Edge gives Bayonetta 10, Dragon Age 5

Friday, 20 November 2009 11:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The latest Edge scores are up on NeoGAF (thanks, Anders), including a 10/10 for Platinum’s Bayonetta.

Dragon Age fared less well: it got 5/10 for the 360 version.

The lot:

  • Modern Warfare 2: 9
  • Assassin’s Creed II: 8
  • Left 4 Dead 2: 9
  • Bayonetta: 10
  • Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: 8
  • Sin and Punishment: 8
  • Dragon Age:Origins: 5
  • Saw: 4
  • Lit: 7
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles 7
  • Football Manager 2010: 8
  • Tropico 3: 7
  • Spaceball Revolution: 5


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  1. Eregol

    Doesn’t surprise me.
    It is frankly awesome. Shame it’s not out for another 2 months.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Here I thought it was gonna be the other way round. :S

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I appear to have woken up in a parallel universe again. :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Robo_1

    Colour me very surprised!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    I guess Bioware forgot to slip them the bribe money for shame Bioware. You always have to pay the reviewers…

    Did anyone read the review for DAO from Edge? I can’t seem to find it. I am curious why they gave it such a low score. If its because of the difficulty then they are idiots.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Eregol

    PS3 version probably only gets an 8 though.
    Damn Sega’s shoddy port.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gingerdave

    I know Edge always mark harshly but damn that’s tough mark.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They’ve reviewed the 360 version of Dragon Age rather than the PC version, so the score probably reflects that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. iampaddy

    Modern Warfare 2 is not worth a 9 in a million years.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Monk

    10 form Edge, it surprise me so much !
    from friend I Know him, he say that Bayonetta have
    more Finishing Combos than what Dante in Devil may cry Have, and more Beautiful.

    Can`t Wait.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Michael O’Connor

    “I guess Bioware forgot to slip them the bribe money for shame Bioware. You always have to pay the reviewers…”

    You’ve never read an issue of EDGE, have you?

    The Bayonetta score I can *almost* understand. The game really is the first true evolution for that type of game since Dante came on the scene. I would have given it a 9 myself though, personally.

    But 5 out of 10 for DAO?! Christ…

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Cort

    Edge takes longer to review than just about anyone else. I know they’ve said that they like to play a game more so they can review better, but I can’t help thinking that the fact that many of their scores subsequently posted are out of step with the general consensus is more than just a coincidence.

    But I’m sure their commercial partners and advertising department are happy whatever the reasons for their severely delayed (but rarely long, detailed or comprehensive) review articles and frequently controversial scores.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Eregol

    Considering it also got 40/40 in Famitsu then a 10/10 isn’t all that bizarre.
    I played the PS3 demo, didn’t really see anything wrong with it and had a riot of a time.

    I’d like to see Edge to an extended section for DAO with a reference to the PC version as it has been said by a lot of people that the console versions are incredibly inferior.

    Edge’s review scores are ones that I actually take note of as I respect their views and tend to agree with them a lot of the time. That’s why Future publishing get money from me for a sub.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    “You’ve never read an issue of EDGE, have you?”

    No I have not isn’t it a EU magazine or reviewer? I have only heard they review rather harsh. I understand that DAO has a few bugs but compared to the PC version its not that many and not even the PC version looks that much better then the 360. I understand PC is gonna look better but its very trivial ( I know I played it on a friends Super rig) 5/10 is way harsh I don’t think they played the game entirely. There was a point in the game I was beginning to be disappointed with where it was going but once I got to the Landsmeet it turned the game around entirely.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. XDamage

    Dragon Age 5/10?!?! What the hell have they been drinking over at Edge headquarters?? I know the console version of the game is supposed to be easier and dumbed down compared to the PC version, but I can’t believe it’s that bad.

    The PC version is the best RPG I’ve played since Fallout 3, hell, maybe even since Baldur’s Gate II!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Eregol

    Well, Eurogamer gave it 6/10. So maybe 5/10 from Edge considering how harsh they can be is justified?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Michael O’Connor

    “No I have not isn’t it a EU magazine or reviewer?”

    The point I was making was that EDGE simply isn’t the sort of magazine where bribing to get scores just doesn’t happen. Trust me on this one.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. ARFarokhi

    Edge has already gave a game 10/10. Guess what game!

    PS3′s Exclusive “Little Big Planet”

    Cheers for PS3 Lovers (including myself!)!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Cort

    @O’Connor, ignoring the double negative….

    While I have no reason to disagree, reading the magazine proves nothing. Writers who are bribed tend not to admit to it in their articles. But anyway, there is a saying in politics which applies across all fields of human endeavor:

    “Always be suspicious of the man who runs on an anti-sleaze ticket”.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @ O’Connor it was a joke. Not a very good one obviously.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Bulk Slash

    A 10? I’ve not agreed with any of Edge’s 10s for quite a while, but the demo for Bayonetta was *very* promising if a bit too focused on button mashing. Still, I look forward to playing the full thing.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Jadeskye

    a 5/10 for dragonage? i think they gave the review to a guy that doesn’t care for the genre personally.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Eregol

    Everything’s a button masher when the difficulty is down low enough.
    Stick it on a nice hard setting and see how far button mashing gets you.

    I seriously doubt that. See my above comment about Eurogamer giving it 6/10.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. DaMan

    yay, thumbs up for Bayonetta. EG also gave it a 9/10.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    The EG DA review was seriously flawed though. The reviewer was someone who had already spent 70 odd hours on the PC version getting used to and comfortable with that interface and style. What did they expect him to think of the 360 version?

    The EG reviewer also whinged about several things which just weren’t true (seems to be a theme in recent EG reviews) – then had to add a retraction after being corrected but didn’t seem to think this affected his score (they were fairly major points I think it was more about trying to save what little face he had left).

    The console versions should have been judged on their own merits, the approach is not worse or better – just different. Actually makes for a smoother flow to the game if that is what you want.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    I didn’t really like DAO either to be fairly honest. Too much focus on managing your party. To me, the party dynamic should be left to other kinds of RPGs, namely menu driven jrpgs or strategy based tactic style RPGs. In my mind the only way to pull off a multiparty western rpg is on an online MMORPG. Just my two cents. Milage may vary. But when I played DAO(xb360) there was way too many menus, it moved too slow, and frankly I lost interest and was glad I didn’t buy the game.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Eregol

    The Bayonetta 10 has already been added to Edge’s Wikipedia page on their list on 10′s.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    I prefer the console version reminds me of a souped up KOTOR set in a fantasy world. Also I didn’t pay attention but they gave Saw a four and gave DAO a 5. Yeah this review is flawed big time.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    “if a bit too focused on button mashing.!

    Calling Bayonetta a “bit of a button masher” is like calling the theory of relativity a “basic maths equation”.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    Hmm im willing to bet God of war 3 gets a 7 of Edge even though its very much like Bayonetta

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Eregol

    Having played both Bayonetta and GoW3, I can honestly say that the 2 play nothing like each other.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DaMan

    GoW gameplay is nothing like Bayonetta/DMC, it’s comparable to NG.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    Really Bayonetta does look more focused on the combat and God of war is more about exploration. Also the director of this has said he does look at Gow as a competitor

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DaMan

    uh, Bayonetta/DMC is basically about combos and the such, NG/GoW gameplay is more precise, allows more strategy.

    “the director of this has said he does look at Gow as a competitor”

    link please? because I remember some website calling Bayonetta a GoW killer, but I don’t remember Platinum saying that.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Eregol

    God of War about exploration?
    What the hell kind of planet are you on?
    God of War is about fighting, the brutality of it all. Hence you can disembowell centaurs in number 3.
    GoW is about killing things in a nasty way while Bayonetta is more about finesse.
    Either way, both games are an astounding spectacle and I can’t wait for either of them.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Mike

    Dragon Age PC is a 10.

    Although I’m not a huge fan of DMC, I might well have to give Bayonetta a butcher’s.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. The Hindle

    Really finesse so you would call eating an enemy with a fucking dragon finesse eregol lol because thats really brutal is that.


    It was in an interview where he said he doesnt play the Ninja gaiden games but looks at the Gow games something like that.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Eregol

    Yeah, and there’s a lot of exploration in God of War……
    Seriously. Go and play Bayonetta. Doesn’t matter what console you have a quick google search will give you instructions how to set up a jap account so you can try it.

    Then play a God of War game and tell me how similar they are.
    Two COMPLETELY different games. So, until you’ve played them both are you really qualified to comment?

    #38 5 years ago
  39. The Hindle

    I go off exploration as the games have puzzle solving elements that require a degree of exploration at times,

    for the record im not hating on Bayonetta as im getting it but my point is Edge give this a 10 but give all the Gow games a 7 when Gow is really good

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaMan

    Edge gave the first GoW an 8, they gave a 7 the second one.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Eregol

    God of War got an 8/10 from Edge

    Granted the sequel got a 7.
    It all depends on how well the gameplay evolves.
    God of War 3′s demo was good, but not as good as the Bayonetta demo.
    GoW3 has a lot longer to go though.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. The Hindle

    Exactly Chains of olympus got a 7 as well. The gameplay in Gow is amazing yet they give it a 7 its like wtf. Edge and thier bias as always

    #42 5 years ago
  43. DaMan

    their scores were fair tbh. they also gave DMC3 a 8.

    I don’t see any bias in that, Uncharted2 got a 9 :D.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Eregol

    Not at all.
    Yes, Chains of Olympus was fun, but it didn’t really push the boat out.
    With regards to Edge’s scoring system you need to read it thusly
    6 = Give it a go. Don’t expect too much
    7 = Well worth playing. Will give you a lot of fun
    8 = Buy it. You wont regret it
    9 = Absolutely fantastic. Do not miss this
    10 = Revolutionary in every way. Make sure it joins your collection.

    PS: You want to see bias, you should look at Gamestm.
    They rated LBP a 9 if I remember rightly. And when it comes to multi-format releases they pretty much always review the 360 version.
    In fact, I went a couple of months without seeing a single PS3 multi-format title reviewed.
    In one of those issues there wasn’t a single PS3 game at all.
    And they tend to rate PS3 games down too.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. The Hindle

    And Bayonetta is a revolution is it. Its basically the spirtuel sequel to Dmc 1. Would you call a Halo 3 a revolution lol i mean seriously that list is flawed mate.

    Chains pushed the Psp to its technical peak thats why it deserved a much higher score. Ill agree with you on that the Ps3 does get some shit for some reason. What did Edge give Crackdown btw?

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Eregol

    Technical achievements will always be recognised. But it’s how it plays that counts.
    It’s not always the best looking games that get a 10 you know?
    Have a read of Eurogamer’s import review for Bayonetta
    Very positive reading.

    Bayonetta is nothing like DMC either. Just because it’s the same genre of game and by primarily the same people doesn’t mean it’s the same.

    Go and try it. Seriously. It’ll change your mind. It’s nothing against Sony the Bayonetta score. Don’t forget it’s coming out on PS3 too (albeit as a poor port from Sega, which still got 38/40 from Famitsu).
    Famitsu scored Bayonetta 40/40, Edge called the game flawless.
    And Eurogamer said
    “The result is a game that exemplifies so much of what commentators claim has died in the Japanese game industry. A blast of creative brilliance, both technically accomplished, strategically deep and infused with rare imagination, Bayonetta represents the pinnacle of its chosen niche.”

    #46 5 years ago
  47. DaMan

    Bayonetta is nothing like DMC? based on the demo gameplay it is very very similar. I’d say it’s like DMC with a more ‘wicked’ gameplay scheme.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    And Gow chains of olympus played like a dream, yea Bayonetta looks brilliant dude id say its pretty similar to Dmc, as it has a larger then life protagonist, in your face combos, effortlessy cool charisma etc all things shared by the first Dmc but that was lost with the second.

    Off topic dont you think its weird by how many 360 exclusives get scored 9 or above with Edge, i mean i never believed people when they said they are bias but il admit i think they are now

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Eregol

    DMC didn’t have the extensive combo tree that Bayonetta has.
    Dante also didn’t have pistols attached to his feet and hair that can tear enemies in half.
    Or the ability to summon a guillotine, or chainsaws.

    It was however a revolution for it’s time, but it is a star that has dulled over the years.

    Bayonetta is frankly awesome and can’t really be compared to anything on the market at the moment IMO.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. DaMan

    well, I meant gameplay wise. it is rather close.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Eregol

    It’s definately a different (and better) beast to God of War, and I’ve played every DMC apart from 2. Just from Bayonetta’s demo I feel it is infinitely the better game.

    DMC had it’s issues. It was quite short, and the last boss was a let down. If Edge say Bayonetta is faultless, I am inclined to believe them from what I’ve played at the moment.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. The Hindle

    Depends on opinion Eregol does that really i prefer the more serious story of Gow to the campyness of Bayonetta but they really are very different come to think of it.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Eregol

    I have to say though, that when playing God of War 3 there are some low res textures in the demo.

    Poor textures can be seen on
    Blades of Chaos (although the sound of them makes my spine tingle in a good way)
    Some character models (The red titan and the Chimaera)
    The centaur’s insides

    PS3 Bayonetta has it’s issues. But I like both, Bayonetta edges it for me.
    I’ve always been a sucker for Japanese craziness. This is no exception.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    That because its 6 month old code lol, you know unfinished

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Eregol

    Yeah I know that.
    But considering the quality of other textures involved and wanting to showcase it as a powerhouse title leaving in placeholder textures (especially on a gargantuan character model that is almost permanently on screen)is quite frankly ludicrous.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Uncontested

    A five? really? Talk about breaking the mold just to be different.

    Reviewer was probably some console fps douche.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. bluemanrule

    Perhaps the reviewer has some profound reason to give Dragon Age a 5/10. Drug use, the only apparent reason why DA:O would receive such a score, is not an applicable reason though.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Gekidami

    Why not read the review and find out?

    #58 5 years ago
  59. zoopdeloop

    As i have played the full game of Bayonetta i can tell you that it’s the most fun action game i’ve ever played.
    If you go past the kitsch art style and the somehow silly parts(which are few) of the game it’s pure fun in all it’s glory.It may not have the same depth or graphics with GoW but gameplaywise is more fun.
    As for the Ps3 version…i think some people are going a little bit overboard.The textures are good,so does the framerate…graphics don’t feel washed out at all.There are minor differences to 360 version.
    The huge letdown REALLY are the loading times(ps3 version) which i heard they will be fixed with a patch.

    #59 5 years ago
  60. zoopdeloop

    oh and one more thing about Bayonetta’s gameplay.It has the best variety of Weapons/combos/skills/unlockables i have ever played in these kind of games(Gow-DMC style)1 or even 2 playthroughs with this game really are not enough to acquire and learn all of them

    #60 5 years ago

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    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]