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Hot Take: The Metro Series is the Best Video Game Adaptation of a Book-

So the title pretty much says it. It's also a pretty long title. Thing is, the actual title I wanted…

After Outriders, Will The Looter Genre Look Any Different?-

In case you missed it, I reviewed the recently released Outriders last week. In it, I gave People Can Fly’s…

Mass Effect Legendary Edition – New Info-

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is fast approaching and excited I am! The original offerings from the Mass Effect trilogy…

Outriders Review – Good, But Bad, in All Of The Best Ways-

Outriders is a (deep breath everybody) third person cover based always online looter shooter. Did you get that? Great! Developed…

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Outriders World Tier – The Anomoly in the Difficulty Structure-

Outriders released last Thursday, 1st of April, to both praise and issues. We here at SAG and our best friend…

Control: Ultimate Edition Review – As Good As Ever, But Shinier, and Pricy-

Control was many outlets’ Game Of The Year for 2019. It didn’t win the award at Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards,…

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Should I start Kingdom Hearts in 2021?-

Yes you should start Kingdom Hearts. That's the whole article. Done. Go home. We're finished. Ok, well the slightly longer…

It Takes Two Review – The Best 3D Platformer Since Mario Odyssey-

It Takes Two is a co-op platformer developed by Hazelight and published by EA. Hazelight is the company previously behind…

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Hot Take: Bethesda isn’t the most important part of the ZeniMax acquisition-

With the ZeniMax acquisition having been approved and finalised, finally the curtains can be lifted and work started. Xbox probably…

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Xbox Wireless Headset – First Impressions-

Xbox recently released a new Xbox wireless headset for console, PC, and mobile devices. It is a fully bluetooth headset…

Prey Review – The Bioshock Sequel I Needed-

Prey was originally released in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Developed by Arkane Studios, it is a space…

I Adore Competitive Games, For Better or For Worse-

I'm not a very competitive person. At least in real life. I don't constantly compete with my colleagues for work,…

Ludonarrative Dissonance – A Problem, or An Unavoidable Consequence?-

Ludonarrative dissonance. It's a long term, probably reading like two needlessly complex words put next to each other. But it's…

Game Pass, Bethesda Exclusives, and $7.5 Billion. Xbox’s roundtable summarised!-

Here at SeriouslyAverageGamers, I've covered the $7.5 billion Microsoft acquisition of ZeniMax Media, and Bethesda Game Studios by extension, quite…

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Kingdom Hearts 2 – Into the Gem Vault-

Kingdom Hearts 2 is a game that was originally released in 2005. As a sequel to the 2002 release of…

Hot Take – I Prefer Batteries In My Controllers-

A little while back now, you might remember that there was a bit of a hullabaloo over the new Xbox…

2021 Is Likely To Be Full of Delays, So How’s About That Backlog?-

2020 was a year that seemed to last decades, but also about 3 minutes all at the same time. That…

EU Approves Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Bethesda Purchase-

In the final hurdle of the $7.5 billion purchase of ZeniMax, Bethesda Studios by extension, the EU's antitrust regulator has…

Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic Purchased By Epic Games-

Epic Games have added another notch in their line of studio acquisitions, by announcing their purchase of Fall Guys developers…

Ray Tracing; What is it, and Should You Care?-

Ray tracing is a term that PC gaming enthusiasts, designers, and more will be familiar with, but is very recent…

Outriders Demo Impressions – Great Fun Despite Itself-

Outriders is an upcoming third person looter-shooter, developed by People Can Fly and Square Enix and also published by Square…

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Critical Mode in Kingdom Hearts is the Best Difficulty Around-

Kingdom Hearts making its debut on PC coming on the 30th March, as an exclusive on the Epic Game Store,…

Anthem NEXT Has Been Cancelled-

Yup. It's an announcement that many saw coming, but many hoped wouldn't come to pass. After the leak that EA…

Blizzcon – Everything We Learned About Overwatch 2!-

Overwatch is my favourite multiplayer game of all time at this stage. I've logged close to (or above, it's hard…

Six Days In Fallujah Doesn’t Need To Exist, and Shouldn’t Exist.-

The day is November 10th, 2009. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, now one of my favorite shooters of all…

#IBelieveInAnthem – A Show of Support For Bioware’s Looter-

Anthem, Bioware's attempt at a perpetually online looter-shooter, launched in 2019 to a largely damp reception. A disjointed narrative, horrendous…

Little Nightmares 2 Review – Indie Watch-

Released on the 11th February for pretty much every platform you can think of, Little Nightmares 2 is the follow…

Firewatch Is Five Years Old, and I Wish I Could Play It For The First Time.-

Firewatch, the walking simulator developed by Campo Santo, was five years old yesterday and I was reminded all over again…

CDPR Get Hacked By Someone From 2007-

CD Projekt Red really can't catch a break recently. What with an ongoing battle to stabilise Cyberpunk 2077, including a…

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My 6 Favourite Songs in Gaming!-

Hello there! Today on Seriously Average Gamers is another list; my 6 favourite songs in gaming! That’s quite a broad…

Everything We Know About Mass Effect: Legendary Edition!-

Following months, and what feels like years, of speculation, potential leaks, and rumours, we finally got the official announcement of…

The Medium Review – Where 2 Become 1-

The Medium is a psychological horror game from Bloober Team, released on 28th January 2021. It is actually the first…

Best Xbox One Exclusives – Decided By Metacritic-

After yesterday's article covering the best PS4 exclusives, as decided by Metacritic, it's only fair that I apply the same…

343 Discuss Halo Infinite In New Blog Post – All Launch Content Done-

Recently 343 Industries announced that, in 2021 during the run up to launch, they'd be publishing monthly updates and info…

Seriously Average Gamer’s Best Reviewed Games of 2020!-

2020 was truly a fantastic year for video games and, as we’re saying goodbye to the generation, it seems a…

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Bioshock – Into the Gem Vault-

Bioshock is an FPS horror game, released in 2007. It is a spiritual successor to the slightly older System Shock…

Hitman 3 Review – Assassination Perfected-

Hitman 3 is the final game in the “World of Assassination” trilogy, three of the eight Hitman games that IO…

Xbox Live Doubles In Price. Everyone Disliked That.-

As of this morning (23/01/21), Xbox performed the quickest 180 on a decision that I think I've seen. The prices…

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Doom Eternal Review – One Hell of a Sequel-

Doom Eternal is the direct followup to the 2016 hit reboot for Doom. Developed by id Software still and released…

New Bloomberg Report is Just The Latest Cyberpunk 2077 Problem.-

A fair chunk of this article is pulled from Jason's report at Bloomberg. Not all of it, I conducted my…

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The Last Campfire Review – Indie Watch-

The Last Campfire was an Indie title developed by Hello Games, the company also behind No Man’s Sky! Released on…

Machine Games and Lucasfilm Games Are Making An Indiana Jones Game!-

I literally cannot fit every company involved in this into one title. In what I imagine is a hugely complex…

Xbox in 2020 Review – Future Proofing-

To cut right to the chase, 2020 was a monumental year for Xbox. Both as a platform, and as an…

Kyle’s Most Anticipated Games of 2021-

Zack and I have already released our lists for our top games of 2020. So now, to follow Zack’s, I…

Nier: Automata’s Final Secret Is Discovered By YouTuber and Modder!-

Nier: Automata is a game considered by many to be essentially perfect. Developed by Platinum Games, this stylish third-person ARPG…

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Kyle’s Top Games of 2020-

Well the waking nightmare that was 2020 is now over. Now we are moving on to the new waking nightmare…

Zack’s Most Anticipated 2021 Games!-

Well, after I did my best games of 2020, this only seemed natural! 2021 is promising to be an excellent…

Zack’s Top Games of 2020!-

Well, 2020 is near wrapping up (thank god), and 2021 rolls ever closer. With that, we wave a fond goodbye…

Gears 5 Quietly Becomes The Easiest Game to Install and Manage.-

SSD space. One of the more discussed wrinkles in next generation capability. Although I suppose I should say current generation…

Gears 5 Hivebusters Review – The Gears You Love-

Gears 5 released in 2019 to fairly strong praise across the board, picking up its single player offering after the…

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Xbox Quick Resume – An Absolute Game Changer… Literally-

Some of us have been lucky enough to have had over a month with the new Xbox Series consoles. I…

Immortals Fenyx Rising Review – A Game That Works.-

In amongst a fairly strong third party launch window for the next-gen consoles, one title has flown slightly under the…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepaths – Who will you be?-

Despite the worsening debacle that is the Cyberpunk 2077 release, I personally still very much liked the game! This is…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Review – Was the long wait worth it?-

The day finally came, after all of the waiting, anticipation, and setbacks, Cyberpunk 2077 finally released. After nearly a decade…

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Dragon Quest 11 S on Xbox – Thoughts?-

It’s fair to say that with the release of Cyberpunk 2077 this article about Dragon Quest 11 isn’t as prevalent.…

Cyberpunk 2077 – When Ambition Meets Limitation.-

Video games. We love them, we occasionally hate them, and very often they're just okay. But every now again we…

The Game Awards Predictions!-

Ever since 2014, Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards have been seen as the ‘official’ game awards show. An event, accessible to…

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review – A True Hero’s Tale-

I’m going to basically rip this straight from my last article on this game. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the…

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Xbox Series Controller Review-

With the launch of a new console generation comes some new controllers. After our Zack wrote about the DualSense for…

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My Top 6 Souls-Borne Bosses-

Today I’m going to be talking and ranking my top 6 Souls-Borne bosses. I’ve talked about the Souls-Borne games ad…

Yakuza: Like a Dragon – First Impressions-

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the latest entry into the Yakuza series. Originally released in Japan in January 2020, it…

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Review – From Rags to Jarls-

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is the latest entry in the AC series and released alongside the new Xbox Series X/S, on…

A Week In – Xbox Series X Review-

Last Tuesday I achieved something for the first time in my life. I was able to buy my own console,…

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Multiplayer Review in Progress-

Call of Duty has a long history with their multiplayer modes. From Zombies, to ordinary PvP, all the way to…

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Campaign Review-

Generally speaking, if you were to ask me, I quite like Call of Duty campaigns in general. They’re often clumsy…

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – First Impressions-

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is the latest entry into the long running series and released alongside the new Xbox Series X/S,…

Destiny 2: Beyond Light – First Impressions-

It’s been an interesting couple of days for me. I had two days booked off work to try and get…

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Little Hope Review – Is there any Hope?-

Little Hope is the follow up to Man of Medan. It is also the second game in the Dark Pictures…

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Zack’s Top 6 Games of the Generation!-

With the Xbox One and PS4 on their way out over the next couple of weeks, that means next-gen is…

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Kyle’s Top 6 Games of the Generation-

The current console generation, at least for Xbox and PlayStation, is about to come to an end. The Xbox Series…

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Watch Dogs: Legion review – A Game that Struggles With Its Own Ideas-

Watch Dogs: Legion released worldwide on the 29th October. It’s the third entry into the franchise, following the lukewarm Watch…

Ranking Halo 3!-

Before I get stuck into ranking Halo 3, this article follows on directly from my Halo 2 and Combat Evolved…

Why An Xbox Streaming Stick is a Great Idea!-

So, Xbox. Following the final previews and other info drops from the various media outlets and personalities around the world,…

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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Into the Gem Vault-

Oblivion is the fourth Elder Scrolls entry and was released on the Xbox 360 and PS4 in 2006. It is…

Why I Won’t Be Buying Control Ultimate Edition-

Control is one of the standout games of the entire generation, fusing tactile and satisfying third person action, with gorgeous…

My Little Hopes for Little Hope-

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is the next entry, following on from Man of Medan.  Little Hope releases on…

Why Did Sekiro Win GOTY?-

If you know me, you know I like Sekiro. I actually reviewed it very early for our website, giving it…

FIFA 21 Review – Good, But Still Disappointing-

Another year, another FIFA. It’s not obvious given my general gaming interests, but I’m an avid FIFA player, and have…

Star Wars: Squadrons Review – How Much Fight in This Dog?-

EA’s license to develop Star Wars videogames is one normally met by an uneasy combination of anticipation and readiness. Readiness…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Or Is It?-

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a 3D platformer, developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. It…

Console Gamers Deserve RGB Lighting-

It’s time to rise up console gamers! No no, not literally, you don’t need to ACTUALLY move don’t worry. I’ve…

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Why I’m excited to start the next generation with it.-

Here at Seriously Average Gamers, we have spoken about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla a couple of times now. This is the…

Will Bethesda Be Xbox Exclusive?-

Good evening! Today’s article was something of a last minute topic for me, it being Sunday as I write this.…

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Hot Take: Man of Medan is better than Until Dawn-

Welcome one and all to a NEW irregular series for SeriouslyAverageGamers - “Hot Take”. Where either Zack or I will…

6 Videogame Franchises I Wish I Was Into-

Over my many years playing videogames, I have become somewhat guilty of pigeonholing my interests. Shooters, FIFA, Indies, Action-RPGs, etc…

Xbox Spends $7.5 Billion On Bethesda-

Twas just after lunch, on a grim misty day. Game news was slow, not even a stir. Then Xbox emptied…

6 Things I’m Excited About For Watch Dogs: Legion-

Watch Dogs: Legion is the next entry into the Watch Dogs universe, from Ubisoft. Releasing on the 29th of October.…

6 Ways Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Should Improve Over Odyssey-

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is mere months away, arriving November 10th with the launch of the Series X and Series S.…

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Ubisoft Forward – Anything Good?-

On the 10th of September Ubisoft had their latest Ubisoft Forward event, where they showcased some new gameplay and updates…

Xbox Series S – The Smart Play-

Five days ago, Xbox were the victims of one of the largest scale leaks of the generation. The rumours surrounding…

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Wasteland 3 – Bit of a Buggy Mess-

Wasteland 3 is the most recent entry into the Wasteland series, it was released on all major platforms. It was…

Cyberpunk 2077 – Why I’m Choosing Corpo.-

Cyberpunk 2077 is the upcoming first-person RPG from CD Projekt Red. I know that most people reading this will know…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – First Impression-

Today I’ll be talking about the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster that just released. This is a…

Ranking Halo 2-

Before I start! In case you missed it, this article directly follows on from both my ranking of Halo: Combat…

Marvel’s Avengers Review In Progress – Should You Meet Your Heroes?-

Marvel’s Avengers launched around the world today (as far as I’m aware anyway, not sure on unlock times per region),…

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Into the Gem Vault-

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first person, action RPG released in 2011. It’s a reboot of the original Deus…

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Future Games Show – Some little highlights-

On the 28th of August GamesRadar presented their Future Games Show. The show featured a lot of games, there were…

Indie Watch – Spiritfarer Review-

I hate saying goodbye to people. From the simplest goodbyes like going home after the pub to the most drastic,…

Ranking Halo: Combat Evolved-

Before I start, if you missed it I’ve ranked all the Halo games based on my memory of them. My…

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Mortal Shell Review: An Empty Shell or a Contender?-

Mortal Shell is a new Action RPG, developed by Cold Symmetry and published by Playstack. Mortal Shell is Cold Symmetry’s…