Gaming

Carrion review – flesh-eating fun

(Phobia Game Studio/Devolver; Switch, PC and Xbox One)Inspired by a 1950s sci-fi horror movie, Carrion turns you into a malign marauding blob, swallowing scientists wholeCarrion borrows the premise of Irvin Yeaworth’s 1958 science fiction horror film T...

Creaks review – a darkly surreal puzzle game

PC (version tested) PS4, Switch, Xbox, Apple Arcade; Amanita Design The Czech studio best known for point-and-click adventures Samorost and Machinarium brings its idiosyncratic genius to the puzzle platformerIn the Kafkaesque opening to Creaks, a young...

Is the video games industry finally reckoning with sexism?

More stories of harassment, abuse and bullying in the industry have led to some high-profile departures. Women in gaming talk about toxic work and why it’s time for radical changeOver the last two years, in a protracted and devastating #MeToo movement ...

The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!

On the threshold of a new console generation with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, here are the industry’s most influential and impactful machines over 50 years of gamingThe second true 32-bit machine after the FM Towns Marty, the 3DO was available...

Fifa v PES: the history of gaming’s greatest rivalry

The football games’ 25-year turf war has been an exciting match. But will the next generation of consoles be the final whistle for PES?Earlier this year, Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto was due to compete in a charity Fifa 20 tournament, which ultimately rai...