Aliens: Colonial Marines Review (PC/X360)

The movie Aliens is my favorite out of all the titles in the franchise so far. Now, imagine my excitement about 6 years ago when Aliens: Colonial Marines was announced as a videogame sequel to that movie, and then double it. That’s how much I was looking forward to this title, and why it’s disappointing that I had to wait until 2013 to play it. Delayed titles often don’t live up to the hype (Duke Nukem Forever, anyone?) and I’m sad to say that Colonial Marines didn’t either. However, as a fan of the franchise, I still had fun playing the game. I’ll explain why…. Continue reading “Aliens: Colonial Marines Review (PC/X360)”

Rush Bros Review (PC)

After a long break for the holidays, we’re starting off 2013 by looking at XYLA Entertainment’s new platformer Rush Bros. A bit of a departure from the big studio titles we usually review, Rush Bros takes the tried and tested formula of 2D platforming and adds its own twists, mainly revolving around multiplayer action and music. Does it work out? Read on for our take on this novel approach to platform games. Continue reading “Rush Bros Review (PC)”

Hitman: Absolution Review (X360)

Hitman absolution could very well be one of the best marketed titles of 2012. Square Enix kept a constant stream of videos, screenshots and developer diaries going for many months, and even released the Hitman: Sniper Challenge minigame to help build anticipation. One thing that Square Enix did very well in their campaign was to keep the game on people’s minds – so much so that I forgot that its predecessor (Blood Money) is more than six years old already. Now that Absolution has been released, how does it stack up against all that hype? We checked out the Xbox 360 version to find out more – read on to find out how we walked away from Agent 47’s latest outing. Continue reading “Hitman: Absolution Review (X360)”

F1 2012 Review (X360)

If you were a racing gamer in the nineties, you had two choices for Formula 1 games. The PC market was dominated by Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix games which showcased unrivalled realism, while the console market had plenty of arcade-like F1 games to offer. When Codemasters acquired the F1 license, they merged both approaches into a single and well-received experience. Today we look at F1 2012, their third entry in the series. Continue reading “F1 2012 Review (X360)”

Gamescom 2012: 1C

1C Company may not be the most familiar software publisher/developer for a lot of you, but the Moscow-based company licenses and publishes over half of all the games we know and love in Russia. Arguably the largest publisher in the world, they also have their own development teams and release Russian-developed titles globally. Flight sim fans should check out their IL-2 Sturmovik games, and real time strategy buffs could do a lot worse than check out 1C’s Men of War series. Time to see what they will be releasing next… Continue reading “Gamescom 2012: 1C”