Kid Icarus Uprising is a triumphant and emphatic return to form for Nintendo. It contains more innovation, more personality and more unabashed fun than we've seen over the last two years from the beloved company; creating a unique, gorgeous, unfailingly competent and staggeringly replayable portable epic.
Uncomfortable controls stop Uprising from securing perfect marks, but be in no doubt, this absolutely has to become part of your collection. - Kid Icarus Uprising Review | Soaring Return To Form
We really do have to take our hats of to Shopto,net for this month's Pay Day Sale. We have seen some great offerings from them including Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) for only £29.86, XCOM Enemy Unknown (PS3) at £2.86 and Scribblenauts Unlimited on the Nintendo 3Ds at £5.86. They've really given us no excuse not to experience cheap gaming this summer.
Who actually doesn't remember Wonder Boy the popular 1980s Sega Master System & Game Gear platformer? (feel old? Yeah me too). Meet Monster Boy, the successor to our childhood gaming happiness.
Don't dwell too much on the name in the above title artwork, FDG Entertainment have thankfully seen the light and dropped that boozy subtitle from the game and added a much improved - and the Cursed Kingdom.
Unfortunately there isn't really much to go on at the moment for this upcoming, much anticipated release for next year. We do know thanks to information on the FDG Entertainment YouTube channel that Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is set for release on PC, Playstation 4 and more.Click here to read more...
Alien: Isolation is pant wettingly (is that even a word?) awesome, it really is. Off the back of the mixed received Alien: Colonial Marines, Creative Assembly have really hit the immersive feel of what soiling your pants on the Nostromo really must have felt like.
It really is a brilliant game and most definitely one of my best played titles this year. If you have the option to do so, I highly recommend you close the curtains and crank that volume up.
OK, Please let us apologise upfront. It's not Friday today and for that we sincerely apologise for our lateness. Still, 12 Steam games from only 67p? Everybody is a winner.
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Scribblenauts is such a fun title and an absolute bargain at only £5.86. It's the perfect opportunity to pick this title up as a part of the Shopto.net Pay Day Sale given the period of school holidays we are in.
You will find a massive amount of content in this offering from the Scribblenauts series. Fully allowing the gamer in us to explore that creative side.
There really is nothing worse than that Playstation Vita losing its charge whilst your in the middle of some portable action. I should know, it's happened to me only a fair few times. Fear not though dedicated Vita owners. You can now pickup a portable Playstation Vita Charger for only £7.99 delivered.
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Fans of action platformers may want to give this a look if they missed it on the PS2. The graphics have held up well and there’s a stern challenge on offer, although the awkward claw-stance required on the controller during combat may be a hard sell. Very reasonably priced at £3.99 though. - Legend of Kay Review | This Kitty Has Claws (February 2014)
The Legend of Kay was originally released on the Playstation 2 back in March of 2005 before finding its way to the Nintendo DS in 2010. It's the cheapest we have seen The Legend of Kay Anniversary on the Nintendo Wii U both pre and post release. It's not the greatest game we have played, but at only £13.68 its fun factor will hold its own weight.
£29.86 for Batman: Arkham Knight is insane and quite possibly the cheapest we have seen yet.
Rocksteady and Batman is a combination we'll sorely miss. Their trilogy ends on a high though, with a refinement of their excellent Freeflow combat and Predator modes. The Batmobile is a somewhat mixed experience, but its heart is in the right place. Our much-awaited tour of the city of Gotham was a gorgeous sight to behold and an unforgettable goodbye. - Batman: Arkham Knight Review | A Knight to Remember
Project CARS is beautiful, hard but beautiful. I played it recently and thinking I possess certain skills in racing games, Project CARS caused me serious concern with its ability to have me seriously calculating every move carefully. It really is a true driving simulator.
A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait. - Project CARS Review | Sunshine After The Rain
When you talk about Enemy Unknown at the £3 mark you are usually referring to a deal on a cheap Steam key you have found for the popular title. You don't expect to see a Playstation 3 version delivered for that price.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a sensational game and a truly exquisite reboot. Fans will fall in love with the series all over again, while the classic turn-based formula has been blown wide open for new players to consume and enjoy. You'll have the freedom to make many terrible choices over the course of countless non-linear campaigns, but make the right decision from the start by buying this outstanding return to form. - XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review | The Right Decision
While much of the campaign isn’t set in the future, the action is still frantically paced fun and the story is probably the best seen in a Call of Duty game yet. Zombies mode is currently broken. But what I have been able to play wasn’t particularly impressive, with a lack of interesting stages failing to spark a real desire in me for Treyarch to fix it anytime soon. Multiplayer is reliably excellent fun though. The simple -yet brilliant- revolution of giving players total freedom to tailor their loadout makes Black Ops II a joy to play. Not many new modes to speak of, but existing party favourites, deathmatch options and shiny futuristic boomsticks will make this your new favourite online FPS. - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review | Looking to the Future
LEGO Batman 3's irrepressible love for the universe and amazing attention to detail make for an essential DC experience, but the gameplay feels like a step sideways and even backwards for the LEGO series.
This was the first time I stopped playing a holiday season LEGO game because I'd had enough, not because I'd collected everything. LEGO Batman 3 will do for now, but it's clear that TT Games needs to start thinking seriously about where to go next. - LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review | Holy Stagnation, Batman!
It's Batman crossed with LEGO in his 3rd appearance for the franchise. You build blocks, you attack bad guys and you can do it on the move. What's not to like?
While admittedly good-looking, there's not much here for anyone that played the game five years ago. For newcomers, especially those without a PS3, Kratos's bloodthirsty pursuit of vengeance is a titan of the action genre. You may want to wait until the price is right though. - God of War III: Remastered Review - Excellent/Pointless
This is a fantastic price for a game only 2 weeks old. Granted it's just another one of those remasters, but it's a God of War III remaster. Whats not to like?
I haven't played an NBA title since way back when I played Jordan Vs Bird and NBA Jam on the Sega Mega Drive back in the 90s. He's on fire!
For all of its charm and personality on-court improvements, NBA 2K14 hides a fair amount of dust under the hood. It's an outstanding package, certainly, and oozes style and substance, but the modes that have been begging for improvement for the last couple of years are still left relatively untouched, and series veterans might come away a little disappointed in spite of the on-court improvements. - NBA 2K14 Review | Still On The Path To Greatness
Physical comfort is an important part of gaming. Let's face it, sometimes a game just pulls you in for hours. Chances are, many of you want to lose yourself for a day in the likes of The Witcher III or Batman: Arkham Knight. Is your sofa/bed the most comfortable place still for lengthy sessions? With Fallout 4 thundering towards us, you're going to want to find the right seat.
Let me present the i-eX Bean Bag Gaming Chair. This faux-leather beast is much more gamer-friendly than your usual bean-bags (that attempt to swallow you whole) thanks to the addition of back support. There isn't a rigid component, it's more of a change to the shape of the bag that provides something similar to a racing car's bucket seat (but with the comfort of a bean bag).
The bag itself is roughly three quarters full of polystyrene 'beans' and they're poured into a separate internal zipped layer with another zip hidden underneath the seat, so you're not accidentally going to spill the beans any time soon.
As far as classic RTS titles go, you won't find better than the Command & Conquer franchise. Originally developed by Westwood Studios, Command and Conquer was taken over by Electronic Arts in 1998 before they eventually went on to close down the studio in 2003.
I personally spent a lot of time back in the late nineties and early 2000 playing both this and Age of Empires 2 (oh, and America, does anybody remember that?).
According to redalert.com Command and Conquer is a fully free to play title. If you don't already own it, you really should.
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How cool is the white PS4? It's cool as ice, but this price is hotter than hell for Sony's stylish glacier white PS4 console as you can now pick it up for just £266.94. With 5x Super Points at the moment, you're getting £14.45 back in points.
If they go out of stock, there's another tasty offer below for just £269.99.
This white PS4 is a 500GB model and comes with all the usual cables, a basic earbud headset and a white controller.
£16.99 is hard to resist for Traveller's Tales' latest Batman title.
The DC license may lack the star quality of its Marvel rival, but the refined elements of Lego Batman 3 ensure this is an improved sequel, despite the removal of an open world to explore. As ever though, this is best enjoyed in co-op if your sanity can take a bit of taunting from the camera. As you'd expect there's about 30 hours of collectible stuffed gameplay on offer.
After years of rumours, the classic property tycoon title Constructor is getting a HD remake by its creators at 3Systems. Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, we even have an official release date of January 29, 2016. It is being labeled as a "reimagining" of the original PC game released in 1997, where players are charged with building up a property empire of business and rented housing, while hiring degenerates to harass and drive their rivals out of business.
"Constructor is a game I took great joy in creating, and having the chance to delve into its universe once again has been incredible," said development head John Twiddy in a press release issued today. "A whole generation adored the original. I, along with the original collaborators, am delighted to be showcasing Constructor’s unique charm to a whole new audience."
I'll admit that I wasn't very good at Constructor back in the day, but I did enjoy its unique personality in-between all the hippies coming along and ruining my properties. We suspect we'll learn more about Constructor HD next week when Gamescom is in full swing.
My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.Click here to read more...