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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil PS3 review – familiarity dims the magic of the cup

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at 04:57pm April 15 2014
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I seem to be starting most of my conversations with these five words lately, but here goes anyway: in a recent Reddit thread, Americans were asked what they like best about Europe. Some said the abundance of historical architecture. Some said the chips. And one said “The electric feeling in the streets of a country whose team is currently playing in the Euro or World Cup.”

Rambo: The Videogame PS3 review – First Blood, then tears, then a snapped disc

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at 12:37pm April 9 2014
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The concept of ‘so bad it’s funny’ is far from new. It can be applied to most of Creed’s music catalogue, Keanu Reeves’ flick The Lake House, and even cult ‘classic’ Ride To Hell: Retribution, which received the hallowed 1/10 in OPM #87. It was with such a hope in mind that I set about reviewing this licensed, brainless blast-’em-up.Having emerged at the end of the ordeal angry, scarred, and more than a little nauseous, I can’t even award it that questionable accolade.

The Walking Dead S2 E2: A House Divided PS3 review – powerful yet passive entry won’t give you gamer’s thumb

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at 03:26pm March 26 2014
The Walking Dead Season Two Episode 2 A House Divided

Right, well I’m all conflicted now. On the one hand, The Walking Dead: A House Divided chugged along from a technical standpoint, fell foul once again of presenting me with pseudo-decisions and gave me less game than ever to interact with. On the other hand, I feasted on it like a macabre bargain bucket.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z PS3 review – You’ll wish there was a harakiri button

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at 02:41pm March 18 2014
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z ps3 review

They say too many cooks spoil the broth, and when the chefs in question already have a reputation for not taking the whole ‘hand washing after toilet trips’ rule too seriously, you can go ahead and pour that soup away. Such is the case with Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, a collaboration between Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited and Keiji Infanue’s Comcept. Only the latter studio’s rep was unsullied before, but they should all be ashamed after this.

Dark Souls 2 PS3 review – Things to do in Drangleic when you’re undead

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at 10:25am March 11 2014
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Like haggis fritters smothered in Marmite, Dark Souls 2’s unrelenting difficulty isn’t for everyone. For those with a glutton for punishment, you’re in for a meal that challenges and nourishes like no other – albeit one that likes to hoof you in the unmentionables every chance it gets. Hold me, dear reader. This is going to be one bumpy, but thankfully brilliant, descent back into the depths of despair.

The Official PlayStation Magazine top 25 – the best PS3 games of all time

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at 03:38pm March 5 2014
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With the spotlight no firmly focused on PS4 we look back at out official top 25 best games on PS3. This is the list of essentials everyone should have played.

South Park: The Stick Of Truth PS3 review – Turn-based toon is no Mr Hankey

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at 08:00am March 4 2014
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Part of me was always a little nervous about this. South Park: The Stick Of Truth mixing the foul-mouthed obsession of my youth, with the cast-iron tropes of a traditional turn-based RPG. “South Park?” I’d wonder aloud. “Actual South Park? In an RPG? Surely this isn’t going to work?”

Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2 PS3 review – How do you kill Drac? With robots, apparently

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at 10:13am February 25 2014
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Playing the first hour of Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 is like speed running through the three emotions you feel throughout the rest of the game: amazement, frustration and disappointment. A searing opening introduces you to Gabriel Belmont’s brilliant new arsenal – the Void Sword, Chaos Claws and Shadow Whip – and then asks, “can you stick them into that golden angel bloke, and this golem the size of a small mountain range?” With pleasure. It’s a perfect tutorial – grandiose, mildly challenging and an instant reminder of why we loved the first game so damned much.

Earth Defence Force 2025 PS3 review – run-and-gunning can be alienating

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at 02:29pm February 18 2014
Earth Defence Force 2025

Were you to hand a game developer from the late ‘80s a world of 21st century technology and talent, it’s likely they’d make Earth Defence Force. It’s a series about hundreds of guns, millions of giant bugs to fire them at and an entire planet’s worth of skyscrapers to demolish. You’ll love it because, like Contra 3 or Smash TV, it feels great and everything explodes. But those games had five and three levels, respectively, while EDF 2025 repeats that same bit of dizzying violence for 85 levels.

Dust Force PS3/Vita review – Diamond of a platformer in need of a polish

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at 12:43pm February 18 2014
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Okay, so it might sound a bit like a cleaning product developed by a team of Alan Sugar’s mindless Apprentice candidates – “It’s, like, y’know, a force against dust” – but Dustforce is a slick artistic side-scroller. Tasked with ridding a whole city of grime, you have a choice of janitors who are all blessed with ninja-esque free-running skills and armed with an arsenal of mops and leaf blowers.

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