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  • OXM gives Mass Effect 2 9.5/10

    OXM’s published the first Mass Effect 2 review, giving the BioWare RPG a not unexpected super-score.

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  • FFXIII is "biggest swindle in gaming history"

    A Hong Kong magazine has given FFXIII a 4/10 review, saying the RPG is “so linear that it’s little more than riding an amusement park ride.”

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  • First Army of Two: The 40th review goes up, gives 8.5/10

    IGN has posted the first review for Army of Two: The 40th Day, which it calls “Bad Boys meets 2012″ and an “interactive disaster movie because every five minutes something blows up or crumbles around you”.

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  • Darksiders reviews say "buy me now"

    Darksiders is out this week, in case you’d forgotten. Given the reviews that have been coming in all over the Holiday, you probably shouldn’t have done. The 360 version’s got a current MC score of 86, with an 87 for the PS3 version. Find the full round-up after the break.

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  • FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on FinalFantasy-XIII.net. Not as good as Bayonetta, then. The RPG’s out later this month in Japan. Europe and the US get it in March. Thanks, Galathor.

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  • Hawk: Reviews smacked RIDE "before they even tried it"

    Tony Hawk RIDE’s not very good. Look. Hawk himself reckons the scores are hokum, though. The reviewers just didn’t give the peripheral-based game a chance, apparently. “They were ready to discredit it before they even tried it, and if it didn’t play exactly how they imagined it… then they passed it off,” Hawk told the […]

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  • Avatar gets rough review reception

    Not looking so amazingly hot for James Cameron’s Avatar, with the game picking up some less than impressive review scores, as you can see here. It’s out on Friday. Round-up: Team Xbox – 7.1/10 Videogamer – 7/10 IGN – 6.8/10 IGN UK = 6/10 1UP – C+ Gamespot – 5.5/10 Eurogamer – 5/10

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  • First Saboteur review is an 8.2 from IGN

    IGN AU’s gone live with the world’s first review for EA’s The Saboteur, giving the Parisian WWII actioner 8.2/10. “While it’s a little rough around the edges we enjoyed this game more than we thought we would,” said the site. “It’s far from perfect, but it’s great to see Pandemic going out with a bang.” […]

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  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii takes 40/40 from Famitsu

    The latest Famitsu’s given New Mario Bros. Wii a perfect score of 40/40, as you can see on Kotaku. It’s the thirteenth game in the mag’s history to take top marks. The rest are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story (2000) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
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  • Edge gives Bayonetta 10, Dragon Age 5

    The latest Edge scores are up on NeoGAF (thanks, Anders), including a 10/10 for Platinum’s Bayonetta. Dragon Age fared less well: it got 5/10 for the 360 version. The lot: Modern Warfare 2: 9 Assassin’s Creed II: 8 Left 4 Dead 2: 9 Bayonetta: 10 Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: 8 Sin and Punishment: 8 […]

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  • IGN gives Oz Left 4 Dead 2 version 5/10

    Looks as though the censored Left 4 Dead 2 version that finally made release in Australia is a bit… rubbish. IGN AU’s given it 5/10. Apparently the game’s been compromised by “glitchy-looking edits” and “is a massive step backwards from the original.” To be clear, “if you can get your hands on an unedited version […]

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  • Tekken 6 out now, worth your money according to reviews

    Tekken 6 released today in Europe for 360 and PS3, and there are now a healthy amount of reviews are saying you should buy it. Proof below. You should take heed, fighting people. 3DJuegos – 9.4/10 Team Xbox – 9.2/10 IGN – 8.8/10 OXM – 9/10 Game Informer – 8.75/10 Gamespot – 8.5/10

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  • First Assassin's Creed II review hits the stands, is a 9/10

    OXM may not have a fancy-pants past-rewriting animus at its disposal, but the magazine’s still making some history of its own with the world’s first ever Assassin’s Creed II review. So, how’d Ezio and co. stand up under OXM’s unfaltering scrutiny? Pretty well, as it turns out. The numbers nine and ten were apparently mentioned […]

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  • Ratchet & Clank demo this Thursday, first review up

    A Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time demo will release on PSN this Thursday, as detailed on US PS Blog. Good news. Better yet, this is the first of two demos, for some reason. “In this demo, you’ll take get to take control of Clank as he explores the Great Clock learning more […]

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  • Rumour: Bayonetta gets 40/40 from Famitsu [Update]

    Update – Looks like it’s confirmed. Sega’s tweeted it. Thanks, Gamoc. Kotaku‘s chalking this up as rumour, but word is Famitsu’s awarded Bayonetta top marks, making it only the twelth game in the magazine’s entire history to get 40/40. And the others are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story […]

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  • PES 2010 reviews go up, EG goes with 7/10

    Looks as though this year’s football race is won in terms of quality. The first PES 2010 scores are up, and from first impressions FIFA 10′s stuck one well and truly in the back of the net. Here’s the lot so far. If you’ve got one you want posting, stick it in the comments. Eurogamer […]

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  • EG gives Brutal Legend 8/10

    After the first IGN-exclusive Brutal Legend reviews yesterday, EG’s gone live with an 8/10. Snip: It’s probably Brutal Legend’s characters that win out. Since the days when he provided dialogue options for Guybrush Threepwood, Schafer’s secret skill has been to people his games with lovable oddballs who quickly start to feel like friends, creating bonds […]

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  • First Saw reviews don't exude promise

    Saw: The Videogame is apparently on the verge of release; IGN’s just given it 7.5/10 in its first review. It doesn’t sound like the most amazing thing in the world: It would have taken a lot more polish and time to put Saw up there with the kings of the survival horror genre. But the […]

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  • Forza 3 reviews go live, all looking rosy

    The first Forza 3 reviews are now live, and it’s all looking pretty safe if you were thinking of investing. Today’s the embargo deadline for reviews of the Turn 10 racer, so we’ll keep adding them as we go along. If you’ve got one you want us to flag up, just stick a link in […]

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  • PSPgo launches - review round-up

    PSPgo is now on sale, or at least it will be in an hour when the shops open. Priced £225, the handheld revision charts a brave new path into a discless future, armed with Bluetooth tethering and a monster supply of downloadable full price games and Minis. We’ll have more on the machine’s release throughout […]

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