Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    FEAR 3 review

    By 24 June 2011

    Let’s be honest: FEAR 3 isn’t exactly 2011’s most keenly anticipated sequel. The 2005 original was an excellent FPS and a deeply creepy game, but over the years it’s been largely forgotten while other franchises have stolen all the limelight....

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    LEGO Battles - Nintendo DS review

    By 3 July 2009

    The basic premise here is pretty close to Command and Conquer. You take control of your LEGO characters to command them in various tasks around the game map. The map is fogged, and a few clear aims are given so you know what you are doing: fairly typical...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Wanted: Weapons of Fate - Xbox 360 review

    By 13 April 2009

    Set not long after the close of the Wanted film, Wanted: Weapons of Fate has all the hallmarks of a video game based on a film license. It’s short, packed with action, and ultimately doesn’t do the source justice. First the good stuff. As you progress...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    FEAR 2: Project Origin - Xbox 360 review

    By 11 February 2009

    The original FEAR gained a deserved following thanks to Monolith’s brilliant combination of fantastic FPS play, a well implemented bullet time esque slow down feature, and some of the scariest gameplay ever witnessed. After two less than impressive...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Speed Racer - Nintendo Wii review

    By 21 May 2008

    With a heavy handed use of CGI in the blockbuster movie, it's not surprising that Warner Bros was keen to create a video game tie-in, but is it just like virtually every other film tie-in, i.e., a flop, or have they created a masterpiece? We get racing...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Syriana - DVD review

    By 17 July 2006

    "Gorgeous" George Clooney grows a beard and piles on 35lbs of flab to play undercover CIA operative Bob Barnes in this intricate study of America's world-wide involvement in the oil industry. When asked to explain the situation in the Middle East Barnes...