Reviews

Game Dev Story

I just lost a couple of days to an iPhone game. A very meta one at that. A game in which I made games. Ninja action games, pirate RPGs, and Japanese cosplay date rape simulators, among other things. A game about making games? A gamer’s wet dream, surely?...

Madden NFL 11

The “everything you see on a Sunday” blurb on the back of the box does not relate to the Eastenders Omnibus or a nice roast dinner with Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings that most of the British population are accustomed to seeing on a Sunday, but rather the formations...

Dead Rising 2

The front cover for Dead Rising 2 shows humble hero Chuck Greene brandishing a handmade weapon consisting of two chainsaws strapped to a canoe paddle. It’s one of the cooler weapons that can be made in the game, but it’s not the coolest. That accolade goes to the...

Halo: Reach

Would a Mario game feel the same if Mario was replaced by, say, a shiny robotic baboon? I’d say that it wouldn’t do as some of the charm and the connection between the player and lead character would be lost. Halo: Reach is the second game not to...

Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns

Light gun games are perfectly suited to the Wii, but it’s hard to understand why Sega chose to pair up Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns and slap them onto one disk. Neither game is particularly well remembered and the part of their novelty in the arcade was that...

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

I was in a quandary if I should bother reviewing this download-only prologue to Dead Rising 2. After a few moments of reasonably hard thinking though I decided that it’s worthy of coverage, seeing that Capcom wants you to hand over cold hard cash for it. Well, 400...

Toy Story 3: The Video Game

The press release announcing Toy Story 3 was only issued back in February, just four short months before the game itself. With such a short space of time between being announced and being released I feared that this would be a rush job. The end result though is...

Transformers: War for Cybertron

Whoever said that you can’t please everybody all of the time was certainly onto something. I once had a few friends over for dinner, one of which was a vegetarian. We were having meatloaf so to keep Mr. Veggie happy I formed his meatloaf into the shape of...

Split/Second: Velocity

When Disney purchased Brighton-based developer Black Rock Studios I honestly thought that they would have them working on a Mario Kart-style racer featuring Mickey Mouse, Porky Pig, The Wombles and other renowned Disney characters. Fortunately not only has Disney left Black Rock alone to do what they do...

UFC Undisputed 2010

Do you know what a review embargo is? It’s a date set by a publisher that we are only allowed on, or after, to publish a review. Some publishers are sneaky – if they’re putting out a duff game they sometimes won’t allow websites to put a review...

Prison Break: The Conspiracy

If you think life in regular prison is tough, what with the shankings, shivings and shaftings and all, then spare a thought for Secret Service member Agent Paxton. Not only does he have to contend with being a “small fish in a big pond” (as the game rightly...

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

It’s slightly sad to think that the teenage gamers of today won’t have a clue who the Bonanza Brothers, Opa Opa and Alex Kidd are. That said, I consider myself to be a Sega buff and I had to Google the names of unlockable characters ‘Zobio and Zobiko’...