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Magic 2015: Garruk’s Revenge Expansion Review

Wizards of the Coast returns with an expansion for Magic 2015, after the lacklustre response it received from fans. The Garruk’s Revenge expansion looks to write the many wrongs players...

Wizards of the Coast returns with an expansion for Magic 2015, after the lacklustre response it received from fans. The Garruk’s Revenge expansion looks to write the many wrongs players complained about from the original annual iteration, most notably the lack of full access to cards and removal of key features from previous year’s release. Can Garruk’s Revenge appease the player base and restore Magic‘s unrestricted creative freedom?

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Review

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 takes the competition to EA’s FIFA 15 and this year, may be on the verge of snatching away FIFA‘s long-standing mantle as the premier football...

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 takes the competition to EA’s FIFA 15 and this year, may be on the verge of snatching away FIFA‘s long-standing mantle as the premier football (soccer) simulator. With a lukewarm reception from FIFA 15 this year, PES 2015 have delivered their strongest contender to date.

Visually, PES 2015 is head and shoulders ahead of FIFA 15 in this department. While FIFA 15 visuals look starkly similar to last years offering, PES 2015 have upped the ante once again producing a beautifully realistic experience.

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Never Alone Review

Note: Never Alone throws a major curveball at around the midpoint of the story. As such, light spoilers will be discussed (though not in any detail) due to its influence...

Note: Never Alone throws a major curveball at around the midpoint of the story. As such, light spoilers will be discussed (though not in any detail) due to its influence over the story, as well as the gameplay itself.

Rarely does a game with such potential fail to deliver on the same level as Never Alone. The concept – or at the least one that’s initially presented to you – is fantastic, highlighting the side-scrolling adventure of a little girl in the icy tundra with only an arctic fox for company. It’s an appealing premise, and one that you’ve probably never considered before. Sadly, the game is far better on paper than it is in execution thanks to a number of unwanted factors.

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Samurai Warriors 4 Review

Koei Tecmo took their time with Samurai Warriors 4 but it’s finally here, just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. It’s been 4 long years in-between...

Koei Tecmo took their time with Samurai Warriors 4 but it’s finally here, just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. It’s been 4 long years in-between the last primary Samurai Warriors title, but this Japanese-themed Musou spawn is definitely worth the wait. Bolstered, enhanced in nearly all facets compared to its predecessors, there’s plenty to experience in the latest entry to the Samurai Warriors franchise.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Review

When Borderlands first burst on to the scene back in 2009, many critics wrote the series off before it was even released. Gearbox Software “loot and shoot” first-person shooter launched...

When Borderlands first burst on to the scene back in 2009, many critics wrote the series off before it was even released. Gearbox Software “loot and shoot” first-person shooter launched at a highly competitive period against the likes of Uncharted 2, Demon’s Souls, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the following month.

Despite the odds, Borderlands not only survived; but thrived thanks largely to its addictive looting system, tight gameplay controls, and lush cel-shaded graphics.

Naturally Borderlands 2 followed not too long after, but before the series takes a step forward, Gearbox Software along with our very own home-grown 2K Australia will be taking things half a step back with a 1.5 release in the story arc – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is what my younger self has been waiting for. As an impressionable youth, I stumbled upon Alpha Centauri which captivated my mind and stole many...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is what my younger self has been waiting for. As an impressionable youth, I stumbled upon Alpha Centauri which captivated my mind and stole many hours of my life. I was enamoured with Alpha Centauri and once the credits rolled, Firaxis took a piece of my heart with them.

More than a decade on, Firaxis returns with the spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri in Beyond Earth. Can Beyond Earth weave the same magic?

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SingStar Ultimate Party Review

I love karaoke and I love SingStar. I’m terrible at the game but when I heard SingStar Ultimate Party was coming to PlayStation 4, I was a little chuffed to...

I love karaoke and I love SingStar. I’m terrible at the game but when I heard SingStar Ultimate Party was coming to PlayStation 4, I was a little chuffed to say the least. SingStar Ultimate Party is visually competent compared to its many iteration on the PlayStation 3, but it does lack some key features to take it into a whole new stratosphere.

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The Evil Within Review

The Evil Within breathes fresh life into the survival horror genre. With Shinji Makami (of Resident Evil 4 fame) at the helm of Tango Gameworks, the air of expectation is...

The Evil Within breathes fresh life into the survival horror genre. With Shinji Makami (of Resident Evil 4 fame) at the helm of Tango Gameworks, the air of expectation is unavoidable. Thankfully The Evil Within delivers a genuinely frightening experience horror purists have been crying out for. It may even leave some players simply crying.

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Review

Sleeping Dogs was a revelation when it launched back in 2012. Beginning life as True Crimes: Hong Kong, the game was rebranded to Sleeping Dogs and resurrected by Square Enix...

Sleeping Dogs was a revelation when it launched back in 2012. Beginning life as True Crimes: Hong Kong, the game was rebranded to Sleeping Dogs and resurrected by Square Enix after being abandoned by Activision.

A sleeper hit in a sense, gamers were pleasantly surprised with its open-world and tight combat system. For those that missed out the first time, Square Enix has released Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for a new generation of consoles.

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DriveClub Review

I have to say I was personally hyped about the prospect of Driveclub. A next-gen driving experience created by the developers of the off-road franchise hit MotorStorm. From what I’d...

I have to say I was personally hyped about the prospect of Driveclub. A next-gen driving experience created by the developers of the off-road franchise hit MotorStorm. From what I’d seen of Driveclub in action, it was shaping up to be the first revolutionary racing title to unlock the full potential of the Playstation 4.

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