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Halo: Reach reviews go live – get them all here

Sunday, 12 September 2010 05:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Here we are, then. The reviews for Bungie’s last Halo title, Halo: Reach, have gone live. Does Bungie’s Halo adventure end with a bang or a floppy whimper?

Get everything below the break.

So far, some great scores have come in for the shooter. Good scores equals must buy. That’s how it normally works, ja?

Get them all below:

We’ll add more scores as they come in.

If you have any more links to add, do so below.

Halo: Reach launches worldwide on Tuesday for Xbox 360.

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115 Comments

  1. dragct

    Gamer365.hu – 9.5/10
    http://www.gamer365.hu/show-article.php?id=581&article

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Renegade

    Wow, It most be awesome…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. RomaTotti10

    Destructoid – 10/10

    #3 5 years ago
  4. troyx

    ign uk 10/10 http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/111/1119630p2.html

    #4 5 years ago
  5. manamana

    Tuesday cant come soon enough…thats right, haters. You’re out! Bwuhahaha!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. manamana

    Sorry. I’ m drunk. ;-)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Ransom

    A lot of positive reviews? It must suck like halo ODST then

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

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    #8 5 years ago
  9. Crysis

    33 hours & 50 mins til i own this :D
    @7 ODST wast supposed to be DLC, they just slapped a mutliplayer disk with all the DLC & labelled it a new game, so it’s good value, same as a GotY Edition with a different campaign & an additional survival mode, but if you had already bought all the DLC & hanged onto your original halo 3, i can understand the frustration

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Joe Anderson

    I completed the single player campaign last night, its pretty good. I imagine most of the scores above are based on the multiplayer side though, which I’ve yet to try.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    I defo agree with Gameradars review for the single player, spot on.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Yeah, its defo an MP thing. SP dosnt look bad but its overall style is abit dated by the looks of it.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. frostquake

    It “appears” again that Multiplayer was the focus with a solid yet below average Single Player Campaign. I expected Bungie to Really go BALLS out on Both, instead of focusing on the balance being Multiplayer.

    To be Honest, the “MONEY” to be made by Microsoft is Multiplayer DLC! Those little Map Packs that come out that are ridiculously overpriced, and believe me, Halo Reach Maps will be overpriced!

    As a Single Player, I was expecting of all Franchises, Bungie to give “ALL” players, SP and MP, a massive over the top send off. Sadly it seems we SP are left out in the cold yet again, if not with a nice coat, though it would be better to be inside by the fire sipping a brandy with the MP crowd!!

    As a Gamer I am truly concerned for the future of us Single Campaign Players…I can already see us being added to the near extinction list, if not already.

    NOTE: This is not a dig at you MP’s..you should be very happy with what you are getting, but as a SP, I am disappointed, and with Bungie, I think us SP had certain expectations going in…thinking we were getting a completely flushed out Strong Story Driven Campaign that had depth and meat to it, instead of an ODST 2.0

    Oh well..still looking forward to it, just not as excited as I was!
    :(

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Tallon 4

    O, Erthazus, where art thou? :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. TraceableX

    I think Microsoft paid well…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Crysis

    @13, there are a few gems focusing mainly on SP, but don’t expect to fing too many in the fps genre, unless it’s also part RPG

    #16 5 years ago
  17. polygem

    @13: this is true for many shooters but not for videogames in general i think. Look at fallout for example. Fable 3 also looks like a much longer and even more solid sp game than 2. I personally dont mind a shorter sp for a game like halo. This is a mp beast. mp is awesome fun. In fact i cant concentrate on playing the sp because i cant wait to enjoy the mp awesomeness.I thought the bc 2 campaign had thr perfect length as well.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. spiderLAW

    I love me some Halo. Ive been playing Halo since the 1st game. I played part 1 and 2 on xbox and on PC, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST and have beaten them all on legndary and put in tons of hours into multiplayer and can say that most, if not all, of those reviews sound like they got handed some marketing money.
    I never thought any of the Halo’s deserved anything over than a 4/5 or a 8.5/10
    O well. I guess i’ll know for sure once my copy arrives in the mail.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    “As a Gamer I am truly concerned for the future of us Single Campaign Players…I can already see us being added to the near extinction list, if not already.”

    tbh, I don’t know what you lot see in single player… The AI is always predictable, and once you know how to beat it, there’s no challenge. There’s basically no reason to come back other than to do the exact same things over and over again.

    I think the majority, myself included, enjoy playing and beating other people.

    Sure, some people are anti-social, and might be afraid to communicate with another human beings online, but it’s possible to turn off all communication and play most online games without ever having to.

    Also, I agree that the days of devs focusing on SP do seem to be coming to an end. If for nothing other than for making money from subscription systems like Pachter’s been suggesting.

    Anyway, this looks like the same old Halo to me. CE was fun, but that was years ago. The MP is too slow for my liking, so I might give Reach a miss.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    For some reason i was never a big Halo guy. But recently i started playing it and enjoyed it alot. I played the Reach beta and really liked it. I’m definitely gonna spend more time on the MP now, so that i won’t get killed all the time, haha.

    I also really want to see what people are gonna come up with in terms of custom maps and stuff.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. frostquake

    @ 17 I would hazard to guess you are young and can’t remember FPS on PC’s that had absolutely NO ONLINE component, or very limited. I remember getting my first copy of Shareware of Doom or Wolfenstein on floppy. I also was a HUGE fan of WING COMMANDER which was nothing more then a First Person Shooter in space, same with FreeSpace. I remember going to Sams to get a Movie Tin Containing Wing Commander and T-Shirt..It was all about the Single Player.

    I am by first and foremost a FPS fan, then games like Third Person Adventures like Fallout and Fable come in. I just completed Dark Void, Shooter Third Person. Not the greatest game but I am desperate for those type of games.

    Nothing wrong with MP Beasts as you put it. I have just noticed that the first Game of Halo opened up a HUGE world and started a Cannon that I as a single player was enjoying exploring. MP Games as of this point, have no Depth of story line…The Deepest I have played is Resistance 2 MP, and because of the multi-layered quests within it, I was hooked. It was nothing like capture the flag, skulls, king of the hill. In fact I would think most MP’s wouldn’t enjoy the Story Driven side of Resistance 2, because all players were human and played against the Chimera…true they had simple offerings as well where you could play CTF and such, but I never played that.

    I would love to see a Halo MP Game where you worked as a team, and completed that quest, it unlocked another part of the map, and you moved on to that quest, fought a Boss, threw some switches, gathered some intel and did the same things you did in Single Player…Fire Fight kind of starts that but has no real depth to it. I really think Resistance 2 was ahead of it time and hopefully we will see more of that.

    Friends of mine that are in their 20′,s that is all they care about is how many maps are in the MP and what types, if there is any hint of a story or doing anything more then ranking up, getting new armor, or just blindly running and gunning, they are not interested.

    To me, I want to understand the character I am, I want to put myself in his/her shoes, and understand and really feel it, MP just can’t do that. When your Playing MP, what is the story and background of your Character you are playing, you have no idea…and to be honest I bet most don’t care. To me though, it gets just redundant and repetitive, there is no resonance with me. Oh well I died 127 times today playing MP, but I am ranked 487…all this means nothing to me.

    I am about the Journey. I love learning the character and the challenges they had in the past, present and the pains of the future. Master Chief has that, he has depth and a story arc, and I identify with that..A stolen youth, an internal struggle, and the weight of being possibly the last hope!! MP’s just don’t care about that!! Its all about running, gunning, collecting and ranking.

    Now don’t get mad…All that said…NOTHING WRONG WITH MP AT ALL!!! just not for me…I need more. Could come from all those Long Lengthy PC titles I played when I was young, when consoles were nothing more then intellivision, and coleco vision, and the sega master system, and atari 2700 and such.

    As I have posted in these pages, I just think you could develop a MP Halo ONLY disc game and put it out to retail and sell it with no problems, and I also think you could put out a SP Halo ONLY disc game and do just as fine. This will never happen due to cost, but what gets lost is either MP or SP. Well the money is in MP right now..not with it being on the Disc, but in the form of DLC.

    So I don’t fault you at all just wanting a Meaty, Beastly MP FPS…but I sure would love a really good Meaty, Beastly, story driven FPS for us SP..I think we can both exist in the gaming universe.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. LePlatypus

    I can’t wait for Erthazus to see this :P

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @21
    “I would love to see a Halo MP Game where you worked as a team, and completed that quest, it unlocked another part of the map, and you moved on to that quest, fought a Boss, threw some switches, gathered some intel and did the same things you did in Single Player”

    Like a co-op campaign? Yeah it would be really good if you could do that in Halo Reach … Hang on.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Joe Anderson

    I added my review I wrote at about 5am this morning to the bottom of the list if anyone’s interested in my thoughts. hehe.

    p.s I can’t find any bloody news to post yet, its all Halo Reach reviews everywhere. I’ll find some though, don’t worry :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. polygem

    @21. unfortunately i wouldn´t call myself young anymore…but still far from being old i guess/hope. i hear you: l also enjoyed resistance 2´s mp and i really hope they will work this out even better in R3. to gaming in the past decades: the games back then had a different magic/spirit thats for sure. it´s always the same when things go mainstream: they become more professional but loose their soul. that happened to gaming as well. still we got some extremely well crafted videogames today and i am really looking forward to some new ip´s like rage and brink for example…these two look like they could deliver what you are missing in gaming. i hope so for myself as well. in the end it´s all about the variety in gameplay and the creativity in game design to keep things fresh. i hope developers start to take risks again to try something new. still i enjoy “simple” competetive mp games as well when they are good – very very few are though, i´d count bad company 2 and most halo games in (didn´t like halo 3 mp much).

    #25 5 years ago
  26. frostquake

    I guess what is MP or SP?

    MP: Is a Sandbox with 2 points of contention, Red Flag vs Blue Flag, Protect a point vs take a bomb to that point, Human vs Alien, Launch your missile vs before the launch their missile, capture their base vs them capturing your base. Characters you play have no story, just carbon copies, clones if you will.

    SP: Open world (sometimes closed), multi-layered depth Character, usually struggling internally or externally. Max Payne death of wife vs Master Chief’s struggle to save a race and planet. Options..Be Good vs Evil, your choice. Star Wars( Dark side vs Light side), Mass Effect, Fable( evil you look a certain way), Bioshock (kill the little sisters)
    Choices, it is about Choices.

    In MP Halo what if I am a Halo Grunt and I decide to start helping the humans, can’t do that in MP. Wouldn’t it be COOL in Halo MP if you started playing, say a Grunt, you start shooting your own and Defect to the Humans, and you get to fight right along side the Humans because you believe in their cause, and you can remain that Grunt and rank up in the levels as the humans, oh but wait you can’t their is no choice..one side or the other

    Say in Medal of Honor…I am a Taliban and I believe what they stand for is wrong, so I defect to the American side…and rank up that way. The Struggle of being true to self yet the struggle of the group conscience.

    Why has NO ONE in MP thought of DEFECTING CHARACTERS and allow us to do something simple as that in MP???

    Just one of many idea’s that could beef up MP! Lets have a FPS MP that is quest based…Similar to the Story part of MP of Resistance 2..they started but needed more depth.

    @ Gigahurtz…I understand your “Scripted” Comment..that is why Warren Spector went with Dues Ex, trying to give you choices?? We are still a long way from that, well unless you can stack about 100 Consoles on top of each other, but no one is going to do that…but as we know Technology is leaping and bounding..Look where we have come from the Commodore 64 days?? Even Peter Molyneux tries this.

    Is it possible in FPS SP to try and get away from scripted AI, different game every time you play..YOU BET…can it be like MP..NOPE not until our Consoles have adaptable dendrites that learn and grow as we play. But you got to admit MP holds up only for so long till you learn the map inside and out..then your bored and want a new map. MP Challenge lessens as you play the Map. Admit it, when you learn a MP Map, you tend to learn the best places to run to not get sniped, where weapons spawn, the best advantage points and so for…So in a Way…A Well Learned MP Map is scripted too!!

    Wow I could go on and on about this…I just think we can exist on the same space.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. frostquake

    @ Dr Damn
    It is getting better isn’t it! MP is growing!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. polygem

    add to my last post: bc2 is pretty deep actually – the mp doesn´t feels like a single player but because of the light rpg elements and the atmosphere it really manages to capture a “real battlefield” atmosphere. it doesn´t feel like a simple mp arena shooter like cod (no hate for cod – it´s also a great mp shooter just very different – most competitive while bc2 is more tactical and teamwork oriented). also borderlands tried to bring the sp experience to the mp…in this case it didn´t really work for me but i liked the game anyway….and yeah. let´s wait and see what deus ex will bring to the table. very promising and ambitious it looks.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    “tbh, I don’t know what you lot see in single player… The AI is always predictable, and once you know how to beat it, there’s no challenge. There’s basically no reason to come back other than to do the exact same things over and over again.”

    You completely miss the point of the Singleplayer campaign. I give a rat ass about Singleplayer AI or challenge. I give a big deal about story, setting. Singleplayer is not dead and never died.

    God Of War 3 sells, Uncharted 2 sold, The Last guardian, Dead Space, GTA’s, STALKER’s, Enslaved, Vanquish and e.t.c. There are a lot of good singleplayer games.

    PS:

    These scores are not a surprise at all considering how much ADVERTISMENT they had on each site.
    For me it’s opposite. I played Reach today in the morning on my friends cracked Xbox 360.
    Same old Halo. Campaign now for sake has some cinematic engine trailers. It’s like Bungie need YEARS to do it.
    Nothing special. Halo is basically slow Unreal tournament Rip Off with absolutely bad graphics, design, sound. Oh yeah 2 things are amazing: Sky and music. Music was always awesome in the franchise but thats just it. Did you played Singleplayer campaign? I mean thats hell of a story. I hope Reach writer will go back to school.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. polygem

    @29: what do you expect from a franchise where the main character goes by the name of MASTER CHIEF i repeat: M A S T E R C H I E F …even a 14 year old airsoftplayer these days wouldn´t dare to choose a ridiculous name like this…i mean that says it all. halo always had a weird, even strange story. i don´t mind. that´s what i mean. halo to me is more about the mp….same with the battlefield franchise. i really don´t mind that. in these games the sp is an add on to the mp experience – not vice versa like in most games. can´t see anything wrong with that if we still see some good sp games – which i also enjoy. like i said: the variety is what keeps gaming fresh.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. frostquake

    Oh and I don’t want to make anyone mad about this. SP can’t exist without MP and MP can’t exist without SP, they feed each other!

    Halo MP is strong because of the story driven SP! You CARE about the characters!

    Look at a game like Sector 8…Just a MP..it failed because just empty clones..you had no vested interest in the struggle because there was not back story with depth.

    I really don’t think we would care about Halo if it just would have stayed a Generic MP! Just look at the latest Videos of Remember Reach:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/remember-reach-halo-reach/703410

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKRlWLDWhGI

    In here you find Pain, Sadness, Hope, Fear, and Struggle..without this story driven background you would really not care about the clones you play! It is the SP that gives the background to why we continue the struggle in MP! That is why Halo is one of the most successful Games out there, and something like Call of Duty has lost its way on.

    Oh well it is truly impossible for me to go in-depth here without writing a book..I just think we can have both, but that MP does better if it has a strong under current of a strong struggle like Halo’s SP Story..just one of a million of ops. :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. frostquake

    @ polygem..when you watch the latest story commercials for Halo Reach..The solider getting blown up but his buddy picking up the bomb and the helpless in his eyes as he watches his buddy fly away and continuing the struggle, or the citizens of reach, the pregnant woman, the mother..all not knowing it is over..it is these SINGLE moments, these SINGLE stories that make you want to join the fight!! Without this resonance you would care less. It pry’s at your inner being to fight the fight and pick up the struggle against these aliens, these oppressors.

    If it wasn’t for the SP, I would never have felt sorrow for the Grunts, who seem to be slaves against there wills. How would I have known this without a SP component, you don’t get that in MP, at least not yet!

    EDIT: Oh and the point of “Master Cheif” as a name, is that Thankless, Faceless Hero who gives up all, even glory as the nameless stranger who saved the day..kind of like that black and white Serial The Lone Ranger…though you get small glimpses of the internal machinations of this thankless hero…

    #32 5 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    Pretty much the scores Halo 3 should have got instead of 10s. Im gonna give this a miss till it drops in price, from a few of the reviews ive read, the single player is short and that would be the reason im buying this for as Halo multiplayer is kind of dated when compared to MW or BF.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. frostquake

    I will say this..All the Halo Reach Commercials made me think it was going to have Deep albeit, Tearful Single Player Story…I for one was looking forward to feeling sad as I watch a world I just fought for going up in flames, that would make me want to play MP even more..But from the sound of it, it may fall short!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    @31 Section 8 failed because it’s even WORSE Than Halo in singleplayer and multiplayer. It’s even worse than horse shit. You don’t even need to mention about it. But it has better graphics :lol:

    @30 Multiplayer is also questionable. I saw a lot of options in Matchmaking. Yeah they are really cool, but the design itself cries out loud. Customization with spartans: Just for look
    Some weapons are overpowered in the multiplayer
    Multiplayer is slow Unreal Tournament Rip Off.
    9 maps is not bad these days considering that Activision sells maps for 15 bucks.
    When i saw MP, it’s just a stupid chaos, not that it’s BAD or something. But it’s not based on your skill at all unlike Unreal tournament or Quake 3:Arena.
    13 year old boy can play this and have fun. Thats great and cool if you are playing FPS FIRST time.

    Firefight = Invasion — Nothing special. Just few idiots trying to kill monsters that surrounds you. Again, the mode from the Original Unreal Tournament 2004.
    don’t understand why these guys don’t try to rename “Deathmatch” to the “Killmatch” and could say after that: We reinvented FPS!!!11 John Romero? Wut?

    #35 5 years ago
  36. NiceFellow

    @ Frostquake

    Totally agree and get your points. I enjoy MP but actually prefer titles that are focused on it only as I hate when they have a tagged on SP to tick some marketing box. When I do play MP it’s on PC (still prefer K&M for that sort of thing) and on Steam playing stuff like Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat, etc.

    For SP I want long, detailed campaigns where you are part of a story, you’re in the action of a great film unfolding around you. MP doesn’t deliver this experience at all, and I don’t get why MP focused players can’t understand the different. It’s not about predictable AI or whatever, it’s about playing through story featuring you.

    Today, I’ve switched to hybrid FPS/RPG like Fallout or Oblivion and in particular titles like Uncharted for SP narratives that are at least somewhat in line with what I want. That and replaying Half Life 2 and wondering when it will ever be topped for SP goodness.

    One thing I’d note, while I don’t like it, the key to big success seems to be having just enough SP to generate a feeling of character and situation to then feed the MP.

    For example I note that for Halo and Gears the marketing focuses on the SP, Killzone focuses on the SP, the noble Spartans, Master Chief, Marcus, the Helghast, etc. while in reality most people go straight for MP (although I got the feeling the Killzone players did want more out of the SP) and just use the SP to give a sense of depth of purpose (false in my view) to what is essentially a virtual game of Cowboys and Indians (if I can use the old phrase) that rarely differs except in textures and skins.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. frostquake

    What I want to know..is if I agree with Erthazus..does that mean I am going to Hell?? ROFL.. ;)

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @37 No, that just means you barely survived marketing campaign.

    Even on VG247 i everyday see: REACH, REACH, REACH, REACH :lol:

    #38 5 years ago
  39. frostquake

    @ NiceFellow…

    Used to be SP was a Long Nice Drawn out Story and MP was tacked on and sucked..

    NOW:

    We are getting More Longer Drawn out MP with a short Horrible, shouldn’t have even done that SP experience.

    We need BOTH!

    #39 5 years ago
  40. frostquake

    @ 38 ROFL…you made my day!!!

    #40 5 years ago
  41. AHA-Lambda

    oh, i am disappoint to hear bad things about the SP when i am hardly an MP guy in the first place D=

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Fin

    @38

    I thought you weren’t going to comment on Halo articles?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. DJ Deathstar

    @Erthazus

    Game doesn’t have 9 maps it has 8 and the 5 Forge World variants that are in matchmaking and completely different to one another so really it has 13 maps and 8 odd firefight maps

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Dralen

    @Frostquake That was spot on. Everything you said is exactly how game developers should be making their games.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. frostquake

    @ Dralen

    So Nice to be Understood…brings on this strange emotion, I think it is called…Happiness??? Not the usual Companion I have and know all too well, Frustration ;)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. JCC

    Xboxygen : 5/5 http://www.xboxygen.com/Tests/Tests-Xbox-360/Halo-Reach-6239

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Haly

    Resolution Magazine: 8/10
    http://resolution-magazine.co.uk/content/review-halo-reach/

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    Looks like I wont be disappointed with my pre-order then. :D

    #48 5 years ago
  49. RETARDED VIKING

    i bet if it was jim sterlings he probably would’ve gave it a 1.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Hunam

    Seems alright then.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Tallon 4

    @Erthazus: still into HALO? :P

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Joe Anderson

    @46 @47 added :)

    #52 5 years ago
  53. GamesPlayer1

    lmao

    #53 5 years ago
  54. itsucks

    OMG, Ertwatzus is going to be ina suicide watch. :o

    #54 5 years ago
  55. LOLshock94

    campaign is 6 hours long which is fucking gay

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Crysis

    @Erthazus, thought we all agreed that you would never post on another Halo article, but i felt the same about Halo before i played the multiplayer, thought it was just some generic space shit with a relatively boring story, but i after reading some of of the backstory, i started to love how deep the franchise was, it goes well beyond the game & is just fun to play with friends, but CoD is not, it’s just dull, no backstory, boring campaign & i don’t like having to camp for minutes on end to get a + kill ratio, i just plain hate camping, on Halo it’s hard to camp unlss you find an exploit.
    In other news, Halo is, at it’s base, a multiplayer game, the Singe Player component is just the frosting ontop of the cake, but the cake would be dull without the frosting, see my point?(tho i feel the opposite with Halo Wars, i loved the story, but MP was very-meh)

    #56 5 years ago
  57. polygem

    one last thing i want to say: marketing or not. i played the beta. i loved the beta. it was fun fun fun. i´m not a halo sp fan. never was. but anyway i scream: reach reach reach. and i do not see any problem if gaming sites dedicate a lot of content to this release – it is a great game – so what?…

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @56 Killzone 2 have great backstory too. http://killzone.com/kz/storyline.psml
    but in the game it sucks ass. CoD or Battlefield are absolutely different to Halo, so you don’t even need to compare them. What you really need to compare is THIS: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/titan-pack-unreal-tournament/46965 with Halo. Halo multiplayer is very bad and slow paced and boring as hell. End of story.

    @Fin i was joking :lol:

    @to all, oh as i said before soon there will be like over 9000 Halo fanboys on this thread.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Psychotext

    The Killzone backstory is fantastic… but as for Killzone 2… what story?

    (Was pretty angry about that, such a fucking joke)

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Crysis

    Unreal & Halo are also very different, i found the unreal touranment stories put me to sleep & the multiplayer, while intense, felt like something missing, well there wasn’t much of a backstory & the game is just too boring, no tactics or skill needed.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. manamana

    @Erth: Yes, shure, MP boring as hell. Now THAT must be the reason, millions are playing this series for years.

    Like Princess Leia said: I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain. …

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Erthazus

    @60 Unreal Tournament was never a Singleplayer game.
    You said that there is no tactics or skill? All right, ok sir. I will pretend that i don’t know you. Except that Unreal Tournament is a national cybersport game. There are more tactics than in Battlefield or Call Of duty combined if you don’t know that.
    Or i need to show you a videos of skilled people playing Unreal? It’s all about a precision and how your teamwork works. If you don’t know right button combinations of jumping, running on the walls or you suck at precision you DIE. If someone said that there is no tactics or skill required he is a casual gamer at best. Go play Halo games there, you need a lot of skill for the arcadish shooter.
    Epic Games never makes game where you don’t require skill. Never.

    @61 It’s the problem of children, kids and gamers who started playing games on consoles or yesterday. Let them have it’s own fun. I don’t have problem with that.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. LOLshock94

    #63 5 years ago
  64. The Hindle

    ^ What a moron

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Erthazus

    @63 Hey, SPOILERS! Hide the ending for people who didn’t played REACH.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. DJ Deathstar

    @LOLshock94

    If you played through the campaign in 6 hours im guessing you only played on normal right? I normally go straight into Heroic

    #66 5 years ago
  67. LOLshock94

    i got the game on thursday finished it on easy on friday and then played it on legendary on friday to today it isnt that hard on legendary if ya let the AI do everything

    #67 5 years ago
  68. Callum

    Good call on the spoilers Erthazus, I was only glancing down and I really don’t want to read nything about the game till ive played it all the way through on all difficulty settings!

    p.s How can you say the multiplayer is bad? Maybe you are playing with the wrong people man? Its such jokes online with good friends!

    #68 5 years ago
  69. frostquake

    I will Ignore those who Spoil Um LOLshock, I am looking at you…Glad it was deleted, good way to get account banned, and I am sorry if I started something bad with my comments, I just feel the subject matter I wanted to address needs to be heard, just as much as MP subjects need to be heard..I fault neither, unless they fault themselves in what they do wrong. So sorry if I offended anyone, that is never my intentions. :(

    #69 5 years ago
  70. Kuwabara

    short campaign, how shit is that!! 5 out of 10

    #70 5 years ago
  71. itsucks

    ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus,ErzaTWATzus iopen the floodgates in your butthurt mind ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_;

    @68: The hell are you talking about? That Piece of shit cont for a mother doesn’t even have a 360, he is just a silly pieceofshit3 sonybot.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. DaMan

    OMG poor results. I don’t see this selling anywhere near 3. /s

    oh, btw I have to agree with what Ghz said. I would expect the devs totally dropping SP in fps games soon. I think the co-op campaign will stay though. plenty of other genres where SP works, but there’s no way the devs will keep wasting budget on twiddling with AI and putting those levels together when they can spend all that time balancing MP. I would expect one or two games like Deus Ex or Bioshock (then again it’s not quite a mere fps) being released here and there but generally the MP future of this genre is imminent. you also don’t really need the SP for multiplayer to work, ie L4D is a great MP only release.

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Erthazus

    @71, Did you forgot to do your homework? :D

    @72 Valve, Id software, Splash Damage, Epic Games, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, GSC game World, Crytek and e.t.c disagree with you. Singleplayer campaign in FPS games will never drop.
    some people prefer playing multiplayer game knowing the backstory behind characters you kill or who your characters are.
    Like for example Gears Of War 3 (It’s not FPS game, but it’s still a shooter). There is a cool mode where grunts fights with locusts and other mutants. It’s not very interesting if you don’t know in what place you are fighting for and e.t.c. except for these guys who give an rats ass about story, setting and e.t.c. just pure gameplay mechanics.

    For example STALKER that is very popular in Ukraine or Russia and it’s 90% singleplayer game where you exploring open world Pripyat in the FPS mode. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is the most anticipated FPS and it’s anticipated because of singleplayer campaign.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. DaMan

    id software agree with me since 1997.

    and I wasn’t talking about sandbox games or role playing ones. surely something like Just Cause isn’t going anywhere soon as well. I guess it’s really hard for you to read what others ‘re saying?

    also, Gears characters and story are as good as nothing, they’re embarassing . and the campaign is a good example of what I’m saying btw, clearly an aftethought and co-op oriented one.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. Crysis

    “some people prefer playing multiplayer game knowing the backstory behind characters you kill or who your characters are.”
    kind of killed your own Anti-halo campaign with that, can’t you just drop it, everytime i hear the overrated mario, i dont complain about it & say my browser can play super mario, i just leave it & pass it by.

    #75 5 years ago
  76. Erthazus

    @76 But who said that Unreal has no backstory for characters? :) They have, it’s just very low. Just pure basics. But i play it for the pure mechanics and everybody else too. some games i prefer playing with back story.

    “and I wasn’t talking about sandbox games or role playing ones.”

    you were talking about FPS games first of all. FPS game can include sandbox or corridors.

    #76 5 years ago
  77. DaMan

    wtf really? I think I know better what games I was talking about. like I was saying, not the ones using the game world as a sandbox playground, or rpg hybrid titles.

    #77 5 years ago
  78. Crysis

    @77 “wasn’t much of a backstory”, not “Unreal has no backstory for characters”, two very different statements

    #78 5 years ago
  79. stretch215

    @78 + 79 if you feed the troll it’ll keep coming back! It is incapable of reason. Also, I would love to see dev’s focus more on mp (fps) imagine cod or battlefield having an entire disc for mp. Maybe with a second disc for sp?

    #79 5 years ago
  80. reask

    Nice review Joe.
    Good to get a neutral viewpoint.
    Overall the reviews are pretty positive I reckon.

    #80 5 years ago
  81. YoungZer0

    With a franchise like Halo, you really can’t or shouldn’t believe the reviews. I mean Halo 2, 3 and ODST also had great reviews, but all of them where pretty shite. I’ll rent it.

    @Crysis: Fuck Backstory. When i play a game i want to experience that story. I want to be part of it. Is it really that hard to pull off? Do i really have to read the manual to care about the world of Halo?

    #81 5 years ago
  82. Crysis

    @82, go play Uncharted then, best game i’ve ever played story wise, but halo is right up there with one of the best gaming universes

    #82 5 years ago
  83. Erthazus

    “but halo is right up there with one of the best gaming universes”

    Thats very subjective.

    You probably need to read more Sci-fi books or to see BattleStar Galactica, Babylon 5 if you think that Halo is one of the best Sci-Fi gaming universe. Even Mass Effect – Rip off from other Sci-fi universe masterpieces have much better characters, world and e.t.c. Gears Of War series have depth within it’s world. Tron 2.0, STARCRAFT obviously (Not SCII), System Shock 2, DEUS EX obviously, Half-Life, Portal, Warhammer 40K and e.t.c. offer much better and most important it’s clever. Without Generic stuff like Master Chief or typical Sgt Mgr. Johnson

    #83 5 years ago
  84. Crysis

    “…offer much better and most important it’s clever” that’s also very subjective, especially considering many of those weren’t created as a gaming universe, it’s like saying SmackDown vs RAW! has the best backstory becase RAW is the longest running weekly television show in US history (granted it does have a huge history, but the game has made very little impace on the franchise & the franchises Universe), it’s all very subjective, but i think most gamers would agree that the Halo universe is up there as one of the largest in history, hense Halo’s large cult following, rivaled by few other gaming universes.

    #84 5 years ago
  85. JonFE

    @Erthazus:

    You just couldn’t keep your ignorant big mouth shut, could you? Not even after you stated that you would *not* comment on Halo articles anymore; not that anyone here actually took your word at heart, mind you…

    Just pathetic, really pathetic, man…

    #85 5 years ago
  86. Erthazus

    @JonFE, “Just pathetic, really pathetic, man…”

    Pathetic is that you wasted 1 minute of your life posting a stupid post about how someone’s opinion is pathetic because some Halo fanboy must not see this or he is going to be butthurted or his life will be ruined by this day. Alright. When you post something, make something on the subject please. Thank you. Have a good day.

    @Crysis, yeah, it’s true that there is a big cult. 2 million preorders around the world is not a joke. But this universe don’t deserve this big recognition there are nothing brag about. Halo is not Warhammer 40K, i think you will agree with me on this, even if Halo is popular. Halo is like Jimmy Fallon. Popular and overrated.

    and on this note lets stop discussion or there will be like over 9000 Halo fanboys out here who will say that i’m pathetic piece of **** because Halo is a true masterpiece.

    #86 5 years ago
  87. DaMan

    /smh…

    #87 5 years ago
  88. JonFE

    @Erthazus:

    Seems like I touched a nerve there, haven’t I? You might be getting that a lot…

    I may have wasted 1 minute of my life, as you say, but you have been wasting hours upon hours on your little anti-Halo crusade, showing time and time again your ignorance and hatred over something really trivial like one video game, so I guess my minute to expose your hypocritical attitude was worth it.

    As for contributing something on the Halo subject, well, I have done that in the past and you just don’t get it, so I’m not going to bother.

    #88 5 years ago
  89. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve added a couple more reviews in there.

    Also, LOLshock – One more spoiler and I’ll see to it you’re banned.

    #89 5 years ago
  90. Erthazus

    “I may have wasted 1 minute of my life, as you say, but you have been wasting hours upon hours on your little anti-Halo crusade”

    Actually not. I’m not wasting a second. I’m waiting till someone will come to my Starcraft II server :D when i’m posting something here, i’m basically playing and waiting for the match. :D

    VG247 and Kotaku are my favourites :D

    #90 5 years ago
  91. Michael O’Connor

    You know a franchise is both successful and popular when any article that mentions it’s name ends up with all this bitching and arguing between people simply because they have different tastes.

    #91 5 years ago
  92. DaMan

    oh, that explains it all. obviously that guy is playing videogames and posting rants on internet boards 24/7. ah, Middle school.. fun times indeed.

    #92 5 years ago
  93. Kuwabara

    Halo is a over rated piece of shit, and was the first game on xbox that microsoft put money into. See b4 xbox was out, the guys at xbox were like ” we need just 1 game so we can atleast compete with sony and sell out dam consoles in masses” so they invested alot into it and didn’t want it to flop, so they paid from hundreds of thousands to millions all up to reviewers for a positive score, and a massive campaign. Now everyone who had an xbox fell into the hype, and i dont blame them, cause there were no other hits or good games on the system, so everyone bought the games, and they had something half decent hyped up to the max to play. And sadly, this continued up into Halo2, Halo 3. By this point they had been playing halo so much, they had gotten used to such a mediocre game and were voiding of propper thinking mentality, that they could not see the need to play other better games, or think rationally as to which is the better console. For example itsucks, he gave in to he halo universe and lost part of his brain. And so naturally, like someone being brainwahsed, all those caught in halo on the xbox, bought a xbox 360 to play just 1 game… halo3, and again, to keep some of these millions satisfied , they again pushed a massive campain and spent millions paying reviewers for decent scores, because they cant afford losing all those millions of fans to ps3. There are so many better games than halo, but you are all trapped under microsofts illusion that there is only 1 game HALO. And the trend now is, bill gates has helped make xbox console owners a younger version of him, yes u halo boys are 98% nerds now. Itsucks has a nerd halo party every weekend. Halo reach has a lame short single player mode, the graphics are still last gen, warhawk looks better!! the average multiplayer is there to satisfy those with a halo fix, to prevent them from going crazy to kill other people. WAKE UP PEOPLE, GET UR HEAD OUT OF UR ASSES

    #93 5 years ago
  94. DSB

    ^ Laugh of the day.

    Holy christ. Here I thought I was just playing a really good console shooter, but I was really being BRAINWASHED ALL ALONG.

    #94 5 years ago
  95. DaMan

    tl;dr

    TRY HARDER NEXT TIME

    #95 5 years ago
  96. spiderLAW

    Okay, uber exited for this game stll but you can see where some sites got paid some money for good reviews. Look at IGN..They gave the graphics a 9.5
    Really, graphics = 9.5? I dont think so. Ive played the beta, seen the review videos. Graphics = 8 at most and that is even pushing it but then again, IGN has always been gracious towards microsoft with their graphics (even during xbox1 days) and they have been overly gracious towards blockbusters also. And If all that matters is color than Ratchet and Clank deserve a 11/10, and DDR deserves 20/10

    O well. I just feel like griping i guess cuz i know im still going to have fun even if the graphics are out dated back to 2006/2007 graphics.

    #96 5 years ago
  97. Crysis

    8 hours & 8 mins til i have Reach :D

    #97 5 years ago
  98. Blerk

    Scary thread is scary. :-)

    Halo review scores not unexpected. Well done, Bungie.

    Several of my pals were playing this for a rather exceptional amount of time over the weekend, so I’d already surmised it was ‘really quite pleasing’.

    #98 5 years ago
  99. Kuwabara

    theyd rather spend millions on marketing than making the graphics up to par with this gen!!

    #99 5 years ago
  100. Crysis

    @100, graphics don’t sell, marketing unfortunately does, in the end the customers suffer. Still looks good though, it’s not horrible, just not great either.

    #100 5 years ago
  101. DrDamn

    My ShopTo copy just arrived :D

    #101 5 years ago
  102. Johnny Cullen

    If anyone gets their copy today, will you post pics? We might do a piece.

    #102 5 years ago
  103. LOLshock94

    omg im doin game testing next month guess what game im testing which UBI is makingXDDDDDDDD

    #103 5 years ago
  104. Blerk

    Just Dance 2?

    #104 5 years ago
  105. Callum

    Jesus, I hope they didn’t hire you for your communication skills.

    #105 5 years ago
  106. LOLshock94

    no they are giving us the new driver and an unannounced exclusive which is a retailer game XD

    #106 5 years ago
  107. Maikrobi

    Videogameszone: 87 out of 100 Link: http://www.videogameszone.de/Halo-Reach-Xbox360-232052/Tests/Halo-Reach-im-Test-fuer-Xbox-360-Ein-sehr-gutes-Actionspiel-aber-nicht-ueberragend-773769/

    #107 5 years ago
  108. Callum

    Hey JC, Mine just dropped through my letter box xD

    What sort of picture you after? With or without penis?

    #108 5 years ago
  109. Gheritt White

    @ 41: I too am most disappointed to hear that the SP campaign isn’t up to the standard of Halo:CE’s, especially as I have no interest in online MP. Still, it *has* to be better than Halo 3′s, right? I suppose this is the true result of Alex Seropian leaving the studio – he was the guy that gave the Halo mythos real substance and since his departure in 2002 Bungie has become less and less creative/innovative. It’s like post-Seropian Bungie bears no relation to the studio that crafted ‘Pathways into Darkness’, ‘Myth’ and ‘Marathon’.

    Still… I’ll reserve judgement until I actually play the darn thing.

    @ 84: Bullshit. The Halo mythos are incredibly well drawn out, even if they are poorly revealed in-game. Even so, you’re merely stating your opinion – it’s not empirical fact that one Sci-Fi story is better or worse than another, it’s just which one you personally like more,. So, for all your bawling, al you’re ever really saying is BUT I DON’T LIKE IT, WAAAAH. While I hope your negative opinions bring your happiness I would be grateful if you could refrain from spouting them at every available opportunity. It makes you come across like an odious troll.

    Same applies to Halo vs Unreal – it’s only better/worse or similar/different in YOUR OPINION, not fact. You come across like you’re trying to teach a school class – sit back down and wind your neck in, your opinions are no more (or less) valuable than anyone else here and, quite frankly I don’t think I’m alone in saying I’m sick of seeing you spout them over and over and over all the bloody time. It’s boring – we know what you think, change the fucking record. It comes across like you don’t *want* us to have fun playing a game we actually enjoy. You don’t like it? Fine. Just stop fucking preaching!

    Lastly: Halo’s MO is NOT based on Unreal Tournament. It’s based on Marathon Infinity. This *is* FACT. Do some fucking research.

    #109 5 years ago
  110. whoisdo

    Another review just went live over at StickSkills

    http://www.stickskills.com/article/1499/halo-reach-review/

    #110 5 years ago
  111. DaMan

    gamesTM has given it a 9.

    http://www.gamestm.co.uk/reviews/halo-reach/

    #111 5 years ago
  112. Bikki

    This game deserves a perfect 10 imo. Hated halo 1,2,3 but this one is something good.

    #112 5 years ago
  113. reask

    I mean the reviews that are still coming in are pretty top notch. Looking at post 110 111.

    I have it pre ordered as there is 800 ms points for it if you pre order.

    Not sure where to start first really.
    Firefight? Co-Op? Multi? Campaign?
    Ah well wtf I will probably try them all. :)

    #113 5 years ago
  114. Kuwabara

    wat if the game had no multiplayer at all.. what would it get? 3 out of 10 ? lol

    #114 5 years ago
  115. Sleazy Bastard

    Gamespot has given it a 9.5 http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/haloreach/review.html?tag=topslot;title;1

    #115 5 years ago

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    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.