Critical News

Looks like The Sims 4 began with Sim City-like DRM

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

EA and Maxis can’t do anything right lately, according to many fans of The Sims. The recent removal of several features of the game from The Sims 4 – including that...

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Interviews

The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a company called Enix. This company produced anime, manga, and videogames – most famously, the Dragon Quest titles. Once upon another time there was a...

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Articles

Hands-On: Nintendo’s new Projects (Guard/Giant Robot) & what we made of Mario Maker

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014

Mario Maker Adam: I’m not generally the kind of person to enjoy level editors and the like, but Mario Maker’s tools were so easy to use (and its components so familiar)...

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Reviews

Hunt The Grey Wolf: DLC review

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PS3, 360, PC, Xbone Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Rebellion Players: 1 Site: http://www.sniperelite3.com/ Previously...

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Recent Posts

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails: review

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails: review

May 14, 2014

Format: Wii U (eShop) Unleashed: 15th May Publisher: Dakko Dakko Developer: Dakko Dakko Players: 1 Site: http://www.dakkodakko.com/scramkitty/kitty/index.html We briefly thought about making an ‘on-rails shooter’ joke, before realising another fifty reviews will do that for us. Instead, we’ll say that this is an...

Football Manager Classic 2014: review

Football Manager Classic 2014: review

May 13, 2014

Format: PC, Mac, PS Vita (version reviewed), iOS, Android Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sega Developer: Sports Interactive Players: 1 Site: http://www.footballmanager.com/lang/en_GB Football Manager Classic 2014 is the first in the series to appear on the Vita, after Sports Interactive had great success on the Vita’s predecessor, the PSP. This latest...

Like laughing, podcasts & videogame music? Then Whales are Whales is for you!

Like laughing, podcasts & videogame music? Then Whales are Whales is for you!

May 12, 2014

As any respectable scientist can tell you, the internet is stitched together with podcasts. It requires a lot of stitches and heck, even us at Critical Gamer do our part to help prevent the information superhighway unravelling like a Scooby Doo mummy. Okay, so our episodes are released with Half-Life regularity (just one this year so far) but hey –...

New Watch_Dogs trailer showcases characters & possibly the best line of dialogue in the game

New Watch_Dogs trailer showcases characters & possibly the best line of dialogue in the game

May 9, 2014

In an effort to deflect attention from that silly underscore (perhaps), Ubisoft has released yet another trailer for Watch_Dogs. Described as a ‘Character Trailer’ it does indeed feature several characters, but it also features lots of Stuff Blowing Up and cheesy lines. Well, there is one line we absolutely love. It looks like Jordi might be a sort...

Sniper Elite III trailer shows bullets, brains, and ballistics

Sniper Elite III trailer shows bullets, brains, and ballistics

May 8, 2014

  Did you play multiformat snipefest Sniper Elite V2? If not, you really ought to see about fixing that. Yes, it was set during the second world war at a time when the industry had already seen about 300 games too many taking place during the period. The surprising thing is, however, once you start playing you really don’t care. Very few games offer...

Echoes of Eridu: preview

Echoes of Eridu: preview

May 7, 2014

  There’s been a gaping android-sized hole in the videogame market for a long while now, one that gets larger with each passing year of Capcom’s reluctance to please a very vocal group of consumers. We call it the “Mega Man Hole.” Joining Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 in its effort to fill this chasm through crowd-funding is Battery...

Child of Light: review

Child of Light: review

May 6, 2014

Format: PC (version reviewed),Wii U, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One,  Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Players: 1 Site: childoflight.ubi.com There are things that just seem far too disparate to mingle well: peanut butter and jam, rap and rock, sci-fi and fantasy, etc. Whether the disconnect is a matter of taste or...

WildStar: beta preview

WildStar: beta preview

May 5, 2014

The MMORPG market is one that seems impenetrable, World of Warcraft sitting atop an endless pile of gold while most other entries quickly ditch their subscription model. We recently caught a glimpse of the latest contender, Carbine Studios’ WildStar, in a beta that shows two very disparate directions: One headed to contend for this shining throne, the...