Happy New Year readers! Here's to another year of gaming goodness. The lingering hangovers are slowly leaving our systems now, but the aching heads haven't stopped us from bringing you lots of features and reviews.
We finally get our hands on Broken Sword 5 - Part 1 after a long wait and it seems a kickstarted game was worth the effort for once! We're running out of things to play on our Xbox One, but Halo: Spartan Assault was mildly entertaining while it lasted. Risk of Rain isn't just wait the news has been saying all through Christmas, it's an addictive little indie game that Jon's been glued to for days now. In a move that's unusual for Nintendo, they've re-released some old games for you in the form of NES: Remix. Some things never change.
In our features section, Matt has a few new playthrough videos for Secrets of Raetikon and WildStar as Carl's finally convinced him to get back into MMOs. Anyone know where we can buy an intervention kit, just in case? Our awards season finally comes to close as we review the year, celebrate the Top Ten Games No-One Bought and choose the Best Game of 2013. Naturally, we opened up a vote for you guys too. Finally we look forward to 2014 by picking the games we're most looking forwards to in the next 12 months.
- NES Remix Review | Old Dogs, New Tricks?: More classics or more barrel scraping?
- Halo: Spartan Assault Xbox One Review | Twinstick Combat Evolved: Not exactly what you bought a new console for.
- Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Part 1 Review | Last Tango In Paris: Incomplete, but showing potential.
- Risk Of Rain Review | Greed & Speed: Collect all the things!
- Games at Christmas – How Do You Play Yours?: In speedos.
- Game of the Year Awards 2013 | The Best Game of 2013: Which Ubisoft game takes the prize?
- Readers' Choice: Vote For Your Best Game Of 2013: Have your say.
- The Underdogs of 2013 | Top Ten Games No-One Bought: Shame on you all. Go buy these.
- 2013: The Year In Review | Stuffed With Drama: A hard year for some big names like THQ and Blockbuster.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Anticipated Games of 2014: No Infamous?
- Matt Plays... Secrets of Raetikon | Episode 1 - CPR DIVE!: Pretty pigeon sim?
- WildStar: The Noob | Episode 1 - Guns and Grog: A healthy cocktail if ever there was one.
- Matt Plays... Secrets of Raetikon | Episode 2 - The Lynx Effect: It attracts birds you see.
- WildStar: The Noob | Episode 2 - We're Under Attack!: Has Matt been pulled in by the MMO?