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Assassins Creed II: Game of The Year - Classics Edition (Xbox 360)
Assassins Creed II: Game of The Year - Classics Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by 6 Hungry Weasels
Price: 12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game, 24 Nov 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Great game from start to finish. Never felt bored while playing through the campaign. Combat is excellent and plenty of different weapons to buy and collect.

Ezio is a very strong lead character and you will enjoy playing as him. Wish that could be said about other AAA games.

AC2 is open world gaming at it's best. Plenty to explore and do. Free running across roof tops and the feeling of freedom is a joy. The graphics and polish present AC2 as a game of the highest quality.

Hard to think of any negatives. Buy and enjoy, like I did!


Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by clickforgamesltd
Price: 15.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiplayer is priceless, 7 Nov 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
The depth of gameplay provided in the multiplayer is astonishing. The constant stream of weapon unlocks and vehicle upgrades mean each map experience is never the same. Gamers tactics are constantly changing during a match and Dice have provided the tools to enable this to happen. Using vehicles is a must on larger maps.

Run and gun tactics don't work and I think that can be the source of frustration for people new to the franchise. The multiplayer can be overwhelming for those who prefer the point and click simplicity of other FPS titles.

Great to see the servers are working well now. Was expecting problems for the first couple of months, so very happy that server issues have been given top priority.

Having high standards for singleplayer campaigns I'm honest enough to say it's a waste of time. Looks great but is boring and very little fun. I know it's been tacked on to improves sales and keep people happy but I don't know why they bothered.

Buy BF3 for it's multiplayer. It's best in class and probably a bit too grown up for some folks.


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Classics (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Classics (Xbox 360)
Price: 11.24

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Call of Duty by a country mile., 24 May 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Why wouldn't you buy this.

Cod4 is by far the best release in the entire Cod series of games. The campaign mode and multiplayer are 'still' vastly superior to all recent efforts including World at War, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops.

Play the campaign on Veteran for a proper challenge and you won't have any complaints about it being too short. There are difficulty spikes, which will make you want to break something. There's unforgiveable grenade spamming by the enemy, but it's still a joy to play. The pace and variety of the campaign is exceptional. It flows perfectly and doesn't descend into the ridiculous like MW2 i.e. you don't go from fighting in the dessert to back yards in America. It all feels more realistic (for a computer game).

The characters in the campaign are fantastic and you will become attached to them. Very rare these days. This is all married with excellent voice acting and a great sense of humour delivered by your SAS comrades.

Playing Cod4 to experience the legendary "All Ghillied Up" sniping level is worth the purchase price alone. It's been poorly copied and never bettered since. No spoilers here.

The multiplayer is a lesson in balance, which was completely missing from MW2. There are only 3 set kill streaks, 3 kills = UAV, 5 = mortar strike, 7 = attack helicopter. No nukes, no chopper gunner. It's perfect.

The weapons balance are excellent. Many of the same weapons featured in MW2 and were tweeked and completely ruined. Also, you get a had gun as your only secondary weapon, which again added much needed balance missing from MW2.

Nothing I can say will do this excellent game justice. Cod4 is still graphically stong. There is still a strong online community and this shows no signs of fading. Why, because it's that good.

Just buy it and enjoy.
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Crysis 2 - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Crysis 2 - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 14.96

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking although, gameplay lacking a bit., 5 April 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Massive FPS fan. Love them all. Halo, Gears, Cod, Battlefield, Half Life etc etc.

With that in mind, I've just finished the campaign and have put in plenty of hours on the multiplayer. Great looking game but the glitches and bugs detract from the experience. These have been mentioned already, so no need to expand. Played on Veteran and it was a bit too easy. If you want a challenge you should probably try Super Soldier.

The nano suit is excellent, although in all honesty Crysis 2 would be a very average experience without it. The AI isn't as smart as others have mentioned. The vehicle sections are the worst I've played from all the above mentioned titles and there's almost zero empathy with your character or the people around you. No Master Chief or Soap in this one.

All these issues aside it's still a solid enough shooter. Online is fairly balanced and it's fun using the nano suits cloak and armour, although like Cod it can be plagued by poor connection to the Host. This often results in poor hit detection for some players and not others, which can ruin a game. I found myself moving from lobby to lobby trying to find a connection which made it a level playing field.

Worth a purchase, although if you've been around the block for a while with FPS's you'll see through the cracks.


Medal of Honor (Xbox 360)
Medal of Honor (Xbox 360)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: 6.27

3.0 out of 5 stars Multiplayer quiet good, single player poor/short/buggy, 10 Mar 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Not much technical detail in my review, just my thoughts.

Single player campaign far too short and easy. Even playing on Hard offers very little challenge. It's buggy and about 4 - 5 times I had to re-start my console when the game froze. I don't see the realism others have mentioned. It's just a typical linear shooter with typical characters doing the usual objectives, using weapons you will have fired in any other shooter.

Multiplayer is quiet good. Plenty of people still playing online. Finding a game is easy and teams are always full on each side. The only venicles are tanks and these are pretty useless. Hate the invisible walls which circle the maps. Weapons are fairly well balance, although sniping far too easy and one shot kill. Lazy snipers sometimes ruin objective based games, but thats just a universal problem. Also, hate not having kill-cam to see who shot you from where. This is almost forgiven by having quick respawns.

To be honest, I only bought MOH for the Battlefield 3 Beta access. Knew I'd get my moneys worth from the multiplayer, although if you don't own Cod or Battlefield Bad Company2 then I'd get them instead. They're better in every aspect and BFBC2 cheaper on Amazon.

Would not buy this for singleplayer. You might feel short changed. If you play online you'll have a bit of fun with it.


Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
Offered by Super-bargains
Price: 14.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a 5 star game, 24 Sep 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
There are very few games whose single player campaign is as engrossing as Halo's. It could be that people's expectations have been set too high, although the truth is, if you compare Reach's campaign to any other FPS on the market it is head and shoulders above the rest. It's Epic in every sense of the word and that's exactly what I wanted.

I'm a massive fan of Battlefield Bad Company 1 & 2 but their campaigns were merely a prelude to the multiplayer (which I prefer over Reach). Regardless, I have always bought Halo games knowing the campaign is worth the price alone.

For finer details read the other reviews but as a fan of the franchise (not a fanboy) I'm happy to recommend Reach.

Anyway, Reach has plenty more to offer long after the campaign is over. Multiplayer isn't for everyone and I have my own alternative preferences but Reach is still fun and worth investing the time into. It's balanced and everyone has access to the same weapons from get go. Maps and gametype are varied and plentiful.

I haven't even played Firefight but again it's another gametype which sounds excellent. Fight off waves upon wave of covenant with your mates or just other randoms online. Dice charged for this very same thing on BFBC2 and Bungie threw it in as standard.

I've paid the same for other titles and received a fraction of the content. Regardless of some obvious over-expectation, Reach is as good as the expert reviews have said.

9/10 easily!!


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360)
Offered by GAMES CONSOLES BARGAIN
Price: 8.79

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Online excellence personified. True gamers know the truth., 16 Jun 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Just to help balance up some of these negative reviews I'd like to state that BC2 multiplayer is a far superior game in every aspect to COD:MW2 multiplayer. I'm not choosing sides due to some daft allegiance to either game as have 10th prestige on COD:MW1, COD:WAW and almost there on MW2. Thats over 66 days wracked up online playing cod, so I feel I'm qualified to rebute some of the nonsense claims that BC2 ain't good.

I'm not going to review each characteristic of this game as others have done so already.

For a start. If you are used to COD there is a learning curve (as with any game) to playing BC2 online but it's fairly quick and very worth it. Just like COD, you may get owned in the beginning but you have to stick with it. It's the only way to improve. Pay attention to what others are doing around you. If it works for them it will work for you. Don't charge into every battle. It's not COD and that's why you will die quickly.

It's funny people mention camping, as though COD isn't the worst game in the world for it already. In BC2 it is almost erradicated by destructible environments. Snipers cannot go prone, ARE EASIER TO SPOT and you can destroy their cover with RPG's, 40mm grenades from your assualt rifle, c4 or any of the many vehicles at hand.

Also, the games weapons are well balanced across the board. Not like the magical UMP in MW2 which allows you to snipe across a map. There is an excellent choice of weapons and vehicles, which also add some of the finest comedy gaming moments you have ever seen.

The game types are basic but perfect. You actually feel satisfaction when your team wins, instead of just counting your Kill:Death ratio at the end of each match. It can hurt when you lose, especially when both teams are trying their best.

BC2'S maps are massive (not as big as BC1) and allow you to attack your foes from many different angels, whether by land, air or sea. The maps are also varied and beautifully rendered.

DICE have created a well balanced game offering competitive play, teamwork, great maps, awesome weapons, vehicles and destructable scenery which should be an automatic inclusion in any war type release.

IW's MW2 have created a game with little or no balance in weapons or gameplay (air drop chopper gunner anyone, nuke boosting, basic cheating etc etc). Small maps, no destruction, no vehicles or real incentive for teamwork.

I love COD4 and WAW but am relieved BC2 was released because MW2 has too many things wrong with it and is the ultimate lesson in frustration.

My advice. If CODMW2 is all you're good at then stick with it. If your into excellent war games and like a challenge get BC2.

BTW: Single player not a scratch on the multiplayer.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best games in history, 2 Oct 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Completed San Andreas a few years back. Has you hooked from start to finish. Characters, plot line, weapons, customisation, vehicles, side missions, hilarious scripting, great action, it has it all in abundance.

Thank god its backward compatible with the 360 as I gave away the old xbox a while ago and always want the option to pick up and play.

Can't see many people even reading this review, but if you happen upon it and haven't played San Andreas you have to buy it!

At the very start the cops dump you in an alleyway, you jump on a BMX and cycle to the dot on the map. After that it's up to you to rob, steal, beat, buy, drive, fly, swim, cycle, race and cause mayhem wherever you go. On top of that there's a great storyline with twists and turns and some of the most memorable ingame characters you will ever meet.

I almost wish they'd just give it a quick re-release for the PS3/360 because it would be a shame for anyone to have missed a true epic.
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Max Value 85 Mbps Home Plug Double Unit Pack
Max Value 85 Mbps Home Plug Double Unit Pack

5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought these, 2 Oct 2009
Literally plug and play. No drama, no need to configure anything, no long winded instructions required, just plug them in to the mains, connect your laptop/xbox/pc via the supplied ethernet cables and off you go!

Though I'd have to install some software to get them to work but there was no need.

Just remember, you need at least 2 plugs. One plug has to be connected (via ethernet cable) to your Router/Modem, the other plug can go wherever you want it.


Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360)
Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360)
Offered by filmrollen
Price: 12.35

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only bought last week and already addicted, 7 April 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Great game. Multiplayer has a steep learning curve for newbies but once you get going its a blast. Be patient and prepared to die a lot.

I downloaded the demo on release and didn't give BF:BC the chance it deserved. Probably cause I'd wracked up about 22 days multiplayer on COD4 and wasn't ready for a radical change.

That said, I wish I'd taken it up sooner because now I'm the noob and am experiencing death on a whole new level.

In multiplayer you play in 2 large teams (up to 24 people I think). The teams are broken down into squads of 4 and in theory you're meant to work with your 4 man squad to help achieve your objective. If your playing Gold Rush you either defend or attack crates of gold. Sounds easy, but it ain't!

Theres nothing worse than going online and having no idea whats happening. My only recommendation is to type "Battlefield Bad Company multiplayer hints" into google and read one of the gamer guides. Theres a lot happening during matches and a few hints make a big difference.

I highly recommend this game, especially if you need and alternative to the other game I won't mention but have already played to death!


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