Ben Sheene


24 games reviewed
81.9 average score
83 median score
63.6% of games recommended
Scores 10.5 higher than average

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Ben Sheene
8.6 / 10.0 - They Are Billions
Jun 20, 2019

They Are Billions' crucible of experimentation and failure molds players into rugged survivalists. The RTS-style resource management and tower defense test the ability to aptly devote time to the bare necessities that will fend off countless hordes of undead. Harder to master console controls may add an extra layer of tension but living another day remains the sweetest of rewards.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Warhammer: Chaosbane
Jun 10, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane joins the large family of Warhammer properties in a small stable of action-RPGs. Though somewhat derivative of the genre, it offers enough new blood and style to be a valuable entry for those looking for dungeons to crawl and loot to collect.

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9 / 10.0 - My Friend Pedro
Jun 1, 2019

DeadToast Entertainment's My Friend Pedro is the expected offspring of a Devolver Digital title: oozing with style and enough substance. Players looking for an addictive score-attack game in the vein of Hotline Miami will embrace the over-the-top gunplay and the emphasis on skill and replayability.

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Feb 14, 2019

A Plague Tale: Innocence transforms a hopeless period of human history into an intoxicating drama. Personified as a supernatural torrent of rats, The Black Death bookends a brother and sister's struggle to overcome the impossible, giving players a piece of entertainment that is unforgettable in its emotional resonance.

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Ben Sheene
Dec 3, 2018

Gearbox's release of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition brings the missing piece of the franchise to current generation consoles. Mechanical and visual improvements solidify Borderlands has always been a fun, beautiful game that was quite forward-thinking despite some things not aging well.

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Ben Sheene
Oct 1, 2018

Since its announcement, Massive and Ubisoft have said all the right things about The Division 2, from a wealth of content to a robust endgame. For once, it's refreshing to see the reality be more than mere words as The Division 2 sets a new standard for the genre. This is the high bar "games as a service" should aspire to.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Transference
Sep 6, 2018

Plucking inspiration from several unsettling sources of entertainment, Transference delivers a creepy, cerebral virtual reality tour through a broken family dynamic that is unimpeded by taxing puzzles and relishes in immersing players in haunted house of tragedy.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Aug 25, 2018

Though Far Cry: New Dawn treads similar ground as its predecessor, this direct sequel signals the franchises is stretching its wings by introducing RPG mechanics and easily replayable content. This is still a game packed with zany characters, bizarre moments, and fast-paced fun.

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7 / 10.0 - Anthem
Jun 17, 2018

In a matter of weeks Anthem has marveled with its engaging action and technical incompetence. As a power fantasy, the game achieves many co-op thrills but the highs are often spread too thin over questionable design choices. BioWare's pedigree feels suppressed by a game that needed much more time in the oven.

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Ben Sheene
May 25, 2018

Hitman: Sniper Assassin is hopefully a suiting prelude to the kind of decision-making and variety players will get when Hitman 2 releases on November 13.

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Mar 7, 2018

The Crew 2 Demolition Derby is an update that makes the game feel more fully realized.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Fade to Silence
Jan 29, 2018

Fade to Silence makes bold attempts at twisting the survival genre into an expansive pallet of action-based combat, base building, and crafting. The freezing post-apocalypse is brutal and not often rewarding, yet there is enough personality to merit interest.

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Ben Sheene
Oct 17, 2017

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an entertaining blend of planet-hopping adventure and spaceship customization built on the back of the dormant toys-to-life genre. The level of care and detail put into making this unique slice of space isn't burdened by somewhat repetitive gameplay and exploitative systems.

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6.9 / 10.0 - MXGP Pro
Oct 10, 2017

MXGP Pro is functional enough to fulfill the cravings for players who want this kind of game, yet it serves as another example that developer Milestone needs to give more time and care to its franchises.

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9.1 / 10.0 - Prey: Mooncrash
Sep 23, 2017

Prey: Mooncrash melds Arkane's excellent immersive sim playground with the challenge of a roguelike that gives players a good excuse to dive back into what made Prey so fun.

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6.8 / 10.0 - MotoGP 18
Jun 12, 2017

MotoGP 18 is the official game of the sport yet despite an extensive career mode and an overhauled engine, developer Milestone has only iterated rather than innovated.

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9.1 / 10.0 - Hitman 2
May 21, 2017

Though abandoning the episodic format, Hitman 2 continues the incredible promise of the 2016 reboot by giving players the exquisite task of cleverly eliminating targets in densely creative sandboxes on the quest to become the world's premiere bald assassin.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Growtopia
Apr 27, 2017

After spending several years on mobile devices, Growtopia is bringing its seemingly limitless worlds to consoles. In a game where everything grows on trees, young players will gobble the chance to punch and build while those looking for depth may come up short without searching for intricately crafted worlds.

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7.5 / 10.0 - PixARK
Mar 30, 2017

PixARK straddles the line between Minecraft's accessibility and ARK's genre-bending setting, bringing a sandbox of crafting fun with countless options that is hindered by clunky console interaction and menu navigation.

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Ben Sheene
Mar 14, 2017

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a celebration of the series' highlights, transforming the open world genre with its breathtaking scenery, meaningful choices, and exhausting amount of detail that rewards players every step of the way. Ubisoft Quebec's brave quest to make an RPG results in the best entry in Assassin's Creed's historic treks through time.

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