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Halo: Spartan Strike review
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Halo: Spartan Strike review

Halo just shouldn’t work as a top-down, twin-stick shooter. That isn’t conjecture, it’s a straight-up fact, and you just have to look towards the state that 2014’s Halo: Spartan Assault was launched in as the evidence. Instead of attempting to once again force-feed the remnants of Bungie’s original design into...

Azure Striker Gunvolt review
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Azure Striker Gunvolt review

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a great example of a more simplistic style of game making a comeback. The leaps in gaming over the past few decades have been amazing, with worlds being created now that not only take hours to explore, but feature emotive storylines, gripping our minds as well...

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

Nazis, castles, some ancient magic and then a few zombies. That’s the Wolfenstein staple. It’s been established, it’s been done and it’s not likely to change much in the coming years. You’d think that formula was so stringent that it’d keep you in check, that it’d be hard to actually...

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown review
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Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown review

After a successful crowd-funding campaign and subsequent confusion about its name, shape and form, Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown – formerly Shadowrun Online – is at last ready to be judged solely on its merits. The first chapter of an always-online turn-based strategy title that supports one to four-player co-op teams,...

Life Is Strange, Episode 3: Chaos Theory review
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Life Is Strange, Episode 3: Chaos Theory review

The pop culture references that Life Is Strange litters itself with should be enough to give away exactly what the game is trying to do; you’ve got early, and important, references to Ray Bradbury, Battle Royale, 1984, Weird Science and Twin Peaks. On top of that, characters often refer to...

Splatoon review
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Splatoon review

Nintendo hasn’t been synonymous with multiplayer shooters since the Nintendo 64 days, when the likes of GoldenEye and Perfect Dark made it the console of choice for putting one between your friends’ eyes. Splatoon is an attempt to recapture some of that magic with a brand new IP and the...

Project CARS review
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Project CARS review

It’s common knowledge that racing simulators are not easy, or cheap, to design and produce. Simply getting the physics modelling as close to perfect as possible takes multiple experts working many hours, let alone the effort that needs to go into visuals, sound, artificial intelligence and online components. For that...

Infinity Runner review
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Infinity Runner review

Few pastimes are as prone to inspiring déjà vu as videogames, but Infinity Runner’s pervasive dreariness constantly threatens to turn a simple, forthright genre outing into something that’s borderline offensive. Little more than a vapid, crazily repetitive blueprint for its own sequel, Infinity Runner is the kind of project that...