Game Review: Out There

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on extraordinary mobile space adventure Out There, out now on Android and iOS (reviewed). Deep space exploration, an easy to learn inventory management system, and a well written text adventure all mixed together with a score-based mechanic and social media integration, are all a part of what makes this iOs/Android space odyssey game amazing... Read More

Game Review: Fable Anniversary

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on remastered RPG title Fable Anniversary, out now on Xbox 360. It’s been ten years since Fable graced the first Xbox console, with its slightly over-hyped fantasy action-RPG experience going on to spawn two sequels, a Kinect title and an Xbox Live Arcade game. While Fable II succeeded on improving on the original, the series fell apart... Read More

Game Review: OlliOlli

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on fast, furious and fun skateboarding sim OliiOlli, available on the digital store for PS Vita. There is a trailer for OlliOlli that states that players should try not to slam on their face in the game – before slyly adding that they will slam on their face. Is OlliOlli tough? It is, but not as punishing as games like Dark Souls and... Read More

Game Review: Castlevania Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the high-definition version of Castlevania Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate. PS3 version reviewed. The move from the 3DS to high definition home consoles is a mixed bag for Castlevania Mirror of Fate. As the game starts you will notice a slight graphical improvement, but compared to the likes of any PS3 or Xbox 360 game over the last... Read More

Game Review: Skylanders Swap Force

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on action-platforming sequel Skylanders Swap Force, out now on Nintendo 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox360. Another year, and another Skylanders game is on store shelves – but this time developer Viscarious Visions seems to have put more care into their work, and have put out a superb product that outperforms all of its predecessors. Skylanders... Read More

Game Review: AiRace Speed

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on hi-octane handheld racer AiRace Speed – out now on 3DS. This past week AiRace Speed sped its way onto the 3DS eShop, complete with 18 tracks that offer players eye-bleeding velocity with fast turns that need twitch reflexes. Is this new eShop offering worth the asking price of $4.99, or will this budget title crash and burn among the... Read More

Game Review: Saints Row IV

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the brand new installment in the ludicrous open-world action saga, out next week for PC, Xbox360 and PS3 (reviewed). The Saints are back – and they’re better than ever. Having saved the United States from near disaster you, the leader of the Saints, have gained the favor of the nation and are elected President. What occurs after... Read More

Game Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the Wii U version of Capcom’s compelling survival-horror – which is also released this week on PC, Xbox360 and PS3. Resident Evil Revelations is Capcom’s attempt to return its famed series back to its suspenseful roots; an effort to recapture the same rich atmosphere of terror that slowly slipped away as the franchise... Read More

Game Review: Dead Island Riptide

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Mark Butler delivers his verdict on the open-world zombie brawler, out this week on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox360 (reviewed). On paper, the fledgling Dead Island series is a compelling blend of sandbox action-RPG and brutal survival-horror. It’s Far Cry meets Left 4 Dead – or a first-person Dead Rising located in more tropical climes. The reality, however, is rather... Read More

Game Review: Guacamelee

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the eccentric action-platformer, out now for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Let’s start with a question. What’s been missing from the metroidvania genre all these years? Luchadores of course. And Drinkbox Studios, the developers behind the hit Tales From Space series, have combined their comedic talent for designing platformers... Read More