Dead Island

Five gaming guilty pleasures

We’re all guilty of something, but rather than fill these hallowed pages with our sinful confessions we’re instead going to share our top five gaming guilty pleasures. All of the games below faced a harsh critical reception upon release, but despite their faults they aren’t entirely without merit…no...

LEGO Batman 2 stands proud

There weren’t a great deal of new releases out last week, and as such this week’s UK top 40 is devoid of all new entries. We were expecting Namco’s Inversion to enter in the bottom half of the top 40 but it hasn’t even managed that. According to...

Bat’s how you do it

Even with the The Amazing Spider-Man movie out now, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has managed to hold onto the top spot of the UK chart for a third week running. Spider-Man has to make do with #3, as London 2012 has risen up to #2. Spec...

Theatrhythm is a dancer

Releasing two rhythm action titles on the same day may not sound the best of ideas, but Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy are two very different games. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has been designed with Final Fantasy fan service in mind – a collection of...

Epic curb-stomps Codemasters

There’s no prize for guessing what game is at the top of the UK chart this week. You may not have guessed though that Gears of War 3 ranks as the biggest launch of this year so far, almost beating the launch week figures for Gears 1 and...

Dead Island – still a popular hot spot

Even with stock shortages and the likes of GAME and GameStation pumping the price up from £39.99 to £47.99 to take advantage of demand, Dead Island remains the UK’s #1. In the two weeks it has been out, it had already sold more copies than any of Deep...

Sun, sea, sand and zombies

Our cynical side told us to be wary of Dead Island. The trailer caused a lot of excitement on the ‘net but fancy CGI alone isn’t enough to distract from the fact that it’s by the developers behind Call of Juarez – a series that hardly has a...