PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face Off: FIFA 15 and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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.

  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  FIFA 15
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Seventh Generation

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the publications icons for a very quick summary.

  • 360 better  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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Headhunter: Redemption (2004, PS2, PCSX2) – 7/10 action adventure game review

Cast / crew
Executive Producer: John Kroknes
Director: John Kroknes
Writer: Philip Lawrence
Co-Director: Philip Lawrence
Technical Producer: Stefan Holmqvist
Game Design Director: Peter Johansson
Music Composer, Orchestrator and Producer: Richard Jacques
James Livingstone: Jack Wade
Lisa Renée: Leeza X
Claudia Coulter: Che, Supporting Characters
Alan Marriott: Psycho Star, Supporting Characters

Headhunter: Redemption (2004)

Headhunter Jack Wade rescues and recruits an initially unwilling Leeza X and sends her on a routine mission to gather intelligence while he goes on a more dangerous assignment. Naturally, his assignment turns out to be a ruse and she has to learn the job and fast as the routine assignment is merely the tip of an iceberg of corruption and painful history.

7/10

The coolest things about Headhunter were Jack’s ridable motorcycle and the theme music. So it is a bit baffling to find both are absent for a long time in this sequel while they’ve kept the broken, difficult-to-use camera during the shooting segments; it’s particularly infuriating and unreliable during boss battles. You finally get Jack’s theme after several hours (this is a long, good-value game) and it is glorious and you never get the bike (you see it briefly). It’s a shame as the levels, characters and mix of puzzles and action are good, the story is agreeably inexplicable, the voice-acting is excellent and this is a good game. Some very cool touches like the arguments in the alley and the comical villain holiday camp-like announcements are icing on the cake. Note: Headhunter: Redemption was played beginning to end on PCSX2 without problem.

This game contains bad language and violence, a gory and extremely unpleasant scene and inferred pornographic filming.

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

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Steam Custom Images: PlayStation 2, Auto Modellista, Headhunter: Redemption, R: Racing Evolution, Resident Evil 4

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These PlayStation 2 images are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

The first item in the list is a PNG template that I’m using for all my PlayStation 2 games.

PlayStation 2 Steam template
PlayStation 2 template
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 PAL
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 PAL
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 US
Auto Modellista PlayStation 2 US
Headhunter Redemption
Headhunter Redemption
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Blue
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Blue
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Dark
Headhunter Redemption PlayStation 2 Dark
R Racing Evolution PS2
R Racing Evolution PS2

Resident Evil 4 PS2
Resident Evil 4 PS2
Tourist Trophy
Tourist Trophy
Tourist Trophy PlayStation 2
Tourist Trophy PlayStation 2

R:Racing Evolution (2003, PS2 and Gamecube) – 6/10 racing game review

Cast / crew
Project Director: Hideo Teramoto

R:Racing Evolution (2003)

After rushing an injured racer and his manager to hospital, ambulance driver Rena Hayami finds herself being offered the chance to become a professional racing driver. She accepts but finds that the life of a driver can be more challenging than expected both on and off the track.

6/10

Good and extensive, if generally too easy, racing game with cute cleavage-heavy asian CG babes and reference-quality surround sound implementation. Once the agreeable career mode is complete, however, the game becomes increasingly less desirable to play due to a misjduged lack of challenge (but not to a lack of content, this game would take ages to finish). That said, it’s nice to see a racing game with a decent entry level of difficulty. Too many racing games are too hard for many people even on Easy (if there is an Easy level, a lot of racing games don’t have selectable difficulty).

This game contains mild swear words and excessive cleavage, mild female nudity.

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.

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Auto Modellista (2002, Cel-Shaded Racer, PS2) – 6/10 game review

Cast / crew

Auto Modellista (2002)

6/10

When it’s not being super-easy, this arcade-style racer offers eye-catching graphics, skilful presentation, extensive and gratifying customization. Though the racing is quite thrilling due to the smooth speed of the game, this is also the area it falls down in. The AI is simplistic and the handling characteristics uninvolving. Best thing about the game is being able to put trophies you win exactly where you like in your garage.

Classified 3+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 3 or over.

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PlayStation 3 Backwards Compatibility Update: From Russia With Love

You can access the full list using the 360 PS3 BC link at the top of the page.

Key

  • new The game is new to this list because I have purchased or borrowed it or it has been added to the Xbox 360 BC list.
  • updated The game was already on my list but its status has changed.

Backwards Compatibility Lists

PlayStation 3 logo

PlayStation 3 (PS3) 60Gb PAL:

No known issues

Title Product Code Widescreen System
new From Russia With Love SLES 53553   3.15

PlayStation 3 Backwards Compatibility Update: The Fast and the Furious

You can access the full list using the 360 PS3 BC link at the top of the page.

Key

  • new The game is new to this list because I have purchased or borrowed it or it has been added to the Xbox 360 BC list.
  • updated The game was already on my list but its status has changed.

Backwards Compatibility Lists

PlayStation 3 logo

PlayStation 3 (PS3) 60Gb PAL:

No known issues

Title Product Code Widescreen System
new The Fast and the Furious SLES 54483 widescreen 3.15