March2018

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    PS4

    Review Pure Farming 2018

    Corny

    The mainstream success of the farming genre may be attributed directly to a certain YouTube video showing tractors breakdancing to dubstep, but agricultural adventures are big business these days. Case in point: Techland’s Pure Farming 2018 is the latest in a long line of pretenders attempting to cull Giants Software’s ripened crown. But...

June2016

February2016

  • 14

    PS4

    Review Dying Light: The Following

    Not that sort of buggy

    Released a little over a year ago, Dying Light turned out to be a satisfyingly brutal zombie murder sim that eschewed a lot of what you expect from such titles. By making speed and evasion stronger weapons than any of the sharp objects that you acquired, when you were stuck at ground level you couldn't help but feel incredibly...

February2015

  • 30

    PS4

    Review Dying Light

    Run to the kills

    Unlike a zombie bite, Dying Light gets better with time. You'll feel a little underpowered during the undead-'em-up's opening exchanges, but as you gradually cross quests off your multiplying mission log and sink your teeth into the title's story, Polish developer Techland's parkour-inspired escapade really comes into its own. This...

May2013

  • 8

    PS3

    Review Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

    Once upon a time

    Ditching the divisive Call of Juarez: The Cartel's modern-day setting, and sauntering into the Wild West once again, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a real return to form for Techland's underrated series. Boasting over-the-top arcade action, stripped back weapons of yore, and a Tarantino-inspired visual style, this downloadable...

April2013

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    PS3

    Review Dead Island: Riptide

    Better off dead

    Dead Island: Riptide brings you back to the unfortunate backdrop of the Banoi archipelago where 2011’s flawed Dead Island left off. The infection has spread to a neighbouring island, forcing the four survivors of the previous game and one newcomer (John, a rude ex-soldier) to try and make it through another tropical apocalypse. As...

June2012

  • 0

    PS3

    Review Mad Riders

    You drive me crazy

    A title like Mad Riders conjures up all sorts of wild possibilities. Alas, you might be disappointed to discover that this game does not, in fact, involve racing rollerskate-wearing elephants down rainbow highways, nor does it include oversized hammers to swipe at foes. It's actually a rocket-powered ATV racer, the promised...

September2011

  • 0

    PS3

    Review Dead Island

    Holiday of the dead

    Developer Techland is beginning to make a name for itself as a progressive, forward-thinking studio with some lofty ideas but not enough resources to realise them. Dead Island does not buck the developer's burgeoning trend. Part Borderlands, part Fallout, part Diablo, Dead Island is an inventive first person survival horror with...

July2011

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    PS3

    Review Call of Juarez: The Cartel

    There are some great ideas in Call Of Juarez: The Cartel, but misdirection and sloppy execution let the package down

    While the game's emphasis on mindless action can be thrilling at times, a slew of technical mishaps lessen the appeal of the title's more bombastic moments. Call Of Juarez: Bound In..

June2009

  • 0

    PS3

    Review Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood

    Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood is the prequel to the similarly titled XBOX 360 release

    It follows the early lives of brothers Ray and Thomas McCall, soldiers for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. The tale of the McCall's is told via Tarantino style time-leaps, an inviting technique which leaves the plot open to a lot of twists along the way. Never assume you've guessed what is to come in..