Edwin Evans-Thirlwell


84 games reviewed
75.5 average score
80 median score
59.3% of games recommended

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Eurogamer
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Jul 16, 2019

Sterling hack-and-slash combat meets raw, fractured prose in one of gaming's most essential nightmares.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Recommended - Outer Wilds
May 30, 2019

There's a twofold joy to Outer Wilds - the thrill of discovery itself, as you slowly decipher the variables that swirl around each not-so-distant world, and of seeing that thrill reflected in a phrase scribbled centuries ago by some castaway alien boffin.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

The battles are as gripping as ever but it's the character-driven melodrama that truly enlivens this first-rate strategy game

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
No Recommendation / Blank - A Plague Tale: Innocence
May 13, 2019

Children band together against the darkness of a collapsing France in this bleak and beautiful if somewhat rickety medieval fantasy.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Mar 28, 2019

Heart-stopping swordfights and deft, panoramic stealth waged across another vast, gorgeously rancid From Software landscape.

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Guardian
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

Post-apocalyptic Washington DC is splendidly imagined but the insipid techno-thriller plot ensures the struggle to save civilisation can't be won

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Recommended - Devotion
Feb 27, 2019

An insidious, combat-free horror escapade that works marvels in a tiny space - and an intricate portrait of family and superstition

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Recommended - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

Far from just another map-clearing game, Metro's first above-ground outing is an atmospheric, characterful voyage across a ruined Russia.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Essential - Sunless Skies
Jan 31, 2019

All the verbal artistry of Sunless Sea scattered across a gorgeous steampunk cosmos that's a little easier to navigate and thrive in.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Recommended - Vane
Jan 18, 2019

An ungainly but hypnotic exploration of worlds in the making and unmaking, and a fresh spin on the ethos of Team Ico's games and Journey.

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Recommended - Ashen
Dec 7, 2018

A moody, well-wrought action role-player with striking, desolate landscapes and a couple of great dungeons.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Nov 29, 2018

A blatantly unfinished and uninspired nostalgia project that sheds a certain, peculiar light on the immersive sim at large.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
No Recommendation / Blank - Hitman 2
Nov 8, 2018

More Hitman: Season 2 than an experience in its own right, but a couple of great maps plus a fun competitive mode make for a solid fan pick.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
No Recommendation / Blank - The Gardens Between
Sep 19, 2018

A childhood bond reimagined as a series of elegant, time-based diorama puzzles, The Gardens Between is short but very sweet.

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No Recommendation / Blank - We Happy Few
Aug 9, 2018

An ambitious, stylish and savage takedown of British hubris, but clunky crafting, collecting and combat make for a somewhat dull game.

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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Recommended - Dead Cells
Aug 7, 2018

The Metroidvania at its best: a swaggering role-playing beat-'em-up that's very easy on the eyes and dense with secrets.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Bomb Chicken
Jul 13, 2018

A beautiful if brief puzzle platformer that invokes the spirit of Flash gaming.

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Recommended - Octopath Traveler
Jul 12, 2018

Another fine turn-based battle system and some charming dialogue and visuals make up for an occasionally dry ensemble campaign.

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Recommended - Cultist Simulator
May 31, 2018

A magnificent nightmare, for those with the stamina to master the gruelling card game that houses it.

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Recommended - FAR: Lone Sails
May 22, 2018

A mournful yet bright and enormously warm-hearted adventure with a novel landship mechanic, sublime backdrops and a brilliant score.

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