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    South Park: The Stick of Truth review

    By 7 March 2014

    If Mortal Kombat was offensive in its day then surely South Park: The Stick of Truth is 2014’s coup for the crown. But not so much because of blood, guts ’n’ gore. Instead The Stick of Truth takes the turn-based role-playing genre, douses it with...

  • 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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    South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

    By 15 February 2014

    It takes less than a week to create an episode of South Park, the rude, crude animated TV comedy. But South Park: The Stick of Truth is quite a different story; a game that has been on a rocky production road and missed its 2013 scheduled release date...

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    Titanfall preview: First play of Beta - Attrition, Hardpoint and Last Titan Standing modes (video)

    By 12 February 2014

    Behold the game of 2014. Titanfall has been lauded by eager praise ever since its non-playable debut during the E3 trade show last June. And with each public outing since, the admiration has grown ever larger by those who have been lucky enough to...

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    Elder Scrolls Online preview: First lengthy play of massively multiplayer Skyrim

    By 10 February 2014

    There's still a couple of months before Bethesda's much-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the world of Oblivion and Skyrim is due for release, but Pocket-lint was invited to give the Elder Scrolls Online beta a...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Football Manager 2014 review

    By 31 October 2013

    Sports Interactive has been banging out Football Manager - nee Championship Manager - games with remarkable regularity in the last 21 years. More remarkable still is the consistency in quality. It’s hard to think of any other franchise in gaming that...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

    By 27 August 2013

    From the moment the disc was sucked into our PS3 console, Splinter Cell: Blacklist did its damnedest to keep us enshrouded in the on-screen action. But far from the promise of a stealth title, Blacklist intros with the rip-roar of guns blazing in a US...

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    Saints Row IV gameplay preview: Crazy just got crazier

    By 21 June 2013

    Saints Row: The Third was a whacky gangster epic. But Saints Row IV? It's only gone and turned the loony dial up to 11. Pocket-lint donned our hardiest of protective headgear in the hope our brains wouldn't explode out of our ears and gave a preview build...

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    FIFA 14 preview

    By 6 June 2013

    You would think that as last year's FIFA 13 was such a massive leap forward for the perennially favourite franchise that there would be nowhere to go for FIFA 14. You'd be wrong as, thanks to a good couple of hours of playtime with the latest addition...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    SimCity (2013) review

    By 15 March 2013

    From the time EA announced that SimCity would need an always-on internet connection there was some rage brewing in the fan community. It's understandable rage too, because SimCity is the latest in a line of games that is loved, and still played by many,...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Tomb Raider (2013) review

    By 25 February 2013

    Tomb Raider has, by the very premise of its name, always roused the excited kid in us. And we don't mean because of the game's female protagonist, Lara Croft. Well, not entirely. No, there's something very Indiana Jones about adventure, treasure hunting...

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    Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play

    By 14 February 2013

    It's been five years since Lara Croft last occupied our screens - just enough of a hiatus to give the Tomb Raider franchise a much needed break and turn the game on its head. We don't just mean figuratively either: the latest Tomb Raider opens with our...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Dead Space 3 review

    By 12 February 2013

    Dead Space came out of nowhere. It proved that in the days of Call of Duty and the other mega franchises, there was still space for a genuinely new and exciting series of games. With the original Dead Space developer Visceral Games made a name for itself...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Aliens: Colonial Marines review

    By 12 February 2013

    Alien is one of 20th centry's all-time classic movies. In that typical Hollywood style it's spawned sequels, a prequel in the shape of Prometheus - so what was that all about? - and, of course, its fair share of video games. The latest of which is Aliens:...

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    Hands-on: SimCity review

    By 25 January 2013

    SimCity 2000 is one of the best games of all time. You might disagree, but if you do, then, well, you're wrong. The sim-plicity of the concept didn't stop it from being an amazing game. The hours you could happily sit in front of it were staggering. Back...