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Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii)

Disaster: Day of Crisis (Wii)

Monolith's near cancelled game finally gets a release, but is it a total disaster waiting to happen?

The term 'action-blockbuster' is thrown around frequently these days, usually to describe an explosion-heavy-plot-thin film which garners praise and box-office approval. Taking a cue from this definition, Disaster: Day of Crisis leaps onto the Wii, possibly to avoid a particularly nasty explosion,..

Sonic Unleashed (Wii)

Sonic Unleashed (Wii)

SEGA couldn't keep him on the leash any longer...

Better late than never - this review - not Sonic Unleashed. Sonic Team offered us the latest Sonic adventure just before Christmas, we'd like to tell you we've been so busy playing it since then that we're only just getting round to the review, but that's not true. So let's get on with it. Sonic...

Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)

Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)

The wait is finally over... let's go to the city.

Wii owners have been waiting for quite some time for this new Animal Crossing title to be released on the Wii console, especially given how long ago the game was first announced for the system. It's this long wait that might have actually hurt the game more than helped it since expectations have become overly high given the innovative capabilities..

Need For Speed: Undercover (Wii)

Need For Speed: Undercover (Wii)

Need For Speed is back with its latest career adventure, it's time to go Undercover.

You play a wheel man, hired by Federal Agent Chase Linh (played by Maggie Q) who is sent out, undercover, into the world of illegal street racing and other criminal activities. You'll need to progress through events and earn the respect of fellow criminals, getting invited deeper and deeper into the illegal..

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii)

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii)

Wabbit, wabbit.... wabbit wabbit wabbit... Bwaaaaaaaaah!

Rayman runs for cover as the Rabbids return for a third instalment on Wii in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (RRR TV). As the title suggests this latest game has a heavy emphasis on the world of TV and Movies, the title "story" goes something like this: Rayman is being chased through the woods by the pack of crazy raving rabbids,..

FaceBreaker K.O. Party (Wii)

FaceBreaker K.O. Party (Wii)

Ever wanted to break someone's face? Well now you can!

Legendary names like Hatton and Calzaghe might give you the impression that boxing is a serious sport, however these are not the views of EA Freestyle. So here we are, introducing their new box-em-up descriptively named, FaceBreaker, Knock Out Party for Wii. You'll instantly realise that this isn't a realistic boxing game, far from it..

FIFA 09 All-Play (Wii)

FIFA 09 All-Play (Wii)

FIFA returns once again, its time to kick off season 08/09.

FIFA is the longest running video game footballing franchise. Some ten years ago they lost their place on top of the video football pile by new upstart Pro Evolution Soccer (PES). Hard work and innovation have now seen a resurgence in FIFA's critical reception. Testament to this is the ground breaking Wii version that (along with Madden 09..

NBA Live 09 All-Play (Wii)

NBA Live 09 All-Play (Wii)

It's that time of year again, basketball fans get ready for NBA Live 09.

NBA 09 combines EA strong basket balling franchise with their solid controls on the Wii. We see this more clearly than ever with the family friendly controls that, along with FIFA 09 Wii, Madden 09 Wii and Tiger Woods 09 Wii, complete the All Play set for 09. Sports games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive..

Celebrity Sports Showdown (Wii)

Celebrity Sports Showdown (Wii)

EA Freestyle invite some celebrities to come play a Sports Showdown, but who gets embarrassed?

EA sports freestyle want to throw Wii gamers yet another party, this time in the form of Celebrity Sports Showdown, a 12 sport strong mini-games package with the added promise of celebrity glamour. Aimed clearly at the casual, multi-player market EA have created a game with a very minor twist in order to..

Monopoly (Wii)

Monopoly (Wii)

Go back to the Old Kent Road, on your Wii!

If you've ever played Monopoly you'll either love the game or loathe it, depending on whether you're any good at it. I generally win, so of course I love playing! I had high expectations of the Wii version of this 70-year old game, and fortunately I wasn't entirely disappointed. Monopoly is one of the...

Manhunt 2 (Wii)

Manhunt 2 (Wii)

We know you've heard of it, we know what people think of it - but most of them haven't played it, we have.

Manhunt 2, released in the UK exactly one year after the original US release. The infamous game has made headlines everywhere and is often used as a tool for politicians to empower censorship concerns. We thought it only fair to review this game, not only to see what all the fuss is about but..

Samba De Amigo (Wii)

Samba De Amigo (Wii)

Amigo and Linda crack out the maracas, it's time to Samba!

It's a fact that summer is now over, it's getting colder outside and the clocks are going back. However SEGA want to change all that, releasing Samba de Amigo we can cling onto that summer atmosphere allowing us all to samba all winter long. Samba de Amigo is an incredibly sunny, happy, up beat Latin music game which gained a large fan base..

Wii Music (Wii)

Wii Music (Wii)

Grab yourself a WiiMote, it's time you became a maestro!

Miyamoto is Nintendo's legendary games developer, he's responsible for the majority of Nintendo's success over the past 30 years and proves a lot of people wrong time and time again. The release of Wii Music takes me back to earlier in the year, when Wii Fit was first released. Wii Fit was...

Mario Super Sluggers (Wii)

Mario Super Sluggers (Wii)

Mario plays that game Americans really seem to like, y'know, that one we call rounders.

Baseball, a sport that we Europeans don't really care to understand, is the scene for the latest Mario Sports title. Developed by Namco on behalf of Nintendo, can Mario (in probably his last game of 2008) and his buddies do enough to make the game a little more...

Super Swing Golf: Season 2 (Wii)

Super Swing Golf: Season 2 (Wii)

It's golf, but much less boring.

Super Swing Golf: Season 2 (known as simply Super Swing Golf in Europe) is all about the "Pangya!", Korean for "Bang!". It's an over the top, heavily Japanese inspired Wii golf title. Expect some completely unrealistic characters and extravagant locations and courses. Unlike simulation golf games Super Swing Golf actually has a story/adventure..

The Incredible Hulk (Wii)

The Incredible Hulk (Wii)

He's big, he's green and he's made us angry!

Bruce Banner is back in his second major blockbuster, The Incredible Hulk, the movie of which the video game is designed to follow. Hollywood very rarely has a mega blockbuster movie without a tie-in video game, this time the difficult challenge was left with Edge of Reality to try and break the mould and...

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Wii)

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Wii)

Dr Jones! Dr Jones!

Dr Jones cracks his whip and lands on Wii. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is the latest game to get the "LEGO" makeover coming from TT Games who last year released the acclaimed LEGO Star Wars. The Original Adventures is being released in parallel as the new movie, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and features all three previous movies: Raiders of the Lost..

Alone in the Dark (Wii)

Alone in the Dark (Wii)

Spooky goings on in Central Park, would you like to know the truth behind the light?

Atari has taken it upon itself to resurrect Alone in the Dark, the quintessential survival horror game. It's been over 7 years since the last game in the series, not that it matters as this latest incarnation writes an entirely new contemporary story. The game's...

Okami (Wii)

Okami (Wii)

The highly stylised adventure game Okami paints its way onto Wii, but is it a masterpiece?

Okami (Japanese for "wolf"), first released in 2006, was one of the few convincing reasons to still own a PS2. Capcom soon realised that a Wii port would be a good idea, the combination of Wiimote and Nunchuk could perfectly suit the games drawing...

Boom Blox (Wii)

Boom Blox (Wii)

Spielberg takes time off from resurrecting Indy to bring us the Wii’s very own version of Jenga

When someone like Steven Spielberg puts his name to a product you know you really should sit up and take notice. The world renowned director of Jurassic Park, ET and countless other films that have made a small fortune at the global box office,...