Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Dead Rising 3 review

    By 21 November 2013

    Capcom’s Dead Rising series has become a benchmark for Microsoft’s gaming hardware. When the original was released in 2006, it was the first Xbox 360 game that was truly "next-gen" - its shambling zombie hordes just wouldn’t have been technically...

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    Dead Rising 3 Xbox One preview

    By 17 June 2013

    The first Dead Rising and its sequel were an acquired taste. Not taking themselves too seriously in the zombie slaughtering stakes, yet levying almost ludicrously difficult game mechanics on the player, both have attained cult status and many eyes, therefore,...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D review

    By 6 July 2011

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D should have been a cause for jubilation. Finally we have a game that shows what the 3DS can do, proving that Nintendo's newest handheld can handle graphics of Resident Evil 4 calibre, if not quite Resident Evil 5. Sure,...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds review

    By 18 February 2011

    Prepare to be confused, baffled and totally bewildered. Even if you’re not given to pondering why the Incredible Hulk might want to lay the smackdown on Streetfighter’s Ryu in a Resident Evil laboratory, or why Wolverine might pick a fight with Devil...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective review

    By 24 January 2011

    With all the hoo-ha this week over the upcoming launch of the Nintendo 3DS, with its launch line-up heavy with remakes, reboots, updates and conversions, it strikes us that the games we'll remember from the DS era aren't the usual big name franchises...

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    Super Street Fighter IV 3D - 3DS quick play preview

    By 20 January 2011

    Super Street Fighter IV is heading to the 3DS bringing the 23-year-old beat-em-up series into the crazy world of handheld 3D action. And although we've known that the title was going to launch on the 3DS for a while now, this is the first time that we've...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Dead Rising 2 review

    By 24 September 2010

    For Chuck Greene, it's going to be a rough 3 days. In an America still reeling from the zombie apocalypse detailed in the first Dead Rising, this one-time motorcross champ has come with his young daughter, Katie, to the casino resort of Fortune City,...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Lost Planet 2 - PS3 review

    By 12 May 2010

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was a game that nearly had it all. Designed as a flagship title for the Xbox 360, Capcom's game was a conscious effort to marry the dynamics of a Western shooter with the style of a Japanese action game, meaning that on...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Monster Hunter Tri - Nintendo Wii review

    By 23 April 2010

    Monster Hunter Tri sticks out like a sore thumb on the Wii, and we mean that in a good way. It's epic in length, slow to develop, rich, exciting and - should you get into it - hopelessly addictive. It's jam-packed with complex systems, and has one of...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Dark Void - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 January 2010

    Where did it all go wrong? When it first made an appearance, Dark Void looked to have it all - an interesting premise, a cool retro sci-fi style, a winning combination of gunplay and aerobatics, a dashing hero, romance and lots of derring-do. The finished...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Bionic Commando - Xbox 360 review

    By 19 May 2009

    Fans of old school gaming will no doubt remember both the original Bionic Commando, as well as the impressive remake released as a digital download last year. Starring a hero packing a huge grappling hook that allowed him to hook onto platforms and head...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Resident Evil 5 - Xbox 360 review

    By 12 March 2009

    After the sheer brilliance that was Resident Evil 4, what on earth could Capcom do to top one of gaming’s true classics? Well, if Resident Evil 5 is anything to go by, simply churn out a whole new batch of the same old action. This time the setting...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii review

    By 4 March 2009

    Released way back in 2006 on the Xbox 360, Dead Rising was an enjoyable zombie-packed romp. It packed potentially hundreds of zombies on screen at any one time, and you had the chance to obliterate them in any way you saw fit. Only an irritating save...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Street Fighter IV - Xbox 360 review

    By 23 February 2009

    Ask just about anyone under the age of 30, and they know what Street Fighter is all about. Whether they owned a Mega Drive or a SNES, had an older sibling packing a copy, or a vague friend who hosted some multiplayer sessions, everyone has enjoyed the...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Devil May Cry 4 - Xbox 360 review

    By 1 February 2008

    Devil May Cry is back for a fourth instalment, but should you bother? We get slaying to find out. Coming from the producer of the original Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 4 games, the game sees you play as Nero, a young knight, as well as Dante from previous...