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Doom VFR review: Harder than Hell
3.5 stars

Doom VFR review: Harder than Hell

By Adrian Willings

Doom is a staple of the gaming world. A series that essentially kick-started the first-person shooter (FPS) genre and an utter nostalgic classic. The first version of Doom was released way back in the hazy days of 1993, but like all good things, it's... Read more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

By Rik Henderson

You can get Black Friday bargains across the board today and through the weekend, especially if you're a US gamer.As well as discounts on consoles, you can find some amazing deals on the games themselves. Amazon.com, for example, has plenty of great games... Read more

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills
4.0 stars

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills

By Steve Boxer

Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most out-there, unconventional and bizarre fright-fests imaginable.If you had to characterise a Japanese horror-film,... Read more

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss
4.5 stars

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss

By Mike Lowe

If you seek pedigree from your first-person shooters, you can't beat Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Its bloodline can be traced back to the first ever proper FPS: 1992's Wolfenstein 3D. And in the process, it offers a mightily impressive illustration... Read more

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down
4.0 stars

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down

By Steve Boxer

It seems crazy that, even though we live in a technological whirlwind, space exploration these days has become more or less the exclusive domain of videogames, film and literature, while in real life no human has set foot on another astronomical object... Read more

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

By Steve Boxer

With a 5 May release date, Prey is nearly upon us. And while it shares its name with a game that came out in 2006, it's a completely different beast.It has been created by Arkane Studios (of Dishonored and Dishonored 2 renown) and published by Bethesda... Read more

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

By Steve Boxer

Without Quake, it's debatable whether the eSports scene as we know it would ever have existed. The seminal 1996 first-person shooter introduced multiplayer action - over a LAN in those days - to the genre, and the rest is history. It was Quake that introduced... Read more

Dishonored 2 review: One of the finest stealth games ever made
4.5 stars

Dishonored 2 review: One of the finest stealth games ever made

By Steve Boxer

Following 2016's cataclysmically misguided protest-votes against the direction of 21st-century politics, many people's thoughts have turned to the prospect of living in an authoritarian dystopia. So Dishonored 2's arrival could not have been more timely.Like... Read more

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

By Rik Henderson

Bethesda pulled a great surprise out of the bag at the start of its E3 press conference in June, with the announcement of Quake Champions. But we were only treated to a pre-rendered trailer of the new competitive Quake game that didn't really give much... Read more

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

By Mike Lowe

Bethesda had a bumper 2015 with some of the biggest games of the year. In 2016 its looking to capitalise on that success, releasing the likes of Dishonored 2 - which was unveiled at last year's E3 - before the year is out.But Dishonored 2 didn't garner... Read more

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

By Mike Lowe

Here's something we didn't expect at the E3 gaming expo this year: to be playing Fallout 4 in virtual reality. But it wasn't a dream, it actually happened - and it might become a reality for all players in the near future.Bethesda - the studio behind... Read more

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

By Luke Edwards

Remember when Bethesda released a limited edition real world version of the Pip-Boy wearable from its Fallout 4 game? Now it's taken that to another level with one that actually works with your phone too. Vault dwellers rejoice.The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition,... Read more

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

By Steve Boxer

Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... Read more

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time.Firmly... Read more

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

By Rik Henderson

The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... Read more

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

By Rik Henderson

The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition.Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... Read more

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

By Elyse Betters

Fallout 4's Far Harbor has just been given a new trailer and release date.Fallout 4 is developed and published by Bethesda. It's the fifth installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide last November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows... Read more

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

By Elyse Betters

Everyone will be able to get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion in less than two weeks.Bethesda has announced an open beta that will run from 15 April to 17 April. Unlike past betas, which were limited in their availability, everyone with a... Read more

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who are getting a little bored of Fallout 4 (if that's even possible) will be glad to hear Bethesda has announced new add-on packs.The publisher plans to soon unleash three DLCs called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. The first... Read more

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

By Rik Henderson

Fallout 4 is released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, 10 November, and usually we would move Heaven and Earth in order to bring you a full, no-holds-barred review of a game release of such magnitude. But while we've been playing it for a little... Read more

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

By Luke Edwards

Fallout and beer might be a combination you've tried before, button-bashing away the long gaming hours while staying tipsy-hydrated. But you've never done it with an official beer.Now Bethesda and Carlsberg have teamed up to create a Fallout specific... Read more

Bethesda made a live-action trailer for Fallout 4, watch it here

Bethesda made a live-action trailer for Fallout 4, watch it here

By Elyse Betters

In less than a month, you'll be able to shut out the world and get lost in the post-apocalyptic RPG nightmare of Fallout 4. To get you pumped for the game's release, developer Bethesda has premiered a live-action trailer.Live-action trailers are a bit... Read more

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

By Elyse Betters

Bethesda has made its new mobile game - Fallout Shelter, which is part of the Fallout universe -  now available in the Google Play Store for Android devices.The post-nuclear title first debuted at E3 2015 in June, and one month later, Bethesda confirmed... Read more

Fallout 4 preview: Game of the year contender already?

Fallout 4 preview: Game of the year contender already?

By Rik Henderson

It is perhaps surprising that Fallout 4 is scheduled for a November release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, mainly because even though we are in August already, Bethesda still didn't allow us to get actual hands-on time with the forthcoming role-player.Instead... Read more

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is coming to Android next month

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is coming to Android next month

By Elyse Betters

Bethesda's post-nuclear title that debuted at E3 2015 is coming to Android devices.Fallout Shelter launched at the Los Angeles gaming convention last month, but at the time, it was only available for iOS devices. Bethesda has now confirmed an Android... Read more

Can't wait for Fallout 4? Fallout Shelter is out today for iOS, and it's free

Can't wait for Fallout 4? Fallout Shelter is out today for iOS, and it's free

By Mike Lowe

Now here's something we didn't expect: Bethesda launched a new Fallout game today. But this isn't Fallout 4, it's Fallout Shelter, an iOS only free-to-download simulator.So iPad and iPhone fans (sorry Android users, no luck this time around), now you... Read more

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

By Mike Lowe

Bethesda dropped a mighty bombshell at its E3 press conference: Fallout 4 will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 11 November this year. No waiting around until 2016 for one of the most hotly anticipated games of the new-gen.Todd Howard, game director... Read more

This is what the new 2015 version of Doom will look like

This is what the new 2015 version of Doom will look like

By Rik Henderson

Bethesda will be formerly showing off the new version of Doom at its very first E3 press conference prior to the show this year but has teased us with a brief glimpse of what to expect. It has released a pre-show teaser clip which actually shows a gnat's... Read more

Wolfenstein returns this May: The Old Blood is a standalone downloadable title for new-gen consoles and PC

Wolfenstein returns this May: The Old Blood is a standalone downloadable title for new-gen consoles and PC

By Mike Lowe

When B.J. Blazkowicz came blasting onto our screens once again in Wolfenstein: The New Order back in 2014, we were rather taken by the first-person shooter that MachineGames and Bethesda had made. Come May this year The Old Blood, a follow-up and standalone... Read more

The Evil Within review
4.0 stars

The Evil Within review

By Steve Boxer

As with any other entertainment medium, there are games for generalists and games for purists. The Evil Within doesn't so much position itself in the latter camp as plant a flag there, lock the doors and refuse to let anyone in until they have died 100... Read more

Battlecry gameplay preview: 32-player brawler ditches the guns for close-quarters combat

Battlecry gameplay preview: 32-player brawler ditches the guns for close-quarters combat

By Mike Lowe

Battlecry isn't your typical multiplayer deathmatch title. There is no gunpowder and therefore no guns in this parallel universe, so instead the game is all bows, blades and massive brawls.This free-to-play world, which fades into graphic novel style... Read more

Wolfenstein: The New Order review
4.0 stars

Wolfenstein: The New Order review

By Mike Lowe

Count to four. Inhale. You're going to need that breath, for Wolfenstein: The New Order is a grizzly ride on the insane-go-round. The premise of the title has always been teetering on the absurd: Nazis with futuristic technologies have won the Second... Read more

Wolfenstein: The New Order gets scary-intense new video trailer and 20 May street date

Wolfenstein: The New Order gets scary-intense new video trailer and 20 May street date

By Luke Edwards

Forthcoming next and current-gen game Wolfenstein: The New Order is coming out globally on 20 May, it has been confirmed. And to celebrate the street date announcement, Bethesda has released an exciting new video clip from the game's third chapter:... Read more

Fallout 4 is coming and it’s going to be set in Boston

Fallout 4 is coming and it’s going to be set in Boston

By Luke Edwards

You, like us, may still be feeling bitter about the Fallout 4 hoax. If you missed it, a guy with too much money and time on his hands set up a fake website to make everyone think Fallout 4 was going to be announced soon. Now that disappointment can be... Read more

Is Fallout 4 being teased by Bethesda for an 11 December reveal? (Update: No it's not)

Is Fallout 4 being teased by Bethesda for an 11 December reveal? (Update: No it's not)

By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: Turns out this was all an elaborate hoax by a troll with too much time and money on his hands. Created from scratch this was all done to see the world's reaction and continued until Bethesda contacted the individual, after he did an AMA on Reddit,... Read more

Pick up Bethesda's complete Elder Scrolls Anthology, including Skyrim, for £50

Pick up Bethesda's complete Elder Scrolls Anthology, including Skyrim, for £50

By Luke Edwards

If you've played Skyrim but not explored the games that came before it, now's your chance. From today, Bethesda will be selling all five games, with plenty of extras, for £50 on PC. If you' haven't yet played Skyrim - shame on you - and get it here for... Read more

Forget dragonscale, behold the Skyrim bacon helmet!

Forget dragonscale, behold the Skyrim bacon helmet!

By Rik Henderson

File this one under scary and mental, one Skyrim fan has built himself a Dragonborn helmet made entirely out of bacon. No, really.Reddit user Liktwo claims that his Baconborn helmet is made out of enough bacon to feed six to eight people, and, once worn... Read more

Bethesda gets hacked: usernames and passwords compromised

Bethesda gets hacked: usernames and passwords compromised

By Hunter Skipworth

The Summer hackathon continues; first Sony and now the game developers, with Brink publisher Bethesda the latest to be hit."Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data," said a statement... Read more

Fallout: New Vegas
4.0 stars

Fallout: New Vegas

By Ben Crompton

Following in the footsteps of any successful game can be a tricky task, especially one as much-loved as Fallout 3. However, that is the task that developers Obsidian and publishers Bethesda have given themselves. Much hyped, much anticipated - we get... Read more

Fallout 3 DLC dated for next year

Fallout 3 DLC dated for next year

By Verity Burns

Bethesda has announced three downloadable installments for Fallout 3, due out next year. First up will be Operation: Anchorage in January, which will be a military simulation taking players back to the time that the Chinese invaded Alaska. The second... Read more

Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart

Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart

By Verity Burns

Fallout 3 has debuted at the top spot of the UK all-format chart this week, and demonstrated record sales for the series. In fact the game, developed by Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, sold more than the combined sales of the original Fallout, its... Read more

Fallout 3 wins Best in Show in E3 awards

Fallout 3 wins Best in Show in E3 awards

By Verity Burns

Fallout 3, the popular RPG from Bethesda, has been awarded the E3 Best in Show award by a panel of more than 30 press outlets. The Games Critics Awards look into various gaming categories, with the only criteria being that the game must have been played... Read more

Amazon gets exclusive Fallout 3 bundle

Amazon gets exclusive Fallout 3 bundle

By Verity Burns

Amazon customers in the States will be able to get their hands on an exclusive Fallout 3 bundle, thanks to a deal with the game's publisher, Bethesda. Fallout 3 Survival Edition will include everything that the special edition does - a hardcover art book,... Read more

Star Trek videogame to feature voice-overs from Shatner and Stewart

Star Trek videogame to feature voice-overs from Shatner and Stewart

By Amber Maitland

Star Trek fans can rejoice in the news that the TV series is being revived for a new videogame that will feature the voices of five of the series' captains. "Star Trek: Legacy" which will hit shelves in October, sees players take on the role of Admiral... Read more