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Vainglory review
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Vainglory review

You might not think that MOBAs are ‘your thing’ and perhaps a mobile one like Vainglory won’t change your mind. But there’s something about this little game that had us starting rounds over and over, continuing to improve on our previous performances. The title is, at its core, a 3v3...

Shin Megami Tensei 4 review
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Shin Megami Tensei 4 review

Why has Atlus turned heel and headed back to the templates MegaTen came from? The previous numbered entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series was a departure for Atlus – Lucifer’s Call (Nocturne in the US) was a far cry from the sprite-based dungeon-crawlers that lead to its creation. It was a 3D, cel-shaded beauty...

Shape Up review
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Shape Up review

Ignore everything Jillian Michaels has ever told you: getting in shape and losing weight is not fun. In fact, it is routinely the complete opposite. Doing it the hard way – hitting the gym and braving the roads – is a challenge most of us would rather avoid. And doing...

Pure Pool review
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Pure Pool review

No matter how well made a pool game might be, it’s difficult to ever classify one as anything more than entirely functional. The game’s core concept of knocking balls against one another and into pockets is so simple that there’s barely any space whatsoever for the designers of a game...

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review

“One more go.” That’s what goes through your head as you die for the tenth time in a row, but it’s more of an instinct than a coherent thought. You don’t have time to visualise the words, much less vocalise them, before your reflexes kick in and you jab the...

Lara Croft And  The Temple Of Osiris review
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Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris review

Hokey supernatural silliness is undeniably a key part of Tomb Raider’s DNA. Just as nobody dare question the science in things like Indiana Jones or Big Trouble In Little China, Lara’s games have a way of presenting impossible situations without feeling the need to justify or explain them. It’s what...

This War Of Mine review
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This War Of Mine review

This War Of Mine is deliberately stripped back, a war game without battles, a survival game without zombies. You control a handful of civilians just trying to stay alive while a fictional but familiar modern conflict destroys the city around them. By day, the group stays in the dilapidated building...

Never Alone review
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Never Alone review

Iñupiaq culture isn’t often observed in wider media, and as far as we’re aware it’s never been touched in videogames before Never Alone. The game is a Limbo-esque 2D platformer that, on the surface, tells the story of a girl called Nuna and her familiar, an arctic fox that can...