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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has magic bullets

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

The latest press release for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 centres, slightly oddly, around the safe houses that double as prepping hubs and warp points within the game. Yes, it’s a...

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Interviews

Exclusive Q&A with the Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness localisation team

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Psycho Pass is a jolly awesome two-season anime (plus one film) and, in Japan, it’s also a multiple-ending visual novel with a unique story and three new characters. We’ll soon...

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Articles

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

Let’s be honest; when Nintendo released the Wii, they had no idea it would go on to sell so many units (just over 100 million). Their previous two consoles had achieved 21...

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Reviews

Modmic 5: Hardware review

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Review unit provided by the manufacturer Until Microsoft eventually relented and started producing Xbox One controllers without the obnoxious proprietary socket, buying a single...

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Recent Posts

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Mar 8, 2017

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has had promising start to its life, with its first weekend on sale – as reported at gamesindustry.biz – garnering more units sold than any other Nintendo console in history, including the hugely successful Wii (in the EU and US at least). Nintendo also revealed that the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

Riptide GP Renegade: review

Riptide GP Renegade: review

Mar 2, 2017

Format: Xbox One (reviewed), PC, PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Vector Unit Developer: Vector Unit Players: 1 (offline), 2-8 (online) Site: http://www.vectorunit.com/riptide-gp-renegade/ Game code provided by PR Riptide GP: Renegade is a jet ski racing title that is very good at being a jet ski racing title. They’ve got the water racing...

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Mar 1, 2017

Reality’s a bit… you know… rubbish, isn’t it? Especially lately. That’s why we play videogames, right? So we can act out satisfying, harmless fantasies; being a race car driver, being an international sports superstar, being a detective, being a soldier slaughtering hundreds of strangers, etc. etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you could escape...

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: review

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: review

Feb 24, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Omega Force Players: 1 Site: http://www.koeitecmoeurope.com/berserk/ Game code provided by the publisher Dynasty Warriors has its fans – and rightly so – but it can still be slightly disheartening to see the ever-increasing number of games that take the basic...

Quarantine: Early Access preview

Quarantine: Early Access preview

Feb 22, 2017

Format: PC (Early Access Build:Feb 15 2017) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Sproing Players: 1 Site: http://playquarantine.com// Game code provided by PR Quarantine rhymes with Kolin… Anyway, if you can’t guess what Quarantine is about, then perhaps you are unfit for the task at hand, much like I was on my first attempt. A...

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: catchup review

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: catchup review

Feb 21, 2017

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Players: 1 Site:http://www.kingdomhearts.com/2_8/gb/ Game disc purchased by reviewer Depending on how tightly you wear your trousers of cynicism, Square Enix are (a) allowing fans and newcomers a chance to catch up on the world of Kingdom Hearts before the release of the...

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

Feb 20, 2017

Y’know how Critical Gamer has one or two reviews a month in print via The West Coast Review? Oh come on, of course you know that! And y’know how our very own Luke has a story in a Pratchett-dedicated anthology, 100% of profits from which go to Alzheimer’s Research UK? Oh come on, of course you know that! Well (yes, we’re going...

Road to Boruto: review

Road to Boruto: review

Feb 14, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: CyberConnect2 Players: 1(offline), 2 (online & offline – outside story only) Site: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/naruto-shippuden-ultimate-ninja-storm-4/playstation-4 Game code provided by the publisher Let’s get the basic stuff out of...