WipEout Pulse

According to those splendid websites that go around counting all the review scores, WipEout Pure is the second best game on the PSP. Ever. That’s not bad for the seventh game in a clubby racing series that’s definitely had its uppers and downers. Lucky number eight, due out for Christmas, remembers to drink lots of […]

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Endless Ocean

Ellie Gibson – Eurogamer’s only qualified scuba-diving instructor – tells a good joke about divers. “How do you know when you’re sat next to a diving instructor? He’ll tell you.” Scuba diving is a glamorous, macho world. It’s populated by chiselled men, drunk on adrenaline and testosterone and, well, drink, who dive all day then […]

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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

If I’d spent anything like the amount of time with an actual guitar as I have with Guitar Hero, I’d probably be playing to packed-out stadiums by now. I’d be the next Hendrix, only female, right-handed and with slightly less excellent hair. There are people who might consider spending about six hours a week playing […]

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

What comes to mind when you hear the word Olympics? Glory, sportsmanship, torches, medals, drugs, Nazis, Daley Thompson… Well, now we can add to that hedgehogs racing dragons, Princess Peach holding a gun and sore breasts. That’s because we’ve been playing Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Much has already been written, not least […]

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Unreal Tournament III

The marketing motto for Unreal Tournament III seems to have been something like “simplify and improve”, at least if you listen to Epic’s bossmen speak their brains. They’ve told us that they wanted to take the best features from all the previous games and make it faster, tighter and (presumably) more macho. Or maybe that’s […]

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Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

A chilly November evening, and I’m walking home from town. It’s a forty minute journey, most of it steeply uphill. It’s cold, it’s dark, I’m tired and I’m bored. There’s probably another ten or fifteen minutes to go when I grind to a sudden halt, and sigh. There’s no pleasure in this. Why do I […]

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Singstar PS3

Karaoke can turn the bleakest of evenings around. Such as the stag-do we recall which, due to an email-related error, was attended only by the groom, the best man, a homosexual gentleman and a woman. Or that New Year’s Eve party where the host nearly kicked out one guest who refused to observe a two […]

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Silent Hill Origins

Sometimes you have to back to go forward, or at least that seems to be the rationale behind Climax’s somewhat by the numbers take on the Silent Hill franchise. Origins acts as the starting point for the entire series, taking us back to events before the 1999 PlayStation classic and helping to shed a little […]

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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

As much as the Hitman series has grown into one of the most interesting shooters around, IO Interactive is smart enough to know when Agent 47 needs to stroke his bar-coded bald bonce and take a few years off. We’ve been here before, of course. A year after Silent Assassin hit, the Danish developer released […]

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