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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Review

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Review

Thanks to the mighty Marvel movies Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and others are all household names. But what about Kid Colt, Stingray, Adam Warlock or Wonder Man? Are they and others doomed to live in obscurity as B-List heroes?

Mario Party: The Top 100 Review

Mario Party: The Top 100 Review

Waiting for the bus. Riding the subway. Waiting for the laundry to dry. Crowded into a car during that family trip to grandma’s house. We have all been there and done that. Whether you are a hard-core or a casual gamer extra time means game time and that’s the idea behind Mario Party: The Top 100 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Call of Duty: WWII Review

Call of Duty: WWII Review

Like wounded soldier stumbling through a battlefield with smoke in their eyes and bomb blasts ringing in their ears the Call of Duty franchise has lost its way for a number of years. Apart from Call of Duty: World at War, historical conflicts have made way for Russian civil wars, secret CIA missions, future wars, robot armies and battle in outer space resembling something out of Moonraker rather than Full Metal Jacket or Saving Private Ryan. Some of these divergent storylines worked well while others were received with as much praise as the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Super Mario Odyssey Review

Super Mario Odyssey Review

I remember unboxing my NES, one of my first slick boxes of gaming goodness. How a little moustached plumber and his adventures consumed my days. How finding my first warp screen in Level 4-2 blew my mind and those of my friends who were all experiencing Mario Bros. for the first time at the same time sharing our triumphs, our tragedies and the secrets we discovered.

Hidden Agenda Review

Hidden Agenda Review

Move over Jigsaw. Here comes The Trapper. Targeting first responders with his devious death traps, Hidden Agenda’s villain is a devious mastermind, even if he is a tad bit derivative.

Culture of Gaming’s Top 10 Horror Video Games

Culture of Gaming’s Top 10 Horror Video Games

It is that time of year when the ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night get up to all sorts of mischief. To celebrate, we crept through the graveyard, opened those dusty vaults in our search for the best horror games ever made. These are games that not only creeped us out but actually simulated the experience of being stalked, scared and startled like any good horror movie.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

When you’ve reached the top of the mountain, in this case the Misty Mountains, it is always difficult to make that climb again. Case in point, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won a multitude of Game of the Year awards in 2014.When the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, as announced all eyes were on Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to not just replicate their success but to surpass it. Well, have no fear, faithful guardians of Gondor, Shadow of War is that and so much more.

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