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Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Devil May Cry HD Collection brings the first three original Devil May Cry titles; together in one high definition package for the first time.

We seem to be firmly in the age of re-packaging games and compiling old titles but sometimes it's more than just a cynical cash in.

On this disc is a quality compilation of high-calibre games, my only gripe is who it is aimed at?

If you have never played one of the games then great this is perfect for you and then some.

If you have played them which a lot of gamers have they may be reluctant to pay again just to have the compilation of titles on one disc.

That aside this is a quality offering and if you have a reason to buy it you should.

Score 4/5

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Twisted Metal (PS3)

By Steve Wollaston on Apr 7, 12 06:24 PM

One of Sony's darker but no less iconic franchises returns for a new outing - and it is as dark and foreboding as ever.

Car combat is perhaps the best way to describe the concept, this is all about high-octane racing with a huge smattering of heavy artillery and relentless action

Multiplayer is - to put it bluntly - utter carnage, a huge amount of fun and has some great modes.

Graphically this is a solid offering and the big sounds of mayhem are impressive too.

Not much in the way of inovation, it is more of the same and exactly what you expect.

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YET another PS2 title given an HD makeover, but this time you get two games for the price of one - and they're classics.

Gameplay was never a problem - guide your character through a mystical land - but both were heralded at the time for fantastic graphics so married with the bumped-up hardware, they make for a terrific experience.

So if you're an old fan, you'll love the new look. If you've never played them before, you're in for a treat.


The Need For Speed series is back and this time it has a Cannonball Run style themed adventure as you take part in the illegal race The Run.

You have to get from San Francisco to New York as quick as you can and by any means necessary. There are no rules and no limits - but there are plenty of police.

Whilst the mechanics of the gam are nothing new at all really it does have a fantastic setting, superb storyline and you will enjoy tearing through the famous scenery.

Well worth a look.


Carnival Island (PS3)

By Steve Wollaston on Nov 24, 11 08:20 PM

Roll up, roll up for all the fun of the carnival... just make sure you bring your Move with you.

The controller is perfect for kids' party games and, with this in mind, Carnival Island offers one of the best packages we've seen.

Bursting with fun mini games from throwing hoops to flying frogs, Island also offers a very cool magic mirror mode that will warp your face just like mirrors in a fun fare.


Medieval Moves (PS3)

By Steve Wollaston on Nov 22, 11 07:13 PM

THIS Christmas has seen a flood of Move games. Some are good, some are less so.

Unfortunately, Medieval Moves is the latter.

A cool idea - an action adventure married with some nifty new ways of using the 'wand' - is let down by dull environments and repetitive gameplay.

For youngsters only.


Another title aimed squarely at the kids market, Start the Party! is a bunch of mini Move games wrapped around the premise of battling the evil Dr Terrible.

The game relies on augmented reality to put you into the adventure as you take part in 20 quick-fire minis to rescue the planet.

While it's probably not a title you'll return to too often, it's enjoyable enough if you've got some friends round.


Tekken Hybrid (PS3)

By Steve Wollaston on Nov 21, 11 08:08 PM

Fans left disappointed by last year's not-so-great Tekken 6 can feel a little better about the franchise with this bundle of goodies that packs a fair whallop.

The main attraction is a high-def remake of the PS2 classic Tekken Tag Tournament, which dispenses with the plot in favour of a huge punch-up with all your favourite characters.

Also included are a demo of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and the CGI film Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D.


EVERYONE'S favourite cuddly cyber pet is back - and this time with back-up.

This new version of the popular kiddies' title boasts two pets and augmented reality, meaning that two little'uns armed with Moves can each raise their own gribbly together.

There's also a lot more customisation than before to make sure they don't get bored.


Unchartered 3 (PS3)

By Steve Wollaston on Nov 10, 11 09:13 PM
Harrison Ford et Calista Flockhart Deauville 2009

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Japanese adverts for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception show Harrison Ford amazed and ultimately bewitched by the latest instalment of this wildly successful series.

While it's a little disconcerting to see the man who played Han Solo frantically pressing buttons while wearing a look of befuddlement crossed with awe, it's a canny way to promote the game.

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.

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