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GAME REVIEW – Flashback HD (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Flashback HD is a science fiction platformer developed by VectorCell and published by Ubisoft. A remake of the classic 1992 Delphine Software video game Flashback – and overseen by original designer Paul Cuisset – players once again take control of Conrad B. Hart as he tries to piece his memory back together and foil an alien plot to destroy planet earth.

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GAME REVIEW – Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the sixth instalment in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. Sam Fisher returns to Sony PlayStation after a long hiatus – the previous instalment, Splinter Cell: Conviction, was exclusive to Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 – in a third-person stealth action-adventure game that sees him tackling a terrorist group calling itself ‘The Engineers’, which has launched a series of attacks on the United States called ‘The Blacklist’.

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GAME REVIEW – I Am Alive (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Am Alive is a downloadable third-person survival adventure game developed for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network by Ubisoft Shanghai. Originally developed by Darkworks between 2008 and 2010, Ubisoft Shanghai eventually stepped in to complete production, releasing the game in 2012. Taking place in the fictional American city of Haventon one year after a major disaster simply referred to as ‘The Event’ – a series of earthquakes that levelled buildings and covered the land in poisonous dust clouds – players take control of an unnamed male survivor as he fights to reunite with his wife and daughter.

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GAME REVIEW – The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a video game based on the film of the same name (reviewed here), developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. Tintin and Snowy must team up with Captain Haddock as they travel the world in search of the secret of the Unicorn, in a loose retelling of the film.

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GAME REVIEW – Driver: San Francisco (PlayStation 3 )

By Marty Mulrooney

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Driver: San Francisco is an open world driving game developed by Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft. The latest instalment in the Driver franchise once again puts the player behind the steering wheel as hardened detective John Tanner – joined by long-time partner Tobias Jones – as he tries to bring criminal mastermind Charles Jericho to justice.

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GAME REVIEW – Beyond Good & Evil HD (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure video game that was first released in late 2003 for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. Developed by Michel Ancel – the creator of the Rayman video game series – at Ubisoft’s Montpellier studios in France, the game follows an investigative reporter named Jade as she uncovers a planet-wide alien conspiracy on the mining planet of Hillys in the year 2435. A HD re-mastered version of the game was released on Xbox Live Arcade in March 2011, followed by a release on the PlayStation Network in June 2011.

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GAME REVIEW – Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC Version)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Splinter Cell Conviction is the fifth instalment in the Splinter Cell series of video games, yet it almost feels like a total reboot. Released in the middle of last month (April 2010) on Xbox 360 to critical acclaim, PC gamers had to wait an extra two weeks to get their hands on the title. Was it worth the wait?

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