Far Cry Primal Review - The Old School Game Vault

Far Cry Primal - Review

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Tom Clancy's The Division Review

Tom Clancy's The Division Review

The Intro:

The apocalypse is most definitely not a picnic. Most of the people you know and loved have been wiped off the face of the earth after a biological weapon attack. The city is desolate. As you walk around, you hear echoes and noises and sounds of distant gunfire.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Intro:

Whatever else you might feel about the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, you have to admit that they look really cool. The China chapter featured gorgeous, paintbrush-like graphics, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India has a quiet beauty of its own. Colorful patterns and intricate textures abound.

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MineCraft Story Mode Episode 3: Last Place You Look – Review

MineCraft Story Mode Review

The Intro:

Minecraft, by any definition of the term, is an absolute phenomenon. The easy barrier for entry, the unlimited possibilities and the unspeakable joy of building and sharing a universe with your friends makes it an absolute must-play. Some gaming experts theorize that massively multiplayer experiences like Minecraft, which don’t require a great deal of gaming skill or knowledge of lore to start playing, will become the norm.

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Halo 5 Guardians Review – The Old School Game Vault

Halo 5 Guardians Review

The Intro:

Put on your helmets and prepare for battle. Halo 5: Guardians is finally here. It takes a lot of risks and in a game about intergalactic warfare, Halo 5 boldly goes where no Halo game has ever gone before. Some of the chances it takes don’t always pay off, but when you’re fighting through massive islands, mowing down enemies and warping through black holes, it’s tough not to crack a smile.

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Star Wars Battlefront Review – The Old School Game Vault

Star Wars Battlefront Review

The Intro:

In a few weeks, the (arguably) biggest movie franchise on the planet returns to movie screens. There are several reasons why Star Wars is such an iconic pop-culture mainstay.

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Fallout 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Fallout 4 Review

The Intro:

Fallout 4 is a rare, rare thing. It’s one of those games that sucks you into such a complex world with a smorgasbord of quests and interesting characters that you can’t help but think “How did they ever manage to put all of this into one game?!” wandering around a post-apocalyptic wasteland has never been more fun.

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Rock Band 4 - Review - The Old School Game Vault

Rock Band 4 Review

The Intro:

You’re hitting the high notes. You’re getting there, to that crucial, victorious crescendo that ties the entire song together. You pause. The instruments stop. The crowd looks on, wild with expectation. And then, it begins – the pulse-pounding guitar solo that elevates the song to another level. The audience loses their collective minds. You’ve got them in the palm of your hand.

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Elite Dangerous Review – The Old School Game Vault

Elite Dangerous Xbox One Review

The Intro:

In space, no one can hear you scream. It’s a vast, infinite cosmos filled with staggering, mind-boggling things that are unfathomable to our brains. What’s beyond the furthest discovered reaches of the universe? There’s more of it.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection Review

Mega Man Legacy Collection Review

The Intro:

If you’re interesting in playing old games, you’ll be faced with a dilemma. Unless you want to head over to eBay and pay lots of money for a good copy of the original game, your only other option is pirating ROMs of the game.

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition Review – Old School Game Vault

PayDay 2 Crimewave Edition Review

The Stuff you need to know:

There’s something about a perfect heist that is viscerally satisfying. Some of the greatest films of our time are heist stories – Reservoir Dogs, Heat, and The Usual Suspects. Maybe it’s the thrill of casting off the shackles of society and organized behavior.

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The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Intro:

A large portion of the horror genre is based on shock value. Where jump scares don’t work, horror stories often go to the weirdness well, mining terror out of sheer grotesqueness and/or gore. Occasionally, these efforts work spectacularly and deliver a setting or a character which is truly memorable.

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State of Decay Review - The Old School Game Vault

State of Decay Review

The Intro:

State of Decay sets it up well – your friend isn’t long for this world. You decide it has to be done, so you drive him up to the nearest home you can find. The neighborhood has been ravaged by the zombie plague.

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Mortal Kombat X Review – The Old School Game Vault

Mortal Kombat X Characters

The Intro:

In 2011, Mortal Kombat finally grew up. Yes, a game that featured more mutilations and blood spatter than ever before, grew up. Our beloved gory fighter took a step up and finally became a game that was worthy of professional competitions.

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Ori and the Blind Forest Review - The Old School Game Vault

Ori and the Blind Forest Xbox One Review

The Intro:

Video games might truly be the future of narrative storytelling. Until virtual reality becomes sufficiently advanced to the point where we can live inside the universe of our favorite films, games are our best bet.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review - The Old School Game Vault

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review

The Intro:

Two characters stand on a barren wasteland. An intense staredown. Gradually, the screen and the ground begins to shake. Debris starts to float up into the air as the two characters charge up their attacks. They growl and grunt and shout.

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The Escapists Review - The Old School Game Vault

The Escapists - Xbox One Review

The Intro:

Some of the greatest movies of all time are prison films – The Shawshank Redemption, Cool Hand Luke, The Green Mile, The Great Escape and several others. There’s a reason prison stories appeal to us, other than the fact that they depict an incredibly harsh reality in intriguing and emotionally affecting ways.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Review The Old School Game Vault

Resident Evil Revelations 2 - The Review

The Intro:

Resident Evil has become a survival horror benchmark. With a franchise as popular as it is, there are bound to be some inconsistent entries in there. As a fan of the genre or the franchise, you would be totally justified in having your reservations about Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

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Evolve The Review by The Old School Game Vault

Evolve Review

Why are we so fascinated by monsters? We’re afraid of them, and yet we can’t help but be excited every time we hear a great monster story or watch a fantastic creature film. Throughout most of our lives, our fascination with monsters remains.

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Life is Strange Review - The Old School Game Vault

Life is Strange - Xbox One

The Intro:

A lighthouse, rain and a husky monologue, all framed together in wide angle. If you’re thinking that this describes a scene in every romantic coming-of-age move ever made, you would be right.

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