Critical News

Tetris film adaptation to be a trilogy. Also: EXCLUSIVE (possibly fake) script extract!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

The world as we know it is in chaos. The UK has voted to leave the European Union, destroying its economy (and sending an earthquake through its two biggest political parties) as...

Read More

Interviews

Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015

RPG is a great videogame acronym. It stands for Role Playing Game, Rocket Propelled Grenade, and – as of fairly recently – Red Phantom Games. This particular RPG is a...

Read More

Articles

The games journalism cult of personality

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Hello boys and girls. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of joy and sadness; of oppression and freedom; of regression and progress; of human beings. Are you...

Read More

Reviews

Maldita Castilla Ex: review

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Format: Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Abylight Studios Developer: Locomalito Players: 1 Site: https://www.locomalito.com/maldita_castilla Game code provided by...

Read More

Recent Posts

Maldita Castilla Ex: review

Maldita Castilla Ex: review

Jul 20, 2016

Format: Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Abylight Studios Developer: Locomalito Players: 1 Site: https://www.locomalito.com/maldita_castilla Game code provided by PR Maldita Castilla Ex is a platformer that wears its influences proudly. Nonetheless, there are minor changes that give it an appeal beyond those who fetishise difficult games with “Old...

Speedlink Kudos Z-9: Review

Speedlink Kudos Z-9: Review

Jul 18, 2016

Hardware provided by PR. The Speedlink Kudos Z-9 gaming mouse makes a striking first impression: an eye-catching metallic red sheen coats a mouse with a design that might make you worry you’ve unwittingly brought home a compact Decepticon, albeit a very attractive one with enough glowing lights for a rave. I think that’s what the kids are still...

Trials of the Blood Dragon: catchup review

Trials of the Blood Dragon: catchup review

Jul 13, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Redlynx Players: 1 Site: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-GB/game/trials-of-the-blood-dragon/ Game code shared from freelance work Almost everything about this game is somewhat to the left of the norm. Even its release was unorthodox; during this year’s E3, it was...

Inside: review

Inside: review

Jul 12, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Playdead Developer: Playdead Players: 1 Site: http://www.playdead.com/games/inside/ Game code shared from freelance work 2010’s Limbo instantly became – and remains – one of the industry’s favourite indie darlings. Its distinctive monochrome aesthetic, combined with its...

Carmageddon: Max Damage – review

Carmageddon: Max Damage – review

Jul 11, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Developer: Stainless Games Players: 1 (offline), 2-6 (online) Site: http://www.carmageddonmaxdamage.com/ Game code provided by PR Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. If Broken Age is Kickstarter’s poster boy for videogames, then Carmageddon: Max Damage is the...

TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan – catchup review

TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan – catchup review

Jul 7, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PS3, 360. PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Activision Developer: Platinum Games Players: 1 (offline), 2-4 (online) Site: http://www.tmntmutantsinmanhattan.com/ Game code shared from freelance work If the last few years have tortoise anything, it’s that the name ‘Platinum Games’ is no longer a...

Resident Evil 5 Remastered: review

Resident Evil 5 Remastered: review

Jul 6, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Players: 1-2 (online & offline) Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/bioDL/5/index.html?targetURL=http://www.capcom.co.jp/bioDL/5/us/ Game code shared from freelance work E3’s announcement of Resident Evil 7 surely didn’t come as a complete surprise, as Capcom...

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – review

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – review

Jul 5, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, Wii U, PC, PS3, 360, 3DS, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Developer: TT Games Players: 1-2 (offline only) Site: http://www.lego.com/en-gb/starwars/games/videogame Game code shared from freelance work For most games, bugs and glitches have only a minimal impact on our reviews....