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FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... >>

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness

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The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following.It was easy enough... >>

Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
4.0 stars

Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

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It's finally here. Star Wars Battlefront is one of gaming's most hyped releases and thankfully looks every part the game to kickstart a month or two of Star Wars frenzy.It is the most spectacular looking Star Wars game we've ever had – indeed, it could... >>

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

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It could be said that EA Sports is emulating Apple where the latest FIFA is concerned. Apple has an "S" year biannually, choosing to modify and adapt the last generation of iPhone rather than reinvent the device. This is EA's "S" year.FIFA 16, from the... >>

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth
4.0 stars

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth

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Battlefield: Hardline means franchise-reboot business for Electronic Arts' multiplayer first-person shooter. But a rethink was needed after 2013's Battlefield 4: which, although it had moments of brilliant fun with destructible building mechanics and... >>

FIFA 15 review
5.0 stars

FIFA 15 review

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In the past, reviewing a FIFA game has been a tricky affair. How can one wax lyrical over minor updates, no matter how many there are? Last year the series stepped foot onto the next-generation consoles, with PS4 and Xbox One showing off their graphical... >>

FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer

FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer

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We played and reported on our first impressions of FIFA 15 during E3 in June but it's amazing how much can change in a couple of months in the games industry and we have to say that the Gamescom build of FIFA 15 is quite simply stunning. It should be,... >>

Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun

Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun

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Yes, the premise is similar to Pay Day. And yes at times it sometimes feels that only the uniforms and locations have been changed, such is the familiarity of the gameplay, but Battlefield Hardline is possibly the first in the franchise that has us genuinely... >>

FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time

FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time

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Every year EA Sports has the ability to pleasantly surprise us in its choice and application of improvements to FIFA.We are massive fans of the next-generation versions of FIFA 14 and genuinely thought we'd seen the closest the franchise could get to... >>

Titanfall review
5.0 stars

Titanfall review

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And so the second wave of next-generation games starts with what is unarguably the most talked about title since its first showing at E3 in Los Angeles last June. Titanfall was Microsoft’s "one more thing" during its Xbox One press conference, even... >>

Titanfall preview: First play of Beta - Attrition, Hardpoint and Last Titan Standing modes (video)

Titanfall preview: First play of Beta - Attrition, Hardpoint and Last Titan Standing modes (video)

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Behold the game of 2014. Titanfall has been lauded by eager praise ever since its non-playable debut during the E3 trade show last June. And with each public outing since, the admiration has grown ever larger by those who have been lucky enough to... >>

Need For Speed: Rivals review
4.0 stars

Need For Speed: Rivals review

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There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun.Need For Speed... >>

Battlefield 4 review
4.0 stars

Battlefield 4 review

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Like the annual FIFA and PES footie games war, it’s now the turn of first person shooters to fight it out, headed up by Battlefield 4. The annual atrocity exhibition this year kicks off with EA’s Battlefield 4, a title destined to bring joy to millions... >>

FIFA 14 review
4.5 stars

FIFA 14 review

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Another year and another FIFA game arrives on just about every current-gen platform, just ahead of the graphically boosted next-gen console release.Regular players and fans will both feel reassured that FIFA 14 doesn't change a whole lot from where the... >>

Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot

Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot

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Many of the more recent Command & Conquer games have failed to live up to our lofty expectations. There was a time when the franchise was so massive and so popular that not only was every new game received in the same way a Call of Duty might be these... >>

The Sims 4 preview: Hands-on with character creation, eyes-on with build features and gameplay

The Sims 4 preview: Hands-on with character creation, eyes-on with build features and gameplay

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The Sims games may not appeal to everyone, but there is no doubting their worldwide success. Now The Sims 4 is in development and Pocket-lint got the chance to be taken through some of the gameplay aspects, the all-new house building tools and even dabbled... >>

Titanfall Gamescom 2013 preview: We finally get a chance to go hands-on

Titanfall Gamescom 2013 preview: We finally get a chance to go hands-on

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At every video games exhibition or conference there is always a game that is like Breaking Bad, in that those who have seen it won't shut up about it. At Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, that game is Titanfall.While it was officially announced at E3... >>

Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

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Originally designed as a massive, sprawling PC game, Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar fits better with iPad and iPhone. Not only is the multiplayer game easy to dip in and out of when you're on the bus, but its controls suit a touchscreen so perfectly... >>

Titanfall gameplay preview

Titanfall gameplay preview

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If this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles made one thing clear it's that we've got some serious first person shooters in the pipeline. Titanfall looks to be one such title. We looked on as hours-long queues built up around the EA stand on the show... >>

FIFA 14 Xbox One, PS4 preview

FIFA 14 Xbox One, PS4 preview

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A couple of weeks ago, thanks to a hands-on session at EA's UK office, Pocket-lint played a 65 per cent finished build of the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 14. And we loved it.There are plenty of new features which yet again raise the bar for the annual footy... >>

Need for Speed Rivals preview

Need for Speed Rivals preview

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Need for Speed Rivals is EA's latest game in the NFS universe and this time sees you playing Cops versus Racers in an open world rather than dedicated race courses or set tracks like the Most Wanted and Run titles before it.We caught up with the game... >>

FIFA 14 preview

FIFA 14 preview

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You would think that as last year's FIFA 13 was such a massive leap forward for the perennially favourite franchise that there would be nowhere to go for FIFA 14. You'd be wrong as, thanks to a good couple of hours of playtime with the latest addition... >>

SimCity (2013)
4.0 stars

SimCity (2013)

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From the time EA announced that SimCity would need an always-on internet connection there was some rage brewing in the fan community. It's understandable rage too, because SimCity is the latest in a line of games that is loved, and still played by many,... >>

Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level

Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level

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A weight of expectation rests on the shoulders of Real Racing 3, the latest instalment of the popular mobile racing game from EA.It was developed by the newly formed Firemonkeys studio in Australia, and Pocket-lint sat down with Michael De Graaf, its... >>

Hands-on: SimCity review

Hands-on: SimCity review

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SimCity 2000 is one of the best games of all time. You might disagree, but if you do, then, well, you're wrong. The sim-plicity of the concept didn't stop it from being an amazing game. The hours you could happily sit in front of it were staggering. Back... >>

FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?

FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?

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Look carefully at the picture above. What do you see? Sure, it's FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U, but look a little closer and you'll notice an aiming reticule on the Wii U's GamePad, just one of the clever features that's coming to FIFA 13 on Nintendo's... >>

Dead Space 3 preview

Dead Space 3 preview

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Dead Space 3 is aiming to be the biggest and best Dead Space game yet, as you step into the shoes of Issac Clarke to take on the Necromorphs. Dead Space 3 is the fourth instalment in the Dead Space game series (Extraction knocked the numbers off). We... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Burnout Crash review (iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Burnout Crash review (iPad / iPhone)

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Burnout Crash is the latest game from EA, Criterion and the Burnout franchise. It sees you crashing your way to the perfect pile-up on the iPad and the iPhone, but is the app a car wreck? We've been playing to find out.Burnout Crash Format iPad / iPhone... >>

SSX
4.5 stars

SSX

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Of all the games we played on the PS2, it was SSX and SSX Tricky that swallowed up the most hours. We would pour away time flipping, grabbing and grinding in some of the best-designed tracks ever witnessed in a video game. But SSX got tired. Like Tony... >>

Syndicate
4.0 stars

Syndicate

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Cementing yourself in the hall of gaming history requires a title to be filled with moments so unique, that it becomes instantly unforgettable. The tram sequence of Half Life, Metal Gear Solid 4’s ending, these are moments that elevate the idea of a... >>

Mass Effect 3 hands-on

Mass Effect 3 hands-on

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Any chapter in the Mass Effect story has a responsibility to shoulder. In a time when so many games are over in a 6-hour flash and rely heavily on multiplayer for any sort of longevity, Mass Effect 3 has to deliver the thick storytelling that practically... >>

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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There are some things you can rely on 100 per cent. The jammy bit in a jam doughnut will always be at the other end of the bit you bite into first. The queue you're not in will be the fastest. And EA will release a new version of FIFA a month or two after... >>

FIFA 12
4.5 stars

FIFA 12

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It's harder to write a FIFA 12 review than you might think. It was doddle when Pro Evolution Soccer was a viable contender, but it's been a fair few generations since that particular franchise has been in the same stadium, let alone on the same pitch.So,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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He may have been more famous of late for having ill-begotten dalliances with ladies and trees, but Tiger Woods is still a top notch athlete and sportsman. His golf may not be as awe-inspiring as it was in his heyday, but his technique and ability should... >>

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

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FIFA 12 iPad will turn your tablet into a football console game capable of making any iPhone owner weep tears of joy. First demoed at E3, FIFA 12 for the iPad will let you use the Apple device as a screen, while using a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPod... >>

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

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We took a short trip out of the office to see EA Games at its swanky Guildford office. The purpose of this visit was to play a segment from a Battlefield 3 single player mission. To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. What follows may contain... >>

Shadows of the Damned
3.5 stars

Shadows of the Damned

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Shadows of the Damned is - unquestionably - one of those “love it or hate it” experiences. Admittedly, the “hate it” side is holding most of the ammunition. The result of a collaboration between Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, and Suda51,... >>

E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3

E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3

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Available for the first time on three platforms – Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, Mass Effect is back (well kind of if you count a March 2012 release date being back). Still will it be any good, will the wait be worthwhile, and what happens to Commnander Shepard?... >>

E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

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Battlefield is back and ready for you to play the third instalment of the multiplayer game, but can it compare to the second outing, will it beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and has it got enough to take out Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon... >>

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

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EA has brought the Need For Speed franchise back once again, this time with Need for Speed The Run, a game that for the first time involves you getting out of the car. Wait, what? That’s right there are elements you control that aren’t behind a wheel,... >>

Shadows of the Damned hands-on

Shadows of the Damned hands-on

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If there was one word to describe EA's forthcoming darkly humorous horror shooter, that would be "bonkers". Admittedly, thanks to Dizzy Rascal and a whole generation of teenagers and clubbers, it's an overused adjective at the moment, but never has it... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

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On the whole, the App Store is awash with cuddly, sweet, garishly coloured applications, featuring characters that you'd rather hug than dismember. And even when you're asked to commit some kind of genocide - usually on the pig population - they laugh... >>

Portal 2
4.5 stars

Portal 2

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In less capable hands, Portal 2 could have been a disaster. As part of Valve’s mighty Orange Box, the original felt like the sort of brilliant support act you sometimes find on a stadium tour, threatening to blow the main band - Half Life 2: Episode... >>

Warp hands-on

Warp hands-on

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In the past, digitally-delivered games have often been overshadowed by their more expensive, boxed counterparts, yet anybody who's been following the titles appearing on XBLA and PlayStation Network lately will have seen some amazing games that can proudly... >>