Sandbox games have always grabbed my interest. Whether they be in a fantasy or realistic world, the chance to just go bananas in an open-world location is something I cannot pass up. This is why I am a fan of the Far Cry series, especially Far Cry 3. The game…
Monster Hunter is a game series that you simply have to play to believe. The bosses you face in this title are made to feel like hunting wild animals rather than fighting a super sized bad guy. This game is built around the idea of facing massively monstrous beasts to…
Showcasing Shinji Mikami’s return to the genre he helped to define, The Evil Within was playable at EGX 2014, so we decided to take a look. “It’s a hard game,” Bethesda warned us as we picked up our Xbox One controllers, but that only enticed us further. The demo threw…
If there is one kind of game I grew up on most as a child, it was the rhythm games. These were the titles that got you off of your feet, onto a dance mat and had you going crazy to some killer beats. For the longest time I have…
OOOOOO YEEEAAAHHH!! Get ready to step into a slim-jim and claim your championship belt as WWE 2K15 was on show at EGX 2014. This year’s entry is promising to bring the next generation to the table, with updated rosters, new mechanics, updated visuals and cleaned up animations. But does the…
We recently got the chance to see the opening of the new Tales game for the Playstation Vita, Tales of Hearts R. Being the first Tales game made for the system and being a remake of a game that originally appeared on the DS, is this a tale shaping up…
With less than a month ‘til the launch of F1 2014, I had the chance this weekend to race around in a preview build of the latest F1 title from Codemasters. Having missed out on F1 2013, it felt great to jump back in and feel like I was playing…
We have seen many books that utilise pre-existing game worlds to tell a story but we rarely see books adapted into games. Besides the hilarious 8 bit Great Gatsby game and the Witcher series, I can’t think of many other books that have made a successful transition to games. Bedlam…
Nosgoth is soon to be a free to play title that is currently in development, and available for early access. Focusing on Vampires vs Humans, Nosgoth brings multiplayer combat to a new level. I pounce across the map, passing three humans and landing on their trailing companion. As my enemy…
Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit is a strategic survival game set in space after humanity has left earth and has been forced to use anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that they can find in space in order to survive. At the moment the game is playable in Steam Early Access.…
Did you ever want to be a Power Ranger as a kid but you didn’t have the attitude or the megazord to do it? Well, with Chroma Squad, you can finally fulfil your dream of being in your own super sentai show as you hire actors, work out budgets and…
SKARA: The Blade Remains is attempting to bring the idea behind typical fighting games, to a multiplayer arena. Based on the Unreal 4 engine, SKARA: The Blade Remains is a new take on the fighting game genre. Typically, fighting games would include a one on one, side facing deathmatch between…
You have those rare moments in gaming where you instantly know how the rest of the game will go. Whether it’s the joy you feel on jumping out of the warp pipe into Peach’s Castle Grounds, or the suspense of infiltrating Shadow Moses Island, you know that the game you…
I was lucky enough to get into the Battlefield Hardline Beta on PS4 and after spending some hours, hunting down criminals and stealing money with the rozzers chasing me, I thought I’d give you my impressions of the game so far. So, the first major surprise is that Battlefield Hardline…
For years there has been a constant struggle for new MMORPG's, having to establish an entirely new fanbase, and then trying to increase that fanbase to a point where the game can support itself. Many titles over the past few years will have started out as a title with subscription-based…
These days it’s very easy to look at a game and dismiss it as a Minecraft clone. The concept of survival, resource gathering and building is one that Minecraft brought to a huge audience. However, though there are plenty of clones out there, many developers have pinpointed the strong points…
Many games these days try to be as realistic as they can, which some would say is straying from the roots of video game design. Look back fifteen or so years to the era of 3D platformers and you will find a whole host of lovable characters and thus games.…
Fighting games have been dominated recently by the well-known talents. Street Fighter IV's Ultra edition is coming soon and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom is right up there alongside Tekken Tag Tournament 2. As Killer Instinct also returned on the Xbox One, many gamers are starting to question whether the fighting…
Alien Isolation’s tagline asks “How will you survive?” After playing through the demo of the game, I can confidently answer that question; I won’t. The Creative Assembly went to great pains to create a foreboding atmosphere during the demo of Alien Isolation, which they were showing off down at EGX…
The Titanfall Beta has been let loose and has taken the Xbox One and PC by storm. The game combines FPS action with new verticality and speed with the additions of parkour and jump jets. But of course, it isn't Titanfall without the Titans themselves. These massive mechanised monstrosities drop…
While the rest of London was busy panicking over the lack of underground service, I had the pleasure of playing the opening hours of Dark Souls II at Namco Bandai UK headquarters. With a set amount of time to explore the first three areas, I sat down to expeience the…