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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review

Dead or Alive 5 gets an update with the release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, an expanded version of the original DOA5 which incorporates features from the PlayStation Vita...

Dead or Alive 5 gets an update with the release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, an expanded version of the original DOA5 which incorporates features from the PlayStation Vita release Dead or Alive Plus, as well as some rather nifty new inclusions.

When a beat ‘em up gets revamped a year on from the original, the question is often raised on whether or not the extras justify purchasing what is in essence the same game all over again. In this case, there may very well be just enough of the new balanced with the not-so-new to make it a considered purchase with developer Team Ninja partnering up with Sega AM2 for another round in the DOA5 arena.

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NBA 2K14 Review

NBA 2K14 makes a return as the dominating force in basketball simulation for another year. After the uncontested dominance of the NBA 2K franchise over the last four years and...

NBA 2K14 makes a return as the dominating force in basketball simulation for another year. After the uncontested dominance of the NBA 2K franchise over the last four years and the near perfection of NBA 2K12 onwards, is there enough improvements and features in NBA 2K14 to justify purchasing the series for another year?

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Review

The latest battle in soccer video game rivalry is back for another year as Konami launches Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 against EA’s FIFA 14. The competition gets more and more...

The latest battle in soccer video game rivalry is back for another year as Konami launches Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 against EA’s FIFA 14. The competition gets more and more heated each year as each chase down the coveted title of best soccer simulation of “the beautiful game”. Has Konami done enough with PES 2014 to shoot past the competition?

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Dragon’s Crown Review

You have to hand it to the creative minds behind Dragon’s Crown; their decision to produce a side-scrolling, multiplayer focused game akin to the arcade titles of yore is a...

You have to hand it to the creative minds behind Dragon’s Crown; their decision to produce a side-scrolling, multiplayer focused game akin to the arcade titles of yore is a bold one. With big-budget action releases all vying unashamedly for your last remaining coins, it takes a team with real nerve to attempt something so retro while still shooting for the full price at retail. The world of Dragon’s Crown is not for the faint of heart any more than it is for the single player, so you’ll want to buddy up right away if you wish to see the journey through to its end.

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Towncraft Review

There’s nothing quite like a bit of crafting to while away an hour… or five. The simple joy found in sourcing resources, deducing item combinations and crafting your very own...

There’s nothing quite like a bit of crafting to while away an hour… or five. The simple joy found in sourcing resources, deducing item combinations and crafting your very own world from nothing is one that has firmly grasped onto the minds of gamers everywhere. TownCraft is the latest game to hone in on our craving for creating, this time taking the process one step further by encouraging you to carve out your own little town, complete with shops, taverns and a bevy of citizens.

This enjoyable adventure into furniture making and workforce management is the first title from Flat Earth Games, a Sydney studio headed by brothers Rohan and Leigh Harris. If those names already sound familiar to your gaming ears, it is likely you have come across their work in other areas of the field; Rohan is a contributing writer to Player Attack and BigPond Arena, while Leigh is also known as the founder of the Australian and New Zealand games industry and trade publication MCV Pacific.

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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Review

With the holiday season fast approaching, bored children will again be ushered off to cinemas around the country to watch the latest animated feature offerings, one of which is DreamWorks’...

With the holiday season fast approaching, bored children will again be ushered off to cinemas around the country to watch the latest animated feature offerings, one of which is DreamWorks’ Turbo. As is often the case, a movie tie-in video game has been produced to coincide with the movie release, yet Turbo: Super Stunt Squad isn’t quite what you would expect.

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Rayman Legends Review

It’s easy to see why Rayman Origins earned critical acclaim when it was released back in 2011. Colourful visual, tight controls and a host of outlandish faces made it a...

It’s easy to see why Rayman Origins earned critical acclaim when it was released back in 2011. Colourful visual, tight controls and a host of outlandish faces made it a unique adventure that was ignored by all too many. It’s a real shame too, as Origins brought our whimsical, limbless hero into the spotlight without the Raving Rabbids in tow. Astonishingly, this year’s Rayman Legends takes what came before and improves upon it in almost every way possible.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Review

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 returns for another pirate adventure on the high seas. The fantastical charm of One Piece collides with the addictive gameplay action of the long-running Dynasty...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 returns for another pirate adventure on the high seas. The fantastical charm of One Piece collides with the addictive gameplay action of the long-running Dynasty Warriors series to create an all-new video game concept fans have been dreaming about. Riding the wave of success from the original 2012 One Piece: Pirate Warriors, it’s only natural a sequel would eventually be produced. With only a year in-between releases, is there enough to make Pirate Warriors 2 a game worth plundering?

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

The legendary Sam Fisher is back and the stakes have never been higher. With America under attack from a terrorist group called the Engineers, it’s up to the grizzled hero...

The legendary Sam Fisher is back and the stakes have never been higher. With America under attack from a terrorist group called the Engineers, it’s up to the grizzled hero and his band of Fourth Echelon pros to bring them in or take them down. Fans will instantly notice that Sam has undergone something of a facelift, with his youthful and muscular appearance only bolstered by the change in voice actor. Despite looking like a battle-worn Commander Shepard, our hero still has all the skills needed to bust some heads and ultimately save the world.

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Killer is Dead Review

Suda 51 returns with Killer is Dead, an outlandish and thoroughly bizarre title with all the hallmarks from the Grasshopper Manufacture School of Design. Oozing with originality and a cast...

Suda 51 returns with Killer is Dead, an outlandish and thoroughly bizarre title with all the hallmarks from the Grasshopper Manufacture School of Design. Oozing with originality and a cast of weird and wonderful characters, Killer is Dead borderlines on amazing and mediocre, the tipping point being how much its intended audience can handle the overly abundant levels of blood, violence and sexism. A midst all the controversial themes, there’s actually pretty decent gameplay to be had.

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