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Infinifactory review
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Infinifactory review

It’s only in playing Infinifactory that we’ve realised just how stagnant the puzzle genre is. It’s a revelatory experience, one that leaves you wondering why all games of the genre can’t match this sense of freedom. For all the options available to gamers, puzzle games are more often than not...

LEGO Jurassic World review
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LEGO Jurassic World review

The days of wretched licensed movie games are over, and it’s thanks to the marvellous LEGO franchise. The bar has been set so high by the likes of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Lord Of The Rings that sludge like the Pacific Rim game just aren’t acceptable any more....

Rocket League review
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Rocket League review

You’re sick of competitive multiplayer, right? These days it’s all headshots and killstreaks, stymied unlocks and capturing bases, and regardless of the shade of brown that is used it’s all feeling a little familiar. Irrespective of the machine gun you use, the only thing that seems to differ in competitive...

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition review
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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition review

Just when you thought Devil May Cry had gotten confusing enough, Capcom decides to re-release an instalment first seen in 2008. Two and a half years ago this entire series was rebooted with a new variation of the lead character, a new development studio and a seemingly new path to...

Massive Chalice review
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Massive Chalice review

Strategy games have conditioned us to believe that mysterious species, superior firepower and unbreakable defences are the biggest threat to humanity’s ongoing survival. Massive Chalice baulks at the notion, instead forcing us to come to the horrible realisation that time, not aliens, is the biggest killer of all. When fighting...

God Of War III Remastered review
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God Of War III Remastered review

Sony’s customary mastery of its own hardware has resulted in some of contemporary gaming’s grandest watershed moments. Nobody sensible would dismiss the narrative or structural achievements of Shadow Of The Colossus or Uncharted’s first sequel, but those games were defined (initially, at least) by their transcendent technical showmanship. For some,...

Steins;Gate review
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Steins;Gate review

The visual novel is an interesting style of game – an ostensibly Japanese curio that’s increasingly gaining traction in the mainstream (that is to say, outside of the hardcore JRPG/anime audience). The terribly stylised Steins;Gate is a prime example of this – offering up enough of the genre’s bizarre storytelling...

Her Story review
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Her Story review

Her Story burrowed into our brain and dug right in there, buried itself like a tic. It made us compulsively obsessed with small details, it made us listen intently to the sole character’s voice, replaying bytes of sound over and over again as we scanned for a crack in the...