• Review Pandemonium! (PSone)

    A pair of 2.5Determined magical hoppers

    How could a developer solve a problem like a desire to build a side-scrolling platformer in a 1996 3D graphics obsessed world? The answer was to find a middle ground, which we affectionately refer to as 2.5D today. Published by Crystal Dynamics and created by Toys for Bob in Novato, California close to the...


  • Review GEX (PSone)

    GEX-sticulates yelling '90s pop culture quips

    A game can be an interesting representation of its generation without being beautiful, timeless, and artistically ageless. Released on the EU's PSone in April 1996, GEX was loud, brash, and in-your-face, but so were films like Point Break and ska-punk bands such as Assorted Jelly Beans during the 1990s...




  • Review Tomb Raider (PlayStation 3)

    Uncharted territory

    Lara Croft, one of the most iconic protagonists in gaming, has finally returned with a contemporary tale designed to reboot the Tomb Raider series. And it's a magnificent comeback. Crystal Dynamics' new take on the heroine mixes combat and exploration in a compelling fashion, resulting in one of the best action adventure titles...


  • Review Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light (PlayStation 3)

    Ignoring the hokey narrative about mythical spirits and ancient Mayan warriors, Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light is Crystal Dynamic's attempt at recapturing the franchise's spot-light in the restricted digital download arena

    As such, Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light ditches Tomb Raider's traditional third-person platforming puzzles, and...