From the early days of Pokémon Red & Blue, to the latest journeys of X & Y, the Pokémon franchise has been one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. With the announcement of Pokémon Sun & Moon earlier this month, it is unknown how the series…
The Tom Clancy franchise has been doing well recently with Rainbow Six Siege last year garnering a great reception amongst critics and players alike. The latest game to bear his name introduces a new IP to the series in the form of The Division, in which a group of sleeper…
First seen in the 2000 Japanese film of the same name, Battle Royale is a format that seems made for video games. It’s been emulated via mods such as Minecraft’s popular Hunger Games plugin and ARMA III has a dedicated game mode, but surprisingly there hasn’t been an entire game…
Daedalic Entertainment, the German studio best known for their point-and-click adventure games like The Whispering World and the Deponia series, are trying their hand at something new; a procedurally-generated space odyssey. Procedurally-generated might be the most overused concept in the indie development scene since the Minecraft crafting system, but Daedalic seem…
Announced just a few minutes ago at the Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco, PlayStation VR will be launching in October of this year for £349/$399. A price considerably lower than both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, it appears Sony are the only ones looking to market virtual…
Get your protein shakes ready because shit's about to go down. The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta finally has a release date, with an early access period starting on April 18th for owners of the Gears of War Ultimate Edition whilst everyone else gets to join the fun on April 24th.…
Sound the horns for the apocalypse is surely upon us. Microsoft are now officially supporting cross platform play between Xbox Live and other networks, including those of other consoles like PSN. The first game to support full cross-play will be the indie powerhouse Rocket League, which currently allows PC and…
Washing up on the shores of this cursed island, you can’t shake the feeling of déjà vu. Your sanctuary seems ever so familiar, the crumbling castles and fetid dungeons remind you of adventures you’ve taken long ago. While your weapons and armour look different, your mind drifts keeps drifting to…
If you picked up Heavy Rain when it was originally released in 2010 on the PS3, you’ll find yourself thinking ‘this really hasn’t changed.’ There has been a small upgrade on graphics and some added bonuses but the remaster doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor that I remember the original…
Hitman represents a return to form for our shiny-headed assassin, harkening back to the glory days of Hitman Blood Money rather than his last outing Hitman Absolution, which was poorly received by fans of the series due to both its attempts to humanise Agent 47 and its rather lacking story…
Ubisoftification. A term to describe the recurring negative aspects of Ubisoft’s recent games; excessive pointless collectibles, conquerable landmarks that reveal more of the map, repetitive loot with little purpose, you get the gist. Despite the change in setting from the Himalayas to Oros, a fictional valley in Central Europe, and…
Oh my god this looks awesome. Sorry, composure. Seriously though, this latest Doom multiplayer trailer looks freaking sweet. ID Software's montage of pain shows off the suite of weaponry at the player's disposal including shotguns, energy weapons, railguns and rocket launchers. We also get a peak at the kind of…
I swore that I wouldn’t get suckered into the hype this time. After being burnt by Dark Souls II, I was going to remain as uninterested in Dark Souls III as humanly possible and go into it with no excitement for the final instalment in the trilogy. This plan failed…
In an unexpected turn of events, Microsoft have announced via Xbox Wire that they are cancelling development of Fable Legends and shutting down Lionhead Studios, the developer behind the Fable series as part of a move to focus its investments on 'the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and…
Xbox gamers can finally join in the rocket-powered football shenanigans as Rocket League bursts onto the Xbox One. Simple to pick up and play, Rocket League oozes charm and provides quick bursts of almost pure gaming ecstasy, whilst maintaining enough depth and skill to its mechanics to keep competitive gamers…
Bravely Default acted as a shot in the arm for menu-based JRPGs, updating some creakier aspects of battle and reducing much of the bloat which has plagued this oldest of RPG combat systems. When a Bravely Default sequel was teased at the end of the first game, it became a…
Earlier this week, No Man’s Sky briefly appeared on the US PlayStation Blog for $60 alongside a surprise early release date of March 3. Oh look, that’s today! Unfortunately, you won’t find copies of No Man’s Sky at your local retailer just yet - March 3 is actually the date…
Over the last week, there was a big preview event for Dark Souls III in Hamburg, giving many big sites access to the first section of From Software's grim fantasy epic. Just as a warning to anyone who doesn't want their virgin eyes tainted by the site of Dark Souls…
Hell has become one of those go-to levels for game design, being as exciting as the snow or desert area. There’s always some fire, brimstone, lava and possibly a pointy-horned demon cackling at the damned, with artists and designers very rarely straying from the same design of Hell which has…
The Flame in the Flood pits the player against the elements as you lead Scout and her faithful dog Aesop down a harsh river system in post-societal America. It's a procedurally-generated rogue-like from a new studio called The Molasses Flood, boasting talent from the development teams of  'the BioShock Series, Rock…
Oxenfree is a coming of age story, both for its protagonist Alex and for the adventure game genre’s recent revival movement. Built by Night School Studios, a newly formed studio built by industry veterans from Telltale Games and Disney, Oxenfree offers an intriguing setting and a varied cast of characters.…