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…
On the back of last year’s E3 critics couldn’t stop talking about Evolve, which managed to scoop the lion’s share of awards from critics at the show. I myself previewed Evolve back in February 2014 and was convinced it was the second coming of Christ. So as you can imagine,…
For the past few years I have kept my eye Techland as they have been developing Dying Light. What started out as an interesting Alpha build with intriguing new mechanics for exploring the world around you soon transformed into this vast experience that takes the medium and changes it up.…
Bloodborne will be a first step into the brutal world of From Software games for many but for a Souls veteran like myself, it was simultaneously a homecoming and a brand new experience. Switching to Souls autopilot only got me so far, as hordes of aggressive beasts and humans tore…
As the engines fire up for many motorcycling fans today, we look at RIDE – the new motorcycling title from Milestone. Out today, RIDE offers new potential for the relatively small genre of motorcycling games that sees Milestone move away from their licensed series for the World Superbike and Moto…
When DmC: Devil May Cry was released in 2013 in the twilight of last gen, it was praised by critics for its snappy gameplay, over-the-top dialogue and surreal art direction. The new version of Dante and his hack’n slash journey through the parallel demon realm of Limbo in order to take…
With the recent fall of Maxis from EA due to reasons that could be linked to the poor reception of Sim City, gamers have been yearning for the next big city builder they can really get behind. One that gives you many options but is still simplistic enough to just…
Have you ever wanted to know what it’d be like to be in prison? Well look no further than The Escapists, the perfect prison life simulator. Here you can experience the routine, the tedium, the boredom and the misery that is prison life. The Escapists is Team 17’s first foray…