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Halo: Reach [Xbox 360 – Rated 9.9] December 16, 2010
Times are hard. Humanity is on the brink of eradication from the outer reaches of the universe. The war against the Covenant has gone badly and the lone human colony that still stands is on Reach. The nearly 700 million colonists are dependent on the UNSC for the protection of Reach via the last military hub that still exists there …
Call of Duty: Black Ops [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] December 14, 2010
To say that Black Ops was a make or break game for the franchise and for developer Treyarch, is an understatement. The first game in the long running franchise since the heated and ugly fallout between the founders of Infinity Ward, the creator of Call of Duty …
F1 2010 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] December 12, 2010
As an Xbox 360 owner it almost seems like it has been around the dawn of Motorsport since there was any sniff of a Formula One title on the Xbox 360, with last year’s titles going to the Wii and PSP. Thanks to Codemasters Microsoft is now inclusive to the rights of the Formula One franchise. The game …
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.5] December 10, 2010
If someone was to say that zombie games are popular in this day and age, they would be understating the obvious. From the smallest flash games, through downloadable arcade games, and all the way into top tier disc-based titles, it seems like there are …
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.4] December 8, 2010
The second Castlevania title of the year has arrived, but it doesn’t take a fan of the franchise to see that this game is a world apart from its predecessors. Instead of trying to rejuvenate the 2D platforming elements for a modern audience, the game …
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.3] December 6, 2010
Building on the already extremely popular Assassin’s Creed series of games, Ubisoft offers up to gamers Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Working with what they had already established in Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft give us a heavy helping of gaming as well as a full …
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] December 4, 2010
Up until last year’s stellar Batman game, Arkham Asylum, Spiderman was the king of superhero video games. In recent years Peter Parker has seen his exploits dip in quality a bit, and Shattered Dimensions is his attempt to reclaim the throne. Developer Beenox brings …
Fable III [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] December 1, 2010
Peter Molyneux has a relatively tepid standing with the gaming community. On one hand he consistently oversells his games, but on the other usually delivers quality experiences that may not live up to his lofty goals, yet are great games in their own right. None of this should be new information to anyone reading this …
FIFA 11 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] November 28, 2010
Another year, another highly anticipated and encapsulating football title from EA Sports. This football simulation, over the past three years, has found the near perfect physics and formula for an engaging football engine. This year, as the player you will really need to work hard to expose the gaps in a tight AI defense …
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.2]
November 26, 2010

It’s time to enter the magical world of Harry Potter. High on the list of many fans of Harry Potter movie series was the long awaited Traveller’s Tales game adaptation of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Harry Potter, Lego, and family gaming enthusiasts rejoice …
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.6]
November 22, 2010

As if to precede the forthcoming release of Castlevania’s series reboot, Lords of Shadow, Konami have gone back to basics with Harmony of Despair – only this time with a sharp 1080p resolution, a remastered soundtrack and, most notably …
Fallout: New Vegas [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.8]
November 13, 2010

RPG fans behold; the sequel to the 2008 Game of the Year and arguably one of the best titles of this generation has arrived. Near-endless exploration, jazzy 50s tunes and slow-mo head explosions – it’s all here, and while at a glance it may look …
Toy Story 3 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] November 1, 2010
The whole idea of mixing video games and movies has just about never worked, be it a movie of a game or vice-versa. The former is almost always a horrible failure, but once in a while games based on movies manage to hit the spot. It doesn’t surprise me much that Toy Story 3 is actually a lot of fun to play …
Mafia II [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.4] October 24, 2010
They say some of the best moments in gaming come from your first moments of freedom in open world games. Stepping out of Oblivion’s sewer, driving down Liberty City’s Broadway, emerging from Fallout 3’s vault are all memorable examples. The scale of the living, breathing world before you brings on a sense of awe and …
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 6.5]
October 7, 2010

Kane and Lynch seem to find themselves in bad situations, both in and out of the two games they have starred in. Their first outing, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men, was almost universally critiqued as a missed opportunity and a bland generic shooter …
Hitman: Blood Money [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.9]
September 22, 2010

For the most part, stealth games are split into two types: those involving crouching in the shadows and waiting for the guards to go past, or those in which you find ways to walk right past the guards without them noticing. There are some great titles which can fit …
Crackdown 2 [Xbox 360 – Rated 6.0] September 19, 2010
The original Crackdown became a sleeper hit in the early days of the Xbox 360. It really was a first of its kind. The promise of an open world super hero game was one that enticed gamers and was more or less made good on. Some, unfairly, mockingly called Crackdown the free game that came with the sixty dollar beta for Halo 3 …
Joe Danger [PS3 – Rated 9.5] September 14, 2010
Joe Danger is an amazing game. It came out of nowhere and will suck you in a way in which you have not been in a long time. It is hard to nail down what type of game it is. Joe has elements of the XBL game Trials HD along with some old school Excite Bike, with a trick system as deep as Tony Hawk and a dash of LittleBigPlanet …
Madden NFL 11 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] August 31, 2010
I tend to follow a pretty consistent pattern when it comes to the Madden franchise, I buy it one year, skip the next, and then by it the second year. The reasons are two folds: one being that I don’t really need a football game every year but it makes too much money for EA not to release one every August, and two, Tiburon …
Metro 2033 [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.1] August 22, 2010
It’s no secret that games in post-apocalyptic or wasteland settings are becoming more and more common in today’s market. Of course, the big names in this genre are Fallout 3 and Borderlands, both games that mastered the feel of a dead landscape and the lawless, fragmented societies within, but …
Limbo [Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] August 15, 2010
Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade has showcased a fantastic array of titles since its debut in 2008. From the hilarious co-op madness of Castle Crashers to last year’s Metroid love letter Shadow Complex, the period from July to August has been so rich in quality that the rest of the year on the platform can seem …
NCAA Football 11 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.2]
August 10, 2010

Alright picture this. There is only 17 seconds remaining in the BCS National Championship game and your team is down by a score of 26 to 20. It is 4th and goal from the 7 yard line and you are the quarterback that everybody is counting on. You drop back …
Singularity [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] August 4, 2010
It is not hard to see where Singularity takes its inspiration from in terms of design. The parallels to BioShock are strong, and while jarring and immediately apparent, never overrun a game that can stand on its own merits. Thankfully Singularity has enough diversity and solid game design to be a entertaining and rewarding …
Blur [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.7] August 1, 2010
I doubt there are many gamers out there that, as a kid, didn’t play a good social combat racer such as Mario Kart or Crash Team Racing once in a while. They were the ‘Goldeneyes’ of racers; four player split-screen and some friendly competition made for a good time indeed. However when the N64’s generation came to an end …
Nier [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] July 29, 2010
Nier is a very hard game to review. I had to wrestle with the review for a while. If ever there was a game that the term “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” rings true, it is Nier. The graphics are bad, the animations are a little off, no one part about the game is exceptional (except the music), and yes it may seem a little …
Saw [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.6] July 27, 2010
Have you ever sat through the Saw movies and wondered what it would be like to be in that situation? Well now you can put yourself into that situation with Saw: The Video Game. The Saw game puts you inside the movies and lets you make the decisions in order for you to get out of the game alive …
Transformers: War for Cybertron [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] July 22, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron is not based on the recent Michael Bay films, and for that we can be happy. The most recent games in the Transformers universe have been movie tie in that neither do the IP justice, nor are particularly good games. The new game …
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] July 15, 2010
In Splinter Cell: Conviction Sam Fisher is judge, jury, and executioner. At the outset of the game we’re reminded of the loss of Sam’s daughter and also the murder of his best friend. Now, with new information about Sarah’s death Sam takes on his own …
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.5] July 10, 2010
The Prince of Persia series was reintroduced to the video game world in 2003 with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The two subsequent games in the series, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones told the story of a prince mastering time and saving his kingdom …
ModNation Racers [PS3 – Rated 8.5] July 2, 2010
ModNation Racers is another title in Sony’s play, create, and share initiative that started with 2008′s Little Big Planet. MNR allows the player to race through both developer programmed tracks and community created ones, create tracks, racers, and karts, and put them up on the games share center and see your creations …
Red Dead Redemption [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0]
June 28, 2010

When Rockstar let the public know that Red Dead Redemption would be their most ambitious title yet, it made one wonder as to how they could get more ambitious than their highly respected Grand Theft Auto series. After all, what game could have truly bested GTA …
UFC Undisputed 2010 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0]
June 22, 2010

The Ultimate Fighting Championship fought its way back into the video game world with 2009 breakthrough hit, UFC 2009: Undisputed. The game was a success both commercially and critically, and in 2010 we are given the second of the annualized entry …
Heavy Rain [PS3 – Rated 9.5] June 14, 2010
Heavy Rain is a game that will keep you gripped from beginning to end. Those familiar with the genius of David Cage will know what to expect, a story driven, nail biting experience that will leave you gasping for more …
Bayonetta [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] June 4, 2010
Long legs, librarian glasses, flowing hair, and sexy … guns on her hands and feet? Welcome to the modern day witch. Sexual innuendos aside, Bayonetta is a force to be reckoned with. On a mission to uncover her past and to return all matter of demons from whence they came Bayonetta has you on the edge of your seat …
BioShock 2 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] May 28, 2010
BioShock 2 was never going to have it easy. Seen by many as an unnecessary sequel, it was forced to live up to the impossibly high expectations set by its seminal predecessor. Gone was much of the original development team from Irrational games, replaced by a newly formed studio in 2K Marin. Gone too was chief designer …
Aliens vs Predator [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.0] May 23, 2010
One of the biggest wars in the galaxy is without a doubt the Aliens vs Predator. In fact a couple of movies (and also games) were developed for an audience which never seems to be tired from this never-ending battle. The latest game from the series is maybe the best on consoles but it still has a number of shortcomings …
Mass Effect 2 [Xbox 360 – Rated 9.5] May 18, 2010
The original Mass Effect was generally considered a great game, but was polarizing for many. For those that enjoyed it, the positive aspects of the game greatly outweighed the negative, but there were still complaints ranging from frequent texture pop-in to ploddingly slow elevators. Thankfully Bioware is a company that listens …
Final Fantasy XIII [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] Apr 24, 2010
“A prayer for redemption. A wish to protect the world. A promise to challenge destiny. After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.” Final Fantasy XIII makes its first appearance on the PlayStation 3 and also debuts for the first time on the Xbox 360 console. And it doesn’t disappoint. Just like most of the Final …
Perfect Dark [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] Apr 20, 2010
Ten years ago, Perfect Dark was released to widespread critical acclaim, and it’s still generally considered one of the best games of its time. Now, as Perfect Dark nears its 10-year anniversary, the game’s loyal following has prompted a downloadable re-release on Xbox Live Arcade. This new version enables fans to relive what …
God of War III [PS3 – Rated 9.7] Apr 17, 2010
After Kratos defeated Ares in the previous God of War, his revenge on the Gods for what they have done to him was not going to end here. His final mission in this enduring tale is now to kill the God of Gods, Zeus! The “Ghost of Sparta” is willing to sweep everything which stands in his way. Like they say, ‘revenge is a dish best …
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.0] Apr 14, 2010
On top of my head I cannot remember a great game which was developed from the release of a movie. James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is one of these modest games, but if you really liked the movie and want to ‘personally’ visit the beautiful planet of Pandora …
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] Apr 11, 2010
Many comparisons have been made between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, in some ways I agree with this, but for the most part I have to disagree. Firstly yes they are both modern day first person shooters with a killer multiplayer component. On the other hand one is fast paced and …
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.1] Mar 11, 2010
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is the prequel to the original Call of Juarez which was released on the Xbox 360 in 2007. The game was aimed to have the best West ever created and this first person shooter delivers non-stop action and a very interesting storyline …
Brütal Legend [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] Mar 5, 2010
Brütal Legend comes from the mind that brought you The Secret of Monkey Island, Psychonauts and many more. His name is Tim Schafer. His new game follows his tried and tested method of presenting a great narrative and funny dialogue in a video game. With Brütal Legend Schafer (and Double Fine) have made a …
Borderlands [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.8] Feb 15, 2010
Borderlands is a very intense, satisfying and rewarding game which makes you want more of it even after you complete the main quest. It consists of various missions and quests on a planet called Pandora in which you will be spending loads of times killing all sorts of creatures, looting up an infinite number of things …
Assassin’s Creed II [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.5] Feb 9, 2010
Assassin’s Creed II is everything its predecessor was meant to be, fresh, interesting and most importantly fun. As most know the first Assassin’s Creed was a very sub-par game and for many a very disappointing one. Fortunately this time around Ubisoft have got it right and Assassin’s Creed II is a delight …
Crackdown [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0] Dec 24, 2009
In Crackdown don’t expect a compelling story with plot twists and interesting characters. However what you will get is a fun over the top game where throwing cars is the norm. The world of Crackdown is a fun one and Pacific City is your playground. Standing in your way is three gangs …
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.8] Dec 8, 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of those sequels which is bigger and better than its previous title. The game’s storyline takes off from where Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ended and even though the single player campaign is not long, you will spend …
tekken-6-icon Tekken 6 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] Nov 1, 2009
Tekken fans always have high expectations for every version of the Tekken series. Even if the game is not for every gamer’s taste, Tekken 6 surely satisfies all fighting fans by having loads of offline and online options available in one package. For those who always played Tekken, this latest game is a fresh installment …
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3 – Rated 9.8] Oct 22, 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is simply how a sequel should be. Nathan Drake’s second adventure is not only bigger and better, but also one of the best games of all time. The game is almost a perfect one. How many times you play an outstandingly good looking game having a massive story and thrilling gameplay …
FIFA 10 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.2] Oct 17, 2009
EA sports finally released FIFA 10 stating that it’s the best football game ever till now. Let’s dig into the game and check it out. The first impressions of the game are fantastic, great graphics, great sound effects and even great commentary. The first thing that really makes an impression is the 360° dribbling ability …
Mass Effect [Xbox 360 – Rated 9.0] Oct 15, 2009
There are two things that are instantly associated with Mass Effect. The lesbian and alien sex which with the help of FOX News gained an infamous reputation and the long and boring elevator rides constantly annoying wherever you go in the galaxy. Oddly two points on both sides of a gaming spectrum …
Too Human [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.9] Oct 9, 2009
I’m sure a lot of people know Silicon Knights is a gaming giant in the game industry. It’s been in the making on and off for 10 years claiming a trilogy over 3 games. Hype through the roof and all kinds of speculation. After many delays and issues with the Unreal 3 engine, Too Human finally arrives on …
Trials HD [Xbox 360 – Rated 8.5] Oct 5, 2009
Trials HD is a physics based Motorbike game where you must get through a level in the quickest time and avoid failure. You must lean and time everything to perfection if you want to 100% the game, which you won’t. It’s a very simple concept but when you get round to play the game, it’s far from it. Most of the levels up to …
inFamous [PS3 – Rated 9.3] Sep 29, 2009
When Sony CEO Jack Tretton said “I suspect that the reason some of you have bags under your eyes is because you’ve been playing inFamous non-stop.” He couldn’t have been more right. Infamous is a top quality game and is a must have for anyone that owns a PlayStation 3. You are Cole, a humble bicycle delivery man …
Fight Night Round 4 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.0] Sep 25, 2009
The world of gaming isn’t known for its physical attributes, most gamers are stereotyped as fat and lazy or slim and weak. For most, this is the case, but maybe with the release of Fight Night they can feel powered, especially when they beat their muscled neighbor who hasn’t got a clue what a console is …
Halo Wars [Xbox 360 – Rated 7.0] Sep 24, 2009
Halo Wars is set 20 years before the Halo event and readers of the Halo novels like the Fall of Reach, Contact Harvest, etc will be pleased to know that it fits into the Halo universe. The story starts out with a narration from Captain Cutter, the captain of the spirit of fire (a UNSC ship). It then cuts to a battle …
Resident Evil 5 [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.2] Sep 22, 2009
Capcom are back with the latest Resident Evil game, where the game’s expectations were high before its release. It’s always the same story when you are waiting for a Resident Evil game. The series sort of began a new genre of survival horror adventure but the latest games are getting more of an …
sturmovik-icon IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 8.0]
Sep 20, 2009

IL-2 Sturmovik is a type of Russian plane used in WW2. Did you know it was the single most produced military aircraft of all time? No? Don’t get worried that you’ve totally missed the sequel because you haven’t. There were some earlier games exclusive …
Batman: Arkham Asylum [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.3]
Sep 19, 2009

Batman’s targeted audience has always been aimed at little toddlers that go completely gaga over superheroes. However, in recent years this audience has shifted up a few gears and The Dark Knight’s fans now consists of people of all ages …
tekken-5-icon Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection [PS3 – Rated 8.5] Sep 17, 2009
From the beginning of the Tekken series millions of gamers became fans of this fantastic series of fighting games. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection keeps this going and the game is one of the most worth it on the PlayStation 3 console. This game is available online from the PlayStation Store and it is basically …
Afro Samurai [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 7.6] Sep 15, 2009
It’s been six or seven months since Afro Samurai’s release and I’ve only managed to get my grubby paws on it a few days ago. My expectations certainly weren’t sky high, but I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I started playing till the very last battle. Although the story is a bit on the short …
Prototype [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.2] Sep 13, 2009
Prototype seemed like it was in development for ages and we all waited in immense anticipation for the game to finally release. So the magical questions on the minds of those that weren’t as excited as some of us, would be: Was it worth the wait and does it live up to expectations? …
Resistance 2 [PS3 – Rated 9.2] Sep 12, 2009
Resistance 2 is really how a sequel should be. After the original Resistance: Fall of Man was a success with the release of the PlayStation 3 console, the sequel is a far more intuitive, bigger and better game than its predecessor. In every sense, everything is bigger, starting from weapons, enemies and even …
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune [PS3 – Rated 9.0] Sep 11, 2009
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was one of the first good games on the PlayStation 3 console. Even though some people criticize this game in some of its aspects, I still think that Uncharted is underestimated. Here we are talking about “Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones” style of gameplay …
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.6] Sep 10, 2009
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one massive role playing game which simply shouldn’t be missed. The game takes place in the enormous fantasy world named Tamriel which has an impressive amount of adventures for you to accomplish …
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [PS3 – Rated 10.0] Sep 10, 2009
The Metal Gear Solid series were always popular with gamers from around the globe. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is no less and it is the perfect ending to a brilliant story and hero. The way the game was developed is incredible and …
Assassin’s Creed [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.1] Sep 6, 2009
Playing Assassin’s Creed will make you want more and more and this is undoubtedly one of the most original games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners. The world that surrounds you feels very realistic, busy and alive. With just exploring the city you will immediately identify that …
Grand Theft Auto IV [PS3 & Xbox 360 – Rated 9.7] Sep 5, 2009
The GTA series became popular for their ‘free roaming’ style of game and the latest game (which is the 6th one from the GTA series) is truly the best of them all. You take the role of Niko Bellic, a war veteran from East Europe who goes to the United States to live the dream. As you may expect, Niko infiltrates gangs and …
Killzone 2 [PS3 – Rated 9.5] Sep 3, 2009
Killzone 2 is one of the most exciting and outstanding games on the PS3 having a packed single-player campaign and an immense online play. Looking at an in-game video or just playing the demo available will make you want to buy this game immediately. First person fans will surely spend a substantial amount of time …

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