Fantasy Relink PC Review
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Granblue Fantasy Relink PC Review

Granblue Fantasy Relink is an Action RPG, developed by Cygames. The series has been around since 2014 as a turn-based RPG mobile app. Sadly this mobile game is only available in Japan and still running the last 10 years with new campaigns. They even have crossover characters from Anime and Manga that were popular at those times. Though you can also watch the Granblue Fantasy anime to catch up on the story before going through Relink. Granblue Fantasy takes the luxury of both flying and cruising into one beautiful package. Well, until the sky pirates appear and they shoot anchors at you. Not enough Granblue Fantasy? Well, there is a fighting game that has some very unique mechanics that has you planning out your matches. Now onto the review of the game before I give away too much! Ga...
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...
Risk of Rain Returns – PC Review
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Risk of Rain Returns – PC Review

Getting to revisit the original format of Risk of Rain brings a ting of nostalgia. And the recalibration to my brain that I can move away from the teleporter when starting. It.....it took a while for it to sink in. A little too long and many Huntresses were harmed in the making of this review. Risk of Rain Returns is an Action, Rougelike, Multiplayer game that's developed by Hopoo Games. The original developers of Risk of Rain and Risk of Rain 2. The funny thing I'd like to note for readers is that Risk of Rain Returns was released 10 years ago that day. No kidding, Risk of Rain released on Nov. 8th 2013. I do wonder if they planned for this to happen. Or they had a meeting and realized that their 10th anniversary was coming and went to get us a gift. The fact that no one knew this g...