Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iPhone & iPad) review

    By 13 December 2013

    On the memories. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the 2004 classic that kept students from lectures, parents from work and players the world over hours-deep into gun-toting and generally mad cap antics. The era of PlayStation 2 may be over - but San...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto 3

    By 15 December 2011

    We can't believe it has been 10 years since the joys of Grand Theft Auto 3 graced our PlayStation 2. The ground breaking title brought the idea of open world gaming to consoles and its quality voice acting and edgy story showed us how cinematic a game...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    L.A. Noire review

    By 19 May 2011

    For once, you can believe the hype. L.A. Noire is a revolution in interactive entertainment (or video games, as us less high-falutin’ types like to call it) and a major step forwards for games as a narrative artform. Both aesthetically and technically,...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Red Dead Redemption - PS3 review

    By 20 May 2010

    There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about games as the interactive equivalent of movies or TV, and there's no question that we're getting closer to a stage where there's some substance to the claim. Uncharted 2, for instance, wasn't just...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Nintendo DS review

    By 17 March 2009

    With MadWorld, House of the Dead: Overkill, and now Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Nintendo seem intent on shaking off that "kids and families" image that the Wii/DS console generation has initiated. What you need to get out of your head right from...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned - Xbox 360 review

    By 20 February 2009

    While the idea of PC based add-ons for your favourite games may be as old as the hills, extra content for console titles is still in its infancy. It’s down to those talented folk at Rockstar who seem intent on bringing the option right to the fore,...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto IV - PC review

    By 5 January 2009

    There’s absolutely little doubt whatsoever that Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the very best gaming experiences currently available. The tale of Niko Bellic, and his drop into the murky underworld of Liberty City, was enough all on it’s own to be an...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Midnight Club: Los Angeles - PS3 review

    By 30 October 2008

    If the likes of Burnout Paradise, and now Midnight Club: Los Angeles are to be the future, it seems traditional racing titles are out. And in their place are the kind of freeform titles that once upon a time were almost the sole home of the action/adventure...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 review

    By 28 April 2008

    How on earth can Grand Theft Auto IV live up to the hype? With the series so adored by gamers all around the world, Niko’s trip to Liberty City has been high up on every gamer’s radar since, well, since Rockstar announced its arrival on the next-gen...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Rockstar Table Tennis – Wii review

    By 28 December 2007

    The big potential pitfall for the Wii has always been that development teams will merely try and port their already much loved titles from other formats. Might not sound too bad in theory, but who wants to play the same old games with the added bonus...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Warriors - PSP review

    By 27 March 2007

    Ah, this game takes us back. The Warriors started out as a 1979 Walter Hill film about a group of misfits running riot on Coney Island. Despite its poor box office performance, the film gained cult status thanks to huge DVD sales. Ever seeking new ways...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - PSP review

    By 14 November 2006

    In our ever so humble opinion, Vice City is still the best GTA bar none. The 80s soundtrack, the first sighting of 3D GTA bikes and glorious dialogue all adds up to a title that’ll go down in history as one of the best ever. With Rockstar’s money...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Canis Canem Edit - PS2 review

    By 3 November 2006

    Courting controversy like it's going out of fashion, Canis Canem Edit, or otherwise known as Bully, is the latest title from the makers of Grand Theft Auto. This time, instead of stealing cars it's bullying kids, feeding the "all video games are evil"...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - PS2 review

    By 27 June 2006

    GTA can only be described a major cultural phenomenon. Barely anyone even moderately up to date with modern pop culture knows about the stealing cars, murdering prostitutes, and attacking random passers-by with a conveniently placed chainsaw. But what...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Table Tennis - Xbox360 review

    By 28 May 2006

    When the creator of Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne decides to recreate Table Tennis for currently the most powerful console on the market you've got to question whether someone has lost their marbles. I mean ping pong? Come on. That was until we played...