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Code Name: STEAM review
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Code Name: STEAM review

If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like if recurring Lovecraft character Randolph Carter, the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz and Tom Sawyer teamed up to stop aliens taking over a steampunk version of Earth, Code Name: STEAM makes your bizarrely specific dreams come true. Fire Emblem...

The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2 review
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The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2 review

In the right circumstances, we’re all prepared to forgive weaknesses in videogames. After all, flaws can be compensated for by strengths in other areas – some games have ideas that are so clever that you feel obliged to excuse a little shoddiness in the execution, some are constructed with such...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China review
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China review

If two Assassin’s Creed games in November weren’t enough for you, Ubisoft is back to milk a little bit more out of its most lucrative franchise with three short adventures. These 2.5D stealth platformers will tell the stories of a trio of assassins that you may have come across if...

Titan Souls review
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Titan Souls review

There was a boss in Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past so evil that it earned eternal infamy among Zelda fans; his name was Moldorm. One slip and, with a single hit, the agile giant worm would bash Link off the floating platform to the level below, instantly...

Cities: Skylines review
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Cities: Skylines review

It’s not all that fair to lavish too much hatred on the last SimCity. Mired as it was by a PR disaster that’ll feature in history books and ultimately leading to the closure of a beloved studio, it’d feel wrong to hate it too much. Especially since it was actually...

Mortal Kombat X review
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Mortal Kombat X review

Realising it shouldn’t rock a boat it spent so long trying to stabilise, NetherRealm has made Mortal Kombat X more an evolution of its predecessor than another completely new offering. Throughout the entire noughties the Mortal Kombat series was the living embodiment of one of its defeated characters at the...

Zombie Army Trilogy review
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Zombie Army Trilogy review

The very concept of Nazi zombies has become a weirdly prolific subgenre. We’ve seen plenty of zombie modes in Call Of Duty over the years, and Zombie Army Trilogy itself began life as expansions for the Sniper Elite series. But does stretching what is a series of kitschy add-ons into...

Bladestorm: Nightmare review
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Bladestorm: Nightmare review

Despite being from the same developer, Bladestorm isn’t really a Dynasty Warriors-type game Sure, you will be cutting through swathes of enemies on vast battlefields, only here you will be holding buttons down instead of mashing them for combos. It’s an attempt at being more strategy-based, but in truth, the...