The Last of Us Part II: so much more than just another zombie story | Games – Blog – Emails

Now 25 years on from the outbreak, Seattle is completely overgrown. Abandoned cars are still lined up on the highway, rusted and rooted down by vegetation bursting through the tarmac. Skyscrapers still pierce the sky, their metal skeletons exposed by the bombs that were dropped in early, vain attempts to contain the fungal sickness that […]

Fortnite Party Royale is the most fun you can have in the metaverse | Games – Blog – Emails

My son is dressed as a giant banana and he is throwing hamburgers at me. I am making my getaway on a solid gold quad bike. For once, neither of us has access to automatic weapons. No, our home schooling regime hasn’t taken a dark turn. This is Party Royale, the brand new Fortnite mode, […]

The best games of 2020 so far | Games – Blog – Emails

Animal Crossing: New Horizons The desert-island alternate-life game that’s spawned a thousand memes, Animal Crossing offers a cute, stress-free and eminently controllable little world to escape into. Compelling and full of character, it gives plenty of reasons to come back every day. What we said: “Animal Crossing is everything I have been craving: it is […]

Cloudpunk review – delivers the goods | Games – Blog – Emails

The city of Nivalis is, at once, arrestingly beautiful and awkwardly familiar. With its streaking hover cars and pink-humming katakana signs, the sparkling rain and homeless androids, it’s a cliche that invites cliches: “sprawling”, “neon-lit”, “Blade Runner-esque”. Still, overfamiliarity with the aesthetic does little to blunt the fierce appeal of Cloudpunk’s game world. In part […]