Resident Evil 5

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The House of the Dead: Overkill screenshot
The House of the Dead: Overkill screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - House of the Dead: Overkill, Wii
Forgive me SEGA, for I expected your latest House of the Dead game to be rather forgettable. I really couldn't have been more wrong. As I mentioned in my review, this is the most fun I've had with a Wii game in a very long time, with the outrageous game Headstrong has created shocking me over and over again, in a good way. Even if you've read reviews and impressions on internet forums, you really can't prepare yourself for the things that happen in Overkill. It's the kind of stuff I didn't expect to see in any game period, let alone in a game made exclusively for the Wii. If there's any justice in this economically challenged world Overkill will sell extremely well, green lighting a sequel and securing Headstrong is safe for some time to come. I'm not sure if I can imagine what they'll think of next.

Street Fighter IV screenshot

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Street Fighter 4, PS3
With our review nearing, I've been hammering a final build of Street Fighter 4 this week. There's nothing much here that I haven't seen in previous builds of the game, but I have noticed the odd difference, mainly in the online play. So far, the netcode seems robust, performing on a similar level to the excellent netcode in Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. But what's really caught my attention is the ability to set the game so that while you're playing the Arcade mode, other players can jump in and challenge you to an online player match. This is genius - not only does it make playing the Arcade mode (and unlocking all the hidden characters) more interesting, but it gives the game a real arcade feel. In the arcade, you put your money in, play, and wait for someone to challenge you. This feeling hasn't really been captured by a console fighter before. Until now.

Football Manager Live screenshot

James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC
I've made it to the big time. Next season the Juicy Danglers will be playing in the All Evening Premier League, at least I think they will. The team finished seventh in the qualifying league - a late run of poor form cost me a Top 5 place - but because two teams above me have left the game server I've been informed that I'll be given the fifth qualifying place - Back of the net! I've been spending in preparation of the big league too, and have already brought in several players to strengthen the team. The most notable being French speedster David Bellion who I hope will be firing in the goals for years to come - £190,000 seemed like good business to me.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin screenshot

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer - F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin, Xbox 360
I never played the original F.E.A.R so playing through its sequel was a totally new experience for me. Perhaps I had just gotten used to the controls and general dynamic of Killzone 2, but F.E.A.R. 2 just felt... well... something. I was reminded of Time Crisis in places, Gears of War in others, and spent the rest of it fumbling around in the dark - more irritated than scared. This I will put down to playing in a well lit office with plenty of company, but as I have been told by Tom, I'm not a video games journalist and therefore don't know what I'm talking about. Don't misunderstand, I like this game and at times thoroughly enjoyed myself, it just didn't really do it for me.

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xboxlive

i been playing the same games this week as last week,been abit low on cash so aint got any new games :(
Posted 15:59 on 15 February 2009
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Ghost5

I've been catching up on old Gamecube games as I have been playing Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

I'm just up to chapter 5 and I have to say this might be one of my favourite Gamecube games I have currently.
Posted 10:28 on 15 February 2009
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Fuzzynutz

I have been playing COD 5 WaW, Resistance 2, And im looking forward to Killzone 2 its gonna be awsome. Oh and me and my boys have been playing Streets of rage 2 on the Wii V.C ah good times.
Posted 08:18 on 15 February 2009
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thpcplayer

spiderman web of shadows, finished fear 2 last night currently playing cod 4 modern warfare which i completed 50th time and i have been playing it for almost an year. it by far is the best fps ever. i am still playing burnout 5 paradise and gta 4 waitng for street fighter
Posted 06:25 on 15 February 2009
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Wido

Been playing Football Manger Live over the week, and recently Skate 2. Skate 2 is a cracking skateboarding game which is easily up there with Tony Hawk games.

Also been playing House Of The Dead: Overkill < bloody brillant me and my Dad can't stop playing it!
Posted 19:36 on 14 February 2009
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Woffls

aww :( not as funny now I know it was intentional.
Posted 19:06 on 14 February 2009
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SebVG

@Woffls

Depressingly, it was kinda what I was going for in the pose. Looks like immaturity is making a come back...
Posted 18:49 on 14 February 2009
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Woffls

Something i've noticed in the picture for this feature...
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:laugh:
Sorry, immature I know.

Umm, I'm playing very little, as usual. The occasional hit on Geometry Wars is about the extent of it. I did get a new high score on Pacifism yesterday, 80 million. I also just installed Orange Box on PC again so might play Episode 1/2 again.
Posted 18:35 on 14 February 2009
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FantasyMeister

I managed to get around to buying GRID. Late I know, but I'd been promising myself a good arcade racer for a while and it was that or Midnight Club LA or Need for Speed Underwhatever.

GRID was everything Tom's review said it was, and more! I discovered a nice depth to the sponsorship system, especially when you get a co-driver replete with back-chatter during races, and it gets quite tactical as to which sponsors you go for thereafter - pointless having everything requiring 1st place as that way only one of your cars wins, the other gets nothing.

And the figure-of-eight tracks in Destruction Derby were a pleasant surprise, got some very cool near-miss replays saved from that now, as well as some horrific pileups.

Inbetween I've been playing RuneScape (my mmorpg of the moment) and trying not to play FFVII as I just know it'll ruin any chances I have of clearing my backlog.
Posted 17:02 on 14 February 2009

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/03/2009
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Survival Horror
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 892 41
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