Doom Eternal Review
Doom Eternal Review

Release: March 20, 2020
Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Reviewed on: Xbox One X
Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Note: this review covers only the campaign mode of Doom Eternal.

Hell on Earth

One of my favourite games of the last decade, the 2016 reboot of Doom was a delicious cocktail of high-speed first-person shooting, gory melee executions, striking humor, and technical and audiovisual brilliance. The soundtrack alone was more memorable than some entire games I’ve played over the years. …


Control Review
Control Review

Release: August 27, 2019
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Publisher: 505 Games
Reviewed on: Xbox One X
Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Stranger Things Have Seldom Happened

To a fan of Remedy’s previous works, their latest game, Control, feels both familiar and novel. Combining the cinematic and highly story-driven action the developer is known for with more open-ended level design and a new emphasis on exploration, the game represents an evolution of the Remedy formula, and a largely successful one at that.

Serving as Control’s setting is the Oldest House, a mysterious building in New York City housing a fictional agency called the Federal Bureau of…

Valtteri Väyrynen

Author of the Cinephilosopher blog (cinephilosopher.com). Film buff, gamer and self-improver. Freelance critic and translator.

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