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Saints Row The Third (PS3)
Saints Row The Third (PS3)
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £10.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saints Row: The Third, 12 Aug. 2013
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This is one of the most crazy and fun games I have ever played, there is so much to do in the city of Steelport. If you want to beat up people with a giant purple dildo bat, you can. You can also take a break from the story and just go around the city completing activities, hijacking cars or annoy any of the 3 gangs or police enough with any kind of flying vehicle so that they bring out SWAT teams, helicopters, various forms of Brutes. Because it is an open world game, it never seems to get boring, there are Gang Operations to clear, properties and stores to buy, cribs to acquire and upgrade. If you are really bored, you can just call in a tank (once you get one in your garage) and destroy anything in your path.

The story is good as well. It may be short, but it is fun to play. At the end of certain missions you are given a choice of either destroying or returning something or keeping it for yourself. Unlike Saints Row 2, where the mission arcs for each gang were separate, they are intertwined with each other and you can play them in any order you wish. There are a variety of weapons that can be used ranging from standard weapons like rifles, pistols and shotguns to weapons like RPGs, the baseball bat, the giant dildo bat and more. One of my favourite weapons was the RC Possessor, it gives you control of any vehicle, which can be used to destroy other vehicles if necessary. But if you kill a gang member or a cop with a controlled vehicle, the gang members or cops won't come after you.

I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't care much for story and just wants to have fun while playing.

I would give Saints Row: The Third a 10/10

Tomb Raider Legend: The Complete Official Guide
Tomb Raider Legend: The Complete Official Guide
by Daujam Mathieu
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Tomb Raider Legend: The Complete Official Guide, 21 Feb. 2012
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This is one of the best things I have ever bought from Amazon. This guide covers it all, the basics of the game, all the equipment Lara uses and how to use them, an in-depth walkthrough and an extras section explaining how to get every reward and unlock everything in the game.

The first chapter titled How to Play covers the basics of the game like how to navigate the menus, how to start a new game, choosing the right difficulty level and how that difficulty level will affect the gameplay, how to save and load. It also tells you about the main menu and all the different sections of it. Also included is how to control Lara on different surfaces and controls for combat situations. There is a section on super actions which are interactive cutscenes where you will need to press certain buttons when they appear on screen, if you fail to press any particular button in time, Lara will die. You need to have quick reactions to make sure Lara survives. The last part is on Lara's equipment and how it can be used.

The second chapter is the Walkthrough, it provides detailed instructions on how to complete every level of the game, it includes area maps, mission data, detailed map sections, step by step guidance, screenshots and tips for each level.

The last chapter named Extras is split into 3 different sections, the first is titled Unlockables and covers the locations of all the gold, silver and bronze rewards on each level and what needs to to be done find them, including Croft Manor, All character profiles, location concepts, object models, pistol upgrades and most outfits require a certain percentage of rewards from each level to unlock, there are a few outifts that can be unlocked just by completing the specified level. The second is titled Previous Adventures and covers all the previous games and the last section is a behind the scenes section which covers the development of the game.

This is essential if you want to complete Tomb Raider: Legend 100%

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (PS2)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (PS2)

5.0 out of 5 stars Tomb Raider: Legend, 21 Feb. 2012
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This was the first Tomb Raider game I had ever played and instantly became my favourite. Everything about it is brilliant, the story, the weapons, the gameplay, everything.

Weapons: I think my favourite weapon has to be Excalibur, one swing of it and enemies are dead, which can save a lot of time and effort. Brilliant weapon. The default dual pistols are great when you have all the upgrades for it, it has unlimited ammo as well, which is nice. The shotgun and the assault rifle are always good weapons as well.

Locations: The locations are very good, the scenery is great in places like Ghana. Even though the game is called Tomb Raider, you are not always in the tombs, levels like Japan and Kazakhstan take place away from the tombs. The Japan level takes place across rooftops and inside buildings and The Kazakhstan level is investigating a old military base. The rest of the levels involve Lara exploring the ruins of at least 1 tomb.

Equipment: Lara has many gadgets to help her on her quest. There is a magnetic grapple, which can be used to move certain objects, swing across gaps or manipulate scenery. There are binoculars, which can be very useful for observing Lara's surroundings, the binoculars also have a R.A.D. mode which will help when you encounter a puzzle. You can zoom in and out which can also help with puzzles but can also help when trying to find exits. Lara's PLS (Personal Light Source) comes in handy when entering very dark areas but can only be used for a short time before it deactivates to recharge itself. For the flashback in level 2 (Peru) Lara has an unlimited supply of flares instead of the PLS which, when thrown, illuminate the area they land in and are twice as bright as the PLS but only 2 can be active at any one time.

There are lots of things to do once you have completed the main game, like replaying levels to collect all rewards if you have missed some out, replaying levels on time trial to unlock certain things, exploring Croft Manor and getting all the rewards, getting a certain percentage of rewards on each level to unlock different outfits that can be used on any level (except the swimsuits, which can only be used in Croft Manor).

Tomb Raider: Legend has seemingly endless replayability, once you start playing it you won't be able to stop playing it till you have unlocked everything there is to unlock. If you get stuck trying to unlock everything there is, I would suggest Tomb Raider Legend: The Complete Official Guide it will come in handy if you can't find that last reward or want to know how to get all the Croft Manor rewards.

5 stars for an amazing game

The Tomb Raider Trilogy (PS3)
The Tomb Raider Trilogy (PS3)
Offered by Yellow Bulldog Ltd
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tomb Raider Trilogy, 21 Feb. 2012
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I loved Legend so much on PS2 but was a bit disappointed that it wouldn't be able to play on the PS3, and when I saw this coming out with Legend on it, I had to get it. Legend looks brilliant on the PS3, and there are trophies to get as well which makes it more fun.

I have played Anniversary, but I don't really enjoy it as much as Legend. I haven't played Underworld at all, but did play it on PS2. Legend is still my favourite though.

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