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Phil Hornshaw


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40 games reviewed
68.2 average score
70 median score
36.8% of games recommended

Phil Hornshaw's Reviews

Writing from a darkened apartment in Los Angeles, Phil Hornshaw lends his brain to thoughts on time travel and made-up science. He's an author and journalist, assuming one half of the blame for the books "So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel" and "The Space Hero's Guide to Glory." He also wrote a trivia book about Resident Evil one time, and helps create "Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast." As a freelance writer, he primarily covers video games, and has contributed to Playboy.com, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, and GameFront.
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GameSpot
Phil Hornshaw
9 / 10 - Apex Legends
Feb 25, 2019

Respawn hammers out a lot of the dents in battle royale, and its addition of some of the best ideas in shooters gives a new shine to the genre.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Sep 24, 2018

Forza Horizon 4' adds seasons to take cinematic open-world racing to a new level.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Sep 4, 2018

Changes to the core systems, meanwhile, take two steps forward and one step back. The game's long list of improvements is paired with the return for grinding for grinding's sake. Check back later this week for our final impressions.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Aug 3, 2018

Whether a fan of Spider-Man himself, the open-world genre, or action games in general, Marvel's Spider-Man is an excellent example of each.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Jul 30, 2018

Despite its updates, No Man's Sky remains the same experience that it was at launch — just a better-realized version of it. The first five planets of your No Man's Sky experience will be glorious. The rest may leave you wanting more.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
May 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind is a step up from its last expansion, but still suffers feels repetitive.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw

Shadow of the Tomb Raider makes a predictable journey into darkness, but it's still brutal fun.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Apr 2, 2018

Though it's fun with a friend, A Way Out struggles with clunky set-pieces and story clichés.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Feb 27, 2018

"Metal Gear Survive" adds confusing, tedious busywork - and zombies - to the franchise.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw

Full of repetition, "Curse of Osiris" feels like a step back for "Destiny 2."

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw

South Park: The Fractured But Whole" struggles to capture what's made the show endure for 20 years.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Sep 11, 2017

Smarter and more streamlined, "Destiny 2" is the version of "Destiny" fans have been waiting for.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Sep 1, 2017

"Absolver" mixes a deep, smart and tough combat system with unpredictable multiplayer encounters.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw

"Lost Legacy" improves on "Uncharted 4," and its fresh characters give some new life to the series.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Aug 16, 2017

"LawBreakers" is a speedy, chaotic addition to the shooter market, but might struggle to break through.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
- Arms
Jun 7, 2017

'Arms' brings back the fun of the Nintendo Wii, but it's most fun if you don't take it too seriously.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
May 30, 2017

Pretending you're a Starfleet officer in Star Trek: Bridge Crew is great, as long as you have a crew to back you up.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
- RiME
May 25, 2017

'Rime' doesn't always perfectly combine gameplay with the intended emotional journey, but it succeeds more than it fails.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda often comes off like a giant checklist of Mass Effect–themed content, but what it's missing is the wonder and excitement that made the last Mass Effect games feel special. The previous games had their issues, but combined their elements to create a vast, interesting world full of deep characters with conflicting desires and experiences that made us feel connected to it.

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Digital Trends
Phil Hornshaw

A team of friends is essential to enjoying 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands,' which struggles at times, but gets open-world absurdity right.

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