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  • 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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    Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

    By 15 October 2013

    Thief is set to land on consoles in the first quarter of 2014, almost a full decade after the last title in the series surfaced. Pocket-lint got to play some sections of a pre-release version of the game on Xbox One to see whether it's been worth the...

  • Apps

    Deus Ex: the Fall for iPhone and iPad preview

    By 7 June 2013

    Fans of Deus Ex: Revolution are in for a treat as Square Enix is bringing the franchise to iOS in the shape of an all-new adventure for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch steeped in the DNA of the console fave. Rather than raid the back catalogue and port the...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Mini Ninjas review (iPhone, iPad)

    By 6 March 2013

    When Square Enix isn't making top AAA titles for the PS3 or Xbox 360, it seems it spends its time making fun little apps for the iPad and iPhone. But can the company that normally only does "epic", do lighthearted fun as well? Mini Ninjas Format iPhone...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Tomb Raider (2013) review

    By 25 February 2013

    Tomb Raider has, by the very premise of its name, always roused the excited kid in us. And we don't mean because of the game's female protagonist, Lara Croft. Well, not entirely. No, there's something very Indiana Jones about adventure, treasure hunting...

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    Tomb Raider limited edition Xbox 360 controller pictures and hands-on

    By 14 February 2013

    All things Tomb Raider seem to be taking over on the approach to the game's release date on 5 March. As well as three hours of hands-on time with the final game, Pocket-lint has also got our mitts on the limited edition Xbox 360 Tomb Raider control pad....

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    Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play

    By 14 February 2013

    It's been five years since Lara Croft last occupied our screens - just enough of a hiatus to give the Tomb Raider franchise a much needed break and turn the game on its head. We don't just mean figuratively either: the latest Tomb Raider opens with our...

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    Tomb Raider preview (hands-on, screens and gameplay video)

    By 11 June 2012

    An all new outing for Lara Croft has been on our radar for a while now - since E3 2011, in fact - but we've never had such an in-depth look at the prequel/reboot as we were treated to at this year's show. The forthcoming Tomb Raider - a return to the...

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    Hitman Absolution hands-on preview

    By 1 June 2012

    On a cold, wet morning back in May Pocket-Lint descended on a top secret London location. The target: to get our mitts on the latest Hitman title. Needless to say we didn’t have the stealthy grace of Hitman's barcoded assassin hero, Agent 47, but we...

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    Sleeping Dogs hands-on

    By 16 March 2012

    Some suspected that Sleeping Dogs would never see the light of day. Originally slated as True Crime: Hong Kong, Activision terminated the United Front development, only for it to be picked up by Square Enix, dropping the True Crime name in the process. ...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution review

    By 26 August 2011

    Released in space year 2000, the original Deus Ex is still revered by rheumy-eyed PC gamers as one of the greatest titles of all time. Arriving amidst a slew of generic first person shooters, it was a game-changing release that offered a vast array of...

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    E3 Quick Play: Tomb Raider

    By 15 June 2011

    Lara croft is back and about to get the same treatment as Batman – a reboot, but can you bare to wait it out, should you wait it out, or will it all be dashed at the last hurdle. While we can’t answer all those questions, we can tell you what we think...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Championship Manager 1980s Legends review (iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 24 March 2011

    It's seemingly 1980s football week on Pocket-lint. Firstly, we met and chatted to two of the decades biggest stars, in the guise of Liverpool legends John Barnes and Ian Rush, and Paul's been trying to give himself a tight perm using a pencil and a can...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days review

    By 20 August 2010

    Were it not for one thing, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men might have been one of 2007's most original and entertaining shooters. Some of us who played it loved it for its brave, gritty storyline, its tense, violent atmosphere, and just the fact that - for once...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review

    By 17 August 2010

    You'd be forgiven for not expecting much from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. A download-only, arcade spin-off from the Tomb Raider franchise, it's one of those games that's hard to get your head around until you've actually played it. Thanks to...