Leon Matthews

Leon Matthews (Google+) has been reviewing games and articles for AVForums since 2010. He has an unhealthy addiction to First Person Shooters, Sci-Fi and the Walking Dead. Weaknesses include a severe allergy to the Dual Shock 3 controller, every "Youtube personality" in existence and polystyrene. Often pigeon-holed as the "shooter guy" but enjoys many games ranging from Call of Duty to Titanfall.

Leon got into games when his parents bought him a Master System II with only the built in game Alex Kidd in Miracle World to play. After realising it was a hobby he wouldn't get bored of (being glued to it), his parents allowed him to get other games like Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, Streets of Rage and every Sega child's staple, Sonic the Hedgehog. Then Doom came out and the rest; as they say; is history.

When he's not reviewing you'll usually find him practising the same 5 songs on guitar badly, breaking up fights on the gaming forums or making people rage quit on Xbox Live.

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    F1 2015 Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    F1 2015 Xbox One Review
    For a game that claims to be delivering a detailed representation of a sport, F1 2015 fulfils only the minimum requirements necessary.  
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    Her Story PC Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Her Story PC Review
    Her story is a smartly constructed game of narrative discovery; cleverly wearing it's pop culture influences like the Serial podcast and HBO's True Detective on its sleeve while giving you control over how you uncover the winding plot  
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  • Gaming Article

    E3 2015: EA Press Conference Reaction

    by Leon Matthews
    E3 2015: EA Press Conference Reaction
    EA had a lot to prove this year.  
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    E3 2015: Microsoft Press Conference Reaction

    by Leon Matthews
    E3 2015: Microsoft Press Conference Reaction
    All the latest news from the Microsoft E3 Press Conference  
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    E3 2015: Bethesda Press Conference Reaction

    by Leon Matthews
    E3 2015: Bethesda Press Conference Reaction
    All the news from Bethesda's E3 press conference  
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    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Xbox One Review
    MachineGames reminds us just how much we enjoyed their rebooted version of Wolfenstein  
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    Project Cars Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Project Cars Xbox One Review
    The definition of a flawed diamond which offers up the best racing of it's kind.  
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    Mortal Kombat X Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Mortal Kombat X Xbox One Review
    The beauty of Mortal Kombat X is that it acknowledges all the barriers of entry inherent to the genre and fills the learning curve with fun activities for the novice player to occupy themselves with rather then getting demoralised by on-line play instantly  
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    Infinity Runner Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Infinity Runner Xbox One Review
    An indie game that takes the endless runner concept and weaves in some sci-fi and fantasy elements.  
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    Battlefield Hardline Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Battlefield Hardline Xbox One Review
    The latest Battlefield steps away from war zones and dons some cops and robbers outfits, but is it enough?  
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    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Xbox One Review
    Once again the Revelations off shoot continues to impress me; navigating the divide between old and new very well, combining some light stealth action with decent gameplay which is well paced through out the short episodes.  
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    10 hours in the custody of Battlefield: Hardline

    by Leon Matthews
    10 hours in the custody of Battlefield: Hardline
    Leon Matthews takes a look inside the early hours of the cop-based FPS Battlefield Hardline.  
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    DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition Xbox One Review
    We look at whether this re-release is a quick and dirty port or a smart tempter for those who dismissed the reboot first time around.  
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    Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Rolling Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Rolling Review
    After some launch difficulties, Leon Matthews takes a look at Master Chief's spruced up return in a rolling review.  
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    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One Review
    Another year, another Call of Duty; Leon Matthews sees whether Sledgehammer's mix of new abilities and Kevin Spacey can freshen things up.  
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    Sunset Overdrive Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Sunset Overdrive Xbox One Review
    Designed to be all about fun; bright colours, insane weaponry and inventive traversal.  
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    Divekick: Addition Edition Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Divekick: Addition Edition Xbox One Review
    Leon Matthews looks at an accessible two button fighting game full of in jokes.  
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    Alien: Isolation Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Alien: Isolation Xbox One Review
    An excellently constructed slice of the Alien universe which at times is as frightening to inhabit as it is stunning to look at.  
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    Destiny Xbox One Rolling Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Destiny Xbox One Rolling Review
    Leon Matthews tackles Bungie's ambitious online sci-fi shooter by way of a rolling review charting his progress.  
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    Metro Redux Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Metro Redux Xbox One Review
    Metro series manages to boll boilerplate elements together with some smart mechanics and saturates it with a thick sombre atmosphere which pulls you along its linear tracks.  
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    Looking forward to Gamescom

    by Leon Matthews
    Looking forward to Gamescom
    Gamescom 2014 is almost upon us. While E3 remains the main draw for major announcements and reveals; Gamescom has become the largest gaming convention in Europe.  
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    Sniper Elite III Xbox One Review

    by Leon Matthews
    Sniper Elite III Xbox One Review
    Sniper Elite III's core mechanics are solid, the X-Ray kills are definitely a gimmick; but turn out to be a fun one which is underpinned by some enjoyable stealth game play.  
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