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Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

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If it's quality games you're after you are in for a real treat. This year's E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking triple-A titles that offer conclusive proof the industry has got the hang of this new-generation console malarkey.If... >>

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

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A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... >>

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

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Final Fantasy is one of the world's most revered games franchises. Fans of Japanese role-playing games are in a state of considerable ferment over the prospect of Final Fantasy XV, its latest instalment and the first one custom-designed for the current-generation... >>

Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return
4.0 stars

Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return

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For a game that stars a deliberately aloof and detached character, there has always been a curious sense of intimacy about Hitman, arising not from Agent 47 himself, but rather the sandbox-style playgrounds in which he goes about his murky business.Sure,... >>

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

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The first episode and prologue pack for Hitman will be released this Friday and to celebrate, Square Enix hired innovative production company Realm Pictures to stage a real life version of the game, with players controlling the movements of Agent 47.Realm... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection
4.5 stars

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection

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Being fans of the Tomb Raider series since the very beginning, with the first outing one of our favourite games on the original PlayStation, we approached 2013's reboot with some trepidation. Reboots don't always work.But we needn't have worried because... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

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Microsoft couldn't have believed its luck when Sony announced a delay to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The PS4 homegrown exclusive was to come out at the end of 2015, to go head-to-head with similar action-adventure title Rise of the Tomb Raider, but now... >>

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

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As part of Microsoft's second keynote at this year's Build developers conference, the company showed a live demo created by Final Fantasy developer Square Enix which illustrated the graphical prowess of DirectX 12. And if this is the future for the Japanese... >>

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

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Japanese games publisher Square Enix has a tradition of releasing collectable action figures of not just its own brands, such as Final Fantasy, but also licensed characters from comic books and movies. Now it has lent its unique creative eye to Star Wars... >>

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris preview: Sequel to Guardian of Light fills Tomb Raider gap year

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris preview: Sequel to Guardian of Light fills Tomb Raider gap year

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One of the stand out surprises during Microsoft's Xbox Media Briefing at E3 2014 was the debut of the teaser trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The return of Lara Croft is something that many gamers are salivating over. However, that won't be available... >>

Final Fantasy XIV could be coming to Xbox One after all, Yoshida confirms Microsoft talks

Final Fantasy XIV could be coming to Xbox One after all, Yoshida confirms Microsoft talks

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Although reports circulated last year claiming that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will never be released for Xbox One or Xbox 360, Pocket-lint has found out otherwise.Producer and director of the Japanese MMORPG Naoki Yoshida gave Xbox owners a glimmer... >>

Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

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The Hitman franchise continues its genre-hopping campaign with the forthcoming release of Hitman Sniper, an iPad and iPhone scope-based shooter. We got to play a pre-release version of the free-to-download game on iPad ahead of the autumn release date.... >>

Hitman Go review
5.0 stars

Hitman Go review

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Square Enix has been clever in utilising its rich heritage of intellectual properties in the last couple of years. Not only has it managed to breathe new life into old characters and franchises, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the Tomb Raider reboot,... >>

Hitman Go hits iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone

Hitman Go hits iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone

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Hitman Go launches for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch today and while remaining true in tone to Square Enix's hugely successful franchise, mobile device owners will find its casual gaming-centric style more suited for bus or train journeys.The concept is... >>

Deus Ex: Human Revolution live-action short film leaves us eager for a feature length movie

Deus Ex: Human Revolution live-action short film leaves us eager for a feature length movie

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A 12-minute live-action short film has been created based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game. Plenty of special effects and impressive costumes create the game's world perfectly, leaving us wanting more. About 90 minutes more.This film features characters... >>

Square Enix 99p iOS and Android sale includes Deus Ex: The Fall and Tomb Raider

Square Enix 99p iOS and Android sale includes Deus Ex: The Fall and Tomb Raider

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Square Enix has slashed the prices of some of its major mobile games.From today until Monday 10 March, you can get Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android for just 99p. It originally came out for £4.99.In addition, Tomb Raider 1 and... >>

Thief review
3.5 stars

Thief review

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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,... >>

Original 1996 Tomb Raider video game releases for iOS with 'full, unedited, unadulterated experience'

Original 1996 Tomb Raider video game releases for iOS with 'full, unedited, unadulterated experience'

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If you like classic video games and have 69p to spare, you'll be happy to learn that the original Tomb Raider is now available for iOS devices. The game boasts the "full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price",... >>

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

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

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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... >>

Final Fantasy V for Android app now available on Google Play

Final Fantasy V for Android app now available on Google Play

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Attention old-school gamers: Final Fantasy V for Android has just landed on Google Play.First released in 1992, Final Fantasy V is the fifth installment in the Final Fantasy series. It's a popular RPG game developed by Square Enix that has been ported... >>

Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

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Square Enix, the company behind the rebooted Tomb Raider game that came out earlier this year, has confirmed that a sequel is already in the works and headed for the Xbox One and PS4."I am excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation... >>

Deus Ex: the Fall for iPhone and iPad preview

Deus Ex: the Fall for iPhone and iPad preview

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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... >>

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

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

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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... >>

Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

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We're not in the habit of writing about hairdos here at Pocket-lint. But there's a lot to be said for Lara Croft's new coif in the latest Tomb Raider game. Powered by AMD's TressFX, it gives higher-spec PC gamers the first in-game depiction of a real-time,... >>

New Tomb Raider inspired by Bond and Batman reboots, grittier movie planned

New Tomb Raider inspired by Bond and Batman reboots, grittier movie planned

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The new Tomb Raider game is now available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and it heralds the return of Brit heroine Lara Croft after five years. But although she is back on our games consoles once more, she's not quite the same mis-proportioned character we're... >>

Tomb Raider (2013) review
5.0 stars

Tomb Raider (2013) review

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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... >>

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

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

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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.READ:... >>

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

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

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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... >>

New Tomb Raider trailer shows just how brutal it will be - mature viewers only (video)

New Tomb Raider trailer shows just how brutal it will be - mature viewers only (video)

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Crikey! After we saw a level play-through at E3 in June, we put the new Tomb Raider reboot on our "one to watch" list. After the new trailer was released by developer Crystal Dynamics it's now firmly a "must have".The first adventure of Lara Croft is... >>

New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton

New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton

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Square Enix has finally named the actress who's providing the voice and motion capture for Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot/prequel, and it's none other than wife to Prince William, Kate Middleton.Well, the actress who played her in the TV movie anyway.Camilla... >>

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

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

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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 title... >>

Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)

Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)

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Square Enix, the publisher behind the Final Fantasy series and the new Tomb Raider, due out in 2013, has revealed a real-time technical demonstration of what will be possible for the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft.Dubbed Agni's Philosophy,... >>

Hitman Absolution hands-on preview

Hitman Absolution hands-on preview

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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... >>

Tomb Raider game trailer shows we are in for a gritty next instalment (video)

Tomb Raider game trailer shows we are in for a gritty next instalment (video)

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The bad news is that Lara Croft's latest exploits aren't going to be with us until 5 March 2013. The good news, however, is that if the new trailer is anything to go by the game should be a cracker when it comes out next year.Released ahead of annual... >>

Sleeping Dogs hands-on

Sleeping Dogs hands-on

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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. Fast... >>

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
4.0 stars

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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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... >>

E3 Quick Play: Tomb Raider

E3 Quick Play: Tomb Raider

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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... >>

E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

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The year’s biggest gaming convention, E3 2011, is about to kick off in Los Angeles (on Monday 6 June) and the great and the good of the gaming world will be there, including Pocket-lint.And while there are still plenty of surprises to be had, a few... >>

Championship Manager coming to Facebook

Championship Manager coming to Facebook

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Square Enix is to bring its long-running Championship Manager franchise to Facebook, in a new collaboration between the software giant and Jolt Online Gaming & Gamestop.The MMOG version of the football management title will take certain popular elements... >>

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

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

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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... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Big Cup Cricket (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Big Cup Cricket (Android)

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Throughout the Cricket World Cup we had planned on throwing in the odd cricket app for App of the Day to keep the spirit of the tournament alive on Pocket-lint.But when England lost to the likes of Bangladesh and Ireland, we kind of lost interest.Well,... >>

Relive the 80s with the next iPhone Championship Manager Legends

Relive the 80s with the next iPhone Championship Manager Legends

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We love a bit of nostalgia here at Pocket-lint towers, especially when it comes to football. Yeah, the players today are genuine athletes, with Hollywood lifestyles and bank accounts to suit, but can they sport a moustache the size of Ipswich? Can they... >>

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
3.0 stars

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

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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... >>

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
4.0 stars

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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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... >>