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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

Here’s the big question: if you already own Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, should you get the Wii U version? Simple answer: yes. Grab your wallet and get yourself to the shops. Smash Bros. for Wii U is all-encompassing. It’s a serious competitive fighter, an insanely fun party game, an...

World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor review
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World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor review

Warlords Of Draenor is a potent reminder that Blizzard Entertainment is capable of more than resting on its irrefutable reputation. After a decade of developing World Of Warcraft, it would have been all too easy for the studio to simply churn out a sixth expansion. Admittedly, that wasn’t outside of...

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review

If Lego Batman 3 proves nothing else, it’s that the decade-old style, started with Lego Star Wars, remains as inviting to play as ever. The Traveller’s Tales team continues to deliver no matter what franchise it’s spinning. The once modest studio hidden away in the leafy Cheshire town of Knutsford...

Assassin’s Creed Rogue review
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Assassin’s Creed Rogue review

It’s a shame Ubisoft didn’t put its full weight behind this idea, because it could have been something great. There are hints of the potential of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue all the way through the game. Small moments of clarity where playing as a Templar reveals something interesting about the age-old...

The Crew review
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The Crew review

A pretty respectable technical achievement masquerading as a piece of entertainment, The Crew is the last lot from Ubisoft’s ample release slate for 2014; a year which has seen the launch of the French multinational’s least artistically prosperous offerings in a very long time. Following a nearly unparalleled run of...

Assassin’s Creed Unity review
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Assassin’s Creed Unity review

Ignoring the near-cataclysmic abundance of ruinous bugs and foibles – more on those in a minute – how you end up feeling about Assassin’s Creed: Unity is likely to depend on how you feel about Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. That game, with its morally ambiguous protagonist, novel loot-diving system and...

Toybox Turbos review
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Toybox Turbos review

Toybox Turbos is even more deliberately nostalgic than the rest of the retro-inspired games coming out at the moment. After all, developer Codemasters was responsible for the series on which TT is so clearly based, so despite its reluctance to use the name – presumably because it doesn’t have the...

Football Manager 2015 review
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Football Manager 2015 review

The tales of Football Manager extremism have become part of gaming’s own urban legend. Everyone’s probably heard a friend tell the story about how ‘they’ don a suit for their team’s appearance in the FA Cup Final. Countless tales of divorce and familial breakdowns have circulated for years, the ‘Football...