Genre: Open-World Action Adventure | Developer: Ubisoft | Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii U/PC | Players: 1 Local/8 Online Rating: ESRB: M (Mature) / PEGI: 18 Recently, the Assassin’s Creed formula, tried and tested as it is, has begun to wear thin, beaten into the ground with an iterative yearly formula that many feel has become stale. Is a new location and a new time-span enough to reinvigorate the [...]

About a month ago, I wrote a rundown on all Saints Row: The Third DLC up to that point. A month on, a fair bit more DLC has arrived, and I think it’s worth taking a look at the new additions. Will the selection be better than last time? I hope so.

Genre: 2D Platformer | Developer: Blit / Christian Whitehead | Publisher: SEGA Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Steam/iOS/Android/Windows Phone 7 Players: 1 | Rating: E (Everyone) SEGA is no stranger to porting its substantial collection of classic 90′s titles to modern hardware, especially when it comes to the Sonic franchise. These conversions have been solid but often bare-boned, with the games simply being emulated, upscaled, and dumped into a lazy-looking interface. Some [...]

Genre: Action/Adventure | Developer: Ubisoft Montreal | Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC | Players: 1 Local/16 Online | Rating: M (Mature) Ubisoft Montreal is listed as the developer on most official literature for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, though the game in truth was developed by a much larger crew, with Ubisoft Annecy, Massive, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest all credited with having contributed to the game – meaning a hell of [...]

Genre: Tower Defense/Action RPG | Developer: Trendy Entertainment Publisher: Reverb Communications | Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC Players: 1-4 Local/Online | Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) A long time ago in a land far, far away, some bad guy did something bad, as bad guys tend to do. Four nicely distinctive heroes saved the day and disappeared, as heroes should have more sense than to do. More time passed, and [...]

Genre: Platform/Shooter | Developer: Ratloop Asia Pte | Publisher: Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd Platform: PlayStation 3 (PSN) | Players: 1 – 2 (Local) | Rating: M (Mature) Albatropolis is in trouble. It is a land suffering under the iron thumb of a totalitarian penguin regime and its evil penguin leader, Putzki. Only one man can save us. You, the Hardboiled Chicken. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: fight [...]

Genre: Puzzle | Developer: Eiconic Games Ltd. | Publisher: UTV Ignition Entertainment Platform: XBLA / PSN | Players: 1 | Rating: 3 (PEGI) Most of us are already familiar with the periodic table of elements, but it’s not exactly something you expect to see in a video game, is it? But here it is. Every single element, cleverly disguised as a level select screen for the latest title in the [...]

Genre: Shooter | Developer: id Software | Publisher: Bethesda Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC | Players: 1-2 | Rating: M (Mature) After a great many years in the making, Rage has quite a bit to prove. The team at id software have been quietly working away to make this massive title – so large it spans multiple discs on Xbox 360 – and it shows in the size of the world [...]

Genre: Hack-and-Slash Action | Developer: SCE Japan Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment/NIS America Platform: PlayStation 3 | Players: 1 | Rating: T (Teen) For a time, it was considered an unwritten requirement that all videogame adaptations of popular anime would be fighting games. Considering how the majority of series feature characters with superhuman abilities usually based on martial arts or other mystical techniques, this genre-labeling worked well, but created a [...]

Genre: Action | Developer: Omega Force | Publisher: Tecmo Koei Platform: PS3, 360 | Players: 1-2 (Online 4) | Rating: T (Teen) Dynasty Warriors is something of a ‘marmite’ game series – like the strange-tasting British condiment, you either love it or hate it and most can never be persuaded to change their allegiance – and I’ll tell you right now that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 isn’t going to change [...]