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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth review
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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth review

The most valuable insight gleaned by the human race has come at the hands of its toughest lessons. The desire to push boundaries and expand horizons has been met with great tragedies and stunning discoveries alike. It’s fitting, then, that the same can be said of Firaxis’ latest title in...

FIFA 15 review
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FIFA 15 review

It’s frightening how lifelike this is. As has become standard practice for EA Sports releases, realism is at the forefront of everything in this year’s FIFA, and permeating every game mode from simple skill games to the typically excellent Career mode is a brilliant sheen that, arguably, far surpasses any...

Super Smash Bros. 3DS review
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Super Smash Bros. 3DS review

Trying to cram Nintendo’s flagship brawler into its 3D handheld console might seem like folly, but for the most part Super Smash Bros. for 3DS works. It is by some means a sterling achievement, not least because the chaotic action has been transported from the spacious domain of the television...

Bayonetta 2 review
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Bayonetta 2 review

While the Wii U’s 12-month headstart might not do much for the console in terms of raw power, it has unquestionably helped the platform get an early lead in terms of killer exclusives. PS4 and Xbox One are only really just starting to see the first real system sellers now,...

Destiny review
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Destiny review

We don’t know what Destiny is. It isn’t an MMO, though it takes a lot of cues from the genre, sometimes to its detriment, sometimes to its advantage. But it’s not just an FPS or an RPG, either. It’s some weird amalgamation of genres whose final form is something of...

The Sims 4 review
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The Sims 4 review

Well, Maxis has certainly had a bit of a thrashing, hasn’t it? Despite the underlying improvements that came with SimCity, the internet had spoken – it did not like the reboot. Not to recap on everything too much, but here it is in a nutshell: Maxis made design decisions the internet...

Wasteland 2 review
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Wasteland 2 review

We’re conditioned to think in gaming that the longer you have to wait for something, the worse it will be. Wasteland 2 took 26 years to arrive, so it should be awful, right? Well, it’s not. At all. In fact, Wasteland 2 is everything you’d want from a sequel to...

Alien: Isolation review
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Alien: Isolation review

The highest compliment that you can pay Creative Assembly’s uncompromising, nerve-plucking and lengthy entry in the Alien canon is that even without any prior knowledge of its source material, Alien: Isolation is superb. It doesn’t matter whether you can appreciate the care with which the world of Ridley Scott’s 1979...