Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    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

    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

    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...

  • Cars

    Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

    By 18 January 2014

    As concept cars go, the Toyota FT-1 concept made a good case for star of the show at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. And if you’re gutted that you never actually get to go up close and personal with these types of concepts, then here's a little treat -...

  • Gaming

    PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?

    By 10 January 2014

    Welcome to the modern world. Gone are the days when popping to Blockbuster to grab a DVD was commonplace Friday night practice. Indeed disc-based formats could be on a slippery slope, even for gaming if PlayStation Now has anything to do with it. PlayStation...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Mega Bloks Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets review

    By 4 November 2013

    As the gaming world prepare for the new Call Of Duty Ghosts, Mega Bloks has released a collection of Call of Duty construction sets for you to build so you can carry on playing when you're not in front of your console. The new sets, based on the franchise,...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Beyond: Two Souls review

    By 8 October 2013

    Beyond: Two Souls isn't your average game. Quantic Dream has crafted an invested, emotive story above all else, then delivered it on a scale reminiscent of a Hollywood movie by embellishing its on-screen characters with a true A-list cast. Ellen Page...

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    Rocksmith 2014 isn't just a game, it's a teaching revolution: We go clumsy hands-on

    By 19 September 2013

    When we walked into the Gibson studios to have a go on Rocksmith 2014 we expected an awkward press event. What we saw was a room full of beer, pizza, hair, black clothes and more hair. Feeling suitably comfortable in a rock environment we got our demos...

  • Gaming

    Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

    By 17 September 2013

    We'll be 100 per cent honest, this is not a real PS4 you're looking at. It's an empty shell - well, nearly - that is used by magazines and websites to get photos of the console before the real hardware is ready. While that means we can't do much reviewing,...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Puppeteer review

    By 11 September 2013

    The 2D platform renaissance continues apace with Sony Japan's Puppeteer - a Playstation 3 exclusive - following hot on the fast-moving heels of Rayman Legends. It's platformer season. We may have had a mild dig at the latter game's storyline, but it was...

  • 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...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Disney Infinity Starter Pack review

    By 18 August 2013

    "You're a toy!" shouts Woody to Buzz Lightyear in the 1995 classic movie Toy Story, which stars toys that are alive - despite their young owners having no idea. It's one of those movies that touches upon the childhood imagination. Disney Infinity taps...

  • Gaming

    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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    Gran Turismo 6 preview and incredible screens

    By 18 June 2013

    Next generation? Who needs the next generation? Although eyebrows were raised when it was revealed that Gran Turismo 6 would be coming out on the PlayStation 3 rather than the expected PlayStation 4, you only need take one look at the screengrabs of the...