Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a surprisingly great game, and if you're looking for a cheap PS4 deal or Xbox One deal ahead of Black Friday, GAME are delivering the goods with a sub-£25 price for both versions.
It's great to see Monolith back on form after so many years in the doldrums, and it's even better to see a genuinely fantastic Lord Of The Rings game that genuinely expands on the universe. This stealthy stabby brutal bloodsoaked experience shines thanks to the quality of its systems and its unique Nemesis mechanic that creates unique bosses to hunt and take down depending on your performance. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!
It's great to see Monolith back on form after so many years in the doldrums, and it's even better to see a genuinely fantastic Lord Of The Rings game that genuinely expands on the universe. This stealthy stabby brutal bloodsoaked experience shines thanks to the quality of its systems and its unique Nemesis mechanic that creates unique bosses to hunt and take down depending on your performance.
If that description just gave you deja vu, it's because SimplyGames have yet again cut the price of the Xbox One version, this time down to under thirty quid. Thanks to amandamoo123 @ HUKD!
Shadow Of Mordor is a genuinely great game with excellent combat and an innovative nemesis system, and a true narrative bridge too. It's great to see Monolith back on form after a few miserable years, but it's even better to see Bundle Stars' astonishingly affordable £19.99 price point so soon after launch. PC gaming, as always, has its benefits. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Guardians Of Middle Earth, the Lord Of The Rings MOBA developed by Monolith, has finally been confirmed for a PC release after spending several months on PS3 and Xbox 360. Better yet, if you already own it, you'll can nab a free code for the base edition.Click here to read more...
Aliens: Colonial Marines has finally stumbled out of its torturous development cycle, and without putting too fine a point on it, we're in for some chop. SEGA sadly didn't give us an advance review copy this time around, though considering the savage critical beating it's currently receiving from our peers, I use the word "sadly" in the most general and academic way possible. Aliens fans seem to have received short shrift yet again, this generation providing us with little of merit save a surprisingly decent DS platformer.
It's genuinely depressing, doubly so because we know that the rich Aliens universe can make for truly exceptional videogames. It's high time that we cast our Blast From The Past spotlight on one of the very best.
Back in 2001, Monolith were at the height of their powers. Atmospheric shooters were their bread and butter, long before they abandoned the likes of FEAR and Condemned for forgettable downloadable frippery, and they set their considerable skills to good use on a truly superior game. Bringing in lore and inspiration from the Aliens films, comics and even the Predator mythology, Monolith created a title that brought fear and empowerment in equal measure; three games in one that each offered unique gameplay experiences and a respectful take on a sprawling, engaging storyline.
Better yet, the second level started within a hapless human's ribcage... whereupon we fangloriously chomped our way out of his living body as a newborn Chestburster. Oh my. I'm talking, of course, about Aliens vs Predator 2.Click here to read more...
F.E.A.R. 2 wasn't a particularly great horror game by any stretch of the imagination, but I really rate it as a shooter. The weapons are fantastic (and pack a real punch), the mech sections are absolutely brilliant and the atmosphere is consistently tense. It's definitely a more attractive proposition than its sequel, but don't go in expecting to be scared. Go in expecting to kick ass with a massive awesome robot suit. The Reborn DLC delivers a superb extra wealth of content, which actively delivers more epic gunfights and mech battles, and is included in the price.
If you ever wondered what Lord Of The Rings would be like as a MOBA, Guardians Of Middle Earth is set to answer your incredibly esoteric and bizarre question. You weirdo. Anyway, the latest in a series of training videos illustrates how loadouts will work: i.e. how the items you equip will drastically improve your character's combat potential.
Guardians Of Middle Earth is out on December 5th on PSN, with the XBLA version following before year's end. Retail editions will also be available.Click here to read more...
Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the scariest games ever made. As a forensic investigator framed for a chilling crime, you'll need to solve a series of brutal murders while fighting crazed assailants with anything you can find lying around. The fear of the unknown makes the experience infinitely more terrifying. Prepare to soil yourself for a budget price - and prepare yourself for a masterclass in Western horror. it's a shame that Monolith lost the plot with the sequel.
Gotham City Impostors, the tenuously Batman-themed multiplayer FPS from Monolith, is now available in free-to-play form over on Steam. As you'd expect, a multitude of freemium unlocks and microtransactions are available - from weapon packs to cards and costumes - though the full game looks to be playable in its entirety.
The glacial pace of Gotham City Impostors' unlocks, coupled with an aggressive attempt to monetize the paying player base, proved to be divisive when it released across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC earlier this year.
Legolas and the Witch-King of Angmar are the latest characters to star in Guardians Of Middle Earth's profile trailer series.
As you'd rightly expect, the legendary elven archer can pick and choose his targets with consummate ease, while the terrifying Witch King gets involved with an enormous spiked flail. Both characters should provide very different play styles in Monolith's Lord Of The Rings-themed MOBA, which is set to release before the end of the year.Click here to read more...
Gosh, and we thought that Gotham City Impostors couldn't get any cheaper after that £3.00 Gamefly deal. While Monolith's shooter is fantastic fun (and a steal at this price, do it), it's also fairly derivative and light on meaningful content - and unlocks said content in an incredibly cynical manner. Still, at least subsequent patches have fixed the horrendous PC netcode and matchmaking, as well as adding some much-needed extra stuff.
Gotham City Impostors is currently £3.00 over at Gamefly, which will save you a fair few quid on this frantic multiplayer FPS. While Monolith's shooter is fantastic fun (and a steal at this price, do it), it's also fairly derivative and light on meaningful content - and unlocks said content in an incredibly cynical manner. Still, at least subsequent patches have fixed the horrendous PC netcode and matchmaking, as well as adding some much-needed extra stuff.
Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the scariest games ever made. As a forensic investigator framed for a chilling crime, you'll need to solve a series of brutal murders while fighting crazed assailants with anything you can find lying around. The fear of the unknown makes the experience twice as frightening, as there's nothing more horrifying than not knowing whether the game's events are real or all in your head. Prepare to soil yourself for a budget price - and prepare yourself for a masterclass in Western horror. It's a shame that Monolith lost the plot with the sequel.
Get Games' £2.00 deal price has got to be worth a punt... wait. Wasn't there a fire axe here a minute ago? Where has it gone? Oh God.
£5.99 has become the de facto deal price for Gotham City Impostors (it's a 50% saving), and Impulse/Gamestop is the latest site to offer it. However, while Monolith's shooter is fun, it's also fairly derivative and light on meaningful content - and unlocks said content in an incredibly cynical manner. Still, at least subsequent patches have fixed the horrendous PC netcode and matchmaking, as well as adding some much-needed extra stuff.
Internet super-sleuth Superannuation has dug up some potentially interesting details that suggest Monolith, the studio behind F.E.A.R. and Gotham City Impostors, may be working on the videogame tie-in for Peter Jackson's Hobbit movie.Click here to read more...
Gotham City Impostors has received a free DLC update on Xbox 360, which promises to fix the abysmal matchmaking problems that plagued players since launch - as well as adding 'join in progress' functionality. A new map, two new weapons and extra costume content is also included and should help bulk out what was a deceptively poor value proposition.
This DLC will be available on PS3 and PC "in the near future."
I may - possibly - be persuaded to moderate my 6/10 Gotham City Impostors Review if this patch fixes enough problems and adds enough new content.
Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Holy context, Batman! Gotham City Impostors has a fantastic premise. The spellbinding intro cinematic introduces us to two rival Gotham gangs: a crew of vigilante Batman impersonators (who we saw for a few seconds in The Dark Knight) and a deranged mob of Joker-obsessed wannabes who brawl over the streets with homemade costumes and ramshackle weapons. We get to watch the Jokerz stealing handbags and terrorising the populace... only to be challenged by the Batz. We're introduced to the idea of normal people - possibly living next to each other - becoming warring street thugs by night. What a brilliant concept. And what a waste.
See, "Impostor" is the operative word here. Monolith has paid lip service to both the Batman brand and their own exciting concept, just latching to the license and hoping for the best. There are no crimes to commit. No grateful civilians to save. No modes, no maps, nothing except the logo that make the most of the rich setting and license. Instead, Gotham City Impostors is just a 6v6 multiplayer shooter with three gametypes, an initially-limited clutch of weapons and a small number of levels.
And that's fine, bizarrely. Monolith make good shooters and Gotham City Impostors packs just enough clout and personality to work. Unfortunately, it's also pretending to be something else. A freemium game... disguised as a £12 purchase.Click here to read more...
Gotham City Impostors is out on all platforms as of this week and PC World downloads is the cheapest place to get it. The PCGAMER20 voucher code brings Monolith's 6v6 shooter down to £9.19, saving you a good £2.80 on RRP.
Gotham City Impostors, Monolith's 6v6 Batman-inspired multiplayer shooter, will be releasing on Xbox 360 tomorrow... and its launch has been prefaced by a staggeringly prolific number of DLC packs. The majority of these 105 packs contain clothing and cosmetic character customisation options that range from between 80 to 320 Microsoft Points each.Click here to read more...
Wow, last week's beta must have gone well. Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that downloadable multiplayer FPS Gotham City Impostors will launch next week. Specifically, the PC version will release on February 7th, followed up by the European PSN and XBLA versions on February 8th.
Feel free to check out our hands-on preview for eleventh-hour gameplay details. It's shaping up to be great fun, but will Monolith's shooter pack sticking power in the crowded marketplace?