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Crimsonland review

Sometimes all you need is a pair of analog sticks, a rack of weapons and enough cannon fodder to sate even the deepest of virtual blood lusts. That’s the mantra Finnish developer 10tons Entertainment was banking on when it released its monster-eviscerating top-down shooter back in 2003 – but does ...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review

Fresh faces In addition to the new storyline, Black Ops 3 also features an all-new protagonist. Your quest sends you on a globetrotting adventure to hunt down a group of rogue cybernetic soldiers and unreal the mystery of the “frozen forest.” The whole thing plays out pretty predictably, but you ...

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WWE 2K16 review

Tap or snap Being pinned now has a new more intuitive minigame (stop the cursor within a circular hotspot area), while submissions uses a radial wheel system. Both Superstars have a coloured block (one red, one blue) around the edge of the wheel – the opponent applying the submission needs ...

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Driveclub Bikes review

The bikes feel just as fast as the cars, which is especially true if you opt for the terrifying helmet cam. Onlookers in the room will probably start making worried noises as they watch you hurtle through narrow lanes in the middle of a thunderstorm (in the dark). The finicky, ...

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Need For Speed review

Auto tune You’re encouraged to spend more time with individual cars in Need for Speed. Delve into a list of tire pressure, torque and other minute mechanical adjustments, or use a convenient slider to place your car on a spectrum between grip and drift. Even the overall slider, a godsend ...

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Halo 5: Guardians – Final review

Halo 5’s slightly obnoxious, Matrix-aping opening cutscene depicts Jameson Locke’s Osiris Squad leaping, tumbling, and vaulting down a snowy mountainside, taking down random, arbitrary designations of the vast army ahead of them in a manner akin to gun-toting luchadores. It’s flashy and dynamic, but ultimately delivers little of meaning, and ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes review

A matchmake in heaven? While most games get better with others, Tri Force Heroes doesn’t really work without them. So it’s curious that when picking stages online, Nintendo eschews the voting and then random final selection of Download Play and asks you to join a lobby per map area. This ...

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Guitar Hero Live review

Compatibility lowdown Unfortunately, and for obvious reasons, old Guitar Hero instruments are not compatible with Guitar Hero Live, and neither are songs you’ve purchased. As for prices, expect to pay $99/£74.99 for the guitar and game pack, and $149.99/£119.99 for the double guitar and game pack. In Rock Band 4, ...

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Life is Strange review

While being able to rewind time theoretically might make your decisions feel less impactful, it actually adds a new level of thoughtfulness to an otherwise familiar choice-based system. The decisions you make are legitimately tough, often with long-term consequences that you can’t see until it’s too late, leaving you anxious ...

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate review

And then there’s the actual city. A sprawling character in itself with unique districts and boroughs, London is beautiful and stretches on forever (well, it’s pretty big as game worlds go) as you take in the sights from a viewpoint or clatter over a bridge on a stolen carriage. Add ...

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