Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iPhone & iPad) review

    By 13 December 2013

    On the memories. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the 2004 classic that kept students from lectures, parents from work and players the world over hours-deep into gun-toting and generally mad cap antics. The era of PlayStation 2 may be over - but San...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto V review

    By 16 September 2013

    Grand Theft Auto V has been a long time coming, as fans will be all too aware. The series, often better known as GTA for short, has become synonymous with ambition - developer Rockstar North creates huge worlds filled with memorable characters and epic...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City review (iPhone, iPad, Android)

    By 7 December 2012

    It seems like only yesterday that we were tearing down the waterfront in GTA: Vice City, attempting to do the longest wheelie known to man on a scooter. The thing is, it wasn't yesterday, that was 10 years ago. To celebrate, Rockstar has released Grand...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    FEAR - Xbox 360 review

    By 16 November 2006

    No, not a gaming version of the cracking Ian Brown track (though we’re intrigued how that’d work if some developer fancies a pop?) but a spooky first person shooter/thriller with more than a few influences culled from recent Asian horror flicks that...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Prey - Xbox360 review

    By 18 July 2006

    Prey’s been a long time in coming. In fact when its release was first slated, Jumanji was wowing kids everywhere and Foo Fighters released their debut album. Oh how we remember 1995. During its lengthy gestation period, Prey’s been sliced and diced...

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Chromehounds - Xbox360 review

    By 12 July 2006

    There’s too few Xbox360 games on the shelves. See, I said it. I know we’re in the middle of the summer lull, but the pitiful amount of games available is a joke. For those of us who splashed out on Microsoft’s next gen wonder, the lack of variety...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - PS2 review

    By 27 June 2006

    GTA can only be described a major cultural phenomenon. Barely anyone even moderately up to date with modern pop culture knows about the stealing cars, murdering prostitutes, and attacking random passers-by with a conveniently placed chainsaw. But what...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto (GTA) San Andreas - PS2 review

    By 5 November 2004

    Making more money in its opening weekend of sales that Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban took in the cinema in its opening weekend the latest Grand Theft Auto game, GTA: San Andreas, is certainly turning some heads and rightly so. Taking the genre...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Second Sight - PS2 review

    By 6 September 2004

    Second Sight describes itself as a Stealth Action Epic, a genre that has been in plentiful supply of late. We got our hands on the PS2 version, to see what the creators of the successful TimeSplitters could bring to the gaming world. You play John Vattic,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto 3 - PC review

    By 1 August 2004

    Violent, controversial and dangerous? It also has to be one of the greatest game series out there so unlike Manhunt a lot more defensible. The original was so playable and so much fun, version 2 saw more of the same, and GTA3 brings us the full 3D version,...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    GTA: Vice City - PS2 review

    By 14 July 2003

    We all knew that GTA was a good game. Back in the day with the top down view, stealing stupidly fast cars to run over people on the pavement, whilst making a few bucks and failing the missions. After various sequels, which added a little, but not a lot,...