After releasing a slew of free, but not necessarily “new” maps (almost all of the free map packs were simply the base game maps for different modes), DICE has finally given Bad Company 2 players something fresh to chew on in the way of Bad Company 2: Vietnam, a $15 expansion pack set in the infamous ’70s… Continue reading Review: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
This isn’t the first Need for Speed with the title Hot Pursuit. Looking for help rebooting the franchise, EA turned to Burnout developer Criterion to produce this latest entry in the series. Drawing heavily from their experience with Burnout, Criterion has brought a lot more bang to a series which already had the speed.
Zombie Studios aims to bring a decent online shooter experience to the digital marketplaces with Blacklight: Tango Down, an online FPS set in the near future.
ilomilo is an adorable puzzle game for Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live Arcade from Swedish developer SouthEnd Interactive, who seems to be capitalizationally challenged, but is there more to this game than just good looks?
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is a follow-up to 2009’s popular Assassin’s Creed II. Has Ubisoft Montreal crafted a worthy successor though, or is it just a half-hearted attempt to cash in on a popular franchise?
Being my first foray into the virtual wrestling ring since the awful 2008 TNA iMPACT! game, and my first game from the SmackDown vs Raw series this generation (with my last being back in 2007, on the PSP), this title had a fair bit of hype in my own mind as the one that gets… Continue reading Review: WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011
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
Halo Reach is quite possibly the highest profile release game of the year up alongside Starcraft II and Call of Duty: Black Ops. This is Bungie’s last Halo game before they hand the IP off to Microsoft’s 343 Studios. Intended as a love letter to fans, Halo Reach is a farewell, but is it a… Continue reading Review: Halo Reach
It’s that time of the year, and now that I’ve had ample time to get to grips with it, and with the regular hockey season just underway, it’s time to look at the latest iteration of what seems to be a sports game award-winning black hole: 22 Sports Game of the Year awards show how… Continue reading Review: NHL 11
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
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
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
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
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
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