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 »

God of War: Ascension

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With all of the talk of multiplayer, it would be easy to forget that God of War even was a single player game. After all, Santa Monica themselves seem to have. Indeed, anyone who thought that God of War 3 was showing the series’ age will find little to change their opinion here. Yes it… 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 »

Persona 4 Golden

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What is it that defines a game as an RPG? Is it the levelling up, the grinding and random battles or perhaps the open world full of locations to explore? Maybe it’s the numerous side quests that your party undertakes, taking time out from saving the world just to deliver a letter. If so, then… 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 »

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

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Let’s not beat around the bush here and instead get it out of the way early. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is essentially Sony does Smash Bros. Yet the sincerest form of flattery is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, how many 2D fighting games owe their existence to Street Fighter? And rather than simply… 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 »

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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With karting titles being trundled out in time for the festive period with woeful regularity and often with little effort or innovation present, it’s easy to miss genuinely good titles – especially if it’s the sequel that nobody demanded. Which is why it’s so surprising to find that Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is a… Read more »

LittleBigPlanet Karting

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Many people forget that the original Modnation Racers was a surprisingly good racer let down only by criminally long loading times. As such, it’s gratifying to see United Front getting another bite at the cherry – albeit under the Little Big Planet banner. http://www.youtube.com/v/Ee82zRhh8WY Yet whilst this would seem like the ideal marriage of solid… Read more »