The sea caresses the beaches like a supernaturally attentive lover. The sky is powder-blue, the sea a living mirror and, emerging from it, verdant isle after verdant isle. It's all so perfect it seems a shame to pull the trigger and bring a heaving bag of violence to this unearthly paradise.
It's clear that we're in that stage of the gaming hardware cycle where the PC takes a lead over static platforms. While Deus Ex: Invisible War was hamstrung by a somewhat dour graphical aesthetic and a
Ubisoft's third outing in its franchise of open world first-person shooters is quite the wild ride. But is it one worth taking? Read on to find out...
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a retro-inspired, stand-alone (you don't need a copy of Far Cry 3 to play it) action story that puts you in the cyber-boots of Rex Colt, an 80s style action hero who loves his country, but loves to kill even more. Here's our review.
Faster Than Light is frightening, punishing, and amazingly rewarding. Come see why this space game is one of the best released in a long time...
From the weird-merchants behind The Path comes the game of Salome – the princess who asked Herod for John the Baptist’s head. It begins in clunky first-person, with you in a dungeon with nothing to do but be tormented by randomly appearing snippets from Oscar Wilde’s play Salome.
Ah, history. Stranger than fiction, and the source of the best stories. JoWooD, makers of variable quality games, rely on our love of the conflicts of the ancients to bring us a range of real-time strategies developed by WorldForge, who made Ancient Wars: Sparta. WorldForge, it seems, are keen on creating ponderously predictable RTS campaigns in a game engine that softly mimics Warcraft III and its ilk. Sadly for us, the game has nothing of
Nov 8, 2007
FEAR has always been a game of two halves, both heavily involving people being cut into halves. On one side, perhaps excepting Crysis, it's the most cinematically kinetic shooter on the PC; on the other, a story-led atmosphere-fest. It's equal parts Hong Kong gun opera and Japanese horror. This (standalone) expansion pack rarely deviates from the - ahem - mandate, and this is both its strength and its weakness.
When it does deviate, it mostly just lifts tricks from its peers. For
FIFA 14 is back, looking to perfect its winning formula with a few controversial tweaks to its physics system. Will the changes break a tried-and-tested design? Let's find out...
Dec 14, 2007
A dirty secret in the EA Sports pantheon, this has been slipped out with a minimum of fuss to offer a third way to budding Steve McLarens. While Football Manager and Championship Manager at least concentrate on the task in hand, FIFA Manager establishes itself as the football management game for people who don't like football. Having to select a husband/wife/sexual partner is banal enough, but when you're told playing golf will improve your relationship with the club president,
Can FIFA Manager 10 follow in the footsteps of FIFA 10 with an all-conquering game? Almost. The slightly quirky alternative to Championship Manager and Football Manager, this carries loads of official licences so you can see the faces of your players and backroom staff.