God of War: Ascension review round-up, all scores here

Monday, 11 March 2013 10:16 GMT By Dave Cook

God of War: Ascension reviews have begun to surprisingly quiet fanfare. We’ve got all the scores here.

Sony Santa Monica Studio’s gory brawler launches March 12 in the US, March 13 across Europe, March 14 in Australia and across the UK on March 15.

Here are the scores:

Gamespot – 8/10
OPM – 8/10
Polygon – 7/10
CVG – 7.5/10
ShopTo – No Score
EGM – 7/10
GodisaGeek – 8/10
GamesRadar – 3.5/5
Videogamer – 7/10
Edge – 7/10
Destructoid – 9/10
Machinima – 8.5/10
GameTrailers – 8.3/10
Metro – 8/10
Vandal Online – 9.2/10
TheSixthAxis – 8/10
PushSquare – 8/10
Zoomin.TV – 3/5
Multiplayer – 9.3/10
The Telegraph – 4/5
Gameblog – 4/5
Meristation – 8.7/10
CheatCode Central – 4.5/5

Got a score we’ve missed? Fire it in the comment box below and we’ll add it when we get a spare second.


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  1. Beta

    Still pretty good scores, and I’m looking forward to playing it. But I think the GOW franchise needs to either move to a different mythology or SSM need to make a new ip next gen.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. loveaya

    Worst GOW ever

    #2 2 years ago
  3. De-mon

    Vandal Online score is 9.2. 9.77 is the users score ;)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. get2sammyb

    Hey guys, 8/10 on Push Square:

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KAP

    I’m looking forward to playing this and numbers won’t change my mind until I’ve had time with this to set a valid opinion.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hunam

    CVG – 7.5

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Our review is here.

    ShopTo – No Score

    Ta :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. woe 7.5/10

    EGM 7/10

    Toronto Sun 7/10…-but-not-fresh

    Eurogamer Sweden 7/10…-war-ascension

    Gamereactor Sweden 7/10…ar:+Ascension/ 7/10

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    I so don’t care about this game.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Is it just me or this is the least buzzed / marketed GOW title to date? I mean, Sony is pretty bad in the marketing department (Killing LBP Karting, Resistance 3, Starhawk and more) but this is GOW. Shouldn’t they be doing much more advertising?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mike W


    Woe are you purposely looking for the lowest scores for this title? You posted something in the forums last week doing the same thing…

    ‘SMH’ when are you kids going to grow up?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. miles97

    all i have to say is game is good ,

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dragon246

    Its quite an achievement when the lowest score for a game is 7 isnt it? :)

    And you are right about him.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. woe

    @The_Red Sony advertised God of War: Ascension during the Super Bowl also there are plenty of banners on this and other websites.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. woe

    @Dragon246 So leave out the low scores and keep high ones?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. woe

    @Mike W Those scores were left out so i posted them.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Mike W


    Or post both like Dave did….just a suggestion.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    So leave out the high scores and keep the low ones?
    You know the lowest score for Halo 4, don’t you?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dave Cook

    Thanks for the scores chaps. Will post the rest when I get time (

    #19 2 years ago
  20. woe

    @Dragon246 You have some serious Insecurity issues.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    woe, how many scores better than 7.5 did you ignore on your quest to find the lowest scores you could find?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    Want your pathetic history of posts posted again for everyone to see?

    Sorry guy glossed over 28 reviews to cherry pick the worst 7 . Pathetic indeed.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OliverKO

    Hi there, you can add El33tonline’s score if you wish – 4/5

    #23 2 years ago
  24. woe

    @Dragon246 Your no angel either so back off or im reporting you to a member of staff.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dragon246

    Go ahead. You are welcome 8)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. gotenibehe

    Rev3Games – 3/5

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    @woe: don´t argue with the sonybots. i love my playstation but the sony fanboys are a plague. everywhere. not just here. noone beats them in dopiness. just ignore them. you´re posting some 7/10 reviews here and they already feel personal attacked. say halo mp is better than killzone (obviously very true) and they will tear you to pieces. now say 3ds has cooler games than vita and you are an enemy for life :)

    cannot wait for this game. i loved the demo. gow is one of the greatest franchises ever. flawless gamedesign.

    i re-bought a vita just yesterday (won an auction i never thought i would on ebay. vita 16gb, 2 months old, plus sonic racing and lbp vita for just 140 euro! – already sold sonic racing for 20 euro, because i already own it on another platform, so it all did cost me just 120 euro. great price. very happy about that. i thought it would at least sell for 180 or something.

    well now i even upgraded to ps+ and already got my cash back by getting ME3, which i haven´t played yet, doa 5, lumines and many more. also redownloaded all my other vita stuff i already bought and repurchased (for “free”) the digital versions of some retail games i had but sold again. uncharted, gravity rush…if you have a vita and ps3 + really is a cool feature.

    only thing that sucks is the memory card pricing. i mean 80 euros for 32 gb is a freaking joke! i can already see myself running out of hd space with all those cool + offers. i hope sony will release at least a 64 gig or even a 128 gig mc soon and price it more fair.
    but for now i am very happy.

    since i am not a game collector (i hate to have tons of stuff lying around in the house), i really hope/think, sony will even go further with plus on ps4. i am dreaming about a digital only subscription with tons of options to get games. like a premium rental service. that would totally be exactly what i would love to see.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. chief_ – 9.9/10 (Hungary)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dragon246

    Keep going. You aren’t worth more than a troll now.
    Talking smack in a non-related thread is the best you can come up with.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    You do really need to look at woe’s posting history. Particularly in the forum.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. polygem

    @30: that so? i don´t really know this guy, what´s in this thread is ok and i remember other posts i´ve seen from him that have been ok too in my book. some of the other guys here are having a massive biased posting history too so that´s why i defended him. i really hate how this shit turned out on this page. made me posting so much less here…but i think these guys need some folks to counter them from time to time :) so i backed up woe for doing so.
    that said, i don´t want to be involved in these childish fanboy crap anymore anyway.
    let the kids play the fanboy war games. i just wanna play the videogames…and for god of war: i cannot wait!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Dragon246

    ^I support everyone who hates the people I hate, even if it includes trolls like DM and other people.
    LOL. I said this ages ago that you like DM only because he does your bidding. Great going troll.
    Now before DM arrives here, I am out. He recently gave lex a real hard time.
    Some smilies for you (remember?)
    :) :) :)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    They actively seek out and highlight as much the bad news for Sony as they can. They do provide some helpful good stuff on MS, but about as fair and balanced as Fox News.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. polygem


    #34 2 years ago
  35. stretch215

    Who cares what woe posts? He is not attacking anyone, if anything you insecure platform weirdos are out of line. God forbid somebody slanders your precious sony. LOL. Pathetic.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. polygem

    Dragon, i didn´t respond to you for a while now. relax man. just relax.
    DM is funny most of the time. you are not. that´s a huge difference. you are just negative.
    i do not hate anyone here, not even you. i think you are a pro troll, sure, but i do not hate you. i don´t hate anyone who doesn´t like the same videogames than me and maybe that´s the problem we constantly have with each other because that seems to be your attitude.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. MadFingerz

    Game is crap, water is 2000 graphics. Gameplay is boring. Dur dur dur
    /trolling/erth impression

    Just thought I should add something to the topic which seems to be both trolling and personal attacks…

    Anyway, I’ve said it before, the game didn’t generate hype enough and many reviewers now take that into consideration when scoring for some fucked up reason. Meanwhile I expect GOW fans such as myself will still love the game.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. mojo

    this game will be awesome.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Hunam

    My biggest gripe is that I don’t quite care about it. I utterly loved the first one, second one was good fun and the third was a brilliant finale… but I kinda feel it’s done. Kratos is done and I wish they’d moved onto a new spiritual succesor rather than a prequel, which we have two of already.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. mojo

    imo they can exchange everything from the series.
    Other setting, other character, other everything as long as the gameplay stays the same.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. nederob

    Zoomin.TV Games gave God of War Ascension 3 out of 5 stars

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Lengendaryboss

    Interesting i can see this is more of an adventure akin to GOW1 rather than the bloodbaths successors. But what really stands out is the multiplayer that might have brought down the metacritic score. But the scores are still good overall.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Clupula

    Woe does go out of his way to bring up any possible negative rumor or poor score about anything Sony related. I mean, that whole stupid “PS4 won’t pay CD’s” rumor. Do you know who submitted that to this site? Woe did.

    I’ve said a couple times that I wonder if he’s not getting some checks from Major Nelson with how much of a full time job his looking for negative news about Sony to post is.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Yeah, but anytime he does, his drowned out by the couple of hundred strong Sony Brigade, so stop acting like the victims here.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Shinji10TH

    Can’t wait to play it.

    Here’s a review of french website Gameblog (4/5)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Dave Cook

    @46 added, thanks :)

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Dragon246

    Would not it to be easier for you to collect all reviews from metacritic? It would allow you to post every major review at once.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. polygem

    @41: “imo they can exchange everything from the series.
    Other setting, other character, other everything as long as the gameplay stays the same.”

    i totally agree with you about this. there was a time when i even felt like i could enjoy these games even more if they had a different setting and would be less violent. today i am fine with them the way they are and i think they made the right decissions in designing gow in every single way. i think gow is perfect the way it is. the greek myth, kratos being the uberviolent badass, the story, the gameplay – it all comes together as being a great, epic ride of a videogame. one of the best franchises on any platform. today i think the violence adds to the fun of these games BUT i still generaly enjoy less violent games. i just can´t help but rolling eyes sometimes when videogames play the “cool” “gore” “mature game” card. in gow though it kind of makes fun and the finishing moves are fun to pull off. it´s not just a cheap gory slowmo killcam. i just said a few days ago somewhere here, that i think gow is a great 3d (hack´n´slash) puzzle/platformer…the basic gameplay elements could work very well in a jak, ratchet kinda setting….and i would love that. i just love these kind of games. could also work with a totally different setting, sure. the gameplay is just flawless and superfun.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Clupula

    Personally, I don’t want to play a God of War game where Kratos is not the main character. I’ve come to love playing as a sociopath in this series and it just wouldn’t work without him.

    And there’s plenty of other gods for him to eventually kill.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. monkeygourmet

    Day 1 for me, but it does sound like the worst in the series so far…

    Im getting a weird vibe off both this and Gears of War, I just don’t think they should have bothered, there doesn’t seem to be any passion in the production of both these titles.

    A huge shame as they should both be flag ship exclusives for their respective platforms.

    One thing that annoys me about this was the fact that someone mentioned the selectable weapons are gone from GOW3?!

    Apparently you now have 3 versions of the ‘Blades’ and can pick up a few random weapons from the battlefield which sounds like a huge step back for me. The multiplayer has new weapons, but we all know the servers will be a barren wasteland in a few month’s so seems like a missed oppertunity to me.

    It seems like Sony have had a lot of ‘average’ exclusives this generation.

    Uncharted 3
    Killzone 3
    God of War
    Gran Turismo

    All good games but never quite reaching the greatness of some multiplatforms. Even PSN games have killed their exclusive offerings by a long margin.

    I wonder if that will repeat with PS4? Killzone looks very set to be an 7 or 8 / 10 game. Apart from the increased graphics, the gameplay looked identical to what we have already seen in Killzone 3 so far.

    Never the less, I love me some God of War, it’s just a pity they seem to have lost their spark for the series. I can’t really see it getting much better on PS4, same with games like Gears on 720.

    Some titles are just starting to look really outdated…

    #50 2 years ago
  51. SplatteredHouse

    Rev3games 3/5:

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Sini

    Needs a massive reboot, there is nothing wrong with it except I’ve played this game 6 times now. Hard to feel fresh, sure you traverse different lands, but it plays the same.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. YoungZer0

    I said it more than once, but I just love to repeat myself:

    New setting, new hero.

    Here’s the Idea. Kratos wanders to the north, to the vikings and shit. Terrorizes their land, the gods can’t interfere because fuck you, maybe he took Odin hostage and the gods can’t help or something like that.

    So they choose a champion, someone who fought against Kratos and lost or lost his home and family to that fucker. Someone young, someone who cares and has heart. So the new guy travels the land, fighting, killing creatures, trying to hunt down Kratos.

    It’s basically God of War 1, but new weapons, new setting, new character and new story.

    Seriously, there is NOTHING that could redeem Kratos anymore. Might as well make him the bad guy.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. polygem

    @54: the gowA demo contains lots of footage from the viking tv series…maybe that´s a hint? your idea doesn´t sound bad man! timeline wise not accurate, but it´s a game in the end….about ancient gods. everything goes storywise.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. muppy

    You should add They gave it a 3.5/5

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Digital Bamboo

    I had to do a double take on that review someone linked to the Toronto Sun. lol

    Rather than go into a long diatribe about how awful that newspaper is, or how it’s written at an 8th grade reading level, I’ll simply provide a link to some of it’s actual cover stories, and let them speak for themselves:

    I look forward to playing this game…some time in 2015.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. hardcore shooter Review of God of War Ascension 60/100

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Clupula

    Why exactly would I go to a site called hardcore shooter to find out about a hack and slash title? It’d be like going to to find out about Halo.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Clupula

    @54 – Why do we need a new hero? Kratos is who I want to play as in the fourth one. The story pretty much writes itself. Kratos can’t die and just wants to rest. He’s had his revenge and so he moves up North.

    Meanwhile, “Athena” appears before the Norse gods and explains to them what he did to the Greek ones. It’d be like having a mass murderer move into your neighborhood, claiming “Oh, I’m done with killing now.” Of course, you wouldn’t want him there. So the Norse gods come gunning for Kratos and he kills them off.

    After credits, reveal that “Athena” is actually Lucifer, trying to goad Kratos into eliminating all the other pantheons so that only he will be left as god.

    The last thing I want is to play as some lame optimistic warrior trying to take down Kratos.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. hardcore shooter

    Good question Clupula. Thanks for the feedback. There are reasons behind our madness at

    #60 2 years ago
  61. ActionGameKing

    @60 Holy Shit! That’s genius!

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Clupula

    @62 – Thanks a lot. To me, it was the first thing I thought of, when Athena started acting so completely out of character in GOW 3.

    Plus, it would very much mean GOW4 could be the first game of a new trilogy for the series.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. ferb

    God of War Ascension Review | RealGamerNewz

    #63 2 years ago

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  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

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  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

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  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    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. — 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 […]