• Reviewed On: Xbox 360
  • Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Ikaron
  • Developer: Freedom Factory Studios
  • Genre: Action
  • Price: £24.99
  • Age Rating: 18 (PEGI)

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

Subtle it is not, but if competing in a dystopian future literally just to stay alive is what floats your boat when you're sitting on your sofa, you might want to read on.

You'll take on a melange of merciless adversaries in a number of post-apocalyptic arenas around the world, each of them with a near-endless array of life-terminating hazards and limb eviscerating death-traps.

Your collection of available fighters each boast their own special skills and weapons, which can be upgraded as you progress, allowing you to play to your strengths within a number of multiplayer battle modes.

If the 'bloodthirsty post-apocalyptic gladiatorial games' slot remains empty in your gaming collection, this is definitely the title to fill it - but it is likely to be an acquired gaming taste.

SCORE: 7/5