REVIEW: As close to perfect a cinematic game experience as we’re ever likely to see?

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Nov 1, 2011 at 17:08 EST

Uncharted 2: Among thieves, along with Super Mario Galaxy, was easily one of the best games I've played this generation, if not ever. Both understood their goals and pulled them off almost perfectly. So with the third Uncharted game, Naughty Dog seriously had its work cut out... More »

REVIEW: Sony and Team Ico put an end to cynical remake cash-ins

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Sep 28, 2011 at 04:05 EST

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are the latest to join the ever growing HD re-release circuit. I have, so far at least, been generally cynical of the re-do trend; although it's allowing people to experience previous gen titles they may have missed, the general choice of what gets the re-release and what's included seems to be a tad random. More »

REVIEW: Dead Island – the trailer was awesome, but is the final game any good?

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Sep 5, 2011 at 03:03 EST

Well, it's alright. It's certainly not terrible, but it's definitely not great. I decided to give Dead Island a go because the original trailer was so powerful and successful in promoting the game's announcement that I was curious to see if the actual game could possibly live up to the expectations it set. More »

Can’t wait for this year’s big FPS games? F.E.A.R. 3′s worth a look

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, Jul 12, 2011 at 08:14 EST

The first F.E.A.R. lived up to its name with lots of claustrophobic scares. The second (“Fairly Enjoyable Albeit Redundant“, we reckoned) had a superb “what the hell just happened” ending. So I’ve been looking forward to F.E.A.R. 3, and feel like it had a lot to live up to… More »

L.A. Noire review – who wants to play as cops?

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, May 25, 2011 at 02:00 EST

The Grand Theft Auto games derive a huge chunk of their fun from consequence-free criminality, whether it's random missile attacks or mowing down innocent hotdog vendors just for kicks. L.A. Noire shifts to the other side of the law completely, so can a Rockstar game still be enjoyable if you can't do the fun stuff? More »

Review: Is Portal 2 the game sequel of 2011?

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Apr 21, 2011 at 17:31 EST
Some gameplay elements have been added

2007's The Orange Box (reviewed here) may have been the best value-for-money new game release of all time. For me it was because of the arguably still-unmatched Half-Life 2 series, combined with the first Portal - one of the most pleasant surprises to come out of any studio in this generation of gaming.  While the first Portal introduced players to the series' now-trademark wit, charming art style and most importantly, the best 3D puzzle-solving action gaming ever conceived, ultimately it felt like rather a small, if perfectly formed little game. More »

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