It’s sometimes hard to write a review for a game that so closely resembles another without constantly referring to the obvious. It’s obvious however that Urban Trial Freestyle is trying very hard to be the Playstation version of the very popular XBLA title Trials, (even mockingly using “Trail” in its name) and there’s no denying it. So for Urban Trial Freestyle to be hit it needs to do one of two things: either do something unique or be as good as or better than Trials. Read on to find out if Tate Interactive manages to pull it off, or send this Playstation exclusive crashing awkwardly into a wall. Continue reading →
After the announcement of the PS4 on 20 February I’ve been seen a lot of talk about backward compatibility. The ability to play Playstation 3 games on the new Playstation 4 seems to be a big deal and I just can’t see why.
I understand the logic, we’ve all invested thousands in PS3 games over the last couple of years and we’d like to know our collection still means something but you have to ask yourself – “Will I still be interested in these old games while there are a bunch of sparkly new PS4 games.
When Borderlands first released we were all a bit sceptical about the ideas being put forward, the promises made and the choice of artistic direction. Well as we now know Borderlands turned out to be one of our favourite games this gen, delivering or exceeding all of the promises made and certainly blowing our expectations out of the water.
Angry Birds is a franchise that needs no introduction. The bird-catapulting physics puzzle game skyrocketed to success soon after its release and its characters became a craze among kids and adults, spawning everything from toys to pencil boxes. How was developer Rovio going to live up to the success of it’s Angry Birds games with something fresh, something new, while still being instantly recognizable? Well, by creating Bad Piggies of course.
There are many reasons console gaming has become so popular over the last ten or so years. Least of which isn’t that the three console giants spending billions of dollars on marketing, exclusivity deals and movie and TV-show tie-ins. Factor in the success of motion and touch gaming with the Wii, Kinect and iDevices and it’s easy to understand why people turn to their living room for their gaming fix.
May Payne made its debut in July 2001 and was only available for Windows. It has come a long way since then, with two game sequels and a movie. We take a look at where it all began and at some the ingredients that made the game such a huge success.
The word game genre has exploded over the last few years, mostly thanks to the quick on-the-go gaming that mobile platforms have created. Today we review the latest game in the genre called Words in 30 Seconds.
Now that we know the release date for Arkane Studios upcoming, adventure game – Dishonored (9 October), we thought we’d dig up a few interesting facts about the title to get you all as excited about it as we are.
Bike Baron is not an original concept, at first glance it looks just like Joe Danger and anyone should be forgiven for making that mistake. In this case originality is not necessarily what we may be after because Mountain Sheep have taken a successful game mechanic and polished the to the hilt resulting in a game that is great fun to play.