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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

- PS4

Standing on the borders of the idyllic White Orchard, sun at your back, clouds ambling softly across the pastel sky, the many woes of the Northern Realm may be the furthest thing from your mind. For as the fires of a civil war rage in the distance, and the pious puppet masters scheme and plot in the shadows, White Orchard seems removed from it all, a bastion of lush greenery and placid water...

10.0

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Dying Light

- PS4

It was hard to disagree with many of the criticisms levelled at Dead Island, the game that represents Techland’s last foray into the first person zombie survival genre. A poorly conceived story? Check. One dimensional, impermeable characters? Check. A somewhat subdued atmosphere that offered little in the way of an unnerving sense of dread? Well, maybe this one had more to do with the abundance...

8.0

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The Order: 1886

- PS4

Like a shiny medallion hanging around the neck of an unsightly drifter, The Order’s interpretation of London is one of distinctive duality. This is a city of great industry and progress, yet also one permeated by a lingering sickness that looms large over the simmering dockyards and thatched terraces alike. In the streets, effigies of the Queen are branded and burnt on hastily affixed gallows,...

7.0

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

- PS4

More so than any other Call of Duty before it, Sledgehammer’s Advanced Warfare feels like a definitive new beginning for the series. And with its refreshingly different yet endearingly familiar multiplayer, high-octane story and enjoyable co-op mode, Advanced Warfare succeeds in exemplifying the foundations of the atypical Call of Duty, but also endeavors to raise them that little bit higher....

7.0

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LittleBigPlanet 3

- PS4

Each successive LittleBigPlanet game tends to offer two absolutes; that its vibrant, affectionate and wholly defining charm will be readily reprised, and that its platforming heart will remain as tightly-knit as its quilted coveralls. In LittleBigPlanet 3 however, the game for the first time begins to fray at the seams, the stitching that adorns its every creation gradually becoming unfastened...

6.5

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Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

- PS4

For its initial hours, Dragon Age Inquisition feels decidedly formulaic. You, the Herald of Andraste, the focal point of this next Dragon Age tale, spend your time jutting between lush forest and snow-coated plane, lending a helping hand to luckless townsfolk and steadily familiarising yourself with combat at the expense of the regions resident bandit enclaves. At a steady pace and with a ri...

9.0

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Grand Theft Auto V

- PS4

“Everyone here is insane!” bellows an exasperated Michael as he and Franklin pull into the parking lot of a strip club. Michael is perhaps more attentive to the ‘Los Santos effect’ than anyone. He is an outsider. An adoptive citizen. A foreigner to all things San Andreas who has reluctantly settled down within the sun-baked, acid drenched city in order to see out his remaining days. A mere b...

9.5

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Sniper Elite 3

- PS4

Sniper Elite III is a game all about precision. It’s a game about identifying a specific target from a mass of potential victims caught within the glassy maw of your scope. It’s a game about staggering your shot in between gasps of breath, hoping that your timing is as impeccably accurate as the bullet about to erupt from the barrel of your rifle. And it’s a game of being fittingly rewarded...

8.0

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Destiny

- PS4

Like the glint of gleaming star in the visor of a marauding cosmonaut, Destiny brings with it a light that burns bright and shines proud. But this is a star with a deceptively short half-life, and one that loses its lustre with a languid inevitability. For this is the makeup of Destiny, a game full of promise and potential, but a game flawed down to its very essence. Many of Destiny’s woes s...

6.5

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The Last Of Us Remastered

- PS4

The Last of Us Remastered is a game that weighs the worth of humanity. In a rapidly decaying world that now finds itself at the mercy of the roving undead, it’s those that remain that perhaps pose the greatest threat to our extinction. These are the scavengers, the fanatics and the downright insane; those who would gun down a man in the street just for the chance to rifle through his pockets...

9.5

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Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition

- PS4

Diablo 3 was an easy game to fall in love with. This was a game that expertly melded together simplicity on the surface with depth at its core, as an addictive pursuit of the absolute best gear that the game had to offer intertwined with the meticulousness of fine-tuning your character. And as my lust for loot took me to battlefields both hallowed and hazardous, across sun-glazed deserts, ca...

9.0

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Hotline Miami

- PS Vita

There’s just something about Hotline Miami that’s instantly appealing. Whether it’s the overindulgent graphics that make up the main menu, the calming music that precedes your play time or the minor titbits of exposition that layer each addictive level, Hotline Miami’s introductory minutes are the perfect blend of both simplicity and style. But Hotline Miami doesn’t just have style full-s...

9.0

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Outlast

- PS4

Outlast is another in a vast series of first-person horror games in which its premise revolves around something unforgivably unrealistic. In this case, it’s the delving into a formerly abandoned home for the clinically insane by our protagonist, a pursuit that I can honestly say ranks somewhere in between ‘going downstairs at night’ and ‘rollerblading across the Grand Canyon’ on my personal sca...

6.5

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Killzone: Shadow Fall

- PS4

Killzone: Shadow Fall is a beautiful game. It’s apparent even in the first few seconds of the prologue, as torrential rain hammers against the walls of your high-rise before its ambient lighting is accosted only by the neon orange lens flare of an approaching Hellghast trooper. Everything looks refined. Everything looks pure and untarnished. As the game opens up and the expanses ahead of...

7.0

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Battlefield 4

- PS4

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Battlefield 4 was meant to be the flag bearer for a new generation of console shooters. Everything from its glossy marketing campaign to the circumstance that surrounded the next coming of one of the most popular modern multiplayer shooters insinuated that DICE and EA were on to something big. And in that regard, they succeeded. Battlef...

5.0

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War Thunder

- PS4

From the limited number of combative-flight games that I’ve played, no game has ever truly captured the sheer grandeur that surrounds taking the helm of a winged automaton and dogfighting for dear life. But as you clear the canopy of clouds for the first time and enter the vast aerial expanses of War Thunder, be they snow-capped peaks or rolling fields, you get the sense that this isn’t just...

8.0

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Diablo III

- Xbox 360

When someone familiar with videogames mentions the word ‘blizzard’, chances are the first thing that comes into their head will be the purveyors of PC games who go by the same name, rather than the fearsomely cold weather inclement. Famous for their titles such as the hugely popular StarCraft and World of Warcraft games, Blizzard Entertainment have at long last decided to cut their teeth on...

8.0
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