tropico 4

Tropico 4

The difference between Tropico 4 and Tropico 3 is similar to the difference in yearly sporting updates – the graphics have been improved, the presentation has been tinkered with and there are a few new inclusions, but it’s still the same game underneath. We could have decorated this...

Tropico 6 – Review

The Tropico series is well established, with players mostly enjoying their forays into running a ‘banana republic’ paradise as El Presidente. Pick the way you want to rule – a despotic capitalist, a benevolent commy or just someone in between, but the fun comes from picking sides. You...
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Tropico 5 – Review

The Tropico series can easily be compared to EA’s FIFA. Each update adds a handful of new features and has a spot of fine tuning under the hood, but these improvements alone aren’t enough to prevent more than a passing resemblance to its predecessor. Sim City went leaps...
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Omerta: City of Gangsters – Review

It would seem that after years of making niche titles such as The First Templar and the “banana republic” city building series Tropico, Haemimont Games has had to bite the bullet and create something with a more mainstream vibe. Indeed, it’s not hard to imagine somebody picking up...
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Halo goes fourth

What are the scores on the doors for Halo 4? A curious mixture is the answer. The highest score we’ve seen is a lofty 9.8 from IGN, followed by 97% from GamesMaster magazine. At the opposite end of the scale sits EGM’s 7.0 review, who panned the shooter...

NFS: Most Wanted. Same name, better game

Earlier this year it was announced that Criterion are now behind the steering wheel of the Need for Speed franchise. This more than likely means no more Burnout, but as NFS: Hot Pursuit proved Criterion are able to bring the best bits of Burnout to Need for Speed...

2011’s most ignored

Only an idiot would say that it has been a bad year for gaming. L.A Noire, Bulletstorm, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Batman: Arkham City, Xenoblade Chronicles, Uncharted 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Gears of War 3… we could go on for a long time yet. But for every AAA...

Batman is the man that can

Pow! Batman: Arkham City goes straight to number one in this week’s UK chart, shoving Forza Motorsport 4 down to #4. At #2 there’s FIFA 12 and at #3 there’s a new entry – Football Manager 2012. Just Dance 3 at #5 finishes off the top 5. The...

RAGE uncaged

id Software’s RAGE provoked a bit of a sharp response from the developer’s fan base when it was first announced. There’s no multi-player (id themselves invented the term ‘death-match’ lest you forget, back when Doom was released) and it also features racing elements, which is something rarely fused...