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Sunday, 7 October 2012 14:15 GMT By Staff

Dishonored reviews have broken out of embargo bringing with them a chain of impressively high scores for Arkane’s stealth-’em-up.

The deluge began as a trickle when CVG’s video review leaked ahead of schedule; the review called Dishonored CVG’s game of the year, and a once-in-a-generation release.

Now that the embargo has lifted, the critics are tussling for consensus and finding it right at the top of the scale. We’ll continue adding scores here as they arrive; let us know of any others you find in the comments section. All scores out of ten unless otherwise noted.

Dishonored launches on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 across Europe on October 12.

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68 Comments

  1. Omelette

    +1 for Dave Cook working on weekend

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 I love my job, what can I say ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I have to say that i’m really happy that you guys continue with these kind of articles where you collect all the reviews for a game. Keep up the good work!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    Go Dave!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. NOSAVIOUR

    @1 VG24/7 kinda expect it ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Rokuro

    http://youtu.be/LUfe67noLcY ;)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    what have we learned from earlier experience from Bethesda games?…

    first the hype then after the storm have settled, this will be just another “BUG RIDDEN GAME” from Bethesda.

    so to save you all from the misery… don’t buy it!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    After brink and skyrim, I don’t know if Bethesda can trusted for a ps3 game. Although the game looks good, so maybe pc version for me. I hope Arkane studios do a better job for ps3 one.
    @Dave
    Did you hear any murmurs about the ps3 version?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    @7

    First of all, it’s a game developped by Arkane Studios and ONLY published by Bethesda. Second…for me Skyrim wasn’t bug ridden at all. But i can’t speak for others.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    I watched the videoreview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUfe67noLcY&feature=youtu.be

    Sounds fucking incredible!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    I am glad that they are side quests.
    But I am still curious how unlocking skills works

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    SO we only have one review? Did Bathesda give the reviewers the game the day of the embargo being lifted?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Nah, a dutch game site called XGN has the game as well, not a review yet though. We got our own gamesite too and should be receiving a review copy soon, but from what i hear alot of gamesites have yet to receive their copy.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @13 so then we won’t be getting a proper review until later in the week, maybe even Tuesday.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Rokuro

    There’s another review here btw:
    http://www.shacknews.com/article/76096/dishonored-review-story-driven-role-playing

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Joe Anderson

    Embargo is a little later than today. Way to go CVG.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ninjanutta

    Brilliant game,im already 3/4 hrs into it and its a lot like bioshock and very addictive.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. polygem

    @17…yeah i really do hope that it will feel like the original bioshock. that game is a classic. one of the best games this gen, maybe even decade. i did not like 2 that much though. the gameplay i´ve seen of dishonored reminded me a lot of the first bioshock but in a good and unique way. i am still a bit skeptical though, will wait for more reviews/ gampelay but this far, everything sounds great!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Talkar

    @17
    Wait. In what way does is it like Bioshock? I might have to cancel my preorder if it is a carbon copy of that (in my opinion) awful game.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. polygem

    @19: w h a t – - – ?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Th3DarkKnight1

    @7
    The game is developed by Arcane Studio and published by Bethesda Studios unlike Skyrim which was both developed and published by Bethesda so i don’t think that it will have the same mistakes as Skyrim concerning the PS3 version ;)

    @19
    Piece of advice don’t cancel your preorder as this game is very amazing.
    what ninjanutta meant was that its style is close to Bioshock concerning the character design and the world design but in term of gameplay it’s very different as this game can be played with different styles based on your favorite style meaning that if you want to take the stealth approach you can depend on the stealth abilities and take down your enemies silently ,you could even choose to kill them or to just make them unconscious.
    also if you want the direct approach you can use the offensive abilities and take down all your opponents without showing any mercy.
    The Duration of the game will depend on the approach you choose meaning that if you choose the stealth approach it could take you double or triple the time it will take on the assault approach.
    also this will add to the replay value of the game meaning that you could play it a lot of times and in each time you could try something new ;)

    This game is amazing and very addictive i played it for 1 hour yesterday and it was really hard for me to put down the controller lol :D

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Th3DarkKnight1

    @20
    Chill out man it’s a matter of opinion you could like a game that others don’t like and vice versa ;)

    by the way I’m a big fan of bioshock too :)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DSB

    @21 Arkane are fully owned by Zenimax though.

    Bethesda are pretty much synonymous with that stuff. Between Brink, RAGE, Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas, they either have some serious trouble making their developers finish their stuff, or some serious trouble making their QA effective.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Moonwalker1982

    From the comments on Youtube i understand that it took the reviewer 7 hours to finish. He only used guns, no stealth and skipped all cutscenes. I for one will be using lots of stealth and i always take my time in games, to check things out and i won’t skip cutscenes. So i’m sure i’ll be spending alot more time.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    Embargo has lifted so I can say this: Dishonored is so far my game of the year, period.

    That is all :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @17 nothing like Bioshock apart from the fact that the city is full of character like Rapture. It plays very differently. Don’t listen to that comparison.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dave Cook

    @23 don’t worry about Betheada fears of bugs and being unfinished, Dishonored is nothing like Bethesda games in that respect, honestly.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Muetsch

    http://www.insidegames.ch/review/dishonored-testreview/

    Don’t forget some German reviews for the international readers :D

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dave Cook

    @11 unlocking skills works by finding runes in the world. You have to hold up this disgusting clockwork heart that beats harder and faster when you get close to one. Because you have to equip it in your hand like a weapon it leaves you vulnerable, so you have to be clever when you use it.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve been playing this for quite a while now. It’s aces. That is all. More soon.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dave Cook

    @30 +1000 to Brenna :)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Brenna Hillier

    @28 cheers! Added.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Ali

    Gamespot : 9/10

    http://www.gamespot.com/dishonored/reviews/dishonored-review-6397794/

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Muetsch

    Thanks for adding it :) Sorry for the shameless plug but I just had to get it out there.

    Dishonored is such an awesome game! Completed my stealthy playthrough on the PC and a slice’n'dicey one the 360 and I absolutely loved both of them. I just can’t get enough of it!

    #34 2 years ago
  35. JebusF

    Big 10/10 from us at GodisaGeek.com.

    Link: http://www.godisageek.com/2012/10/dishonored-review/

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Radaway

    Another Review- Negative one: http://www.puresophistry.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review-blink-and-then-reload-save-file/

    #36 2 years ago
  37. polygem

    @19,22: i am chilled and i totally respect opinion. “what?” was just my instant and honest opinion and reaction to that post. all i am having a problem with is the “awful” part in it,
    ;)
    i did read that and my jaw dropped hehe.
    bioshock is a good game, they created a great believeable world, nice mood and atmosphere, great story, clever gameplay. by no means it is a bad, or “awful”, not even an only mediocore game, it is a good one and i think anyone should be able to see and respect a good game. many people keep saying halo is a shit game. it is not. if you do not like it, that´s totally fine but saying those games are shit is just kinda unreflected imho. i personally could never really relate to the uncarted games much. still i´d never dare to say those are awful games. they aren´t. they are good games that just do not pull the right triggers for my liking.

    topic: wow, just wow, this all sounds great. probably wont be able to play it the next 2 weeks or so though. must – by any means – avoid spoilers now!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. bitsnark

    Glad to see this scoring so well.

    After playing the tits off it at the Expo and watching that incredible developer session on it, I just couldn’t perceive a way in which it would score averagely, let alone poorly.

    A true and very strong GOTY candidate if there ever was one.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Maximum Payne

    @38 My thought also.
    I really didn’t expect game to be that good.
    In gamespot they don’t even have ”bad box” only what is good in game and that I didn’t see in long time:D

    #39 2 years ago
  40. DanteDestroyer

    HardGame2 (Spain): 9,5 (PC Review)
    http://www.hardgame2.com/pc/articulo-6646analisis-dishonored-review-videojuego-bethesda-softworks-arkane-studios.html&page=4

    #40 2 years ago
  41. kevling

    TheSixthAxis 9/10 (shame on you for missing them out!) ;)

    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review-ps3-xbox-360/

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Rudderless

    Videogamer – 8/10

    http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/dishonored/review.html

    #42 2 years ago
  43. gribb85

    GamerZines review is here – 95%

    http://www.gamerzines.com/playstation/final-verdict-dishonored.html

    The tagline reads; “The only assassin game you’ll ever need”. Ooo take that Ubisoft…

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Joe Anderson

    Here’s a link to our review.

    ShopTo – Excellent

    http://www.shopto.net/news/40890/Dishonored-Review

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Edo

    All I have to say is FUCK YEAH!!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ninjanutta

    @Dave Cook,if you think this game isn’t like bioshock then you didnt play bioshock.even the dev compares it in an interview.Its a lot like bioshock in many ways not just characters.
    the runes are just like the tonics,the gameplay is feels the same,the wheel of weapons-same.quick slots-same…shall i go on?

    #46 2 years ago
  47. John117

    Norwegian Spill.no – 6/6

    http://www.spill.no/default.aspx?section=artikkel&id=3497

    And they gave “Resident Evil 6″ – 2/6

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 4/5: http://dspy.me/Q4KAUQ

    #48 2 years ago
  49. djhsecondnature

    http://onehitpixel.com/review/dishonored

    One Hit Pixel – “A”

    #49 2 years ago
  50. KrazyKraut

    Gametrailers – 8.7
    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/m68kgw/dishonored-review

    #50 2 years ago
  51. JamieSI

    9/10 on Strategy Informer – http://www.strategyinformer.com/ps3/dishonored/2023/review.html

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @51 cheers Jamie, putting it up now.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. soyooz

    I’m waiting for this game !

    #53 2 years ago
  54. soyooz

    9/10 on Gamers.fr
    http://www.gamers.fr/tests/xbox-360/dishonored

    It looks son great.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. BenMeetsWorld

    4/5 from StickTwiddlers
    http://sticktwiddlers.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review/

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Rokuro

    So happy to see this game getting the high praise and scores it deserves. Games like this don’t come around everyday :)

    #56 2 years ago
  57. pukem0n

    “New IP wont do well at this time in the console cycle” – Every big publisher guy there is

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Moonwalker1982

    I hope this will sell like hotcakes. It really deserves it. I will buy it before i go for a ACIII or any of the other ‘milked out’ products. Cause lets be honest, they are.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. NeoSquall

    Curse you, gaming industry!

    I wanted to hold my order on this game to better times (i.e. when it becomes cheaper), until I’ve started reading reviews and then I found it at just 39 Euro with the Shadow Rat pack and a SteelBook and I just couldn’t say no ;_;

    #59 2 years ago
  60. pontxolo

    VaDeJuegos (Spain) 5/5 http://www.vadejuegos.com/noticias/analisis-dishonored-llega-el-mejor-juego-del-ano-20121008.html

    #60 2 years ago
  61. polygem

    @57: indeed…but all those positive reviews mean nothing to a publisher if it wont sell well. i really do hope it will. those great reviews will probably help a lot though.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. viralshag

    I still can’t see this selling well. I may be totally wrong but I can see a lot of people “not getting” what it’s about. Even I was tempted to hold out but then if you know me, that was just nonsense as I can’t resist buying anything that looks decent as soon as I hit the Steam page.

    At this stage in a consoles life cycle, you really need to shove stuff under the noses of people for them to even care and I haven’t really seen that happening.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. runtold

    Gamers.at (german) gives 90/100. http://www.gamers.at/reviews/test/dishonored-die-maske-des-zorns.html

    #63 2 years ago
  64. CityCobra

    GamingXP.com (german review)-88%

    http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5792-bethesda_softworks-arkane_studios-ps3-dishonored_die_maske_des_zorns.htm

    #64 2 years ago
  65. pennyman

    Can you guys include our Dishonored review – thanks!
    http://coin-op.tv/?p=6876

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Astaroth

    PCGames.de (PC Games Germany) gives it a 91%.
    http://www.pcgames.de/Dishonored-PC-237062/Tests/Dishonored-im-Test-1028463/3/

    #66 2 years ago
  67. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2012-10-08-dishonored

    9/10

    #67 2 years ago
  68. jon_

    Here is our video-review. http://playerslink.la/lobueno_lomalo_dishonored/ Its in spanish tough but i guess that not only english speakers visit vg247 sooo ” ;)

    #68 2 years ago

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    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.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]