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Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

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Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... >>

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017
4.0 stars

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017

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Swordplay has long been a staple of videogames, but primarily on the PC: it's much easier to emulate fencing-type skills with a keyboard and mouse than a typical console gamepad.However, For Honor – a bold new mediaeval-style IP from Ubisoft that pitches... >>

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

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Ubisoft's extreme winter sports game, Steep, finally comes up for air on 2 December, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and it has been widely reported that review copies, like black ice, are thin on the ground.As the game requires many players interacting on hosted... >>

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

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Watch Dogs 2 has received great review scores, including our own, and from our own experience gets better and better as you play more. However, it has courted a spot of controversy of late.Not only has its promised seamless online multiplayer functionality... >>

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?
4.0 stars

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?

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Remember Aiden Pearce's trench coat in the original Watch Dogs? People flipped out about the lead protagonist's leathers when the game was first announced back in 2012 - its subtle movement in the wind, the O-M-G textures. It was the hint that current-gen... >>

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

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Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... >>

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of the November, celebrating the nominations across the various categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.There are 14 categories in total for 2016, with a couple... >>

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

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When we first fixed eyes on Ghost Recon: Wildlands at the end of Ubisoft's E3 gaming expo pre-show conference in 2015, we were gagging for more. Come the 2016 show, where we got to actually play the open-world game, turns out it was absolutely worth the... >>

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... >>

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

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Ubisoft revealed one of its biggest titles ahead of E3, unveiling Watch Dogs 2 in the run-up to the show. But that’s not all the publisher had to show at its conference.In a year absent of Assassin’s Creed - well, sort of, Michael Fassbender does,... >>

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

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If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest.If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down some... >>

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

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Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new... >>

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

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When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... >>

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

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The Division has only been out a day and already it's throwing up some bizarre memes and talking points.As soon as the servers went live at 0.01am in Australia on Tuesday, 8 March, players could jump into the most hyped game on the planet right now and... >>

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age
4.5 stars

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age

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In the modern games industry, once a publisher has a hit and follows it up with a successful sequel, all thoughts of risk and reward go out of the window. For that marks the point at which a new "franchise" is established, and we all know what those are... >>

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

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Ubisoft has announced that Xbox One, PS4 and PC gamers will be able to try out Tom Clancy's The Division from the end of January.The long-awaited, heavily delayed multiplayer role-playing game will finally be released on 8 March, but you can play some... >>

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter
4.0 stars

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter

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After a seven-year absence (an eternity in videogame terms), Rainbow Six's return is tragically timely, with the recent Paris terrorist attacks causing publisher Ubisoft (which is a French company) to cancel some of the game's planned marketing support. Like... >>

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

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Ubisoft Montreal is making a new Far Cry game.It is a Stone Age-era open world game called Far Cry Primal. Set in 10,000 BC, the upcoming action-adventure game, which is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, is considered a spin-off... >>

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

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Please, sir, I want some more.Not only is that a quote from a Charles Dickens' novel, an author that appears in the latest Assassin's Creed, but it sums up how we felt as our time with the preview build of Syndicate came to an end. Unlike Oliver Twist... >>

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

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In truth we attended Ubisoft's E3 press conference expecting little to surface. We've seen Assassin's Creed: Syndicate before, this is the third year that The Division has been shown off at the gaming expo, and most rumours suggested a new Rayman title... >>

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

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Ubisoft is now having a turn at E3 2015 and kicking things off with a new IP in a new genre. The company also premiered the game's first trailer during its press conference, which we've embedded below.The medieval multiplayer battler, which is headed... >>

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

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Ubisoft is about to hold its annual E3 press conference, and you can catch all the publisher's latest and greatest games right here.The gaming conference of the year has officially kicked off in Los Angeles, with plenty of trailers and announcements from... >>

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

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Ubisoft has officially announced the latest in its long-running Assassin's Creed games franchise, which will be available for Xbox One and PS4 from 23 October and PC in the "autumn", but what do we actually know about Syndicate?The gaming giant released... >>

Music sounds better with... Andy C

Music sounds better with... Andy C

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Drum & bass legend Andy C has his roots firmly bedded in the underground music scene as the founder of RAM Records, but the wider public will be hearing a lot more from the man in the coming years.Hot from signing to Atlantic Records, the globe-trotting... >>

Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs

Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs

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Ubisoft will be giving all Assassin's Creed Unity owners a free gift as an apology for the full release version of the game being riddled with bugs.When it was first launched, the game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC suffered from a number of glitches and problems,... >>

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other
5.0 stars

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other

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All Ajay Ghale wanted was to scatter his mother's ashes in Kyrat. The only reason he returned home to the country of his birth was to fulfil her dying wish to be lost on the wind in Kyrat's wild and untamed landscape. He didn't plan on becoming embroiled... >>

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms

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As long as it's been in existence, the Assassin's Creed franchise has banked a ton of its appeal on authenticity. All the games in this series - even on the last generation of consoles - boast some of the most meticulously crafted and beautiful in-game... >>

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

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We’ve been very eagerly awaiting Far Cry 4 ever since we first got to play a brief section of the game during E3 2014 in June. But while that was enough to give us a small, tantalising taste of the setting and feel of the game, it wasn’t anywhere... >>

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

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With Ubisoft being a French company it's almost surprising it's taken many iterations of one of its best-known series, Assassin's Creed, to pull influence from its home country. Albeit, in Assassin's Creed 5: Unity, that's 18th Century Paris deep in the... >>

You won't believe that this latest Assassin's Creed game is for iPhone and iPad

You won't believe that this latest Assassin's Creed game is for iPhone and iPad

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Two new console Assassin's Creed games are due soon, Unity for PS4 and Xbox One and Rogue for PS3 and Xbox 360. However, there's a third title in the franchise that plays with the same open world swagger as the other two that hasn't been mentioned quite... >>

Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street

Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street

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Following the app's unveiling at E3 in June, Just Dance Now will release as a game for mobile devices later this month.Developer Ubisoft has described the game as an "all-new Just Dance mobile experience". It is considered the most accessible version... >>

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

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The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game.Shown... >>

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

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It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles.The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors... >>

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

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When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them. "Our game is an RPG, and using... >>

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

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The Far Cry 4 demo at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles presents us with a trio of options: "Stealth / Ride / Fly" reads the fortress conquest screen. It's no contest, really, as "Ride" means we get to mount an elephant, smash down a fortress door and... >>

Ubisoft's The Crew available 11 November for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Ubisoft's The Crew available 11 November for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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The Crew has got an official release date: its coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 11 November 2014. And if you can't wait that long then try your luck at getting access to the closed beta: registration begins 23 July (it's a dead link for the time being,... >>

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

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Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2014 media briefing with the first five minutes of Far Cry 4. And it looks like it could well be an absolute stormer.The trailer follows you attempting to cross the Himalayan border, but things quickly take a turn for the worse.... >>

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

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At the E3 2014 Xbox media briefing, Vincent Pointbriant, senior producer at Ubisoft, announced that Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity will be the first title in the franchise to introduce collaborative multiplayer.Via Xbox Live it will be possible to join up... >>

Next-generation Tetris Ultimate coming to Xbox One and PS4

Next-generation Tetris Ultimate coming to Xbox One and PS4

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Brace yourselves: Tetris is coming to Microsoft and Sony's new-generation consoles.France-based video game developer Ubisoft has announced the next installment in the Tetris franchise. The new tile-matching puzzle game is called Tetris Ultimate, and it... >>

Watch Dogs review
4.5 stars

Watch Dogs review

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Few games have as much weight on their shoulders as Watch Dogs. When the open-world, hacking-themed title was delayed back in November 2013 it left a lingering question: had ongoing hype set the bar of expectation too high? Ubisoft took a step back to... >>

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

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When Watch Dogs was delayed back in November 2013 it single-handedly postponed next-gen gaming for many. Faces drooped, hearts sank, and there was a lingering question as to whether the hype machine had set the bar of expectation beyond even the game's... >>

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

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Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time.Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),... >>

Watch Dogs listed for Wii U release in autumn, there’s life in the old dog yet

Watch Dogs listed for Wii U release in autumn, there’s life in the old dog yet

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It hasn't been fashionable to bash the Nintendo Wii U for a while now. In fact, the console has courted a lot of praise over the last few months, thanks to hits like Super Mario 3D World, Donky Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the forthcoming Mario Kart... >>

Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile

Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile

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Ubisoft and RedLynx have released the first official Trials game for iOS. Available as a free download, Trial Frontier features the same, hugely addictive gameplay as Trials HD and Trials Evolution, but with an art style and theme all of its own.It's... >>

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

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

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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... >>

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

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Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff. Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect... >>

GDC Snowdrop Engine video shows why The Division could be the first truly next-generation game

GDC Snowdrop Engine video shows why The Division could be the first truly next-generation game

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Ubisoft has released a video showing glimpses of what in-house studio Massive Entertainment's Snowdrop Engine is capable of. It's the game engine being used for the first time on Tom Clancy's The Division and going on this evidence, it could well be the... >>

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

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Watch Dogs, the much anticipated game that was delayed prior to its launch alongside the next-gen consoles in November 2013, now has an official release date. All pen 27 May 2014 in your diaries. And jump around and cheer a bit too, because this could... >>

South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

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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... >>

Ubisoft's The Division may be delayed until 2015 for Xbox One and PS4

Ubisoft's The Division may be delayed until 2015 for Xbox One and PS4

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If your hopes were high for a release of The Division on PS4 and Xbox One this year, you had best lower them. It looks like the Ubisoft game may not reach consoles until 2015.The post-apocalyptic shooter was set for a release near the end of 2014, but... >>