Sections

Call of Duty: Ghosts review round-up, get all the scores here

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 08:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Ghosts is out today and the torrent of reviews have come with it. Check out what the critics thought in our review score round-up.

Activision and Infinity Ward held launch events across the globe last night to mark the shooter’s release. You can watch the UK launch and eSports tournament here.

Now then, those scores:

Eurogamer – 7/10
Joystiq – 3.5/5
Videogamer – 7/10
CVG – 7/10
NowGamer – 7.5/10
Destructoid – 5/10
IGN – 8.8/10
DigitalSpy – 4/5
USGamer – 3/5
GameTrailers – 7/10
OPM – 8/10
GiantBomb – 3/5
Gamespot – 8/10
Kotaku – ‘Not Yet’
OXM – 8/10
Eurogamer.de – 8/10
Gamestar Hungary – 8.5/10
Polygon – 6.5/10
Lazygamer.net – 8.3/10
Games.ch – 90/100
Gamefront – 74/100
Push Square – 6/10

Got a score we’ve missed? Post it below and we’ll add it when we get a second.

Latest

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

77 Comments

  1. canada12

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/05/call-of-duty-ghosts-review 8.8/10

    #1 1 year ago
  2. jamesmilner2

    New Game Network – 80/100

    #2 1 year ago
  3. f1r3storm

    Eurogamer.de 8/10

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2013-11-05-call-of-duty-ghosts-test

    #3 1 year ago
  4. CaptPierce

    *Call of Duty gets 7/10′s, Activision cancels entire franchise*

    Kidding though! I don’t have a massive hate boner for the franchise despite leaving it behind 3 years ago, but I’m glad that the hype train for it is FINALLY starting to die down to some degree. Between these scores and GTA V setting the record for most money ever made in a week for an entertainment product, I can actually see some healthy quality going into the next release. Or I sincerely hope that’s the case.

    I know the comments here are gonna be interesting too. :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. daevgs

    GameStar Hungary 8.5
    http://t7.hu/0vwy

    Thanks.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. canada12

    @4 I am somewhat surprised that no one has give the game a nine, with more scores to follow.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Xbone

    http://kotaku.com/call-of-duty-ghosts-the-kotaku-review-1458487298
    Kotaku
    Not yet
    :D

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Cyrano De Ballsack

    Lazygamer.net 8.3/10
    http://www.lazygamer.net/xbox-360/call-of-duty-ghosts-review/

    #8 1 year ago
  9. CaptPierce

    @canada12
    I didn’t see many (if any) 9′s given out to Black Ops 2 last year either.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    ooh, 7 & 8′s. About right in my opinion based on the franchise- was getting irritated every time I saw it achieve an 9 & 10. They’re obviously solid games but with mediocre single player campaigns & number of exploits they never deserved their near perfect scores.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. canada12

    @CaptPierce It’s got a long way to go to beat GTA V, but I am excited to see what people think of Killzone when it comes out in about two weeks.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. braindead1981

    games.ch (German) 90/100 http://www.games.ch/9239-call-of-duty-ghosts/artikel/test-v13b4k1516.php

    #12 1 year ago
  13. KineticCalvaria

    Yeeeees! It’s finally happening, people are getting tired of the same old shit.

    Maybe now Activision will invest in a proper next gen engine and shake things up a bit.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. automaticzen

    USgamer 3/5
    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/is-call-of-duty-ghosts-worth-buying-on-ps3-review

    #14 1 year ago
  15. canada12

    http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/call-of-duty-ghosts-review/1900-6415523/ 8/10

    #15 1 year ago
  16. ww3pl

    http://www.destructoid.com/review-call-of-duty-ghosts-264903.phtml – Destructoid gave it 5/10

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Quige

    Gametrailers = 7.0

    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/ihr5cb/call-of-duty–ghosts-review

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Fin

    lol shitty sub hd shit i can play bf4 4k at 1080p on my pc i bought in 2005 for $100 go back to console halo fanboys

    Ahem.

    Edge 7
    http://www.edge-online.com/review/call-of-duty-ghosts-review/

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy 4/5
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/review/a528702/call-of-duty-ghosts-review-ps3-exciting-and-explosive.html

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Dragon

    I love the alternate box art -
    http://i.picpar.com/wXy.jpg

    And just because of that, 11 out of 10.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. loki

    worst COD ever

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Fin

    @21

    You’ve never played Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. DSB

    Uh oh. That doesn’t bode well.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. KingOfTheTrolls

    NowGamer 7.5

    http://www.nowgamer.com/ps4/ps4-review/2145680/call_of_duty_ghosts_review.html

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Dave Cook

    @22 Yep, that is hands-down the worst.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Opalauge

    @12:

    games.ch is from switzerland (ch). ;)

    Germanys oldest gaming-magazine M!Games has given 86%.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. TheBlackHole

    Wow. Brutal scores.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. get2sammyb

    Push Square – 6/10:
    http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/call_of_duty_ghosts

    #28 1 year ago
  29. SCAssassin

    Videogamer.com – 7/10

    http://www.videogamer.com/reviews/call_of_duty_ghosts_review.html

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Erthazus

    Three retarded studios making the same game with the same assets from previous CoD’s and calling it a day.

    that’s not even funny. This game is a failure.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Super Girevik

    Polygon – 6.5/10
    http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/5/5052646/call-of-duty-ghosts-review

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Dave Cook

    @30 same assets?

    Nonsense.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. SplatteredHouse

    Revision 3 Games 4/5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfSwOph3x3M

    #33 1 year ago
  34. KineticCalvaria

    @30, Just be glad that the game is currently sitting on 75 for the 360 version on metacritic. Activision might finally start taking notice, personally I think this is Battlefields year, especially with the next-gen versions coming out.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Erthazus

    @32,
    Infinity Ward reusing the same assets since CoD4 every time in each game.
    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Modern-Warfare-3-Video-Contains-Recycled-Buildings-From-Modern-Warfare-1-36816.html

    this time it is not different.

    @34, It was always Battlefield’s year. I don’t care about sales. CoD can sell 50 million copies and call it a day. I don’t care.
    Just because Battlefield 4 has more score on meta does not change anything At All.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. SplatteredHouse

    Oh, and GT mentions an embargo in place on Xbone version. ALL multi footage of theirs is PS4, whilst the campaign is from…The 360 xD

    *gunshot* agh, my foot!

    #36 1 year ago
  37. KineticCalvaria

    @35, but it does, I think the general opinion is that BF4 is more relevant today with next-gen than CoD.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Erthazus

    Lol. User score

    3.5 – PS4 version
    2.6 – Xbox 360 version

    On metacritic. This is my scores for each game since Call OF Duty one on the PC that didn’t do anything beyond it’s stagnant 99 year old formula.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Erthazus

    http://www.godisageek.com/2013/11/call-duty-ghosts-review/ – this one review is 10/10

    “VERDICT: There’s so much content on offer in Call of Duty: Ghosts that everyone will get their money’s worth, and then some. Infinity Ward could quite easily have rested on their laurels, stayed in their comfort zone to release Modern Warfare 4 this year with little negative critical reception. Instead, they’ve done something bold with the franchise they gave life to, and as a result have created the best Call of Duty game since Modern Warfare 2. Big, brash and absolutely stunning.”

    The irony… :D

    GARME JURNALIZM

    #39 1 year ago
  40. KineticCalvaria

    I’ve bought every CoD since CoD4 (also played CoD 2 back in the day) but I can safely say I have no desire to play Ghosts. Played BLOPS2 online for probably 10 hours in total and never went back, the glory days of CoD2 and 4 are over for me :(.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. DSB

    It’s pretty hard to get anything from those reviews. They all seem to be lukewarm, but no one seems to really nail down why.

    One says Extinction sucks, the other says it’s amazing. One says it’s bad because it’s missing amazing setpieces, the other says it’s bad because it’s only amazing setpieces.

    Jim Sterling says MW3 was somehow above mediocre, when it was quite obviously the most broken CoD in history.

    What the fuck, reviewers.

    Usually it’s easy to see who is missing the point and who’s on target, but this time the field is certifiably schizoid.

    Maybe people are just tired of CoD. I took a break through BLOPS 2 so I’m chomping at the bit.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Erthazus

    @DSB, If you are not satisfied with them.

    http://www.godisageek.com/2013/11/call-duty-ghosts-review/ – this one review is 10/10

    Here you go. It’s all yours.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. DSB

    @42 I’ve got literally nothing to be satisfied or unsatisfied with, I still have to wait 5 hours to play it.

    I just think it’s hard to paint a picture based on reviews that contradict eachother as much as they do.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Fin

    @43

    Dude I don’t think you understand. My subjective opinion is that this game sucks. Your subjective opinion is different to mine, and therefore invalid. I’m rather insecure, so let me make fun of you so I can feel better about myself.

    ;)

    #44 1 year ago
  45. DSB

    @44 That’s the thing though, usually 80% of games reviews read almost exactly the same. There’s no sense of personality and no hint of dissent there.

    Therefore it’s easy to look at the review that actually critisizes and sees the flaws, and say “Aha, this dude was paying attention” whereas the guy who merely glosses over stuff that should really be quite obvious, maybe isn’t the most credible one of the bunch.

    Usually I think it’s pretty easy to identify who’s who within minutes – if someone wrote a review of Rome II and didn’t mention the bugs, then obviously he either didn’t play the game, or wasn’t paying attention – but this time the fact that there actually IS a high degree of subjectivity in play just messes with my head :P

    I guess the sense I’m getting is that people are fatigued. Either that or they all picked the red pill for once.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Fin

    @45

    Yeah I managed to read Eurogamer and half of Kotaku’s this morning – Kotaku’s was quite good, basically saying the plot made no sense.

    I think fatigue’s correct – like I’ve bought and enjoyed all the Call of Dutys up to now (though I felt MW2 was the low point), and Ghosts just doesn’t interest me. I assume this is what reviewers are feeling too.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. SplatteredHouse

    “Black Ops II was a step forward in this regard, an earnest attempt to inject fresh life into a flagging idea. By comparison, Ghosts is not only a failure to capitalize on the goodwill Black Ops II earned, it’s a disappointing step backward. ” – http://www.destructoid.com/review-call-of-duty-ghosts-264903.phtml
    @41 Sterling also states that he’s a fan of the franchise:

    “I’ve made no secret of my love for Call of Duty, and I’ve been avidly into the series up until last year, but this time around, I barely struggled to keep my eyes open for more than a handful of matches.”
    “If one is to be diplomatic, one can say Ghosts is still better than a lot of cornball military shooter knock-offs” How the mighty have fallen.

    DSB: “I took a break through BLOPS 2 so I’m chomping at the bit.”
    I’m trying to untie the CoD Blob that has come to be, thanks to its overlapping series’ yearly release schedule, and, was Black Ops the one before or after, MW3? I haven’t played either of those, but other than that I’ve checked and followed each since CoD 4:Modern Warfare. I don’t have that level of enthusiasm for this. I wanted to see what it’s like, but other than that, and with the shape of what I am learning about Ghosts, it doesn’t look worth bothering with.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Dave Cook

    @47 Black Ops 2 was an attempt to reinvigorate the franchise. It was much-needed after MW3. It worked, and I think anyone who says Treyarch just went for the same old-same old is just trying to antagonise people.

    I haven’t got my copy of Ghosts yet, but it does seem from the reviews that it’s a step back.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. DSB

    @47 But as I see it, he’s also writing a concept review where the idea is obviously to communicate that he feels the horse is well and truly flogged.

    Even if you like something, you can still have your fill of it.

    Which is reasonable enough, but whenever I read a review, I’m usually looking for the smoking gun that makes the game good or bad. What is really the worst or best thing anyone can say about it? This time, no one is really able to nail it down.

    Sterling is the guy who says that the setpieces are lackluster, whereas Eurogamer are saying that they’re still totally nuts. It can’t be both, so which one is it?

    Polygon are saying they’re bored, but then again they’re also saying that “air killstreaks are gay” [inaccurate paraphrasing, didnt use the word gay] which is usually what people say when they aren’t very good at CoD, and don’t get any killstreaks themselves, which will arguably make it a lot more frustrating.

    So, I mean, pick your poison. Who do you go with?

    #49 1 year ago
  50. KineticCalvaria

    @49, Actually the Eurogamer review points out that the series is running out of ideas for set pieces, pointing out one in particular that is almost entirely ripped from The Dark Knight Rises.

    So don’t think that’s very favourable…

    #50 1 year ago
  51. DSB

    @50 If ripping an airplane in half and jumping out is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

    And if you think that’s the first time CoD has stolen a scene from a movie, you haven’t been paying attention.

    Remember that prison-that-wasn’t-Alcatraz-from-Michael-Bays-The-Rock in MW2?

    #51 1 year ago
  52. KineticCalvaria

    @51, Yeah I remember that well and a lot of the set-pieces are indeed ripped out of films, but it’s all too predictable now, we’ve had crashing planes before in CoD and it’s only becoming more stale.

    These ‘Wow’ moments are becoming more like ‘Meh’ moments.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. DSB

    @52 That brings us back to fatigue, doesn’t it?

    I mean, what are you gonna do? They’ve thrown in a space station and they seem to be dropping aircraft carriers on you while you’re underwater.

    That’s the problem. They’ve jumped sharks, they’ve jumped killer whales, they’ve jumped blue whales, and now there’s probably not a lot left to really jump.

    What would you do? I guess maybe it is time for a new engine and a complete redesign.

    The dog is kinda symbolic of the ultimate anti-climax. Like, we’ve done mechs and laserguided rockets, so… Have a furry little pet instead. He only kills helicopters.

    It’s a bit like a muffin basket, with a note. “Sorry babe, we blew everything up already”.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. KineticCalvaria

    @53, That’s precisely it though, the one thing in common that these reviews have is that we’re all fed up of predictable bullshit.

    Activision can’t ignore the fact they’ve got such low scores compared to previous CoD games, I really hope that we go back to a CoD game every 2/3 years and just put some actual effort into a game for once. (Not gonna happen but I can dream).

    #54 1 year ago
  55. SplatteredHouse

    “Pick your poison. Who do you go with?” As well as that, what is the level of expectation. There’s a metric to assess against. Although, I’m feeling that (and Adam Sessler mentioned this in his latest Something, that this is due in no small part by publisher water-muddying and messaging misdirection) I don’t know where expectation should be, for these new games.
    So, perhaps you go by enjoyment. Sterling didn’t enjoy playing it, but like you say, was he experiencing the straw to break the camel’s back of his tolerance for this build of CoD. (If something does that, has that effect, is it still to be lauded?)

    There appears to be a sense of the game being capable of offering fun, provided one doesn’t look for much of anything but More CoD. I’ll look at some more opinions (I have seen several so far), but I saw it being played and so I have to weigh that impression too.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. DSB

    @55 Exactly. Or maybe there is something wrong with it, but people just haven’t really been able to spell it out.

    That’s exactly what frustrates me. For some reason shooters make me fiercely competitive, so I totally geek out whenever I play one, I really go into details with the weapons, the controls and the dynamic of how it all fits together.

    That’s the sort of thing I really want to know whenever I see an interview about a shooter. “What were you thinking, specifically, when you made this gun or that gun. Why is the recoil like this. Why is the movement like this. What role does it play to the other guns” – Instead of those never-ending streams of vague, PR-produced ambitions and dreams and ideals. Barf.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. SplatteredHouse

    “What would you do? I guess maybe it is time for a new engine and a complete redesign.”

    You’re right. It’s time for CoD under IW to return to a blank slate.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. bradk825

    It’ll be tonight before I have a chance to play it and see if the scores really fit the game, or if they are low because it’s unpopular to say good things about COD.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Animeboy413

    RIP COD

    #59 1 year ago
  60. SplatteredHouse

    Wow, even kotaku said that the feeling of been there done that is too strong. I thought they tended to be one of the more laid back outlets.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. DSB

    @60 Really? I haven’t read Kotaku in a hundred years, mostly because the community was freakishly like a bunch of Stepford Wives incessantly agreeing with eachother in a nauseatingly polite fashion (heading to VG247 was a refreshing change of pace).

    … But when I did read Kotaku, their reviews were usually really quite good. They didn’t even have scores and junk. They used words!

    That’s Kotaku in a nutshell in my opinion. On those rare occasions where they get it right, the journalism can really rival any of the truly big newspapers on the planet. But when they drop the ball, which they do almost every day, it’s just embarrassing.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Kiborg

    I Found a new one.

    http://sg.hu/cikkek/100989/call_of_duty_ghosts_elkeszult_a_modern_warfare_4

    4/5

    #62 1 year ago
  63. SplatteredHouse

    Here’s another new one – Videogamer.com made a video :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UrU_ZVSH5U

    #63 1 year ago
  64. Joe Musashi

    @63 That’s fantastic!

    JM

    #64 1 year ago
  65. DSB

    Haha. Oh wow. That’s one for the resumé right there.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. fearmonkey

    Wow….These scores are lower than expected, will still sell like crazy though. COD needs a kick in the pants to survive, they need to ramp up their game big time.

    Infinity Ward used to make the best COD’s, and then the shakeup happened and many of the good people left and are now making Titanfall. This unfortunately shows that the new Infinity ward isnt the same as the old infinity ward.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. PrideDK

    Xboxlife.dk (Danish) – 8,5/10
    http://www.xboxlife.dk/review/816/call-of-duty-ghosts.html

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Edo

    Hey …at least they can still count on IGN.

    #68 1 year ago
  69. Legendaryboss

    A drop in quality? But will it impact on sales? Not a lot i guess.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. SplatteredHouse

    Not a review, but Totalbiscuit has posted a multiplayer WTF Is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAgc43e-zp4
    More impressions with gameplay though, if you want it.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. SplatteredHouse

    Holy ****! Apparently, Activision have issued the maker of the FOV fix a cease and desist notice. So, it’s been pulled. They are just trying to “reappropriate” the modders work, and claim it as their own, now aren’t they.

    “on request of Activision a local court ordered me to take down ‘any CoD content’ – which somehow seems to include temporary files used by the updater to ‘verify’ a game installation. Since receiving the court order, I have contacted a local law firm which is still in the process of going over the case, however, today I received an e-mail containing a letter (German, page 2), claiming that other projects are also infringing this court order.

    Although I’m still standing by my point that these titles do not contain any Activision files (and therefore I am not ‘providing (part of) the games’), I have taken them offline pending further investigation as a precaution.

    http://fourdeltaone.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=417324

    #71 1 year ago
  72. DSB

    I’ve played it now. It’s beyond bad. It’s so glaringly bad that I’m amazed that reviewers somehow managed to hold back and not tell you just how bad it is.

    If these reviewers had any spine, they would tell you what TotalBiscuit tells you in that video.

    It’s… So bad. SO BAD. It’s not just a step back, it’s literally MW2 visuals with like… MW3 gameplay. I’m not even being hyperbolic, I’m not an asshole. It’s just exactly that.

    Best thing I can say is that there are no retards dualwielding machinepistols… But it doesn’t matter because now the game isn’t fun anyway.

    Avoid, avoid, avoid. Avoid with the most extreme prejudice. Go play BLOPS 2 instead.

    I’ll try to put some more meat on those bones in the forum, but now I’m just gonna fuck off to sleep.

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Hcw87

    @72
    OR you know, go play BF4. A superior experience (yes really, you’ll thank me for it later).

    Learn the ins and outs of the maps, and you will have a far more rewarding experience.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. DSB

    @73 Right. I’m sure an 8 is leagues more rewarding than a 7.

    CoD (traditionally) is a tightly designed game, Battlefield is a jack of all trades and a master of none. They’re really not similar beasts.

    Either way, I’d definitely recommend BF3 over Ghosts. Based on what I’m hearing BF4 is a broken mess, and barely stable at the moment.

    A good night to you, sir!

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Hcw87

    @74
    Depends on the gamemode really, Team Deathmatch and Conquest Domination (along with perhaps Obliteration) is heavily influenced by CoD, so you might enjoy those.

    Sleep tight and think on that.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. DSB

    @75 True, CQB is badass. I know that because I’m not religious about the shooters I play.

    Now stop making me reply to this, you know damn well I’m refreshing it before I go.

    GOOD DAY, SIR!!!

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Ireland Michael

    @72 All that really goes to show is how utterly broken gaming scores are. Let’s not forget that a 7 in most gaming media is about the equivalent of a 5 in any other market.

    Reviewers having no spine and a general lack of any critical thinking shouldn’t come as a surprise to you DSB.

    #77 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]