Dark Souls II (2014) – 10/10 fantasy action RPG game review

Buy Dark Souls II at Amazon Cast / crew Dark Souls II (2014) Drangleic is way past it’s glory days and, without it’s king, has transformed into a remarkably dangerous place. Bring the family; all falls included! 10/10 It took a surprising couple of hours before I died in Dark Souls II. This certainly doesn’t … Continue reading Dark Souls II (2014) – 10/10 fantasy action RPG game review

Driveclub™ (2014, PS4 exclusive) – 8/10 racing game review

Driveclub™ (2014, PS4 exclusive) – 8/10 racing game review

Buy Driveclub™ at Amazon Cast / crewGame Director: Paul Rustchynsky Driveclub™ (2014) 8/10 Serious launch errors and delayed features (replays, photo-mode and weather) have undermined Driveclub and shapeless mobile game presentation will continue to undermine it but the thrilling experience of driving on spectacular, fun, original tracks make this a racing game to relish. A … Continue reading Driveclub™ (2014, PS4 exclusive) – 8/10 racing game review

Infamous: Second Son (2014, PS4 exclusive) – 6/10 open-world superhero fantasy action game review

Buy Infamous: Second Son at Amazon Cast / crew Infamous: Second Son (2014) Seven years after the death of Cole McGrath, the problem of conduits didn’t go away but, thanks to the D.U.P. finding and imprisoning all the new conduits (now labeled bio-terrorists), things seem to be under control. One day during a D.U.P. prisoner … Continue reading Infamous: Second Son (2014, PS4 exclusive) – 6/10 open-world superhero fantasy action game review

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (2014, PS3) – 7/10 fantasy RPG game review

Buy Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at Amazon Cast / crewDirector: Motomu ToriyamaGame Design Director: Yuji AbeMain Programmer: Naoki HamaguchiArt Director: Isamu KamikokuryoGraphics and Visual Effects Director: Shintaro TakaiMain Character Designer: Tetsuya NomuraMusic: Masashi HamauzuMusic: Naoshi MizutaMusic: Mitsuto SuzukiLead Scenario Writer: Daisuke WatanabeLevel Design Director: Takeshi IwabuchiLead Application Programmer: Daiki HoshinaLead Planner: Kazuyuki ShindoLead Planner: … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (2014, PS3) – 7/10 fantasy RPG game review

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – 2/10 action movie review

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) A Texas inventor buys a fully busted truck that was inside a derelict cinema and pulls a missile out of it that allows it to turn back into Optimus Prime but an inter-galactic bounty hunter, Lockdown, is working with the CIA to capture Optimus Prime and so the glistening, muscular … Continue reading Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – 2/10 action movie review

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – 8/10 science fiction time-travel action war movie

Buy Edge of Tomorrow at Amazon Cast / crewDirector: Doug LimanTom Cruise: CageEmily Blunt: Rita Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Tom Cruise is being all ace as an army media advisor but his world is turned upside-down when he is informed that these services aren’t needed any more and he’s going to the front line of … Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – 8/10 science fiction time-travel action war movie

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

de Blob 2 (2011, PS3) – 8/10 action platform painting game review

Buy de Blob 2 at Amazon Cast / crew Dedicated To and Environment Artist: Russell Hughes Game Director: Nick Hagger Art Director: Terry Lane Lead Artist: Lewis Mitchell Lead Animator: Shannon Caldwell Lead Audio: John Guscott Lead Designer: Mark Morrison Lead Designer: Christian Canton Lead Level Designer: Andrew Trevillian Level Designer 2D: Bryan Duffy Lead … Continue reading de Blob 2 (2011, PS3) – 8/10 action platform painting game review

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010, PS3) – 8/10 fantasy action game review

Buy Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom at Amazon Cast / crewDirector: Yoshiki Okamoto Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010) At the urging of the forest animals, a thief makes his way into the castle in Q’umarkaj with the aim of finding out what’s causing the darkness that is devastating their habitat. Inside he finds a … Continue reading Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010, PS3) – 8/10 fantasy action game review

Old PC racing games now working on Windows 8.1 with Steam custom images: CannonBall, Juiced, Le Mans 24 Hours (2002), OutRun, Sega GT and Sega Rally

Old PC racing games now working on Windows 8.1 with Steam custom images: CannonBall, Juiced, Le Mans 24 Hours (2002), OutRun, Sega GT and Sega Rally

Steam allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. It was with some surprise that I revisited some old PC games on Windows 8.1 and found them working again for the first time since Windows XP. Often you need fixed versions to remove copy protection that no longer … Continue reading Old PC racing games now working on Windows 8.1 with Steam custom images: CannonBall, Juiced, Le Mans 24 Hours (2002), OutRun, Sega GT and Sega Rally

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

Vanquish (2010) – 9/10 awesome third-person shooter game review

Buy Vanquish at Amazon Cast / crewDirector: Shinji MikamiProducer: Atsushi InabaArt Director: Naoki KatakaiConceptual Designer: Shinji UsuiCharacter Designer: Makoto TsuchibayashiStory Writer: Hiroki Kato Vanquish (2010) After wild over-population brings Earth to it’s knees, the US and Russia are at loggerheads. The tide is turned when a US Space Laser is hijacked by robot Russian forces … Continue reading Vanquish (2010) – 9/10 awesome third-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

Alan Wake (2006, 360-exclusive) – 9/10 action horror game review

Buy Alan Wake at Amazon Cast / crewConceptual Designer, Original Concept and Writer: Sam LakeConceptual Designer and Lead Game Designer: Mikael KasurinenArt Director and Conceptual Designer: Saku LehtinenConceptual Designer and Producer: Jyri “Jay” RankiConceptual Designer and Lead Programmer: Olli TervoConceptual Designer and Lead Technical Artist: Sami VanhataloConceptual Designer and Lead Level Design and Envrionments: Jarno … Continue reading Alan Wake (2006, 360-exclusive) – 9/10 action horror game review

Motorstorm: Apocalypse (2011, PS3-exclusive) – 9/10 spectacle racing game review

Buy Motorstorm: Apocalypse at Amazon Cast / crew Motorstorm: Apocalypse (2011) The City is in the throes of natural disaster and the Motorstorm circus travel there to race in the most extreme environment possible. 9/10 What happened to the sound and the fury? Pacific Rift and the first Motorstorm are sonic powerhouses; demonstration-level audio experiences. … Continue reading Motorstorm: Apocalypse (2011, PS3-exclusive) – 9/10 spectacle racing game review

PC vs PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: April 2014

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.   Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn   Lego The Hobbit   The Amazing Spider-Man 2   Trials … Continue reading PC vs PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: April 2014

Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (2009, 360) – 5/10 action game review

Buy Brave: A Warrior’s Tale at Amazon Cast / crew Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (2009) HD remake of Brave: The Search for the Spirit Dancer 5/10 An HD remake of a PS2 game (Brave: The Search for the Spirit Dancer) before people really took care over them, this keeps the graphics and ups the resolution … Continue reading Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (2009, 360) – 5/10 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

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (2012, PC) – 8/10 racing game review

Buy Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends at Amazon Cast / crewAdditional Design and Head of Studio: Ian BellAdditional Design and Development Director: Andy GartonAdditional Design and Chief Operations Officer: Stephen ViljoenCreative Director: Andy TudorProducer: Suzy WallaceTechnical Director: Ged KeaveneyAudio Director and Composer: Stephen BaystedSound Designer: Greg Hill Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (2012) 8/10 Test … Continue reading Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (2012, PC) – 8/10 racing game review

Dark Souls (2011) – 10/10 fantasy action RPG game review

Buy Dark Souls at Amazon Cast / crewDirector / Producer: Hidetaka MiyazakiLead Programmer: Jun ItoLead Graphic Designer: Makoto Sato Dark Souls (2011) Not living, not dead, not capable of dying (just becoming hollowed), you’ve been banished to a remote prison. One day, a knight peers into your cell from the broken ceiling and tosses in … Continue reading Dark Souls (2011) – 10/10 fantasy action RPG 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

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006, 360) – 7/10 puzzle platform action adventure game review

Buy Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend at Amazon Cast / crewLara Croft: Keeley HawesSenior Producer: Matthew GuzendaProducer: Morgan GrayTechnical Director: Jason BellLead Programmer: Rob PaveyLead Programmer Player Character: Gary SnethenLead Level Designer: Martin DufourStory Designer: Eric LindstromWriter (Dialogue): Aaron Vanian Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006) Lara returns to ghosts past as she attempts to … Continue reading Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006, 360) – 7/10 puzzle platform action adventure game review

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PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face off: Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 and Grand Theft Auto V

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.   Assassin’s Creed: Unity   Dragon Age: Inquisition   Far Cry 4   Grand Theft Auto V … Continue reading PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face off: Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 and Grand Theft Auto V