Tag: Sandbox & Open World

Unturned Review – Pixel Zombie Goodness
Xbox Reviews

Unturned Review – Pixel Zombie Goodness

From developers Smartly Dressed Games and game designer Nelson Sexton comes Unturned on Xbox. If it's a zombie infested world where survival with resource management and crafting is your thing then look no further as Unturned review offers it in abundance. Unturned Review - Don't Get Eaten Going in Unturned I had no expectations which worked out for the best as it gave me many hours of fun and I'm sure it still offers you the same so let's dive into Unturned and if you enjoy this then you can check on my latest post here and the rest of The Thumb Culture team on social media. Gameplay Unturned offers a wide variety of gameplay from plain survival to online co-op and it delivers both very well. Surviving isn't just based on building and crafting but also taking care of your characte...
Planet Coaster Console Edition – A Coaster Of A Time
Xbox Reviews

Planet Coaster Console Edition – A Coaster Of A Time

Planet Coaster Console Edition is a construction and management simulation video game developed and published by Frontier Developments for consoles. Planet Coaster Console Edition is a fresh experience and rebranding of the much-loved rollercoaster management series. It offers witty banter and allows you to enjoy the lighter side of running theme parks. Many of you may have enjoyed this game on PC for the last few years. However, the console version brings the love of theme park management to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, including next-gen upgrades. 'Originally named Coaster Park Tycoon, the game was renamed before E3 2015, Planet Coaster Console Edition is Frontier's second self-published title with Elite Dangerous being their first. Frontier are also well known for the Rollercoaster Tyco...
The Falconeer Review – Sky Of Thieves…
Xbox Reviews

The Falconeer Review – Sky Of Thieves…

The Falconeer is the debut title from Tomas Sala, an independent Dutch developer. Published by Wired Productions and launching for the Xbox Series X. The Falconeer is an open-world, flight game. You wouldn't be remiss to note the style is of course similar to Xbox's own Sea of Thieves, only instead of a boat you have a mighty falcon! This is one of the few games landing on the Xbox Series X that isn't on Game Pass. Fortunately though it's unique enough to not have been buried and also lands at a respectable £24.99 RRP. Currently it is exclusive to Microsoft and at this stage it's not clear whether or not there are plans for a PlayStation or Switch launch in the future. The Falconeer - The next generation takes flight... Admittedly The Falconeer was not on my radar until quite clos...
Windbound – Brave The Storm
PC Reviews

Windbound – Brave The Storm

Windbound, by Devs 5 Lives Studios and published by Deepsilver (Conan Exiles, Metro Series, Dead Island), is a single-player survival RPG where you awaken on a strange island having survived a horrendous fierce storm that saw your boat sunk and your tribe vanish.  With an intriguing mystery lying in front of you, let's get adventuring! Gameplay In Windbound you play as Kara, a strong and determined female warrior who must now use her crafting and hunting skills in order to survive and journey onwards from island to island, slowly unravelling the secrets that lie before her. There are a couple of ways to play Windbound.  Firstly there is Survivalist whereby if you die you only keep the items you have in your 'held' inventory, return to chapter 1 and face a standard combat difficult...
Demolish & Build – Half Built?
Xbox Reviews

Demolish & Build – Half Built?

If knocking down buildings and literally starting a construction firm from the ground up is your idea of heaven, you’re going to love Demolish & Build, a console-friendly construction simulator developed by Noble Muffins and published by Ultimate Games. Demolish & Build is available on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as a console-based update to 2018’s PC version of the game. I jumped into Demolish & Build having never touched a construction sim game before. As a first experience, I have to say I'm kind of on the fence about this game. It ended up leaving me with questions about whether or not dogged perseverance (as is so often required in real-life building) actually translates that well into an enjoyable gaming experience. After a fairly confusing and buggy initial play, ...
Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review- Saint or Sinner?
PlayStation Reviews

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review- Saint or Sinner?

Remastered versions of the previous generation's classic games are all the vogue at the moment. Some welcome, some not so. It seems as if developers are holding back the brand new games for the much anticipated new generation of consoles (although the current Covid-19 pandemic has not helped!). The next game hot off the remastered production line is Saints Row: The Third Remastered. Published by Deep Silver and developed by Volition the much-loved game first released in 2011 gets a makeover for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Having played the game the first time around on my PS3 I was keen to revisit Steelport and see if it was still fun to rampage around the city in a crazy costume wielding the legendary Dildo Bat (no that isn't a typo!). Read on to find out how I got on. Gameplay If you...
Atlas PC Review – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Rum Required
Gaming, PC Reviews, Previews & Early Access

Atlas PC Review – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Rum Required

Grapeshot Games and Instinct Games bring us Atlas, a game of ruling the high seas. Have they managed to collect all the pieces of eight, or are they lost at the bottom of Davey Jones' locker? Time to slip into my eye patch and bandana and find out for myself. Gameplay Standard WASD movement keys? Check. Mouse rotation? Check. Click to attack? Check. Well what else do I need to know, let's take over the joint. Atlas at first seems to be a standard survival game. All the attributes are there, food, water, health, crafting, yup, looks like a survival game to me. Walk in the park. Instructions appear on the screen in ghastly text, 1/10 in the corner, so I should probably read them. My reading skills are not the quickest, I like to understand the instructions and take them all...
Albion Online Review – Grind till you drop!
Gaming, PC Reviews

Albion Online Review – Grind till you drop!

Albion Online was released on July 17th 2017 by Sandbox Entertainment GmBh on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Macintosh operating system , using the Unity Engine and has recently been released on Steam.   Gameplay Albion Online is a MMORPG that wants you to create your own story.  There are no quest other than what you set out to do.  Albion starts you off and pushes you in the right direction and its up to you to take the wheel and decide weather you want to be a PVP warrior or a PVE healer or if you just want to craft things and sell them to people who need them, that’s fine too.  You can make it your main job to go out and mine different types of ore and bring it back to the city and sell it on the market place.  You can also take that ore you gathered and refine ...
Vampyr Review –  Where Will Your Moral Compass Take You?
Gaming

Vampyr Review – Where Will Your Moral Compass Take You?

How refreshing is it to see something other than zombies in a game? Don’t get me wrong, I love zombies, but a bit like the Battle Royal epidemic that’s taken over the world, you do get a little tired of seeing the same thing all the time, right? I'm pretty sure this is exactly what the developers Don’t Nod (geniuses behind Life is Strange) had in mind, when they created this dark, blood thirsty, RPG – Vampyr. Even with this fairly ‘newer’ concept in games of today, is it actually good and should I spend my hard-working cash on it? That’s why you’re here, after all…   Gameplay You wake up in a pit of dead bodies, what do you do? This is the very situation Dr. Jonathan Reid, a well renowned doctor, was faced with as he entered a very different world to which he was previously used ...
Dynasty Warriors 9 Review – Big Trouble in Little China
PC Reviews

Dynasty Warriors 9 Review – Big Trouble in Little China

Fancy playing a massive open-world hack n slash game set in China? Well you're in luck as publisher Koei Tecmo along with developer Omega Force has produced Dynasty Warriors 9, the latest instalment, and largest, of the Dynasty Warriors series.  Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Pc, I have been fortunate enough to don my best samurai outfit and wield the largest sword I can find to bring you my findings young Daniel Son. What are Dynasty Warriors I hear you ask?  Well, the award-winning gaming series is a spin-off from the 1985 turn-based strategy "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Koei and is loosely settled around the Chinese historical text "Records of the Three Kingdoms" depicting the events of the late Eastern Han dynasty 184-220AD and the Three Kingdoms period 220-280AD. ...