We doubt that Evil West was on many people’s must-buy lists at the start of this year, but the unashamedly ‘AA’ action game has actually made a bit of a splash — at least in hardcore circles.
We gave the comically gruesome title a rock solid 7/10 in our Evil West PS5 review, concluding: “Evil West is one of those really enjoyable 7/10s. It’s never going to win any awards and it’s probably not going to stick long in the memory, but give it a few years and someone, somewhere, will swear to you that it’s actually an underappreciated classic.” You know exactly the kind of game we’re talking about.
For some, we like to think that Evil West will end up being a bit of a palate cleanser, following on from recent blockbusters like God of War Ragnarok. It’s just dumb fun from start to finish, and that can be refreshing in an age of all-too-serious titles.
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