NBA 2K17 Review: Is it the Best 2K Ever?

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A new NBA season is upon us, which means another NBA 2K game. One of the most successful sports game franchises has to constantly live up to the expectations gamers place on it and they always pass with flying colors. Will 2K17 be more of the same? Let’s find out. Presentation You get Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony returning as two of...

Franchise Hockey Manager 4 Review

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It's a unique feeling that's hard to replicate. Whether you happened to build your team by signing nothing but the best free agents and trading for key players or you built a dynasty through the draft, there's nothing quite as rewarding as when your hard work pays off in the form of a championship. To paraphrase a near 50-year-old song: you...

Old Time Hockey Review: A Return To The Glory Days?

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Nostalgia is a weird animal. For my generation, it's reminiscing about what Nickelodeon use to be in the 1990s, and the idea of having to sit in the same room with people -- I know, spooky -- in order to play video games with them. It's something we can't avoid, and many of us look to grab ahold of those nostalgic...

Maximum Football 2018 Review: A Flawed Experience

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For a lack of a better phrase, Canadian Football 2017 just wasn't a good game. A lack of depth along with countless bugs made it feel like a rushed college project as opposed to finished product. Now, after another year of development and a complete re-branding, Canuck Play is back with Maximum Football 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Moving...

Madden NFL 17 Review: An In-Depth Analysis

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Can you feel it in the air? Madden season is back again for another year. And every year Madden faces the same criticisms: It’s just a roster update, NFL 2k5 needs to comeback, or Madden is only geared towards the casual fans. Are those complaints warranted? What does Madden 17 offer that no Madden has ever been able to...

MotoGP17 Review: Finishing First

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After spending the week with MotoGP17, I can confidently say the game does what it sets out to do. The dev team at Milestone does an excellent job at providing an authentic MotoGP racing experience. Graphics and Presentation In MotoGP17, you can see where Milestone poured the game's resources. Despite lack of depth in the background environments, foreground items look gorgeous. In addition,...

Franchise Hockey Manager 5 Review: A First Line Showing

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Opening Franchise Hockey Manager 5 was like going to an old friend’s house I haven’t been to since high school, but once you walk through the door it is like you never left. Before I get into my review of Out of the Park Developments’ latest hockey management simulator, I feel my past with this game may help. Franchise Hockey...

NBA LIVE 15 Review: Midterm Grades

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NBA LIVE 15 was Originally scheduled to release October 7th 2015 alongside its "Arch Rival" but was delayed after community feedback following a showing at Gamescom the development team took an extra three weeks to "Polish" the game. Eventually releasing October 28th 2015 which was opening day of the Actual 2014-2015 NBA Season. Some Fans were rightfully skeptical of the final...

Ride 3 Review: Best Motorcycle Racer Ever?

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There's something about being on a motorcycle that just makes you feel free. Maybe it's the fact you aren't enclosed in a metal and plastic box on wheels. Or maybe it's the ability to easily cruise at high speeds. Or maybe it's the fact that you are playing a game of Russian Roulette with your life where one simple mistake...

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Review

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Let's talk about Pro Evolution Soccer 2017! We are going to analyze Graphics, Gameplay, and Game Modes. Part one of our video review can found above, and part two is at the bottom of the page. Without further ado, let's get into it! Graphics This year is the best we've seen in terms of graphics from Pro Evolution Soccer, however when...

Axis Football 17 Review: Contender or Pretender?

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Football, the new great American past time. Don't believe, just turn on your TV or go online. There's never a day where it isn't being covered by every sports outlet in the country. Even the digital world can't get enough of their hard-hitting, touchdown-scoring, pass-catching football. While Madden is still clearly the king of the gridiron, more and more developers want...

Monster Energy Supercross 3 Review: A Solid Yet Familiar Racer

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When it comes to names, Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Video Game 3 (MESC 3) is one of the most unnecessarily long names ever. Thankfully, the game isn't as unnecessary as its name. The third installment in the series, MESC 3 takes pretty much everything from last year's release and attempts to improve them in various ways. In some parts,...

NASCAR Heat 2 Review: Back On The Lead Lap

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NASCAR is a sport that usually garners two simply reactions: love or hate. The same goes for video game adaptations of the sport. You either enjoy them, or you don't. There is simply no “tolerating” a NASCAR video game. NASCAR Heat 2 is looking to take everyone who was on the “dislike” side of the spectrum, and bring them over to...

Fire Pro Wrestling World Early Access Review

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After a 10-year absence, Fire Pro Wrestling, one of the most iconic wrestling game franchises, is back with a brand new experience in Fire Pro Wrestling World. Featuring a nearly unlimited suite of customization options, a variety of game modes and the trusted gameplay fans of the series have come to always expect, Fire Pro Wrestling World looks to take...

NASCAR Heat 4 Review

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NASCAR Heat 4 is more than just the next installment in a racing franchise. It's a game that shows that developers do, in fact, listen to the feedback of their fans in order to make the game better. Whether it be alleviating the grind that many felt the career mode had become or changing how drafting plays out on the...

Monster Energy Supercross 2 Review

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After years of subpar releases, niche sports are back to seeing games released that are worth playing. From Steep to OnRush, these impressive games have once again given hope to fans that they aren’t as forgotten about as they once seemed. The one sport still feeling that way, however, is off-road motorcycle racing. While there have been various Motocross and Supercross...

Tony Stewart’s Sprint Car Racing Review

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Dirt Racing is something that's been missing from the gaming landscape for quite some time. Sure, we've gotten tastes of it here and there, but we haven't gotten a true dirt racer since World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars back in 2010. Tony Stewart's Sprint Car Racing not only gives fans that game but does it in a way that...

Super Blood Hockey Review

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Super Blood Hockey is a retro-style hockey game that gives off the feeling that you are playing the classic Ice Hockey game from the NES, just with a bit more blood and violence. Players have the option to choose from a handful of countries including the United States and North Korea -- not intentional, I'm sure -- in three modes:...

Rocket League Review

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Whats up everyone! TriniTrin here with a review for Rocket league, aaaannnd its pretty damn good! Rocket League is a competitive sports game where you play on a team trying to score the most goals in a match, think about it like soccer with rocket cars. It is some of the most fun I have had online recently and I really...

Dirt Rally 2.0 Review: Stay Focused

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Dirt Rally 2.0 is as satisfying of a racing experience as Codemasters has ever developed. It can even be stated that it’s as satisfying of a racer that’s ever been made. The sequel to 2015’s Dirt Rally, Dirt Rally 2.0 is a game geared to hardcore fans of rally racing which may turn off some new players looking to get...

Dirt 4 Review: Rally Racing’s Standard-Bearer

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There's nothing quite like trying to drift around a sharp turn, fight with your car to keep it on the track and, somehow, manage to pull it off unscathed. It's little victories like that within a race that add to the overall joy of completing and, hopefully, winning the race. Dirt 4 is full of those little victories in a...

EA Sports UFC 3 Review: An Ultimate Showing

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When it comes to sports games, fans may often seem overly critical. However, when it's all said and done they are really just hoping for an experience that's not only enjoyable to play, but does a good job of representing the realism of the sport they're invested in. The first two titles in the EA Sports UFC series provided nice...

Gear Club Unlimited 2 Review: A Worthy Switch Racer?

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The Nintendo Switch has no shortage of great games available, but what it does lack is a great sim racer. Gear Club Unlimited tried to get a grip on that market when it came out back in 2017 for the hybrid console. Unfortunately, it couldn’t get over the hump of being a mobile port to really stand out to players....

MLB The Show 19 Review

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MLB The Show has never been a game to make huge overhauls year in and year out. Instead, they take what they have and improve it. With a solid foundation, MLB The Show 19 continues to be one of the top sports games in terms of gameplay and realism. MLB has always been about the little things, and this year...

Disc Jam Review: The Next Big Indie Sports Game?

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With the success that Rocket League has seen over the last two years, it's no surprise that the market for arcade sports titles has continued to grow. Plenty of developers are getting into this arena -- pun intended -- including High Horse Entertainment with their new tennis/air hockey crossover title "Disc Jam". The game is a modern day version of the...

The Golf Club 2 Review: King of the Links

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With the warmer weather finally here in most places in North America, there's plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy some fun outdoor activities like cookouts, fishing, boating, and, yes, golf. Of course, there's plenty of people who either can't or don't want to do any of those things. Instead, they'd rather just use the time to simulate doing...

F1 2017 Review: A First Place Finish?

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It's been a somewhat bumpy road in recent years for Codemasters and their Formula 1 racing series. The series came to the current generation of consoles with a mediocre, at best, showing of F1 2015, but followed that up with an improvement with F1 2016. Now, with F1 2017, the series is going for the checkered flag with the deepest, most...

F1 2018 Review: The Best Gets Better

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Since taking over the Formula 1 license eight years ago, developer Codemasters has seen its share of highs and lows. If 2015 was it's low point then it's safe to say that F1 2017 was an ultimate high for the series. From a deep career mode to the most realistic gameplay produced, F1 2017 left the studio with what some...

Super Mega Baseball Extra Innings Review

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The follow up to the wildly successful PS3/PS4 title "Super Mega Baseball", finally makes it's way to Xbox One and PC in Super Mega Extra Innings. Developer MetalHead has managed to keep the gameplay we love intact while adding new content and improvements. I've played many simulation baseball games over the years and I was surprised with how realistic...

Axis Football 2016: Just Short of the Goal Line

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Nine years ago, EA Sports' Madden franchise abandoned PC gamers. Today, Axis Games is trying to fill the void left by the mega-developer. Their latest release, Axis Football 2016, may do just that. Gameplay and Features Axis Football 2016 managed to improve on most of the glaring issues present in its predecessor. Using the game's innovative mechanics, the player can take control of the...

FIFA 15 Review: Midterm Grades

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Since its launch in late September 2014, millions of people across the globe flocked to retailers to get their hands on FIFA 15, EA Canada's latest take on football. Within hours the internet was flooded with reviews and scores of the game for eager fans to read and make up their minds if this years installment is worth a buy. Far...

CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling PC Review: Wrestling Made for Everyone

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The wrestling genre is pretty slim in terms of selection. While other choices to the blockbuster franchise do not measure in terms of visual presentation, they do offer healthy alternatives to gameplay and entertainment. Then on the complete other side of the spectrum, there's CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling; a wrestling game that promises to take your willing suspension of...

FIFA 18 Review – SGO

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Another September, a new FIFA and a fresh round of everyone being concerned that annual release cycles are a cynical money-grabbing enterprise, but still buying the game anyway. In a few short days FIFA 18 will burst onto the scene once more, packing stores across the world and hitting the top ten sellers as so many of its predecessors have...

WWE 2K17 Review

Wrestling is a performance. It's exaggerated, it's over-the-top, and everyone knows it's not exactly real. Fans flock to professional wrestling precisely because of how insanely over-the-top it can go. They go for the show. Nobody actually cares if the actual wrestling is real or not, all they care about is how well the performance is sold to them and how well the...

Elgato Stream Deck Review: Unneeded or Game Changer?

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Livestreaming has turned into a major business venture, and like any venture there needs to be products to help it grow. Elgato has quickly earned the reputation as being the best company to produce streaming and video recording equipment. Whether you are a prominent streamer or an upstart on YouTube, many live and die by the hardware of Elgato. While...

Madden NFL 18 Review – SGO

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If Madden 17 was the installment that restored faith into a franchise that many thought was becoming stale, then Madden 18 is the installment that proves just how great the series really is. Even though it's been four years since the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched, Madden finally looks like what fans expected a "next-gen" football game to look like...

Out of the Park Baseball 21 Review

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There may not be any live baseball being played right now, but that doesn't mean you can't get your baseball fix at home. Out of the Park Baseball 21, the latest installment of the OOTP franchise, is out now and if you've ever dreamed of running your own team, then this game might be just for you. Out of the...

Sebastian Loebe Rally EVO Review

Milestone has a long and storied history with motorsports. For the past two decades, they've spent a long time developing racing games for everything from the MotoGP to the World Rally Championship. With five games based on the World Rally Championship under their belt, it's safe to say they know a thing or two about rallying. Their latest take on...

RBI Baseball 19 Review

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Six installments after its revival, RBI Baseball has given fans an outlet for those seeking a more casual type of baseball experience than the flagship baseball simulation MLB The Show series. For Xbox One baseball fans specifically, it's a game to simply quench their baseball thirst. With RBI Baseball 19, does MLBAM accomplish what they set out to do for...

FIFA 19 Review: A Soccer Juggernaut

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Almost a quarter of a century has passed since the beginning of what would become the bestselling franchise in gaming history. The game simply known as “FIFA” to most has seen vast improvements which have jumped out at you from year to year during the early iterations and subtle, yet appreciated advancements in recent years. FIFA 19 is all about refining...

Super Mega Baseball 2 Review: A Grand Slam

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For years, arcade sports games had seemingly gone the way of the dodo bird. Every company seemed to be more focused on providing as realistic of an experience as possible that no one wanted to venture back into the genre that had given players games like NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, and MLB Slugfest. Over the last few years, however, we've seen...

WWE 2K20 PC Pre-Patch Review: A Pre-Show Botched Finish

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Only one week removed from the anticipated launch of WWE 2K20, we finally got our hands on this year's game. Despite, most of its worst qualities being well known, we wanted to to provide the sports gaming community with a look at WWE 2K20 and the good (and there is some) 2K and Visual Concepts managed to bring to the...

Overpass Review: Slippery When Wet

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Over the past few years, something I've come to realize is that if you don't like a racing game that's available, just wait a few days and a new one will be released. Overpass the newest title on the market that takes everything you know about what defines racing, and shakes the whole thing up. An off-road racer, Overpass sees...

NHL 18 Beta Impressions: Threes Shines, Gameplay Thoughts

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As someone who has been a dedicated player of anything NHL for the better part of the last 18 years -- NHL '99 was the first "new" game purchased -- it's always an exciting time whenever the opportunity comes to get hands on the latest release. Recently, the chances come sooner thanks to the release of game betas during the...

WRC 7 Review

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Who didn't dream of driving a rally car in their childhood? The World Rally Championship series aims directly at these kinds of gamers. This year we reached the seventh edition. World Rally Championship 7 is the third chapter produced by Kinnenon. Many users were hoping that this new version would resolve some of the problems still present in the sixth edition. Does...

MLB The Show 20 Review

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MLB The Show 20 is the latest installment in the long-running PlayStation-exclusive baseball franchise. Growing from a game trying to compete with the EA Sports and 2K titles to becoming the sole simulation game on the market, the series has gone through quite a lot to keep its place as one of the best sports games out there. Now with...

NBA Live 16 Review and In-Depth Analysis

NBA Live 16 storms into the arena with multiple enhancements both on and off the court, but are the improvements enough to warrant a purchase over last year’s edition? Or perhaps of greater salience, can Live finally escape its image as the D-league of virtual basketball and rise up to cement its place in sports gaming relevance? Gameplay NBA Live 16...

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 Review

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It came out of a nowhere like the scariest of RKOs, but a sequel to Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 is here in the form of Casey Powell Lacrosse 18. Immediately, you notice how the game looks quite similar to Lacrosse 16. Despite two years between releases, the player models in Lacrosse 18 look nearly identical to those in 16. There...

MLB The Show 18 Review: Long Live The King?

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Building the best sports game isn't always about making the biggest additions possible year over year. Rather, it's often about taking aspects from previous installments and adding more details to make the in-game experience more authentic. Even the smallest additions can make a game more fun than a big new feature can. It's a reason why the MLB The Show series...

Eastside Hockey Manager Review

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For years, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager was the way to go for all of the aspiring Lou Lamoriello's who wanted to have a run at the Stanley Cup, trade away superstars for first-round picks, or chase their favorite player to attempt a blockbuster trade. Despite the unique offerings in the first three editions, the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series was...

Franchise Hockey Manager 3 Review

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We've all been there. We've all sat on the couch yelling at our TV because of coaching, player selection or just overall play by our favorite team. And whether you want to admit it or not, we've all thought that we could do a better job. Though most of us will never get the opportunity to put our money where our...

Axis Football 18 Review: Another Step Forward

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When playing Axis Football 17, there was always something sitting in the back of my mind whenever I loaded up. It was a comment from one of the game's producers about the future of the franchise. Specifically, about what fans would see with Axis Football 18. "I’d be lying if I said that we didn’t believe we were on to something,...

WWE 2K19 Review – 2K Kicks Out At Two

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WWE 2K19 refuses to shy away from the shortcomings of its predecessor. Instead, as a proper sequel or successor, it builds off the foundation laid by WWE 2K18. It's because of this, the game feels much smoother and sealing the holes left in general gameplay for years now. It has prove to be more than just an updated roster with bells...

eFootball PES 2020 Review: A Game With An Identity Crisis

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When you bring up soccer video games, it’s far too common to hear someone bring up EA Sports’ FIFA franchise before any other title.  For many, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series is an out of sight, out of mind product. It’s a stigma that the Japanese-based studio wants to change; it wants to be known as the king of soccer...

NBA 2K15 Review: Midterm Grades

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The next installment of our Midterm Reviews focuses on the popular NBA 2K15. In this review we will tackle content, graphics and presentation, gameplay, fun factor, and longevity. The Midterm Grades give a more accurate representation of the overall quality of the game because we have had almost six months to play, explore, poke and prod this game and know...

No Time To Explain – Indie Game Review

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No Time to Explain is a 2D side-scrolling game that you can play solo or co-operatively with up to 4 people. I tried to play about 10 minutes of this game with a friend in order to see what the game is about. 10 minutes shortly turned into 20, then 45, then an hour. We finally decided to take...

F1 2016 Review

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When it comes to iterative sports titles, the year one game on a new generation of consoles is usually terrible. In the rush to get a new game on to the latest consoles, developers lop off features or break gameplay. F1 2015 from Codemasters was not an exception to the rule. Last year's edition was roundly panned and deservedly so....

The Golf Club 2019 Review: A Near Ace

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The Golf Club is a franchise that comes from humble beginnings of just a group of developers that wanted to create a golf game that offered options for players that hadn't been seen before. Fast-forward four years later and The Golf Club is entering new territory as a licensed title with The Golf Club 2019 featuring the PGA Tour. Right away,...

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Review

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio set to kick off, Nintendo recently released the officially licensed accompanying title Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Wii U as well as the Nintendo 3DS. Mario and Sonic first teamed up for the 2008 Olympic games in this series and Nintendo has sinced released mutiple variations of these...

NHL 19 Review: Top of its Class

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With NHL 18, the one thing that stood out the most was the fact that it was clearly starting to become a stale experience on the current generation of consoles. The gameplay felt old, the presentation had become dull, and the modes all felt like too much of the same. It was obvious that something needed to be done or...

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