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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

    It was after clearing some buried Dwarven ruins deep in the mountains of Skyrim that I finally felt ready to start hunting dragons instead of letting them hunt me. I had spent about an hour hacking away at Daedra and skeletons, and hurling flames at frostbite spiders before slowly proceeding to ...

  • The Eye of Judgment Review

    A monster card spits flame onto your finger as your hand hovers over it. Despite all the pain, you’ll feel more connected and alive to any card game than you ever have. The Eye of Judgment is a uniquely structured card game from Sony Computer Entertainment that makes elements that are inscribe...

  • The Fight: Lights Out Review

    “Don’t wave your hands around like you're chasing flies,” warns bare-knuckle boxing trainer, Danny Trejo prior to your violent journey into the lawless world of street fighting. His gruff and aggressive voice fits perfectly with the dark and gritty theme that throbs through the...

  • The Godfather II Review

    We weren’t surprised in the slightest to learn that EA’s Redwood Studios houses the development teams for both ‘The Sims’ and ‘The Godfather II,’ because there’s something very “Sim-like” about EA’s latest game in the Godfather franchise. T...

  • The Golden Compass Review

    It’s not often in the life of a gamer that he comes across a title that not only impresses him but also captivates him completely. Golden Compass isn’t one of those titles. That’s not exactly surprising considering it is a movie to game adaptation. We all know those types of games ...

  • The Guided Fate Paradox review: a bold new series debut for NIS

    Ever thought about winning the lottery? Of course everyone has but who cares about money when the lottery won in this game is Godhood. Welcome to The Guided Fate Paradox where you take over the role of God in a philosophically fueled war between angels and demons. GFP is a roguelike role-playi...

  • The House of the Dead 4 Review

    SEGA’s arcade pedigree speaks for itself, with the venerable Japanese game maker having pumped out a boatload of genre staples over the past couple of decades, from pioneering beat-‘em-up Virtua Fighter to adrenaline-fuelled racer Daytona USA. The House of the Dead, which debuted in 1998...

  • The Last Guy Review

    Proof that big things come in small packages is no less apparent in The Last Guy, a decidedly simple, yet horribly addictive PlayStation Network offering from the boys over at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio. However, don’t let this stripped-down affair deceive you; The Last G...

  • The Last of Us Review: powerful, dramatic and emotional, Naughty Dog's finest hour

    If Naughty Dog could bottle up the magic formula that it somehow manages to concoct each time it produces a new game, there’d be a stampede of developers queuing for a sip. As we’ve seen from the gorgeous triple-A productions of the Uncharted series, cold hard cash obviously helps to swe...

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind Review: More great storytelling leaves less room for gameplay

    'Powerful, dramatic and emotional’ were the three headline-grabbing adjectives that we used to sum up The Last of Us back in June last year. Yes, it’s been a long wait for the release of the first and only piece of single-player DLC for Naughty Dog’s memorable survival horror ...

  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Review

    During his illustrious career, which began almost 10 years ago to the day, the plucky doe-eye dragon, Spyro, has matured considerably. After hatching out of an egg and being raised by dragonflies, Spyro began his life with a few simple powers. Eight games later and the video game mascot has transfor...

  • The Punisher: No Mercy Review

    In the world of comic books there are few popular heroes that carry as much grit and lack of general likability as The Punisher. Marvel’s gun-wielding vigilante swears like a sailor and shows the mercy of an executioner. The comic book story of The Punisher reveals how Frank Castle turned into...

  • The Shoot Review

    There are a few in-game extensions that just go hand-in-hand with the application of motion controls. Swords, racquets, lightsabers, and boxing gloves all make sense, but the precise motion tracking of Move and arcade shooters go together like peas and carrots. So with a slew of Move titles competin...

  • The Simpsons Game Review

    It’s safe to say that The Simpsons family have been around for quite some time. The television show has recently passed their 18th anniversary, released a feature-length movie, and debuted yet another a game not just for the PlayStation 3, but also for the PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, and the Nint...

  • The Sly Trilogy PS Vita Review

    Being one of the tent pole franchises in the Sucker Punch stable, Sly Cooper has more attitude in its whacky and colourful world than a fairly mischievous thief could dream of. So, with the Sly Trilogy hitting PlayStation Vita, you might be wondering how these classics hold up and if they are worth ...

  • The Swapper PS4 Review: complex puzzles, complex philosophies

    The thing about games with a focus on puzzles is that the experience tends to feel pretty one-sided. Of course, puzzle games have no obligation to be anything else, but The Swapper finds a happy medium between challenging puzzles and effective yet unobtrusive narrative. That storytelling thread be...

  • The Unfinished Swan Review

    Unlike one famous and respected film critic, we believe video games can be art. This year's PlayStation Network release, Journey, is a prime example. Giant Sparrow, a twelve-person video game company based in Santa Monica, CA has added a title to the list of masterpieces in our favorite medium. The ...

  • The Walking Dead Season Two - Episode 4: 'Amid The Ruins' Review

    The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two gets back toward the long-lost Telltale tradition of exploration and puzzle-solving. Neither is here in any great supply, with the former constrained in fairly small areas and the latter boiled down to merely trying a few things until something...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day Review

    [Editor’s note: We realize that Episode 1 – A New Day was released in April. We received review code a little late, and held this review to coincide with the launch of Episode 2. Look for Episode 2’s review tomorrow!] The Walking Dead: Episode 1- A New Day is Telltale Games’...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help Review

    [Editor’s note: Since I doubt that you’re jumping into the series with Episode 2, you should probably read our review of Episode 1 for reference. In it, I give a broader look at the game’s design and charm, as well as how it actually plays. Now that you know what this game is, I&rs...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead Review

    In its most recent stab at continuing the user-influenced story of the The Walking Dead, Telltale raises the bar for deep, thought-provoking narrative in a video game. This episode, while at times bearing small but all too noticeable technical issues under the hood, was, surprisingly the most impact...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner Review

    This journey’s almost done, folks. Just like a great TV show’s penultimate episode leaves you on the edge of your seat, wide-eyed, thinking “god, please don’t let it end now,” Episode 4 kicks you in the face with a brutal “To Be Continued…” at game's ...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Review

    Let me put this out there right off the bat: I couldn’t ask for a better ending to Telltale’s first season of episodic Walking Dead games. Episode 5 goes above and beyond in terms of storytelling and character progression. More than any episode before it, No Time Left was, expectedly, th...

  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 1, "All That Remains" Review

    Telltale's episodic return to its Walking Dead interpretation feels so much like 2012's entries that it's easier to see "All That Remains" as just the next piece of an ongoing saga of narrative mastery. Sure, Clementine's return to your PlayStation console stands well on its own as post-ap...

  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 2, 'A House Divided' Review

    Playing 'A House Divided' reminded me of The Walking Dead: Season 1's best moments. Our first chance to play as Clementine, in January's 'All That Remains,' was emotionally charged and mechanically competent, but a few narrative missteps and shoddy character exposition--alongside the usual Telltale ...

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