X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Features for Xbox 360

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Red Faction: Guerrilla screenshot
Red Faction: Guerrilla screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - Red Faction: Guerrilla, Xbox 360 and PS3
Messing about in open world video games has always been great fun, but THQ's upcoming Red Faction: Guerrilla might just be the best game yet if you simply want to cause mayhem. From the off you're given remote charges that you can lob onto buildings, before detonating and watching the carnage unfold. There's just something undeniably brilliant about seeing a massive tower fall inches from your face, and you can't help but stand close to it. It's just something we're not used to seeing in video games. I've really only touched the surface of the game too, so who knows what massive structures I'll come across later on.

Fallout 3: Broken Steel screenshot

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor – Fallout 3, Xbox 360
Blasting my way through the recently released Broken Steel DLC for review reminded me just how amazing a game Fallout 3 really is. It also made me think that, actually, it should have figured higher than sixth in our Top 10 Games of 2008 list. The problem we encountered when ordering the list was that not everyone on the editorial team had played every game on it to completion. So, the opinion I had of Fallout 3 at the back end of last year, isn't the one I have now. Now, having pumped over 100 hours into its incredibly post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic Washington DC, I reckon I should have pushed harder. But that's what you get when every game publisher decides to release its best games in October: there just aren't enough hours in the day for everyone to play them.

Virtua Tennis 2009 screenshot

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Virtua Tennis 2009, Wii
As I said in my preview, Virtua Tennis and Wii MotionPlus is a match made in heaven. The new motion controls are firm and organic, like a prize winning carrot; the correspondence between your movement and the on-screen reaction may still not quite be 1:1, but it's pretty darn close. It also seems as if SEGA is treating this game with the traditional Virtua care and attention to detail, and for once Nintendo's console will be getting all the features of the PS3 and 360 versions. The bottom line, however, is that Virtua Tennis with MotionPlus is sheer buttery pleasure. If you thought that the Wii was fun before, wait till you try this…

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition screenshot

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer – Oblivion, Xbox 360, PC and PS3
Perhaps it’s just me, but more and more frequently I’m finding that the game fails to give you enough information about what to do next. Many times I have been walking in circles trying to find that one item needed to force the story into progression. One example of this can be found in the main quest. You are trying to decipher some clues in a stack of books with the help of someone in the Mage’s Guild, and told to leave it with her to work on. If, at this time, you chose to go off and do another quest, you are given no direction whatsoever when you try and pick the main one back up again. Fortunately I have so many other missions left that it’s not much of a worry. As for the thieves’ guild, I’m slacking it off for the time being, it demands a level of patience that I’m just not prepared to give right now. If I can’t go there, kill some people, rob them blind, and then get paid for it, then I’m generally not that interested.

Football Manager Live screenshot

James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC
It's been what I consider a breakthrough year for the Juicy Danglers. After a return to the AE Premiership, a fourth place finish can only be viewed as a great achievement. But for throwing away points in the final few games we could have finished second. The seniors also made it to the semi finals of the AEFA Premiere Challenge Cup and the All Evening Cup. There's also much to celebrate in the youth ranks, with Lemaire and co clinching the AE U21 league title for the first time. They also won the St. John U19 League, while the even younger Danglers managed a respectable third in the AE U18s League. Overall the squad is now much stronger than the end of last season and it seems a realistic target to aim for a Top 2 finish in the coming season.

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startover4's Avatar


ive been playing
Red faction and infamous which are pretty great games
Posted 18:04 on 06 July 2009
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This week i have been playing:
Race Pro-getting better online and not coming last all the time.
FarCry 2-Gaving this game one more go.

But aint been playing much this week due to being ill
Posted 09:20 on 15 May 2009
guyderman's Avatar


I'm back on Riddick again now - Not too far off finishing Butcher Bay and will give dark Athena a go after - I'm really enjoying it.
Posted 11:29 on 14 May 2009
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i am currently playing lost planet in dire anticipation of lost planet 2
Posted 10:49 on 14 May 2009
South_East_Jedi's Avatar


RESI 5 again, finished it on vet over the weekend and now playing through on professional difficuty. other than that, on some xbla games, dishwasher & outrun. chinatown got a look in over weekend too
Posted 14:56 on 12 May 2009
rico_rico's Avatar


can you help me i download the final path of Football Manager 2009 v9.3.0.
it works but wen i start the game it's need a product key how can i find the product key
Posted 19:01 on 10 May 2009
StrikeForce's Avatar


Chinatown Wars is going cheap on various sites. Shop around before making a decision of trading in Overkill.

Recently it has been an eventful Capcom week. As of Resident Evil 5 & Street Fighter IV. I'm looking forward to Bionic Commando, so your review shall come in handy.
Posted 10:10 on 10 May 2009
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Played MadWorld mostly this week. I'm trying to savour it though.

I somewhat had the urge to play Okami today - no idea what I was supposed to do having first fired the game up after 10 months of dust collecting. It got boring pretty fast again.

OVERKILL will be leaving the household tomorrow to make way for Chinatown Wars (if I find it pre-owned) :D
Posted 00:26 on 10 May 2009
Wido's Avatar


Resident Evil 5 this week, really been getting into this game more now. Went back through the history of the game and watching the previous scenes I have done so I can recap on what has happened so far in RE5.

Went back to WANTED: Weapons of Fate to get the rest of the trophies, just got to play through it for another couple of times and then done.
Posted 20:39 on 09 May 2009
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Doom collection, love 2 so much.
Posted 16:32 on 09 May 2009
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FantasyMeister@ jakeistheman

I find it odd that nobody is playing their review copy of Sacred 2, not arrived yet? At present I'm playing Beijing 2008 vs my daughter, picked up Resi Evil 5 today as well as they were both going cheap at ASDA so will catch up with that next week. Other than that, Phantasy Star Universe (as usual).
Posted 16:00 on 09 May 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


was actually on a trip to washington DC last week hence my 6 day absense so really i played nothing.
Posted 15:10 on 09 May 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 01/05/2009
Developer: Raven Software
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 1,502 180
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