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PC Reviews


Total War: Rome 2 Review

Like one of the multitude of tiny factions spread across its vast campaign map, Total War: Rome 2 has found itself assailed on all sides by rampaging technical problems, militant tribes of AI issues and the bewitching obscurity of mysterious and ill-explained new features.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Sep 2013 | 24

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IncGamers vs. Game Dev Tycoon – The Collective Review

Greenheart Games’ Game Dev Tycoon shoves you in a 1980s garage with a trusty coding machine and a road map to a 35 year videogame development journey.

By Paul Younger | 7 Sep 2013 | 3

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Rayman Legends Review

I have a new Xbox 360 controller. My old wired controller served me well – ever since I first bought a 360, in fact, which means probably about six or seven years – but it was getting a bit… broken.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

I’ve been a bit mean on poor old Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I admit.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2013 | 3

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will make an excellent study for game historians.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Saints Row 4 Review

Saints Row has changed. The first game was a vaguely silly Grand Theft Auto rip-off that had some neat twists, but was slathered in problems and flaws – most notably, “not being as good as Grand Theft Auto.” The second was an utterly superb game that focused on the ridiculous and managed to evoke regular laughs, both with its script and its missions.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2013 | 5

Payday 2 Review

Day 1: The Jewellery Store
I figured I’d be pretty good at this heisting stuff.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Aug 2013 | 1

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Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches DLC Review

You probably noticed that we ran a story last weekend about how Square Enix’s Thief has turned jumping into a context-sensitive action, with the lead level designer explaining this decision by saying: “Jumping, bouncing up and down, kind of broke the immersion … We didn’t want you to be the master thief and you just tend to fall off stuff all the time.”
I mention this now because Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches does let you jump, and – even though I regularly fall off stuff because, although I’m supposed to be the legendary master assassin Daud, I’m actually an idiot puppeteering his body – I find this quite immersive.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Europa Universalis IV Review

Clichéd as it may be to mention that a game made me lose track of time, it’s still a guaranteed indication of a thoroughly absorbing title.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Aug 2013 | 2

Guacamelee! Gold Edition Review

I had so many puns for Guacamelee! Gold Edition today, when writing a story about its impending launch, and I tried to include as few as possible so that I could splash them out across this review.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Aug 2013 | 2

Divinity: Dragon Commander Review

The PC is being inundated with tantalising ‘world map’ strategy games at the moment.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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BioShock Infinite Clash in the Clouds DLC Review

It’s not the BioShock Infinite DLC we wanted, but for the time being it’s the BioShock Infinite DLC we have.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Aug 2013 | 8

Rise of the Triad review

Do you miss 90s shooters like Doom, when level design was paramount to the extent that certain level designers actually became pretty well known?

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Cloudberry Kingdom review

If you want to be a games journalist, I’d caution you about one thing.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review

True to its subheading, this updated version of Teleglitch will make you die.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Shadowrun Returns review

Well, chummer, this has been a long time coming. Not only is Shadowrun Returns – to my knowledge – the first major Kickstarted RPG to be released, but it’s also the first time we in the west have seen a proper Shadowrun game since 1994.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | 3

Metro: Last Light – Faction Pack DLC review

If nothing else, it’s hard to argue the price. Even if the Faction Pack was a set of entirely generic missions that did nothing new or even particularly interesting, there’d still be the nagging argument in the back of my head that it’s still giving you more Metro: Last Light – which is undeniably a good thing – for only £4.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jul 2013 | 3

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief – Chapter 1: The Eye of the Sphinx Review

Hercule Poirot gave the main speech at my university graduation. Not the more recognisable Poirot figure of David Suchet, but the late Peter Ustinov.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Jul 2013 | 2

Toki Tori 2+ Review

I’ve just coaxed my final golden frog into a suction tube and saved a village community of flightless birds.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

The Sims 3: Island Paradise review

Meet Kari Noble. She’s an athletic, friendly, punky type who loves water so much she would probably marry it if there were any chance that at least one religion wouldn’t deem it a mortal sin.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jul 2013 | 2

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

It’s been a long and bumpy road for Borderlands 2 DLC.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Jul 2013 | 2

Magrunner: Dark Pulse Review

Games development pretty much depends on derivation and iteration to survive.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2 Review

Company of Heroes 2 is exhausting.
Each and every mission is a back-and-forth struggle over disputed, crater-poked tracts of land, demanding the mental fortitude to keep track of multiple fronts.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jun 2013 | 1

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Expeditions: Conquistador Review

My first attempt at exploring Expedition: Conquistador’s 16th Century shores ended in absolute disaster.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Jun 2013 | 3

Stinky Board Review

We were born with eight fingers and two thumbs, but imagine if we had an extra hand.

By Paul Younger | 1 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review

The action-RPG is having a rather bountiful season at the moment.

By Peter Parrish | 30 May 2013 | 4

Grid 2 Review

Let’s start with a quiz: are you a car nut, dear reader?

By Tim McDonald | 28 May 2013 | 2

Sanctum 2 Review

Apologies for how late this review is. In my defence, there are three reasons for this: first, I wanted to play this thoroughly, which meant going through most of it both solo and with a co-op partner… who was all-too-regularly absent.

By Tim McDonald | 27 May 2013 | 1

Metro: Last Light Review

Hey, you. Yes, I’m talking directly to you, person who doesn’t read reviews but just looks at the score at the bottom, and I’m addressing you up here because there’s a chance you might actually see it before you scroll all the way down the page.

By Tim McDonald | 21 May 2013 | 2

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review

Outside of cut-scenes, nobody ever rides a horse in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

By Peter Parrish | 20 May 2013 | 6