Review: Limbo

Limbo is a sidescrolling platformer for Xbox Live Arcade created by Danish developer PlayDead Studios.  The game’s apparent simplicity belies devilish level design, and its striking visual and audio styles are superbly orchestrated to create a lonely and foreboding atmosphere.  Though wonderfully crafted, the game is only a few hours long, and at 1200 Microsoft… Continue reading Review: Limbo

Silent Bomber Retro Review

1999 was a really long time ago. When you take a good look at how some things worked, you can consider yourself lucky because of some events. While it may be just another game, I consider myself quite fortunate for playing Silent Bomber when I had the chance. Back then, anti-piracy laws were practically nonexistent… Continue reading Silent Bomber Retro Review

Review: Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers (PC)

Magic: The Gathering (abbreviated MTG or Magic) is a long-standing collectible card game by Wizards of the Coast, combining the thrills and risk-taking of poker with the cold harsh strategy and tactics of a solid turn-based strategy game. Over it’s 17-year lifespan it has amassed quite the following and is often credited as popularizing the collectible… Continue reading Review: Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers (PC)

Review: Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar has a, let’s just say, uncanny knack of having most of its catalog of games highly praised. Sure, you can say that about almost any major publisher, but aside from Manhunt 2, all of Rockstar’s games have been received well by critics and gamers alike. Red Dead Redemption, sequel to  Red Dead Revolver on PS2… Continue reading Review: Red Dead Redemption

Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron

Little more than a year ago, the idea of a new game based upon a franchise that had suffered more than a few stinkers in the gaming world being a critical darling would be scoffed at, but Batman: Arkham Asylum took the gaming world by surprise and showed people that it could be done. War… Continue reading Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron

Review: Heroes of Newerth

Heroes of Newerth is a multiplayer-only real-time strategy game developed by independent developer S2 Games for Windows, Mac and Linux. As opposed to traditional real-time strategy games where you control vast armies of units, Heroes of Newerth lets you control one in a constantly growing roster of over 60 heroes and tasks you with working… Continue reading Review: Heroes of Newerth

Review: Blur

Bizarre Creations latest foray into the racing genre since leaving Project Gotham Racing behind them is an attempt to hybridise two tangents that racing games have split off into: the Kart racing, combat driven gameplay of titles such as Mario Kart and Modnation Racers, with the real world locations and cars of series like PGR and Burnout. But is Blur something of a bizarre mishmash of gameplay styles best left seperated, or is an example of two great tastes that taste great together?

Review: International Karate

International Karate is a fighting game from 1985, designed and coded by Archer Maclean, Rob Hubbard and Mark Cale. Personally, I view it as probably one of the games that helped the genre gain its feet, and probably inspired many other to this day. Back then, it came out on pretty much everything with a… Continue reading Review: International Karate

Review: ModNation Racers

Modnation Racers is the second outing in the Play.Create.Share brand of games, and spiritual spin-off of LittleBigPlanet and competitor to Mario Kart. LBP proved a critical hit through its charm and use of user generated content, and Mario Kart through generations of pedigree. Can ModNation Racers live up to the legacy of LittleBigPlanet and Mario… Continue reading Review: ModNation Racers

Review: Super Street Fighter IV

It seems odd to some that just a little over a year after their previous release of Street Fighter IV, (a game many claim single handily brought fighting games into the limelight) Capcom returns with Super Street Fighter IV. An update that promised more characters, stages, and online options. When first announced many gamers were… Continue reading Review: Super Street Fighter IV