Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Thief review

    By 28 February 2014

    Thief in 2014 reboots a much loved gaming franchise that was born over 15 years ago. It’s been ten long years since the last title in the series, and in the time since there are inevitably great swathes of punters who either don't know or, perhaps,...

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    Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

    By 15 October 2013

    Thief is set to land on consoles in the first quarter of 2014, almost a full decade after the last title in the series surfaced. Pocket-lint got to play some sections of a pre-release version of the game on Xbox One to see whether it's been worth the...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days review

    By 20 August 2010

    Were it not for one thing, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men might have been one of 2007's most original and entertaining shooters. Some of us who played it loved it for its brave, gritty storyline, its tense, violent atmosphere, and just the fact that - for once...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review

    By 17 August 2010

    You'd be forgiven for not expecting much from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. A download-only, arcade spin-off from the Tomb Raider franchise, it's one of those games that's hard to get your head around until you've actually played it. Thanks to...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Just Cause 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 March 2010

    If we were in the business of clinically dissecting games to reach a scientific verdict on their worth, we might end up spending the rest of this review detailing the many flaws of Just Cause 2. We might spend a few paragraphs describing the scrappy combat...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Championship Manager 2010 - PC review

    By 21 September 2009

    The story of the split of Football Manager developers Sports Interactive, and publishers Eidos has been told more times than Top Gear gets repeated on that daftly-named Dave TV channel. For a fair few years now, Beautiful Game Studios have attempted to...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Batman: Arkham Asylum - Xbox 360 review

    By 7 September 2009

    Over the last few years, thanks to a selection of fantastic films, Batman is once again at the forefront of our imagination. Yet in the gaming world, the caped crusader hasn’t truly had a title worthy of his epic name etched on the front cover. At least...

  • Gaming 1 out of 5

    Shellshock 2: Blood Trails - Xbox 360 review

    By 16 March 2009

    Horrifically poor FPS titles have never been in short supply. Since it seems to be one of those genres which constantly makes lengthy appearances at the top of he sales charts, you can’t honestly blame publishers for aiming to produce the “next big...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Tomb Raider: Underworld - Xbox 360 review

    By 1 December 2008

    The life of Lara Croft has taken many twists and turns over her lengthy existence. After an incredible introduction and a swift - yet brilliant - sequel, she’s starred in numerable poor quality gaming and movie fare, only slightly combated by the latter...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    Tomb Raider: Underworld - First Look review

    By 23 October 2008

    Tomb Raider fans are eagerly awaiting 21 November when the next instalment of the genre-defining Tomb Raider lands on almost all formats. Pocket-lint went along to a preview day to check out the new game and some of the hype surrounding it. Let's look...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - PC review

    By 12 June 2008

    Developers Funcom definitely required a particularly strong back story to pick at if it was to take on the might of World of Warcraft in the MMO world. And taking the Conan fantasy setting of Robert E. Howard, they certainly got their hands on a classic....

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    Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - PC - First Look review

    By 14 May 2008

    With World of Warcraft dubbed by some as the best game of the genre, is there room for yet another fantasy Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game? We flew to developer Funcom's homeland of Norway to find out. Age of Conan as the name suggests is...

  • Gaming 1.5 out of 5

    Conflict: Denied Ops - Xbox 360 review

    By 6 March 2008

    The Conflict series has been a steady little earner over the years. Its tactical nature starring a team of four has been taken all over the world, and enthralled many a gamer eager for a little strategic gaming to go with the hectic blasting action. So...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Kane and Lynch - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 November 2007

    From the developers of the wonderful Hitman series, Io Interactive, comes this crime-based action thriller. Dispensing the stealthy sneak ‘em up that they’re normally used to working on, Kane & Lynch is pure action all the way. Unlike most action...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma - PS3 review

    By 23 August 2007

    Ninja Gaiden is back and this time on the PS3, in glorious HD. But is it worth parting with your cash to embark on this ninja epic? We grab our shuriken and find out. First up, it is useful to know that this is actually a remake of the 2004 Xbox game...