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  • Ys Seven Review

    We had Ys Seven for a while, and we admit it’s taken us some time to get to the review. That’s not to say we didn’t want to play it sooner, we were just busy with some major PlayStation 3 releases. We try not to forget about PSP releases, and for RPG fans, Ys Seven is worth the wai...

  • NHL 11 Review

    EA Sports knows how to make a great hockey game. Simply look at the sheer number of awards EA Canada seems to land every year for its NHL games, and you’ll get an idea of just how well the game is received. Every year fans ask for something new and improved, and this year EA has finally given ...

  • Shank Review

    Shank is a lot of things. From a gameplay perspective it’s a traditional 2D side scrolling action game that is clearly influenced by the likes of 1980’s coin-op beat ‘em up Double Dragon. From a visual viewpoint, Shank sports an expressive art-style similar to a Spider Man or X-Men...

  • Mafia II Review

    The gangster setting is one of the most prevalent backdrops for some of the greatest stories ever told. It’s hard for most red-blooded men (and women, we suppose) not to adore movies, books and videogames based on the mafia or modern organized crime. Tony Soprano made HBO what it is today. Leo...

  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Review

    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is an indie flick. It’s a cult film; a gore fest. It’s a reality show from a parallel universe where, instead of a low-budget camera crew following cops through urban jungles, it follows a pair of anti-heroes on a meaningless quest for greed and revenge. Shot...

  • Madden NFL 11 Review

    As sure as excessive tailgating leads to burley fans filled with bratwurst and Bud Light Lime, every year we get a new iteration of the best American football game, Madden NFL, with new features, better graphics, and more depth than previous entries. That’s not to say that every year’s v...

  • NCAA Football 11 Review

    It was fourth and long with SU down by a field goal during the fourth quarter of a rivalry match up against Pitt. The quarterback goes into a play action fake, and throws a perfect ball to a well-guarded receiver in the end zone. Pittsburgh’s defender nearly nabs the ball, but it bounces into ...

  • DeathSpank Review

    In this notoriously slow period in the video games calendar we’ve turned to the PlayStation Network this week in our quest for gaming kicks, and boy are we glad we did. From Monkey Island designer Ron Gilbert, DeathSpank arrives on PSN on a wave of positive previews, and despite costing ju...

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review

    We were given a great tip the other day. Wrap all of your old, discolored LEGO bricks up in a pillowcase, make sure you tie a knot in it and then whack it all in the washing machine. Sit tight for 10 minutes, take it out and your grubby LEGO bits will be as good as new! Despite our age, LEGO still h...

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

    Some franchises come in a bag of bees – mess them around and you’ll get a face full of venomous pins, treat them with a care and attention approaching love and you’ll get the sweetest of honeys. Transformers is, clearly after that last sentence, one such franchise. It’s not h...

  • Singularity Review

    Bizarrely, Singularity has been one of the least hyped games of 2010. That wouldn’t be a concern to us if it was just another mediocre first person shooter, but it’s not. Raven Software’s first brand-new IP for ten years is actually one of the better first person shooters that we&r...

  • Toy Story 3: The Video Game Review

    What kid hasn’t dreamed about his or her toys springing to life, each one featuring their own unique personality and special ability? G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may have been our toys of choice as kids, but as adults, we are proud that today’s youth ...

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Review

    The past couple of weeks have been so busy, and not just because of E3. Sure, we’ve been hearing about the big guns like Killzone 3, the new Twisted Metal, and Portal 2, but that’s not exactly why we’ve been so busy. Rather, it might have something to do with Hideo Kojima’s m...

  • International Cricket 2010 Review

    With the World Cup currently in full swing and E3, the gaming industry’s major event of the year, taking place this week, the release of Codemaster’s International Cricket 2010 may have got lost somewhat among the soccer-mad media frenzy or the buzz about PlayStation Move and how 3D gami...

  • Clash of the Titans Review

    You can pretty much guarantee that with every big budget blockbuster film comes its hastily bodged together videogame counterpart, a quick cash in preying on those who enjoyed the movie and assume that the spin-off will capture some of that very same magic and be equally as entertaining. We know ...

  • Green Day: Rock Band Review

    This will likely be one of the shortest reviews you’ll read here at PSU, and for good reason. Green Day: Rock Band is exactly what it sounds like – a Green Day version of Rock Band. If you like the band and music games, you’ll probably enjoy this title. If you don’t like eith...

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Review

    Every year a new Tiger Woods game comes out that attempts to build upon its predecessors success, as well as ironing out any lingering issues. This is the gist of all sports game franchises, and in general, Tiger Woods PGA Tour does a decent job of improving year-after-year. That is, of course, cons...

  • Alpha Protocol Review

    Last September we compiled a list of our most anticipated games for the remainder of that year. Coming in at 8 was Obsidian Entertainment’s espionage-RPG game, Alpha Protocol, which to our dismay was put on SEGA’s backburner for about six months. It’s unclear if the delay was stric...

  • Red Dead Redemption Review

    Rockstar has a way of crafting its games to feel like epic movies. Whether it’s a smooth player strutting through Vice City, or a wannabe mobster in Liberty City, each of Rockstar’s games carries a narrative that often surpasses the best Hollywood has to offer. So, as you are riding on a...

  • Split/Second Review

    True racing simulators have the ability to capture the authenticity and intensity of speeding through a course on famous or fictitious racetracks alike. Black Rock Studio’s Split/Second takes the idea of a racing sim, and curb-stomps it with adrenaline rich explosions and larger-than life dest...

  • ModNation Racers Review

    If you’ve played LittleBigPlanet you’ll instantly feel a home with ModNation Racers. Not only does the humour and colourful design mimic the customisable platform game, but your avatar in ModNation Racers is pretty much a SackBoy clone, a blank canvas on which you can sticker, layer, col...

  • Iron Man 2 Review

    Nothing says branded dog turd like a movie tie-in. Happy Meals are the pinnacle of this mountain of muck, but videogames are a close second. The concept of Iron Man – a man in a jet-propelled suit of armour that’s packed with fearsome weapons, a flying gun with arms, is prime videogame c...

  • Lost Planet 2 Review

    Despite its shortcomings and lukewarm response from the gaming press, the original Lost Planet showed signs of greatness that boded well for future iterations of the franchise. After all, what is there not to like about obliterating gigantic creatures the size of skyscrapers with a range of explosiv...

  • NIER Review

    There is a lot that can be said for a game that tries to cater to fans of multiple genres, and does so on its own legs. However, there’s even more triumph in a game that breaks down the genre clichés, falling into a category of itself: a great game. When looking back through the PlaySta...

  • Super Street Fighter IV Review

    Anyone who read our review of Street Fighter IV (SFIV) last February will know where this review is heading. If you didn’t, or just want to remind yourselves why we voted it our Game of The Month for February 2009, then curl yourself up into a Blanka-like ball and roll on over to our SFVI home...