Archive for Gareth Allen

  • Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
    3 out of 5

    Gran Turismo 4 Prologue

    By 2 June 2004

    Gamers beware: this is not the eagerly awaited Gran Turismo 4, but as the name suggests, is a sneak preview of what we can expect from the full version, due for release towards the end of the year. Having said that it is good. If A-Spec is the baby of...

  • Logitech Driving Force Pro Force Feedback Wheel
    4.5 out of 5

    Logitech Driving Force Pro Force Feedback Wheel

    By 28 April 2004

    So, the new force feedback wheel from Logitech has arrived…but is it any good? If you mean does it look and feel like the real thing, then the answer is yes. If, on the other hand you meant does it enhance game play, add to the realism and make any...

  • Colin McRae Rally 04 - PS2
    4.5 out of 5

    Colin McRae Rally 04 - PS2

    By 7 October 2003

    Every now and again whilst browsing through Amazon, you’re handily informed of other products that people who bought what you’re buying, have bought as well. This happened to me when I was after World Rally Championship II Extreme. I was told that...

  • Dark Chronicle - PS2
    2.5 out of 5

    Dark Chronicle - PS2

    By 7 October 2003

    It starts as another normal day. You go to work at the repair shop sporting a new pendant that your Dad gave you and that evening you pop to the circus that’s recently arrived in town from “the outside”. Then your run-of-the-mill existence is turned...

  • Finding Nemo - PS2
    3.5 out of 5

    Finding Nemo - PS2

    By 7 October 2003

    Brought to us by the award winning pairing of Disney and Pixar (creators of Toy Story and A Bug’s Life), Finding Nemo is the latest ‘game of the film’ to hit the shops…but is it simply another mindless spin-off with the sole intention of cashing...

  • Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior - PS2
    4 out of 5

    Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior - PS2

    By 7 October 2003

    Straight out of the Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior is a futuristic, first-person shoot ‘em up - a well proven format from the days of Doom and Quake - which is still effective in this, its latest reincarnation. Those with knowledge of...

  • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - PS2
    4.5 out of 5

    Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - PS2

    By 15 September 2003

    From the moment you pop the disc in and the opening sequence begins, you know this is going to be something special - and when you look at its credentials, it's no surprise. Created by the producer of Metal Gear Solid and the mechanical designer of the...

  • WRC II Extreme  - PS2
    3.5 out of 5

    WRC II Extreme - PS2

    By 1 September 2003

    I have no doubt that driving a turbo-charged, 4 wheel-drive behemoth of a rally car at 90 mph over gravel, snow and tarmac, whilst attempting to negotiate the odd corner or two, is a touch on the tricky side, but is that any reason to make game so frustratingly...