Total of 116 user reviews spread across 116 releases
Spectacular to look at, but ultimately spoilt by "rubberband" AI.
So you think you've seen everything that racing games have to offer? You've attacked the corners of the Nordschleife and you've launched yourself from the roof of a Paradise City parking garage, but h...
Remedy's latest is well worth the wait, but lacks refinement in places.
The wait is finally over. It's been five years since Alan Wake was first shown and seven years since Remedy's last game but this intriguing thriller has finally arrived in our clammy hands. Can it rea...
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Have DICE reclaimed their FPS throne? It's hard to say for sure, but this is definitely their best game for some years.
Only a few years ago, DICE's Battlefield series was considered to be the height of first person shooters, particularly on the PC. However, the success of Activision's Call of Duty franchise has been l...
If you own a PS3 then you owe it to yourself to play this game.
Five years ago Quantic Dream and Atari released David Cage's Fahrenheit and caught the game industry's attention with their intriguing take on video game storytelling and control. By using clever anal...
Tremendously charming. One of the best downloadable games available.
Since the launch of the PlayStation 3 it has become home to some of the most intriguing downloadable games on any of the major home consoles. PixelJunk Shooter from Q Games is latest in a series which...
LEGO Rock Band
If you need more Rock Band songs and have been disappointed by DLC offerings in recent times then LRB is worth a look
It's time to break out your fake plastic instruments again for some more musical fun, but this time you play with fake plastic people as well! Whatever you think of previous Lego games, you're best ad...
Great for fans, possibly daunting for new-comers.
"Enter…The Tekken." Tekken 6 is the latest home version of one of the most popular arcade fighting franchises of all time. The PS3, 360 and PSP versions of the game contain all of the content from ...
The best football game of this generation, despite not being a massive leap forward from FIFA 09.
"World leading soccer franchise." FIFA 10 is the latest annual update to EA Sports' world-leading soccer franchise and this year the gap between FIFA and the competition is bigger than ever before....
Let's get dirty!
DiRT 2 is Codemasters' second game in their reinvented Colin McRae franchise. On the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Colin McRae was a name synonymous with the highest quality rally racing gam...
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Finally, the definitive Batman game
Batman: Arkham Asylum is only the second game from Rocksteady Studios, but the developer is already showing a maturity well beyond their years in what is certainly the best Batman game ever made. Y...
Are you ready to become inFamous?
Developed by famed studio, Sucker Punch, masterminds of the Sly Cooper franchise, inFamous is a PlayStation 3 exclusive open-world superhero game in the same vain as Activision's Spiderman series. The...
Space Invaders Extreme
8-bit meets HD in a remade classic
Space Invaders Extreme was originally released on the PSP and DS in 2008 to mark the 30th anniversary of the arcade classic and it quickly found its niche as a superb pick-up-and-play action title for...
OutRun Online Arcade
Drift into a sunny arcade classic.
OutRun has long been one of SEGA's classic arcade racers alongside an impressive collection which includes games like Super Hang On, Crazy Taxi, Daytona and SEGA Rally. What makes it stand out from th...
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
A great piece of nostalgia for Sega fans
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is a compilation of 49 first-party games released for the Sega Genesis console in the 1980s and '90s. The major selling point, as the title suggests, is that the co...
A title that's good for a rainy weekend's gaming, but not much more.
Since the release of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay on the original Xbox in 2004, Tigon Studios and their founder, Hollywood star - Vin Diesel, have set the standard for videogame ...
An outstanding game and a prime of example of just how powerful the PlayStation 3 really is.
It's been a long time coming, but after a 4 year wait, Killzone 2 is finally out on store shelves. Developed by Guerrilla Games, this is a PlayStation 3 exclusive sci-fi FPS, set in a galactic war bet...
A game with great premise that is never completely fulfilled.
The original Resistance: Fall of Man was a flagship PS3 launch title for Sony. The sequel comes at a time when the market's most expensive system is crying out for another killer-app in the wake of th...
An example of a sequel that fails to learn from the first game's mistakes.
In 2007, while Activison's Tony Hawk franchise was hitting a slump, EA Black Box revolutionised skateboarding games with Skate and its innovative "flick-it" control system. Now, more than a year later...
Prince of Persia
Another reinvention for the Prince, with mixed results.
Prince of Persia is most certainly one of the great classic franchises. In it's heyday it was the pinnacle of 2D platforming and the brain child of just one man, the ingenious Jordan Mechner. These da...
A risky new IP with great potential for the future.
When you think about risk taking in the games industry you could certainly be forgiven for not immediately thinking of EA. Recent history though has seen the once sequel-obsessed publisher come to rea...
A voyage into the unknown, but a fantastic journey nonetheless.
Since it was first announced at the 2007 Game Developer's Conference, LittleBigPlanet has become Sony's poster boy for the company's next-gen offerings. Media Molecule's charming creation, Sackboy, ha...
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
The Lego franchise has been providing a new take on "kids' games" since the first Lego Star Wars in 2005. However, after several iterations using different source material there's a real feeling that ...
FIFA 09: World Class Soccer
The best football game for the current generation of systems.
Another football season has kicked off and the title race for the footie game crown is underway. In the last few years Konami has been making small incremental changes with its Pro Evolution Soccer fr...
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The best 3D platformer of all time
Prince of Persia on the Sega Genesis was the most demanding game of its time, needing extreme precision and speed as you race against the clock. Prince of Persia on PlayStation 2 really captures the s...
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy
Highly entertaining for Bourne fans, but it may not be to everyone's tastes.
Movie games have been on a downhill slide in recent years, but can The Bourne Conspiracy turn this around, just as the film series did for spy thrillers back in 2002? The Bourne Conspiracy, publish...
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)
Flawless. A perfect end to Snake's story.
"Kept you waitin' huh?" Over the last twenty years the Metal Gear series has influenced and changed the action / adventure genre with every new entry in the series. Without it, stealth-action would...
Grand Theft Auto IV
A beautiful game. But not perfect.
GTA IV is the latest entry in Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" franchise and is also the biggest game ever released in-terms of hype and sales. While it is truly stunning and much improved over it's...
A great expansion of the single-player experience from the first game but lacking in other areas.
Condemned 2 follows hot on the heels of the original Condemned. You play disgraced Serial Crimes Unit (SCU) detective Ethan Thomas who has become an alcoholic since losing his job and coming to terms ...
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
A near perfect game engine, but there are many other issues to resolve before the final release.
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is the official preview build for Polyphony Digital's racing uber-sim Gran Turismo 5, which is due out in early 2009. Don't be turned off by thinking of Prologue as a "demo." ...
A good start for a new IP, but it's too clunky in places to be a truly great game.
This day and age in games, it is hard to find interesting new IPs with publishers less willing to take risks as development costs rise. Thankfully though Microsoft took a risk with Bioware's Mass Effe...
Forza Motorsport 2
Tries to be GT for the Xbox but never quite reaches the same levels of perfection
Forza Motorsport is Microsoft's attempt at providing an hardcore racing simulator for the 360 in competition with the long-standing PlayStation exclusive, Gran Turismo. Unfortunately, it doesn't match...
Has lots of John Woo style, but not a lot of substance to go with it
Stranglehold is the sequel to John Woo's 1992 movie, "Hard Boiled." Like that film this game-based sequel stars Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector Tequila. This time around Tequila's daughter has been kidnappe...
The best Burnout since the original
The original Burnout was a game focussed on fast, furious racing and really shook-up the racing genre. Over time though the series became bogged-down in creating over-the-top crash animations and the ...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Simply beautiful. Game of the year.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is the latest game from famed developer, Naughty Dog. The team behind Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. Story (7.5) : In Uncharted you play Nathan Drake, an explorer s...
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Great multiplayer, but struggles to hold up in single-player.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the first game in this established franchise to be set outside The Second World War. Its also developer, Infinity Ward's, return to the series after Call of Duty 3 wa...
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
The best songs of the series and also the most intense difficulty.
Guitar Hero III is the third game in the GH franchise, but the first to be developed not by Harmonix, but by famed Tony Hawk developers, Neversoft. The new Les Paul guitar controller (8.0) : The...
Borrows too much from Crackdown but still entertains
Assassin's Creed is the long-awaited adventure game from Ubi Soft's Montreal Studio. The team behind the superb Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The setting in AC isn't too unfamiliar to PoP fans, as ...
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
One of the biggest disappointments in gaming
Story: GTA: San Andreas follows a character known as CJ as he tries to re-establish his family as the dominant gang in the State of San Andreas which includes three cities of rougly the same size a...
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The peak of the NFS series
Graphics: NFS:HP2 is a game which took me by complete surprise on the PlayStation 2, with visuals that really were much better than most other driving titles on the system, aside from Gran Turismo....
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
An evolution rather than a revolution
Konami's first attempt at next-gen football, Pro Evolution Soccer 6, was an example of what not to do. The game was essentially the PS2 version upscaled (badly) for the 360. This year though Pro Evo h...