Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Sony PSP Go console review

    By 16 November 2009

    The PSP Go comes in as another reworking of Sony's handheld gaming platform, the PlayStation Portable. As such it is quite a drastic reworking on the original format, but in essence little has changed. The biggest shift is the placement of a sliding 3.78-inch...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson U10i Aino review

    By 2 November 2009

    Back at Mobile World Congress 2009 Sony Ericsson introduced us to the concept of Entertainment Unlimited, typified here by the Aino. The phone drops to the Walkman and Cyber-shot branding, but punches hard in both the camera and multimedia sectors, including...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    Sony PSP Go console - First Look review

    By 30 June 2009

    Designed to make playing games more accessible on the go, Sony has created the PSP Go, a smaller, more pocketable offering of its handheld gaming console. But can a smaller new slider design be the answer? We managed to get some hands-on time with the...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson Aino - First Look review

    By 31 May 2009

    Wouldn't it be good if you could catch up on all the video content on your PS3, even when you aren't there? You've been able to do that for some time on Sony's PSP, but Sony Ericsson has now taken the Remote Play feature found in the PSP and brought it...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Flatout: Head On - PSP review

    By 17 April 2008

    Following the footsteps of the Burnout series, Flatout: Head On is a carnage packed race-come-demolition derby affair that will see you squinting as you plough through yet another building. But is it a racer to own? We don a pair of racing gloves to find...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    God of War: Chains of Olympus – PSP review

    By 17 March 2008

    The appearance of Kratos, the star of the God of War series, on the PSP isn’t at all surprising. In fact, he’s just the latest in a long line of staunch Sony loving characters that have made the jump to the handheld world to try and help the PSP catch...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow – PSP review

    By 11 January 2008

    Stealth focused shooters have always been ten a penny on the Sony consoles. From the Tom Clancy games, to Metal Gear, and even good old Splinter Cell, there’s always been a plethora of goodness to be extracted in this particular genre. The PSP is no...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Wipeout Pulse – PSP review

    By 11 January 2008

    Nintendo have a chubby little plumber. Sega always had a spikey blue sneaker-clad hedgehog. Microsoft came hand in hand with Master Chief, until Bungie upped and scarpered. As for Sony, they didn’t bother with the traditional method of some kind of...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    SOCOM: Tactical Strike - PSP review

    By 3 January 2008

    Available exclusively for PSP, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Tactical Strike promises to take the actionfest to a more strategic game play offering, rather than the gung-ho gun-toting stance of the PS2 titles. But will this approach work? We get planning to find...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice - PSP review

    By 2 January 2008

    A cross between Ridge Racer and Chase HQ, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice brings action shoot'em ups to the racing genre, but can it work? We get behind the wheel to find out. Promising to be more over-the-top than its predecessor first released 2 years...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    SWAT Target Liberty - PSP review

    By 1 January 2008

    SWAT always get a bad name in movies, but can they redeem themselves here? We get tactical and find out. SWAT on the PSP follows the original series on the PS2 and sees you tasked with thwarting international terrorist threats in New York City. Penned...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Alien vs Predator Requiem - PSP review

    By 27 December 2007

    Your chance to live out your Alien vs Predator fantasies have come true once again, this time on the PlayStation Portable, but it is worth the bother or is this one franchise where no one will hear your screams of disappointment? We get gaming to find...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 - PSP review

    By 26 December 2007

    Medal of Honor is back once again on the PSP, but can the WWII first person shooter capture our imaginations once again? We pick up a rifle and find out. The storyline is simple: It's June 6th, 1944, and the war is far from over. In you step in to the...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Ben 10 - Protector of the Earth - PSP review

    By 25 December 2007

    When 10-year-old Ben Tennyson discovers a mysterious device, he gains the power to change into 10 different alien heroes, each with uniquely awesome powers. Welcome to Ben 10, and what has to be a great premise for a video game, but can the cartoon work...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions – PSP review

    By 19 October 2007

    Spin-offs might be standard fare in the TV industry, but in the gaming realm they’re a little less common. Not that that is particularly a sorry state of affairs – who really wants the gaming equivalent of "Joey" after all? The Final Fantasy Tactics...