Archive for the ‘Xbox 360’ Category

LA Noire – Xbox 360 review

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The year is 1947, the rising mood of optimism in post-WW2 America and the glitz and glamour of Hollywood can barely conceal the dark, criminal underworld gnawing at the moral fabric of society. Cole Phelps, a decorated ex-US Marine, is trying to make a name for himself among the crime-fighters of the LAPD, looking to […]

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

I still have fond memories of the classic Operation Flashpoint on the PC, it was a clunky and ugly would-be war simulator, rife with glitches, but it’s not-so-trivial offering of playable military hardware, and vast unrestricted maps made it extremely satisfying to play. What constitutes a Flashpoint game has changed quite considerably since. The vast […]

Dead Space 2 review [Xbox 360]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Review by John Cranston Three years have passed since the terrifying events aboard USG Ishimura and the colony Aegis 7, and despite his apparent success in singularly saving humanity from the necromorph outbreak, Isaac Clarke is now imprisoned in a mental institution. When another outbreak occurs, Isaac finds himself once more facing nightmarish odds of […]

Dance Paradise Kinect Review

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I don’t know why I’m committing my opinion of this game to the wider world, it would seem obvious to all that I’m rife with bias and contempt for pop-orientated dancing games. And, to some extent, all would be absolutely correct. I don’t dislike pop entirely as a category, but simply maintain that most music […]

Our man in… Eurogamer Expo 2010

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

by Johnus Maximus It hardly seems a year since my last foray into the exciting and glamorous world of games conventions, but once again the annual Eurogamer Expo had returned, for this their third year. This time they abandoned the north/south dual-expo idea and instead went for a larger and longer event in our nations […]

Singularity – Xbox 360 review

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Review by Johnus Maximus During the 1950’s, in a bid to become the dominant global superpower, Russian scientists are forced to embark on pioneering research into newly discovered element “E-99”, the results of which cause a catastrophic rift in space and time. Developed by Raven Software and published by Activision, Singularity is a first-person shooter […]

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – Xbox 360 review

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Review by Johnus Maximus A desperate act by the Prince’s brother unleashes upon the world a demonic army controlled by a powerful djinn. The brothers must reunite two parts of an ancient, legendary seal in order to shut away the evil. Brought to you by Ubisoft Montreal, The Forgotten Sands ignores the 2008 reboot and […]

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset Review

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

It’s very rare that a set of cans, or stonkin’ great headphones, will replace my beloved Roland RH300s for any length of time. But the Siberia V2 has done just that. Admittedly, the Rolands are wearing out somewhat from sheer excessive use, so I welcome another set to step in and hold the flame for […]

Red Dead Redemption – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Review by Johnus Maximus The year is 1911. When an ex-gunslinger’s family are held captive by the American government, he’s forced to get back in the saddle and hunt the gang of outlaws he used to run with, putting his ideals aside in order to get the job done. Developed by Rockstar San Diego and […]

Alan Wake – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Review by Johnus Maximus When the wife of bestselling novelist Alan Wake goes missing in a bizarre incident, he finds himself caught in a nightmare seemingly of his own making, struggling against mysterious forces whilst trying to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance. Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller developed by Remedy Entertainment and […]