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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

16 Jul 2012 | 1

Endless Space [Review] – Imperial

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

22 May 2012 | Comments Off