EA’s latest arcade racer is revved up and ready for action, writes John Walshe.
The Need For Speed series has proved one of the most successful arcade racing franchises ever created, and it’s not hard to see why. The games plug into racing fans’ need for high octane thrills without too much simulation getting in the way.
That’s not to say that the cars don’t handle realistically - they do. And what magnificent mechanised machines they are. But the racing here is all about adrenaline rather than realism: smash your car off the side of a suspension ...
John Walshe puts the Xbox One’s downloadable games through their paces.
When our home world became overburdened, a bunch of intrepid humans decided to colonise the seemingly idyllic planet of Draco, only for a dastardly virus called Crimsonscale to wreak havoc on the colony. Blah, blah and blah. You don’t need the back-story, right? All you wanna do is hop up on the back of a dragon and ride that winged beast into battle. Crimson Dragon lets you do just that, and you pretty much spend your time shooting other beasties, collecting beacons and avoiding enemy ...
John Walshe puts Microsoft’s new driving sim through its paces.
One of the best things about the next generation consoles from a gamer’s perspective, particularly an impatient gamer, is that you don’t have to wait for a game to download fully to your hard drive before you can start playing. Thus, while I’m waiting for the latest instalment in Microsoft’s hugely respected driving sim to load, I find myself behind the wheel of the McLaren P1, racing through the cobbled streets of Prague, rattling over the Charles Bridge and along the narrow thoroughfares of the ...
The latest downloadable content for BioShock Infinite sees our hero return to Rapture, writes John Walshe.
Ryse looks amazing and sounds great, but is it any good as a game? John Walshe finds out.
Once more around the circuit for long-running Formula One sim, writes John Walshe.
Causing havoc on the high seas has never been so much fun, writes John Walshe.
Gun toting Presidents, aliens with English accents and 1950s sit-coms. All in a day's work for Saints Row IV, writes John Walshe.
The biggest football game in the world is back, but is it an improvement on previous versions? John Walshe has the answers.