Reviews

  • Project CARS Review: Project CARS Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - AAA virtual reality (VR). That’s something the community has dreamed about since the day the initial Kickstarter for Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift launched. Nearly three years later with no consumer hardware available that’s still a dream, but if anything Project CARS serves as wonderful reassurance that we…

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    Genre: Racing
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Slightly Mad Studios
    Illustrated by Bandai Namco Ltd.
  • ToyboxTurbos_Header Review: Toybox Turbos Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Codemasters have broken new ground. A full title released for a piece of hardware not yet publicly available, and polished in it’s support despite the limited audience. Technical demos are commonplace for virtual reality (VR) at present, as are Steam Greenlight campaigns and Kickstarters; but a full…

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    Genre: Racing
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Codemasters
    Illustrated by Codemasters
  • qbeh_1_header Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - If QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube gets one thing right, it’s the implementation of its Oculus Rift support. Launch the videogame via Steam and a pop-up with two options appears immediately: ‘Play QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube’ or ‘Launch Oculus Rift Mode’. For fans of virtual reality (VR) right…

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    Genre: Puzzle-Platform
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Liquid Flower
    Illustrated by Digital Tribe
  • InfinityRunner_header2 Review: Infinity Runner Monday, July 14, 2014 - Wales Interactive’s Infinity Runner joins the small collective of videogames that offer support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) long before a consumer version of the device is available. Jumping on the VR bandwagon so early is most certainly a double-edged sword: developers…

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    Genre: Endless Runner
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Wales Interactive
    Illustrated by Wales Interactive
  • crashedlander__header Review: Crashed Lander Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Available to purchase now, Crashed Lander is the definition of an ‘indie’ title. Not necessarily in respect to the way in which it was developed – though this too is a observer of the trends of that same label – but in the fact that it’s a…

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    Genre: Action
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Brain Blinks
    Illustrated by Brain Blinks
  • EtherOne_Header Review: Ether One Thursday, March 27, 2014 - BioShock was a landmark videogame. Though its roots are firmly grounded in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre it opened the door for many more experiences where the player becomes an active participant in the world in areas removed from simply shooting enemies. It laid the groundwork for…

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    Genre: Adventure
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: White Paper Games
    Illustrated by White Paper Games
  • strikesuitzero_1 Review: Strike Suit Zero Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Having launched just over a year ago, Born Ready Games’ Strike Suit Zero has developed a keen audience on Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats. Developed by a small UK studio thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Strike Suit Zero is a space combat videogame designed to…

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    Genre: Space Combat
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Born Ready Games
    Illustrated by Born Ready Games
  • nomoreroominhell_5 Review: No More Room in Hell Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Originally launched back in 2011, No More Room in Hell is a mod developed using the Source engine, based on the hugely popular Half-Life 2. The videogame has frequently been touted as a ‘zombification’ of Gordon Freeman’s second crusade, but following its official release in 2011 it…

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    Genre: First-Person Shooter
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Lever Games
    Illustrated by Lever Games
  • quakeii_logo Review: QUAKE II Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Undeniably the most popular genre in the modern videogames industry, first-person shooters (FPS) titles owe a debt of gratitude to a number of 1990s titles. QUAKE II is one such landmark release; a perfect mix of visceral violence and logical puzzle solving all wrapped-up in a technically…

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    Genre: First-Person Shooter
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: id Software
    Illustrated by id Software
  • slender_thearrival_boxa Review: Slender: The Arrival Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Slender: The Arrival is the speedily produced sequel to the hugely popular Slender: The Eight Pages, having seen release just one year after it’s predecessor. Keen to capitalise on the success of the original the development team at Blue Isle Studios is said to be considering bringing…

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    Genre: Horror
    Platforms: PC | Subjects: Blue Isle Studios
    Illustrated by Blue Isle Studios