Mad Max

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If you’ve seen Mad Max: Fury Road this summer, I hope you agree with me that it’s an absolute tour de force of exploitation cinema. Beautifully shot, brilliantly presented and with just enough story to justify two of the biggest, baddest car chases in cinema history. The game however is sorely lacking that bombastic Mad… Read more »

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Bloodborne

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There’s a very compelling argument that as yet, the PS4 and Xbox One lack a true must-have title. Yes there are good games, even great games but these are frequently enhanced versions of titles readily available on the last generation of consoles. As such, while the Wii U enjoys a renaissance with Mario Kart, Smash… Read more »

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2 sees Elizabeth taking charge

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2

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After Irrational Games’ latest DLC, Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 1 left a pleasant by lacking taste in the mouth, all eyes were on this latest offering to take the downloadable series into the echelons on gaming, rather than interactive fiction. As series director Ken Levine’s last Bioshock project, Burial at Sea Episode 2… Read more »

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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After MercurySteam’s 2010 release Castlevania: Lords of Shadow left me not only underwhelmed but wholeheartedly angry at the state of the Castlevania franchise it was with sincere trepidation that I put Lords of Shadow 2 into my disk tray. I was frank and brutal about the previous game but I stand by what I said…. Read more »

Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 1

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 1

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Bioshock Infinite ended on a clever and ironic note. If you’ve not played it or the first Bioshock game, then reading this review is likely to spoil those two games. I will endeavour not to give away any key plot elements for Burial at Sea Episode 1 but keep on your toes. As Infinite ended,… Read more »

The Last of Us

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Zombies. Love or hate them they’re clearly here to stay.  Yet some developers, clearly keen to avoid gamer fatigue, are continually trying to do something different with the undead.  And with The Last of Us, Naughty Dog have put a surprisingly plausible and fresh spin on the mouldering concept. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aDhfTGkLTg Taking their inspiration from the… 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 »

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 »