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  • Overlord II Review

    You wouldn’t want to come face-to-face with a minion. These horrible Gremlin-like critters have appalling manners, dreadful attitudes and a serious problem controlling their violent tempers. They’ll quite happily stab you in the back, ransack your house, urinate on your head and then run...

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

    With its magnificent Great Hall, moving staircases, hidden alcoves and secret passageways, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a magical place ripe for exploration. If you’ve been following the Harry Potter videogame series then you won’t be surprised to discover that Hogwarts ...

  • Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Review

    Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is not a ‘new’ game. Smash Hits merges the greatest hits from past Guitar Hero games with the GH World Tour framework—and really, that’s all there is to it. That doesn’t mean that Smash Hits is a bad game, however—far from it. If you’...

  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review

    The movies would have us believe that the Wild West was full of tobacco-spitting, gambling, whiskey-drinking males who regularly got involved in saloon brawls, slept with hookers, robbed banks and took to the deserted streets for high noon showdowns. It’s this romanticized, clichéd vers...

  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Review

    It’s not difficult to see why the Monster Hunter series has become the leading PSP franchise in Japan. Offering gamers the chance to hook up together on quests to hunt ferocious monsters and search for hidden treasures across an appealing fantasy game world, this action RPG possesses many of s...

  • Prototype Review

    If ever you needed a way to let off some steam quickly after a hard day at work or school, then Prototype is for you. Unapologetically loud, brash, violent and over-the-top, Radical Entertainment’s sandbox-style action game may be a bit rough around the edges, but it has a heart like a lion. A...

  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Review

    We hate to say it, but we’re nowhere near as excited now that we’ve finished Ghostbusters: The Video Game as we were prior to its release. Inevitably, taking on such an iconic brand as Ghostbusters comes with huge expectation, and when they're not achieved we're bound to feel a little de...

  • Inferno Pool Review

    Manchester-based developer Dark Energy Digital has dared to be a little more creative than most with its latest PSN offering, Inferno Pool. While it could have focused solely on getting the core gameplay mechanics right, ensuring that the law of pool physics had been applied correctly, it has in add...

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Review

    The Red Faction series is all about destruction. When developer Volition created the GeoMod engine back in 2001, it afforded players with the freedom to completely destroy environments with explosive devices and heavy weaponry. Back then, it must have dreamt of the day that it could get its hands on...

  • Virtua Tennis 2009 Review

    With its Virtua Tennis franchise, Sega has always presented us with an accessible tennis experience rather than a deep simulation of the sport. The foundations laid down by the first game in the series, the Dreamcast arcade-port of 2000, have changed little over time. Sure, modern console gaming has...

  • inFamous Review

    Three and a half years of hard work. That’s how long it has taken for developer Sucker Punch to create its electrically charged third person action adventure, inFamous. With so much time invested in it, Sucker Punch has a lot riding on its success, including its high-standing reputation. To sa...

  • UFC 2009 Undisputed Review

    Participating in or even just watching Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) won’t appeal to anyone of a nervous disposition. However, with the sport's popularity soaring across the globe, and the release of the first official current-gen recreation imminent, UFC 2009 Undisputed (UFC 2009) is s...

  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Review

    For a genre that is generally more suited to a keyboard and mouse, action role-playing game developers tend to shy away from trying to map dozens of commands to a controller. Inevitably, when developers do take that plunge, it means that they have to amend their game significantly to simplify it for...

  • ZEN Pinball Review

    ZEN Pinball is the best pinball game on the PlayStation Network. Okay, that statement requires a bit of clarification. Since ZEN Pinball is the only pinball game on the PlayStation Network, it could be an absolute disaster and still obtain the aforementioned title of "best pinball game on PS...

  • Bionic Commando Review

    Capcom has had a monumental influence on the videogames industry over the years by conjuring up new ideas and creating some innovative game mechanics that have managed to stand the test of time, as well as motivating others along its illustrious path. Bionic Commando, a 20 year old NES and arcade cl...

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

    With any big-budget movie inevitably comes its videogame counterpart, a great chance for publisher and developer to cash-in on the hype surrounding a film, or in the case of a popular superhero flick, take advantage of its legion of fans hoping to indulge in their role-playing fantasy. As we’v...

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 Review

    Japanese developer Omega Force must be doing something right. It has been dining out on the same hack ‘n slash formula since 1997, selling over 10 million copies of its 20-plus Dynasty Warriors games to date. This year, predictably, the franchise is back with the sequel to 2007’s Dynasty...

  • Phantasy Star Portable Review

    Sega’s Phantasy Star series started off life in the 1980’s by embracing many of the traditional gameplay features that we’ve now become accustomed to in role-playing games. In 2000, however, Japanese developer Sonic Team turned its back on the traditional turn-based combat system a...

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Review

    Widely considered the best movie to game adaptation ever, 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay blended first person shooting, hand-to-hand combat, and stealth gameplay with a unique, interactive narrative that fit comfortably within -- but didn’t shamelessly duplicat...

  • Stormrise Review

    With Creative Assembly, the developer behind the much lauded PC real-time strategy game Total War, attempting to take on the unenviable task of forging an RTS title on console that effectively embraces and maximizes to good effect the limited controls of a joypad, we had high hopes for Stormrise. Yo...

  • Guitar Hero Metallica Review

    This week, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As the legendary metal band’s members -- Lars, James, Kirk, and Robert -- stepped up on stage to shred, they knew that they were true Guitar Heroes. How appropriate, then, that the quartet just received their very own Guita...

  • 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...

  • Wheelman Review

    It's blatantly apparent from the outset that Midway Newcastle has taken some of its design inspiration for Wheelman directly from the Grand Theft Auto series. With such a heavy focus on driving missions, the developer would have been crazy if it hadn't attempted to imitate some of the same features ...

  • Astro Tripper Review

    Wow, another top-down shooter on the PlayStation Network?! How… unoriginal. Yet, despite its wealth of competitors, PomPom Games’ Astro Tripper manages to stand out from the crowd with its retro, healthily streamlined gameplay, not to mention its very affordable price point. You see,...

  • Resident Evil 5 Review

    Let’s get one thing abundantly clear from the start – Resident Evil 5 is not a survival horror game. Far removed from its predecessors, this latest entry in Capcom’s venerable franchise is an action-packed shooter, filled to the rafters with intense battles, ostentatious bosses, an...

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