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Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise
4.5 stars

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise

By Steve Boxer

Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though that fate had befallen Assassin's Creed.But Ubisoft, sensibly, opted to give its hugely popular time-travelling... Read more

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?

By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the three-and-a-half years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist... Read more

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... Read more

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

By Mike Lowe

Far Cry is back with a bang. The fifth game in the main series is a politically charged and unflinchingly brutal first-person game, set in fictional present-day Montana.And it's rather brilliant.That's perhaps no surprise, as when Far Cry is at its best,... Read more

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... Read more

Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close

Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close

By Steve Boxer

Videogames don't predict the future, they imagine it. Well, most of the time.Because games developers have access to incredible world-building tools, any forays into the future they generally feel inclined to make involve the likes of aliens and readily-available... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic
4.0 stars

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic

By Steve Boxer

You certainly couldn't accuse Ubisoft of playing things safe with Ghost Recon: Wildlands. By opting to give it what may be the biggest play-area ever seen in a mainstream game, and decreeing that it would be playable co-operatively by up to four people... Read more

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... Read more

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's extreme winter sports game, Steep, finally comes up for air on 2 December, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and it has been widely reported that review copies, like black ice, are thin on the ground.As the game requires many players interacting on hosted... Read more

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

By Rik Henderson

Watch Dogs 2 has received great review scores, including our own, and from our own experience gets better and better as you play more. However, it has courted a spot of controversy of late.Not only has its promised seamless online multiplayer functionality... Read more

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?
4.0 stars

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?

By Mike Lowe

Remember Aiden Pearce's trench coat in the original Watch Dogs? People flipped out about the lead protagonist's leathers when the game was first announced back in 2012 - its subtle movement in the wind, the O-M-G textures. It was the hint that current-gen... Read more

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

By Rik Henderson

Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

By Mike Lowe

When we first fixed eyes on Ghost Recon: Wildlands at the end of Ubisoft's E3 gaming expo pre-show conference in 2015, we were gagging for more. Come the 2016 show, where we got to actually play the open-world game, turns out it was absolutely worth the... Read more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft revealed one of its biggest titles ahead of E3, unveiling Watch Dogs 2 in the run-up to the show. But that’s not all the publisher had to show at its conference.In a year absent of Assassin’s Creed - well, sort of, Michael Fassbender does,... Read more

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

By Mike Lowe

If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest.If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down some... Read more

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

By Mike Lowe

Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

By Rik Henderson

When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... Read more

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age
4.5 stars

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age

By Mike Lowe

In the modern games industry, once a publisher has a hit and follows it up with a successful sequel, all thoughts of risk and reward go out of the window. For that marks the point at which a new "franchise" is established, and we all know what those are... Read more

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter
4.0 stars

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter

By Steve Boxer

After a seven-year absence (an eternity in videogame terms), Rainbow Six's return is tragically timely, with the recent Paris terrorist attacks causing publisher Ubisoft (which is a French company) to cancel some of the game's planned marketing support. Like... Read more

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: London Calling
5.0 stars

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: London Calling

By Steve Boxer

In the 21st century, it often seems that the less merit something possesses, the more popular it becomes (look at the likes of One Direction, The Only Way Is Essex and anything with the surname Kardashian if you seek proof of that), and in recent years,... Read more

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

By Elyse Betters

Ubisoft Montreal is making a new Far Cry game.It is a Stone Age-era open world game called Far Cry Primal. Set in 10,000 BC, the upcoming action-adventure game, which is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, is considered a spin-off... Read more

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

By Rik Henderson

Please, sir, I want some more.Not only is that a quote from a Charles Dickens' novel, an author that appears in the latest Assassin's Creed, but it sums up how we felt as our time with the preview build of Syndicate came to an end. Unlike Oliver Twist... Read more

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

By Mike Lowe

In truth we attended Ubisoft's E3 press conference expecting little to surface. We've seen Assassin's Creed: Syndicate before, this is the third year that The Division has been shown off at the gaming expo, and most rumours suggested a new Rayman title... Read more

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

By Elyse Betters

Ubisoft is now having a turn at E3 2015 and kicking things off with a new IP in a new genre. The company also premiered the game's first trailer during its press conference, which we've embedded below.The medieval multiplayer battler, which is headed... Read more

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft is about to hold its annual E3 press conference, and you can catch all the publisher's latest and greatest games right here.The gaming conference of the year has officially kicked off in Los Angeles, with plenty of trailers and announcements from... Read more

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft has officially announced the latest in its long-running Assassin's Creed games franchise, which will be available for Xbox One and PS4 from 23 October and PC in the "autumn", but what do we actually know about Syndicate?The gaming giant released... Read more

Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs

Free stuff coming from Ubisoft to all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners to say sorry for bugs

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft will be giving all Assassin's Creed Unity owners a free gift as an apology for the full release version of the game being riddled with bugs.When it was first launched, the game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC suffered from a number of glitches and problems,... Read more

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other
5.0 stars

Far Cry 4 review: A shooter like no other

By Nick Cowen

All Ajay Ghale wanted was to scatter his mother's ashes in Kyrat. The only reason he returned home to the country of his birth was to fulfil her dying wish to be lost on the wind in Kyrat's wild and untamed landscape. He didn't plan on becoming embroiled... Read more

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Brothers in arms

By Nick Cowen

As long as it's been in existence, the Assassin's Creed franchise has banked a ton of its appeal on authenticity. All the games in this series - even on the last generation of consoles - boast some of the most meticulously crafted and beautiful in-game... Read more

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

By Rik Henderson

We’ve been very eagerly awaiting Far Cry 4 ever since we first got to play a brief section of the game during E3 2014 in June. But while that was enough to give us a small, tantalising taste of the setting and feel of the game, it wasn’t anywhere... Read more

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

Assassin's Creed 5 Unity preview: Familiar format draws upon multi-player to evolve series

By Mike Lowe

With Ubisoft being a French company it's almost surprising it's taken many iterations of one of its best-known series, Assassin's Creed, to pull influence from its home country. Albeit, in Assassin's Creed 5: Unity, that's 18th Century Paris deep in the... Read more

Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street

Just Dance Now lets you boogie on down in the street

By Elyse Betters

Following the app's unveiling at E3 in June, Just Dance Now will release as a game for mobile devices later this month.Developer Ubisoft has described the game as an "all-new Just Dance mobile experience". It is considered the most accessible version... Read more

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

By Rik Henderson

We absolutely loved the first outing for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise on next-gen consoles.Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a superb continuation of what we'd seen before (although, technically, it was a prequel). Pirate ships, massive map,... Read more

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

By Mike Lowe

The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game.Shown... Read more

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles.The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

By Mike Lowe

When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them. "Our game is an RPG, and using... Read more

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

By Mike Lowe

The Far Cry 4 demo at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles presents us with a trio of options: "Stealth / Ride / Fly" reads the fortress conquest screen. It's no contest, really, as "Ride" means we get to mount an elephant, smash down a fortress door and... Read more

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2014 media briefing with the first five minutes of Far Cry 4. And it looks like it could well be an absolute stormer.The trailer follows you attempting to cross the Himalayan border, but things quickly take a turn for the worse.... Read more

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

At the E3 2014 Xbox media briefing, Vincent Pointbriant, senior producer at Ubisoft, announced that Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity will be the first title in the franchise to introduce collaborative multiplayer.Via Xbox Live it will be possible to join up... Read more

Watch Dogs review
4.5 stars

Watch Dogs review

By Mike Lowe

Few games have as much weight on their shoulders as Watch Dogs. When the open-world, hacking-themed title was delayed back in November 2013 it left a lingering question: had ongoing hype set the bar of expectation too high? Ubisoft took a step back to... Read more

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

By Mike Lowe

When Watch Dogs was delayed back in November 2013 it single-handedly postponed next-gen gaming for many. Faces drooped, hearts sank, and there was a lingering question as to whether the hype machine had set the bar of expectation beyond even the game's... Read more

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

By Rik Henderson

Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time.Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),... Read more

Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile

Trials Frontier hits iPhone and iPad for free, genuine Trials gameplay on mobile

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft and RedLynx have released the first official Trials game for iOS. Available as a free download, Trial Frontier features the same, hugely addictive gameplay as Trials HD and Trials Evolution, but with an art style and theme all of its own.It's... Read more

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

By Mike Lowe

When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light.Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn... Read more

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

By Mike Lowe

Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff. Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect... Read more

GDC Snowdrop Engine video shows why The Division could be the first truly next-generation game

GDC Snowdrop Engine video shows why The Division could be the first truly next-generation game

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft has released a video showing glimpses of what in-house studio Massive Entertainment's Snowdrop Engine is capable of. It's the game engine being used for the first time on Tom Clancy's The Division and going on this evidence, it could well be the... Read more

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

By Mike Lowe

Watch Dogs, the much anticipated game that was delayed prior to its launch alongside the next-gen consoles in November 2013, now has an official release date. All pen 27 May 2014 in your diaries. And jump around and cheer a bit too, because this could... Read more

Rayman Legends review
4.0 stars

Rayman Legends review

By Steve Hill

Too weird. Too retro. Too French? Whatever the criticisms aimed at the Rayman series over the years, they were swatted aside by 2011’s excellent Rayman Origins, a defiantly traditional 2D platform game that saw the limbless character celebrate his 16th... Read more

Assassin's Creed: Pirates now available for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android

Assassin's Creed: Pirates now available for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android

By Rik Henderson

Assassin's Creed: Pirates is now available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices respectively.Set in the same period as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, it essentially dispenses with the free-running assassination... Read more

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

By Mike Lowe

Assassin’s Creed is a series that has continued to reimagine its landscape. The latest metamorphosis is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag - a game that takes us into the land of the pirates; a world full of ships and "Oh arr me hearties" tongue.On this... Read more