Forza Motorsport 5 reviews arrive – get all the scores here

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Forza Motorsport 5 from Turn 10 Studios releases alongside Xbox One on Friday, and reviews have started hitting the Internet. Get the scores below.

As usual, scores are based on 10 being the highest unless otherwise noted. As more come in, we will post them below.

CVG – 7
OXM – 8
Gamespot – 9
Joystiq -4/5
Polygon – 9
Eurogamer – 7
GamesRadar 4/5
Destructiod – 9
VideoGamer – 9
IGN – 8.8
AusGamers – 8.6 – 8.3 – 8.8
Xbox360Achievements – 80/100
GameInformer – 8.75
Digital Spy – 4/5
USgamer – 9
Eurogamer Italy – 9
The Escapist – 3.5/5
EGM – 6.5

Xbox One’s launch line-up has been reviewed, with Ryse: Son of Rome still to come. Get an overview of all the scores for each game as they drop, right here.


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  1. f1r3storm – 10/10

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Djoenz

    Oxm gives 8 out of ten (due to small AI issues) but Eurogamer gives 10/10 lmao.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TrickyAudio

    The best Xbox One game easily.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Fin

    EG’s review was pretty scathing :/

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Hcw87

    The AI actually sounds great, unpredictable drivers are better than the ones driving on a strict racing line like in Gran Turismo/Previous Forza games.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fihar

    Hmm, the impression I got seems to indicate that the game is great, but lacking in content and innovation.
    The reception to the Drivatar has been quite positive as well.

    Man, I so have to try this one out for myself. Damn Microsoft for not caring about the Asian markets.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Fin

    EG’s review actually said the Drivatar wasn’t great, as people are morons, and therefore the AI drives like a moron – breaking in straights, that kinda thing.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Arcnail

    How is it that EG can really review the drivatar system if there’s basically nobody playing yet?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Fin


    All the journos, I assume.

    Good quote from Edge – “Play Forza 5 and you can’t help think of Project Gotham Racing 3 – Microsoft’s flagship racer for Xbox 360’s launch, stripped of courses, cars and features in the name of its HD makeover”.

    7 –

    #9 1 year ago
  10. KineticCalvaria

    Nice scores, pretty much what I expected.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. The_Red

    Good point. Drivatars are nothing but ghost saves from last gen dressed to look like something futuristic that makes cloud look useful. That said, I still think Forza 5 could be a great game.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. viralshag

    These scores were held back with the aim to offset the no-doubt poor scores for Ryse.

    Such a shame, at least one of the purchases should be good.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @8 There’s a ton of data from Turn10 and Microsoft players already on there, apparently

    #13 1 year ago

    So gave it a 10, but goes with a 7?

    Way to lose credibility.

    A big bunch of 8′s and 9′s there, anyway…

    #14 1 year ago
  15. bradk825

    Wow several 9s up there. I knew it would get the hottest reviews out of all the launch titles but I am still impressed how well it did.

    I am curious enough to go read EGM for myself, lol. Either they saw something everyone else didn’t, or Forza 5 made a remark about their mother.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    @14, Reviewing a product is entirely subjective.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @14 Different people, different score.

    Anyway, congrats to the game for scoring so well. It doesn’t even remotely interest me, but it’s good to see something really solid for people looking for this kind of game.

    #17 1 year ago


    Is it?


    No gauge on actual quality, then? Just whether someone, who you don’t know anything about, likes it or not?

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Spider Law

    Glad to see such good reviews. My interest in anything Xbox is mostly on For a and it looks like for good reason. Kudos.

    #19 1 year ago

    You’d have thought that they same company, with the same philosophy, ethics and principles, wouldn’t have such a wide range in verdict, if they wanted to look professional.

    ‘This game is super annoying, and therefore, average!’ ‘This game is practically flawless!’

    It’s nonsense.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @18 Quality is also subjective.

    How exactly do you quantify quality?

    To the one reviewer, the controls and AI might have been polished so well that it makes it the best racing game they’ve ever played. For the other reviewer, the lack of content might have severely hampered their enjoyment of the game, as they might prefer a more engrossing, long term experience.

    So yes, it’s entirely subjective. The content of the reviews are what matter at the end of the day, not the score. A low scoring game can still be fun to certain people if it ticks enough of the boxes as far as the type of gameplay experience they want.

    @20 The idea that publications exist as entities is really bloody outdated at this point. People don’t care about the “entity” of websites anymore. They’re interested in an individual’s opinions.

    Even then, those site philosophies can still allow for huge differences in opinions. People aren’t autonomous machines.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    @21, Well put.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. bradk825

    @21 You hit the nail on the head. That’s why I like that VG247 posts a slew of reviews when they come out. Imagine if the only review someone reads is the EG one. Or on the flip side of the coin, – 10/10. Seeing all the scores together provides some nice balance.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    Varied scores allow you to get a much broader view of the positives and negatives of every game, and make a more informed opinion about your purchase.

    The supposed lack of content in this game, for instance, would probably put me off purchasing a game like this, because I enjoy the time investment. As an example, it’s why I disliked Need for Speed: Most Wanted so much… it felt like a stripped down Burnout Paradise, without any of the charm and personality.

    Getting hung up on individual reviews is silly.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Fin

    It’s gotten to the point where I can’t tell if G1GA is trolling or not.

    “One publication gave this game 7, but a different publication gave it 10! Way to lose credibility”

    “One publication gave this game 7, but a different publication gave it 10! Way to show off being bribed”

    Grow up.

    #25 1 year ago

    If a game’s visuals are badly optimised, and it runs poorly, it’s obviously of a lower quality to a game where this isn’t the case.

    If a game contains numerous bugs and constatnly crashes, it’s obviously of a lower quality to a game where this isn’t the case.

    If a game that’s supposed to be driven by narrative and immersion has a script right out of a bad episode from a 1980s low budget daytime drama, it’s obviously of a lower quality to a game where this isn’t the case.

    The claim was made that game reviews are “entirely subjective”, and that’s not the case.

    They are a mixture of subjectivity and objectivity. And it’s up to the reviewer to have the understanding that his/her personal, minor gripes/delights, which will almost certainly differ from person to person anyway, cannot be used to affect the overall verdict on a game.

    The difference between a 6 and a 7, or an 8 or a 9 is pretty meaningless.

    But when you’ve got one group of websites, which operate under one umbrella, telling people two completely opposing views on a game, it’s a nonsense.

    #26 1 year ago


    What are you talking about???

    It’s gotten to the point where you make absolutely no sense.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Fin


    I was implying that you would spin it a different way if it was a game you weren’t as favorable to being rated.

    “But when you’ve got one group of websites, which operate under one umbrella, telling people two completely opposing views on a game, it’s a nonsense.”

    Really? A 7 and a 10 are opposing views?
    I forgot that websites that operate under same umbrella, should automatically give a game the same score. It’s not like different people reviewed the game.

    You’re not seriously saying this are you? You are trolling yeah?

    #28 1 year ago
  29. naffgeek

    I loved Forza 4 but seriously £429 for the console….

    £49.99 for the game…..

    and it has micro-transactions.

    On top of that some of the best tracks are missing and the car count is way down on 4.

    Are we seriously gonna keep lapping this shit up???

    Wii U for me this xmas…fuck next gen.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. antraxsuicide

    @28 Why are you hung up on his opinion? He made the comment that Eurogamer had lost credibility with him. That’s not anyone’s decision but his to make.

    To me, Destructoid has no credibility. I can make that statement because it’s my opinion and I have no reason whatsoever to justify it. If Eurogamer’s style of review loses them a reader, then that’s their problem to deal with, not yours. Calm your tits.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. polygem

    not a racing fan. if i crave a racer sometimes, it’s an arcade one…but great scores. watched some reviews and it sounds really good. liked sesslers more “naive” take on the genre :)
    i could relate to that.

    #31 1 year ago


    Thank you.

    Well said.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Fin


    I think if you decided on the basis of one review that a particular publication loses credibility, you should look at your own biases, and should be called out on that fact.

    I think it annoys me more because I used to respect G1GA, but these days he just posts incendiary comments, blindly supporting MS/X1, which makes me sad to see :(

    #33 1 year ago

    Your problem is that you’re obsessed with the idea that I’m here to defend and promote Microsoft.

    You’re reading way too much into practically nothing.

    You’ve taken my statement about Eurogamer losing credibility, and somehow turned it into ‘G1GA thinks Eurogamer lose credibility because they gave a Microsoft game a 7′.

    Which is pure rubbish.

    Seriously, you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, and you’re barking up the wrong tree.

    #34 1 year ago


    Your edit proves my point! I wrote #34 before I even saw your second paragraph.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Nephilimator

    HAHAHA they wont allowed RYSE to be reviewed!

    #36 1 year ago
  37. antraxsuicide

    No problem. It’s just ridiculous when an opinion is being corrected, as if that’s possible.

    Because he likes the console, he’s biased? That’s equally ridiculous. He likes the system. You don’t. To reiterate, calm your tits.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. MrWaffles

    The reviews for Forza are just all over the place. Some say it’s a tough sim, other say it’s arcade-ish.

    It probable depends whether the reviewer is a NFS player or an iRacing player, that should be as a disclaimer on every racing game review.

    The reader can’t make up anything without some background info on the reviewer’s taste and experience.

    The review from EGM seems honest, he loved the game, but felt the shitty Drivatar mix he got wasn’t better than normal AI (maybe they’ll add an option to flush the cache/get another set of drivatars?).
    Plus, he mentioned the price, which many reviewers don’t even consider, since they get codes for free all the time. But gamers see the dlc piling up while the on-disc content goes down, so for us, the future of gaming on Xbox looks expensive and unfair.

    The positives: you’ll hear a lot of shit about Forza, because people love the franchise, it’s a great game that sadly happens to be limited by the platform it’s on.

    tl;dr: Only time will tell if Forza will make a good investment for gamers, meanwhile.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Bomba Luigi

    It is very Disapointing that Turn 10 still couldn’t manage to make Weather and Night. I really like Forza, but with the Next Gen here it really should be possible.

    But the bigest Problem of the Game (at least for me) is made by the Console itself. My Fanatec dosn’t work with the Xbox, so theres no point in playing Racing Games on Xbox for me.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. bradk825

    With most at 8 or 9 and only one dipping below 7 I wouldn’t call it all over the place exactly.

    I’m hearing about a lack of content, and I guess that’s related to past installments which I haven’t played. It does have over 200 cars and 14 tracks without any DLC, and that’s more than I will ever use by the time Forza 6 is out. I won’t be getting any DLC.

    For me it’s a quality over quantity thing. Plenty of bragging rights to have 600 cars in a game, but if they look like shit, why bother? I would sooner have 200 cars that someone took time on. They also laser-scanned the real tracks to put them in the game which is not a cheap process to go through, so there’s probably fewer tracks but I haven’t checked.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. DrDamn

    I think we’ve been spoiled by content. We used to spend £50 on a game with 6 tracks, 6 variations on a vehicle and two basic modes to play. I’d like to see game franchises like Forza, FIFA, in fact a whole load, adopt a model where the basic game comes in at a regular price and then for the rest of the generation you get game updates in terms of DLC, cars, track *and* engine updates. There never is a Forza VI or a yearly full priced FIFA. You just have Forza and expansions on top until the next generation.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. dkpunk

    Welp there we have the first killer app for next gen. All the sites that count have given it stellar reviews. Can’t wait until tomorrow night.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. bradk825

    @41 Yeah you’re right about being content spoiled I think. We keep getting more and more packed into each installment, so when something new comes along in terms of the physics, AI, graphics, detail, features etc and it results in a lower amount of content there are complaints.

    Yes, I like your idea on content models, but I don’t know how eager devs will be to do stuff like that. Someone needs to try it though. Similar ideas like episodic content have been successful (The Walking Dead game).

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Fin


    Nah liking one console doesn’t make him biased. Blindly defending a console makes him biased. Like I said.

    Opinion correct? No. Opinion vilified for being ridiculously stupid? Yeah.

    Though if someone can point out why the difference between a 7 and a 10 in a single review is enough for a respected website to lose credibility, do enlighten me.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. Djoenz

    Gigahurtz never admits it does he.

    #45 1 year ago

    Some people here are just obsessed with silly ideas. Like a dog with (what it thinks) is a bone, they just can’t let it go.

    So irrational…

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Cort

    Cars look great. It’s everything else that’s the problem:

    The buildings, foliage and spectators look decidedly sixth-gen.

    #47 1 year ago

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  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]