Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Infamous: Second Son review

    By 21 March 2014

    Infamous: Second Son is the game that every PlayStation 4 owner has been waiting for, whether an existing Infamous fan or not. It's the cool TV ad - well, the American one without the shouty British voice-over anyway - that's done it. All those quick...

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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

    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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    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...

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    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...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Need For Speed: Rivals review

    By 29 November 2013

    There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun. Need For...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    PlayStation 4 review

    By 28 November 2013

    You are reading this PlayStation 4 review for probably one of three reasons. The first is that you want to know whether you should get the PS4, the second whether it's better than the Xbox One, and third is probably to help justify your pre-order and...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    FIFA 14 (PS4 & Xbox One) review

    By 28 November 2013

    Having already fully reviewed the current generation version of FIFA 14 it would seem sensible to just adjust that entry to encompass the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version. But here's the thing: FIFA 14 on the next-generation consoles is no mere update...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Resogun review

    By 28 November 2013

    Resogun bursts onto the screen with a score that sounds as though Hans Zimmer has been listening to too much Japanese techno. It’s like the Inception movie soundtrack remixed - but it definitely grabbed our attention. And that’s just the audio. Just...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Killzone: Shadow Fall review

    By 27 November 2013

    The Killzone series has been important to Sony and its PlayStation line. The first arrived on PlayStation 2, almost as an answer to Microsoft and Bungie’s Halo for the original Xbox, and there have been iterations for every subsequent console, including...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Knack review

    By 20 November 2013

    When the PlayStation 4 was first announced we were brimming with excitement. But even at the big unveil in New York earlier this year the announcement of one of the console’s exclusive titles, Knack, a 3D platformer headed up Mark Cerny, the Spyro and...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

    By 20 November 2013

    We’re massive fans of Lego, it’s no secret. So when Lego Marvel Super Heroes arrived alongside the PlayStation 4, we had a double bout of excitement. In the run up to Christmas there are major titles dropping left, right and centre to suit all tastes...

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    Sony PS4 hands-on video review

    By 14 November 2013

    The US launch for the PS4 is now upon us, the console launches tomorrow in the US, and at the end of the month in the UK. With that in mind, we went to Sony's central London HQ to get some hands-on time with the console. And, the good news is, there's...

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    Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

    By 13 November 2013

    One of the key features of the PS4 is that you can play games on it using the PS Vita. Sony hopes the feature will appeal to gamers keen to carry on playing games, but not just in front of their console. You will, of course, need a PS Vita with the latest...

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    PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

    By 13 November 2013

    Forget the games, forget the hype, one of the main features of any games console is the user interface that underpins it all. After all, it's probably the part of the console you'll see the most. And Sony has always presented simple, intuitive menus and...