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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 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (PSN/XBLA)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is an old school side-scrolling beat ‘em up based within the Scott Pilgrim universe. For those unfamiliar with Scott Pilgrim, he is the titular hero of his own series of graphic novels created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, which were recently adapted for the big screen by director Edgar Wright in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (reviewed here). This downloadable PSN/XBLA game is a tie-in of sorts, taking its art direction directly from the source material, with input from both O’Malley and Wright. The end result is a delightful blend of faux-retro excellence that is both addictively compulsive and a stark reminder of gaming years gone by.

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GAME REVIEW – Limbo (Xbox Live Arcade)

By Duncan Voice

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Almost a year ago, my very first review for AMO was for the terrific ‘Splosion Man, one of the highlights of last year’s Xbox Live Summer of Arcade. Kicking off proceedings this year is another puzzle game with a difference, the intriguing, monochromatic platformer Limbo.

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