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  • Fable: The Journey

    Fable: The Journey

    You are the controller and the hero. Powered exclusively by Kinect for Xbox 360, Fable: The Journey is a whole new way to experience the deep storyline, heart-pounding action and picturesque world of Albion that fans have come to know and love about the "Fable" franchise. From the new first-person perspective of Gabriel, a young dweller who has lost his tribe, you will come to the aid of the ailing and mysterious Theresa, who thrusts you into an action-packed adventure full of dangerous enemies, hair-raising chases and humorous characters. As you traverse through dangerous lands with your horse by your side, you will learn to master magic as a deadly weapon, defend yourself in combat and solve puzzles on your journey to becoming a hero. Fable: The Journey is inspired by the action-packed and critically acclaimed Fable franchise that has captivated audiences worldwide since 2004 and sold more than 10 million copies. Fable: The Journey immerses you in a role-playing experience like never before with a deep storyline and a slew of compelling characters and creatures. In this action-packed adventure you'll develop a lasting bond with your horse through an emotion-filled journey that will uncover the mystery behind Theresa, who has appeared in all previous games in the franchise. Thanks to the controller-free experience of Kinect, you'll be able to quickly wield magic in ways you never dreamed possible. Use your power to create deadly weapons to obliterate your enemies, leverage spells to slow your enemies' attacks, or heal your beloved horse with the power of your hands. Pick up the virtual reigns and race against the clock in your horse and carriage, battle your way through a barrage of enemies and attacks, and collect items throughout your journey to improve your skills and power. Built on the Unreal Engine 3, Fable: The Journey breathes new life into the world of Albion with stunning graphics and vivid detail. Explore uncharted realms and learn more about the history of Albion along your way.
    €22.99
    Fable: The Journey
  • Inversion

    Inversion

    Developed by Saber Interactive (Battle Los Angeles), Inversion is a shoot-em-up that comes with firefights and a suspense-filled storyline. A third-person co-op shooter, Inversion uses a gravity manipulation engine featuring the Grappler weapon to enable players to manipulate gravity for their own purposes. The game is set in the near future where the peace of humanity is shattered by an invasion by an alien race known as the Lutadore. Armed to the teeth with futuristic gravity-controlling weapons, the Lutadore easily take over a major city. Random regions in the city have entered zero gravity or have suffered vector changes, throwing the world into chaos. So, the gamer as Davis Russel, a hotheaded 28-year-old cop, or Leo Delgado, Davis' neighbour must fight their ways through the gravitational, alien-filled horrors and combat fund to rescue Davis' missing child. Unlike other shooters, Inversion makes use of zero gravity environments and gravity-wielding combat as well as an original and destructible cover system. The Grappler is used in a wide variety of environments to move and to use massive objects as shields or projectiles. Even encamped enemies can be manoeuvred out of concealed cover in order to be destroyed. The Grappler can and must be used in puzzle solving situations. Inversion brings a whole new meaning to turning everything on its head!
    €19.99
    Inversion
  • Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles

    Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles

    Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles dusts off two games previously seen on the GameCube and Wii and gives them a splash of HD paint. For the first time on the PS3, players can get at Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, Dawn of the New World. How much are you willing to sacrifice for the chance to save your world? In the dying world of Sylvarant, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day appear from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. However, your home world is partner to an equal and opposite land that suffers at the expense of your home world's prosperity. Is there's a way to save to both worlds, or will both be committed to an eternity of misery? Tales of Symphonia is pretty much the standard formula when it comes to visiting towns, chatting with native NPCs, running errands and listening to hardcore sessions of dialogue, but the game's interesting story and unique visual style makes it all worthwhile. Though strictly a 3D game, Tales of Symphonia employs cel-shaded techniques throughout. It's a real piece of eye-candy, making the land of Sylvarant and its mirror world a pleasure to roam. And this visual impression is also carried into Symphonia's frequent and taxing enemy encounters. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World continues the story of the best-selling original and adds in a whole wealth of new features and gameplay that will make this new adventure a rewarding experience. In Dawn of the New World you join young heroes Emil Catagnier and Marta Lualdi as they try to discover the cause of all the changes that is happening in their world. They're not alone in their quest however - fan favourites from the Tales series such as Lloyd, Colette and Sheena will also enter the fray and you'll also meet the lord of all monsters in the land, Ratatosk. It is after being given special monster taming powers from Ratatosk that the unique gameplay angle in Dawn of the New World rears its head. Over 200 unique monsters can be captured during battle, and you can nurture and feed these creatures until they evolve into powerful forms. With your fearsome evolved monsters, you can bring them into future battles to give you a boost whenever you need it.
    €49.99
    Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles
  • Battlefield 4

    Battlefield 4

    EA's flagship first-person shooter is back, and it's got more hype and expectation behind it than ever. Most gamers, of course, will be coming for the multiplayer. There have been some significant strides in the single-player mode too, though. Battlefield 4's campaign is somewhere between the straightforward, linear progression of Battlefield 3's single-player mode and the more freeform set-pieces of Bad Company 2, and it's a happy compromise. Indeed, some of the single-player set-pieces on offer are among the game's strongest moments. The campaign centres around around Admiral Chang, a member of the military attempting to incite civil war in China. He's convinced the military that the US is behind the killing of a peace-loving local politician and he's enlisted Russia to help in his coup. As you might expect, fighting erupts! Some of the campaign's thrills involve surviving a fall through a collapsing building, fighting enemy planes in a nasty dogfight and hitching an airborne ride using a skyhook. There's been a lot of fine tuning of the series' multiplayer offering since Battlefield 3. It launches with a major overhaul of the balancing in effect. Players will still have to invest a fair old chunk of time to get at weapon unlocks and upgrades, but DICE has avoided this meaning insta-death for newcomers by giving them a solid armoury. Similarly, vehicles are no longer quite the trump card they once were thanks to a cooldown-based ammo counter. There are 10 maps available at launch, but they'll tailor themselves to the mode you're playing. For example, Hainan Resort - a series of tropical islands - will only be partially opened for Squad Deathmatch, but all of it will be available when it comes to a match of the returning Conquest mode. DICE has also made much of its catchily-named 'Levolution', which will see the maps shifting under your feet as dynamic environmental events take place!
    €66.99
    Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Infinity Ward, the creator of the Call of Duty series and the blockbuster Modern Warfare sequence of games is treating a new generation of consoles as a new opportunity. It doesn't matter what machine you're playing on, though, you're getting a brand new Call of Duty experience with Ghosts. Set in a new game universe, the events of Ghosts take place in a near future in which the US has been ravaged by a catastrophic attack and the West is on its knees. A new superpower has emerged south of the equator and is laying seige to the States. The once-mighty America now relies on an elite squad of soldiers, modeled on SEAL Team 6, to defend it. This new storyline effectively turns many of the Call of Duty series' tropes on their head. You're no longer top dog with an endless supply of state of the art weaponry behind you. You're the underdog, up against enemies with superior firepower, technology and numbers. You, however, do have a dog on your side... Multiplayer, of course, has been overhauled. The biggest addition set to shake up the more tradional multiplayer modes is the inclusion of dynamic events such as collapsing buildings. Some of these can be triggered by players, some will occur naturally. All of them will shake up the field and keep things interesting. Another notable inclusion is female soldiers, who will be playable for the first time in a Call of Duty game. Perhaps the most interesting addition to Ghosts' multiplayer offering is Squads. In it, players can design and customise their own squad and take them into combat against either other players or AI. The idea is to give you the thrills and gameplay style of multiplayer combat, but with the oversight and tactical vantagepoint of a squad commander. You don't even have to be online for your guys to get in on the action - players' squads can be challenged while they're not available. Even better, all the XP you earn can be brought back into the regular multiplayer experience with you. Infinty Ward is set to deliver yet another first-person blockbuster.
    €67.99
    Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Ninja Gaiden: Sigma II

    Ninja Gaiden: Sigma II

    Ryu is back, and he's taking his ninja-ing activities from New York to Tokyo to the Netherworld (the hellish one, not the saucy one) and back again. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, takes what Xbox 360 owners loved about Ninja Gaiden 2 then pushes the boat a little further. As far as plot goes... well, there is one. Ryu's on a mission to avenge his clan or some such thing. The future of the human race is at stake. All in a day's work for an awesome ninja. With Sigma 2, however, it's not all about Ryu. With the likes of Ayane from Dead or Alive 2 and Momjii (of Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword fames) now playable, you'll get new story content to go with them. We all know, however, that the point is really fast, bloody gameplay, and that's what we're set to get. The game features a gameplay engine built from scratch by Team Ninja and developer Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of the Dead or Alive franchise, for NG2. Yet newer technology has been built for the PS3 version and integrated into the original code, meaning you're getting the most high-tech outing in the series yet. It also comes with a auto-health regeneration system, a mechanic set to subtly shift the way you play. The biggie, however, is the obliteration techniques. Nowadays, dismembering a foe isn't enough to stop them dead. The problem with that is that they'll attempt to suicide bomb you. This is why you'll want to use an obliteration technique - different weapons come with different moves - to wipe them off the face of the planet. Also available is the cleverly-titled 'Ninja Cinema', which enables players to record their exploits and share them. You'll even be able to indulge your inner film noir fan with a black and white filter. Another feature new to Sigma 2 sure to win some fan love is an online co-op mode that enables you to team up with a friend and hack your way through 30 challenge stages. Live by the sword. Make a big red mess. Avenge your clan. Do it in whatever order you like.
    €16.99
    Ninja Gaiden: Sigma II
  • Watch_Dogs

    Watch_Dogs

    In Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft's open-world thriller that has been hyped to the moon and back, you play as Aiden Pierce, a hacker in Chicago on the hunt for his niece's killer. Yes, it's an open-world thriller. No, that doesn't mean that its defining feature will be driving over pedestrians as it has been in every Grand Theft Auto-alike since the dawn of... well, Grand Theft Auto. In Ubisoft's vision of Chicago, the much-vaunted 'Internet of Things' is already a reality. For those who don't spend their free time reading the tech blogs, that means that pretty much every machine that could have a microchip does have a microchip. All systems are run through a centralised operating system, CTOS, which provides city-wide wi-fi and keeps the traffic lights changing when they should, the trains running on time and... well, everything's automated, basically. The downside of this is the near-nonexistence of privacy as the all-seeing CTOS captures all your data and knows everything about you. It's all hackable, too, and as Aiden you'll make your way in the world by hacking all that personal data, not to mention all those lovely automated systems. When confronting an enemy, for example, you might use your smartphone to identify their location through a wall, hack a crane to drop a container on them or even send a fake text to distract them while you line them up in your crosshairs. It can all get a bit underhand if you want it to, and strategy is a definite must. The tables can be turned, however. If you play online, another player can slip into your game and hack your smartphone, then it becomes a race against time to identify who among the in-game characters is actually the interloper. Watch_Dogs is cyberpunk for the 21st century, and it may be your first taste of what's to come...
    €65.99
    Watch_Dogs
  • TitanFall

    TitanFall

    TitanFall is, first and foremost, a multiplayer first-person shooter. It's similar to the countless other FPSs out there in some aspects, but it has a very important stand-out element - it lets the player get into giant mechs and deal some Grade-A destruction. The selling point lies within the idea that both mechs and human players interact with each other on the same map, and do so in a very interesting manner. Given that TitanFall is online multiplayer only, the modes on offer are pretty important. Attrition is your run of the mill kill everything that's not your team mode. You start off on foot and the more you kill, the quicker you can request your Titan to be deployed to you. Hardpoint is the second game mode. You have to have a presence around certain points in the map and make sure that the other team doesn't get to them. This becomes a "Guard the Base" type of an event and you get points as to how successful you guard a point or capture it. The third one is a very interesting LTS or Last Titan Standing mode, where the game begins with you being inside a Titan, doesn't allow respawns if you die while on foot, and win by wiping off Titans on the other team. You might be wondering how human players can stand up against giant mech suits. The game spares no sympathy for puny humans and adheres to realism that lets you get crushed by a Titan's feet. Simply walk over enemy pilots and other AI units while piloting a Titan and that's the end of them. To balance things out, elements of parkour, and cloaking mechanisms are introduced to the pilots on foot, which in turn allow some impressive takedowns of Titans in a non-head on manner. Specialist weapons are also available for human players to combat Titans which deals a bit more damage than the average pistol/rifle/shotgun. These however, when used on other human players, simply vaporise them into a mist of blood. The Titans can be manned or left unmanned to auto engage the enemy or guard a particular spot. This gives a rather interesting freedom to the player, allowing him/her to select the sort of gameplay one wants to engage in. Pilot a Titan and rain down hell on minions, or let the Titan do its own thing while you dash about the map, getting some stealthy and quick kills!
    €68.99
    TitanFall
  • Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs

    A bit Hong Kong action flick spliced with Grand Theft Auto? Go on, then. Playing as undercover cop Wei Shen, your mission in Sleeping Dogs is to infiltrate the dangerous gangs of Hong Kong and learn important information about their activities, before reporting back to domestic and international intelligence forces. He's a bit of a loose cannon though - Shen has a history of bad behaviour, and blames the Triads for "what happened to his family." Quite what that is will be revealed as you progress, but you can imagine it's not pretty. Hong Kong is a bustling, active open world full of twisting back alleys, DVD shops, noodle bars and brothels. And a hell of a lot of neon in most districts. Traipsing through the claustrophobic streets of Kowloon is a rather authentic experience. You can explore the game world at your leisure, or distract yourself on a number of different side quests in between tackling main campaign objectives. Whatever you do, though, prepare for some confrontation at every turn. The combat system is very similar to Batman: Arkham City. Punches and kicks are transformed automatically into kung-fu style vaults of powerful flair, while timing the presses of a reversal button will allow Shen to knock away oncoming foes with ease. Stylish moves and other critical-damage manoeuvres will sound an almighty thud, and the presentation clicks like some kind of Korean beat'em up film. The interesting part is in the environmental damage that comes into play - grab an enemy and find a glowing red object to perform some rather brilliant finishers. Smashing heads in vents, chucking bodies in bins, slamming grills on bodies, ramming dudes into electric boxes and lobbing victims into nearby seas... there's a vast range of ass-kickery that Shen can deal. Gunplay is a core part of combat, too, and aiming whilst vaulting over cover kicks in a slow-motion mode that allows you to take out baddies in bullet time. This could well be the sleeper hit of 2012...
    €56.99
    Sleeping Dogs
  • Homefront

    Homefront

    War, huh? What is it good for, anyway? Absolutely nothing? Tell that to the North Koreans - they've managed to take over the good ol' USA with a tonne of nuclear weapons on their collective back. America as a nation has fallen, its military in disarray and infrastructure utterly shattered. Without wanting to provoke the Greater Korean Republic, the country's key allies have backed off and decided not to touch the situation with a 40 foot pole. So it's up to the American people to do something about it, in a ravished landscape during the year 2027 where Koreans still patrol the streets. Stadiums have become detention centres, and shopping malls have changed into makeshift warehouses for heavily armoured tanks. The surviving populace of the USA are either prisoners, collaborators or revolutionaries. You step into the shoes of a member of the Resistance, challenging the occupying force in a fight for freedom. A single-player campaign written by Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn scribe John Milius leads you through some explosive action and gripping scenes alongside a cast of memorable characters. With guerrilla tactics the only way forward against a highly armed opponent, this first-person shooter will take you to some visceral and interesting places. And this seeps into the multiplayer modes too, where infantry, tanks, attack helicopters and combat drones can be called to assist you in your battle for online domination!
    €19.99
    Homefront
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (or Pro Evo' or PES for real fans) has a lot to live up to with a proud history - and a battle with EA's FIFA franchise. This year's iteration of PES brings its game very much to the table. High up the list of improvements is the improved Defender AI in which, opposition defenders hold position rather than rushing to any potential attack and thereby leaving holes. This time they will pressure your attacks. This comes hand-in-hand with improvements to the goalkeepers' AI and, more importantly with the player's ability to control their own keeper. The keepers now respond more rapidly enabling faster counter attacking as well as the ability to use goalkicks to build accurate attacks. Producer Seabass has also worked with his team to update and improve the 360 control of players in motion. Not only are throw-ins, lobbed passes and through-balls more accurate, players now have to actually gauge the weight of passes. This can be combined with the new Speed of Play aspect, enabling new gamers to start slowly only to build their game pace up to compete online with the hardcore. Added to this is a Shot & Stamina Gauge which shows are more accurate representation of an on-screen player's ability to compete - enabling better decision making in substitutions. Master League Online is the pinnacle of PES mastery. It marks the debut of what many consider to be the jewel in the PES crown as Master League now enables you to compete with real world PES managers with the squad that you've built up from the lower leagues to the top. You'll need to have mastered the offline modes such as Become A Legend, and League/Cup (and, of course, Master League) but that's the challenge.
    €16.99
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
  • Fairy Fencer F

    Fairy Fencer F

    Long ago, a dreadful war was fought between the Goddess and the Vile God. Because they were equally matched, they both created a vast number of special weapons imbued with their godly energy, each containing the life force of a fairy. Armed with these weapons, the deities continued their conflict until they finally sealed each other away into the great unknown. A long time has passed since this ancient conflict, and the weapons created by the Goddess and the Vile God have since been scattered across the world. These weapons - now known as "Furies" - are highly sought after by warriors who call themselves "Fencers". It is said that whoever collects a Fury will be granted one wish. When a young man named Fang decides to rashly pull a Fury from a stone, he inadvertently becomes a Fencer himself, forever altering the course of his destiny.
    €52.99
    Fairy Fencer F
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The New Order is being developed by Machine Games, a new team made up of ex-Starbreeze staff. As you may expect, coming from the people behind such stuff as the Riddick games, The New Order has a real focus on storytelling in this new addition to the franchise. Sure, there's still plenty of manz that need shootin', but why on earth can't you do that with a bit of entertainment and humour? The game's story is an alternate history, and things have moved on from WWII. It's the 1960s and the world is very different. Things didn't go quite to plan for the Allies, so Europe now has a rather distinct Nazi flavour to it. Fresh from waking up from a coma, B.J. Blazkowicz has missed out on this whole rise of the Third Reich and - naturally, being a freedom loving all-American type, goes on a one man crusade to kill all of the Nazis. Except you're not alone - working alongside various Resistance members, you're looking to fight smarter rather than harder. The whole thing has a very well put together cinematic style, but if you're looking for that Citizen Kane of gaming move on - think more along the lines of The Expendables with a dash of accelerated technology and you'll be far closer to what Wolfenstein can offer you. Plenty of guns. Lots of shooting. Much running about... The kind of stuff you'd expect from a very pretty-looking FPS. From a gameplay standpoint, everything works pretty much as you'd expect. There's plenty of opportunity for dual wielding whatever guns you find - double machine guns are a delight. The emphasis on fast-paced, tough shoot-'em-up gameplay delivered well. Unless you have a time machine and a really wicked sense of humour, you may never get a better opportunity to find out what would have happened if the Nazis had won...
    €58.99
    Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Don Bradman Cricket 14

    Don Bradman Cricket 14

    Sport  >  Cricket
    Don Bradman Cricket 14 includes: -Career Mode, allowing you to take control of an aspiring young cricketer and take him through the ranks to International glory. -Unique Batting and Bowling Controls, giving full 360 Shot control and Line and Length delivery without pitch markers. -A fully featured fielding system that allows you to run down the ball and slide to prevent a Four, catch a high ball on the boundary rope, or knock down the stumps to take a vital run out. You are always involved in the play at every stage of the game! -Ball Physics giving realistic Edges, bat pad catches and movement off the pitch. -A complete player physics system with individual attributes including weight and height - imagine running in a 2 metre bowler to deliver that perfect bouncer! -Appeal and Electronic Review system allowing for the first time challenges of the umpires decision. -Practice Nets, Hone your skills to perfection before taking to the field. -Dynamic time of day, Weather System and Pitch Degradation that are based on real world data with effects occurring in real-time throughout a days' play. -The Cricket Academy, allowing for unparalleled customisation of your Cricket experience, creating Teams, players, Tours, Competitions, Match Types and even Umpires. -More than 4000 Community created Players and teams ready to download and use in game. -An online Save system that lets you continue your match whenever you want with online opponents.
    €61.99
    Don Bradman Cricket 14
  • LEGO The Hobbit

    LEGO The Hobbit

    After the success of LEGO: The Lord of the Rings it was difficult to doubt that we would see a brick-based game following the story of The Hobbit, and here we are. Bringing us the story The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug we have LEGO The Hobbit. In the vein of previous LEGO games, The Hobbit will blend platforming, roleplaying game elements and combat. In this kid-friendly take on Middle-Earth, players will be able to take on the role of their favourite characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all the Dwarves: Thorin, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Yes, that IS a lot of dwarves. Don't worry, though, they've been put to good use. Each of them has a strong finishing move, for example. Thorin can knock enemies up with his shield before slashing them down with his sword. Dwalin has a gargantuan hammer perfect for taking out multiple enemies in one swipe. Kili can fire three arrows instead of one. They each have something to offer. Traveller's Tales isn't oblivious to the fact that there are more dwarves than you could shake a stick at on screen, either. The new buddy-up system allows players to team up a couple of the dwarves and control them as a single unit to deliver devastating attacks. The system also comes into play with puzzles. You might, for example, buddy up three dwarves with staffs in order to create a long pole for another character to shimmy up. There's also loot up for grabs. Collecting items such as planks, rocks, ore and rope from the wreckage of the environment will enable you to unlock building mini-games. There are plenty of collectibles to hunt down, with Traveller's Tales having pushed roleplaying game elements of the title. There's a huge open-world LEGO Middle-Earth to explore (including locations such as Bag End, The Misty Mountains, Goblin-town and Rivendell), with the questing and mithril brick crafting of LEGO: Lord of the Rings having been expanded on, too. All of this is delivered, of course, with the trademark charm and humour of the LEGO games that families have come to know and love!
    €47.99
    LEGO The Hobbit
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

    It's time for more tactical hack 'n' slash action on a massive scale! Dynasty Warriors 8 brought a fair number of new goodies to the table. It once again brought the stories of the kingdoms Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin (mixed up with the usual historical military and political figures) to our screens, but packed in a fair amount more besides. Characters' move sets were diversified, 'Weapon Affinity' was brought in to further work on strengths and weaknesses, 'What if?' mode challenged players with story pathways that diverged from history and 'Free Mode' made a welcome return. You'd think that would be enough for the committed Dynasty Warriors fan, but to make absolutely sure Tecmo Koei is gracing our screens once again with this expansion, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. On the campaign front, Xtreme Legends brings fresh new episodes which add to and build on the story of Dynasty Warriors 8. Stepping into the spotlight for this outing is the mighty warrior Lu Bu. There are also five new characters available: Chen Gong, Fa Zheng, Lu Lingqi, Yu Jin, and Zhu Ran. That brings the total number of playeable characters up to a massive 82. Also included are more 'What if' style scenarios that alter plotlines of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story, an expansion of 'Ambition Mode' and the ever-popular 'Challenge Mode'. And, for the really hardcore Dynasty Warriors fan, there are enhancements to Free Mode that include the availability of the 'Ultimate' difficulty level. So, while Dynasty Warriors 8 had more than it's fair share of content, there's always room for a little extra.
    €37.99
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 opens with an "Oof!". You play as Gabriel, hero of the first game, now aged a thousand years or so and walking the halls of eternity as the greatest vampire of all time, Dracula. Doesn't get much more dark and brooding than that, does it? Your old ally Zobek is still around and pulls you out of your eternal melancholy to tell you Satan's on the rise, and if you don't stop him he's going to kill the both of you. Fallen hero, now a lord-of-darkness sort, out to save the world. It's a strong premise. The first game was, at its heart, a brawler. It wove in Uncharted-style platforming and a spot of puzzling, but essentially it was a brawler. For the sequel, developer Mercury Steam has bigger ambitions than that. Into the mix we've got a bit of open world play, bigger lock and key puzzles, stealth sections and, more generally, a sense that there's something bigger to explore here. Still, while stealth sections and exploration play a bigger part than in the previous game, at its heart Lords of Shadow 2 is still a brawler. You have three primary weapons, each armed with an associated projectile. Your main one is Dracula's whip (made of... blood energy?) which gives you range. You've also got the void sword, which saps health from enemies as you attack, and some claws powered by chaos, which enable you to deal heavy damage and smash through armour and shields. The latter two, however, have to be powered up with energy earned through combat. The three play off each other well and you'll need to stick your tactical hat on to make use of all of them (as well as the block and evade mechanics) if you want to get anywhere. If you're looking for epic, Lords of Shadow 2 has you well covered.
    €54.99
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 opens with an "Oof!". You play as Gabriel, hero of the first game, now aged a thousand years or so and walking the halls of eternity as the greatest vampire of all time, Dracula. Doesn't get much more dark and brooding than that, does it? Your old ally Zobek is still around and pulls you out of your eternal melancholy to tell you Satan's on the rise, and if you don't stop him he's going to kill the both of you. Fallen hero, now a lord-of-darkness sort, out to save the world. It's a strong premise. The first game was, at its heart, a brawler. It wove in Uncharted-style platforming and a spot of puzzling, but essentially it was a brawler. For the sequel, developer Mercury Steam has bigger ambitions than that. Into the mix we've got a bit of open world play, bigger lock and key puzzles, stealth sections and, more generally, a sense that there's something bigger to explore here. Still, while stealth sections and exploration play a bigger part than in the previous game, at its heart Lords of Shadow 2 is still a brawler. You have three primary weapons, each armed with an associated projectile. Your main one is Dracula's whip (made of... blood energy?) which gives you range. You've also got the void sword, which saps health from enemies as you attack, and some claws powered by chaos, which enable you to deal heavy damage and smash through armour and shields. The latter two, however, have to be powered up with energy earned through combat. The three play off each other well and you'll need to stick your tactical hat on to make use of all of them (as well as the block and evade mechanics) if you want to get anywhere. If you're looking for epic, Lords of Shadow 2 has you well covered.
    €33.99
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame

    The LEGO Movie Videogame

    Warner Bros. has been getting more adventurous with the LEGO games of late. Developer Traveller's Tales has stamped the brick-based titles on the gaming world's collective memory with interpretations of blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. With release first of LEGO City Undercover and now The LEGO Movie game, the series is moving into more self-built territory. Well, nearly... Roughly following the plot of the movie (so you might want to hold off hitting start if you don't want spoilers) the game stars Emmet on a quest to save the world from Lord Business (played by no less than Will Ferrell). Along for the ride are other heroes from the film such as bodyguard/love interest Wyldstyle, blind wizard Vitruvius (voiced by Morgan Freeman) and less central characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, Shakespeare, Cleopatra and more. The established hallmarks of the LEGO series are all here. Players roam through different environments, platforming, puzzling and doing a spot of brawling. There are certain things that can only be done by certain characters (only Batman can swing on grappling points, for example) and oodles of collectibles scattered around, so plenty of reasons to make the most of those abilities. There are a couple of new tweaks, too, such as a shape-matching minigame whenever Emmet assembles a large LEGO model that's important to the plot. Of course, the game features co-op and the LEGO series' trademark wry sense of humour. If you liked the movie or any of the previous games, The LEGO Movie Videogame is a pretty safe bet.
    €48.99
    The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition

    Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition

    While many superhero games such as the Batman: Arkham titles or Activision's Spider-Man outings focus on free-roaming adventure, there's another fairly natural direction that games about men in capes can go in - the beat-'em-up. NetherRealm Studios has picked up this notion and run with it in Injustice: Gods Among Us. As the studio behind Mortal Kombat the developer is pretty well-placed to do it, too. While the team might not have followed in the footsteps of the Arkham games too closely, however, they have learned something from the Dark Knight's gaming adventures - games allow you to take the characters in places the comics and movies can't go. In Injustice, the Joker has done the unthinkable and dropped a nuclear bomb on Metropolis. In his grief, Superman crosses a line no-one ever thought he'd cross and pretty much the entire DC Universe is pulled into the events that follow. Characters in this mileu include the likes of Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Bane, Green Lantern and lots more. The single-player campaign unfolds over a whopping 50 fights in which players must constantly swap between characters. For fans of more old-school arcade-style beat-'em-ups, Battles Mode has plenty to offer. There's a classic mode where you work through 10 enemies, but with loads of conditions you can add. For example, you could face off against everyone on the roster, or perhaps limit yourself to one lifebar for the whole lot. It's effectively dozens of modes within a mode. That's before you even get started on the S.T.A.R. Labs mode, modeled after Mortal Kombat's Challenge Tower, or the hefty multiplayer on offer. NetherRealm hasn't just slapped a DC skin on Mortal Kombat, however. Gameplay has been tinkered with to make the most of its super-powered lineage, with touches like the removal of the traditional rounds system or interactive environments that make the most of characters' powers. With this Ultimate Edition not only do you get the critically acclaimed core Injustice game, you also get all the additional content previously only released as DLC. That includes Lobo, Batgirl, General Zod, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, and Mortal Kombat's Scorpion as playable characters, as well as 40 additional character skins and 60 new S.T.A.R. Labs missions. Whether you're a comics fan or a beat-'em-up fan, Injustice: Gods Among Us has lots for you to wrap your thumbs around.
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