Grant Howitt

Freelance Writer

I am a freelance games journalist and writer with work in magazines and websites all over the place. If you'd like some words of your very own, I can put them in order for you in exchange for reasonable amounts of money.

Below is a selection of some of the online work I'm happiest with; if you're interested in looking at my print work, come over sometime and I'll let you root through my magazine cupboards.



Look, Robot

The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference

Why am I here in this basement in Munich at the age of 26 staring at a man fire a laser pointer at a graph? How did this happen? I wanted to be a Sky Pirate.

Look, Robot

KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT: Playing Farcry 3 as a survivor

This piece was originally published in the now-defunct Limitless Magazine. It's a good piece, so in order to let people read it, I'm reproducing it here.


Let's talk about: Max Payne's Shootdodge

"You put all your eggs in one basket then you throw that basket through a plate-glass window into the face of a mafioso goon and hope that it kills him." First things first: I...


JOLLY CO-OPERATION: How to save Knight Solaire

I get the feeling that Knight Solaire enjoys ginger beer, and the amount of ginger beer that he prefers is LASHINGS.


Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Spec Ops: The Line - horrible games for awful people

I just finished playing Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. I'm four years late, I realise. It is a brutal thing; a club of a game. A blunt instrument.


Game on for Pax Australia as Penny Arcade Expo hits Melbourne

The Penny Arcade Expo, the biggest consumer gaming convention in the world, this weekend finally left the boundaries of the US to land in Australia. Setting up in the soggy...

Look, Robot

11 ways to be a better roleplayer

Contains up to 11 pieces of good advice on tabletop roleplaying.

Look, Robot

Remember Florence

Ubisoft put on the old razzle-dazzle with their Assassin's Creed 4 announcement.

PC Gamer

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot preview

It's been a lifelong dream of mine to write for PC Gamer, and I finally got the chance.


Sneaking a Man With No Fashion Sense into a hip Headphones Launch

Also contains the story of how I smuggled my best friend into Capcom Towers, where we got drunk on free cocktails.

The Average Gamer

Connor is a Terrible Man

Two different readings of Connor from Assassin's Creed III, one of which is "Batman."

The Average Gamer

Adam Jensen - DEATH VENDOR

Once you throw a vending machine at a man's face, everything else seems boring.

The Escapist

Spec Ops The Line: This Changes Everything

Yet another article about Spec Ops, which is probably the most important game released in 2012.


Get Ready, it's Euro Truck Simulator!

In which I try to understand how Euro Truck Simulator is actually a thing.

Guardian Games Blog

Dead Space 3 hands-on preview

In which I get to grips with EA's latest corridor hell simulator.


7 Gaming New Year's Resolutions

7 ways to become better at games, but probably not in the way you'd think.

Guardian Games Blog

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

In which I talk to THQ's misanthropic Head of Communications.


Spec Ops the Line is a harrowing, wonderful experience

In which I come to terms with what I've done in 2K's War-Is-Hell shooter.

Guardian Games Blog

Little Big Planet Karting is Joyous

In which I play Little Big Planet Karting, chat to the developers, and learn about a game with almost no boundaries.


Mass Effect 3 review

In which I review Mass Effect 3. Clue's in the title really.