Latest game buyer's guides

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?
Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose? By Rik Henderson

There are several major games consoles available today, so we look at each of their features and benefits to help you choose which is best for you.... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New Xbox One games coming this year and beyond, all the best Xbox One games trailers and info. Top exclusives and upcoming games releases to look for.... Read more

23 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own
23 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own By Rik Henderson

Our guide to the best Nintendo Switch games. From indies to single and multiplayer titles, here are some of the best, including Mario, Zelda and more! Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New and upcoming PlayStation games to get excited about - top PS4 exclusives, incoming releases and the best games to look for. See all the trailers.... Read more

43 best PS4 games every gamer should own
43 best PS4 games every gamer should own By Rik Henderson

We've put together a list of games that are are well worth adding to your library, with many bargains available too.... Read more

Best Nintendo Switch accessories: Protect and personalise your Switch
Best Nintendo Switch accessories: Protect and personalise your Switch By Maggie Tillman

If you just bought a Nintendo Switch for either yourself or a loved one, your next step should be to look at accessories.... Read more

23 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own
23 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own By Rik Henderson

Our guide to the best Nintendo Switch games. From indies to single and multiplayer titles, here are some of the best, including Mario, Zelda and more!... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

Got a Nintendo Switch and want to know which games to pop on your wish list? Here we list the best games coming out soon, with trailers for each.... Read more

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own
37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own By Rik Henderson

See our list of the best Xbox One games to own. Xbox originals, exclusives and triple-A titles to buy. These are the must-have games for your Xbox One.... Read more

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?
Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox... Read more

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?
Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference? By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been... Read more

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?
Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo? By Rik Henderson

So you're wondering which games console to buy? Here's our guide to the best console to buy. Find the right one for you now.... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?
Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference? By Rik Henderson

Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would... Read more

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?
Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip? By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you... Read more

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment
Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment By Mike Lowe

You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?
Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,... Read more

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?
Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference? By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching,... Read more

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?
PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference? By Rik Henderson

Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels... Read more

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?
Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end... Read more

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download
5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download By Rik Henderson

Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop... Read more

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?
Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy? By Rik Henderson

It's that time of year again where the sales of games consoles are sky rocketing and it must be said that there has rarely been a time where the choice... Read more

20 best game characters that defined 20 years of PlayStation
20 best game characters that defined 20 years of PlayStation By Rik Henderson

With PlayStation having been a part of our lives for two decades, you can bet that every single person will have their own choice for which games character... Read more

Xbox One vs PS4: Which is best for you?
Xbox One vs PS4: Which is best for you? By Rik Henderson

Both the Xbox One and PS4 have now been available in the UK for a year and will very much be in the thoughts and minds of those looking to treat themselves... Read more

Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download
Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download By Elyse Betters

Apple released iOS 8 earlier this month with a significant feature that is specifically for gaming. It's called Metal.Apple announced Metal at WWDC 2014.... Read more

PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference?
PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Sony has launched the PS Vita Slim in the US today, 6 May. The rejigged version of the PlayStation handheld has been available in Japan since the end of... Read more

5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live
5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live By Luke Edwards

While big budget button bashers are great there’s a lot to be said for small indie game makers these days. With the tools for cheap publishing made available... Read more

Pocket-lint Podcast #141 - Eddie Izzard interviewed and Xbox One vs PS4
Pocket-lint Podcast #141 - Eddie Izzard interviewed and Xbox One vs PS4 By Rik Henderson

Behold, a new Pocket-lint Podcast is available and have we got a treat for you? Er, yes, we have.Included in this edition is the entire interview we recorded... Read more

PS4 vs Xbox One: Battle of the next-gen giants
PS4 vs Xbox One: Battle of the next-gen giants By Rik Henderson

The PS4 is now available in the US and coming to the UK on 29 November, while the Xbox One is a smidgeon away from launch too, on 22 November. The next-generation... Read more

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One
Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One By Ian Morris

As excited as we are about the Xbox One, we can't help but feel somewhat sad, because the console that has served us (mostly) brilliantly for the past... Read more

Xbox One vs PS4: Which should you pre-order?
Xbox One vs PS4: Which should you pre-order? By Hunter Skipworth

Xbox One vs PS4 Both Microsoft and Sony's next-generation games consoles are now out in the open. Factor in day one game purchases, accessories and the... Read more

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One: What's the difference?
Xbox 360 vs Xbox One: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

The new Xbox One has been announced, and as you might expect it promises to be faster, smarter and better than the current console. But what are the key... Read more

Xbox 720 vs PS4: What Microsoft needs to do to win the next-gen war
Xbox 720 vs PS4: What Microsoft needs to do to win the next-gen war By Rik Henderson

Sony has revealed its hand early in the battle to win the hearts and minds of gamers willing to ride the next-generation console bus, at least in part.... Read more

Best games of 2012 to look out for
Best games of 2012 to look out for By Hunter Skipworth

Things are hotting up in the game department, with the build-up to Christmas flooding our consoles with more discs than a Star Wars boxset. But what are... Read more

Best Nintendo Wii U accessories
Best Nintendo Wii U accessories By Hunter Skipworth

Despite still being months away from its rumoured Christmas release date, the Wii U is already getting itself glammed up with a selection of accessories.... Read more

Best PlayStation Vita accessories
Best PlayStation Vita accessories By Dan Sung

The Sony PlayStation Vita has arrived - in fact, if you want to know all about it you can read our Sony PlayStation Vita review - but you've probably already... Read more

The best selling video games of 2011
The best selling video games of 2011 By Hunter Skipworth

The UK Association for Interactive Entertainment has released a list of the top ten best selling games in 2011. Most of it is relatively unsurprising,... Read more

Best console party games for New Year's Eve
Best console party games for New Year's Eve By Chris Hall

As staying in is the new going out, what better way to brighten up your New Year's Eve party than firing up your console and playing some party games?Games... Read more

Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track
Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track By Joe Simpson

If, like us, you’re a big fan of BBC’s Top Gear, then we suspect setting a lap time in the "reasonably priced car" is quite high on your wish list... Read more

Sonic vs Mario
Sonic vs Mario By Hunter Skipworth

Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes.... Read more

Nintendo Wii vs Wii U
Nintendo Wii vs Wii U By Hunter Skipworth

So there it is..the Wii U, Nintendo's next game-changing console packed full of all the innovation and excitement of the Wii when it launched back in 2006. Specs... Read more

Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo DSi
Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo DSi By Stuart Miles

While the 3DS isn't out yet, it's just on the horizon, so should you get ready to upgrade, hold off 'till it arrives or just ignore it and get the Nintendo... Read more

Microsoft Kinect vs PlayStation Move vs Nintendo Wii
Microsoft Kinect vs PlayStation Move vs Nintendo Wii By Dan Sung

With the unveiling of both Kinect (see Natal) and PlayStation Move at E3 2010, all three big video games console players are into the motion control business... Read more

Xbox 360 Slim vs Xbox 360
Xbox 360 Slim vs Xbox 360 By Stuart Miles

So Microsoft has launched a new Xbox 360 at E3, but should you upgrade, should you sign up into the Xbox 360 fold and how do they compare against each... Read more