Tag "Action"

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India review

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, the second game in Ubisoft’s 2.5D platforming mini-series, is the closest thing Assassin’s Creed has to a pure stealth title. It doesn’t abandon quick movement, but the two can work together well here, with kinetic energy

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Just Cause 3 review

Just Cause 3 is at its best when you’re role-playing a sort of jazz sociopath. Flying a plane into a silo of fuel tanks, tethering cars to a bridge and blowing it up, using modified C4 boosters on civilians. It

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review

It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally here: Victorian London. And it’s a monster. Twins, gangs, blades and Templars – Syndicate offers up some of the most joyful Creed moments in years. The glee of fast travelling to

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Volume review: The rich man’s stealth game

Volume is a retelling of the classic tale of Robin Hood: you steal from the rich, and give to the poor. Whether you’re more familiar with the Douglas Fairbanks version or Disney’s animated fox, you know the story. But where

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Titan Souls review

Marmite. It packs a wallop, is best enjoyed sparingly, and I hate it with every fibre of my being. But there are some poor, demented souls out there who can’t get enough. The same can be said of boss fights.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review

Video game sequels are usually a simple undertaking, in philosophy if not execution. You take what was great about the first game, remove the bits that weren’t, push the existing gameplay mechanics in some flashy new directions, and scale the

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Ori and the Blind Forest review

There are moments in Ori and the Blind Forest when you’ll want to put down the controller and just take a breath. Usually, it’s because you’re simply amazed by its magnificent artistry, pausing to appreciate the beauty and depth of

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Dying Light review

“I’m not a leader,” shouts Brecken, our leader. “I’m a goddamn parkour instructor!” This profound statement neatly summarises Dying Light. When it aims for high drama, it comes off like a George Romero soap opera: think Days of the Dead

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review

Gabriel Belmont–aka Dracula–is a deeply conflicted character, pulled in multiple directions by the dark and light influences of Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2’s story. As such, he’s an unfortunate but entirely apt metaphor for the game’s overall problems. At heart,

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Assassin’s Creed Unity review

With Black Flag a rum-swigging success story, the question on Ubisoft’s collective lips must have been: “What do we do after the drunken sailor?” It was never going to be easy to follow in Edward Kenway’s slightly wavering Assassin footsteps

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