Given that IO's last big releases failed to garner much in the way of critical praise, it would seem a lot is riding on the shoulders of Hitman Absolution. So then, is this release a worthy successor to the Hitman pedigree? Or will copies of this game be clogging up retail bargain bins in the near future?
Whilst Treyarch have done an admirable job in small changes here and there to the established formula, aside from the surprisingly engaging campaign, chances are you've played this game in some shape, way or form before.
PES has always known to have a tough but rewarding learning curve. A guaranteed refreshing change, and an experience which would definitely be enjoyed by those who appreciate and love to play the "beautiful game".
Borderlands 2 has arrived to entice gamers into parting with their time and money - but can this iteration stand up to the acclaim awarded to its predecessor, or is Borderlands 2 the first big disappointment of the holiday season releases?
After a somewhat troubled development cycle, 2012's quiet release period comes to a close with the release of Sleeping Dogs. So, does the tail end of the year kick off with a bang, or as the phrase goes, is Sleeping Dogs a game you can afford to let lie?
They say that change is as good as a holiday, but whether it's an enjoyable one or not is an entirely different matter altogether. So, has Codemasters pulled a successful spin off, or is Showdown destined to spin out?
For the second time in the main series, Square Enix has returned to have a crack at a direct sequel to a Final Fantasy game with XIII-2 - but does it address any criticisms of its predecessor, or is it some more of the same?