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SteamWorld Heist Review (PS Vita)

SteamWorld Heist Review (PS Vita)

SteamWorld Dig was a fabulous game. It was “small” in the best possible way – tightly designed, accessible and engaging. Within seco...

Mirrors Edge Catalyst Review (PS4)

Mirrors Edge Catalyst Review (PS4)

Like a drunk man in a chip shop fighting invisible potato thieves.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Review (PS4)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Review (PS4)

Selling this as a full price game is like serving mousse as a main course.

Star Wars: Battlefront Review (PS4)

Star Wars: Battlefront Review (PS4)

That time I Psycho Crushered Princess Leia off a cliff

Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Review (PS4)

Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Review (PS4)

Excising the ghosts (wink wink) of earlier risible Call of Duty games

Just Dance 2016 Review (Xbox One)

Just Dance 2016 Review (Xbox One)

Great when you're dancing, not so much when it's begging for your money.

Need for Speed Review (Xbox One)

Need for Speed Review (Xbox One)

A world of perpetual night and twilight. That’s what Need for Speed offers you. It’s a wise decision, but also an unnerving one. Having cr...

Guitar Hero Live Review (PS4)

Guitar Hero Live Review (PS4)

"Why don't you just learn to play a real guitar" they'll say with their joyless mouths.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review (PS Vita)

Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review (PS Vita)

Persona 4 is a tremendous game. Perhaps the best JRPG of all time, it combines the mundane with the supernatural, and somehow makes both equally appea...

Madden NFL 16 Review (Xbox One)

Madden NFL 16 Review (Xbox One)

Madden 16 is a solid entry into the franchise and brings EA SPORTS back up to an acceptable level with this year's releases.

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Review (PS Vita)

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls R...

Somehow even bleaker than Danganronpa 1 and 2. And better.

Lost Dimension Review (PS Vita)

Lost Dimension Review (PS Vita)

Lost Dimension is a modest, fairly original turn based JRPG, but it punches above its weight.

The Swindle Review (PS Vita)

The Swindle Review (PS Vita)

My success felt like luck and my failure felt like design.

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