Rise of Nightmares

Rise of Nightmares Features for Xbox 360

On: Xbox 360
Review Verdict Read Review
4Out of 10
Back to game info

Tom Orry, Editor - Wooords, iOS

woords -

I definitely go through phases of playing one iOS game and sticking to just that one. My current fave is Wooords, which sounds ridiculously basic but ends up being hugely addictive. You get given a set of letters (which look like the kind you'd put on a fridge door) and have to spell as many words as possible. The only requirements being that they must all include the special letter and be at least four letters long. Trying to get three stars on every level can take a long time, but I refuse to move on until that's achieved. Not since Cover Orange has an iOS game proved to be so addictive.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Battlefield 3 screenshot

By now you're probably either sick of hearing about Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3, or else so excited that you're on the verge of slipping into some form of gibbering, sub-human state. So far my Apathy Cloak has ensured that I remained lodged between these two extremes, but earlier this week I finally got to play the PS3 build of Battlefield 3- an event that more or less forced me to pick a side.

In short, it's looking pretty decent, but as I said in my preview, I'm slightly worried about how the console versions are going to turn out. Aside from the leaked YouTube footage, the 360 build has been AWOL, and the latest PS3 sequence was far glitchier than what I'd expect from a demo so late in the development cycle. In six week's time the game will be on shop shelves, and final code should be in our hands even before then. Does DICE have enough time to finish the game before then? I certainly hope so, and we won't have to wait long to find out.

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Terraria, PC

indieterraria -

I'm still playing Terraria. I'm playing Terraria so often it's overtaken Civ V as my most played game on Steam. For every hour I spent dragging Ghandi's name into the mud and establishing a new German reign over India, I've dug holes in the ground and his zombies with sticks for twice as long. The beauty of Terraria is that it's largely exploration based, which means in the middle of cutting down trees to use as crafting material I'm continuously finding new areas filled with giant f**king skeleton heads. Brilliant game.

New stuff to check out


To add your comment, please login or register

User Comments

Psychobilly5's Avatar


I have been play Gears 3 for a little while now. Its and awesome game but what I really like doing is going outside and useing my airsoft gun. I found mine on www.airsplat.com. They are so much fun to shoot. And they shoot like the real thing only they shoot little bb's.
Posted 22:05 on 27 September 2011
Roland_D11's Avatar


Since most retailers broke street date in Germany (and Gamestop even sending out an e-mail which said 'Everyone broke street date so we are selling it now, too') I'm playing Gears of War 3 since friday. The campaign is very enjoyable (just finished act 3 of 5) and it looks and sounds amazing.

And there was some portion of my life lost to digging holes in Minecraft...
Posted 09:27 on 19 September 2011
dav2612's Avatar


I've been working my way through disc 3 of LA Noire and it's starting to become a little boring now.
Posted 09:08 on 19 September 2011
Wido's Avatar


Been playing a lot of Gears 2 for a while. Was away this weekend, but I got my brother to step in and continue to get my wings on Gears 2. Last night I did get it, and I am very happy indeed, as I got it before Gears 3 launches, so it makes it extra special in my book.
Posted 07:59 on 19 September 2011
dazzadavie's Avatar


A few little bits of Splinter Cell: Conviction, Dead Rising 2 Case West, Trials HD, Borderlands and Fifa 11.
My main game has been Driver San Francisco and I having such a fun time. The story just doesn't take its self seriously and is even funny in some places.
Online is mad just mad and yet so enjoyable too.
Posted 07:36 on 19 September 2011
p0rtalthinker's Avatar


Despite my best judgments I'm knee deep in Oblivion again...WILL IT EVER STOP???
Posted 17:12 on 18 September 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


Deus Ex - mop up the remaining achievement for playing of the hardest difficulty (and without killing anyone - damn that prologue counting!!)

Just picked up a copy of Tomb Raider: Anniversary as well, so likely crack into that later today.

Had some fun with some user-created maps in Farcry 2 multiplayer last night.

Yep, that's pretty much it, and should be on-going until next month (when everything starts coming thick and fast).
Posted 13:52 on 18 September 2011
jeffyboy40's Avatar


In relation to what neon remarked on the console versions of Battlefield 3,does anyone remember when Medal of honor launched last year, the single player campain was riddled with bugs,hopefully this wont be the case with B3,just hope EA are not rushing this game out to compete with everything else.
Posted 12:59 on 18 September 2011


This week for me I've been playing:

Resistance 3 - Playing some multiplayer which is very fun although bettern with friends. I like how Insomniac are encouraging you to play Global Resistance. I've almost finished the campign on superhuman not too difficult. Even easier with a friend.

And that's about it for this week. With work and school starting simulatiniously I'm having significantly less time to play games, but maybe that isn't such a bad thing. Okay, maybe it is with Gears out this week and from Arkam City one game a week for 5 weeks...
Posted 11:40 on 18 September 2011
Bloodstorm's Avatar


"Played a little of Deus Ex HR last night, and realised that the hacking is just the most pointless sub-game I have ever seen."

This so hard. Worst thing about the game.

This week i.....

Finished D.E, Got back into my SF4 regime, Marvel 3 and of course......STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2!!!!
Posted 11:23 on 18 September 2011
CheekyLee's Avatar


This week it's Rise of Nightmares, Modern Warfare 2, Deus Ex and Dead Island.
Not one of those games was mentioned anywhere in the article!

Precious little for me this week. Blogging about Facebook games takes up more time than I want it to, but at least there are some actually quite good games out there. My main source of gametime has come from bus journeys, so that means Angry Birds on the WP7. I have now actually completed every level, and even bothered going back to 3* world 1. I don't know if I have it in me to try this with worlds 2 and 3, as it would be purely for the achievements attached to it.

Played a little of Deus Ex HR last night, and realised that the hacking is just the most pointless sub-game I have ever seen.

Oh, and the demo of Renegade Ops on XBLA, which even with the mild control frustrations was pretty spectacular stuff. One that I will be buying the second it goes on sale on Steam!
Posted 11:04 on 18 September 2011
guyderman's Avatar


Playing the God of War Collection volume 2. Currently on Chains of Olympus - really can't believe how well a PSP port holds up, may not be as shiny or as fast and frantic as GoW3 but it is still a cracking game and pretty nice looking too - very crisp lines! The inclusion of the dodge on the second analogue stick is a bonus too, so much easier than dodging was on the PSP with the shoulder buttons. Really enjoying it!
Posted 10:30 on 18 September 2011
reynoldio's Avatar


Lots of Football Manager on my new PC :-)

Also some Red Dead online with a few friends, a bit of MAG, plenty of PvZ free from PS+ amd also free was Portal and I've enjoyed the first 15 or so rooms - very much looking forward to the more challenging puzzles.

Been a good week!
Posted 10:19 on 18 September 2011

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 09/09/2011
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 11,500 64
View Full Site