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The Sims 4 PC Review

How can I possibly offer readers a comprehensive review of a game that continuously surprises me, a game that can easily offer players a million different stories?

To be honest, I can’t.

Your experience with The Sims 4 will be very different to mine. Even if you play exactly the same characters, for exactly the same amount of time, something will be different. An inappropriate risqué joke could fall flat, causing an unrecoverable embarrassing situation, or that first kiss requested slightly too soon. Continue reading The Sims 4 PC Review

Madden NFL 15 PS4 review

Madden’s second outing on the new-gen consoles also marks the first of this year’s annual Ignite-powered EA Sports titles (excluding EA Sports UFC).

This’ll also be the second year that I’ve tackled EA’s digital version of American Football. For last year’s Madden I did my best to get the general gist of the ball-game Americans incorrectly refer to as football. I surprised myself in gaining an unexpected respect for a game that I’d previously thought of as rugby with shoulder pads and a silly hats. Continue reading Madden NFL 15 PS4 review

Ultra Streetfighter IV PC review

Capcom’s Street Fighter series has been giving players calloused hands for almost three decades now. The latest game in the series, Ultra Street Fighter IV has now made the jump from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, which were released earlier in the year, to the PC.

Apart from the odd dabble over the years, the last time that I seriously played a Street Fighter game was SFII on the Commodore Amiga way back in the early 90s.

And the fighting game genre has come a long way since then. Continue reading Ultra Streetfighter IV PC review

Killzone Shadowfall goes co-op with Intercept DLC

I’ve always found the Killzone games good fun. If I’m honest, I’d even go as far as to say that I’d sooner play Killzone over Halo. And that goes for the multiplayer as well.

Even now, Killzone Shadow Fall is still the PlayStation 4 game that I use to highlight the capabilities of the new-gen consoles. The game has amazing lighting giving us possibly the closest thing so far to photo-real gameplay. Continue reading Killzone Shadowfall goes co-op with Intercept DLC

The Evil Within drafts Hollywood talent

It seems that scary games are the fashion of late. As well as the terrifying Alien: Isolation – which I’ve just previewed here, I also had a go on Bethesda Softworks’ The Evil Within at this year’s E3.

In pitch black demo booth I was confronted by grotesque creatures, hallucinations and lakes of blood. It was a wholly unnerving experience, with new-gen graphics adding a sense of realism that survival horror games have never been quite able to capture in the past. Continue reading The Evil Within drafts Hollywood talent

The Witcher 3 Xbox One Collector’s Edition gets extra

Xbox One fans picking up the Collector’s Edition of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can expect a little extra in their version of the premium package.

A physical version of the interestingly entitled in-game card game, Gwent, will be included in the package- which also includes a huge polystone figurine of The Witcher, Geralt, battling a Griffin. Continue reading The Witcher 3 Xbox One Collector’s Edition gets extra

Alien: Isolation PC preview

I’ve been very concerned about Sega’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. VERY concerned. And I imagine that I’ve not been alone.

We’ve been burnt with games based on the Alien franchise before. Last year’s Aliens: Colonial Marines was not a good game. Both publisher Sega, and development studio Gearbox got a good slap from the gaming community for releasing a game that was not quite as advertised. Even Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator before it, back in 2010, was a bit of a mess.

It was a brave move for Sega to give the franchise another go so soon. But it was an even braver move for The Creative Assembly, step up to the plate. Famous for their superb historical Total War real-time strategy games, the Brit developer was not the first studio that came to mind when I thought of a developer likely to succeed in creating an Alien game. Continue reading Alien: Isolation PC preview

Happy Birthday to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!

To celebrate the acclaimed massively multiplayer online game’s one year anniversary Square Enix is inviting veteran Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players back into the game for free until 1st September.

With the anniversary of the game’s launch fast approaching, this offer is one of a host of special events underway to commemorate the milestone. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!