Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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There is a lot of debate as to whether the one game per year mentality harms or benefits a games franchise. It seems to work for Call of Duty and FIFA but there seems to be grounds for discussion about whether Ubisoft should – or even are able to – bring out a new Assassin’s… Read more »

Bioshock Infinite

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Before we get started I think it’s important to confess that 2007’s BioShock is one of my favourite games of all time. It’s as close to the perfect game as I’ve ever played and I make no bones about my overflowing affection for it. On that basis, reviewing BioShock Infinite was always going to be… Read more »

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate guest review by Jon Beach An early encounter in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate pits you against a squawking, red breasted tropical bird three times your size. Even by this point in the game, you’ll no doubt be feeling pretty confident, having recently bested several baby Velociraptor types and their daddy, the Great… Read more »

Tomb Raider

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In the wake of the movement known henceforth as ChristopherNolanism it seems that every man and his dog wants to make a dark and gritty reboot of their IP. It most cases this turns out to be poorly-written pulp fiction neo-noir rubbish with subdued, muddy graphics and the art direction of a 14-year old emo… Read more »

Earth Defence Force 2017 [PS Vita]

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As archaic and clumsy as it can be, Earth Defence Force 2017 succeeds because it is a ridiculous chunk of dumb fun. Pop quiz: You’re running about with a maximum of two guns, collecting two-dimensional power-ups, wildly smashing up giant space bugs, UFOs and robots. On occasion you’re required to destroy a massive boss of… Read more »

Hitman Absolution

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We’ve been waiting since 2006 for a new Hitman game. Rather than trouncing out another homogenised sequel, IO have taken their time to craft a sequel worthy of their name. Taking as much from community and fan feedback as they have from newly-available technology, Hitman Absoluteion is not only the best Hitman game yet, it’s… Read more »

Assassin’s Creed III

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Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game. One of the most common concerns of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is that a game a year is a very tough job to pull off – and the added worry of making each game sufficiently different is the first thing on ever gamer’s mind. Based on my opinions of… Read more »

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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We are now embarking on the most critical phase of the gaming year – Quarter Four. Traditionally this is the time of year that all the big studios release their big-budget blockbusters, just in time for the mad buying rush that is the holiday season. True to form in the next twelve weeks we have… Read more »