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  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    SWAT Target Liberty - PSP review

    By 1 January 2008

    SWAT always get a bad name in movies, but can they redeem themselves here? We get tactical and find out. SWAT on the PSP follows the original series on the PS2 and sees you tasked with thwarting international terrorist threats in New York City. Penned...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Alien vs Predator Requiem - PSP review

    By 27 December 2007

    Your chance to live out your Alien vs Predator fantasies have come true once again, this time on the PlayStation Portable, but it is worth the bother or is this one franchise where no one will hear your screams of disappointment? We get gaming to find...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    F.E.A.R - PS3 review

    By 6 May 2007

    Okay, so F.E.A.R has been out for some time on the Xbox 360 and the PC, but now PlayStation 3 console gamers get their chance to be scared half to death by a video game. So should you bother? We pick up our controller and find out. If you've played any...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Miami Vice - PSP review

    By 15 August 2006

    Yes, it’s a movie tie-in. Yes, we detest movie tie-ins. Yes, the movie is a bit on the lame side as we’ve previously suspected. But we’ll try not to let all that cloud our judgement. Movie tie-ins generally adopt whatever gaming style is in vogue...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Cold Winter - PS2 review

    By 3 June 2005

    “No tux, no licence, no mercy,” says the back of the box and this tagline pretty much sums up Cold Winter on the PlayStation and Xbox - the latest first person shooter to come from Sierra. Set in a dark world of global espionage, full of international...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Counter-Strike: Source review

    By 1 April 2005

    Every single time I’ve sat down to write this review, I’ve always thought “best research it some more by playing a round or two”. It’s usually 2am by the time I’ve finished, and for the update, 4am. We also make no apologies for having taken...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Half Life 2 - PC review

    By 19 November 2004

    In Late November 1998, what were you doing? Can you even remember? PC Gamers can. They were finally celebrating the release of Half-Life, that game which had been delayed for at least two years. Developers Valve squeezed every last drop from the original...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Xbox review

    By 16 August 2004

    It’s film tie-in time again and this time it’s the chaps over at Universal getting in on the action. It’s the usual story - big Hollywood blockbuster with more money than sense is bound to make a good video game surely? When this normally happens...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Ground Control 2 review

    By 21 July 2004

    Most Real Time Strategy games work the same tried and trusted formula, you build a base and harvest or mine the local crops. Once you got the revenue stream you start building men, then machines and then you attack. The original Ground Control from 2000...

  • Gaming 1 out of 5

    The Hobbit - PS2 review

    By 26 January 2004

    With Lord of the Rings being just about the biggest thing in the entertainment universe at the moment it is of little surprise that The Hobbit, that endearing novel which gave life to all things Middle Earth, has got some more attention. The Hobbit is...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Simpsons Hit and Run - PS2 review

    By 10 November 2003

    Now that The Simpsons have been confirmed as America's most popular family (I heard that Homer was running for Governor of California), and probably the most influential programme in the history of the television, it is about time a game appeared that...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Hulk - PS2 review

    By 1 October 2003

    Some people criticize the recent trend of reproducing old ideas, especially when it comes to superheroes. Hulk, on the PS2, twinned with the summer 2003 release of the movie, could fall into this category, but satisfyingly doesn't. You finally get the...