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Final Fantasy XIII reviews go live, get rounded-up

Friday, 5 March 2010 18:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

FFXIII 13

After the intitial batch of European reviews this morning, the US are starting to go live with their scores.

Get the second wave after the break.

GamesRadar gave the game a ten yesterday, but that was canceled out by Edge’s five this morning.

Full list is below:

If you have any links to add, please add them below.

The game is currently being advertised in the UK, showing only the game for 360 only.

Final Fantasy XIII releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Tuesday.

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67 Comments

  1. get2sammyb

    Pluggy-plug.

    PushSquare: http://www.pushsquare.com/11633/final-fantasy-xiii-on-playstation-3-review/ [3/4]

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Better than I expected from RPGSite.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SunKing

    Eurogamer has given it an 8/10.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/gamingreviews/a206707/final-fantasy-xiii-ps3.html

    4/5

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Ign UK 8.3

    http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/107/1074227p1.html

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Reaper

    http://www2.britxbox.co.uk/viewarticle.php?id=4023

    7/10

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DJ Deathstar

    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/final-fantasy-xiii/review/

    xbox360achievements 82%

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SunKing

    Oof, the 360 version really got a beating from Digital Foundry. The PS3 is undoubtedly the better looking version, for those still wondering.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. clopezi

    HardGame2: http://www.hardgame2.com/ps3/articulo-4540.html

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Anyone wondering why there ain’t no US reviews, they’re going live in respective timezones, depending on the site is based.

    So don’t expect 1UP’s or GT’s review until 8am GMT.

    As for IGN US, don’t go looking for theirs. They’re not even doing theirs until Monday.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DJ Deathstar

    Assuming Ign are waiting till Monday so they can think of more reasons to give it a stupidly high score?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Nope. They’re blaming the APOCALYPS3.

    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/107/1074418p1.html

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Hmm… I was expecting a flood, not a trickle.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    Right, I’m off to bed.

    When the East Coast goes live with their reviews, I’ll bump this up to the top when me and Pat come on in the morning and add in the second wave for East and West Coast US reviews.

    That said, if there’s any more reviews out there, comment them please. I’ll add them in the morning. :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    “Better than I expected from RPGSite.”

    We try to stick to a more average centric scoring system and not rate too much over the top. I’m actually surprised it didn’t score *higher* myself.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    http://gameinformer.com/games/final_fantasy_xiii/b/ps3/default.aspx

    They don’t have the 360 version up for review yet due to SEnix apparently never sent them the 360 version in time for it to be published on the last issue.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    1. Playstation 3: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) 85
    Square Enix

    2. Xbox 360: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) 87
    Square Enix

    On Metacritic… riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! Especially when Playstation 3 version is much better. MS money on the train. Playing dirty.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Damn, there goes my sweepstake money. Good job there wasn’t any actual cash involved. :-D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Blerk

    5/10 from Edge! :-D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. JonFE

    Ouch! That must have butt-hurt!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Its Edge the same people who give Heavy Rain a 7. They have as much credabilty as Gamesradar.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mington

    a
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    :P 5/10 screams not worth playing, right? thats crazy, i’ll have to give it a read

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Edge would say that 5/10 screams ‘average’ rather than ‘rubbish’. That won’t stop the internet melting down, though.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. mington

    the reviewer loves the combat and the world

    dislikes the cliched characters

    and hates the 25 hour long tutorial

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Filofax

    I would rather ask an assistant in WHSmith to recommend me a game, than take any notice of a review by Edge.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DaMan

    Hindle, you are very wrong. unlike other sites, that give the game a 8 if it’s mediocre, they have a proper score system – 5 is average, 7 is good, 9 is excellent.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    “Its Edge the same people who give Heavy Rain a 7. They have as much credabilty as Gamesradar.”

    Yes, because a professional industry magazine with professional writers and professional standards is the same as a website whose idea of a high quality article is “The Ten Best Breasts in Gaming”.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    You’ve actually just managed to improve my opinion of Gamesradar. Before you said that I was under the impression that they’d done nothing of worth. :D

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Blerk

    Were the ten best breasts individual ones or pairs? Are we talking about ten ladies or just five? This is important.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    You raise a good point. Some breasts are better than others.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. dirigiblebill

    Boobies: saving the world from predictable review debates since 1845.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ahh boobies.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Monk

    NowGamer Xbox360 Version

    http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/9076/final-fantasy-xiii

    NowGamer PS3 Version

    http://ps3.nowgamer.com/reviews/ps3/9075/final-fantasy-xiii

    #33 5 years ago
  34. SplatteredHouse

    American reviews are beginning to appear:

    Gamespot – 8.5
    http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/finalfantasy13/review.html?tag=topslot;thumb;1

    1up – A-
    http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3178230

    Game Informer: – 9.25 (PS3. Review code for 360 not made available by publisher)
    http://gameinformer.com/games/final_fantasy_xiii/b/ps3/archive/2010/03/05/square-enix-delivers-a-great-game-not-a-savior.aspx

    #34 5 years ago
  35. hitnrun

    And I thought, when the rumors were spreading of a 20 hour tutorial, people were embellishing the length for effect. It turns out they might have been rounding down.

    @Erthazus: That’s probably due to the official or dedicated Xbox publications not scoring the PS3 version at all.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. The Hindle

    Pfft Edge give Killzone 2 a 7 saying its generic yet give Halo ODST a 9 which was a £40 expansion pack. They opinions contradict all the time. The ten best breasts in gaming was a class article ill let you know :)

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Johnny Cullen

    Updated.

    Is there any I’ve missed?

    #37 5 years ago
  38. SplatteredHouse

    The Hindle: EDGE employ writers and other staff (probably change with some regularity, and have-per platform specialists as well, I believe), and ‘the bar’, and tastes alter with time, too. Considering some research in to the circumstance of each review, and its writer might alter your perspective.

    I imagine that “ensuring every current review aligns in noticeable aspects with each before it” is fairly low priority on a to-do list prior to submitting copy to the editor before deadline.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. NiceFellow

    @38 – actually if you take professional criticism seriously that should be fairly high on the list. If it’s low, your editorial standards aren’t good enough.

    The EDGE review is funny though in a way, no doubt the focus of many a heated forum.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaMan

    I don’t remember a single review of ODST that was lower than 8 (out of the major sites).

    #40 5 years ago
  41. nfg90

    Oyun Yamaları

    #41 5 years ago
  42. zoopdeloop

    I personaly don’t take account Edge’s reviews and especially when it comes to the FF franchise.They gave X a 6 which i pretty much enjoyed and for me it was like an 8.5-9

    #42 5 years ago
  43. MushroomStamp

    @36 well they were spot on with KZ2. I like their reviews because they seem to yank the “fanboyism” out of their reviews which I appreciate.

    I agree with most of their reviews.. including Heavy Rain being a 7.. cuz after I finished it.. that’s all i felt it was worth.

    Fanboyism sucks

    #43 5 years ago
  44. justiceblob

    I think they just give purposefully low scores for attention TBH. Sometimes, I get the impression of a 8/9 from a review, which then ends up with a 6.

    Edge are just stuck up imo

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Slyjss

    Eurogamer Spain: 9/10 http://www.eurogamer.es/articles/final-fantasy-xiii-analisis

    #45 5 years ago
  46. itsucks

    When fan…people moan about reviews without talking about them, just the score, then i go at lenghts and say probably they are the most acurate and you are the fanboys piece of shit moaning, get a life.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    @46
    Can you at least type coherently? BDH makes more sense than you do.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    Added a whole bunch of links, including the GT review.

    I’d stay clear from that if I was you, though. Some of their reviews from other games have had pretty big spoilers in them recently.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48

    Aerith Dies!!

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Michael O’Connor

    “Aerith Dies!!”

    Hey, that’s my line. =(

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Monk

    just in case, everybody know that [ Gamespot, IGN ] in Bayoentta thing was Review PS3 and Xbox 360 version Separately because of
    the technical issues.

    now there`s HUGE difference between the two version in FFXII, and a lot of website admit that, So the question is, why the didn`t review Each version Separately ?

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Monk

    and that Goes to 1up as well, as they prove it by them self in
    this article !

    http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=9022412

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Ghost_Six

    Playstation Official Magazine UK 9 / 10
    NZGamer 9.2 / 10 (http://nzgamer.com/ps3/reviews/1054/final-fantasy-xiii.html)

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Ghost_Six

    GameSpy: 4,5/5

    http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/final-fantasy-xiii/1074815p1.html

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Michael O’Connor

    “now there`s HUGE difference between the two version in FFXII, and a lot of website admit that, So the question is, why the didn`t review Each version Separately ?”

    Because, unlike Bayonetta, the differences between the two versions are not game-breaking in the slightest.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. zoopdeloop

    “Because, unlike Bayonetta, the differences between the two versions are not game-breaking in the slightest.”

    they’re not game breaking,but half of the game is CG and real time cutscenes and one version has by far much better quality in those even if you own a SD TV or HD…the other doesn’t look so good and sound a little bit “hollow” at these parts
    After all that’s what FF’s always been…presentation and story

    #56 5 years ago
  57. YoungZer0

    Weird the review of TeamXbox seems to be offline.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Monk

    @56 +1

    I get my copy Yesterday, Gameplay is Fucking amazing !!
    really I very happy how the Gameplay be, in first hour
    it easy because you only use attack, but when the Commando
    option came, it`s really Fun !

    square did a really good job in this one !

    #58 5 years ago
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    I can’t wait. Amazon already processed my order so they will be shipping it first thing tomorrow so I can play it Tuesday. I already told the wife that not even god himself can tear me away from the tv once I get it.

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    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 […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]