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Age of Wonders 3 Review

For a long time I’ve been fondly playing Age of Wonders II Shadow Magic, so during my games with Age of Wonders 3 I couldn’t help comparing it to it’s previous title through a microscope and my rose-tinted glasses.

By David Reid | 27 Mar 2014 | 1

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Far Cry 3 Review

In lieu of starting this article properly I’m just going to selectively quote my notes, which were written on the back of a receipt because the game amazed me so much I didn’t have time to find my notebook.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Nov 2012 | 4

Hitman: Absolution Review

Hitman: Absolution is a game that will polarise Hitman fans. The series has been on hiatus for more than six years, a period of time equivalent to the release window of every other game in the Hitman catalogue.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Nov 2012 | 3

F1 Race Stars Review – Searching for the right line

Much like a driver wrestling with the wheel, finding themselves pulled off course by the weight and momentum of their own vehicle, F1 Race Stars is a title that struggles to find its racing line.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4 Review – Aging superhero

Microsoft has made no effort to hide the fact that Halo 4 is the most expensive game they’ve ever produced.

By John Robertson | 1 Nov 2012 | 2

Hotline Miami [Review] – Cold calling

“Do you like hurting other people?” asks a man wearing a chicken mask, who may or may not be a projection of my own subconscious.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise [Review] – Grizzly

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise could be some kind of unwitting comment on the curious nature of videogame rating classifications.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Oct 2012 | 2

Nintendo 3DS XL Review – Bigger is better

The 3DS XL comes little over a year after the release of the original 3DS, making it a rather contentious and potentially irritating piece of kit for anyone who plumped for the first model.

By John Robertson | 9 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Orcs Must Die 2 [Review] – It ain’t easy being green

The unusual thing about many videogame sequels is that they’re simply an iteration of the original idea.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Aug 2012 | 1

Dyad Review [Video]

Our second video review in as many days sees us tackle the psychedelic, mind-warping, seizure-fest that is Dyad.

By John Robertson | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Russian hacker lets you get Apple in-app purchases for free, thanks CSR Racing

A Russian hacker has figured out a way to get in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad for free, and it doesn’t involve jailbreaking your device.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

Endless Space [Review] – Imperial

Playing a game like Endless Space in 95 degree heat is a bit weird.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jul 2012 | 9

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad [Review] – Tyresome

My Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad career ended in triumph. I topped the championship table by a margin of 200 points, won every single one of the 23 races and left the titular hero chocking in my dust.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Jul 2012 | 1

Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage [Review] – Gun it

Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage opens with a structural decision so strange that it forms the peak of a dramatically inverse difficulty curve, and casts its influence over the entire first third of the game.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Jul 2012 | 1

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

Spec Ops: The Line [Review] – Heart of gold, gameplay of darknes

The narrative pillars of setting, character and plot that try so heroically to hold up Spec Ops: The Line are – simply put – wonderful.

By John Robertson | 27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Lollipop Chainsaw [Review] – Bizarrely brilliant

“I’m gonna fist my ass with your head,” screams the American football zombie, shoulder pads and helmet doing nothing to cover his mangled corpse.

By John Robertson | 25 Jun 2012 | 6

Mad Riders [Review] – Backflips on a budget

Although it’s not being advertised as a follow-up or a sequel, Mad Riders is pretty much a recalibrated version of Nail’d.

By Peter Parrish | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dirt Showdown [Review] – Spin-off or spin-out?

Considering its Colin McRae Rally origins, the Dirt franchise has come a long way.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo III [Review] – Bloody hell

I want to say that Diablo III is polished to a mirror sheen, but that wouldn’t exactly be accurate.

By Tim McDonald | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 [Review] – Painkillers and alcohol

Max Payne 3 is a game that thrives on an odd combination.

By John Robertson | 14 May 2012 | Comments Off

Minecraft (Xbox 360 Edition) [Review] – Lego for survivalists

Due to a pathological aversion to anything that gets hyped to the skies, until just recently I’d never played the original PC version of Minecraft.

By Peter Parrish | 10 May 2012 | Comments Off

Starhawk [Review] – Spoilt for choice

From the off, Starhawk feels like an incredibly unique experience. Sure, some elements from its predecessor (2007’s Warhawk) remain, but the sheer quantity of new additions make this something altogether different.

By John Robertson | 8 May 2012 | Comments Off

Warlock: Master of the Arcane [Review] – A wizard wheeze

Describing something as a light strategy game has never sat well with me.

By Tim McDonald | 7 May 2012 | Comments Off

Binary Domain PC [Review] – Robot rock

Binary Domain’s PC port is proving to be quite divisive. Glance at the Steam forums for the game and you’ll find ongoing wars between the people who want to throw Sega in a ditch because it’s the worst port ever and those who seem relatively satisfied.

By Peter Parrish | 4 May 2012 | Comments Off

Awesomenauts [Review] – Not for kids

Awesomenauts, at first glance, could be written off as a by-the-numbers kiddie-game.

By John Robertson | 4 May 2012 | Comments Off

Risen 2: Dark Waters [Review] – Murky

I like Risen 2 – I’m just not quite sure why.

By Tim McDonald | 3 May 2012 | Comments Off

A Valley Without Wind [Review] – It doesn’t blow

The other day I was watching a TED Talk by a designer who was stressing just how quickly people will make a judgement about an item or object based on how it looks.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Trials Evolution [Review] – The best XBLA has to offer

Trials Evolution, like Trials HD, is the ultimate proof that great games come from great gameplay.

By John Robertson | 25 Apr 2012 | 282

Fifa 12: UEFA Euro 2012 [Review]

Tournament tie-in games were annoying little bastards. Served up at full price, Fifa’s World Cup and European Cup games have generally been lacking, both in terms of content and worthwhile gameplay additions.

By John Robertson | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off