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

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Review

With the Assassin’s Creed series only truly absent in 2016 (both 2014’s Unity and 2015’s Syndicate were variations on a familiar formula produced by different development teams), it’s easy to forget t...Read More

9.5 Amazing

Thor: Ragnarok and the Delicate Balance of Movie Marketing

Any halfway passionate film fan will know about the ‘trailer movie’, those productions that just about have enough decent moments to fill a two to three minute trailer but are generally a tedious chor...Read More

NBA 2K18 Review

Ok, so let’s address the elephant in the room. The critical reaction to the latest entry in the generally excellent NBA 2K series has been shaped by microtransactions, with one prominent website even ...Read More

9.5 Amazing

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

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