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1.0 out of 5 stars Obviously a used product, 25 Sep 2014
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Obviously a used product. It drained within a few hours. Very disappointed.

Frontlines: Fuel of War (Xbox 360)
Frontlines: Fuel of War (Xbox 360)
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap thrills, 11 Sep 2014
I picked this one up ages ago really cheap and it has been languishing on my pile of unfinished games ever since. Having now worked my way through some of that pile I reached for this one and have been pleasantly surprised. Offering way more choice for combat and tactics then COD, this is really fun. Remote weapons, vehicles, large open battlefields, and objectives that you choose how to approach. Infinite respawns do make it a touch on the easy side for the hardcore gamer, but for some cheap thrills you can do a lot worse.

Robocop [Blu-ray] [2014]
Robocop [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Joel Kinnaman
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really worth a purchase but maybe a rental., 22 Aug 2014
This review is from: Robocop [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
Slick remake that lacks the energy, dark humour, and depth of the original.

BioShock Infinite (PS3)
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Price: £13.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and atmospheric fun!, 18 Aug 2014
Having enjoyed the atmosphere of the first two Bioshock games, but finding certain elements of the gameplay not to my taste, I was unsure about getting this one. I should not have been so reticent. Keeping the atmosphere, the gorgeous graphics, the immersive story, while simplifying the genetic mutation gameplay dynamic, the developers have created a fantastic and original take on the FPS that even those who prefer those in the real world will enjoy immensely. Get it, you will not regret it.

Singularity (PS3)
Singularity (PS3)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £11.88

4.0 out of 5 stars How did I miss this one?, 7 April 2013
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Singularity (PS3) (Video Game)
This is a must for any FPS fan. A few basic puzzles do not cover up what is a fun, scary, action packed, roller coaster of blasting freaks, mutants, and soldiers. It might not be a COD, and it might be as linear as a pencil, but its as fun as any other game I have played this year. At full price it may have been missed, but for under a tenner its a bargain shooter you should definitely give a blast.

Call of Juarez - The Cartel (PS3)
Call of Juarez - The Cartel (PS3)
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £9.25

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so good, not so bad, 2 Jan 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I was weary about getting this but as I am usually happy to give most games a go for under £6 I thought why not.
The reviews I had read had veered to the negative but I am not so sure.

Certainly not as polished as the Battlefield or COD franchises and not really as good as its predecessors, COJ - The Cartel is not the worst FPS I have ever played. It is quite fun and fast, the weapons have variety and certainly all handle differently. The one player game is long and the game contains a variety of environments and gameplay styles. Nice ideas include individual character story lines and objectives, and fun driving and shooting sequences.

There are some sloppy graphical issues but these do not get in the way of the game play.

If you are a FPS fan like myself this game is worth a punt if you find it in a bargain bin, just do not expect too much even if you liked the previous games in the series.

Duke Nukem Forever (PS3)
Duke Nukem Forever (PS3)
Price: £5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun and unpretentious blast from the past, 18 Dec 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I was not too sure about getting this one. Although a long time gamer the lure and appeal of previous Duke games had been somewhat beyond me, but seeing as this one was under a fiver I thought I would give it ago despite the luke warm response to it. I was right to do so.

I therefore came to this with no expectations. There are some nice ideas here, and some nods to older, and some might say better shooters. COD this is not, but this has a real fun factor in it and I found it hard to put down. Yes, it is dated not just with its ridiculously pubescent and misogynistic protagonist, but also its level design, graphics, and gameplay. But that just made me giggle at his one-liners and nostalgic about the simplicity of a game that pretends to be nothing but what it is, a blast.

As long as you are not easily offended, have not too many expectations, enjoy FPS games that require little or no thought, and can pick this up for a bargain price, you should not be disappointed. Oh and one thing. If you have any kids under 18 in your household DO NOT let them play this game. It is 18 rated for a reason!

Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Offered by Digitalville UK
Price: £16.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Read Dead Redemption ROCKS!, 7 Nov 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Welcome to the USA in the early part of the 20th century where men were men, and women were ladies or prostitutes, a place where herds of buffalo still sweep majestically over the plains, a place where you are conveniently placed on the Mexican border so you could enjoy stereotypical Mexican bandito accents to your heart's content.

It is a time of change. The old ways of the frontier and lawlessness are being pushed aside by technology and civilisation and the only way to fight fire is with fire, and this is where you come in. You are misunderstood rogue, a family man who fell foul of the law through no fault of his own and forced into hunting down and handing out justice to those who would destroy this fragile new Eden.

So saddle up, grab those irons and hunting knife and let's play in this sandpit. And what a joy it truly is. Lots to do, lots to shoot at, a terrific story, great attention to detail in the graphics and the gameplay, and the perfect level of difficulty makes this game ride into the sunset leaving us teary eyed and wanting more.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3)
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3)
Offered by Global Xpress
Price: £8.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hit, a palpable hit, 7 Nov 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I was a fan of the first Assassins Creed, but many people complained that there were not enough things to do or that you spent most of the time riding on your horse from City to City. Some of these complaints were addressed in the sequel, which also boasted a faster and more fluid combat system and an even richer plot.

So now we reach its third incarnation and once again we are treated to some more improvements.

Graphics have always been strong in this series and this version does not disappoint. Practically every shot is a masterpiece and the animation is smooth and believable. It is a real treat to see a vision of middle ages Rome that has its ancient past crumbling around it.

The economics of the world have been added to. Now you can buy and restore a number of sites which in turn give you a regular and increasing income. There is somewhat less sneaking around in this version of the game. More often than not you will find yourself using the army of Assassins you have been training up rather than the courtesans, thieves or mercenaries littered around the city as it is great fun calling in an arrow storm or assistance in battle. You can still pickpocket, but you really don't need to as the once you start making money you usually have enough.

There is SO much to do and see you can forgive that the game is limited pretty much exclusively to Rome and even once the story itself has been completed there are still plenty of missions to undertake to fill your headquarters with art, models, and weapons.
Now you can pick this game up for less than £10 it represents incredible value for money. It has an addictive quality that will keep you playing for hours even if, like me, you rarely play games for more than one hour at a time and you will want to keep playing until every piece of treasure found, item found or purchased, target assassinated, building repaired, and towers conquered.

And let us not forget the multiplayer. I am not a huge online gamer, probably because I was brought up in the days of the Commodore 64 and the word online referred to what mother did with the washing, yet once again the designers of this particular gem has caught me with its magic and even I have enjoyed this element to the game, particularly as I have the PS3 version so don't have to pay any more for the privilege.

This is a truly great game. Addictive to the point of insanity, with a depth of gameplay and plot that has few to match. Round 3 has left me gagging for more and very excited about the forthcoming next instalment. If you have not ventured yet into the world of Assassins Creed now is a great time to do so and if you enjoyed either of the other games this has so much more to offer you would be crazy to miss out.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: £6.23

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncharted: The reason for getting a PS3, 29 Mar 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
After some time I am finally convinced to put finger to keyboard in honour of a truly epic video gaming experience.

Comparisons between Uncharted and the classic Tomb Raider series are inevitable but inexact as in a single stroke the developers at Naught Dog have produced one of the most enjoyable and exciting gaming experiences I have ever had.

If I was ever asked what it was about Tomb Raider that frustrated me it would be the unforgiving and not fully responsive controls, puzzles that took too long to solve and would often require internet advice, and lacklustre action sequences. Take the third person platforming, shooting, fist fighting, and treasure hunting of TR and remove those frustrations. Where TR is all about the puzzles, Uncharted is all about the action.

Add feature film narrative and production values, proper actors who are motion and voice captured simultaneously, real music from real instruments, and jaw dropping lighting effects and graphics and what you are left with is a game that plays like a dream, gets the adrenaline pumping, and has that one more go addictiveness that keeps this 30 something wanting more.

I have only had a PS3 for a couple of weeks. Previously, having won and Xbox 360, I felt it was unnecessary to have both. Was I wrong! If you don't have a PS3, get one. Not just for Uncharted but as an integrated digital media centre for the home, nothing comes close.

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