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Firefall review
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Firefall review

Firefall has been through development hell over the last few years, and it’s unfortunate that what it mostly has to show for it are the scars, and a yawning gap between potential and reality that not even the nimblest of its battleframes could jetpack across. When announced back in 2010,...

Wayward Manor review
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Wayward Manor review

Ghost In The Machine It’s always a concern when a big-name ‘real world’ writer jumps into our world, but in truth authors have fared far better than Hollywood scriptwriters. Terry Pratchett’s Discworlds were a delight, Tom Clancy pretty much revolutionised Ubisoft’s entire output, and even the JK Rowling-powered Wonderbook on...


EA Sports UFC review
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EA Sports UFC review

EA Sports UFC is a game of three parts. Just like in a real UFC fight, you’ll have to master ground, clinch and stand-up portions in order to become well-rounded enough to compete for a championship belt. The fact that these three elements feel so different from one another is...

Entwined review
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Entwined review

Entwined is a charming proposition, one that you can’t help but respect and connect with upon first embarking on its unique attempt to tell a tale of love and companionship. Newcomer PixelOpus has set out to craft a thought-provoking and (dare we say it?) artistic experience that’ll sit comfortably alongside...

Transistor review
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Transistor review

Identity is a rare thing in videogames development. Only a few studios have the capacity and the vision to create in their own image; FROM, Platinum, arguably Rockstar. Smaller teams inevitably find it easier, but few could claim such a strong sense of self than San Francisco’s Supergiant Games, whose...

Ultra Street Fighter 4 review
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Ultra Street Fighter 4 review

Perhaps the greatest myth surrounding Street Fighter 4 was that it was somehow more accessible than its predecessors. The game certainly revitalised the fighting game market by reviving recognisable characters in a visually appealing game with a familiar feel, but with a Super bar, an Ultra bar, Focus attacks and...

Watch Dogs review
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Watch Dogs review

Five years. A lot changes in five years. Gaming’s a technological arms race and in half a decade a game that looks revolutionary at the start can seem decrepit by the end. This is the challenge Ubisoft Montreal’s colossal Watch Dogs team has faced since its ballsy, thrilling e3 reveal...