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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5

You might have thought that in the three years they’ve had since taking over the franchise, 343 Industries would have gotten the hang of this whole ‘Halo’ thing by now. But in attempting to evolve the series, the team have neglected some of the design elements that made the original

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone

Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone

For us here at Level-Clear, May’s launch of The Witcher 3 presented something of a gamble. Vague memories of a convoluted tutorial section and clunky gameplay in The Witcher 2, somewhat put us off the idea of a sequel. But the seventy-plus hours playtime we’ve clocked up on Wild Hunt

Black & White Bushido

black and white bushido

Under most normal circumstances, shouting angry comments about someone’s colour in public would get you in a lot of trouble. But that’s exactly we all ended up doing at EGX this year, during our playtime on Endemol Shine’s latest competitive creation, Black & White Bushido. Like the striking, minimalist aesthetic at

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V Snake

In the interest of full disclosure, I think it’s important to admit that I’m a bit biassed. Ever since my introduction to the weird and wonderful world of Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid in the late 90’s, I’ve adored each and every entry in the franchise from story-essential numbered titles, to the

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm


Crowdfunded on Indiegogo back in 2013, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm has been hotly anticipated by the fighting game community thanks to the trio of former KOF developers at the project's helm. This week finally sees the game's Steam debut, and we had a chance to get hands-on. It doesn’t take

Way of the Samurai 4 (PC)

Way of the Samurai 4 PC

Originally released in 2012 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Way of the Samurai 4’s open-world, ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ style gameplay was met with a distinctly mixed reception. The core experience was flawed, but the quirky Japanese humour and decent replayability made WOTS4 a potentially great title for anyone prepared to look past its

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition

In keeping with the current industry-favourite theme of ‘updates, remakes and remasters’, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is the latest title in a line of current-gen ports nobody asked for. But it’s alright, because now we all get to play as Vergil, so excuse me while I go hurl



The ‘Dyatlov Pass incident’ of 1959 is perhaps one of history’s most interesting, unexplained events. Nine Russian hikers from the Ural Polytechnical Institute set out on an expedition to the Ural Mountains, but after failing to make contact with base when expected, were presumed missing. A search and rescue team eventually

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die

For most of us, our first experience with D4 director Hidetaka ‘SWERY’ Suehiro, was back in 2010. He’d just released Deadly Premonition for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and to say opinion was divided on the bonkers, Twin-Peaks-inspired murder-mystery would be one hell of an understatement. But the game’s unique blend

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (PC)

Akiba's Trip Undead and Undressed

It’s often said these days, that the games industry is stagnated. Predictable yearly sequels to big IPs and identical, mass-market-pleasing shooters, don’t exactly make for the most unique content. So when something new does come along and offers a concept so unashamedly bizarre, it’s worth a quick look if nothing else. Akiba’s