Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Supreme Commander 2 - PC review

    By 31 March 2010

    Supreme Commander 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Supreme Commander which was released way back in 2007; both have been developed by Gas Powered Games and published by Square Enix. Supreme Commander 2 is the latest addition to the ever crowded...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Empire: Total War - PC review

    By 11 March 2009

    The ultimate dream for strategy gamers has always been that blend of Civilization-esque micromanagement and complete overview, and Age of Empires-a-like brutal battling action. And though numerous titles have come close in the last decade – including...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Halo Wars - Xbox 360 review

    By 2 March 2009

    The RTS genre has never truly found a home in the console world. While the Command & Conquer titles have always been a brief distraction, and End War attempted to introduce a brand new control system, the lack of mouse and keyboard based play has consistently...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    Halo Wars - Xbox 360 - First Look review

    By 10 February 2009

    So you've blasted your way through spaceship loads of Covenant in the Halo trilogy. So what's next? Microsoft is hoping a quick change of genre will do the trick. But do you really want to play a real time strategy game with the Master Chief on your Xbox...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath – PC review

    By 23 April 2008

    It’s fairly safe to say that Command & Conquer 3 was well received by almost all fans of the long running RTS series. It’s brand of real-time strategy proving to continue to be a real hit with PC owners worldwide. Even with the genre including glorious...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Battalion Wars 2 (BWii) - Nintendo Wii review

    By 5 March 2008

    Remember Cannon Fodder? It seems the makers of Battalion Wars 2 do as well, but can the later remake the former and improve on it at the same time? We start ordering about to find out. Battalion Wars 2 (BWii) sees you commanding a battalion of soldiers...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    World in Conflict - PC review

    By 4 October 2007

    Set in an alternate reality, where the paranoia of the Cold War spilled over into full scale Russian aggression, we’ll set our stall out right away and state quite clearly that World in Conflict is something truly special. With the Russians attacking...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars - PC review

    By 10 April 2007

    For all you console gamers out there, it’s worth pointing out a fact. Command & Conquer is one of the biggest PC games of all time. C&C redefined real time strategy gaming. Things haven’t been the same since the battle between the goodies of the Global...

  • 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 4 out of 5

    Supreme Commander - PC review

    By 1 March 2007

    Any PC gamer worthy of the title will have no doubt lost months of their life to some kind of real time strategy game. Maybe it was Sid Meier’s Civilization with its awe inspiring task of establishing a brand new race? Or one of the early Command and...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Battlestations Midway - Xbox 360 review

    By 9 February 2007

    If you like your flight sims, but soon get bored then Eidos thinks it has the answer with Battlestations Midway a flight sim combined with a boat sim and wait for it, a submarine sim to boot. But can the three disciplines work cohesively together or is...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Medieval II: Total War – PC review

    By 13 December 2006

    Medieval II is the latest game in the Total War series, using the acclaimed Rome engine with Medieval content. But is this war sim worth the time? We campaigned to find out. From the outset, Medieval II feels like a quality game. The opening scenes and...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Stronghold Legends – PC review

    By 1 December 2006

    Stronghold Legends is the latest instalment in the popular series of RTS games, and in this incarnation is centred around three hero characters King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Count Vlad Dracul, and the Dietrich von Hildebrand sagas. The...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Defcon – PC review

    By 28 September 2006

    The plight suffered by today’s modern day gaming developer is plain to see. Over the last decade we’ve seen so many independents either swallowed up by one of the big boys, or simply forced out of the business full stop. But one talented little group...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Ninety Nine Nights - Xbox360 review

    By 29 August 2006

    To say Ninety Nine Nights bares something of a close comparison to the Dynasty Warriors series is like stating that John Carpenters "The Thing" is OK. Ish. Nights is Microsoft’s main way of flogging the Xbox360 to all those Asian gamers who left the...