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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom is a point-and-click adventure game created by Straandlooper Animation, published by Telltale Games. Only a few months after Episode 2: Senseless Acts Of Justice was released – described in AMO’s review as being “just as crude, rude and hilarious as ever” – Episode 3 begins with Hector and his trusty sidekick Lambert stuck in a septic tank rapidly filling with liquid poo! Just another day in the Clappers Wreake Police Department…

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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Episode 2 – Senseless Acts Of Justice (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hector: Episode 2 – Senseless Acts Of Justice is a point-and-click adventure game created by Straandlooper Animation, published by Telltale Games. It follows on directly from Hector: Episode 1 – We Negotiate With Terrorists, which came out earlier this year on PC and was described in AMO’s review as “a hilarious game featuring a delightful mixture of satirical British humour and stylised cartoon visuals.” In Episode 2, Detective Inspector Hector hunts a psychopath and is pulled down a twisted trail of meat, sin, sleaze, and more meat…

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GAME REVIEW – Crysis 2 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Crysis 2 is is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the video game Crysis (2007) and its stand-alone expansion pack Crysis Warhead (2008). Set in 2023, the player takes control of a Force Recon Marine named Alcatraz as he battles alien invaders through a ravaged New York City. Crysis 2 was released in North America, Australia and Europe in March 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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GAME REVIEW – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an isometric top down shooter developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. That’s right, in a noticeable departure from the main Tomb Raider series, Guardian of Light is an arcade shooter with multiplayer support! Originally released for Xbox 360, the game was later released for both PlayStation 3 and Steam (PC). Alternative Magazine Online’s review will cover the PC version played with an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.

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GAME REVIEW – Hitman: Blood Money (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Exactly five years ago today (26th May 2006) Danish video game developer IO Interactive released the fourth instalment of their critically acclaimed Hitman series, Hitman: Blood Money. With a fifth instalment (Hitman: Absolution) finally in the works, now seems the perfect time to take a look back at Blood Money with a special retrospective AMO review. Please note: although this review is written specifically for the PC version, the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 versions all feature exactly the same missions and content, with the only difference being their slightly downgraded visuals and gamepad controls.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jane Jensen (Game Designer, Gabriel Knight Trilogy/Gray Matter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jane Jensen is a game designer who needs no introduction. AMO recently caught up with the legendary creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy to discuss her latest offering, Gray Matter. An interactive mystery featuring a unique blend of fact and fiction, the game revolves around an American magician, Samantha Everett, and a reclusive neurobiologist, Dr. David Styles, as they face paranormal activity in Oxford, England. Not only was Jane kind enough to answer our many questions, she even shared some exclusive artwork too!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Sonita Henry (Ellie Langford, Dead Space 2)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In AMO’s recent review of Dead Space 2, we described it as “an early contender for game of the year”. New female lead Ellie Langford was also praised: “her interactions with Clarke sparkle with genuine comradery, as well as offering occasional comic relief.” We were therefore understandably delighted when Ellie’s voice actress Sonita Henry agreed to join us to discuss her first foray into the world of video game voice acting!

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