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Killzone 2 looks great, but is merely solid on all other accounts 0

  When Guerilla Games showed off its first trailer for the second Killzone at E3 2005, it looked so amazing that people couldn't help but go crazy for the prospect of getting to play it themselves. It was to be one of those games that would show off the PS3's advantage in terms of power compared to other platforms. The trailer turned out to be pre-rendered, and as such the pressure was on Guerilla to crank out a game that came close enough to that original trailer to satisfy the fans. It was pr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption is a game that should be experienced by all 0

  Rockstar are completely deserving of their name. Along with other great developers like Blizzard and Valve, the Grand Theft Auto masters belong to a tier of gaming visionaries who can essentially do no wrong. Of course, Grand Theft Auto was developed by Rockstar North whereas Red Dead Redemption was created by Rockstar San Diego, but the games are very similar in some respects. The biggest things both games have going for them are their deep, intriguing stories and the respective worlds that t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Guardian of Light is just what Tomb Raider needed 0

  1996's Tomb Raider is one of those seminal games that have spawned a myriad of sequels and essentially propelled a whole genre forward. It has since seen quite a few successes, but the Tomb Raiders of late has been rather flat, offering little beyond rehashes of that original formula and the occasional cup size change for Lara. Lara Croft: Guardian of Light looks to take the franchise in a whole new direction. Featuring an isometric viewpoint and intense, well-implemented co-op acti...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Borderlands does exactly what it sets out to do, and does it well 0

  There are a lot of first-person shooters out there on the market, so when I first heard about Borderlands, I was a bit skeptical. “It's just an another shooter, except with more guns that all feel the same.” I was delighted to find, however, that I couldn't have been more wrong. Borderlands is a focused shooter that melds RPG and shooter mechanics together to great effect, and offers a lengthy adventure that can get really addictive and is mostly driven by the player's desire to bec...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

It's impossible not to love Uncharted 2 0

   A lot of good games come out every year. Then, among those good games, great games can be distinguished. And then there are those who stand tall above this highest tier of games and deliver a truly special experience that will be talked about for years to come and will be a considered an absolute benchmark for its respective genre. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is one such piece of entertainment.    Once more, for treasure! I can say so with confidence because Uncharted 2 doesn't ju...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You can't go wrong with that much Dead Rising for the price 0

   What do these zombies think of all this? Dead Rising 2: Case Zero has a bit of an odd tale to tell. Before its release, many accused it of being a paid demo for Capcom's Dead Rising 2. At first glance, that sentiment seems justified as well: for 400 Microsoft points, you can download this sneak peek of sorts at the engine and new gameplay mechanics in that upcoming zombie party game, exclusively for the XBOX 360. It sounds unappealing, but there's a reason this title has been an ab...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Uncharted is a game that you should play at some point 1

By now, the Uncharted series has amassed some serious fame. Uncharted 2, in particular has received critical acclaim for being one of the most exciting and best-looking adventure games in recent years. However, its predecessor, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is definitely worth checking out as well, and if you're wondering why this game is regarded a classic from the PS3's earlier days, I'm about to explain just that. It's a piece of entertainment that's not to be missed.  You can already tell what ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

For a God of War fan, this latest game is worth it so much 0

  Sony's God of War series has always served the company well: its high production values, epic scope and simple but fun gameplay have made it extremely popular among casual and more enthousiastic gamers alike. After the acclaim the first God of War received, many clamored for a sequel on the Playstation 3, but SCEA decided to make God of War II a final tour-de-force for the Playstation 2, a swan song, if you will. While that game was loved by lots of people, everyone still wanted to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flower is a game you should try 0

     The game is laughing at you for sitting in your house instead of being outside While playing Flower, I frequently found myself wondering what I wanted to get out of playing a game. Was it frequently being amazed by huge set-pieces that allow me to crawl into the skin of every boy's favourite action heroes? That certainly seems what most developers think, and who can fault them for doing so? Flower, however, has a different goal. It aims to let the player relax. It also, though ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

MGS4 is the type of game worth owning a PS3 for 2

There are certain franchises that every gamer knows of. Final Fantasy is one of them, as is Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima's intricate brainchild. However, as well-known as the name Solid Snake is, the series has always divided the audience: a story that can be hard to keep track of with its numerous twists and turns, as well as gameplay that hardly evolved in a meaningful way between the first Metal Gear Solid on PSX and Metal Gear Solid 3 on the PS2 have kept many a player at bay. With Metal G...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Arkham Asylum ups the superhero game bar considerably 1

     Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-Batman-Batman-Batman! Batman has always been one of the most beloved of comic book franchises, and with 2008's The Dark Knight, such resounding success was had that even people who didn't care about any superhero shenanigans enjoyed watching Bruce Wayne doing his thing. In the world of video games, superhero games are generally looked upon apprehensively. True, there have been some good ones, such as The Incredible Hulk, but there's no denying gamers are right...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bayonetta represents the best the genre has to offer 0

  As someone who has always harboured a deep love for the Devil May Cry games, Bayonetta seemed like it would be exactly the kind of game I'd enjoy. With Hideki Kamiya (the man who envisioned the first Devil May Cry) behind the game, Platinum Games' effort is about that same third-person action with plenty of melee weapons and guns with infinite bullets. Aside from the insane, stylish action, Bayonetta is also filled to the brim with complete craziness. It's one of these games that is de...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Geometry Wars 2 is a definite, albeit small improvement 0

   Geometry Wars is a perfect example of a game with the simplest of concepts, that's executed well and ridiculously fun for it. In this dual-stick shooter, you take control of a spaceship and attempt to keep the hostile geometrical shapes off you. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved brought the nostalgic goodness into the current generation with colourful graphics. Now, its single mode has been expanded into six in the sequel. Whether or not this new edition is worth the points to you depends en...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

'Splosion Man will provide you with hours of hilarious fun 0

  'Splosion Man is probably my favourite platform game of all time. It managed to entertain me for hours with its crazily complicated and awesome jumping sequences, its great sense of style and the hilarious antics that permeate the gameplay and cutscenes. If 50 singleplayer levels and another 50 multiplayer levels for up to 4 players, just about all of which are awesome, sounds enticing to you, I can assure you that you'll be getting your money's worth for the 800 points the game goes ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Too Human's setting and story do not save it from mediocrity 1

  When Too Human was announced in 1999 for the original Playstation, nobody expected that it would become infamous for an extremely long development cycle and a lawsuit filed by developer Silicon Knights over the engine. However, the game managed to make it to shelves nonetheless. Too bad its terrible gameplay negates any enjoyment you may extract from the epic story the game attempts to tell.  Too Human stars Baldur, a Norse deity that takes part in a conflict between the Aesir, the fac...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Prey is fun, but comes out feeling average at best 0

  2K Games' hand is very recognizable in Prey. If you can imagine a Rapture-like atmosphere coupled with decidedly Doom-like gameplay, you have a pretty good idea of Prey is. However, the game is brought down by shooting action that lacks a punch, and levels that aren't always fun.    Tommy is not prepared for what is to come Prey puts you in the head of a troubled Cherokee called Tommy. He lives with his grandfather and girlfriend in a reservation. Tommy doesn't really like it there, so...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fahrenheit is something special, and a game that you should try 0

  Fahrenheit is one of those games that you don't play, you experience them. It's essentially one big, drawn-out quick-time-event that allows developer Quantic Dreams to express their vision having without gameplay mechanics impeding what is essentially an interactive movie. If a game has no true gameplay, its narrative better be really strong, and thankfully, Fahrenheit's mostly is. However, while the story only hints at super-natural subjects over the course of its first half, the seco...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed II is the perfect sequel embodied 0

  You may remember the first Assassin's Creed as a game with some really cool ideas and great graphics, that was brought down by some significant flaws, like the fact that the entire game basically consisted of the same 5 mission types over and over again. I personally loved the previous game, being able to look past these shortcomings, but a lot of people did not. Thankfully, Assassin's Creed II intelligently builds on what made Assassin's Creed great, and throws in a lot more content a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Trials HD is tough, but also extremely rewarding and fun 0

  Trials HD Review You may be familiar with the Trials franchise. It has you take control of a rider and his bike, and guide them through a series of 2.5D obstacle courses. With Trials HD, the series makes its first appearance on the XBLA marketplace, and it does so with great success. Trials HD jumps from being very easy to ridiculously hard over the course of just a few levels, and as such, it may chase away some players with its punishing difficulty, but if you're the type of gamer w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Condemned 2 is great, if you're prepared to face its craziness 0

  If you've ever played Monolith's excellent Condemned: Criminal Origins, then you might remember that game for having a great atmosphere, a pretty intriguing plot and some truly psychotic enemies that you brutally smashed down with all manner of blunt and sharp objects. In Condemned 2, you can find all of those things, but the game has been cranked up a notch in terms of violence and overall craziness. If the first Condemned left you wanting more, but on a more convoluted level, then Co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

FEAR 2 is quite a ride, despite lacking in the scares department 1

  If a very atmospheric first person shooter is what you're looking for, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is your game. Monolith's latest in a series of creepy first person games such as Condemned and FEAR is another success. Exciting set-pieces and some pretty entertaining attempts at immersing the player make this a really fun ride.    FEAR 2 has more of a "Blockbuster" feel to it Whereas the first FEAR had you take control of Point Man, FEAR 2 features a different, albeit just as silent prot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

FIFA 10 is currently the best football game on the market 0

  FIFA 10 is arguably the best football game on the market. It just does everything right. It has great gameplay, it has a tonne of licensed leagues, and it has a plethora of modes. If you are looking for a football game to sink hours of play into, FIFA 10 is the game you should get, easily beating Pro Evolution 2010, a game that, when played side-by-side with FIFA, feels decidedly archaic and clunky. EA's latest effort is simply the definitive football game.     Free kicks are quite easy ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Left 4 Dead is the definitive zombie experience 2

  Valve has done it again. With fantastic games like Portal, Team Fortress and Half-Life, they are among the most successful and acclaimed developers around. And there's a new franchise on the block: Left 4 Dead, Valve's highly kinetic zombie shooter. There are quite a few games going around that feature zombies in some way or another, but Left 4 Dead gets it absolutely right. Playing through the game makes you feel as though you're playing through a classic zombie horror movie, which is...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

If you liked Halo 3, you're almost sure to like Halo 3: ODST 0

  Halo 3: ODST is not a full-fledged sequel to Halo 3, nor is it an expansion pack in the true meaning of the word. It comes packing with a decently-sized new campaign, and one new multiplayer mode, called Firefight. On top of that, it comes with Halo 3's complete multiplayer package, including all the downloadable content as of yet released for it. If you liked previous Halo games, you'll probably like this one, and at a reduced price, it's most definitely an attractive package.  Despite...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prototype lacks polish, but there's a ton of fun to be had here 4

  Radical Entertainment's Prototype is bags of fun. The game clearly identifies itself as a Jack-of-all-Trades, which means that if you enjoy open-world games, you're almost guaranteed to find something you like in here. The downside is that Prototype may have over-stretched itself, because while there are many aspects to the gameplay, they all lack a certain degree of polish. However, if you're looking to have some wild and mindless fun, Prototype will certainly appease.    Alex Mercer w...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Chaos Theory is the absolute pinnacle of stealth-action gaming 0

  By now, Tom Clancy has got quite a few franchises running in the gaming industry, and most of them are really popular. However, Splinter Cell has always stuck out even among these great franchises, because it does not make you play a random soldier in a greater conflict. In Splinter Cell, you play as Sam Fisher, America's best spy that's sent out to discreetly solve delicate situations that the government has gotten itself into. Chaos Theory is the third entry into the franchise, and t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Shadow Complex is one of the best XBLA games to come out yet 4

   Shadow Complex is awesome. If you've ever played a Metroid game, you should know what playing Chair Entertainment's creation is like. The gameplay focuses on exploring a huge complex and upgrading your character to unlock new areas. The constant sense and desire of progression, along with a pretty solid shooting engine make this game pretty addictive.   Jason comes across the complex by accident. Thankfully, he's been trained by his father to be a supersoldier! Shadow Complex has you t...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Good and bad design choices mingle in Far Cry 2 1

  The original Far Cry on the PC was something special; it successfully combined an open world to roam with great shooting action. However, when Far Cry Instincts and its expansion, Predator, were released, Ubisoft did away with the open world elements, much to the games' detriment. Thankfully, Far Cry 2 does not follow that example. It features a huge chunk of African savanna to explore by running, gliding, swimming and driving. To compliment that overworld, a solid shooting engine is i...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Though its creepiness is lacking, F.E.A.R. is still superb 0

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon—which is one of the worst meanings Monolith could've come up with for that acronym—is a shooter that, inspired by Japanese movies like The Ring, incorporates horror elements into its gameplay. Random pools of blood are everywhereF.E.A.R. boasts quite an intriguing storyline, involving a ruthless man called Paxton Fettel and a mysterious girl with the same greasy hair as the one we saw in The Ring movies. You take on the role of a nameless protagonist th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

JRPG fan or not, you owe it to yourself to play Persona 4 1

Let me start by saying that usually, I'm not too big on JRPGs. Their characters are just too over-the-top, too ridiculous for me to enjoy playing as. Moreover, the grindy gameplay the genre generally offers also makes me turn up my nose. Both of these things, however, did not make me love Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 any less. You will meet plenty of memorable characters along the wayThis Persona's main draw is its story, as most would expect from a role-playing game. It does not, however, ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Flaws are to be overlooked in order to enjoy Prince of Persia 7

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Jordan Mechner's highly successful and revolutionary game series was reborn, and people liked it. Even if the stylistic changes in the sequel were not appreciated by everyone, the Sands of Time trilogy was still a resounding success. With this new Prince of Persia, the series receives its second reboot in a very short period of time, which is signified by its lack of a subtitle. The game has one big thing in common with its predecessors: the focus on ext...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A great campaign and fantastic multiplayer make GRAW2 a winner 6

Last year, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) was one of the first true “must-haves” on the XBOX 360. It featured unbelievable graphics, a fantastic campaign and a highly popular multiplayer mode. Now, only a year later, Ubisoft has done it again. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW2) sticks very closely to the original GRAW's formula, and as such it doesn't reinvent the franchise. But if the original game left you wanting more, GRAW2 provides just that. It's been three days since Me...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a highly entertaining romp 1

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is another title to add to Star Wars' impressive game library. However, when working with such a big franchise name, developers tend to prefer getting their title out quickly instead of making sure it's a quality game. As a result, the Star Wars videogame library consists of a lot of terrible games with the occasional excellent one to shake things up. Obviously, the next question is whether or not The Force Unleashed belongs to this small group of excellent games. ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge has great platforming, but other elements fall flat 6

DICE is primarily known for its popular Battlefield series. Because of that, it's surprising they are behind Mirror's Edge. This game isn't focused on gunplay at all. In fact, the game encourages you to avoid combat situations at all times, and the act of shooting a gun isn't satisfying either, which is weird, since the guns definitely packed a punch in the Battlefield games. Instead of being a shooter, Mirror's Edge is based on Parkour, the sport that sees athletes moving from point A to point ...

13 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Dead Space is an unforgettable ride from start to finish. 0

These days, EA is known as the company that does nothing but put out annual rehashes of its profitable franchises, such as Madden and Fifa. However, Electronic Arts has decided it wants to get rid of that image, and the way it wants to do so is to put out a number of new IPs. Dead Space is one of those new games that will likely turn into franchises, and it hits home. It's a sci-fi horror game that reaches unbelieveable heights. The Ishimura's crew has seen better daysDead Space puts you in cont...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Resident Evil 5 isn't perfect, but it's an enjoyable experience 0

Resident Evil is one of those long-standing franchises Capcom possesses that make fans go absolutely mad with excitement and nostalgia. However, with Resident Evil 4, Capcom drastically flipped the wheel on the franchise, with gameplay that was very unsimilar to its predecessors. The game was hated by some, but became a huge succes overall. As such, it comes as no surprise that Resident Evil 5 is an exact copy of the fourth iteration in the franchise in many ways. It does change up a couple of t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Endwar is a great addition to the Clancy universe 1

Tom Clancy's Endwar is a new IP in the Tom Clancy universe. While the other Tom Clancy titles tend to focus on an elite squad or soldier in the US military, like Ghost Squad or Sam Fisher, Endwar does just the opposite. This game is a real-time strategy game, though it's doesn't really resemble the RTS games you'll have probably played before on the PC. Despite a small unit cap, the battles can really heat up at timesThe single biggest difference between all those PC RTSs and Endwar, is that En...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fallout 3 is flawed fun 0

Fallout 3 is a big, big game. And when a game has such a quantity of content, glitches, both tiny and big, are pretty much unavoidable.  Therefore, this new Fallout, that really doesn't have a whole lot in common with the previous ones aside from the theme, is riddled with glitches. However, if you are willing to look past those mistakes, you'll find a deep and expansive game, that has plenty of great moments and lots of things to see and find.It's a wastelandFallout 3 is set in the post-apocaly...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Rarely has a game had such great explosive action 0

As you're playing through Battlefield: Bad Company, you'll see a lot of stuff blowing up. The game is also pretty damn funny at times, has a very cinematic singleplayer and an addicting multiplayer mode. Read on to find out why this game should belong in any FPS-fan's collection.Sweetwater and Haggard (left and center, respectively) make for some great comic reliefBad Company is similar to Battlefield: Modern Combat, but the developers decided to change up the singleplayer formula a bit this tim...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bully: Scholarship Edition is an enjoyable high school experience 0

Bully: Scholarship Edition is Rockstar's take on high school life. It's inmediately evident that Bully was made by the same guys as those that made GTA. Everything, from the load screens to the hilarious dialogue are feels very similar to Rockstar's controversial series. The game stars fifteen-year old Jimmy Hopkins, who gets transferred to Bullworth Academy by his dreadful mother, as she needs to get rid of him before leaving on her fifth or so honeymoon. Bully is similar to GTA, but it is obvi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.