Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Test Drive Unlimited 2 review

    By 11 February 2011

    Let's get the bad news over with. Given that it's been a good 5 years since the release of Test Drive Unlimited, it's hugely disappointing that the sequel arrives feeling so unpolished in key areas, so dated in others, and with the major issue that so...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Xbox 360 review

    By 28 April 2009

    Chances are you’re well aware of the Riddick universe. If not from the classic Xbox title Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, then the films starring self confessed video game addict Vin Diesel. Athena packs in two games in one. Not only...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Alone In The Dark: Inferno - PS3 review

    By 26 November 2008

    If you look back at our review of the Xbox 360 version of this latest in the long running Alone In The Dark series, we were heavily critical of the irritating camera system, horrible driving sections, and a pretty dull and tedious gaming experience. Well...

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Alone in the Dark - Xbox 360 review

    By 23 June 2008

    When a game hits the shelves without a multitude of reviews already hovering, it’s usually safe to say that the game itself is pretty shockingly bad. Especially when its one just like Alone in the Dark which has been consistently "previewed" but very...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Metal Slug Anthology - PSP review

    By 16 February 2007

    You’re not likely to have heard much about the Metal Slug games. Not only are they fairly difficult to get a hold of, they’re also bluddy hard work to play. Then there’s the action – strictly 2D variety that us modern day three dimensional types...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Test Drive Unlimited - Xbox360 review

    By 19 September 2006

    Mysteriously well-known despite its lack of real quality over the years, 2007 will see the twentieth birthday of the Test Drive series. Spanning 15 separate releases (22 in total if you add on the err … add ons) it’s been a series well-known for its...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Act Of War - PC review

    By 29 April 2005

    World domination or more of the same old RTS? We take a look at Atari’s Act of War to see whether it can break away from the mould and take over your life as you try and take over the world. Atari’s Act Of War boasts a storyline crafted by Dale Brown,...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Atari Flashback review

    By 8 April 2005

    Remember that scary movie as a child, the one that gave you nightmares and even perhaps prompted you to hide behind the sofa? I bet if you watched it now, you would laugh at how unscary it was. You might even wonder how you could have even thought it...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - PC review

    By 21 January 2005

    The Rollercoaster Tycoon series has been around for sometime, so why should we drop everything and rush out and buy this game? The simple answer is depth. While Atari, the games makers haven’t been pumping out expansion packs left, right and centre...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Forgotten Realms - Demon Stone - PS2 review

    By 14 October 2004

    From the creators of The Two Towers CVG comes Forgotten Realms Demon Stone, another game in the Dungeons and Dragons franchise. Atari and Stormfront Studios enlisted the help of cult novelist R.A. Salvatore to give depth to this franchise. When coupled...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Shadow Ops Red Mercury - Xbox review

    By 14 July 2004

    With the world in such a terror crisis at the moment its not surprising that where movies don't dare to tread, videogames will happily wade in guns blazing. The latest First Person Shooter from Atari, tackles terrorism head-on as you play a gung-ho Special...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Unreal Tournament 2004 - PC review

    By 23 March 2004

    When it comes to pure undiluted SF First Person Shooters (FPS) online it has to be Unreal Tournament (UT). Seeing off stiff competition from Quake III and Team Arena, UT has become the defacto standard and with the immediate future currently clear of...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    UNREAL II XMP Multiplayer - PC review

    By 30 December 2003

    UPDATED: 31st May 2004. We already looked at Unreal II's single player side at Thanks to the desire to make an Xbox version and internal competition with the Digital Extremes, and Epic Megagames, Legend...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Unreal Tournament 2003 v2225 - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    This game was released in 2002 and was the sequel to the winner of the last great multiplayer FPS shootout. So why look at it now, with constant updates and improvements across the year this is still a top flight game that continues to be played but now...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Unreal II - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    Let's cut to the chase: Unreal II is Max Payne set in space. Both feature groundbreaking graphics for the time of release, both will hit you with some exhilarating firefights, and both are criminally short- they can be completed in just over a week. I...