Mario Tennis Aces Review

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On paper, Mario Tennis Aces and the Nintendo Switch are a match made in heaven. A hybrid console that offers games on the go, and a game that features accessible controls and short games? Why wouldn't this be a perfect pairing? Unfortunately, for everything that is great about Mario Tennis Aces, there is enough that make it feel like an...

GRID Giveaway: Win Codemasters’ Latest Racing Title

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GRID, the rivalry-focused revival of developer Codemasters’ classic racing series, is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. GRID’s expansive career allows you to make a name for yourself however you’d like across 104 varied career events. Between prioritizing your preferred styles of competition, hiring distinctive AI teammates to be most compatible with your strategies, and forming long-running...

Mark McMorris Infinite Air Review

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There are a certain kind of people who enjoy extreme sports. The adrenaline rush, the possibility of death, the ability to pull off insane skills at insane speeds. It’s not my cup of tea, which is why I’m here talking about video games and not jumping off a cliff somewhere with little more than a rope to keep me...

AO Tennis 2 Review

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After the disappointment that was AO Tennis back in 2018, Big Ant Studios went back to the drawing board in more ways than one for the sequel. AO Tennis 2 comes back with improved gameplay and deeper modes than its predecessor, but is it enough to keep tennis fans hooked for more than a set? More To Do Unlike the first game,...

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:...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Review: Thin Bench

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If you’re expecting NBA Jam or NBA Street out of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, you’re going to be vastly disappointed. While NBA 2K Playground 2 pays homage to both NBA Street and NBA Jam, it doesn’t come close to the depth of NBA Street or the on-court madness that is NBA Jam. Instead, it’s very vanilla and safe take on...

Tour de France 2019 Review

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Reviewed by Sam aka FIFA Brit Tour de France 2019 is a game that was released on the 27th of June as the latest installment of the Tour de France series. It was developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Bigben Interactive. Now, ever since the United Kingdom started to lowkey ~dominate~ the Tour de France, I’ve been trying to follow competitive...

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,...

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...

NASCAR Heat 3 Review: Finding Its Line

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Driving in circles is a great metaphor for what the NASCAR video games have felt like for the better part of the last decade. While there have been nice strides forward at times, there was just too much of the same to really make the games feel fun and different year over year. It often felt like you were doing...

NBA Live 19 Review

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The NBA Live series has slowly been making strides to once again be seen as a serious competitor for basketball fans. Live 18 made a huge leap over its predecessor and showed gamers they were going in the right direction. So, does NBA Live 19 match the rising expectations of the franchise or does it take a step back? The...

Need For Speed: Heat Review – Crossing the Finish Line in Style

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Need For Speed: Heat launched November 8 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. After a few exciting hours with the game, it turned out to be almost exactly what I expected in the best ways possible. The previous iterations of Need For Speed since NFS Most Wanted in 2005 left a lot to be desired. However, Heat seemingly learns from those mistakes, at...

Madden 20 Review: Is It Worth Your Money?

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With the launch of Madden 20, it marks 15 years since the Madden NFL series has faced any actual competition.  Over this last decade-and-a-half, there have been incredible installments in the series -- I’m looking at you Madden 07 and Madden 10 -- but there have also been some real duds like Madden 13.  Touting a new career mode, game-changing player...

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...

Canadian Football 2017 Review

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Fans of the Canadian Football League have always seemingly been at the short end of the stick when it comes to video games. While leagues like the National Lacrosse League have received games over the years, Canadian Football has been left out in the cold. Until now, kind of. It's been almost 20 years since fans of the CFL had a...

EA Sports UFC 2 Review

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, it has been almost two years since the release of EA Sports' initiatory UFC title, but how does EA Sports UFC 2 measure up? UFC games can be all over the place. The THQ titles could feel more like WWE in aesthetic at times, after all. So when EA got their hands on UFC, it felt like a...

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...

RBI Baseball 20 Review: Swing and a Miss

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With the entire sports world -- and the rest of the world in general -- at a complete standstill, people are looking for any way possible to quench the thirst for action. RBI Baseball 20 attempts to give players that escape, but, once again, it's left striking out. Swing and a miss RBI Baseball 20 tries to take a more modern...

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...

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...

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...

Need for Speed Payback Review

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Just for a moment, close your eyes and picture yourself speeding along beautiful landscapes in an amazing car, and racing for a chance to make it big. Now imagine that, in the middle of that race, you hit 20 potholes, an oil slick and you fly off a cliff. That's Need for Speed Payback. The game kicks off by throwing you...

Rugby 20 Review: Moving Forward

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Rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and its growing popularity can only mean one thing: more Rugby video games. Rugby 20 is the latest in the franchise from Bigben Interactive, and it's a game looking to take that next leap towards bringing the sport to the forefront of sports gamers. With deeper modes, updated animations, and...

Burnout Paradise Remastered Review – Welcome To Paradise City (Again)

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You get two options: enter Paradise City or start a party. Upon entering Paradise City, you're thrust into the open road where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Maybe not that last part, but the grass is a bit greener and the graphics are beautiful. You will not mistake the game for a current gen title;...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review: Smashing

If Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were the last Smash Bros. game in the series, I wouldn’t be upset. Overall, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a nostalgic throwback through all of Nintendo’s properties while also diligently handling third party characters with the love and care you’d expect from this series. Let’s start with the good stuff before we tackle what irked...

FIFA 16 Review: An in-depth look at “The Beautiful Game”

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The highest selling sports video game in the world is back this week when FIFA 16 by EA Sports is released on September 22nd across virtually all gaming platforms. With European and most professional football leagues in full swing, FIFA offers couch athletes the chance to compete with their favorite clubs from every nook and cranny of the world....

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Review

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Reviewed by: Daniel Baesel As summer slowly turns to fall, we get ready to welcome the beautiful game of Football back into our lives as most major leagues have now officially kicked off for another campaign. And with the start of the Football season we also welcome another iteration of Pro Evolution Soccer onto our favorite gaming console or PC. This years theme is simple: Refinement. Grizzled PES veterans will...

F1 2019 Review: First Place Finish

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For the better part of the past decade, Codemasters has delivered racing hit after racing hit for gamers. From the Dirt Series to Grid to Formula 1, there hasn’t been a racing game that wasn’t a fun play from the studio. Featuring updates to modes, a new series, and fine-tuned graphics and gameplay, F1 2019 takes everything that the team...

Franchise Hockey Manager 6 Review

EA Sports NHL is the most well-known hockey game brand on the market, and EA produces the only NHL-licensed AAA game that is currently available. But if NHL 20 isn't for you, or you may not to pay the $60 for yourself or someone else, consider Franchise Hockey Manager 6.  And today, SGO will review the latest installment of...

NHL 20 Review: RPM Takes Center Stage

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NHL 20 marks six installments since the franchise made the jump to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And while the series is clearly better off now than what it was when NHL 15 launched on the consoles, it hasn't gone without its fair share of disappointments. EASHL was rebuilt after being removed while the gameplay and overall presentation had...

Forza Horizon 3 Review

The Forza series has done something very impressive over the last few years. At the surface level, both the Motorsport and Horizon series from Playground Games have barely changed. The same format gets thrown onto the table and they just slam a few new aspects on top and release a new game. Normally, this would be an outrage. Charging...

Mutant Football League Review: Where Horror Meets Gridiron

In the 1990s and early 2000s, game developers weren't afraid to take risks by creating unique games that parodied the seriousness of simulation sports titles. Back in 1993, EA actually decided to release its own over-the-top arcade football game called Mutant League Football for the Sega Genesis. The game quickly became a cult classic to fans, and even spawned a...

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,...

Rival Stars College Football Review

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A game less of skill, and more of strategy and probability. Rival Stars College Football is a game in which you try to upgrade your football team while attempting to rise in the rankings as well. Rival Stars College Football is made by Pik Pok and is essentially a sequel game to Rival Stars Basketball. You are the manager of a...

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...

RBI Baseball 18 Review

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RBI Baseball 18 has tried to pick up the slack left by the MLB 2K series for Xbox. Since MLB 2K's demise, that community has dispersed into different directions. Some have long since moved on to MLB The Show for the PS4. Others stayed and either stopped playing baseball games or got acquainted with the RBI Baseball. With its...

Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2017 Review

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Have you always wanted to have an impact on the NCAA basketball March Madness as a head coach? Wolverine Studios and Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2017 may be the game for you. The game isn't developed by a mainstream, large publisher, therefore some people can expect a light game out of this title. It's not like that. The game is incredibly deep. Creating...

Out of the Park Baseball 19 Review

If gold standard means "a thing of superior quality which serves as a point of reference against which other things of its type may be compared", then OOTP 19 is definitely the gold standard of the baseball simulation games. Or perhaps even of the whole genre, even if Football Manager has that worldwide reputation that's hard to pass, especially...

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...

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...

FIFA 20 Review: VOLTA Football Invigorates the Series

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EA Sports' FIFA franchise began in 1993 with its debut installment, FIFA International Soccer. While still commonly regarded as one of the best sports game franchises, FIFA has simply lacked excitement for a few years, leaving players begging for a fresh experience. With new and improved gameplay mechanics, a more detailed career mode, new FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) seasons objectives...

TT Isle of Man 2 Review

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There's something about the freedom of being on the open road on a motorcycle with nothing but two wheels and a seat -- so to speak -- between you and the pavement below. It's a feeling that's not only hard to describe but hard to replicate, especially in the video game world. TT Isle of Man 2 attempts to...

NBA 2K20 Review: Sinking Threes, but Missing the Free Throw

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When you’re the top basketball game in the market it’s easy to get complacent, but to NBA 2K’s credit they’ve continued to improve. However, with a new game, breeds new expectations, so is NBA 2K20 ready to meet them, or coast by on their name? NBA 2K20 Review Presentation The new intros as you start an NBA game in 2K20 are a...

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...

Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 2019 Review

When you think of sim-style games, you think of names like Out of the Park Baseball and Football Manager. Those titles have done a tremendous job at giving gamers the experience of controlling and managing their own team by being detail-orientated and easy to work with. However, there are other sim-style games out there, and today we here at SGO...

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...

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...

Football Manager 2018 Review – Taking Managing To The Next Level

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Annual franchises tend to come with a certain shadow of doubt. Each November soccer simulation gamers have one with the yearly release of Football Manager, the always-popular manager simulation from the Sports Interactive. Getting past these doubts can be difficult. However, the game is nothing but great. Annual franchises sometimes like to indulge in their success and not produce enough...

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...

PES 2016 Review: An In-Depth Look

Following a very strong debut on the PS4 and Xbox One PES is back for it's 20th anniversary. Pro Evolution Soccer has always had competition with the best selling soccer game FIFA, but this season PES has been billed as the "FIFA Killer" with many people thinking that PES 2016 has a strong chance to surpass its rival. The question being raised now...

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...

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet Review: Hook, Line and Sinker?

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I have always wanted to learn how to fish growing up.  I remember my uncles talking about their adventures fishing and how big the fish were and how they had to jump in the water with the net to make sure that 25lb catfish wouldn't get away (and of course who was full of it). I recall my dad asking...

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...

NBA 2K19 Review

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Every year, the NBA 2K series delivers a top-level basketball product to gamers. And despite being at the top for so long, they’ve done a great job of not becoming complacent and continuing to push the bar higher and higher. With the release of NBA 2K19 many are wondering if 2K Sports is able to once again top the standard...

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