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Assassin’s Creed 3 Review: Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

It’s here, the long awaited third numbered game in the franchise, which sees a new assassin finally arriving after three Ezio games. Do we finally get our answers to the burning question of the past 4 games?  Did the newest assassin measure up to the lineage of Ezio and Altair? Did Desmond’s story come to a fitting conclusion?  Yes… and no.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag sadly, when there was so much potential.

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Hitman: Absolution – Welcome Back 47. You were sorely missed.

I’ve been a fan of Hitman and Agent 47 since the first game on PC and the subsequent releases on the PS2 and 360.  I enjoyed the freedom the game allowed within the game to achieve your goals as you see fit.  But I’ll be the first to admit, the stories were rather bare and at times the rather clunky controls a frustrating experience.  But you just couldn’t argue with a game that offered you so many ways to do things, especially when you could do them in style.  Absolution, however, merges that freedom of choice with a fairly amazing […]

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Halo 4: A Beginning and an End

(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) Halo and I go back a long way.  There isn’t a franchise I’ve spent more time over the last decade playing, discussing, or thinking about.  It is, maybe more than any other title, how I identify myself as a gamer.  So when Halo’s creator, Bungie, decided to relinquish control of the franchise to 343 Industries, I was worried.  Actually, mortified might be a better word.  What would happen to Master Chief and Cortana?  How would the game play change?  What would be added?  What would be taken away?  How could a brand new studio, unknown and untested, […]

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Review – Borderlands 2

Oh Pandora, you’re still a crapsack world, but I love you. Of course, I can only express my love through violence…

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Mass Effect 3 – Omega DLC Review

As a huge fan of the Mass Effect series, it’s always a joy to hear new DLC has been released for the blockbuster title. This is doubly true for the latest DLC for Mass Effect 3 – Omega – given this DLC focuses on one of the more…theatrical characters of the ME Verse – Aria T’Loak.

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Review – Need for Speed: Most Wanted

There are games that hold a special place in your heart – ones that you look back on with fond memories because your experience when playing them was magical. The original Need for Speed: Most Wanted was this kind of game for me. I am pleased to say that the current re-imagining of Need for Speed: Most Wanted by Criterion and EA Games retains all the magic I remember, and adds more.

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Review: Medal of Honor – Warfighter


The modern militaristic shooter is a crowded genre, already featuring heavy hitters like the Call of Duty franchise. For a game to stand out amidst the shooter crowd, it needs to be a powerhouse in its own right – well executed and planned gameplay must combine with excellently realised set pieces, responsive control mechanics, logical AI and strong visuals and storytelling. Unfortunately for Medal of Honor Warfighter, it fails in every single one of these elements.

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Spotlight on – Gunner Runner by Ghostbox

It’s been a busy month for the video game industry, with triple A launch after triple A launch following one after another these past weeks. As exciting as these releases have been, we here at Save Game believe it’s just as important to shine the spotlight on other, less voraciously marketed, yet no less polished or enjoyable releases – and we’ve found one such release in Gunner Runner.

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The Walking Dead Review

When I first reviewed TellTale’s The Walking Dead Episode 1, I didn’t realize at the time how good the rest of the series would be.   By the time Episode 2 came out, I could see that the series would not rely on coincidence and love of the source material to get by.    Since the mechanics stays the same throughout Episodes 2-5, I felt like it would be a disservice to the story and world TellTale created to essentially give a plot review each month.   With Episode 5’s release last week, I finally feel able to give my thoughts on the […]

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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I never played X-com: UFO Defense so when I picked up XCOM: Enemy Unknown I didn’t quite know what to expect. What I got was an amazing mix of turn based strategy, resource management and a series of lose-lose scenarios. For months I had been looking for a tactical game to sink my teeth into and despite a few bugs and odd design choices, XCOM proved to be exactly what I wanted.

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