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You would think that the mixing of a traditional shoot-em-up and the grind of an action-RPG should be an unholy fusion not fit for polite conversation. Yet Drifting Lands pulls the two genres together, and almost makes them meet.

 
 
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Lizard Cube have done an incredible remaster for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. It’s faithful, to a fault, and absolutely beautiful to listen to and watch.

 
 
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From playing the first hour of ELEX, I feel like developer Piranha Bytes want to create a world as much as a game, which is ironic when the introductory story shows it being destroyed.

 
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When you sit down to speak with someone who used to write and draw for Uncanny X-Men, the Ultimates, and who created Battle Chasers, I’m hoping a little geeking out is permissible.

 
 
 
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Shadow Warrior 2 - featured

A quick glance would make this game look like a disposable, possibly even insensitive, FPS with a 'wacky' sense of humour. But the mechanics, visuals, and action sequences make it some of the most fun you can have in an FPS.


 
 
 
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GamesFiends deny owning any tightfitting spandex outfits, but it doesn't stop them trying out superhero action-brawler Mr Shifty.

 
 
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Ultimately, Yooka-Laylee is a game that looked like it was going to be a great thing for fans of classic 3D mascot platformers, but it’s just not there. Certainly, it’s not a terrible game, but just when you think you might be...

 
 
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At the most basic level, games at Rezzed arrive in one of three states. Some are complete, either newly released or only a few days away from being so, the show floor being good advertising with the thousands of eyes passing th...


 
 
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Nongünz logo

Broken down to its simplest level, the philosophy of Nihilism can be summarised as nothing having meaning; and it would only be in a meaningless world that action games – the realm of active engagement and quick reflex – and id...

 
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Let Them Come logo

Let Them Come could well be the story of a man who wishes he was alone. However, he is in the company of a) waves and waves of mutated creatures wanting to dismember him, and b) a large machine gun, so it would seem he is unlik...

 
 
 
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Fast RMX is a Wipeout clone... if that’s not culturally exciting for you then perhaps we could try - Fast RMX is an F-Zero clone? Powerdrift? No....? Regardless of your touchstone for this genre five minutes with the game and y...


 
 
 
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GamesFiends recently found themselves very much in the deep end at a multiplayer preview of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.




 
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Hands on – ELEX

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Yooka-Laylee (PS4) Review

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Drifting Lands (PC) review

You would think that the mixing of a traditional shoot-em-up and the grind of an action-RPG should be an unholy fusion not fit for polite conversation. Yet Drifting Lands pulls the two genres together, and almost makes them meet.

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Holiday Fiends: A Complete Gift Guide

From those hard to buy for family members to the fun to shop for techies, we have something for everyone on your list – young and old.

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MegaTagmension Neptunia: Blanc and Neptune v. Zombies (PS Vita) Review

The CPUs of Gamindustri have been enjoying high school life as students of Gamicademi – at least until their classmates start turning into zombies. Whilst everyone bands together to fight the undead menace, Blanc and Neptune le...

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