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GAME OF THE DAY: The Unfinished Swan

We’re going to be clear about this from the off – not everyone is going to like The Unfinished Swan. You can finish the game in one sitting, or around two hours. Although that’s at the expense of exploration, of course. And the plot is, how shall we say, slightly …

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GAME OF THE DAY: Dishonored

Launching new IP can be a bit of a nightmare. It can also be very, very exciting. We’ve seen plenty of strong new IP wow the critics but fail to make much of a dent on the market (Enslaved, Mirror’s Edge). But if there’s any justice in this world (and …

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GAME OF THE DAY: Resident Evil 6

The thing you need to bear in mind about Resident Evil 6 is that Capcom would be daft not to try and evolve the series. That’s not to say that every decision it’s made has been the right one. And that’s not to say that fans of Resident Evil should …

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GAME OF THE DAY: FIFA 13

FIFA 12 was one of the best video games ever made. And improving on it must have been a nightmare. But it’s a challenge that the EA Canada team has most definitely risen to. On the face of it, FIFA 13 appears very similar to its predecessor. The game modes …

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GAME OF THE DAY: F1 2012

Annual releases get their fair share of stick, but there’s something to be said for following a studio as it steadily develops a licence. Codemasters took control of the Formula One licence at the end of 2008 and released its first game in the now popular series in 2009. The …

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GAME OF THE DAY: Rayman Jungle Run

Ubisoft’s limbless platforming hero has made a comeback over the past twelve months – and as of today he’ll show iOS and Android gamers why. When the Wii arrived in 2006, Rayman was upstaged by the lobotomised, initially funny and now far-too-prominent Rabbids and their cartoonish mini-game collections. But in …

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GAME OF THE DAY: Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is Diablo with guns”. You can debate that all you like, but one thing cannot be denied – it’s the game of a bajillion” guns. That’s the official number of weapon variations available in Borderlands 2. And finding the best option out of that bajillion will be the …

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GAME OF THE DAY: PES 2013

Whatever you think of its current position in the market, PES is a series that carries a certain emotional resonance with many players. I first played PES upon returning from living in Sri Lanka (where video games are hard to come by) in 2001. The last football game I’d played …

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GAME OF THE DAY: Retro/Grade

After some four years of development, indie studio 24 Caret Games finally released its startlingly unique downloadable PS3 title Retro/Grade last month. Described as a rhythm-based backwards sidescrolling shooter, Retro/Grade sparkles with polish as soon as the main menu and loading screens appear.The game has players starting out literally at …

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GAME OF THE DAY: LA Noire

A protracted development cycle normally means one thing – RED FLAG! DANGER! POTENTIAL STINKER APPROACHING! But LA Noire exists to prove that there’s always an exception to the rule. The game endured a highly troubled seven year development cycle that saw it begin as a Sony-funded PS3 exclusive in 2003 …

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