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Dead Space 2 review

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at 04:34pm September 14 2011
Dead Space 2

In case you had any doubts as to the wisdom of DIY laser eye surgery, there’s a truly horrendous moment towards the end of Dead Space 2 that’ll make you want to dunk your head in a bucket of Optrex. It’s a sign of the game’s masterful horror chops that when that happens, at first you jump and then you grin.

Mass Effect 2 review

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at 03:53pm September 14 2011
Mass Effect 2

The entire galaxy is laid out before you on the holo-map, a sea of shimmering stars, alien planets and anomalies to investigate. You are Commander Shepard, you’ve got the keys to an outrageously sexy spaceship and a universe to save from extinction. But before that there’s plenty of time to explore. And to meet and shag aliens. To engage in orbital drilling of a different kind.

LittleBigPlanet 2 review

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at 02:15pm September 14 2011

The first LittleBigPlanet is the most unique game on PS3, and one of my favourite games ever. But since the beta for LBP2 launched, the colossal selection of spaceships, shooters, movies and other brain-fusing creations have made me terrified of playing the finished version of the sequel. Surely it’ll be so mind-blowingly complex that it will take months to unravel and understand, let alone score?

Gran Turismo 5 review

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at 12:50pm September 14 2011
Gran Turismo 5

Monza, in the rain. Calsonic Skyline GT-R, in-car. Should anyone ever want to be fast-tracked into realising how good Gran Turismo 5 can be, I’d humbly suggest this deceptively simple combination is all they’ll need.

Bulletstorm PS3 review – creative shooter makes murder a blast

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at 09:49am September 14 2011

Forget Black Ops. Forget Killzone 3. Forget Medal Of Honor (obviously). If you want an action-orientated FPS, then look no further than Bulletstorm. It’s brash, it’s bloody, it’s more foul-mouthed than a Gordon Ramsay roast hosted by Malcolm Tucker, but it also takes a stale genre, kicks it in the crotch and impales it on a nearby cactus.  And then decapitates it with a quadruple-barrelled shotgun. The polar opposite of…

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