Dishonored 2

Review Posted 1|Dec by
Dishonored 2

Can you keep it peaceful?

A few years ago, David Turners, Sean Bell (also of The Computer Game Show) and I went to a developer session at Eurogamer for the first Dishonored game. I knew very little about the game prior to this event and came out of the session with a rather negative impression of it. Whilst David and Sean spoke effusively about the game mechanics that had been demonstrated, I felt empty. All I had seen were new and more inventive ways to inflict death, the world the designers had created left me cold.
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Robinson: The Journey

Review Posted 28|Nov by
Robinson: The Journey

PSVR has a Jurassic Park Moment

Robinson: The Journey offers a beautifully constructed world and some of the best graphics yet seen on PSVR. Just prepare for some obtuse puzzles, barebones gameplay and some possible nausea along the way.

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The Fall Part 2: Unbound

Preview Posted 24|Nov by
The Fall Part 2: Unbound

A rogue AI desperately tries to save its pilot

The Fall Part 2: Unbound tells the tale of ARID, an artificial intelligence that is bound to a combat suit worn by a pilot. This pilot has fallen unconscious after crash landing on an unknown planet. ARID is obsessed with the protection of this pilot. It's her sole mission and she will pursue it at any cost. This cost may be too high, however, even for a single-minded AI.
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World of Final Fantasy

Review Posted 21|Nov by
World of Final Fantasy

Stacks of fun

I think I've said this before, but nostalgia is a powerful thing when it comes to franchises like Final Fantasy, and World of Final Fantasy leans on the nostalgic nature of its fanbase.

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Yooka-Laylee

Preview Posted 17|Nov by
Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Kazooie it ain't

It's always a danger when an old formula is brought into the present day in the hope that people will still appreciate it. Time is an extremely cruel task master as anyone who has played Dino Dini's Kick Off will attest.

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PlayStation VR: The Big Round-Up

Feature Posted 14|Nov by
PlayStation VR: The Big Round-Up

Adventures in PSVR

With so many games and experiences already available for PSVR, here's a round-up of some of the launch titles that you may not have tried yet.


VR Worlds
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Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Review Posted 10|Nov by
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

A PSVR shooter done well

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood successfully delivers an action-packed on-rails arcade light gun game that's fun to play and full of jump scares to keep you on your toes.

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Titanfall 2

Review Posted 8|Nov by
Titanfall 2

A home (wall) run

Expectation is a hard thing to manage. Rarely does something live up to the hype you've built up in your head so I try and avoid focusing on pre-release material for something I've been looking forward to.

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Battlefield 1

Review Posted 3|Nov by
Battlefield 1

A great game set in the Great War

I've been looking forward to this one.

It's been three years since Battlefield 4 was released and I've felt the Battlefield-shaped hole in my gaming life starting to throb. Battlefront was a nice aside, if lacking in the depth that I'd become accustomed to while Battlefield Hardline did absolutely nothing for me.
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Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2

Review Posted 31|Oct by
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2

Sequel comes out swinging

It's that time of year again folks... when yet another glorified button-masher of a DBZ game is spewed out from the bowels of Let's-See-How-Long-We-Can-Keep-This-Going-Ville. Is it any wonder then that my passion for these types of games has all but disappeared?

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Batman: Arkham VR

Review Posted 28|Oct by
Batman: Arkham VR

Now you can really REALLY be the Batman

Batman: Arkham VR is one of the best-looking and most immersive experiences currently available for PlayStation VR, so how does it feel to visit the Batcave, don the cowl and become the Batman? Well it's pretty fantastic, actually.

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Farming Simulator 17

Review Posted 27|Oct by
Farming Simulator 17

What to do with 739 eggs in your backpack?

I may have a problem, time has been vanishing and I have been dreaming about crop rotation, aerating soil and correct fodder mixes for my cattle. I don't own any cattle, I have no crops to rotate and there is barely enough soil in my backyard to plant anything edible.
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PSVR Impressions: Farpoint

Preview Posted 25|Oct by
PSVR Impressions: Farpoint

Not for the faint of heart

As I stumbled around EGX 2016 and into the Sony booth I was sat down and a strange plastic gun-shaped object was put into my hands. The demonstrator explained that I was going to shoot things with it in VR and described the use of all the triggers and how to change weapons. It was at this point he said something along the lines of 'most people are too scared of picking up the shot-gun, but I recommend it'. Too scared? Of what? What was I about to be subjected to?
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Jazzpunk

Review Posted 24|Oct by
Jazzpunk

Comedy in games done right

Laughing while playing games is far too rare. If you think back to the last time you laughed during a game it's probably not down to the material itself, it's probably because your mate said something over your headset or a something glitched out and it made your on-screen character walk in a weird way or something.
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PSVR Impressions: Battlezone

First Look Posted 20|Oct by
PSVR Impressions: Battlezone

Tank life

One of my earliest memories of playing videogames is seeing and marvelling at Battlezone. It represented a 3D world in which the player sat in a tank surrounded by other tanks, all of whom want to destroy the lone fighter up against seemingly impossible odds.

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