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James Coles


Favorite Games:
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Fallout 3
  • Shenmue

36 games reviewed
74.7 average score
80 median score
58.3% of games recommended
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Nov 7, 2017

If you're a fan of the Lord of the Rings mythology, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Middle-earth games don't compliment the lore of the books. Spawned from a series of epic fantasy novels, this loud, insane, adrenaline-filled open-world adventure certainly isn't true to the works of author J.R.R. Tolkien. Perhaps you might slap your forehead in dismay by the goofy plot or looseness to the source material but what's undeniable is, that Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a lot of fun.

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Oct 23, 2017

Overall, what PES 2018 lacks in authenticity, it more than makes up for in gameplay. Bettering its predecessor on the pitch, PES 2018 is another fantastic entry in the series.

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4.6 / 5.0 - FIFA 18
Oct 13, 2017

FIFA 18 does enough to better its predecessor thanks to new player animations and improvements to the gameplay. Although repetitive, the revamped transfer system is intriguing and part two of Alex's story in ‘The Journey: Hunter Returns' makes FIFA 18 the best in the series to date.

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4.4 / 5.0 - Elite: Dangerous
Jul 19, 2017

Sure, learning the controls was frustrating and boredom crept in when transiting from one system to another but overall the thrill of exploration and discovery dwarf any grievances I have with the game.

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Jun 7, 2017

The thing that sets Wipeout apart from racing games of today is that it doesn't take itself seriously during a time where some racing games are beginning to do so more regularly. Wipeout is silly, it always has been, but that's the beauty of this gravity-defying joyride. Every time Sony releases their latest console, I eagerly anticipate the release of a new Wipeout game to accompany it. Although this time it's taken a while for this iconic racer to get an update to next gen, WipEout: Omega Collection has been worth the wait.

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4.4 / 5.0 - FIFA 17
Oct 17, 2016

Ultimately, I feel as though FIFA 17 hasn’t significantly improved over last year’s effort. Sure, The Journey adds a new mode to play through and the graphics look great, but gameplay wise, I don’t see anything majorly different. EA has tweaked areas that didn’t need tweaking. I don’t like the new penalty and set piece system and the AI still suffer from bouts of strange behaviour. That said, FIFA 17 is still an excellent football game that will keep me coming back for more.

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Oct 5, 2016

In regards to gameplay, PES 2017 is easily the best in the series to date and arguably the best football game ever made. No other football game nails what makes this sport so universally loved around the world like Konami’s latest instalment. However, if this is enough to knock FIFA off its perch remains unclear. Ultimately, where PES is lacking is of course where FIFA is at its strongest – Authenticity. The distinct lack of officially licensed teams will always be a stumbling block, though, as before mentioned, there are mods available that add official kits and badges if you wish to change them.

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4.6 / 5.0 - F1 2016
Sep 2, 2016

Whether you’re a lover of all things Formula One or just a fan of racing games in general, F1 2016 deserves a place in your collection.

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Jul 22, 2016

Overall, I enjoyed Super Mutant Alien Assault. Although it’s short and unspectacular, it’s still a fun arcade platform shooter that is worth a visit.

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Jul 17, 2016

On the whole, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a solid entry in the Lego franchise and although it's primarily intended for children, there's enough here to appease all ages, especially if you're a Star Wars fan.

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