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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

I wanted S4E1 – that’s what I reckon all the cool kids are calling it – to be excellent. I think I only read one review when it was released last year, and took that as confirmation that it is indeed excellent. Having finally got round to downloading...

Deadly Premonition

Now this is a game that I’m glad I wasn’t asked to review – I can’t decide if it’s the ‘best worst game ever’ or the ‘worst best game ever’. Confused? Of course you are. Just trying to describe it gives me brain ache – it’s a murder...

Crackdown 2

Have you ever seen a game that’s ridiculously cheap but it’s not a game you ever planned to buy, but still buy it anyway because it’s at a price too good to miss? This is what happened with me and Crackdown 2 after finding the metal tin edition...

Bakugan: Battle Brawlers

Original games are plentiful on the Wii but they don’t appear as frequently on Xbox 360. That’s why when something interesting comes out on Microsoft’s box I’ll give it a whirl, even if it is in a brightly-hued box and has a 7+ age rating on the box....

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper

When slipping this in my 360 my first impressions weren’t that favourable. Even if it were an Xbox 360 launch game the visuals would be a disappointment, with basic character models and animations that are recycled endlessly. The voice acting is pretty shabby too – I wouldn’t be...

Bionic Commando

Swedish developers GRIN only made a few games before filing for bankruptcy. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and its sequel were easily their finest moments. Dismal movie tie-ins Wanted: Weapons of Fate and Terminator Salvation were their worst. Bionic Commando sits in between. When it’s good, it’s...

Final Fantasy XIII

I suppose this could be a new feature, “games I spent too much time slowly playing through and should have reviewed but kind of forgot to, so thought I’d better write something about them just for the sake of it”. So here isn’t a review of Final Fantasy...

G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra

There are plenty of mysteries in life with G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra’s 16+ age rating being one fine example. There’s no blood, no swearing, no dismemberment and most of the enemies are robots or mechanical machines. When you consider that Batman: Arkham Asylum is only a...

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard feels like a clunky version of Gears of War, with mindless shooting against constantly re-spawning enemies that have fewer brains than a piece of broccoli. So why then did I find myself glued to it until the very end? That’ll be...

The Club

When a game sells about as well as chocolate covered poo it’s a blow to both the developer and publisher. But it’s not all bad news – after hanging around on shelves for a few months unwanted games more often than not end up in the bargain bin...

Shadowrun

Since its release early last year, Shadowrun has been on the receiving end of a lot of flack, and to be honest, it’s mostly deserved. The single player mode is almost non-existent – you can only play against bots with less intelligence than a ’80s calculator – and...