Author: Dan Howard

NHL 12, Review Sony PS3

NHL 12, Review Sony PS3

Until recently it has been the case that successful sports games are effectively a license to print money. Releasing new editions of a great game on a yearly basis, often with little more than an...

Review posted on 18th October 2011

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NHL 12 Ice Hockey, Review Sony PS3

NHL 12 Ice Hockey, Review Sony PS3

Until recently it has been the case that successful sports games are effectively a license to print money. Releasing new editions of a great game on a yearly basis, often with little more than an...

Review posted on 12th October 2011

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Dark Souls, Preview

Dark Souls, Preview

It is likely that many of us who only own an Xbox 360 missed out playing last year's PS3 exclusive Demon's Souls, a brutally challenging yet critically acclaimed action RPG that sprang to the pole...

Review posted on 8th August 2011

White Knight Chronicles: Origins, Review Sony PSP

White Knight Chronicles: Origins, Review Sony PSP

The PSP is not a console starved for role playing games. Sony's aging handheld has a huge library to choose from, mainly Japanese and mainly of very high quality. White Knight Chronicles: Origins is yet...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

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Infamous 2, Review Sony PS3

Infamous 2, Review Sony PS3

The original Infamous wasn't nearly as popular as it should have been, despite being a great mix of superhero charged 3rd person combat and open-world urban exploration it just didn't capture people's imagination in a...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

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Operation Flashpoint: Red River - Review Xbox 360

Operation Flashpoint: Red River - Review Xbox 360

Look away you weekend warriors, as Flashpoint is back! With a strong emphasis on realism over run and gun, authenticity over auto-aim and sophistication over spray and pray, Operation Flashpoint: Red River takes the now...

Review posted on 17th May 2011

SOCOM: Special Forces, Review Sony PS3

SOCOM: Special Forces, Review Sony PS3

SOCOM, the crack US Navy Seals unit that's been with us since the early days of the Playstation 2, has returned to kick some more third-person behinds in this attempt to rekindle the series' success...

Review posted on 19th April 2011

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, Review Xbox360

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, Review Xbox360

Much like their namesake, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise of golfing sims has been in a bit of a decline in the last few years. Although not accused of having extra-marital relations, they have...

Review posted on 11th April 2011

Motorstorm Apocalypse, Review Sony PS3

Motorstorm Apocalypse, Review Sony PS3

Motorstorm, the byword for no holds barred, adrenaline filled, off-road racing, has been a PlayStation favourite since it powerslid onto the PS3 as one of the console's launch titles. Although lacking a multiplayer, its combination...

Review posted on 23rd March 2011

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Fight Night Champion, Review PS3

Fight Night Champion, Review PS3

The heavyweight champion of boxing games returns for its fifth round on the PS3, with an all new champion mode and plenty of tweaks and improvements to the usual bevy of features. Fight Night Champion...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

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LittleBigPlanet 2, Review Sony PS3

LittleBigPlanet 2, Review Sony PS3

As one of the most innovative and stylish games to have ever been released on the PlayStation 3, Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet captured the hearts and creative minds of thousands of gamers. Set in a colourful...

Review posted on 9th February 2011

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The Sly Trilogy, Review Sony PS3

The Sly Trilogy, Review Sony PS3

When asked to name 3D platform games most people would name Mario. Then possibly Ratchet and Clank or Jak and Daxter, maybe a few might even mention Crash Bandicoot. A name that probably won't get...

Review posted on 21st December 2010

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Gran Turismo 5, Review Sony PS3

Gran Turismo 5, Review Sony PS3

Gran Turismo has long been the racing game of choice of petrol heads and car geeks the world over since its appearance on the PlayStation in the late 90s. Unlike other racing games that may...

Review posted on 21st December 2010

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Saw 2 Flesh and Blood, Xbox 360

Saw 2 Flesh and Blood, Xbox 360

Anybody who has seen one of the numerous Saw films will know what to expect from a Saw computer game. The relentlessly popular franchise has carved its own niche in the horror film market with...

Review posted on 13th December 2010

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010, Review PS3

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010, Review PS3

I was never into wrestling as a child. Even in the golden era of Hulk Hogans and Hitman Harts I found all the costumes and soap opera spats slightly farcical and vaguely embarrassing. Plenty of...

Review posted on 23rd November 2010

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Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Review Sony PS3

Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Review Sony PS3

Bringing a collection of arcade favourites and an all new FPS mode together on one disc, Time Crisis: Razing Storm attempts to capture all the joy and excitement of the undisputed "king of arcade on-rails...

Review posted on 18th November 2010

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Singstar + Dance and Singstar + Guitar, Review Sony PS3

Singstar + Dance and Singstar + Guitar, Review Sony PS3

Since it arrived on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, the Singstar franchise has been the undisputable daddy of the karaoke game, impressively racking up over 80 different versions so far. Spawning countless imitators and pretenders...

Review posted on 18th November 2010

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Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, Review Nintendo Wii

Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, Review Nintendo Wii

Now in its 6th iteration what can Activision do to keep their genre leading title fresh and at the top of the guitar-sim pops? They can throw a whole load of new features and a...

Review posted on 8th November 2010

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Enslaved Odyssey to the West, Review Xbox 360

Enslaved Odyssey to the West, Review Xbox 360

Enslaved is a brand new, third person action adventure set on Earth 200 years after an unnamed disaster destroyed civilization and left mankind as separate tribes fighting to survive against the threat of evil mechanoid...

Review posted on 8th November 2010

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Review Xbox 360

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Review Xbox 360

Boasting input from Hideo Kojima (of Metal Gear fame), an epic production budget and an all-star cast to boot, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is by far the best looking and slickest game so far in...

Review posted on 13th October 2010

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Review Sony PS3

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Review Sony PS3

PES or FIFA, FIFA or PES? It's the ongoing battle of the footie sim heavyweights, and after the release of the best FIFA yet can Konami's kicker still compete? Long ago there was no contest,...

Review posted on 13th October 2010

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Ninety-Nine Nights 2, Review Xbox 360

Ninety-Nine Nights 2, Review Xbox 360

A follow up to 2006's rather disappointing prequel, Ninety-Nine Nights 2 (or N3-2 if you're cool) is built on the same core idea of pitting furiously spinning fantasy warriors against hundreds of enemies at a...

Review posted on 28th September 2010

Demon's Soul, Review Sony PS3

Demon's Soul, Review Sony PS3

Remember when games were tough? When you'd spend hours trying to master the split second timing to complete a jump on Manic Miner or days building up your skills and knowledge of a dizzy egg...

Review posted on 23rd August 2010

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Clash of the Titans, Review Sony PS3

Clash of the Titans, Review Sony PS3

By the beard of Zeus! Perseus is on the PS3! A movie tie-in of epic proportions, Clash of the Titans mines the ever reliable depths of Greek mythology to bring a cornucopia of classical creatures...

Review posted on 23rd August 2010

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Modnation Racers, Review Sony PSP

Modnation Racers, Review Sony PSP

The portable version of Sony's pretender to Mario's crown, Modnation Racers PSP is a bold attempt to topple everyone's favourite plumber from his undisputed position as king of the kart racing games. Nobody has even...

Review posted on 27th May 2010

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Eye of Judgement: Legends, Review Sony PSP

Eye of Judgement: Legends, Review Sony PSP

Being unfamiliar with the Eye of Judgement franchise and judging it entirely from the name, I had no idea whether it was a puzzle game, an adventure game or an RPG. It turns out that...

Review posted on 23rd April 2010

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SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 review Sony PSP

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 review Sony PSP

Oh no! Some evil Russian dudes have got a WMD or a Nuke or something and are threatening the world for non-specific reasons. Time to unleash the muscle-bound, clich‚-spouting all American hard-asses of Fireteam Bravo...

Review posted on 8th April 2010

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Van Halen Guitar Hero, Review Sony PS3

Van Halen Guitar Hero, Review Sony PS3

The undeniable success of Beatles Rock Band and Metallica Guitar Hero has shown that rhythm action games that celebrate the works of one band can be fun, entertaining and profitable. I mean, who wouldn't want...

Review posted on 26th March 2010

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat, Review PC

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat, Review PC

Following on from the mysterious events of the previous two games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat sees a return to the radiated and hostile wastelands surrounding Chernobyl. This time you play part of an undercover Ukrainian...

Review posted on 3rd March 2010

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Lego Rock Band, Review Sony PS3

Lego Rock Band, Review Sony PS3

Read Daniel Howard's Review of Lego Rock Band. Reviewed on Sony PS3.I've never understood the recent trend for 'legoifying' popular franchises. We've had Star Wars Lego games, Indiana Jones Lego game and soon Harry...

Review posted on 15th December 2009

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