Does Rayman Legends live up to the fantastic 2D platforming of its predecessor? Find out in our review...
The visuals alone are enough to lull even the most seasoned gamer
into a false sense of security. Vibrant colors abound, preposterous characters
gambol and cavort with giddy abandon, and vivacious animation breathes life
into the already-fecund levels. But don’t be fooled by Rayman Origins. This
intensely beautiful 2D platformer can easily crack open and scramble even the
most hardened of hardcore gamers.
And that’s a very good thing...
If you need to know the quickest way to flush your money down the toilet, Red Baron Arcade is the answer. Originally penciled in for a release last year, the dogfighter disappeared into the ether after Activision swallowed the whole of Sierra. Six months later, the game crash-landed on the PSN store, treating gamers to one of the most poorly presented PSN titles in recent memory.
In some ways, it was to Red Johnson's Chronicles' benefit that the PSN debacle happened. Originally intended for release way back in April and just now hitting Sony's shaky airwaves, the noir-adventure game is riding a peripheral wave of affection from LA Noire's considerable buzz. Unlike Noire, though, Red Johnson largely only has style going for it, and not substance as well - aside from some occasionally good ideas that are bungled in execution. Like Team Bondi and Rockstar's latest masterpiece, though, Red Johnson succeeds in reimagining the adventure game from a new perspective. It's just that the perspective is too uneven, veering wildly from LucasArts meets Highlights Magazine in its puzzles' logic and then manufacturing a sense of difficulty by strong-arming you into pixel-hunting...
Is Dontnod Entertainment's action game Remember Me good enough to stick in your long-term memory? Find out in our review...
With Resident Evil 4 HD, Capcom had the opportunity to take
one of the previous generation’s greatest games and update it to a modern
masterpiece as well. This summer’s Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time for 3DS
proved that, with enough extra effort, even years-old titles can seem fresh and
relevant. Sadly, Resident Evil 4 HD has not received the same level of
enhancement – upscaled textures are about as exciting as this facelift gets.
The survival horror shooter is still classic and worth playing, of course, but
not as worth replaying as we’d hoped...
Resident Evil 6 is the most ambitious game in the franchise yet, and it's likely going to be the most polarizing. Will you love it or hate it? Find out in our review...
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection brings the light-gun action from Wii to PlayStation Move in a two-game downloadable package. Is it worth the plunge if you've never played either before?
The recent release of Resident
Evil 4 HD reminded us that some great games remain as inviting and playable as
they ever were, even after the passage of several years and countless innovations
within the same genre. If only the same could be said about tomorrow's release
of Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X HD. Almost twelve years after its first
appearance on the Sega Dreamcast, playing Code: Veronica X feels more like
fumbling through an interactive museum exhibit demonstrating some of 3D
gaming's first wobbly steps into modernity. It's still a solid game, but you
should leave behind most modern conceptions of what makes a good game if you
want to get the most out of this outing...
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City takes the canon in a whole new direction with a co-op squad shooter that takes place around the events of Resident Evil 2. Is it as awesome as a Chicago Typewriter, or is it about as much fun as huffing the G-Virus out of a canister?