Reviews

Wheel of Fortune

The mind boggles at the opportunities a Wheel of Fortune video game might present: imagine Carole Smilie turning the letters for John Leslie. Their tenures on the show never overlapped, but in the virtual world, anything could have been possible. But no: here you can play Wheel of...

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

It’s fair to say that 2010 has been a vintage year for racing games. We’ve had Split/Second and Blur with their manic destruction while Codemasters showed us what they could do with the Formula 1 franchise. Gran Turismo 5 turned out to be worth the wait (well, almost)...

Doritos Crash Course / Harms Way

Mini Reviews As a lazy videogame journalist might say: “Christmas has come early for Xbox 360 owners as there’s two free arcade games currently available”. I’m not lazy though, so I’d never say anything like that. Nope. The two in question are Doritos Crash Course and Harms Way,...

Truth or Lies

Before I even put Truth or Lies inside my 360 I knew that there was going to be a problem. I’m not talking about the fact that it requires a microphone and won’t work with the Xbox 360’s headset (you know, the one that nearly all Xbox owners...

Barbie: Groom and Glam Pups

Matt thought it would be a good idea to review Barbie: Groom and Glam Pups in the style of a pre-teen magazine writer. For research he purchased every magazine available from his local newsagents. He now loves Justin Bieber, owns all the Jacqueline Wilson books and has the...

Alien Breed 3: Descent

It makes sense that Team 17 chose to resurrect Alien Breed after telling the world that they were going download only. The original, released on Amiga, was in the charts for over a year and is still frequently mentioned in the likes of Retro Gamer magazine and on...

Create

It’s hard to believe that Create – a physics based puzzle game, much like those that get downloaded millions of times by mobile phone gamers – comes from the same studio that gave us Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Why? Because it’s the total opposite. The Deathly...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

The school of Hogwarts doesn’t appear at all in the new Harry Potter film, so it makes sense that it isn’t in the game either. Instead, Harry is on the run and living life as a fugitive. This fits in nicely with the game’s new action-orientated direction: it’s...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive is one of those games where after an hour of play you will have seen and done everything it has to offer – after that first hour, you’re simply left doing the same thing again and again. In Blood Drive’s case that’s driving around dull arenas,...

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Long before Enslaved there was a TV series shown in the 70s called Monkey that was also based on the 16th century Chinese novel Saiyūki. According to the TV show theme tune 70s Monkey was “the funkiest monkey that ever popped”. If you called this new Monkey a...

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011

I don’t feel embarrassed to say that there was a time I used to enjoy playing wresting games. This isn’t because I was only as old as my shoe size back then (14) but because they were good fun. There was WWF WrestleFest in the arcade, which had...

NHL 11

Whereas the FIFA and Madden games have improved massively over the past three years or so, the NHL games have always been pretty good. So much so, that it’s evident just by looking at the back of the box that the developers have struggled to think of new...