Review: Mad Max
Sep11

Review: Mad Max

With the recent Mad Max film generating a good deal of critical acclaim considering the nature of the film isn’t typical of high scores, Avalanche Studios of Just Cause fame have got a tough act to follow. Warner Bros. who as a studio are on good form with movie-based games being excellent games in their own right (Batman Arkham series and Shadow of Mordor), have again wisely opted to not tie in directly to Tom Hardy’s...

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Review: Zombi
Aug20

Review: Zombi

The Wii U has had mixed fortunes since its release in November 2012. The console hasn’t shifted many units and third party support (ones worth mentioning at least) is practically non-existent. Yet one of the best games released for the console nearly three years on and one of the most unique titles of the entire generation to date is Ubisoft’s launch title, ZombiU. That’s my humble opinion at least and you can read...

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Review: Godzilla
Jul17

Review: Godzilla

Released late last year in Japan, Godzilla has finally come ashore to UK and much like the humans in his films, we would rather he’d slip back under the sea again and never seen of again. Story The back of the box promised me movie-like action and gameplay. I really enjoyed the recent Hollywood movie and was hoping for a combination of that film and the traditional monster scraps in and around Tokyo. I was sorely dissapointed....

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Review: Batman: Arkham Knight
Jul05

Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

Story Rocksteady brings their excellent Batman series to a conclusion with their final part of the trilogy that promises to fulfill everything that Batman fans have wanted since 2009 when we first descended into the asylum, a full open world to hunt, stalk and take down the entire rogue’s gallery of villains in the Gothic surroundings of Gotham City. Now it’s here the biggest success of the game isn’t founded on the...

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Review: Lego Jurassic World
Jun14

Review: Lego Jurassic World

Welcome to Lego Jurassic World! Okay, it’s not as quite snappy as John Hammond’s introduction to the ill-fated theme park in Spielberg’s classic 1993 movie. However the enthusiasm John had then is still applicable to this game. Lego Jurassic World is the latest in a long and seemingly never ending line of Traveller’s Tale Lego movie adaptations. Each are based on the same light puzzle and stud collecting...

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Review: Project CARS
May08

Review: Project CARS

I’ve been keeping my eye on Projects CARS for a while now due to its non-traditional development. You may have noticed that the cars in the title is written uppercase and that’s not down to some branding/styling decision but because it’s an acronym for Community Assisted Racing Simulator. As you can deduce from that acronym this game has been supported through crowdfunding and people chipping in and helping create...

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Review: Life is Strange
Feb06

Review: Life is Strange

Story Returning to her home town Arcadia Bay after five years you step into the shows of Maxine, an enthusiastic photography student. After an odd vision that kicks off the game Max discovers she can rewind time for reasons unknown. With her story intersecting with a reunion with her long lost friend Chloe and a background involving a missing girl, the story sets up some intriguing plot points. I’d love to say more however this...

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Review: Shape Up
Dec20

Review: Shape Up

Gameplay With Shape Up arriving in time to blast away those wobbly bellies post-Xmas boozing and feasting a fitness game needs to compete against the latest wave in celebrity fitness DVDs that come out around now. To compete it needs to offer a good workout but also provide the interactivity that DVDs simply cannot provide. Shape Up thankfully succeeds in doing both. Shape Up combines the typical exercise routines that we’re...

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Review: Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Dec20

Review: Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Story Rogue slots into Assassin’s Creed canon snugly between AC III and AC IV and the current-gen only Unity. This by default means that there’s a lot backstory to the already huge over-arching plot of the series which was never really needed but it’s by no means unwelcome. Taking control of Irish chap Shay Patrick Cormac, you start off your assassin career well. He’s not as likeable as Ezio or Kenway but...

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Review: Far Cry 4
Dec11

Review: Far Cry 4

Story Far Cry 4 kicks off with your character Ajay Ghale returning to his homeland to scatter his mum’s ashes, her last wish, when you find yourself under attack and chaos ensues. After being taken prisoner you’re greeted to the central villain of the piece, Pagan Min. With his colourful suit and bleached hair, he’s both wonderfully entertaining and menacing at the same time. Just as mesmerising and crazed as Vass in...

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