Back in 2009, it was rare that video games based on established comic book characters were created with quality and attention to detail. But Batman Arkham Asylum rewrote the rules, and established itself as the benchmark when it comes to making a superhero videogame. After four games, Rocksteady have decided…
  Another day, another big budget Hollywood blockbuster recreated in virtual plastic bricks. We've had Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and even Batman, but now it's time to play around in the best theme park to never exist. Lego's recent track-record has been pretty good, offering us bigger and…
Secret societies that protect the human race from monsters are a common plot device in video games, more often than not requiring you to harness superhuman abilities to keep the world safe. Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy has taken this concept, and placed it within a fictional modern day Japan.…
The Testfires have ceased and the doors have opened. It’s time to see if Nintendo’s first attempt at a competitive online shooter has been a kraken success or an inkredible failure. From the very first time you boot up Splatoon, the game wants you to know that this is an…
Disclaimer: Episodic games are a weird one to review; with a new episode comes a new review but it’s still the same game as before; it’d be like reviewing the campaign to Gears of War in five instalments and talking about how the shooting feels in each one. Consequently, there…
Back at Sony’s conference at E3 last year, Paradox Interactive revealed a sequel to one of it’s most popular magical action games would be coming to the Playstation 4 at launch. Although many were concerned, Magicka 2 was later revealed to be coming to PC, the original format on which…
After some delays, CD Projekt RED’s magnum opus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has finally graced our presence. Is it the grand finale to this high fantasy trilogy or is it a disappointing climax? Just a disclaimer before we begin, I am coming to this review as a non-seasoned Witcher…
On the surface Block N Load seems like a fun, casual mash-up of Minecraft and Team Fortress 2 – but dig a little deeper and anyone that has played the game will tell you there’s much more than meets the eye. Honestly you don’t have to look too far to…
In history we have had some incredible avionic and ground skirmishes. Whether they involve tanks, planes, bombers or battleships, these were the fights that have inspired generations of games. But as some titles tend to take inspiration from warfare and turn them into a more arcade-like experience, only some have…
Episode two of DONTNOD Entertainment’s Life is Strange is here. Can they continue their systematic trampling of everyone else in the genre, or was Episode One a fluke? Out of Time starts with Max waking up, but rather jarringly it puts you in control, by which I mean it makes…
If you believe the sheer amount of doomsday fiction that has been produced, the world will fall into an apocalyptic state in one way or another. Nippon Ichi Software have decided to offer their take on this prediction with htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, a puzzle platformer that shares similar traits…
You’ve got to feel bad for game developers who come up with a great concept for a game, only to have a similar looking, but much more high profile game launch just before they do. Show any Xbox gamer the trailer to Aaru’s Awakening and they will likely respond with…
The actors are ready, the rubber suits have been delivered and the pyrotechnics are armed. Is Behold Studios’ Chroma Squad a rip-roaring sentai simulator, or should this strategy RPG be condemned to obscurity like so many bad Power Rangers knockoffs? I previewed Chroma Squad back in the early stages of…
If you were growing up in the nineties then you probably watched one of the biggest shows of the time. Dragonball Z grew to become one of my personal favourite franchises and as the series went on in TV land, the games were starting to take hold. As more and…
With Titan Souls, the three man indie studio Acid Nerve have blended elements of the Souls series, Shadow of the Colossus and the Legend of Zelda to create its own take on the boss fight focused adventure game. Does their attempt create a titanic experience, or is it a colossal…
We’ve seen the Fatalities, we know who’s next so now it’s time to see if this instalment of Mortal Kombat is any good. Does the story mode, mechanical changes and online suite guarantee a Flawless Victory, or should it be sent straight to the NetherRealm? The first thing to note…
Han Solo is about to return to our screens this December, so allow me to steal on of his most famous lines to describe Tower of Guns; she might not look like much kid, but she’s got it where it counts. Tower of Guns is a rogue-like retro first-person shooter,…
Ghost hunting isn't the easiest of careers to get into, and if Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters is any indication, it gets messy if you get too close. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is the latest game to utilise this theoretical activity as a gameplay mechanic. Developed by Toybox Inc, the team…