Latest Activision game reviews

Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet?
Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet? By Rik Henderson

The Spyro trilogy gets an amazing makeover for a new generation and we play several levels ahead of release.... Read more

Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead
Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead By Rik Henderson

Here's what we think of Destiny 2 Forsaken so far, based on playing the beginning of the story and Gambit multiplayer mode.... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form... Read more

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player By Rik Henderson

Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each... Read more

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last
4.0 stars Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last By Andy Robertson

Rather than introduce another pre-packaged figurine novelty for this year's Skylanders game, Imaginators puts character creation in the hands of its young... Read more

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before
4.0 stars Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before By Steve Boxer

In the 21st century, life now has three inevitabilities: death, taxes and an annual instalment of Call of Duty.But Infinite Warfare, 2016's effort, comes... Read more

Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun
Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun By Andy Robertson

We've previously previewed Skylanders Imaginators after having its basic theme and gameplay demoed to us at an event in London prior to E3 2016, but during... Read more

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints
Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints By Rik Henderson

Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing.That's because... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula
4.0 stars Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula By Steve Boxer

It's easy to be cynical about Call of Duty: the first-person shooter franchise has become the very epitome of the modern games industry. Its annual arrival... Read more

Skylanders SuperChargers review: Turbocharging toys-to-life
4.5 stars Skylanders SuperChargers review: Turbocharging toys-to-life By Andy Robertson

When Skylanders launched in 2011 the novelty of unlocking in-game characters with physical toys piqued gamers' interest. And having sparked the toys-to-life... Read more

Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on
Skylanders Superchargers preview: Multiplayer online racing hands-on By Andy Robertson

Skylanders Superchargers already looked strong this year, offering proper playable toy vehicles along with the usual on-foot figurines and on-screen antics.Ahead... Read more

Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on)
Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on) By Elyse Betters

Harmonix and Mad Catz are at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where they are showing off the fruits of their new partnership: Rock Band 4 with all-new controllers.... Read more

Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on)
Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on) By Rik Henderson

When Electronic Arts decided against continuing with the Rock Band franchise it was publishing it looked to be the end of the music game. Similarly, Activision... Read more

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)
Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on) By Rik Henderson

Prospects for a new Guitar Hero game looked bleak for a while, but an all-new title in a the much loved franchise is on its way this autumn and Pocket-lint... Read more

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare review: A return to form
4.5 stars Call of Duty Advanced Warfare review: A return to form By Steve Boxer

It's easy to be cynical about Call of Duty these days. The biggest games franchise of them all has developed an inevitability of death-and-taxes proportions.... Read more

Destiny review
5.0 stars Destiny review By Rik Henderson

It's hard to think of the start of any new franchise that has had much hype levied upon its shoulders as Destiny. But even before its Alpha and Beta test... Read more

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game By Rik Henderson

Activision chose to unveil its latest Call of Duty's multiplayer talents in Cologne prior to the opening of Gamescom and that allowed us to get a thoroughly... Read more

Destiny Beta first impressions:  Is it on course to be the best game of all time?
Destiny Beta first impressions: Is it on course to be the best game of all time? By Rik Henderson

The Destiny Beta is finally here for Bungie to test its servers before the full game release on 9 September and we have to say that here at Pocket-lint... Read more

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058 By Mike Lowe

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sees Activision throw everything at the latest instalment in its first person shooter franchise. This time around CoD fast-forwards... Read more

Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world
Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world By Rik Henderson

Each year the Skylanders team come up with some new innovations to sate the appetites of an enormous global army of fans and in 2014 they might have just... Read more

Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review
Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review By Elyse Betters

Publisher Activision is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair and has just shown off three Spring Edition figures under its Wave 4 Easter line of the Skylanders video... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts review
4.0 stars Call of Duty: Ghosts review By Mike Lowe

Call of Duty is the beating heart of the first person shooter genre, and a franchise that’s been in full swing for a whole decade. That’s pretty long... Read more

Skylanders Swap Force review
4.5 stars Skylanders Swap Force review By Rik Henderson

Skylanders: Swap Force is a game with a rich history behind it. We have to admit that back in 2011 when Activision invited us to interview Alec Sokolow... Read more

Skylanders Swap Force Gamescom 2013 preview: Hands-on with next-gen toy fun
Skylanders Swap Force Gamescom 2013 preview: Hands-on with next-gen toy fun By Rik Henderson

Skylanders and Skylanders Giants have been incredibly popular with kids of all ages, more so than even Activision expected when it first took the plunge... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer preview: Hands-on with Blitz, Search and Rescue and Team Deathmatch
Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer preview: Hands-on with Blitz, Search and Rescue and Team Deathmatch By Rik Henderson

Whether it is on next-generation or not, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be an extremely popular title this Christmas. We've previously seen some of the single-player... Read more

Skylanders Swap Force preview and screens
Skylanders Swap Force preview and screens By Rik Henderson

Skylanders is massive. Ask any six-year-old about it and you'll never shut them up about the collectable characters. It is Pokemon for the new generation.... Read more

Destiny gameplay preview, trailer and screens
Destiny gameplay preview, trailer and screens By Mike Lowe

First person shooters just went next level: Destiny is the next-generation title developed by Bungie that'll have gamers chomping at the bit to get a slice... Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts preview, screens and videos
Call of Duty: Ghosts preview, screens and videos By Stuart Miles

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest Call of Duty title to be announced and the latest CoD to look forward to when it launches later this year on the Xbox... Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
5.0 stars Call of Duty: Black Ops II By Hunter Skipworth

As with so many long-running franchises, we found ourselves wondering what Black Ops II could bring to the party that hadn't already appeared in one of... Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
4.5 stars Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 By Hunter Skipworth

Modern Warfare 3 is, in some ways, a bit like buying a Spice Girls album, in that, no matter how cool you think you are, it's impossible not to sing along.... Read more

First Look: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer
First Look: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer By Hunter Skipworth

Every time a new Call of Duty game comes out I go through the same dilemma. I stand looking at the disc knowing that if I dare put it into my console... Read more

Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock
4.0 stars Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock By Tobias Henry

Pity poor Guitar Hero. Ever since EA’s rival, Rock Band, first appeared critics have been prophesying its demise, and Activision’s obsession with exploring... Read more

Guitar Hero 5 - First Look
Guitar Hero 5 - First Look By Duncan Geere

Having skipped "4" in favour of "World Tour", Guitar Hero's back to its numerical counting system with the forthcoming release of Guitar Hero 5, due on... Read more

Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades - DS
3.5 stars Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades - DS By Chris Hall

The problem with any music game is the tracks available. We looked at Guitar Hero: On Tour on the DS some time ago, but thought we’d go back for a second... Read more

Guitar Hero: On Tour - DS
3.5 stars Guitar Hero: On Tour - DS By Christopher Pickering

As concepts go, it’s little wonder quite how Guitar Hero: On Tour managed to get past the concept stage. Considering it’s part of the series where... Read more

Rock Band
4.5 stars Rock Band By Christopher Pickering

So how do you better Guitar Hero? With the much loved axe wielding series helping millions of gamers worldwide turn into fully fledged rock gods, there... Read more

Enemy Territories: Quake Wars – PC
4.0 stars Enemy Territories: Quake Wars – PC By Christopher Pickering

Online only gaming is the future. That’s been the calling from a hefty chunk of the gaming world for around about a decade now. The only problem is,... Read more

Quake 4 - PC
3.5 stars Quake 4 - PC By Kenneth Henry

One year after we reviewed Doom 3, Quake 4 has landed. It reintroduces us to the war with the Strogg race and you play Marine Matthew Kane once more, but... Read more

Movies - PC
4.0 stars Movies - PC By Frances Miles

Movies is the latest twist of the addictive Sims genre, but is it just more of the same? We play God (or is that Steven Spielberg) for the week to find... Read more

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb - PC
3.5 stars Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb - PC By Stuart Miles

With the Indiana Jones film series over twenty years old and rumours of a fourth instalment on the books, Lucas Arts and Activision have decided to tempt... Read more

Day of Defeat - PC
3.5 stars Day of Defeat - PC By Andy Lynn

Another success story from the mod development community, Day Of Defeat is a hardcore WWII multiplayer FPS. Crafted from the engine of the best selling... Read more

Call of Duty - PC
4.5 stars Call of Duty - PC By Stuart Miles

Every so often a First Person Shooter (FPS) comes along that makes you reaffirm your belief in a genre that has been worked to death over and over again... Read more