Review No Man's Sky Next: A Dramatically Improved Adventure
The NEXT Generation.
Yoshinori Kitase was the director of Final Fantasy VII, so it's hard to get much more powerful in this business. Now, as the prequel to FFVII launches across Europe, we sit down with him and discuss Crisis Core and why exactly he's so big in Japan.
The more we cover it, the more we find that many of you are interested in getting your feet wet with the penguins. But some things just aren't that simple in Linux and one such thing is wireless networking. Our resident guru Ken Gypen takes a whack at de-mystifying what is one of the biggest pains in Linux.
With so many great games now exclusive to Windows, are Mac and Linux users getting left out in the cold? Not if Codeweavers and its new program Crossover Games has anything to say about it. But does it really bridge the gap, or is dual-booting still the way to go?
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?
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is finally here, filling the gap until the full game. Is it worth the cost and can it entice more players to the PlayStation 3, or is it little more than tech demo which you'll have to pay for? Andy finds out!
The Razer Lycosa is the latest board from Razer and it looks to be a corker. With a slim design and oh-so-pleasing keys, you'd be forgiven if you forgot the touch-sensitive media keys and adjustable backlight. Let's see how it fares in our hands though...
Viking: Battle for Asgard may offer players the chance to go blade-on-blade with some sexy and evil Norse goddesses, but that'll only impress us so much. Can Sega take Viking the extra mile or is this warrior all out of woad? Find out within!
We're behind enemy lines, hunkered down in a bomb shelter and steadily typing out our report. Want a sneak peak at our covert intelligence from the Battlefield: Bad Company multiplayer beta? Then you've come to the right place!
Kane may be evil, but we can't get enough of him or Joe Kucan. Imagine our glee then that C&C3 is getting a Kane-centric expansion already - and a violent one at that! Of course, whether the game is any good or not depends on more than just cheesy FMV mission briefings...
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.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 was released to the public last week and as we will be moving all of our test systems to SP1 over time, we felt it was necessary to put the new Service Pack under the microscope. Today we look at gaming performance across a range of titles.
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!
Soulstorm is the latest and last of the Dawn of War expansions, delivering a standalone strategy game that delivers new races, units and tech trees. The last game developed by Iron Lore Studios, can the fighting nuns of Soulstorm provide a decent legacy?
We talk to Matt Atwood from BioWare about piracy in the industry, having Jack Thompson defend sex scenes in Mass Effect and whether Tim Sweeney is right that PC hardware is slowly killing the PC gaming market. Oh, and he details the Mass Effect PC conversion for us too.
Are massive 4x, turn-based, old-school strategy games your thing? No? Well, nevermind then. What about you? Yes? Well, walk right this way then sir, because Lost Empire: Immortals may just be your cup of tea...
We look at BFG Tech's GeForce 9600 GT OC 512MB graphics card to see if it offers enough to entice users away from some of the great deals that can be found in the performance mainstream market. Does it manage to succeed in a very competitive segment? Let's find out...
It's hard to be a god - but it's even harder to be a games journalist! OK, no, not really - but sometimes it is a little trying. At the end of a long day though we like nothing more than to sit back with a decent RPG based on a story by the authors who inspired S.T.A.L.K.E.R...
It's the enhanced and expanded Xbox 360 version of the original Dark Messiah and it's not nearly as bad as that description might lead you to think. But does this little prophet have the mana to bewitch us into liking it? Only one way to find out...
The videogame of Lost has finally arrived much to the joy of series fanatics everywhere. Formed from a collaboration of the Lost team and Ubisoft, the game offers a brand new glimpse at the Lost franchise and a chance to immerse yourself in the story. But is it any good?
Gaming keyboards are a love 'em or hate 'em kind of device. While many people love extra macro keys, specific WASD layouts and pseudo-cool designs, others don't. So, did we love or hate the Merc Stealth gaming keyboard? There's only one way to find out.
Beautiful Katamari has been out for a fair old while in the US and Japan, but it's only just hit European shores. Is the game objectively worth the wait now that the hype has died down, or is this ball reached the bottom of the hill?
Thermaltake introduces a new QFan to its Toughpower range, adding this new 14cm "silent" performer to modular connectivity and a five year warranty. Is it enough to tempt you away from everyone else in the busy mainstream market?
We're riding rollercoasters made of music, being pelted with neon coloured bricks and screaming out the words to some rather embarrassing power ballads. Have we lost it completely? No. We've just discovered one of the most fluid music-games to date.
Andy takes a gander at Sins of a Solar Empire, the new multiplayer focused RTS and simulation from Stardock. Will Andy return to us as ruler of a galactic empire, bringing good tidings of the game - or will we shoot him and the game both out the airlock?
The Penumbra series gained fame as an accomplished indie effort, but has grown into a professional game of astonishing depth and detail. Now, as the series draws to a close in this final mini-epic, we take a look at Black Plague and see if it can go out with a bang.