About me

I’ve been a freelance journalist since 2008, writing for games magazines and websites including PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Edge, Official Xbox Magazine, NGamer, GamesMaster, and several others. I wrote the Best Free Games of the Week/Free Games of the Week column for PC Gamer from 2012 to 2018, and for a couple of years I penned the Top 10 Downloads section of the PC Gamer magazine. I’ve included links to a couple of my articles below.

A feature about surreal indie game The Norwood Suite (for PC Gamer)

Battle Chef Brigade review (for Rock, Paper, Shotgun)


In addition to my freelance work, I write fiction (as Thomas Sykes), and develop games. These include period detective mystery The Empty Chamber, supernatural horror story Fog Lights and Foul Deeds, and Cooper, a puzzle game set in a cooperage. All of my released games can be found on my itch.io page.

You can reach me by email at tomdavidsykes at gmail dot com, or via Twitter.

(Photo by Another Partial Success.)