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In Conversation With Alex Kane

Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic is the latest addition to the series of video game books by publisher Boss Fight Books. Written by Alex Kane, it contains revealing interviews from some of the people behind arguably the best Star Wars game ever made. If you haven’t already read our Ancient Gamer Review […]

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Preview of August PS4 releases

Wow, this year is flying by, here we are again folks with another monthly preview of the upcoming August PS4 games. Let’s get straight into it! NFL Madden 20 Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: Electronic Arts Release date: 02/08/19 Official page: https://www.ea.com/games/madden-nfl/madden-nfl-20/news So, I am a huge fan of NFL, my favourite team is New England […]

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Aggelos – Review (PS4)

Developer: Storybird Games Publisher: PQube Release date: 12/07/19 Official PlayStation page: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/aggelos-ps4/ Price: £12.99 Well, as some of you may know, I love a bit of retro and nostalgia so as soon as I saw this title, I definitely wanted a taste. Wonderfully familiar Look at the beautiful 16-bit graphics of the platformer Straight off […]

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Preview of July PS4 releases

Welcome to another PS4 preview and this time it is some of July’s releases that I am looking forward to. Without further delay, let’s get into it! Stranger Things 3: The Game Developer: BonusXP Publisher: Netflix Release date: 04/07/19 I’m a sucker for 80’s nostalgia – probably because I was born in the 80’s – […]

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Preview of June PS4 releases

Here we are again, it’s that time of the month, it’s preview time! This time we are looking into several June releases for the PS4 that I’m most excited about. Let’s get into it! Elder Scrolls online: Elsweyr Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Release date: 04/06/19 Official page: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-gb/updates/chapter/elsweyr Elder Scrolls Online is […]

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Unruly Heroes – Review (PS4)

Developer: Magic Design Studios Publisher: Magic Design Studios Release date: 28/05/19 Official page: https://www.unrulyheroes.com/ I was truly looking forward to getting stuck into this game as well as looking forward to seeing what it had to offer so without further ado, let’s get into it. Chinese heritage So, Unruly Heroes is a re-imagining of the […]

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Layers Of Fear 2 – Review (PS4)

Developer: Bloober Team Publisher: Gun Media Release date: 28/05/19 Official page: https://layersoffear2.com/ I really love a good horror game and a psychological one at that so I couldn’t wait to get into Layers Of Fear 2. Let’s see what I thought when I delved into it… Lights, Camera, Action! So, I’ll start with a little […]

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World War Z – Review (PC)

Developer: Saber Interactive Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Release Date: Out Now Price: £31.99 Website: World War Z Homepage World War Z – Surviving the horde   I have to say, I was over the moon being given the chance to review this game, it was a game I have followed very closely since it’s announcement and […]

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Preview of May PS4 releases

  Here we go again for another monthly preview of the upcoming PS4 titles for the month of May. Without further ado, let’s get started on talking about the great upcoming games!   A Plague Tale: Innocence   Developer: Asobo Studio Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Release date: 14/05/19 Official page: http://aplaguetale.com/en Something vile is working […]

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Days Gone – Review (PS4)

Developer: SIE Bend Studio Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Release date: 26/04/19 Price: £49.99 (Special edition £64.99) Official PlayStation page: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/days-gone-ps4/ So, before I begin, I just want to say that I love the special edition version because, one, I’m a sucker for the steel book cases and two, I’m a sucker for an art book […]

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Apocryph – Review (Nintendo Switch)

Developer: Bigzur Games Publisher: Bigzur Games Release Date: Out Now Price: £11.99 // $14.95 Eshop Page: Apocryph eshop page Going back years in my gaming life I look fondly on my memories of the First Person  Shooter genre. The hours and days/nights that I have ploughed into games such as Hexen, Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein are […]

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April Nintendo Direct Inbound?

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so you will undoubtedly have heard the rumours abound that we are getting possibly another Nintendo Direct this month. Now whilst we don’t want to get too excited, we cant help but wonder if there will be a new info burst from […]

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Vaporum – Review (Xbox One)

Developer: Fatbot Games Publisher: Merge Games Release Date: PS4 – 09/04, Xbox – 10/04, NS – 11/04 Price: £15.99 (Sale Price Then £19.99)   Vaporum is the latest grid based dungeon crawler from Fatbot games inspired by the old school classics of its time, lets find out how it stacks up as it makes its […]

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Preview of April PS4 releases

  Welcome, once again to the PS4 monthly preview. This month we will be looking at several fantastic games due to be released in the month of April. Let’s get to it!   Dangerous Driving     Developer: Three Fields Entertainment Publisher: Three Fields Entertainment Release date: 09/04/19 Official page: http://www.threefieldsentertainment.com/dangerous-driving/   Let’s get ready […]

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Alwa’s Awakening – Review (PS4)

Developer: Elden Pixels Publisher: Elden Pixels Released: 21/03/19 Price: £7.99 PlayStation page: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP5092-CUSA12642_00-ALWASAWAKENING00 I’ve mentioned in previous reviews that I am a bit of a sucker for nostalgic retro games and as soon as I saw this, I couldn’t resist. I just enjoy playing retro games and yes I know there is a lot of […]

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Daggerhood – Review (PS4)

Developer: Woblyware Publisher: Ratalaika Games Released: 06/03/19 – Out now Price: £3.99 / $4.99 PlayStation page: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/daggerhood-ps4/ Daggerhood Review,   I came across this and the pixel art style looked interesting to me so, I read up on the game some more and it was described it as a tough platformer game and my interest […]

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Turok – Review (Nintendo Switch)

Developer: Nightdive Studios Publisher: Nightdive Studios Release Date: 18/03/2019 (Switch) Price: £15.79 / $19.99 Eshop Page: Turok Dinosaur Hunter eshop Page Okay let me start by saying the minute I received the email saying I could review this game from my childhood I was almost dancing around the room like a member of S Club […]

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Beat Cop – Review (PS4)

Developer: Pixel Crow Publisher: 11 bit studios Release Date: Out Now Platforms: PS4 (Reviewed) / XboxOne / Switch Web Page: Beat Cop Official Site  Designed as a homage to all things procedural cop shows of the 1980s this wonderful and retro game has a style all of its own so, let’s turn up the radio, strut […]

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Rico – Review (PS4)

Developer: Ground Shatter Publisher: Rising Star Games Release Date: 12/03/19 Price: $19.99 / £15.99 Formats: PS4 (Reviewed)/ Switch / Xbox Official page: http://rico-game.com/ Lots of bad guys to kill? Tick. Lots of kicking doors in? Tick. Lots of comic book style action? Tick. Lots of slow motion kills? Tick. Yes, yes, yes and yes! What […]

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Preview of March PS4 releases

Welcome to the monthly preview of some great releases coming up in March on the PS4! I’ve chosen several games that are getting released throughout the month and I, for one, am looking forward to playing all of them. I’ll start with a throwback to the nineties, it is ToeJam and Earl: Back in the […]

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Rainswept – Review (PC)

Developer: Frostwood Interactive Price: £9.29 Official Rainswept homepage Rainswept is a 2D detective adventure game that is available to play on PC, Mac and Linux. This unassuming indie game delivers not only an enjoyable experience but is also an example of powerful storytelling that I really wasn’t expecting. That’s not to say I was expecting […]

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Far Cry New Dawn – Review (PS4)

Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft Released: 15/02/19 Price: £35.99 Far Cry New Dawn PlayStation page: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/far-cry-new-dawn-ps4/ Welcome back to Hope County!   For the first time in the Far Cry series, this is the first game to be a direct sequel. Hope County, Montana of Far Cry 5 fame has now been transformed into a post-apocalyptic […]

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Trials Rising (Beta) Launches Today

Today marks the start of the Beta for the upcoming release of the next instalment in the Ubisoft franchise Trials Rising. The Beta is launching on all platforms INCLUDING Nintendo Switch! We were pleased to hear the Switch would get the same treatment as its competitors. If you have pre-loaded the beta onto your console […]

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Luigi’s Mansion – Review (3DS)

Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Released: 12th October 2018 Official page: Luigi’s Mansion 3DS Page Luigi finally gets his first mansion release on the 3DS and it is spook-tastic! Luigi gets to suck ghosts up again with his Poltergust inside a spooky mansion – which he won in a competition he didn’t enter – whilst solving […]

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Buy us a coffee?

Hey guys, Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Neal and I sort of run this whole thing. I’ll tell you a little about myself, I’m 36 and have a real passion for gaming. I started my gaming off years ago and remember getting my first Atari and NES system and I haven’t looked back since! […]

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Observer – Review (Nintendo Switch)

Developer: Bloober Team Publisher: Bloober Team Release Date: 07/02/2019 Price: £26.99 / $29.99 Observer eshop page When I first heard the gritty and dark sci-fi themed game Observer was coming to Nintendo Switch I was really excited as I felt the game would be served well by the home/hybrid console. Did this gritty thriller push […]

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Resident Evil 2 – Review (PS4)

Developer and Publisher: Capcom Released: 25/01/19 Price: £44.99 Official Resident Evil 2 webpage Nostalgic excitement     When this was first announced that it was getting a remake, I was very excited but at the same time, a little part of me was a tiny bit sceptical. I didn’t want them to ruin a classic […]

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Twitter Giveaway

For any of you readers who are on twitter or for those of you thinking about joining up to the legendary Twitterverse, we are holding a competition on our Twitter account. Simply go to twitter and search for @AncientReviews and our pinned tweet will give you all the details. Thanks to the lovely folks over […]

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Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus Line-ups for February

The February line-up of games for both Xbox Live and PS Plus subscribers have been announced. Here are the free games available to download and play this month. Xbox Games with Gold Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Xbox One) – Available 01/02/19 until 28/02/19 Super Bomberman R (Xbox One) – Available 16/02/19 until 15/03/19 Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Xbox 360) […]

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Bedtime Blues – Review (Nintendo Switch)

Bedtime Blues Developer: Hannmade Studios Publisher: Forever Entertainment Price: £8.99 / $9.99 Release 17/01/2019 Inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise comes a fantastically frustrating but amazingly addictive game from Hannmade Studios, Bedtime Blues. Did you ever dream of your toys coming to life or your teddy being able to be your best friend (like […]

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Lamplight City – Review (PC)

Lamplight City Developer Site Developer: Grundislav Games Publisher: Application Systems Heidelberg Price: £11.39 // $14.99 I enjoy a good point and click adventure game to unwind to in the evenings. For me, its akin to reading a good book except with more interactivity and puzzle solving involved. There’s been no shortage of point and click adventures […]

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Danger Mouse The Danger Games Review

Danger Mouse The Danger Games Website Developer: 9th Impact Publisher: 9th Impact Price: £4.49 // $4.99 (Nintendo eshop)   Danger Mouse, where to start? Well he’s amazing, he’s fantastic, wherever there is danger he’ll be there. The powerhouse that keeps kids and big kids (hello) entertained has returned and this time in video game form. The […]

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In Conversation With Grundislav Games

Grundislav Games was founded by adventure game developer Francisco Gonzalez, best known for Shardlight, A Golden Wake and Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator. His next title, the highly anticipated Lamplight City, is released this week and he kindly took the time to answer some of our questions. Thank you for taking the time to answer a […]

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Mu Legend – Review (PC)

MU Legend is the latest development by WEBZEN in the MU series (MU online and MU origin), It is also the latest installment of its kind in the ‘dungeon crawler’ experience. It envelops you into a world of dark fantasy with a huge element of the “hack ‘n’ slash” genre whilst also being the most […]

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Unavowed – Review (PC)

Unavowed Official Website Developed by: Wadjet Eye Games Published by: Wadjet Eye Games Current Price: £10.99 // $14.99 The Unavowed is the latest offering from the developers behind the critically acclaimed Blackwell series and The Shivah. The opening half an hour of Unavowed was one of the most memorable opening sequences to a video game I’ve […]

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In Conversation with Dyadic Games

If you haven’t heard of the action-adventure/RPG title Sikanda then are you looking in the right places? I got to ask Stefan Kohl Founder of Dyadic Games, some questions about the release. The team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release. Click the link to see their Kickstarter page Sikanda Kickstarter Campaign […]

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Phantaruk – Review (Nintendo Switch)

Phantaruk Nintendo Site Developer: Polyslash Publisher: Forever Entertainment Price: £4.49/$4.99 Phantaruk is a survival horror game that has all the right ingredients for an amazing game. The game takes place in a dark and moody setting, where an experiment has gone wrong leaves only a lone survivor. Has Polyslash entered the fray with a bold hit […]

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Streets of Rage 4 Reveal Trailer

A surprise drop of a trailer for a brand new sequel in the Streets of Rage series has just gotten us all shook up over here! Nostalgia feels are creeping in and the new artwork looks good and the trailer is fantastic. No platforms are confirmed at the moment, we are sure it will appear […]

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Indie Highlights – Nintendo

So an almost stealth drop has just come in with Nintendo dropping a 20-minute video highlighting games that are incoming over the next few months into 2019! Check out the video below. A few highlights: Morphies Law Prison Architect Switch Edition The Gardens Between Monster Boy & the Cursed Kingdom Children of Morta Windjammers Streets […]

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Vampyr – Review (PC)

Oddly enough, the first time I heard about this game was through a Facebook advertisement. Ever since, this title has been something I have been very looking forward to and following very closely! I can say hand on heart that this game was definitely worth the wait. Throughout this article, we will take a look […]

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Doom – Review (Nintendo Switch)

The smash-hit reboot of the cult classic Doom has made it to the Nintendo Switch platform. During this review, we will take a hard look at how this game runs and “guns” on the home and hybrid console. Let’s get started. While we know the Switch’s graphical output is never going to reach the heights […]

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Twitter Competition!

We are running a Twitter competition. What this means is if we can get our Twitter followers up to 150 and increase our site traffic (we need you!), then we will do a giveaway for a Nintendo eshop £20 or $20 card….who knows if this reaches higher we might do both! Be aware you will […]

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