PC Previews


Resident Evil: Revelations Preview

The idea, presumably, is to win back the hearts of those who feel a bit scorned by recent Resident Evil games.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Apr 2013 | 2

Sanctum 2 Preview

I played a lot of Sanctum. According to Steam, I’ve spent just over 48 hours with the original FPS/tower defence hybrid – almost all of it in two-player co-op – and there aren’t that many Steam games I’ve played more.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Apr 2013 | 2

Company of Heroes 2 Preview

I hate mortars.
For the most part, what I’ve played of Company of Heroes 2 has pretty much showed off what I want from an RTS sequel: roughly the same gameplay, but with a few new mechanics, new sides, new units, prettier graphics, etc.

By Tim McDonald | 10 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Arma 3 Alpha Preview

If you’ve watched any of the IncGamers Plays footage of myself, Tim and Paul bumbling around in Arma 3‘s alpha release, then you’ll know we’re not exactly pros when it comes to this military-sim minded series.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Mar 2013 | 2

Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost update hands-on

This weekend, we got a sneak peak at some of the exciting changes that are coming to Guild Wars 2 later this month in the Flame and Frost content update.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

StarDrive Beta Preview

In my very first StarDrive campaign I angered the space mafia, annoyed a strange alien race who enslave adorable space owls and look like upside-down Portal turrets, then spent considerable time designing a mighty warship which proved about as effective as a paper truck with a revolver glued to the wing-mirror.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | 4

Shootmania Storm Hands-On Preview

Last time I took a look at Shootmania Storm (back in June), I came away fairly impressed.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Marvel Heroes Hands-On Preview

Peter: For the last week or so, Tim and I have had access to the Marvel Heroes closed beta.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Ace of Spades Preview

Jagex are about to unleash a cross between an FPS and Minecraft called Ace of Spades, which could be a winning combination thanks to creative gameplay coupled with shooter class-based action.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2012 | 1

Strike Suit Zero Hands-on Preview

Like Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and FTL before it, Strike Suit Zero is title to have benefited from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Don’t Starve preview

Day 1 – Morning:
Our protagonist, Wilson, has been dumped into a hostile wilderness.

By Tim McDonald | 10 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC patch takes FOV to 90

Treyarch has now kicked out the latest patch for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2  which now includes the change to FOV which can now be increased to 90.

By Paul Younger | 22 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

SimCity [Preview] – An urban tri-vector

As we’ve been constantly reminded since SimCity was announced, this is a game that has been built from the ground with the idea of ‘connected cities’ in mind.

By John Robertson | 26 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Cargo Commander [Preview] – Crate stuff

Cargo Commander is Moon in videogame form, with Sam Rockwell’s role taken by a bearded, blue-collar chap who owns a “fuck you!” button, and Kevin Spacey replaced by a sound system that only knows one song.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Far Cry 3 [Preview] – Holiday from hell

The premise of Far Cry 3 is not all that dissimilar to a teen horror movie; a high-adventure vacation in a tropical paradise goes horribly wrong when the group of sexy gals and guys are kidnapped for ransom by a bloodthirsty gang of land-lubbering pirates.

By John Robertson | 10 Oct 2012 | 1

Hitman: Absolution [Preview] – The glory of the kill

Playing through the opening few missions of Hitman: Absolution one thing is clear, this is a game best played by those ready and eager to celebrate the glory that comes from a precise, perfect kill.

By John Robertson | 6 Oct 2012 | 1

A Game of Dwarves [Preview] – Dweorgen Keeper

If I were to describe an isometric strategy game where you mine out resources from underground caverns, provide living arrangements and food sources for your denizens, ensure the happiness of your charges, build traps, and train military units to tackle foes, there’s a fair chance that anyone who played PC games in the late 90s would respond “hey, that sounds like Dungeon Keeper 2”.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

F1 2012 [Preview] – Vettel to the metal

Formula 1 is a complex sport and, for some more than others, Codemasters’ F1 output is a complex videogame franchise.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

High in Hockenheim: F1 Race Stars [Preview]

It’s 10am and I’m sitting in a room so small it would have made Anne Frank feel claustrophobic.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2012 | 4

One Week with Ghost Recon Online [Preview] – The field report

Hmm.
It’s not something that happens often, but I suspect there’s a very definite risk in creating a major free-to-play entry in an established series.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Aug 2012 | 4

PES 2013 [Preview] – Return of the King?

Every year PES promises the Earth. Major improvements to gameplay, physics, visuals and volume of content.

By John Robertson | 8 Aug 2012 | 5

War of the Human Tanks [Preview] – Candy Commandos

War of the Human Tanks is a game in which you are actively encouraged to use young, anime-style girls as suicide bombers.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders 2 is looking better than expected [Preview]

I’ve now played Darksiders 2 on a number of occasions, the most recent being last week.

By John Robertson | 25 Jul 2012 | 3

Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – Surviving General Winter

Relic Games and publisher THQ are clearly worried about confusing us about their intent with Company of Heroes 2.

By John Robertson | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 [Preview] – The Assassin and the teenage sadist

If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that this is a big game.

By John Robertson | 14 Jul 2012 | 2

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions [Preview] – Looking (card)sharp

Are there any genres that the Might & Magic series hasn’t delved into yet?

By Tim McDonald | 12 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

20 hours with The Secret World – A pre-review [Feature]

I should be straight up with this: split across both the closed beta and the early access period (I’m writing this right before the game officially launches) I’ve played Funcom’s modern-day fantasy-horror MMO, The Secret World, for quite a lot longer than 20 hours.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Jul 2012 | 1,140

Endless Space [Preview] – Streamlined Strategy

Have you ever fallen in love with a game’s user interface?

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jun 2012 | 3

The Secret World [Preview] – Conspiracy Theories

Every now and then, there’s a game that you feel might be made for you.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Jun 2012 | 1

ShootMania Storm [Preview] – Lightning reactions

Nadeo is establishing themselves as a developer with a winning formula; create a fun, innovative spin on a well-worn genre and then hand the instruments of construction over to the players.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Jun 2012 | 1