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Less fun than a bank holiday clearing out your own garage.
The boss rush game comes to Nintendo's Switch. Is it any good?
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?
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.