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Dead Island
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Dead Island

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With the best part of a million views on YouTube, the trailer for Dead Island has whipped zombie enthusiasts into a minor frenzy of expectation. That anticipation is piqued further by the game’s intro, a thinly veiled tribute to The Prodigy’s Smack... >>

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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By anyone’s standards, The Witcher 2 is the best fantasy RPG of the last few years. It is more polished than Dragon Age, more expansive than Dragon Age 2 and in a different league to Risen, Two Worlds II and Gothic 4. It has a strong story, a fascinating... >>

Torchlight (XBLA)
4.5 stars

Torchlight (XBLA)

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It’s House Party time on the Xbox 360 and everyone’s invited - well, anyone with an Xbox and subscription to the Live service, that is. Fortunately, it’s the kind of party where you don’t actually have to speak to anyone and can just sit down... >>

Fallout: New Vegas
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Fallout: New Vegas

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Following in the footsteps of any successful game can be a tricky task, especially one as much-loved as Fallout 3. However, that is the task that developers Obsidian and publishers Bethesda have given themselves. Much hyped, much anticipated - we get... >>

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
4.5 stars

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

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It's almost traditional to start a Dragon Quest review by contrasting the enormous popularity of the series in Japan, where it's a phenomenon on the scale of Star Wars or Harry Potter; with its reception over here, where it's never found the mass appeal... >>

Demon's Souls - PS3
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Demon's Souls - PS3

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Demon's Souls has spent a year or so developing a fanatical cult following in the US and Japan, and while not everyone will understand why, those who do are in for a treat. This is not a game that inspires lukewarm feelings. If it grabs you, it becomes... >>

Final Fantasy XIII - PS3
3.5 stars

Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

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With Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix can lay claim to a long list of magnificent achievements. There's no question that this is the most stunning looking example of a Japanese RPG on the market, taking the series trademark mix of high-fantasy and glossy... >>

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360
4.5 stars

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360

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Mass Effect was a triumph on so many levels that it's almost churlish to point at the few areas where it fell short. Bioware took a major risk in trying to fuse its classic RPG style with a more action-oriented experience, yet for the most part the gamble... >>

VIDEO: Dungeons and Dragons on Microsoft Surface

VIDEO: Dungeons and Dragons on Microsoft Surface

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A team of students at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a Dungeons & Dragons application for Microsoft Surface. It's a little like a printed out map, but completely interactive and able to recognise items placed on top. It can then calculate line-of-sight,... >>

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

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With the PSP Go inches from the shelves and few first-timers about to get stuck in, we thought it be best to give you five ways to spend your spondoolics with maximum satisfaction. There's more games on the PlayStation store than you can shake a tree... >>