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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Preview – Folie a deux

Staying in cover really is the name of the game here.

5 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.

26 Oct 2012 | Comments Off |

F1 Race Stars [Preview] – Insert tyred F1 pun

We first saw F1 Race Stars a couple of months back during the week-long sauna with sweaty fat kids that is Gamescom.

23 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.

22 Oct 2012 | Comments Off |

Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Interview] – Taming urban streets

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means the next Need for Speed is just around the corner.

15 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.

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.

6 Oct 2012 | 1 |

Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?

Halo’s new craftsman, 343 Industries, is playing a bit of a no-win game.

28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off |

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

3 Jul 2012 | 1,140 |