Gamestyle was a long-running video games website, providing honest video game reviews, that sadly closed it’s doors in 2016 to very little fanfare.
Established in 1999 by Dean Swain, Gamestyle was previously known as Dreamers128 and exclusively contained content about the Sega Dreamcast. Approximately a month after launch, the site rebranded to Gamestyle, became a multi-format site, and began to cover all console systems.
Whilst having experimented with advertising in it’s peak to cover hosting costs, the site has always aimed to be self-funded and free of advertiser influence. Reviews and articles were written by volunteers and contributors across the globe, but the bulk of which operating from within the UK.
At it’s peak, the site had a solid reputation and a few contributors went on to become full time staff writers or to take editor positions at well-known video game publications.
Over the years, the site fell victim to numerous hacks. As a result of this, the existing database of game reviews isn’t as complete as it once was. Restoration of reviews from archive.org will continue over time and these pages will be maintained as an archive.