Reviews & hands-on

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    Deepak Chopra's Leela for Kinect pictures and hands-on

    By 11 November 2011

    Deepak Chopra's Leela is an interesting proposition. Not exactly a game as such (although "Leela" roughly means "play" in Hindu), nor is it strictly fitness or educational software. It is, quite simply, unique and could well be the most inventive consumer-ready...

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    uDraw GameTablet for PS3 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 November 2011

    THQ's uDraw GameTablet has already been available on the Nintendo Wii for a while (since March, to be precise) but now it's coming for PS3 and Xbox 360, and features a few new bells and whistles, to boot. For starters, it's dubbed "high definition" by...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Red Faction: Armageddon review

    By 10 June 2011

    Say what you will about Red Faction: Armageddon, but Volition's third-person shooter packs some truly fantastic toys. Sure, it has all the usual shotguns, assault rifles and rocket launchers, but alongside them you'll find mighty hammers that can smash...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Homefront review

    By 16 March 2011

    Smirk all you like about Homefront - and you probably will - but at least it’s a game with ambition. It’s a game that wants to step into the ring with Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and give them some real competition. It’s a game...

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    Red Faction: Armageddon - quick play preview

    By 8 March 2011

    Red Faction fans are wringing their hands. What are Volition doing to the Red Faction franchise? Guerrilla became a third-person open world sandbox game and the next instalment, Armageddon is a more typical linear over-the-shoulder approach. We had some...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Metro 2033 - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 March 2010

    Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Metro 2033 centres around the surviving remains of Moscow's society, harbouring in the tunnels and subways under the city. Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's book of the same title, you play Artyom, a happy go lucky (ish) chap...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360 review

    By 19 February 2010

    It's the year 2033, 20 years since nuclear holocaust ravaged the earth, rendering the surface uninhabitable. When the city of Moscow raised the alarm, its citizens had 7 minutes to make it to safety and head to the only place strong enough to face both...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Darksiders - PS3 review

    By 11 January 2010

    If there's one thing Darksiders won't score high for, it's originality. Video game aficionados will have a field day spotting all the stuff it's stolen, and as a brutal, seven word summary "God of War meets Legend of Zelda" has things covered. The basic...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Red Faction Guerrilla - Xbox 360 review

    By 5 June 2009

    The protagonist, Alec Mason, arrives on Mars and joins up with his brother Dan, who happens to be involved with the local resistance movement, Red Faction, and suffers an untimely death at the hands of the EDF. Mason swears revenge, and sets off on a...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Legends of Wrestlemania - Xbox 360 review

    By 27 March 2009

    With THQ’s Smackdown vs. RAW series starting to feel as old as … a very old thing, it’s about time they took a twist on the genre. Hence this time, instead of the latest hulking sweaty grapplers, you’ll be able to take control of some of your...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    50 Cent: Blood on the Sand - PS3 review

    By 24 February 2009

    In these modern gaming days when every stage of development is obsessively covered by the press, discovering a title to be semi-decent only on release day is almost as rare as a decent full scale Sonic title. So imagine my shock when 50 Cent: Blood on...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2009 - PS3 review

    By 11 December 2008

    We’ve long been fans of wrestling on consoles, giving that unique combination of comedy fighting and multiplayer action, where literally anything can happen. But can the latest installation of WWE action on the PlayStation 3 deliver? Smackdown vs RAW...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Wall-E - Xbox 360 review

    By 18 July 2008

    Wall-E, if you hadn’t noticed, is taking over the world. The latest blockbuster from Disney Pixar brings an invasion of merchandise and movie tie-ins, looking to cash in on the nag factor. But how does the game – launched on virtually all platforms...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Battle of the Bands - Nintendo Wii review

    By 3 June 2008

    At first glance Battle of the Bands might seem like a cheap rip-off of Guitar Hero. And in essence, it is. You get tunes to "play" along to (though across a multitude of genres here) and the better you do, the further you’ll progress. As the title hints,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Moto GP 07 - Xbox 360 review

    By 30 August 2007

    Yearly updates can be frustrating things. You shell out a huge lump of your hard earned cash on the latest and greatest release, only to find yourself splashing out all over again a year later for a barely improved version of the same game. Doesn’t...