The Fall is a modern take on an ageing genre, the good old point-and-click adventure game. It’s not the first game to attempt to breathe new life into this ancient game type, with Stick it to the Man and The Cave coming to mind as the most successful attempts to…
Channelling other animal mascots like Sonic and Donkey Kong, Tembo the Badass Elephant attempts to burst into the platformer pantheon by rolling, jumping and splashing his way through hordes of baddies. Is Tembo as badass as his name suggests, or is he blowing his own trumpet? Let’s start off with…
If there is something captivating about the Deception series it is that the games are pure fun. Nothing seems to feel more exciting than placing traps and looking at the chaos that ensues. Obviously the gameplay is normally coupled by a main character that either has a devious or somewhat…
Guild of Dungeoneering attempts to fuse aspects of roguelikes, dungeon crawlers, CCGs and base building games to create one grand package, filled with monsters and loot. Does this fusion of genres create a game greater than the sum of its parts, or is it a Frankengame which excels at nothing…
For sports gamers a new year signals a new edition of their game of choice. For most motorcycling fans, Milestone’s MotoGP 15 is the game they’ve been waiting all year for. The common dilemma with new sporting games is weighing up whether they offer more than their predecessor, and this…
If there has been one series that has taken me by surprise time and again it has been The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. The original made me believe in the genre again after the original disappointment of Diablo III. The sequel had me overjoyed to see more steampunk elements…
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…