Review Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Review
TT Games' Lego franchise thunders on, bringing a host of Marvel characters into an open-world adventure.
TT Games' Lego franchise thunders on, bringing a host of Marvel characters into an open-world adventure.
Team Bondi's neo-noir detective romp gets a re-release for the current crop of consoles - is it a worthy Christmas stocking filler?
The best third-person shooter based on a 2000 AD property from 2006 returns, but has it stood up to the test of time?
Chrono Trigger is heralded as one of the best games of all time and was an early RPG success for Square Enix back in the day. Now, the title has travelled through time and space to land on the Nintendo DS. Does the classic still hold up though, or have our palates matured too much?
We've been chatting with Sega recently, mainly about Grindhouse, Quentin Tarantino, and how much the Daily Mail is going to hate the new House of the Dead game. Just how controversial is this new Wii shooter? We put the question to Headstrong Games.
2008 is over and a new year looms over us like a storm-cloud of awesomeness. Now we turn into meteorologists, scanning that coming thunder to try and forecast what 2009 might hold for gamers.
A good gamer is well-rounded, using a number of systems, which is why we asked you to vote for your Top Five Console Games of 2008 earlier in December. As we head into the new year, it's time to look back at your choices.
It's facepalm time. After collecting votes from our readers for the best games of 2008, it's time to look back on the year and see which games came out that didn't live up to expectations. Here's our take on the titles that got destroyed by their own hype and how they could have been saved.
The year may well be drawing to a close, but we aren't done yet. There's just enough time left to look back on the specific moments that stood out for us this year, at what we reckon were our best gaming moments of 2008. Read our tales and choices within!
Trackmania, the fast and free arcade race with a focus on crazy jumps and insane speeds has made the leap to the DS. Can the hardware cope with this fully 3D racer, or is a pit-stop in order? Joe takes a look to find out, stopping only to admire the squirrels.
We're doing things a little differently this year for our Game of the Year - we're giving you, our readers, the chance to vote for your favourite games of the year on PC and Console. Which game won your heart this year? Let us and the rest of the world know now!
Sonic is unleashing the beast in this speedy new action-platformer, with a new ability to turn into a were-hedgehog as he fights to save the world once more. Is it as truly cringe-worthy as it sounds, or is Unleashed a surprise success? Find out what we think within!
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third Castlevania game to hit the DS, but this one breaks all the conventions of the long-running franchise. With a new glyph-based combat style and a brand new set of characters, this is a stark departure for the Castlevania series.
Bombing the slopes and surfing the pow pow are phrases you'll only get away with on a snowboarding trip, so it's just as well Shaun White Snowboarding has arrived to teach us the lingo. We grab our board and warm gloves and find out if this new franchise is worth leaving the ski lodge for.
It's that time again and we're rounding up all the bits and bobs once more for a big round-up of the latest gadgetry and gizmogery. We've got books, games, peripherals, memory and...beanbags? Whatever, Joe, Faith, Richard and Tim take a look at what's been on our desks.
The new Tomb Raider game is on the horizon. So, as gamers everywhere get ready to get hands-on with the virtual Ms. Croft, we sit down to have a chat with the real thing and see what Alison Carroll thinks about being the latest model to play Lara and what the fans think of her.
It's big, gooey and reeking of unusual charm. What is it? It's Joe's latest plaything, the World of Goo. Based on the popular experimental game, Tower of Goo, World of Goo fuses a Lemmings-style gameplay with an icky, but adorable art style and the result is bloody fantastic!
What's the name of the game? Bond. James Bond. Bond; James Bond, 007. Well, James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace strictly, but that doesn't matter since everyone knows that already. Why? They've been expecting you Bond-James-Bond, that's why.
The sequel to the best skateboarding game of last year is inbound and this time the street-surfing is set in the earthquake-torn city of San Vanelona. With the ability to get off the board and move the props around though, could Skate be straying too far from the proven formula?
Opoona may look all casual and cheerful, but there's a suprisingly deep RPG experience under the hood here and much of it is in the Final Fantasy vein. Can Opoona overcome the cartoon graphics though and become a must have Wii game? We find out...
Square Enix has remade Final Fantasy IV, one of the most beloved games in the long-running series, on the Nintendo DS. With new 3D graphics, restored and original sequences and a whole load of new content, we take a look to see if the new game is any better or not.
Another year, another Tiger Woods golf game - but is this year's instalment worth more than just a box art update and name refresh? We check out Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 to find out if this really is a case of a nice virtual walk ruined by having to stop and hit a ball...
Joe may be on holiday right now, but there's not enough to stop him getting all speculative about what the future of PC gaming. With most games now going multiplatform and the constant threat of poor console ports, Joe wonders about how the face of gaming is changing...
We all love Master Chief and Gordon Freeman, but now it's time to give some attention to the little guy - the supporting characters and NPCs who help define a good game experience. Let us know who your favourite computer game characters are and check out our Top Ten within!
It's summer and that only means one thing - out with the strawberries and lemonade, turn off the latest results from Wimbledon and sit back, with your feet up to play the latest game in the Top Spin series. Can this third iteration take us to the next level, or will it do a Henman on us?
Civilization, one of the best-loved and most successful PC games ever, has made the move to consoles. Do the new friendly graphics and interface hide a game with the same depth and cunning, or has the franchise finally fallen flat? We find out.
Phillip Marlowe has got a chip on his shoulder about game design. Why is it that games are only ever made for 16 to 25 year old men who love shooters? Philip questions the problems facing developers who want to target games for more specific markets.
Hulk, smash! Joe, review! We take a peek at the tie-in video game for the new Incredible Hulk movie to see if it can buck the trend of most tie-in games and turn out to be any good. Let's just hope it doesn't make us too angry. Publishers don't like us when we're angry...
The Lego games have been a surprising success in recent years, so even though it may seem just a little bit kiddy we have to hold up our hands and admit being excited at the prospect of Lego Indy - was our excitement justified? Find out in our review!
One of three games being produced by a partnership between EA and Steven Spielberg, Boom Blox is one of the most addictive and accessible games for the Wii we've ever played. But can this Jenga-like puzzle game appeal to all audiences, or just the casual market?
We loved the Iron Man film and, as avowed fans of the comics, we've got some high hopes for this mechanical brawler. The real question though is can the Iron Man game live up to the success of the film? Can this be stronger than the man of steel, or is it limper than Mr Fantastic?
Square Enix is best known for the Final Fantasy series, but in a departure from the norm the Japanese developer has just released The World Ends With You - an action RPG for the DS which plays on topics of fashion and graffiti - but is it any good?
Decent RPGs are a scarce commodity on the Nintendo DS, but with randomly generated dungeons and a hardcore RPG design, Shiren could be the best attempt we've seen yet - or could it? Grab your Goggles of Identification and find out!
Mainstream commercial games driving you nuts? Want some quick, free games to fill your lunch breaks or early evenings? We've got just the thing in our round-up of the best PC and Nintendo DS indie and experimental games.
No More Heroes is the hugely surreal Wii-exclusive from the developer behind Killer 7. Full to the brim with Jedi-like assassins, beautiful babes and retro appeal, No More Heroes could be the best Wii game yet - but it has to get our approval first!
Shortly after our hands-on preview, we got a chance to catch up with Thomas Vu, producer for Will Wright's Spore, to put all sorts of questions to him. Find out what Thomas thinks of DirectX 10, creationism, the girl market and, um...probing.
Spore is one of the most massive and anticipated games of recent years and we've had full hands-on access. Can one of the most ambitious games ever conceived actually hold up to our scrutiny while still being fun to play? Check out our five-page preview and see!
Held up as a modern classic and one of the most innovative games in recent history, the original NiGHTS was a cult phenomenon. Now, twelve years later, the game finally has a sequel - but is it any good? We send Andy to lullaby-land to find out...
You may think that light gun games belong in the arcade and only in the arcade, but with an updated and expanded port of the fantastic Ghost Squad to the Wii, Sega begs to differ. Now, we check out the game to see just what it offers!
Last year was one of the best years in gaming that we can remember - but what is it exactly that makes a great game? We put our minds to the task and come up with ten rules and examples that divide the classic games from the crap ones.
The Wii version of the fantastically popular board game for adults and kids alike, Cranium Kabookii could be one of the few decent party games on the Wii, edging out Warioware for the top spot. First though, it has get our seal of approval...
This year we didn't just get graphics cards and computer games in our Christmas stockings - some of us got books too. So, in an attempt to prove that the internet hasn't killed printed media, we take a look at some of the best and worst books about gaming available!