Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3 exclusive, 2013) – 8/10 action game review

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (2013) Ratchet, Clank, Kronk and Zephyr are transporting intergalactic baddie Zendra Prog to prison when her brother catches up to them and breaks her out. Ratchet and Clank wind up marooned on a nearby planet and have to catch Zendra and put her back where she belongs. However, they’re … Continue reading Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3 exclusive, 2013) – 8/10 action game review

Tomb Raider (2013, PS3, PC, Steam) – 9/10 brutally violent action adventure game review

Buy Tomb Raider at Amazon Cast / crewDirector: Noah HughesDirector: Daniel ChayerDirector: Daniel NeuburgerProducer: Kyle PeschelProducer: Alexander W. OffermannProgrammer: Scott KrotzArtist: Brian HortonWriter: Rhianna PratchettWriter: Susan O’ConnorLara Croft: Camilla Luddington Tomb Raider (2013) Lara Croft is the archaeological brains on a TV documentary but their expedition aboard the Endeavour goes horribly wrong when the ship … Continue reading Tomb Raider (2013, PS3, PC, Steam) – 9/10 brutally violent action adventure game review

Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013, PS4) – 7/10 near-future military first-person shooter game review

Buy Call of Duty: Ghosts at Amazon Cast / crew Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) America gets upset when someone else on the planet wants to hold Armageddon-level super-weaponry. After using a legendary covert-ops unit called Ghosts to push unstable forces into a super-attack on America, they gleefully grab the pretext for war they engineered … Continue reading Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013, PS4) – 7/10 near-future military first-person shooter game review

Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator 6 (2013, PS3 exclusive) – 9/10 driving game review

Buy Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator 6 aka GT6 at Amazon Cast / crewDirector and Producer: Kazunori Yamauchi Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator 6 aka GT6 (2013) 9/10 Whether coaxing an unwanted Prius into 1st, manhandling a Stratos, marveling at the grip on a Mazda Roadster Touring Car or experiencing cornering speeds that … Continue reading Gran Turismo: The Real Driving Simulator 6 (2013, PS3 exclusive) – 9/10 driving game review

Grid 2 (2013, Steam on Windows PC) – 7/10 racing game review

Buy Grid 2 at Amazon Cast / crewChief Game Designer: James NichollsLead Programmer: Gary BuckleyProducer: Iain Strachan SmithProducer: Toby Evan-JonesDesign Manager: Matthew Horsman Grid 2 (2013) A new racing series, World Series Racing or WSR, is looking to make it’s mark on the international stage and needs a driver to start making headlines with his … Continue reading Grid 2 (2013, Steam on Windows PC) – 7/10 racing game review

Remember Me (2013, PS3) – 8/10 third-person science-fiction action game review

Buy Remember Me at Amazon Cast / crewArt Director: Aleksi BriclotArt Director: Michel KochTechnical Director: Jérome BanalProducer: Nicolas SimonLead Technical Designer: Gautier de SouzaLead Technical Designer: Jacques TrombiniLead Environment Artist: Sophie Van de VeldeLead Character Artist: Alexis Smadja-FellousLead Visual Effects Artist: Timothée LetourneuxLead Lighting Artist: Frédéric CrosLead Animator: Carole ChalandLead Animator: Alexandre CuingCinematic Director: Jean-Luc … Continue reading Remember Me (2013, PS3) – 8/10 third-person science-fiction action game review

Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013) – 9/10 science fiction FPS game review

Buy Killzone: Shadow Fall at Amazon Cast / crew Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013) About thirty years after the end of the Second Helghan War with Helghan rendered uninhabitable by a Vektan bomb, Vektans and Helghans have been living on Vekta; each occupying half the planet, separated by a massive wall. As tensions reach boiling point, … Continue reading Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013) – 9/10 science fiction FPS game review

Wreck-It Ralph (2013) – 6/10 video-game fantasy Disney animated movie review

Buy Wreck-It Ralph at Amazon Cast / crewActor, Director and Story Writer Sour Bill and Zangief: Rich MooreProducer: Clark SpencerActor, Screenplay and Story Writer Surge Protector: Phil JohnstonStory Supervisor and Story Writer: Jim ReardonScreenplay Writer: Jennifer LeeSupervising Animator: Doug BennettSupervising Animator: Mark Alan MitchellSupervising Animator: Zach A. ParrishSupervising Animator: Tony SmeedActor and Additional Story Material … Continue reading Wreck-It Ralph (2013) – 6/10 video-game fantasy Disney animated movie review

LEGO® Lord of the Rings (2012, PSVita) – 8/10 action game review

Buy LEGO® Lord of the Rings at Amazon Cast / crew LEGO® Lord of the Rings (2012) 8/10 Successfully imbuing adorable tiny LEGO characters with the feeling of their big-screen counterparts (Gimli always raises a smile running into walls and I love the thwang of Legolas’ archery), this is a wonderfully honed jaunt through Middle-Earth. … Continue reading LEGO® Lord of the Rings (2012, PSVita) – 8/10 action game review

Agatha Christie’s Poirot s13e02 The Big Four (2013) – 6/10 period crime detective drama TV review

Buy The Big Four at Amazon Cast / crewHercule Poirot: David SuchetWriter (Original Novel): Agatha ChristieScreenplay Writer: Mark GatissScreenplay Writer: Ian HallardTom Brooke: TysoeNicholas Burns: Inspector MeadowsJack Farthing: Gerald PaynterPatricia Hodge: Madame OlivierSimon Lowe: Dr QuentinSarah Parish: Flossie MonroCaptain Hastings: Hugh FraserMiss Lemon: Pauline MoranChief Inspector Japp Assistant Commissioner Japp: Philip JacksonProducer: David BoulterDirector: Peter … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Poirot s13e02 The Big Four (2013) – 6/10 period crime detective drama TV review

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012, PS3) – 6/10 open-world action racing game review

Cast / crew Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) 6/10 This feels like a game made by talented, but bored, developers though the more I think about it and the more you play it, the worse the game becomes. Police chases are thrilling but awful as they incessantly spawn what feels like hundreds of police … Continue reading Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012, PS3) – 6/10 open-world action racing game review

Crash Time IV aka Alarm for Cobra 11: The Syndicate (2010, Games for Windows Live PC) – 8/10 action racing game

Cast / crew Crash Time IV aka Alarm for Cobra 11: The Syndicate (2010) A crime syndicate has sullied Ben and Semir’s patch and they’ll need to employ informants and surveillance cameras and car chases to rack up the arrests and get their city nice and clean again. 8/10 I love these games. I love … Continue reading Crash Time IV aka Alarm for Cobra 11: The Syndicate (2010, Games for Windows Live PC) – 8/10 action racing game

Beyond Good & Evil (2003, 2011 PS3) – 8/10 action adventure game review

Cast / crewDirector, Game Designer and Story Writer: Michel AncelProducer: Yves GuillemotDialogue and Story Writer: Jacques ExertierGame Designer: Sebastien MorinTechnical Manager: Christophe Beaudet Beyond Good & Evil (2003) Jade and her uncle Pey’j are looking after orphans in their lighthouse when it is attacked by the DomZ. After dealing with them, the cities’ Alpha Section … Continue reading Beyond Good & Evil (2003, 2011 PS3) – 8/10 action adventure game review

Captain America: Super Soldier (2011,360) – 7/10 superhero action game review

Cast / crew Game Director: Brandon Gill Art Director: Barret Chapman Audio Director: Alex MacFarlane Technical Director: Darwin Chau Lead Cinematic Animator: Rob Willock Lead Gameplay Animator and Designer: Jeff King Captain America: Super Soldier (2011) As Dr. Anim Zola improves his understanding of human mortality through experimenting on prisoners-of-war, Captain America resolves to go … Continue reading Captain America: Super Soldier (2011,360) – 7/10 superhero action game review

SOCOM: Special Forces (2011, PS3 exclusive) – 8/10 third-person / first-person tactical squad modern military shooter game review

Cast / crewTechnical Director: Jason TartagliaGame Director: Seth LuisiProduction Director: Alan Van SlykeProducer: Thomas RigasWriter and Lead Designer: Travis SteinerArt Director: Phil KnowlesLead Programmer: Troy MasonSoftware Manager: David BurtonCreative Director and Writer: Ed ByrneWriter: Rafael ChandlerMatthew Del Negro: Ops ComNolan North: GormanGwendoline Yeo: Forty-Five SOCOM: Special Forces aka SOCOM 4: Navy Seals (2011) A NATO … Continue reading SOCOM: Special Forces (2011, PS3 exclusive) – 8/10 third-person / first-person tactical squad modern military shooter game review

F1 2012 (2012, PC Windows Steam) – 10/10 Formula 1 racing game review

Cast / crewExecutive Producer: Ian FlattCreative Director: Stephen HoodGame Director: Paul JealTechnical Director: David PercivalTechnical Art Director: Stephen JohnsonArt Manager: Andrew WattDesigner: Jason DarbyDesigner: Lee MatherDesigner: Mark LewisDesigner: Mark RussellNick Barber: Race EngineerDavid Croft: PresenterAnthony Davidson: Hot Lap Voice F1 2012 (2012) 10/10 This remains the best racing series of it’s generation and a number … Continue reading F1 2012 (2012, PC Windows Steam) – 10/10 Formula 1 racing game review

Forza Horizon (2012, 360-exclusive) – 8/10 open-world racing game review

Cast / crew Forza Horizon (2012) 8/10 The handling is exquisite, beyond anything yet experienced in an open-world racer, and the racing is challenging and fun (I love my Koenigsegg) but the environment graphics aren’t quite as good as they appear in screenshots. The colour scheme (all brown, unless it’s night when it’s all black, … Continue reading Forza Horizon (2012, 360-exclusive) – 8/10 open-world racing game review

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011, PlayStation Vita) – 8/10 action adventure game review

Cast / crewWriter and Director: John GarvinTechnology Director: Christopher ReeseProduction Manager: Gerald HarrisonLead Engineer: Joseph C. AdzimaLead Environment Artist: Francois GilbertStory Consultant: Amy HennigNolan North: Nathan “Nate” Drake and Jose ParrotRichard McGonagle: Victor “Sully” SullivanJason Spisak: Jason DanteChristine Lakin: Marisa Chase (only her grandfather calls her Marisa)J.B. Blanc: Roberto Guerro Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011) Brought … Continue reading Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2011, PlayStation Vita) – 8/10 action adventure game review

Mass Effect 3 (2012, PC Windows) – 10/10 role-playing science-fiction action adventure game review

Cast / crewProject Director: Casey HudsonLead Designer: Preston WatamaniukLead Writer: Mac WaltersArt Director: Derek WattsLead Programmer: David FalknerProducer: Jesse HoustonDevelopment Director: Corey AndrukoJennifer Hale: Commander ShepardMark Meer: Commander Shepard Mass Effect 3 (2012) When the Reapers attack Earth, Shepard is pulled out of enforced retirement (thanks to her association with Cerberus) and reassured that she … Continue reading Mass Effect 3 (2012, PC Windows) – 10/10 role-playing science-fiction action adventure game review

Crash Time III aka Alarm for Cobra 11: Highway Nights (2009, 360) – 7/10 open-world action racing game review

Cast / crew Crash Time III aka Alarm for Cobra 11: Highway Nights (2009) Semir and Ben investigate the bombing of police vehicles as a major international conference looms in the city. 7/10 Wrong-footing us from the get-go, the third, and best, Synetic action racing title in the Alarm for Cobra 11 series has a … Continue reading Crash Time III aka Alarm for Cobra 11: Highway Nights (2009, 360) – 7/10 open-world action racing game review

Mass Effect 2 (2010, PC Windows) – 9/10 role-playing science-fiction action adventure game review

Cast / crewJennifer Hale: Female ShephardMark Meer: Male ShephardProject Director: Casey Hudson Mass Effect 2 (2010) Commander Shepherd is killed when the Normandy is obliterated by a giant ship of unknown origin. Pro-human organisation Cerberus goes to tremendous expense to obtain her body and resurrect her, certain that only such an icon of human heroism … Continue reading Mass Effect 2 (2010, PC Windows) – 9/10 role-playing science-fiction action adventure game review

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (2009, PS3 exclusive) – 10/10 temporal puzzle action adventure platformer game review

Buy Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time at Amazon Cast / crew Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (2009) 10/10 This is Insomniac’s masterpiece. It’s very funny, paced brilliantly and boasts intrigue and action aplenty. The real stars are Clank’s temporal puzzles which are all brilliant and whose real genius lies in how … Continue reading Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (2009, PS3 exclusive) – 10/10 temporal puzzle action adventure platformer game review

Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008,PS3) – 9/10 action adventure game review

Buy Tomb Raider: Underworld at Amazon Cast / crewSenior Producer: Alex JonesCreative Director: Eric LindstromLead Programmer: Rob PaveyEnvironment Art Director: Patrick SirkLead Environment Artist: Daniel NeuburgerLead Designer: Harley White-WiedowLead Animator: Primo NavidadLead Character Artist: Kam YuVoice Over Director: Kris ZimmermanLara Croft: Keeley HawesStory Writer: Eric LindstromStory Writer: Toby GardScreenplay Writer: Eric Lindstrom Tomb Raider: Underworld … Continue reading Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008,PS3) – 9/10 action adventure game review

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PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: August 2016

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the web site icon for a very quick summary.   Deus Ex: Mankind Divided   F1 2016   Marvel Ultimate Alliance  Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2