Aliens: Colonial Marines

Six survivors of development limbo

Bad games. We’ve seen plenty since this site started in 2001, but in this day and age of big budgets and high expectations they’ve started to become few and far between. Godzilla on PS4 was the most recent, and it’s fair to say that many were surprised by...

Killzone: Shadow Fall retakes top ten

A slight shuffle has taken place in the UK chart this week, with the emphasis there on the word ‘slight’. FIFA 14 is still on top – which makes it seven weeks, although not consecutively – and is followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts while Battlefield 4 and...

2013: The year’s ten biggest turkeys

Usually our annual lookback at the worst console games of the year is in conjunction with Metacritic. As in, we use the site as a source. But with Metacritic’s worst rated games of the year mostly consisting of PC and iOS games we’ve never even heard of, it...

Need for Speed Rivals overtakes Gran Turismo 6

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the UK’s number one for the third week running and the fifth time since launch. It was very nearly toppled by FIFA 14 however, with just 600 copies between the two. A price drop to £22.49 at GAME has seemingly helped LEGO Marvel...

Everyone still bloody loves The Last of Us

It’s The Last of Us atop the UK chart for a sixth week. Last week’s ‘big’ release, Dynasty Warriors 8 wasn’t desperately likely to depose it, but manages a very respectable #5. Nintendo will be hoping that Pikmin 3 does the deed next week. Back to this week...

Nintendo’s 3DS tag-team climbs the chart

The Last of Us celebrates a deserved 5th week on top of the UK top 40 this week. Nintendo has a reason for celebration too – Animal Crossing: New Leaf and new entry Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. are at #2 and #3 respectively. Now that’s a...

Crysis 3, take a bow (bow)

For the first time in ages, this week’s UK chart has two new entries in the top two positions. Those two are Crysis 3 – which is the new number one – and Metal Gear Rising: Revengence. Chart-Track reports that there’s a gap of 5,500 copies between them....

“Game Over, man”

Even with a universal mauling – expect for EGM’s rather suspicious 9.0 review – Aliens: Colonial Marines has become the UK’s new number one. Not only that, but it’s also the biggest release of the year so far. That means that it had a better launch than EA’s...

This bitch bites

According to a poll in one of the red top newspapers, videogames are high on the list of things that women choose to buy for their partner on valentine’s day. Seeing as Aliens: Colonial Marines is the only retail release this week, we wouldn’t be surprised if a...

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Review

Has there ever been a movie license more perfectly suited to a videogame adaptation than Aliens? The movie series has influenced countless games over the years, from its entire arsenal of sci-fi weaponry to the design of H.R. Giger’s Xenomorphs. Heck, a few games are even guilty of...