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  • Alien: Isolation Review

    Published at PLAY Magazine - 15 readers

    We don’t know if Ridley Scott plays videogames – he seems like the kind of guy that would, though. If he happened to play Alien: Isolation, we can’t help but think of how he’d react to it – we’re sure it must make him feel proud, but uncomfortable at the same time. Alien: Isolation is more than just a survival-horror game – it’s the best Alien game that’s ever been made, impres ...

  • Wot I Think: Alien – Isolation

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 6 readers

    By Adam Smith on October 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Alien: Isolation is Creative Assembly’s first-person survival horror take on Ridley Scott’s Alien. No predators, no marines, no swarms of xenomorphs. This time it’s not war. Instead, we have one space station, one creature and one Amanda Ripley, locked in an apparent cycle of terror.

  • Wot I Think: Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 10 readers - By Richard Cobbett on October 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Well, 21st Anniversary really, but who’s counting? Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition is a chance to return to 1993 to re-experience the Schattenjager’s first case, but has it stood the test of time? Note to anyone who hasn’t played it, this is mostly going to be looking at the game as a remake rather than as a brand new adventure.
  • Wot I Think Now I’ve Finished Shadow Of Mordor

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By John Walker on October 6th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Now I’ve played for a large proportion of the last five days, with the main storyline completed, and a worrying number of the collectibles and side quests ticked off, I feel far more prepared to give a more definitive statement on Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor: I love it.
  • Wot I Think: Dreamfall Chapters – Book One

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Adam Smith on October 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. When you spend so long hoping for the continuation and conclusion of a story that was part of your earlier life, it’s a bittersweet relief to hear that the waiting is finally over. Parting is such sweet sorrow and all that, but it’s beneficial to have some closure.
  • Ryse: Son of Rome Review (PC)

    Worlds Factory - - 9 readers - Ryse: Son of Rome Review (PC) 09 October 2014 After a lukewarm reception on Xbox One, where it played the role of launch title, Ryse: Son of Rome lands now on PC shores. Crytek, traditionally a PC developer, is now able to show the game at its fullest graphics potential thanks to the additional power; the result is, quite frankly, unrivalled.

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  • Tiny Review: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse ⊟ Earlier this...

    …Tiny Review: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse ⊟ Earlier this year, the first game from Yacht Club Games, a group of ex-WayForward developers, was released and was fantastic. Just, really great stuff. Shovel Knight combined discrete, relatively linear levels with Metroidvania-esque ability gathering. Now, WayForward itself has released its latest…

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  • Wot I Think: Dungeon Of The Endless

    … By Adam Smith on October 31st, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelike defense game that rewards fast thinking, inventive solutions and tactical awareness. No, that’s not quite right. Dungeon of the Endless is a cocktail of genres that rewards inhuman omnividence, uncanny forward thinking and strategic oversight. Closer? Dungeon…

    3 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Dungeon of the Endless -
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) - Review

    … fun. It's over the top, colourful, vivid, fast-paced, humorous, light-hearted and genuinely captivating throughout. It's great to see Insomniac return to form and create a game entirely about invigorating the player and not ruining your enjoyment with a ham-fisted story or unnecessary realism. Sunset Overdrive is most assuredly a blast to play and a must-own Xbox One title. This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) - Review…

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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - Review

    … hands. Taking place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Shadow of Mordor focuses on Talion, a ranger of Gondor who has been sent to the Black Gate to watch over the once evil-ridden land. After being invaded by what is the beginnings of Sauron's Uruk-hai (super orcs) army and watching his family slain before his eyes, Talion also suffers…

    1 readers - gamrReview - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -


  • 1001 Future: Outlast

    … One of the most popular horror games of 2013, Outlast is the perfect example of indie horror gaming done right that has leaped out of the inky blackness onto the video playlists of ‘Let’s Play’ers all over the internet. ROUND-UP: Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Release: September 2013 Platforms available: PC, PlayStation 4…

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  • Lords of the Fallen Review – Lording It Up or Fallen Flat?

    Lords of the Fallen If you enjoy brutal combat, dark fantasy and a challenging bite to your gameplay, you might just like LotF. Welcome, dungeon crawlers, to a new world. A violent, doom-laden world of misery and corruption. A world where the only hope of salvation is a tattoo faced criminal with a chequered history and a physique that would put a professional wrestler to shame.

    Paul Graham - n3rdabl3 - Lords of the Fallen -
  • Samurai Warriors 4 Review – The Way of The Warrior

    Action games are making a comeback this year. Not too long ago we were plagued with shooter after shooter, and although the shooters are still releasing in full force, we’ve seen action games making resurgence – Bayonetta 2 released to huge acclaim, Hyrule Warriors was a surprise star, and now we have Samurai Warriors 4, obviously another Musou game, stepping in and hoping to a ...

  • Tie Fighter: The Kotaku Review

    … Here's an entirely plausible scenario: you are a human who enjoys video games, owns a PC and likes Star Wars. You've heard forever that Tie Fighter is something you should play, but a combination of necessary fiddling and the fact you couldn't actually buy it anywhere mean that you've never tried it yourself. This week, everything changed…

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  • Wot I Think: Civilization – Beyond Earth

    … By Will Wiles on October 29th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. “They should have sent a poet,” says astronaut Jodie Foster, struck dumb by wonder upon encountering alien intelligence at the end of the film Contact. It’s easy to feel the same way about Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest iteration of Sid Meier’s venerable and mighty Civilization franchise…

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  • PN Review: Castle Conqueror EX

    Trevor Gould On October 29, 2014 http://purenintendo.com Review Overview Some good points, but the reworked AI tends to overshadow them. Series fans with high tolerance levels should still have some fun. The Castle Conqueror games found success on DSiWare, and no doubt CIRCLE hopes the same will be true with this expanded release of the original.

    Trevor Gould - Pure Nintendo - The Castle - Castles -
  • 24: Live Another Day (DVD & Blu-ray) Review

    … 24: Live Another Day (DVD & Blu-ray) Review After an eighth season which was heavily promoted as the last Jack Bauer returns once again to show time isn’t on his side. As we join season nine Jack Bauer a former field agent for the US government who has defended America against every kind of threat on the home shores is now overseas himself…

    1 readers - Ted Stokes - Brutal Gamer -


  • Filmed in Supermarionation (Blu-ray) Review

    … Supermarionation was at it’s prime. A phrase coined by Jerry Anderson who to children’s puppet television sci-fi is now as legendary at Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry, Wars’ Lucas and Marvel’s Stan Lee. For the purposes of this review we’re going to assume some pre-existing knowledge of shows like Thunderbirds but if you don’t know it already please…

    1 readers - Ted Stokes - Brutal Gamer -
  • Wot I Think: Lords of the Fallen

    … By Rich Stanton on October 28th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Lords of the Fallen is the first of what will surely be many clones of the Souls games – which is great! I adore the Souls series and think the action-RPG genre could learn a tonne from them. Lords of the Fallen, unfortunately, is not the brightest child in the class, and more to the point…

    2 readers - Rich Stanton - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Lords of the Fallen -

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