Reviews

Blacklight: Retribution Review

  Over the past several years we have seen a prolific amount of free-to-play (F2P) games crop up, from your traditional Asia-based studio to one of gaming’s biggest giants, Valve. Free-to-play titles rely on the sale of in-game items rather than the sale of the game itself in order to create a profit. The business model has proven successful for […]

My Newest Obsession, My Favorite Addiction: A Review of Rainbow Moon

First, I would like to start off my review of Rainbow Moon by saying that I was addicted well before I had played the game. Actually playing it verified everything I had hoped the game would be. To be honest, I’m not sure I will do the game justice with my review, but I will try. My hope is simply […]

Gears of War 3 Fenix Rising DLC Review

Fenix Rising, the third piece of downloadable content included in the Gears of War 3 Season Pass, was made available on January 17th and we were given the opportunity to review it.  The new content includes five new multiplayer maps, a new “re-up” option similar to Call of Duty’s prestige option, four “new” character skins, and additional weapon skins achieved […]

Hard Reset Review: Slick Presentation Meets Old-School Gameplay

Set across a flashy dystopian world where humans are at war with AI-controlled machines, Hard Reset marks the first effort from upstart Polish studio Flying Wild Hog.  At its core, it’s a twitch-heavy first-person shooter, drawing a hefty amount of inspiration from the likes of old-school standouts like Serious Sam and Painkiller under the guise of a cyberpunk setting. Fluid […]

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is the seventh outing into Activision’s seminal first-person shooter franchise. With its debut following in the wake of Modern Warfare 2, arguably the most successful video game launch to date going by metrics, it becomes clear that Black Ops has vast shoes to fill. Fresh out of the box, it’s evident the game has a […]

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes Review: A Fresh Take On The Strategy Genre

While the bulk of portable offerings tend to mimic their console brethren in bite-sized form, a select few dare to separate themselves from what is considered traditional for a genre. It’s hardly surprising, given that taking risks from a creative standpoint can be an unsettling venture at times. When risks are taken and executed properly, however, it pays off in […]

Review: Final Fantasy I and II for iPhone

As one of the most addictive and well constructed offerings in the RPG space, Final Fantasy is a prestigious household name that needs no introduction. In an effort to expand its offerings in the mobile market, Square Enix decided to take a trip down memory lane, giving iPhone and iPod Touch users an innovative new way to play Final Fantasy […]

Review: Left 4 Dead 2

It takes merely a glance at the history of releases in the entertainment industry to discern what element is key to a higher chance of success: braaaiiins or, well, zombies anyway. Just take a look at all the titles that have something to do with zombies and the numbers they rack up: 28 Days later: $45,064,000 28 Weeks later: $54,146,747 […]

C.O.P. The Recruit Review: Open World Action Comes To DS In Full 3D

In many respects, Ubisoft’s C.O.P: The Recruit is a landmark title for the Nintendo DS. Delivering a fully realized open-world environment in 3D, developer VD Dev has crafted a one-of-a-kind experience that no other DS effort to date has managed. From a technical perspective, to pull off this level of visual acuity on a handheld that admittedly is not renowned […]

PSP-3000 Review

With the introduction of the PSP nearly four years ago, Sony made its debut in the handheld gaming market with a bang: offering gamers, for the first time, PS2 quality graphics on a portable at an affordable price. The handheld quickly garnered mainstream appeal with its secondary function as a portable media device, able to playback a variety of music […]

Review: Brain Age 2

For many, the idea of adult education may be something of a misnomer. Why would anyone want to go back to school later in life? Many schemes have been suggested to entice learners back into education. However, whilst governments provide financial incentives for mature learners Nintendo have managed to get them to pay for the privilege of learning on their […]

Review: Call of Duty 4

This release sees Infinity Ward finally admitting that the World War II genre is somewhat tired. Our modern times and international affairs now require a more engaging and realistic approach to first person shooters. Although the move to terrorism and modern combat has meant the team felt the need to move to a fictionalized story to ensure they can avoid […]

Review: Assassin’s Creed Xbox 360

Before we can get to the review proper, we need to clear a bit of space for ourselves. In case you haven’t been following the reviews, there has been a huge range for this game, from GameTM’s 4/10 to Games Radar’s 100%. There has been so much said for and against Assassins Creed. Much vitriolic tone has been exchanged between […]

Review: Lumines II

Whilst the DS has become the poster child of the handheld gaming revolution, Sony have being growing a strong line up of games for their less popular handheld. One of the rising stars of these games is a little puzzler called Lumines. With Sony keen to push the graphical performance of the PSP it is something of a surprise that […]

Rumor: Gamespot Editor Fired Over Negative Kane & Lynch Review

Various sources (see Penny Arcade comic above) are reporting that Gamespot editor Jeff Gerstmann has been fired over a rather abysmal review of Eidos’ Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. You see, Gamespot struck an advertising deal with Eidos and sources say that when the publisher saw Gerstmann’s review score — a low 6.0 — they threatened to pull the plug […]

Review: Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis For Wii

After the initial casual fun of Wii-Sports, casual gamers have been looking for a genuine follow up. They now finally seem to have a few games that should provide that casual sporting experience they crave. Decca Sports, and Rockstar Presents Table Tennis (the game in hand) both provide more than a nod to Nintendo’s long lasting sports game. Whilst we’ll […]

God of War II Review

This is a game that could easily have graced the PS3 as a launch title. Instead the lucky old PS2 got the delights of its triple A visuals and stellar gameplay. This is a game that looks to be the final high tide mark for Sony’s second games machine. The game comes as the follow up to the already popular […]

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review

Nintendo has a long history of handheld Zelda games. You may well remember playing Link’s Awakening back on the original Game Boy. Whilst it was pretty impressive to get a full action adventure squeezed onto a handheld, more surprising was the fact that the games are the full Zelda experience, in every sense of the word. The game structure, the […]

Halo 3 Review

If you remember anything from Halo: Combat Evolved then it’s probably those incredible thirty-second situations you got yourself into. Moments that drew on all your play experience up to that point, as you encountered an enemy and like a Wild West showdown, forced to out-think and out-gun one another. If you remember anything from Halo 2 it is most likely […]

Wii-play Review

The must-have game of the year so far has got to be Wii-sports. The connection between player movement and on screen action was almost magical. But as this experience wanes and people start looking for some more Nintendo style competitive action they are inevitably lead us to Wii-play, at least until Wii-Music or Wii-Sports 2 emerges. The two games obviously […]