Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review

    By 21 March 2014

    When Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was announced, along with a controversial teaser trailer debuting Kiefer Sutherland as the new voice of protagonist Solid Snake, we doubt there would have been a single true gamer not excited. Admittedly, they...

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    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes preview: Playtime with the prologue to Phantom Pain

    By 6 March 2014

    When Konami showed a demo of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain during E3 in June last year, there was little doubt that it would be a significant refresh of the entire franchise. For a start, Kiefer Sutherland takes on the role of Solid Snake - controversially...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review

    By 18 September 2013

    After years in FIFA's shadow, last season's Pro Evolution Soccer, the title better known as PES, was something of a return to form, at least critically if not commercially. So what do they do this year for PES 2014? Rip it up and start again by introducing...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review

    By 14 October 2011

    The nights are drawing in, tree-based debris litters the ground, and a man’s thoughts turn to one thing: anti-depressants. Alternatively, you could invest some time in deciding which pretend football game to buy in order to get through the cruel winter...

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    Nintendo 3DS: PES 2011 3D hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    The launch of the iPad 2 may be dominating the news at the moment, but we haven't forgotten the other entertainment device that was released in the UK on the same day (25 march), the Nintendo 3DS. And as we've now got a few games to go with it, we thought...

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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 3DS quick play preview

    By 20 January 2011

    Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series is big business over in Japan (although it goes by the title Winning Eleven in the land of the Rising Sun). So it's no surprise that the developer has got on board with the latest handheld console to hit the market,...

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    APP OF THE DAY: PES 2011 - Pro Evolution Soccer (iPhone)

    By 18 October 2010

    We at Pocket-lint are a fair bunch. And so, when it comes to deciding which apps to feature in App of The Day, we like to make sure that we're giving everyone a shot. And, seeing as how we gave EA Sport's FIFA 11 iPhone version the once over, we thought...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 review

    By 6 October 2010

    Pro Evolution Soccer has enjoyed an illustrious history. If you had to compare the series to a real-life football team then it would undoubtedly be Liverpool. Like Liverpool, the Konami title was the early benchmark setter in terms of the console football...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow review

    By 5 October 2010

    Fans of Konami’s legendary vampire slaying series have waited years for Castlevania to make a successful transition to 3D. Sure, it’s been kept alive as a 2D property on the Nintendo DS or on Xbox Live Arcade, but where its closest contemporary -...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Saw: The Video Game - Xbox 360 review

    By 9 December 2009

    We all knew it was going to happen eventually - a video game has finally been created around the gore-tastic Saw series, which has just seen the release of its newest iteration, Saw VI. The Saw films have been an incredible hit at the box office, but...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 - PS3 review

    By 23 November 2009

    A new football game instigates yet another opening paragraph proclaiming the state of sporting video game nation. With FIFA 10 being so damn brilliant, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series has a whole heap of catching up to do. Most immediately striking...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - Nintendo Wii review

    By 30 March 2009

    The Pro Evolution Soccer series on the Wii bares little relation to its fellow console-based siblings. While they are crammed with arcade style footballing action, the Wii iteration is a whole different breed of sporting animal. As fans of last series...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Silent Hill Homecoming - PS3 review

    By 9 February 2009

    Silent Hill is back for yet another scary outing - this is the sixth in the series - but has the franchise still got what it takes to make us jump with fright? We turn the lights off and the PS3 on to find out. Silent Hill Homecoming is the first outing...

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - Xbox 360 review

    By 20 October 2008

    As a former Pro Evolution Soccer obsessive, this is a little tough to say: Pro Evo 2009 can’t even scrape being called staunchly average. Though the official Champions League license has been nabbed, we’ve lost the majority of the Spanish sides. For...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - PS3 review

    By 13 June 2008

    After the big hoo-hah surrounding early MGS4 reviews, with Konami stopping reviewers chatting about the game in its full, a few slightly poorer scores have dampened the excitement levels a touch. The critics have still been full of praise, but there have...