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  • South Park: The Stick of Truth Review - a side-splitting RPG with real character

    Thanks to the apropos talent of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Stick Of Truth delivers familiar tongue-in-cheek, satirical humour and crude language that has helped make the animated series such a huge hit. Yet underneath its close-to-the-bone jibes at Jews, anal-pro...

  • Rayman Legends PS4 Review

    At this time, games such as InFamous: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes are the heavy hitters on the radar for most PlayStation 4 gamers. The console launch lull is always tough to bear, and while we did get the release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rayman Legends is another previ...

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 - an ambitious, blood-soaked, epic action adventure

    Picking up where MercurySteam’s content-crammed action adventure left off, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 steps things up a notch with a darker, more thought-provoking chapter in the series which focuses on cult blood-sucker Dracula as he battles against Satan’s acolytes and The Brot...

  • TxK Review: Totally tubular nostalgia trip

    How badly am I dating myself that I can actually recall a time when the only way to play Tempest was in an arcade? For the uninitiated, or anyone born after the end of the 20th century, TxK is a spiritual successor to Tempest 2000. Both games were crafted by indie developer, Jeff Minter of Llamasoft...

  • Thief Review: The new face of old stealth

    I went into Thief expecting a next-gen Dishonored, but my expectations were swiftly reset. I'm not ignorant of my gaming history--I know that 1998's Thief: The Dark Project is one of several progenitors of the stealth genre as we know it today, and that 2012's Dishonored was, in fact, largely inspir...

  • Strider Review: retro classic gets a stylish, modern makeover

    The fans asked for it and Capcom listened: Strider, the action hack-'n-slash, acrobatic arcade classic is back. Developers Double Helix Games and Capcom Osaka studio have brought the 1989 retro classic to the PlayStation 4, and made it better then ever than we remember. As with the original game,...

  • Gunslugs Review: Challenging run-and-gun brings Contra love to PS Vita

    I don’t play a lot of games on my mobile devices. Because of this, I miss out on some great titles that stand proud above the shovelware and mediocre games that clutter any given app store. Even the best mobile games are rarely ported to handheld consoles like PlayStation Vita, but thanks to A...

  • Master Reboot Review - a haunting first-person horror adventure

    Master Reboot has a frankly brilliant premise. In the future, souls can be uploaded to a vast network called the SoulCloud, allowing close friends and family to experience the memories and pivotal events in a given person's life. Casting players as an enigmatic girl, struggling to piece together ...

  • 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 ...

  • Outlast Review: welcome to your stress management test

    Survival horror has always held a special place in my heart, but recently the genre has had a lackluster showing with titles such as Resident Evil and Dead Space focusing on more action, and the horror staple Silent Hill being reduced to a handheld dungeon crawler. But with the release of Outlast my...

  • Dustforce Review

    There are few games where the profession of the main character(s) form the basis of the game mechanics. In Dustforce, that is precisely the case. Dustforce is a 2D side-scrolling platform game from Hitbox Studio and was published on the PlayStation Network by Capcom. The game sees you take on the...

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review: a captivating thriller guilty of magnificence

    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc’s unusualness doesn’t end with just its name. It’s a visual novel game containing a premise not common in the genre. Here you are not trying to woo one of many cutesy-looking moé girls or trying to save the entire world. No, in Danganronpa, y...

  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review - world's end generates wonderful RPG changes

    Three games have been released within five years of each other that span the Final Fantasy XIII realm, and Lightning Returns has its sights set on ending the series outright. Since the general views on the series have been so polarized, the close of this story arch could be either good or bad. Regar...

  • Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review: Monster Hunter meets Dynasty Warriors

    Tecmo Koei’s famed developer Omega Force gives us Toukiden: The Age of Demons, a PlayStation Vita-exclusive looking to dethrone their fabled Warriors franchises. Taking lessons from the Warriors archetype, but adding some new flavouring to the feast, is it more of the same or does that extra s...

  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - 'Smoke and Mirrors' Review

     While Episode 2 of Telltale's adventure-game take on Fables is a step forward in narrative quality from 'Faith,' Sheriff Bigby's investigations into the supposed murder of Snow White are a bit by-the-numbers, gameplay-wise. The Wolf Among Us, then, feels like an experimental game series for th...

  • Surge Deluxe Review: PS Vita puzzler is an absolute gem

    There is something very special about Surge Deluxe that makes it one of the best puzzle games I have played in a very long time. Created by Futurlab Studios, the puzzler is a definitive edition of the original classic Surge, which was a pretty damn amazing mini when it was first released. This new e...

  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Review: Goku and chums pack a punch

    The anime series Dragon Ball Z has been around since 1989 spawning multiple games on multiple systems over the years. While the majority of these titles have mainly followed the main series and have been one-on-one fighters, there have been a few games over the years that have been slightly differen...

  • Backgammon Blitz Review

    Now seems as a good a time as any for a confession. Before I got my grubby hands on Backgammon Blitz, I hadn’t played, or knew how to play the game in the slightest. Fortunately for me and my lacking faculties, Backgammon Blitz is a solid, if unspectacular take on this strange little game of b...

  • Adam's Venture Chronicles PS3 review

    There are two puzzle games in recent memory that blended progressive, challenging puzzle mechanics with engrossing stories. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure and Catherine. In an attempt to join the illustrious company of games such as these, the Adam’s Venture franchise make...

  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review: Lara's PS4 debut is a shining triumph

    Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider revival last year wasn’t just a monumental success in terms of sales and critical reception; it re-established one of gaming’s most iconic heroines in Lara Croft, making the dexterous archaeologist relevant once again after a major career lull. Sure, T...

  • Age of Zombies PS Vita Review

    The zombie fad is a breed of mania that, for some, has exhausted its trendy craze and is running on its last legs. But in a world where undead armies plague the course of history, spreading its blight in the form of zombie ninjas, mummies, and dinosaurs – one can’t help but retire this l...

  • Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD Review

    The HD scheme has been palpable in the last couple years, and the only game series to release a console version on current dedicated gaming hardware has been the God of War handheld series. The team at Ubisoft Montreal has its sights on reaching similar success with the formerly PlayStation ...

  • OlliOlli Review

    As I put in my first few hours with OlliOlli, I didn't love it. The sound of my skateboarder hitting the pavement and skidding across it like a rock skipping along a pond was the best trick I was pulling off. This will surely happen to you; but I assure you, once everything starts to click, you will...

  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode One Vita review

    After a long seven-year gap, the Broken Sword series is back hoping to emulate the success of its early years when the point-and-click classic was praised for its beautiful art direction, gripping conspiracy-driven narrative and thought-provoking gameplay. Thanks to a Kickstarter-funded pro...

  • Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Review

    Games and food go together like World of Warcraft and Hot Pockets, so is it any surprise games about cooking exist? Japan, in all its wacky wisdom, has taken it a step further, birthing an RPG around the glorious quest of making the ultimate curry recipe. In Sorcery Saga: The Curse of the Great Curr...

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