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 »

Carmageddon Funsize (iOS)

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Stainless’ mobile port of the original Carmageddon may not look as pretty as other games currently topping the charts on iOS but what it does bring is a genuinely entertaining, challenging and unique game to the platform. Older gamers will be drawn to a franchise they remember and younger gamers may get their first taste… Read more »

Dishonored

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Amazing though Bioshock was, there was one aspect that always annoyed – the morality issue. Choosing to play without harvesting the Little Sisters should have made the game harder and ultimately forced a difficult moral decision on the player on how far they were willing to struggle before crossing the line. Yet in practice this… Read more »

Trials Evolution Origin of Pain review

Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain [DLC]

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Trials Evolution is among the best Xbox Live arcade titles ever released, a big part due to the unbelievably flexible level creator tools and the geniuses creating and sharing all manner of tracks and homages to classic titles. Many a favourite game, from Asteroids and Missile Command to DOOM and Zelda have been recreated as… Read more »

Resident Evil 6

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Resident Evil 6 is Capcom’s latest instalment in the hugely successful horror franchise, which in the past has taken the world by storm. Although the gameplay has changed somewhat since we saw its first iteration on the PlayStation in 1996 – gone are fixed camera angles, little ammo and sporadic zombie placement that resulted in… Read more »

Borderlands 2

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The almost surprising success of the first Borderlands prompted a sequel and moved the franchise from interesting new IP to the big leagues in the autumn release schedule. The original was a great time sink and one of the best meldings of fps, rpg and co-op I’ve played. The charm of the cel-shaded art style,… Read more »

Darksiders II

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The latest in Vigil / THQ’s apocalyptic action franchise delivers a predictable mélange of action, narrative and gameplay with a few kinks in the story along the way. Whilst the game itself is physically much larger than its younger sibling, the sequel ultimately delivers less to the gamer and is sorrowfully another banal sequel to… Read more »

Test Drive 4 PlayStation review

Test Drive 4

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Test Drive 4 – What I believe to be one of the cheapest race games I’ve ever played. It is not cheap because it’s bad as I still have had a lot of fun with it. All the elements are fundamentally good; a brilliant line up of fast cars, good looking graphics for a PlayStation… Read more »