Worms: Crazy Golf Review

Developer: Team 17 Publisher: Team 17 Platform: PC (reviewed), PSN, iPhone/iPad Genre: Sports/Strategy Release Date: October 19   Overview At first glance, Worms: Crazy Golf is an odd concept. At second glance, it makes sense: the mechanics of traditional 2D Worms gameplay actually line up quite well with the mechanics of golf. At third glance, it gets weird again. There’s no denying th...

FIFA 12 Review

Publisher: EA Sports Developer: EA Sports Consoles: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, PC, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, PS2 Release: 29 September 2011 Price: Fishpond Australia ($88.55), Amazon US ($57.98), Amazon UK (£39.90) When I first took my hand at FIFA 12 during EA’s FIFA tournament night, I won’t deny that I was excited. “This is as close to football as it gets these days,” I told one of my fri...

Dragon Age 2: Mark of the Assassin DLC – Xbox 360 review

Name: Dragon Age 2 DLC: Mark of the Assassin Developer: Bioware Publisher: EA Genre: RPG Platform: Xbox (reviewed), PS3, PC Release: October 11, 2011 Price: $9.99 or 800 Bioware/Microsoft Points – BUY HERE Overview Just when I started itching for a Dragon Age 2 replay, Bioware decided to throw me a bone and make me feel like I wasn’t wasting my time by releasing the Mark of The Assassin DLC. Like ...

Football Manager 2012 Review

Developer: Sports Interactive Publisher: SEGA Platform: PC, Mac (both must be accessed via Steam) Release Date: 21st October 2011 There’s a reason why previous versions of Football Manager have been so successful. After having had my life taken over by FIFA 12 the last few weeks, I came into Football Manager 12 thinking there was no way it could pull me away for long enough; why would I want...

The Blackwell Deception Review

The Blackwell Deception Developer: Wadjet Eye Games Publisher: Wadjet Eye Games Platform: PC Release Date: 12 October,  2011 Price: $14.99 (buy here) Overview: The Blackwell Deception is the fourth in the series of point and click Blackwell games, following on from Legacy, Unbound and Convergence. I admit to never having played the previous titles but have played and enjoyed Gemini Rue, a sci fi n...

A Game of Thrones : Genesis Review

A Game of Thrones: Genesis Developer: Cyanide Studios Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform: PC Price: $29.96 (buy here) Release Date: September 29 2011 Overview: Game of Thrones : Genesis has to contend with two things: 1. The popularity and complexity of the source material The universe of a Song of Ice and Fire is a long, highly complex fantasy series. Fans of the novels have invested a lo...

Worms: Ultimate Mayhem Review

Developer: Team 17 Publisher: Team 17 Genre: Strategy Platform: PC (reviewed), XBLA, PSN Release: 29 September 2011 Price: $US15 (PC), 1200MS Points (XBLA), $TBA (PSN)   Overview The transition to 3D with the PS1 and N64 showed us new ways to play, but killed off some of the old ways in the process. The Worms series, to name just one, had some trouble with the transition, but the resilient li...

Trackmania 2 Canyon Review

Trackmania 2 Canyon Developer: Nadeo Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC Price: $24.99 US (buy here) Overview: Somehow Trackmania has managed to hide from me. With the first game released in 2003 and a player base of over 9 million it is the most popular online racing game for PC. Yet somehow, the first thing I ever knew of it was through writing up a random little news article about Trackmania 2 Cany...

F1 2011 Review

Developer: Codemasters Birmingham Publisher: Codemasters Platform: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, PC Release Date: Out now! Going into F1 2011 I have to say I felt a bit uneasy. I played through the 2010 version a bit and loosely follow Formula One, but I’ve never been overly excited by F1 on the whole, but after playing 2011 I’ve come out of the gaming experience with a new found appreciat...

Rock of Ages – Review

Game Name: Rock Of Ages Platform(s): XBLA (reviewed), PSN, PC Publisher(s): ATLUS Developer(s): Ace Team  Genre(s): Action / Strategy Release Date: 31st August (XBLA, PSN) , September 7th PC Price: $800 MS Points BUY NOW! Rock of Ages is Ace Team’s second game, and was released for Xbox 360 and Windows PC on August 31st, 2011. In it, you control a rock. You roll it down a hill. But this game combi...

Driver: San Francisco Review

Driver: San Francisco Developer: Ubisoft Revelations Publisher: Ubisoft Platforms: Playstation 3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac OS Availability: Out Now Price: AU$108.00/US$59.99 (Available Here) The Driver series has been around for quite some time, back in 1999 for the original Playstation. Since then, there have been three releases in the main series and a few spinoffs. Driver: San Francisc...

The Asskickers Review

The Asskickers Platform: PC (reviewed), Mac Publisher:  AGO Games Developer: AGO Games Release Date: 30 June 2011 Price: $4.99 Overview: The Asskickers is the first title to come from indie developer AGO games, and is meant to ape the styles of classic beat ‘em ups like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. There are three modes on offer; a six levelled story, survival and time attack. Both the story...

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