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Review - Hitman 2

Cutting to the chase, I am perhaps one of the worst people to ask when it comes to being a stealthy, quick thinking assassin in any video game, let alone one who must use his surroundings and anything he can get his hands on to wipe out numerous targets. Agent 47 while supposedly being a great hitman in video game lore, in my hands is like if Mr Bean was given a silenced pistol and told to go at it and not cause too much damage. Hitman 2 takes what made the last game a great little adventure and......well, puts a 2 in the game title and offers you some new locations to mess about in, and just have a bit of innocent mass murdering fun in them.

What does it offer I hear you ask? Well, the game offers owners of the original game the chance to dip back into previous levels and take them on again if they so wish, but the game also offers new locations for you to play too. Never played a Hitman game before? Well, it's all pretty simple stuff. You can just load up a location and take do…
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Review - Chasm

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Review - The Long Journey Home

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Review - FIFA 19

Typing up a review of a yearly released sports game can be tough, as you try your best not to sound like a stuck record or finding yourself repeating things you've said 12 months ago, but I will try my best. The FIFA series is the pinnacle of what a football game should be when it comes to an overall package of what every football fan wants from a game of his beloved sport. Offering not only a great football experience when it comes to things on the pitch (okay, it isn't perfect), but also offering the bells and whistles we see when games are shown on TV these days.
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Review - Red Dead Redemption 2

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Review - LEGO DC Super-Villains

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