Tag Archives: PC


Virginia review
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Virginia review

[Reviewed on Xbox One] The design of many a modern videogame owes a clear debt to cinema. But this often manifests itself in the most intrinsically uninteresting form imaginable. Just think about it, how often have you had camera control wrestled out of your hands – forced from active participant...

Forza Horizon 3 review
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Forza Horizon 3 review

In Forza Horizon 3’s opening moments, you’ll zoom a Lamborghini across picturesque hillsides, transition seamlessly to a pack of 4x4s hurtling along Byron Bay, before racing through the dense rainforest against a Jeep that’s dangling from the bottom of a helicopter. It’s a supremely confident introduction that epitomises Playground Games’...

FIFA 17 review
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FIFA 17 review

[Reviewed on Xbox One] Success leads to complacency that in turn breeds contempt – that’s the inherent problem with a development cycle that favours speed over finesse. With a resurgent rival in the form of Pro Evolution Soccer, EA had to return to the pitch in 2017 fresh and vibrant,...

Behind the scenes of Diablo

Having championed a whole new way to play RPGs and spawning the term “Diablo-clone” that is still used to classify an entire sub-genre to this day, we look at the origins of what would become one of Blizzard’s staple franchises


The Turing Test review
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The Turing Test review

[Reviewed on Xbox One] About halfway through The Turing Test we were worried it was going to continue to be a rather pale imitation of a great first-person puzzler. We can’t avoid the comparison with Portal and we’re not sure Bulkhead would want us to. The appreciation and understanding of...

World Of Warcraft: Legion review
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World Of Warcraft: Legion review

With a new WOW expansion pack you’re not really critiquing the state of MMOs anymore. You can’t compare it with more recent, modern equivalents, argue that the genre has moved on beyond the incredibly archaic hotkey-based combat or even draw attention to innovations that have failed to reach the decade-old...

ReCore review
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ReCore review

Half an hour after starting ReCore, you may start to notice it all seems vaguely familiar. The combat feels like Earth Defense Force, the plaftorming like Enslaved, the exploration like Darksiders.  But although it derives its various elements from better-known games, the final mix somehow feels fresh. As Joules, a...