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GAME REVIEW – L.A. Noire (PlayStation 3)

By Ian McCabe

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It’s that time of year again, the time where Rockstar Games throws the gaming world into a flutter with its latest release. This year they, along with Team Bondi, have decided to break the mould with their 1940s detective adventure, L.A. Noire. Much has been made of the game’s use of facial technology prior to its release; add Rockstar’s impressive track record with the likes of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption and expectations were bound to be high. So, let’s don our best fedoras, get our notepads ready and put on some Ella Fitzgerald tunes as we explore L.A. Noire…

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GAME REVIEW – Swarm (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Swarm is an action-platform game developed by Hothead Games and published by Ignition Entertainment. In the game, players must take control of up to 50 ‘swarmites’ at once, collecting DNA throughout a variety of levels to help their ‘momma’ grow. Released via XBLA and PSN, AMO’s review will focus on the PlayStation 3 version of Swarm.

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GAME REVIEW – Dead Space 2: Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The long-awaited, much-anticipated return of improvisational Necromorph slayer Isaac Clarke has finally arrived. A direct follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2008 survival horror third-person shooter Dead Space, Dead Space 2 – developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts – sees a leaner, meaner, much more vocal Clarke grabbing his trusty Plasma Cutter once again to save the day… and hopefully this time, his dementia ridden mind.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island (PC, Wii, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tales Of Monkey Island was released to critical acclaim last year on PC, followed by ports on both Wii and PS3. I immediately noticed that there was a surprising lack of concrete detail about the quality of the console ports available online. Therefore, when I finally finished the game recently on all three platforms, I decided to share my thoughts with AMO’s readers. This review will be less a review of the game itself (which comprises five chapters, each of which is fantastic) and instead offer a write-up on the different versions available and their various strengths/weaknesses.

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Enslaved: Odyssey To The West – HMV Exclusive Talent Pack Unboxing (PS3, UK)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, developed by Ninja Theory and published by Namco Bandai Games, was released on both PS3 and Xbox 360 last week in the UK. You can expect our review to be posted on Alternative Magazine Online sometime next week. In the meantime, why not take a look at our unboxing of the HMV exclusive Talent Pack, which comes in a collectable presentation box with the game’s original soundtrack and a novel by co-writer Alex Garland?

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GAME REVIEW – Worms 2: Armageddon (PSN/PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Worms 2: Armageddon is the latest instalment in the popular Worms franchise from Team 17, released on XBLA in 2009 and finally hitting PSN in 2010. Not to be confused with Worms 2 (1998) or Worms Armageddon (1999), Worms 2: Armageddon is a direct sequel to the XBLA (2007) / PSN (2009) reboot Worms, featuring many of the franchise’s best qualities, as well as showcasing a few improvements of its own.

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GAME REVIEW – Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a video game destined to become notorious not only for its copious amounts of bloody violence and mature subject matter, but for the way it has divided critics upon release. Destuctoid.com gave the Xbox 360 version a scathing 1.0 out of 10 review, whereas Edge – a notoriously tough marker – awarded the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions with 6 out of 10 each. Although I never picked up the original game (the demo’s cover system felt far too broken) the aesthetic values of the sequel really appealed to me, so I ignored the somewhat negative reviews and picked up the Limited Edition for less than half the RRP (rather worryingly) only two weeks after its UK release.

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