I Am Alive Review

The survival horror genre has cannibalised itself over recent years; less concerned with brooding atmospheres and clunky inventories, more so kitsch chills and cinematic pep. I Am Alive bucks that trend with some verve.

Review: The Trouble With Clones

Lost amid the usual furor surrounding downloadable content, it tends to be forgotten that DLC doesn’t actually have to be toss. Developers have demonstrated the ability to not only bolt fleeting mini-campaigns and recycled map-packs to their games, but to positively enhance them as well. Crackdown’s Gettin’ Busy and Keys to the City packs are great examples. …

Yesterday’s News Today

Like the broken clock that strikes right twice a day, you can guarantee that Bioware are going to dominate news feeds with the release of each of their games. Stories about launch day downloadable content, vague finales and tales of gayers have swamped the games media over the past nine days. As was the case …

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review

A teenage Nathan Drake is doing his finest Spiderman impression on top of Columbia, sashaying between shingle roofs and rooftop gardens. Below, the streets murmur, the ebb and flow of life blind to the impetuous minor playing rooftop Russian Roulette above. A Latin-American guitar refrain drifts up between the stucco buildings. The sun bleaches a …

House of the Dead III Review

I’d have done it the other way round, personally, but House of the Dead III arrives on the PS3 following the marvellous House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Director’s Super Whatever Cut. The port of the 2002 arcade lightgun-hit works as Overkill did with the Sharpshooter in hand and it’s every bit as accurate and …

Saints Row: The Third: Gangstas in Space Review

What difference a little music makes. Gangstas in Space chronicles the Saints’ latest foray into the movie industry and leads off with a taxi mission. Co-star Jenny – swathed in ridiculous alien attire – helms the wheel of a military Humvee while you spit furious lead at a glut of invading alien spaceships which then ignite with …

Warp Review

Like Portal, Warp challenges you to look at the world through a new set of eyes; walls are doors and doors are a fast-track ticket to an early grave. Its simple premise never gives way to much complexity, but Zero’s (that’s you) natty little ability to teleport five feet ahead of himself provides ample opportunity for the …