Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review (Xbox One X)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Warhorse Studios has released their ambitious open world RPG called Kingdom Come: Deliverance.  It’s an extremely realistic take on the 15th century.  Think of it as almost a simulation.  It contains very little in the lines of tutorials, how to fight, and basically leaves it up to you, the player,  to figure out how to survive the long and treacherous journey ahead.  This fact will either make you wild about the game and cause you to dive deep into its world, or simply drive you mad. Let’s get back to the game’s combat.  This is no doubt a big draw for those interested in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.  It’s something you will have to spend time learning and can be quite difficult in the beginning.  If you run…

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Streets of Red: Devils Dare Deluxe Review (Nintendo Switch)

The developers at Secret Base have created an awesome arcade-beat ’em up that has so many great nostalgic moments and shout-outs to the 8 and 16-bit era.  This was also the time when arcades were jammed packed with kids waiting in line to use every last quarter and token they had on them for just one more shot at victory.  Streets of Red stirs these feelings back immediately and anyone with appreciation for this time period of gaming is going to find a whole lot to like here.   Story     “In Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe, the only thing scarier than being eaten alive is running out of quarters!  It’s a permadeath multiplayer horror beat’em up that bestows players with the skills…

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Top 10 Greatest Games for the NES

Top 10 Greatest Games for the NES

The Top 10 Greatest games for the NES is an extremely tough list to narrow down. Having grown up on the NES, there are hundreds of games that could make the cut for me alone. For that reason, I focused on which ones I beat time and time again; and those that really hold a special memory for me. With over 800 games for the NES available, there are certainly a lot of titles to consider. My picks ranged from shooters, action adventures and amazing platformers that still stand the test of time to this very day.   10. Punch Out       Punch Out and the NES went hand in hand. If you grew up with this 8-bit system you certainly spent some…

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The Greatest Racing Game Series

The Greatest Racing Game Series

Today Pixelated Gamer takes a look at our picks for the greatest racing game series at both the arcade and home. There has always been a nice selection of racing games available, thanks to talented developers, passionate fans and the advances of technology that allow for some truly remarkable simulators.  There are also some fantastic arcade racers that are incredibly popular as well.  Let’s see who made the cut.   Gran Turismo     Before Gran Turismo, there were mainly arcade racers with very little simulation. GT forever changed this scene. With its release, gamers had to go to driving school, win races to earn new cars and continue that winning streak to further modify your collection of cars. Customizing your car was one of…

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The Greatest Zelda Games of All Time

The Greatest Zelda Games of All Time

The Legend of Zelda is simply one of the most beloved video game franchises for any console to date.  This is especially true for myself, having grown up with the NES and all its classic titles. After wrapping up Breath of the Wild, which was absolutely brilliant, it left us wondering what is the greatest Zelda game of all time?  There are so many contenders to consider. While everyone has their favorites entries in this amazing series, here is our personal Top 5 Zelda games of all time.   5. The Legend of Zelda     Where would Nintendo be without Zelda? It’s pretty hard to imagine. Without this first vision, the world of Hyrule and our hero Link wouldn’t exist. That first golden cartridge…

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Attack On Titan 2 Review (Nintendo Switch)

ATTACK ON TITAN 2 REVIEW (NINTENDO SWITCH)

Attack on Titan 2 follows the incredible story of mankind’s efforts to not only survive, but wage war against the terrifying beasts that are determined to wipe out the entire human race from existence. For those who may be new to the franchise, the game is set in a world where the last remaining cities are surrounded by giant walls for protection from enormous monstrous creatures that are purely driven by an insatiable appetite for humans. Attack on Titan 2 dives deep into the first two seasons of the show and highlights Eren Yeager’s journey, alongside his childhood friends Mikasa and Armin. Koei Tecmo worked closely with the manga’s publisher Kodansha, and writer Hajime Isayama to create new elements into the story for this sequel.…

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Nintendo vs Sega vs TurboGrafx-16: The 16-bit Gaming Generation

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The fourth gaming generation, more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era, is more than likely our all time favorite here at Pixelated Gamer. We moved on from the 8-bit systems and jumped head first into the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16 and eventually the add-ons such as the Sega CD, 32X and Super Gameboy. The leap in graphics and controls were mind blowing at the time; plus the amount of games available was just staggering. Let’s take a look at these systems and the games that made them truly iconic.   TurboGrafx-16     The PC Engine was the result of a collaboration between Hudson Soft and NEC and launched in Japan on October 30, 1987. It launched in North America during August 1989,…

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Ikaruga Review (Nintendo Switch)

Ikaruga first made its appearance at various arcades in Japan back in 2001 running off the Sega NAOMI board.  It is the sequel to the popular shoot ’em up, Radiant Silvergun. Both titles were developed by Sega and directed by Hiroshi Iuchi. Ikaruga was later ported over to the Dreamcast in 2002 and then shortly after brought over to the GameCube, but strictly for Japan. The North American audience finally got their official port in 2003. Since then it has seen release on Xbox Live and Steam. Fast forward to today and we are reviewing it for the Nintendo Switch. First off the bat, Ikaruga on the Switch is quite special because it allows players to choose if they want to play it vertically, as…

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Runner3 Review (Nintendo Switch)

Runner3 is the latest entry in the award winning BIT.TRIP series. First known as Gaijin Games, they released the original game titled Bit.Trip Runner to critical acclaim. Runner2 came out in 2013 with similar results and high scores across the board. Choice Provisions has just released their third entry in this frantic, high paced, run and jump 2D franchise with Runner3. The story follows the Timbletot, who are determined to extinguish any and all happiness found in the world. Gamers take on the role of CommanderVideo, who is the hero to this story and vows to restore peace across the land. There are also special characters found throughout the game, such as Frank ‘N Stein and our favorite, Shovel Knight. It’s also narrated by none…

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Dark Souls Remastered Review (Xbox One X)

It’s hard to believe the first time I experienced the mesmerizing world of Dark Souls was back in September of 2011. We presently now have an entire Dark Souls Trilogy, as well as Bloodborne, which show just how impactful this game and franchise has been in the gaming industry. From Software solely created its own genre in a way, by developing a series that would brutally punish players for their mistakes, but somehow kept you coming back for more till you passed that one area or finally slayed a towering boss that took a dozen maddening attempts. The reward that one felt for completing such tasks made every death, every soul lost, every rage filled moment completely worth it in the end.      …

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