Reviews & hands-on

  • 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

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary - PS2 review

    By 6 June 2007

    Could it really be 10 years since we first saw Lara Croft’s ample bosom? Amazingly enough, it’s actually 11 years before her maiden voyage. That little fact making me feel quite ridiculously old. Though it makes it clearer why they dropped the "10th"...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    God of War 2 - PS2 review

    By 5 May 2007

    You all remember God of War, right? Yes, the bloody, balls out, action based wanderer and brawler that stands tall as one of the best games of the last decade. If the answer to that question happens to be no, then give yourself ten lashings for missing...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Burnout Dominator - PS2 review

    By 9 April 2007

    You racing obsessed gamers have no doubt been playing Burnout for years now. Famed for its fast and frenetic racing action, the series has always been king for driving fans who prefer something a little different from straight racing. Packing a handy...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Eragon – PS2 review

    By 25 March 2007

    Following the movie of the book, this, as the name suggests, is the game of the movie of the book, and to a certain extent, it feels like it. But is this fantasy game spin-off worth getting out of bed for? We strap on our sword and find out. I’ll not...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sega Mega Drive Collection - PS2 review

    By 13 February 2007

    We’ve been bombarded by collections of "classic" console and arcade games over the last few months and this one’s thanks to those Japanese gaming geniuses over at Sega. The Sega Mega Drive Collection pulls together titles from the company’s early-90s...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    God Hand - PS2 review

    By 6 February 2007

    Remember those days when the good old 2D beat-em-up was king? When Final Fight, Double Dragon and Streets of Rage took up all our console gaming time as we kicked millions of arses over and over and over… Well we’ve been lacking some decent fighting...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Okami - PS2 review

    By 2 February 2007

    To say that Okami immediately strikes you as, well, Japanese is like stating that Scarlet Johansson is only a little bit hot. Starring the Japanese sun god Amaterasu in the guise of a gorgeously detailed white wolf, you traverse this ink and watercolour...

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Flushed Away – PS2 review

    By 19 January 2007

    I was immediately suspicious of a game with a title you’d most commonly associate with the toilet, but of course, it is the official game of the lavatory-esque named movie from Dreamworks. But is this the stuff of effluent? As with all movie tie-ins,...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy XII - PS2 review

    By 18 January 2007

    Mention the name "Final Fantasy" to a gamer and the vast majority will go all misty eyed as they fondly remember the initial train journey that pre-empted Cloud’s quest through that PS1 classic Final Fantasy VII. We do urge you to back slowly away from...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Buzz Sports - PS2 review

    By 13 January 2007

    Over a year on and Buzz, the quiz came for the PlayStation 2 has become a surprise hit, so much so that a wealth of other titles based around the quiz show and accompanying buzzers has been released by Sony. We take a look at one of the latest - Buzz...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party - PS2 review

    By 6 January 2007

    While previous Buzz games for the PlayStation 2 have involved you answering a series of questions based on specific topics like music or sport, Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party take a different approach. Aimed squarely at kids the game features a series of...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    EyeToy Play Sports – PS2 review

    By 7 December 2006

    The papers have officially decided that playing console games means you are a fat giffer with no life (more or less). In recent times we have seen a spate of games aimed at making you more active – the EyeToy promised this with the potential for some...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Guitar Hero II - PS2 review

    By 5 December 2006

    When it comes to air guitar, we’re up for necking ten Barcadi Breezers and rocking out with the best of them. Deep down we all want to be Slash from Guns ‘N’ Roses, but mere mortals like us just don’t have the time and Patience (geddit?) to get...

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Cricket 2007 - PS2 review

    By 1 December 2006

    Despite the mass hype that surrounded the previous Ashes series – which saw us whip some Aussie butt at long last – frequently the sport is about as exciting as watching the Labour party conference. Your typical over consists of three defensive strokes...