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PC Reviews

Anomaly 2 Review

It’s an interesting week for fans of slightly unusual tower defence games because we’ve got two slightly unusual tower defence sequels.

By Tim McDonald | 15 May 2013 | Comments Off

StarDrive Review

Imagine trying to make a 4x strategy game like StarDrive on your own.

By Peter Parrish | 14 May 2013 | 4

Strike Suit Infinity Review

I quite enjoyed Strike Suit Zero. It had a few problems, but does the job in a genre that is crying out for more games.

By Paul Younger | 10 May 2013 | Comments Off

Zeno Clash II Review

When I played the first Zeno Clash, the world of Zenozoik felt like something out of a long lost 1980s fantasy film; unique, exciting and strange.

By Peter Parrish | 7 May 2013 | Comments Off

Star Trek Review

On Friday night, around the time I got my hands on Star Trek, I wound up cracking a tooth.

By Tim McDonald | 3 May 2013 | 1

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

In order to understand Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon you need to know that its creators went out of their way to license a song from the film Miami Connection, a production self-described as follows:
The year is 1987.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Apr 2013 | 8

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine Review

So a few weeks ago I finally got my hands on a new computer (yes, this does mean I’ll stop making jokes about my computer being powered by coal), and so naturally I’ve tried out all sorts of processor-scrambling stuff to put it through its paces.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Apr 2013 | 1

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Review

If Knife of Dunwall illustrates one thing, it’s that Dishonored‘s base mechanics work really, really well.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Apr 2013 | 1

Lords of Football Review

My star striker is a fat alcoholic, I’ve got a kleptomaniac defensive midfielder called ‘The Mummy’ and in my last match I was denied a winning goal by a ‘keeper called ‘The Flying Viking.’ Welcome to Lords of Football, where sporting matters are somewhat less serious than Football Manager.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Apr 2013 | 4

ShootMania Storm Review

Providing a definitive review of Nadeo’s ShootMania Storm is tricky for a couple of reasons.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

BioShock Infinite Review

BioShock Infinite is one of those ‘event’ games, where the pedigree of the developers, the ceaseless hype and the relative thematic boldness of its narrative can spin the unwary games writer into a critical daze and a few too many visits to the superlative drawer.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Apr 2013 | 1

Resident Evil 6 Review

I rather like Resident Evil 6. This has confused me and weirded me out more than you might expect.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Mar 2013 | 7

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Review

I thought Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 was going to teach me (in an abstract, videogame kinda way) about being a modern-day military sniper.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Mar 2013 | 1

Bit.Trip Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

Thinking about it, there aren’t that many games that focus on sheer joy.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Mar 2013 | 1

SimCity Review

Before I get this review underway,  I need to have a super-quick recap of the SimCity launch.

By Paul Younger | 18 Mar 2013 | 4

Tomb Raider Review

There was a type of player that would occasionally fire up the old Tomb Raider games specifically to kill Lara Croft.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Mar 2013 | 7

Crysis 3 Review

Crysis 3 is dominated by the theme of returning protagonist Laurence ‘Prophet’ Barnes’ personal struggle to retain his humanity.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Mar 2013 | 2

The Bridge Review

The Bridge is brilliant.
I mean that in the sense of A Brilliant Mind or “the brilliant quantum physicist …” It’s a puzzle game that can be as strange and intimidating as it is smart.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Feb 2013 | 1

Impire Review

Impire is not Dungeon Keeper. This is an important distinction to make, because Impire looks like Dungeon Keeper, smells like Dungeon Keeper, and occasionally quacks like Dungeon Keeper.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Feb 2013 | 2

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

You can’t stay here. You know you can’t stay here. A sound outside the door, echoing down the spacecraft’s hallways, tells you it’s time to move.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | 8

Dead Space 3 Review

Dead Space 3 only has one real, fundamental problem, but it’s a big one, and it’s one that vastly exacerbates the smaller annoyances that normally wouldn’t matter much.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Special Forces: Team X Review

Sometimes, you really want to know the full story behind a publishing deal.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Feb 2013 | 1

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – Enhanced Edition Review

I like Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – Enhanced Edition, I really do (and no, I’m never calling it that again).

By Tim McDonald | 7 Feb 2013 | 3

Omerta: City of Gangsters Review

It’s to Omerta: City of Gangster’s slight misfortune that its been released just as I’ve been playing through Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

The Cave Review

The Cave, Double Fine’s latest, isn’t a bad game. It’s also not a particularly good game.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Jan 2013 | 1

DmC: Devil May Cry Review

The oddest complaint I’ve heard about Ninja Theory’s luminescent Devil May Cry reboot is that the new Dante is “angsty”.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2013 | 3

Strike Suit Zero review

Born Ready Studios successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign to raise the final funds to get Strike Suit Zero done and dusted, but was it all worth the effort?

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

The War Z Review

Oh boy.
Some context: in 2012, a mod designed by Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall for the 2009 military sim Arma II was released.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2013 | 16

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt review

I finally hit level 50.
It took me awhile. Borderlands 2 came out four months ago (a lengthy stint, in this now-obsessed industry) and I have apparently played it for 86 hours, which – depressingly – may well be more time than I’ve spent savouring chocolate in my entire life.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jan 2013 | 1

Drox Operative Review

Of all the action-RPGs I played in 2012, Drox Operative was by far the most interesting.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jan 2013 | 3