Child of Eden officially the most exciting attraction in London. Also, come and meet GamesRadar UK

If there's a game that really must be experienced by as many people as possible to spread the good and exciting word of video games, then Child of Eden is it. Blandly described it's an Xbox 360 and PS3 on-rails shooter. But Child of Eden is more than that. Stunning to look at. Hypnotic to listen to. Sublime to play. So it's bloody good luck for anyone living in the general area of London that Ubisoft is opening an 'experience centre' entirely dedicated to the first-hand experiencing of Child of Eden. Doors open on June 4 (that's tomorrow) and stay open until June 22.

This is what it looks like:

Above: The coolest places always have people hanging about outside doing things on their phones. They're probably using Twitter

Located in London's intangibly fashionable West End, the Child of Eden centre is spread over two floors and promises to be an intoxicating sensory orgy for anyone wanting to venture inside and try the game for themselves. It's completely free and Child of Eden is a beautiful thing. So it's well worth it. When we played Child of Eden we experienced feelings of almost uncontainable happiness.

Celebrity prank caller and advocate of video games Jonathan Ross is special, so he's already been there and played Child of Eden. This is a photo of him doing that:

Above: Jonathan Ross simultaneously experiencing and playing Child of Eden

But that is not all. The GamesRadar UK team will be heading to the Child of Eden experience centre on Thursday 16 June. So you'll be able to come along and experience us as well. Which won't be as creepy as that sounds. Honest. We'll have more details about that soon. But stick it in your diary now.

In the meantime, if you want to know why Child of Eden is eye-blowing, ear-blowing and all-round mind-blowing, give our preview a read and then get yourself to London for a full-blown experience.

Here's the full address:

34-35 Dean Street,

Opening times: 12:00 - 20:00 daily.
Admission: FREE

You won't regret it. Unless, of course, you have no soul.

June 3, 2011


  • Y2Ken - June 12, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    Oh man, I'd love to be there... but I'm in Exeter and being so close to the date trains are way too expensive for my studenty budget. Disappointing, as both "playing Child of Eden" and "hanging out with team GRUK" are high on my things to do list. Let us know when you guys are at another event though! Also, have a great time!
  • Mooshon - June 8, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    Schedule confirmed, I'll be in residence. What time's good to go for a drink/kinect hand rave?
  • kmdeftones - June 8, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    This is great news! I am impressed that you can attend another event after your gruelling trip to E3... Regardless, I'll be attending.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - June 3, 2011 7 p.m.

    Aw I won't be able to go but since I'm on holiday its not all bad :-)
  • suicidali - June 3, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    I'm spending a week in london the day after this finishes... What bad timing :(
  • Gene - June 3, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    I live in North London - it'll be easy for me to get down there and hang out. I am now majorly stoked for this.
  • Matt Cundy - June 3, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    It would be great to meet up with as many of you on the 16th as possible. We'll confirm exact plans at a later date, but I'll make sure that we're there on the day until 20:00. At least that might make it easier for people to come along after work.
  • Mooshon - June 3, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Will be just back from IOW festival so might pop my head in and say hi.
  • Manguy17 - June 3, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    I do believe I am free that day, and I do believe I live in the general london area....hmmm
  • AlmightyFuzz - June 3, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    Oooh! I'm off to Landan tomorrow for a christening, hopefully I'll get a chance to go see this. *crosses fingers*
  • Enaksan - June 3, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    Although i cant make the GR day, i think i may pop in next Saturday before i go to see Jonathan Coulton. I'm quite intrigued by this and it would be nice to have something to play on my Kinect again...
  • ithurtstopoop - June 3, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    Damn it, I have to work.

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