Review: Call of Duty Black Ops

With the months of anticipation over, Call of Duty Black Ops is finally here. Taking a turn from their previous WW2-based Call of Duty games, this is Treyarch’s chance to prove to the world that they aren’t just the B-Team and can do better than Infinity Ward. So, do they manage it or is this… Continue reading Review: Call of Duty Black Ops

Review: Space Invaders – Infinity Gene

It’s been around for largely around 31 years, and it’s still kicking around today – the mack daddy of gaming, Space Invaders is back in 2010 and it’s a drastically different experience than it was a those years ago. Infinity Gene – released towards the end of the last year on the iPod and iPhone… Continue reading Review: Space Invaders – Infinity Gene

Guest Review: Valkyria Chronicles

by Daniel Cabrera Released in 2008 this fusion of RPG, TPS, and RTS also features a unique and colorful art style made possible by the CANVAS engine, after two years it has spanned an anime and manga series, as well as many different series of figures by different manufacturers, and of course, it´s sequel Valkyria… Continue reading Guest Review: Valkyria Chronicles

Review: Shank

With the outstanding Scott Pilgrim vs. The World out this week for XBLA, and Castle Crashers making its way over to PSN next week, it’s a fine time for great 2D beat ’em ups. But where does the long awaited, graphically slick and viscerally gory Shank fit into all this? Is it a clunker, or… Continue reading Review: Shank

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Scott Pilgrim is dating Ramona Flowers – but before he can claim her as his true love, he must fight his way past Ramona’s 7 Evil Exes! Based on the cult hit comic book series and out just in time for the blockbuster movie adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a 2D… Continue reading Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

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: 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: 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

Review: Bioshock 2

Bioshock for many gamers is one of the most beloved new franchises on the block. It’s unique art style and setting encased gamers in an alternate world where an 1940’s “Utopia” was birthed under the seas. Bioshock 2 begins in the beloved city of Rapture that we all came to love in the first game.… Continue reading Review: Bioshock 2