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  • How far this series has come in the short time period it has existed can be easily demonstrated with this downloadable companion to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the very first console release of the Call of Duty game to start them all, self-titled. As someone whose first Call of Duty game was the first Modern Warfare, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, fearing that it might be too different...

  • The review stall: to delay the inevitable downpour of negative reviews purposely to deceive people out of their money for a product many will regret. With major gaming outlets such as IGN stating that they received their review copy the day before the game's release date, reviewers were sure to not have much of an opinion the week of release. But the truth cannot be stopped so easily and Silicon...

  • I borrowed this game from a friend. I thought is would be just another terrible movie/T.V. show rip-off game. But...I was very pleasantly surprised, as I am sure anyone who picked up this game was. A typical Ghostbusters storyline involving Gozer and some random dude who did some evil things while he was alive. So...

  • Alright, this is a rewrite of one of my original/terrible reviews! What can I say...TastyPastry inspired me! Released Sept. 16th, 2008: The 13th Armored Core installment. This game is far better than Armored Core 4 I feel. The graphics are better for one and most importantly the mech customization is unbelievable. Not many people play this game or have played it online, but this game is an...

  • This is the 8th or 9th KOEI game for the Xbox 360 by my count. Dynasty Warriors 6 doesn't deviate much from its predecessors, except unlike in previous Dynasty Warriors games you now have achievements! I played my first Dynasty Warrior (DW 4 Empires) game for the PS2, and have been hooked ever since. KOEI games have a very unique style of play that will some how remind you of strategic game of...

  • You are Rico Rodriguez, and you have arrived on the island nation of Panau to help overthrow Baby Panay, the country's diminutive dictator. While doing so, you must also find your friend and fellow agent from your past adventures, Tom Sheldon. But enough about that. The story of Just Cause 2 is probably its weakest link, and it's likely to only take up a small fraction of your total play...

  • Battlefield is a name that's pretty familiar to most, if not all PC gamers. The consoles got two Modern Combat titles, which were slated by most people for some reason even though I thought it was great. Then there was Bad Company, and no-one was really sure what was going on. It had a real SP mode, some MP games even though the classic conquest game-type was to be added via DLC. Needless to...

  • Fable, created by Lionhead Studios, was a Third person RPG, where the idea was that the player would shape the world around him/herself’. Peter Molyneux (creator of Lionhead)’s dream was to have the world be such that every player would have a separate experience, the world shaping around how they played and your decisions during the story of the game. Fable, although well-received by...

  • Resident Evil is one of the most historic Survival Horror franchises. It managed to provide tense gameplay and have a very deep story at the same time. Over the years we have seen titles on many consoles, have a brief online following (Outbreak), and G Con spinoff (Dead Aim) and some FPS remakes (Survivor). RE4 was a major...

  • What made me excited for this game is that it was made by the people who were involved with the Riddick game on Xbox and that was pure awesomeness and The Darkness is just as good. You play as a 21 year old hitman for the mafia. Problem is that your uncle thinks you are getting to far ahead and decides to have you killed. You don't like that. So you murder your way through cops, gangsters,...

  • So when the first trailer for this game was released everyone was all “whhooaahh!!!” Then a demo came out and people were still excited. Then the game came out. While it was fresh and exciting it also has its shortcomings. The new running mechanic was really fun outside until you found out that you were going the wrong way and that combo of awesome moves was wasted. Then it went inside and...

  • Fallout3 is pretty much Bethesda trying to make some cash for the run up to TES5 or the teased TESMMO. Let me explain. Every time I turn on this game I get reminded about how much better and prettier Oblivion is. The graphics were amazing, the world was immersive and everything was...better. I know it’s bad to compare the two but they are just both so alike. Same controls, same set up, same...

  • Gears of War was one of the first major new IPs for the 360. It came out in 2006 and topped Halo 2 on XBL. Just about 2 years on we have Gears of War 2. When Cliffy B said it would be bigger and more badass he was right. Everything in the game has been turned up. The fights are more detailed and on a larger scale, graphics and sound have been improved and you do feel as if you are in the middle...

  • This is a fantastic game and everyone should play it. You do have to get past the first 1 hour or so to really get into all the sub plots. Warning however it is a game like Oblivion that can suck hundreds of hours away from your life. Unless of coarse you do the storyline and that's it. In my opinion that is a crime however.

  • When I played the first FarCry on Xbox I was literally blown away, I found the game so immersive and fun that I just couldn’t put it down. I even got the 360 release when it came out and was impressed even more. Now we have a “sequel”. There is no reference to the first game at all except that an ideal paradise is being torn to pieces by opposing factions. You can also complete...

  • Normally when World War 2 and games are mixed all I can think of is how bad Medal of Honour has become. Call of Duty was alright to a point but at the same time it didn’t offer anything new. What all these games lacked was a connection to the war. It was a horrific period in history yet no game makes it feel intense and no game builds a real story around the people involved to make you believe...

  • (Based on PS3 version) I had always wanted an Unreal game on consoles and was more than happy when Unreal Tournament 3 was announced for 360 and PS3. The game is developed by the same studio that gave us Gears of War and as that still ranks as one of my favourite games I was excited for this. However all I got for my £40 was a Gears of War FPS clone. The characters have the same looking...

  • Mercenaries 2 plays exactly the same as the first. You will obviously play Mattias as he is the most awesome and you will spend most of your time mowing down the enemy faction while blowing stuff to Narnia. The story is nothing amazing, it’s your standard betrayal plot and you want to kick some ass. Before that you need to make connections, to make cash and then get to the real ass kicking....

  • After hearing all the abuse thrown at AITD i decided to give it a try after seeing a demo on XBL. I was prepared to name it one of the worst games ever but hear me out. Sure the camera can be a pain but the demo is actually quite good in giving you a taste of the game and i actually wanted to play more. The fancy physics and real world system that Atari bragged about works! Plus its really...

  • So it’s been a while since I picked up a Soul Calibur or even just a fighting game. Normally I stay away because I feel that paying out £40 for a game where all you do is mash buttons until the other person falls over and repeating that process until your fingers fall off is a waste. However Soul Calibur was the first fighting game that made me think differently. Sure the voices are terrible...

  • As you are all aware Kane and Lynch received quite bad reviews over in America, less so in the UK as it won a BAFTA (British Oscar’s) award like Max Payne and the first Deus Ex. Now, the reason it may have been liked slightly more over here is due to the British sense of humour. The problem with most game sites was that they took the game so seriously that when the game presented humour they...

  • Golf: Tee It Up! is one of the few Xbox Live arcade games which will surprise you. As soon as I played the trial, I was instantly hooked. This game will attract to a wide audience of gamers; Players of casual games will fall in love with the simplicity of this game, players of arcade games will find the different game modes addicting and even those of you who just love sports games in general...

  • Assassin's Creed is the sort of game that can only really played once. You finish the game, and then put it on a shelf, to slowly gather dust before a friend borrows it from you and never gives it back, no matter how much you ask him/her for it. When I first saw Assassin's Creed (when it was announced), I thought that it was going to be the most awesome thing to ever happen to video games....

  • First Impressions After enduring the lengthy registration and installation process I was finally able to play the game itself. You aren’t really given much of a boost to get started and I’ve had to rely on an FFXI website to point me in the right directions. There aren’t any pretty markers showing you what characters need help but there are plenty showing NPCs so it’s a hit and miss...

  • When I first saw “Dead Rising” I was moderately excited. I didn’t plan to get it, I just needed something new and a game involving a huge zombie killfest was the only new thing on the market. You follow the story of a journalist who gets trapped in a mall full of zombies for 72 hours. One interesting feature is time. For example “get to place (x) by (y)”. If you are late you miss the...