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Dirt Rally review
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Dirt Rally review

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the era of the rally simulator was dead. Not since 2004’s Richard Burns Rally has there been a rally game that has approached the sport with the goal of definitively portraying it as it exists in reality: cars that require significant practise to master,...

F1 2015 review
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F1 2015 review

Spare a sympathetic thought for Codemasters, the developer of F1. Trying to make an enjoyable game from a sport that is arguably experiencing the most tiresome, predictable and cynically viewed period it has ever ‘enjoyed’ can be no easy task. Why would anyone that doesn’t classify himself or herself as...

Coding back the years with David Darling

Dubbed “whiz-kids” in the Eighties by a national press still coming to terms with a home-computing revolution, the Darling brothers, Richard and David, made their name – and money – producing simple but easily marketable budget games. Having originally sold their ever-growing number of titles direct to the public via...

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...

Grid Autosport review
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Grid Autosport review

Seven minutes into an eight-minute endurance race, with no rewinds left and a slim lead over the rest of the pack, the stress becomes too much. We make a mistake. Traction is lost. The racing line a distant memory. We’re overtaken, quickly dropping to seventh and, when it’s all said...



Dirt 3 review

Does Codemasters’ latest rally installment do donuts all over its predecessors, or gently rust in a field somewhere?


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