How did Ninja Theory's take on Capcom's beloved hack and slash franchise turn out? Read on to see our thoughts...
The flaw in trying to turn a game of chance into a videogame is just that. It’s a game of chance. And nothing is more insulting than watching the computer draw an endless succession of winning statistics. Even when you think you’re near victory, the buggering AI will suddenly hit a ten-card streak. It’s not even slightly entertaining.
Sure, Top Trumps tries to jazz things up by introducing special powers such as Name
Don’t Starve is a survival game where starvation is the least of your worries. Is it worth the challenge? Read our review to find out…
Who would have thought that anything bad could happen from mixing the occult and ancient alien technology? It's up to you, Space Marine, to thwart the invasion from a Hell dimension that has started on a Mars research station and threatens to spread to Earth.
There's no disputing that Doom 3 has some of the prettiest graphics ever on the PC, showing some of the ugliest monsters ever to throw fireballs at your head. The creatures that stalk you in the darkness are pretty terrifying if you hold
If you scare easily, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil can be a heart-pounding experience. But if it takes more than dark corridors and monsters jumping out of corners to make you sweat the cold stinky sweat of fear, Nerve Software's expansion pack quickly becomes a tedious trek through "Been-There-Ville."
The story is about as creative as Doom gets: It's two years after the events of Doom 3 and you're part of a Marine force sent in to trace a homing beacon from deep in the facility. Soon enough,
Have you played Rootbeer Tapper? Did you like Rootbeer Tapper? Good! Go play it. It’s the same basic time-management game as this vague take on the theme, only it’s more exciting, and you can probably find it for about 7 bucks cheaper. As Dr. Daisy, you must move pets from the registration desk to the examination table, check them and then administer treatment.
Kheops Studio is one of the brighter lights on the 3D adventure gaming scene, and the French developer’s latest offering - Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon (a different company created chapters one and two several years ago) - is one of the most mentally taxing and imposing point-and-click puzzlers you’ll ever aim a mouse at.
Dr. Van Helsing, one of gothic literature’s most intriguing and adventurous characters, is challenged with tasks more appropriate for an ambitious civil servant than a legendary vampire hunter in Dracula: Origin, a point-and-click adventure from the developers of the Sherlock Holmes series (Secret of the Silver Earring, Nemesis).
The story follows Van Helsing as he tracks the Drac through London, Austria, Egypt, and all the way
If you're going to remaster Bambi and Dumbo, why not Dirk the Daring? The animated hero of 1983's arcade smash Dragon's Lair was created by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, and over the years, he's gotten a bit fuzzy. (Dirk has, anyway; we can't speak for Don.) So, it's back to the vaults for a year of restoration from the original Technicolor negative, and the result is the extremely pretty, mega-nostalgic Dragon's Lair HD.
Dragon's Lair was the first arcade game that let you play a cartoon; its
With the heyday of pinball simulations on the PC ping, ping, pinging in my noggin like it was the mid-90s all over again, I really wanted to love Dream Pinball 3D. Forget that its title still hypes the fact that it’s “3D” well over a decade after 3D cards became standard operating equipment. Forget that Future Pinball, a beautiful, well-made pinball sim and table designer, can be downloaded for free from