Reviews & hands-on

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    Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

    By 16 September 2011

    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...

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    First Look: Rage review

    By 23 August 2011

    Coming from a company often accused of recycling its unmatched heritage, Rage is a surprisingly ambitious game - arguably the most ambitious iD has produced since the glory days of Quake. From its open desert landscapes to its dingy, mutant-filled caverns,...

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    E3 Quick Play: Rage

    By 6 July 2011

    When the creator of the First Person Shooter gets to work building a new First Person Shooter you’ve got to sit up and pay attention and after a number of years in development and even a switch of publishers, it looks like we are finally about ready...

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    E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

    By 14 June 2011

    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...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Homefront review

    By 16 March 2011

    Smirk all you like about Homefront - and you probably will - but at least it’s a game with ambition. It’s a game that wants to step into the ring with Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and give them some real competition. It’s a game...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Killzone 3 review

    By 18 February 2011

    It shows how far console shooters have come that some critics have already labelled Killzone 3 a disappointment. Judging by some of the miserable carping going on, it appears that it’s no longer enough to be a visually stunning, technically accomplished,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Call of Duty: Black Ops review

    By 12 November 2010

    Let's not kid ourselves. If you were gung-ho enough to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops, you've already done it by now. You've already sprinted your way through the single-player campaign, had a quick run at the revamped Zombies mode, and you're probably only...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Medal of Honor review

    By 14 October 2010

    Medal of Honor and Call of Duty have always had an interesting relationship. Activision's FPS behemoth was born from EA's FPS franchise, when the disaffected team that created Medal of Honor: Allied Assault split off to form Infinity Ward and make its...

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    First Look: GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo Wii review

    By 17 June 2010

    I'm sure I'm not the only one to have met the announcement of GoldenEye 007 at Nintendo's E3 conference with a mixture of fanboy enthusiasm, scepticism and confusion. On the one hand, it's a new version of the game that - before Halo - proved that first-person...

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    First Look: Halo Reach review

    By 22 April 2010

    Halo. It's yesterday's game, right? The teeming multitudes of online gamers have made Modern Warfare 2 the big online game of the moment, and those in the know are playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 instead. Sure, Halo has a colossal fanbase, but let's...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 8 March 2010

    The original Battlefield: Bad Company was one of the great near misses of the current console generation. The team at DICE did its level best to mix the wide open maps, freeform gameplay and vehicular mayhem of multiplayer Battlefield with the more structured,...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Aliens vs Predator - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 February 2010

    To be honest, giving Sega's new run at the Aliens vs Predator license a good shoeing is like blasting fish in a barrel. You'll discover nearly everything that's bad about the game within the first half hour of the Marine campaign. In style, it's a dated,...

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    First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360 review

    By 19 February 2010

    It's the year 2033, 20 years since nuclear holocaust ravaged the earth, rendering the surface uninhabitable. When the city of Moscow raised the alarm, its citizens had 7 minutes to make it to safety and head to the only place strong enough to face both...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360 review

    By 23 September 2009

    In hindsight, Halo 2 wasn't quite what we'd expected. After the original Halo single handedly made the Xbox a legitimate rival to Sony's PlayStation 2 console, early videos promised that it's sequel was due to include battles on a ruined earth, taking...

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    Wolfenstein - Xbox 360 - First Look review

    By 9 July 2009

    For a lot of gamers, Wolfenstein 3D marked a turning point in history. Launched in 1992, it brought that heady mix of 3D graphics and mindless violence where all you really had to was keep walking and keep killing. Many have followed in its wake and the...