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Adrian Burrows

Lancaster, UK

Favorite Games:
  • Deus Ex
  • Fallout 2
  • X-Com

65 games reviewed
61.2 average score
70 median score
39.7% of games recommended

Adrian Burrows's Reviews

Adrian likes videogames, history and beards. He's a reviewer for The Sixth Axis. His series of articles on learning about history through playing videogames (appropriately titled 'Playing with History') can be read on The Sixth Axis too. His first humorous history book 'Escapades in Bizarrcheaology' is available to buy from all good online book sellers (and some bad ones too). He also refers to himself in third person. A lot.
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9 / 10 - Huntdown
May 12, 2020

Huntdown is, quite simply, one of the best side-scrolling shooters I've ever played. Incredible retro pixel art, generous local co-op, a stonking frame rate and an addictive game play loop that had me coming back for more; Huntdown is the total package.

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7 / 10 - Get Packed
May 11, 2020

Get Packed is a party game on ketamine, it's pumped up madness with the volume knob twiddled to eleven. It's a silly, fun and often hilarious party game hampered by being a bit rough and ready in its execution and unreliable in its online performance.

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4 / 10 - Obey Me
Apr 29, 2020

There's something about Obey Me that I actually quite like. Perhaps it's in the charming way this indie duff 'em up apes many of the qualities of the Devil May Cry? Obey Me is a trier, and there's something about cheering on an underdog, even if it means overlooking some game design missteps. If not for borderline unplayable frame rate then, this would get my recommendation, but as it is I suggest you await a comprehensive patch for PS4 before splashing your cash.

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9 / 10 - Moving Out
Apr 23, 2020

Moving Out performs a seemingly impossible balancing act. It's both a challenging couch co-op physics puzzler, and yet it's completely accessible to everyone sat on that couch, regardless of their video game experience. Moving Out is fun, it's frivolous, it's joyful and it will have you laughing from beginning to end. Who could ask for more?

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6 / 10 - HyperParasite
Apr 17, 2020

There's a lot to like about HyperParasite; bombastic action, smooth gunplay and literally thousands of 1980's pop culture references are all good fun. It's just a shame that its spoiled by an overly punishing roguelite structure, asking you to play thorough the same content again and again to make any noticeable progress, rendering the pacing of the game an interminable slog.

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7 / 10 - Biped
Apr 7, 2020

Biped is a unique co-op physics puzzler that has some wonderfully original ideas. A fascinating control scheme equally frustrates and delights, though it's absolutely essential in providing puzzle mechanics that you won't find anywhere else. It's just a shame that those ideas haven't been pushed, refined and developed a little more.

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Apr 2, 2020

Memories of Mars was my first ever survival game and, based on this, probably my last.

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7 / 10 - Tools Up!
Jan 8, 2020

Despite a handful of issues issues, Tools Up! is a co-op game that does the impossible and actually makes DIY fun! It might even inspire you to do some real-life DIY. Nah, who am I kidding? That extractor fan is going to stay well and truly un-extracted.

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Nov 25, 2019

I really, really wanted to like Blacksad: Under the Skin. I love the original graphic novels and just wanted this to be an interactive version of that. Perhaps it could have been, but we're unlikely ever to know thanks to a torrent of technical faults that kill any enjoyment it might give. Pendulo Studios need to urgently fix nearly every aspect of Blacksad: Under the Skin on PS4, and until they do that, this is one mystery best left unsolved.

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6 / 10 -
Nov 20, 2019

It's an unsatisfying folktale then, the kind where the storyteller insists on coughing and saying 'erm' a lot, when all you want them to do it get on with it and get to the good bit.

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