Author: Alec Hawley

As well as writing reviews, previews and the odd opinion piece, I’m GR’s Chief Sub-Editor and therefore spend way too much time thinking about whether commas are in the right place and if you should hyphenate single-player. I’ve been gaming ever since I can remember and while I generally stick to adventure and sports games, I’m willing to give just about anything a go. For various thoughts on games, film, TV and random other stuff, check out my twitter @alechawley1

Madden NFL 18 Review

Another year, another Madden. Madden NFL 18 is, undeniably, an evolutionary rather than revolutionary entry in the series: What we’re offered is a shinier version of 17 with a few new bells and whistl...Read More

9 Amazing

Dunkirk Review

What truly defines and endures about Christopher Nolan’s take on the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation is its claustrophobic intensity, the way you’re stuck right in the middle of the chaos as the superstar dir...Read More

10 Superb

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can”. Which, in this case, includes being really, really bad at talking to girls. One of the greatest things about Spider-Man: Homecoming is that it tak...Read More

Le Tour de France 2017 Review

The real-life Tour de France is probably the world’s most famous bike race, a 3,500 kilometre, three-week contest famed for being a punishing test of stamina and commitment. Converting this into a vid...Read More

5 Average

Primal Screen: E3 2017 – Dispatches from the Couch

E3 is weird. I’m not talking about the real-life version, the 68,400 people squeezed into the LA Convention Centre over three days for E3 2017, but rather the Electronics Entertainment Expo as m...Read More

The Mummy Review

With The Mummy, we’ve now firmly entered the Peter Pan period of Tom Cruise’s career, the 54-year-old actor still convinced he can play the action hero he did when he was 25, the movie sta...Read More

E3 2017: EA Play Round Up – Star Wars: Battlefront II Gameplay Reveal and More

E3 officially kicked off tonight with the EA conference, a mix of cringeworthy corporate speak, generally underwhelming reveals and “YouTube personalities” with one shining jewel at its ce...Read More

Primal Screen: Four Female Directors Who’d Make Great Blockbusters

Hello and welcome to Gaming Respawn’s regular feature, Primal Screen. Every Friday, I’ll take an in-depth look at something in the world of film, TV and video games, ranging from the littl...Read More

Rime Review

I almost don’t want to write about Rime. This is not because it’s a terrible game but rather the opposite, it’s an often stunning, unique experience that revolves around exploration ...Read More

10 Superb

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman is, at its heart, a cheesy action film, a glorious throwback to the days of matinee adventures, Nazi-punching, cackling villains and virtuous heroes and heroines. It’s a telling rem...Read More

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