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Quarrel, XBLA – Review

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:55:32 +0000

Quarrel, XBLA – 400MSP Review by Will Templeton Quarrel’s been through a lot on its journey to XBLA. Rejected several times by publishers everywhere, Denki’s taken the stance that the publishers are playing it safe rather than playing the market – that their little word game could stand on its own two feet in the […]



Brink, PC – Review

Fri, 27 May 2011 19:50:00 +0000

Brink, PC – £14.85 delivered Registers on Steam. Review by Lewie Procter I often feel like I’m too old to properly get into multiplayer shooters these days. I’m only 23, but in my teenage counterstrike heyday I could keep up the pace in online games, whereas I just get slaughtered playing CS these days. It’s […]



Darkspore – Review

Thu, 05 May 2011 16:35:21 +0000

Darkspore, PC – £23.49 delivered Review by Ben Tyrer When I heard that Darkspore was comparing itself to Diablo, a favourite series of mine, I immediately knew I would have to take a look and see what all the fuss was about. I was surprised that Maxis had decided to have a stab at creating […]



Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Review

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:43:51 +0000

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, PC – £3.39 PC version review by Ben Tyrer Right now, this game is on offer over at Steam as part of the Square Enix week promotion. What better time to share my thoughts on the latest escapade of beloved raider of tombs, Lara Croft? Okay, okay. I […]



Protected: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Review

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 06:37:37 +0000

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AI War: Fleet Command, PC – Review

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 19:45:47 +0000

AI War: Fleet Command, PC – £5.32 (DRM free, direct from the developer, but also can be registered on Steam) Review by Bobby Foster If I could take only one videogame with me to a desert island, it might be this one. There is so much depth and challenge here that even if I spent […]



Fallout: New Vegas – Review

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:13:22 +0000

Fallout: New Vegas, PC – £22.99, or if you don’t care when you get it, The Hut have it for £22.44 when you use a 10% off voucher. PC version review by Ben Tyrer (Tumblr) The days leading up to the release of New Vegas were something of an emotional roller-coaster for me. My anxiety was painfully […]



Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Review

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:24:20 +0000

Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wii – £13.99 delivered Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DS – £13.99 delivered Review by Lewie Procter You can punch dinosaurs as Batman.



Super Meat Boy – Review

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:30:58 +0000

Super Meat Boy, XBLA – 1,200 MS Points (800 MS Points at release, til November) 4,200 MS points – £25.98 delivered Spend 2,400 points in October, and get 800 points back. Review by Lewie Procter Every single time I died in Super Meat Boy, it was my fault. That’s not strictly true, there is one […]



Amnesia: The Descent, PC – Review

Sat, 02 Oct 2010 13:00:48 +0000

Review by Ben Tyrer (Tumblr) Fresh from the Penumbra series, I pre-ordered Amnesia: The Dark Descent with a spring in my step. Interested not only to see whether the formula had improved any, but whether my experience with Overture and Black Plague had made me any less of a coward, I launched into the grissly […]



Blade Kitten – Review

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:00:18 +0000

Blade Kitten, PC – £9.99 Also available on XBLA and PSN. Review by Ben Tyrer (Tumblr) My first concern with Blade Kitten was the notion that two vastly different words could be juxtaposed in such a disconcerting way. A blade is a weapon of slashing and maiming, whereas I have it on good authority that […]



Tidalis – Review

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:00:31 +0000

Tidalis, PC/Mac – £7.68 (actually a little cheaper on Steam, but do them a solid and buy it direct from them) Review by Ben Tyrer (Tumblr) Tidalis. A vast, unexplored continent, shrouded in mystery and void of all life… But is it really? This is the setting for the latest Puzzle offering from Arcen Games, […]



Limbo – Review

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:00:59 +0000

Limbo, XBLA – 1,200 MS Points Review by Lewie Procter Limbo is a story. The story is a tale of a fragile hero. His powers are the abilities to run, to jump, and to interact with environmental objects. He uses these powers to try and accomplish a goal. Along the way he encounters some haunting […]



Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wii – Review

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:00:03 +0000

Super Mario Galaxy 2 – £29.74 delivered Apply coupon “FTSL15-1” Review by Bobby Foster Seriously? You want to read about Super Mario Galaxy 2 instead of play Super Mario Galaxy 2? You are, quite simply, wasting precious moments of your life that could otherwise be spent enjoying the greatest videogame ever made. Really. Honestly. I […]



Joe Danger – Review

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:48:37 +0000

Joe Danger, £9.99 on PSN (£20 PSN money for £17.91) Review by Lewie Procter I’ve been playing this same level over and over. I’ve learnt every single obstacle. I know where they are, and I know how to get past them all. The controller has become an extension of my body, the buttons are mapped […]



Iron Man 2 – Review

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 21:26:18 +0000

[DEAL GOES HERE] Review by Will Templeton I’ve been trying to write a review for the Iron Man 2 game since it launched. I’ve been writing and scrapping paragraphs for weeks, unsatisfied with every single one of them in the end, and I realised why – I was trying to see something that wasn’t there. […]



APB – Review

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:36:46 +0000

It’s not very good.



Trine – Review

Wed, 12 May 2010 11:54:32 +0000

Trine, PC – £4.99 delivered Review by Laura Michet A friend of mine sidled over and took a peek at my laptop screen. “Wo-oah,” he said. “That’s pretty.” During the twenty minutes he spent watching me play Trine, this friend of mine came up with a number of bite-sized summaries of the game. According to […]



Splinter Cell: Conviction – Review

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:00:39 +0000

Splinter Cell: Conviction, Xbox 360 – £27.95 delivered Apply code “APRIL2” Review by Lewie Procter I’m not sure exactly how to approach distilling my opinion on the new Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell™ game down into text. Unlike the game itself there is more than one way I could accomplish that goal. Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell™ […]



Persona 3 FES, PS2 – Review

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:23:11 +0000

Persona 3 FES – £14.95 delivered Review by Bobby Foster Routine is important. I get that. Like most people, I learnt young that failing to brush your teeth every morning has disastrous consequences both hygienically and socially. And although I’ve always kinda felt that the alarm clock is the cruellest machine mankind ever made, I’ve […]



PixelJunk Shooter – Review

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:45:30 +0000

£20 PSN card, £17.95 (Game cost: £6.29) by Will Templeton There’s something about PixelJunk games that distils the absolute best mechanics of a genre down to a seemingly simple experience. It’s a pattern and an ethos that Q-Games have followed for each of the series – take a base mechanic, stretch it to the best […]



Mass Effect 2 – Review

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 20:53:01 +0000

Mass Effect 2, Xbox 360 – £32.99 delivered Mass Effect 2, PC – £19.99 delivered Review by Bobby Foster The first thing you’ll notice about Mass Effect 2 is the quality of the Brylcreem all the characters use. Every haircut in this universe stays perfectly shaped at all times, even when the hair is really […]



Tales of Monkey Island: Series One – Review

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 01:27:40 +0000

Tales of Monkey Island: Series One – £21.48 Review by Bobby Foster Games in the early 90s mostly didn’t bother with narrative. The titles that sold best recreated the kind of experiences people were having in arcades, and you’d probably only catch a glimpse of a “plot” in the opening couple of screens. Even there, […]



Blood Bowl, Xbox 360 – Review

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:42:25 +0000

Blood Bowl, Xbox 360 – £17.73 Review by – Mr Chris Blood Bowl was a Games Workshop board game first released some time back in the, oooh, 80s or 90s or something. A while ago, anyway. Basically (for those of you who don’t know) it’s an American football style sports game played by the various […]



VVVVVV – ReVVVVVView

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 21:09:01 +0000

VVVVVV, PC/Mac/Linux – £9.36 ReVVVVVView by Lewie Procter VVVVVV is the story of a little bloke with a big smile. He’s Captain Veridian. He has to save the day via puzzle platforming. There’s a story about a space ship, and lost crew members. The little pieces of dialogue that punctuate the game are full of […]