Archive for the ‘Xbox 360’ Category

Magic The Gathering 2014 Xbox 360 Review

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Magic The Gathering 2014 is the successor to the 2013 edition of the game, and seeks to bring the new Ravnica expansion to the playing field complete with new card types and new features. Campaign Mode The Campaign Mode follows a similar format to 2013. You will play encounters, vs matches against other decks and […]

Dead Island: Riptide – Xbox 360 review

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Review by John Cranston Dead Island: Riptide sees the return of four survivors of a zombie apocalypse (and one other guy they found on a boat). Did they make it to safety? Nope. Did they get marooned on the island next door, Jurassic Park 2 style? Yep. Will you like it? Probably not. Developers Techland […]

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

If you’re a PC gamer from the glory days you’ll remember the likes of Aliens vs Predator fondly ( or if you want to go back to the SNES days you’ll remember a laughable but playable side-scrolling beat-em-up ). The games aren’t coloured by your nostalgia, they really were good. Back before Aliens was “resurrected”, […]

Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 review (XBLA)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Review by John Cranston Paul Daniels. David Blaine. Sooty. All experts in the field of magic. But there’s one name that surpasses them – Richard Garfield – the man who invented the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, which has entranced players across the globe since 1990. After porting the game onto current-gen consoles in […]

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review (Xbox 360)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Review by John Cranston This week I learned “techno-thriller”, while sounding like the title of a Lady Gaga song, is in fact a genre of fiction largely populated by the works of Tom Clancy. With the release of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, you’re once more invited into his world of soldiers, spies and souped-up guns […]

Gears of War 3 – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Review by John Cranston The final instalment of the Gears of War trilogy was released by Epic Games in September this year and I’m finally writing about it. It’s testament to its quality that every time I’ve tried to sit down at my desk I have ended up playing it instead. It’s the jewel in […]

Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster Review

Monday, November 28th, 2011

As Christmas draws ever near, the time has come to enthuse about the latest wonderful gadgets you could be getting for yourself, or for your loved ones. One of these wonderful gadgets is the Xbox 360 “Kinect” attachment. If you have kids, and don’t already have a Kinect (or an Xbox 360) then it’s a […]

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Review by John Cranston “In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war” is the strap-line that describes life in the 41st millennium. Humanity, having expanded across the galaxy, faces destruction not only from within, but also against nightmarish and brutal aliens. In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, a third person shooter developed […]

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Review by Johnus Maximus What happens when you’re part of a cabal of rebellious angels who try to defy god’s will and set up shop on Earth, creating a perverse tower of falsely-evolved humans? You get to face one of gods most kickass, dedicated scribes – Enoch – that’s what. El Shaddai: Ascension of the […]

Child of Eden – Xbox 360 review

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Review by John Cranston In the 23rd century humanity moves freely amongst the stars, it’s collective memories now stored in a vast network known as Eden. Scientists attempt to introduce Lumi, an artificial intelligence construct, to this database but inadvertently unleash a virus which attacks the memories held within Eden. It’s your job to dive […]