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Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

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Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom. As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... >>

PlayStation 4 review: The go-to for gamers
4.5 stars

PlayStation 4 review: The go-to for gamers

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A lot can change in a few years. This is the third time we've sat down and had a good, hard think about the PlayStation 4 since its 2013 launch. Back then the launch line-up was fairly stifled, with clangers like Knack not elevating the console to true... >>

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang
5.0 stars

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang

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Can you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted... >>

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

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Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new... >>

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

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After the incredible success of the original Angry Birds, it can be argued that the series has been superseded in popularity by games by developers that embraced the free-to-play model faster than Rovio. Look at the top grossing apps on Apple's App Store... >>

Star Fox Zero review: Can't outfox its shortcomings
3.5 stars

Star Fox Zero review: Can't outfox its shortcomings

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The Wii U may have been a roaring flop, but the precious few who own one know that it isn't a bad console – just a misunderstood one. Its arcane design indisputably throws up opportunities for new forms of gameplay, but it floundered on the twin rocks... >>

Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter preview: Sophisticated sleuthing

Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter preview: Sophisticated sleuthing

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Videogames aren't just about full-on, relentless action requiring total concentration and laser-sharp reactions – although the games that provide those things tend to hog the limelight. Sometimes we crave something a little more sedate, which perhaps... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new... >>

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

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The chainsaws are back. Gears of War 4's multiplayer is due to go into closed public beta from 18 April, to give a taster of all the duck-and-cover, shotgun-to-the-face, third-person shooter mayhem. And ahead of time we got to play a couple of hours of... >>