Gaming

Epic fall: the joy of autumnal video games

From Fallout 4 to A Short Hike, games with an autumnal setting not only provide beautiful visuals – but a melancholic hit of fleeting time, tooThere is something about the clocks going back that I inextricably associate with video games. Perhaps it is ...

The best culture you may have missed in 2020

From Latvian animation to space rock, our writers reveal their hidden gems in film, art, gaming and moreModern Toss on culture highlights you may have missed ...Southern Journey (Revisited)In the dark days of lockdown, it’s hard to believe the big outd...

Crash Bandicoot 4: another 90s video game icon returns

Crash Bandicoot is the latest of several original PlayStation icons to make a comeback – but is the new game any good?Crash Bandicoot is back, and it’s about time. No, really – the latest instalment, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, picks up where C...

Xbox Series X/S – a complete guide to the launch games

From Gears Tactics to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Fortnite, we look at the games on offer for owners of the new XBox Series X and Series SPS5 – a complete guide to the launch gamesWith the first wave of pre-orders disappearing in a matter of hours, ...

PS5 – a complete guide to the launch games

From Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Demon’s Souls and Destruction AllStars, we look at the games lineup for those lucky enough to secure Sony’s new PlayStation 5 consoleXbox Series X/S - a complete guide to the launch gamesWith a month to go unt...

Fifa 21 review – fancy footwork and spectacular goals

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC; EA SportsIt’s been a tough year for football, but EA Sports’ fast, fluid and updated football game is a thrilling all-round scorer Never mind football coming home. This year, football had to ...

Among Us is the ultimate party game of the Covid era

Launched into obscurity in 2018 but now hugely popular, this online version of wink murder, with its focus on fabrication and blame-shifting, is scarily on pointThere are 10 crew members trapped on a spacecraft, carrying out menial tasks to maintain vi...

Spelunky 2 review – run, jump and die hilariously

PlayStation 4, PC; MossmouthDerek Yu’s influential cave-delving game is updated for PS4 and PC and expands the magic – with turkeys I knew I was going to love Spelunky 2 when I met the turkey. The turkey is a noble steed in Derek Yu’s latest cave-delvi...