Reviews & hands-on

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    Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

    By 3 April 2014

    When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light. Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn...

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    South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

    By 15 February 2014

    It takes less than a week to create an episode of South Park, the rude, crude animated TV comedy. But South Park: The Stick of Truth is quite a different story; a game that has been on a rocky production road and missed its 2013 scheduled release date...

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    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

    By 29 November 2013

    Assassin’s Creed is a series that has continued to reimagine its landscape. The latest metamorphosis is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag - a game that takes us into the land of the pirates; a world full of ships and "Oh arr me hearties" tongue. On this...

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    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gamescom 2013 preview: First play of next-gen piratey bits

    By 24 August 2013

    We've posted quite a lot on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag before here on Pocket-lint and if you're a seasoned Assassin's Creed player you'll instantly recognise and understand the land game mechanics. Although they've been enhanced and, in the case...

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    Watch Dogs gameplay preview: We go hands-on with stealth, driving, multiplayer and the companion app

    By 23 August 2013

    We have been eagerly anticipating our first play of Watch Dogs since we first sat in a hot and sweaty demo room at E3 2012. It stole that particular show and raised expectations even higher when a bigger and better build was unveiled at this year's E3...

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    Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay preview: First play

    By 11 July 2013

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the latest in the Tom Clancy's franchise, continues the third-person stealth-meets-shooter series in a similar vein to the previous Conviction title. Pocket-lint got a play of Blacklist ahead of its 20 August release date. Does...

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    Watch Dogs: Assist friends via Android and iOS app integration, we go hands on

    By 15 June 2013

    Watch Dogs - Ubisoft's much-anticipated next-gen free-roaming stealth title - was shown off to Pocket-lint by Sony at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. As much as the game itself looked stellar, it was the interaction between the game and both...

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    Tom Clancy's The Division preview and screens

    By 13 June 2013

    Ubisoft has done it again. At last year's E3 videogames trade show, Watch Dogs was the game that everybody was talking about. And while there is still sufficient excitement on that title, which will continue up to its release, this year's E3 chatter has...

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    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

    By 4 March 2013

    Without spoiling things, the end of Assassin’s Creed 3 was fairly definitive in the way it closed down the whole series, so when Ubisoft invited us to take a look at a new Assassin’s game, you can imagine our surprise. First up lets get the truly...

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    Assassin’s Creed III review

    By 30 October 2012

    Concluding what has to be one of the longest spanning storylines in videogame history, Assassin’s Creed III is the game fans of the series have been waiting for. Set during the American Revolution, a period very rarely featured in games, Assassin’s...

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    Far Cry 3 preview

    By 10 October 2012

    Far Cry 3 certainly does things differently. In just 20 minutes of playtime we had taken a load of magic mushrooms, blown away a pack of tigers with a shotgun and flown a paraglider directly into a man's face. Traditionally a game about the open world,...

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    ZombiU preview (pictures, hands-on, screens and video)

    By 12 June 2012

    Not only is ZombiU one of our favourite Wii U games, it's one of the best games we saw at E3 2012, full stop. It's gory, scary and completely surprising, considering Nintendo's usual fare. It is also, by far, the best illustration of what the Wii U stands...

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    Watch Dogs preview (hands-on, screens, trailer and video)

    By 11 June 2012

    Watch Dogs looks to be the one that E3 2012 was not expecting. Set in a dystopian future, game developer Ubisoft brings us a title that will no doubt draw comparisons with one of its other major intellectual properties, the Assassin's Creed series. And...

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    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review

    By 24 May 2012

    A staple of gaming over the years, war, whether past, present or future, has provided countless hours of gleeful entertainment for hordes of improbable soldiers. It has also provided Tom Clancy with a decent living, and he again lends his name to the...

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    Trials Evolution review

    By 18 April 2012

    Xbox live arcade games are getting so good now that many people are choosing to play them over full-price titles. Last week it was Fez, this time round it's Trials Evolution. The sequel to one of the most enjoyable and addictive titles on the Xbox 360,...