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.
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.
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.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will make an excellent study for game historians.
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.
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.
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?
Cloudberry Kingdom review
If you want to be a games journalist, I’d caution you about one thing.
Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review
True to its subheading, this updated version of Teleglitch will make you die.
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.
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.
Toki Tori 2+ Review
I’ve just coaxed my final golden frog into a suction tube and saved a village community of flightless birds.
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review
It’s been a long and bumpy road for Borderlands 2 DLC.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse Review
Games development pretty much depends on derivation and iteration to survive.
Stinky Board Review
We were born with eight fingers and two thumbs, but imagine if we had an extra hand.