Review: Alien: Isolation
Oct27

Review: Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is not a game of compromises. The famously despised Aliens: Colonial Marines was a boring, under-developed disappointment that sacrificed all depth from its design for a shooter that played by the numbers. Isolation however, is a bold, unique and sometimes incredibly challenging new approach to a series of licensed games with a troubled history. RIP Colonial Marines, let us never mention you again. Inspired by the...

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Review: Just Dance 2015
Oct25

Review: Just Dance 2015

It’s time for the annual “grown man looks mental as he badly dances all by himself to ’80s pop hits” time as I tackle the latest in Ubisoft’s dancing series,  Just Dance 2015. Gameplay Like pretty much every title of a similar ilk, in the grand scheme of things very little has changed from the previous year. Just Dance 2014 did however build up the social side of things by introducing World Dance Floor...

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Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Oct12

Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

One of the finest examples of open world gaming has made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms with a dramatic graphical overhaul and a shipping container’s worth of extra content. Not to mention endless Pork Bun! If you’d have told me back in November 2013 that Square Enix would be re-releasing Sleeping Dogs on the next-gen consoles I would have looked into having you sectioned. Not because Sleeping Dogs was a...

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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Oct05

Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Story Taking place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, you assume the role of Talion, a ranger of Gondor responsible for guarding the Black Gate of Mordor. In the opening tutorial section you play through mini-flashbacks which show him and his wife and son being killed by some of Sauron’s minions. Thankfully (and thus avoiding a very short game) Talion is revived but now comes with added special powers....

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Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War (iOS)
Oct04

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War (iOS)

Gareth did a really excellent review of Valiant Hearts: The Great War when it launched on consoles earlier this summer. You should definitely read his review to get the full scoop on the storyline and core gameplay elements that make Valiant Hearts a really unique title. I’ll mostly be covering the game’s transition to iOS devices and having a little whinge about touch screen controls (and my inability to master them). If...

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Review: Grid Autosport
Sep05

Review: Grid Autosport

Grid Autosport is a racing game. You drive cars. The cars are split into five different categories: Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuning and Street. It’s an authentic experience which is sure to entice the more hardcore fans of the genre, but its emphasis on realism creates an experience that can sometimes feel about as robotic as that last sentence. You go through the driving motions, the daring of pushing for first place usually...

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Review: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Sep01

Review: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Crossovers. We all love them. And the famous combination of Professor Layton and the Ace Attorney franchise has been a remarkably successful one, having been enjoyed in Japan and Europe for some time now. But with the game touching down Stateside, Nintendo, Capcom and Level-5 have been affording the title extra attention — and, as we return to the title to peruse its brilliance once again, it seems such attention is extended...

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Review: Metro Redux
Aug24

Review: Metro Redux

A whole raft of games are getting re-done, touched up and re-sculpted for PS4 and Xbox Ones at the moment and the latest to have gone under the knife is 4A Games’s Metro series. We didn’t review the first game, Metro 2033, as the site didn’t exist then but you can read Gareth’s Metro: Last Light review. There you can read his opinion on every aspect, especially the story, which I won’t be dwelling on here...

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Review: Pokemon TCG – Furious Fists
Aug13

Review: Pokemon TCG – Furious Fists

With the recent successful launch of X and Y, together with the anticipated release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Pokemon series is striking out to reclaim fallen fans and integrate new players into the fold. The same can easily be said of the Trading Card Game, which has continued to keep pace with the release of the software titles, introducing new tricks and playstyles with each iteration. Given that the videogame series...

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Review: Sacred 3
Aug12

Review: Sacred 3

It’s hard to avoid the shadow of Diablo when approaching a similar game in the same genre. You can either refer to it as a ‘watered down’ version or an admirable alternative. Sadly this game falls under ‘watered down’. But there is something else poisoning the water too; atrocious humour. Sacred 3 is a less tactical affair than Diablo, owing a larger debt to hack and slash titles. The combat is more visceral and less deliberate, but...

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