Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - PS3 review

    By 25 June 2008

    Nope, the name isn’t some kind of late April fools joke. The long running strategic epic that is the Civilization series is indeed attempting to make its home on the latest batch of consoles. For the uninitiated, the Civilization series can claim the...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    World Poker Tour - PSP review

    By 30 June 2006

    With poker slowly taking over the world. TakeTwo Interactive has released World Poker Tour under its 2K Sports label for all those gamblers needing to get their fix away from the casino's and poker rooms online. Unlike most card games on the console this...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox360 review

    By 22 April 2006

    Seen as the most anticipated Xbox360 release of the year by some, has the first role playing game for the Xbox360 what it takes to appease the Role Play Gaming fraternity? We find out. Oblivion is the latest chapter in the epic and highly successful Elder...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Tokobot - PSP review

    By 21 April 2006

    Tokobot sees you command a bunch prehistoric robots as you solve puzzles and battle the forces of evil. So is the latest PSP game from Take2 worth the effort? We check it out. The main crux behind the heavily Japanese influenced platform game is that...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Top Spin 2 - Xbox360 review

    By 11 April 2006

    Over 2 years have passed since Top Spin last graced our TV screens and this time the latest outing, Top Spin 2 has made it on to the Xbox360. So should we rejoice at its return, or wonder why it's made its way back to your computer screens? Sometimes...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Serious Sam 2 - Xbox review

    By 3 December 2005

    You may have loved the first person shooter Serious Sam, but will the second in the series do the same again? We get blasting and find out. Coming straight out of Croatia, the follow up to Serious Sam is a cheeky little first person shooter featuring...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Vietcong - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    With the first person shooter becoming more and more real, developers are having to take the realism to the battlefields of the past rather than the future. A large proportion of gamers want realism. With a glut of past historic battles being brought...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Tropico 2 - Pirate Cove - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    The first Tropico saw you being cast as a dictator in a Cuban styled era. This time Tropico 2 - Pirate Cove goes back in time to the jolly world of pirates, wenches and grog. Whether it is the single missions, campaign or sandbox mode your task is to...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Hidden and Dangerous 2 - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    After making the Deluxe (=patched-up) original instalment abandonware to download, fans sent this game to the top of the charts on release. Now the second one is here and that blind faith is sadly only partially justified by the standard of the end product....

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Age Of Wonders Shadow Magic - PC review

    By 15 December 2003

    Age Of Wonders Shadow Magic has the pattern of Rogue Spear and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. It's not quite a full-blown sequel but it's standalone and slightly more expansive than a mission pack. The edition reviewed ships with a strategy guide in the same...