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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

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Minecraft's blocky appearance may at first appear primitive and like a game of yesteryear, but they're in fact the building blocks of which a player is bestowed god-like creative powers, shackled only by the limitations of their own mind.

Plague Inc. - Review

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Sometimes it's the most sinister titles that snag something in your brain and keep you coming back for more.

King of the Course Golf - Review

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1:21pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Fresh from Rory McIlroy's Open success comes another gaming take on the world of golf.

Kick Ass 2 - Review

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Enter the world of the multi-million dollar film and comic franchise Kick Ass in Kick Ass 2, a no-holds-barred beat-em-up.

BloodBath - Review

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The title alone should give an indication of the mature themes gratuitously explored in this third-person hack-n-slash assault on the senses.

Monochroma - Review

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Monochroma is a sizzling cinematic puzzle platformer that takes place in an industrial-alchemic setting.

Heads Up - Review

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If someone's ever popped a post-it on your head and you've tried to guess who you're supposed to be, Heads Up should be an instant download to your smartphone or tablet.

Smash Hit - Review

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What do you get when you cross an on-rails shooter with pinball in a Tron-like world? In two words, Smash Hit.

True Skate - Review

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The iPhone is bordering on the size that'd be perfect for a desktop skateboard, if you were to stick four wheels to the base.

Boom! Tanks - Review

Daily Echo: Boom! Tanks - Review

How about adding a tank to your roll call of vehicles on your drive?

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny - Review

Daily Echo: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny - Review

A one-to-one remake of the 1992 original which was well received by the previous generation of role-players.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - Review

Daily Echo: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - Review

This year's Premier League season may prove to be the most open for many a year, but the console contest is always played out between two contenders.

Grand Theft Auto Online - Review

Daily Echo: Grand Theft Auto V

There’s no doubting that Grand Theft Auto V is an unbridled masterpiece – one which has got bigger and better with the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Grand Theft Auto V

Daily Echo: Worst Village People ever

AS A car speeds off into the distance, the camera swings round, and your character shouts: “I’ll sign the contracts alright, just don’t mind the bodies”.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Review

Daily Echo: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Review

 Reviewed On:  Xbox 360

Mars: War Logs - Review

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5:19pm Friday 9th August 2013

In terms of the size of the universe, Mars isn’t that far away, and Mars: War Logs isn’t far from being a brilliant game.

Cloudberry Kingdom - Review

Daily Echo: Cloudberry Kingdom - Review

If you suffer from a nervous disposition, have heart problems, or are susceptible to bouts of rage, there’s a good chance Cloudberry Kingdom is not for you.

R.I.P.D. The Game - Review

Daily Echo: R.I.P.D. The Game - Review

Its unpopularity in both the comic book and movie world is hardly surprising when the Cliché ridden lunacy of the storyline is considered.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days - Review

Daily Echo: The Walking Dead: 400 Days - Review

7:24pm Thursday 11th July 2013

It's an à la carte menu of chilling narrative and crunch decisions, with each course graciously complementing each other.

MotoGP 2013 - Review

Daily Echo: MotoGP 2013 - Review

Why gamers would however want to race on anything other than four wheels is beyond me; motorcycle video games have never really excited as much as their quad-wheeled counterparts - let’s hope MotoGP 13 can change all that.

Metro: Last Light - Review

12:00am Thursday 6th June 2013

Reviewed On: PlayStation 3

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS

3:57pm Friday 24th May 2013

At almost 32 years-old Donkey Kong is still a regular star in many video-games, and a firm favourite amongst gamers

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

3:51pm Friday 24th May 2013

The CoJ series has picked up its six shooter, mounted its trusty stead, and moseyed on back to where it belongs - the Wild West.

Luigi's Mansion 2 - Review

Daily Echo: Screen from Luigi's Mansion 2.

2:18pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some spooky mansions.

BattleBlock Theatre - Review

Daily Echo: Screen from BattleBlock Theatre.

12:56pm Monday 22nd April 2013


Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Review

Daily Echo: Screen from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

1:07pm Thursday 4th April 2013

Sly Cooper and his motley crew of four-legged thieves are back in a brand new adventure crammed with shiny treasures and intricate heists

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - Review

Daily Echo: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - Review

2:32pm Thursday 4th April 2013

It's all beautiful looking stuff and will delight Naruto-lovers.

Beat Sneak Bandit - Review

Daily Echo: Beat Sneak Bandit - Review

3:21pm Thursday 4th April 2013

Puzzle games can be tricky enough to tackle when you've got security guards, laser beams and pesky trapdoors to negotiate.

Mini Ninjas - Review

Daily Echo: Mini Ninjas - Review

3:01pm Thursday 4th April 2013

Slip your mask and sneak suit on and get running, as the Mini Ninjas enter the 'never-ending runner' genre of iOS games with their own brand of side-scrolling sprint 'n' slash.

Bioshock Infinite - Review

Daily Echo: Screen from Bioshock Infinite.

4:15pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

In this world of confusion and hatred, there’s always going to be a fight to be had.

Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Daily Echo: Gears of War: Judgment - Review

7:46pm Thursday 21st March 2013

Familiar places can be seen before the Locust Horde has turned them into war-ravaged battlegrounds. It's fan-porn for those who have been here before.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - Review

Daily Echo: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - Review

2:55pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

You must like role-playing, enjoy plentiful cutscences of surreal and bizarre nonsense, and perhaps even be a young girl.

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate - Review

Daily Echo: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate - Review

5:23pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A host of undead enemies foolishly stand in your way as you stride through all manner of gloomy gothic environments.

SimCity - Review

Daily Echo: SimCity - Review

5:01pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Construction, growth and destruction had never been delivered in such a fun, user-friendly way.

The Sims 3: University Life - Review

Daily Echo: The Sims 3: University Life - Review

5:13pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Party-filled rite of passage or academic route to the career of your dreams?

History Legends of War - Review

Daily Echo: History Legends of War - Review

5:37pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

After the quick-fix thrill of bullets flying past your ears in conflict-focused first-person shooters, it's sometimes nice to pull back a little and take more of a tactical approach to the art of war.

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Review

Daily Echo: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Review

5:57pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Strategy fans, get excited, as StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg.

Real Racing 3 - Review

Daily Echo: Real Racing 3 - Review

5:46pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

It certainly offers one of the finest racing experiences yet to hit app stores.

Shin Megami Tensai: Persona 4 Golden - Review

Daily Echo: Shin Megami Tensai: Persona 4 Golden

2:22pm Wednesday 6th February 2013

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

6:10pm Friday 22nd February 2013

As ever in the Metal Gear series, visuals are top notch. Mechanized equipment whistles, turns, grunts and groans in spectacular style as everything from cybernetics to futuristic helicopters pack an incredible level of detail.

Omerta: City of Gangsters - Review

Daily Echo: Omerta: City of Gangsters - Review

11:59am Wednesday 20th February 2013

With dreams of the big life, you must work your way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920s Atlantic City.

Scribblenauts Unlimited - Review

Daily Echo: Scribblenauts Unlimited - Review

4:13pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

Reviewed On: Wii U

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from Aliens: Colonial Marines

6:03pm Saturday 16th February 2013

Reviewed On: PlayStation 3

After Burner Climax - Review

Daily Echo: After Burner Climax - Review

2:13pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

A perfectly enjoyable airborne adrenalin rush.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Review

Daily Echo: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Review

12:55pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

Handheld gamers are treated to an enjoyable on-track romp around the Sega world, in an effort to catch up with the race-leader Mario Kart.

Dokuro - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from Dokuro

3:35pm Thursday 7th February 2013

Reviewed On: PlayStation Vita

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Review

Daily Echo: Ni no Kuni (PS3 Review)

7:28pm Thursday 17th January 2013

There really is no other game better than Ni no Kuni to whisk players off to another mystical world full of wizardry, magic, and craziness.

Wreck-it Ralph - Review

Daily Echo: Wreck-It Ralph

2:01pm Friday 1st February 2013

Disney's next big hit will pack a real punch in cinemas, thanks largely to the sheer size of the lead character - 643lb Ralph.

The Cave - Review

Daily Echo: Screenshot from The Cave

5:46pm Thursday 24th January 2013

From the minds behind The Secret of Monkey Island, there's no surprise that whatever lurks within The Cave is spliced with an abundance of jokes and funnies, each capable of splitting the sides of anybody with a shred of humour.

Table Top Racing - Review

Daily Echo: Table Top Racing - Review

The pint-sized vehicles prove to be an effective outlet for speedy gaming sustenance, as you hair around carefully constructed table-top tracks.


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