The evolution of water effects

Lair (2007, PS3)
Rubbish game, all things considered. And again, the game's problems are mirrored by the water effects. From a distance, they look astonishing. But when you get up-close, you can see the layers of slidey polygons and it all looks a bit pants. Ah well. At least the controls are nice and fluid, eh?

Above: At times, Lair just looks amazing. Flying slug aside, this is one of those times

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.