"Bodycount doesn't focus on laying buildings to waste, like in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Instead breaking down the cover your enemies might hide behind is a strategic element."
"The grab initiates a sequence in which soldiers storm into the base. Cue Space Invaders, Metro-style, as you chew through flesh and cement in a barrage of bullets."
A vacation paradise becomes a vacation hell when a zombie infestation breaks out on the tropical island. Welcome to Dead Island, roleplaying action game and fight for survival.
"If you're facing a giant abyss, you don't need to be worrying. You're Batman with a snowboard buddy. You and that hoversuit of yours are going to fly - or at least fall in style."
"Players are shunted into each other with the force of dominoes strapped with explosives. It captures the physicality of a game that's as big on decking as it is goals."
"It's easy to understand why you might snort in derision upon first glance. What you don't twig is the last time you did so was when Traveller's Tales announced Lego Star Wars."
"There is one thing that really stands out and will be the deciding factor when times come to review the game - the new physics engine."
"And the cars? Powerful, strong, fast and - as typical of the RR universe - entirely fictional. These are wheeled missiles that can punch through cement and mortar."
"With the Wall of Death inexorably billowing towards you, it's like Running Man, Crystal Maze and Nightmare all rolled into one. The panic that accompanies every game is extraordinary."
"Or, to put it another way, no matter how much you love your Quarter Pounder Deluxe, sometimes you just can't help hanker for a plain, simple - yet classic - hamburger."
"It means boosting cars, Ghostbusters-style; you can possess any driver within your dream city at the press of a button. Turn ghoul, and you've got access to over 140 licensed rides."
"Space Marine doesn't look like it will be a revolution of the third person shooter genre. Instead it's an attempt to tell the sad and dark story of the 40K-universe in a genre that is easy to get into."
"If you own Kinect you owe to yourself and your investment to keep an eye out for The Gunstringer."
Hell hath no fury like a man on a one-way revenge trip through the gates of hell and beyond. Saddle up for Japan's own Grindhouse tale of guts and gore.
"Unlike the original game Prey 2 is completely open ended. You can go anywhere you want, talk to anyone and take on missions."
"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim tops our list as the most anticipated title of 2011 and we can hardly wait to get out hands on it."
"A screen covered with health bars, points, upgrades, health kits and the constant rattle of numbers indicating the damage you do"
"The street gun battle might impress, but it's no more than a fly's fart in a barn compared to the continent-shifting shudder that brings the presentation to a dramatic close."
"As ever with Japanese action titles, bigger is definitely better. Players will be set against all manner of gigantic fantasy monsters."
"We tried to find some new middle ground between the franchises to please both fans...that means more Tekken-style flow, explosive combos, throws and air juggles."
"The game was originally meant to be a Director's Cut. However the fan response on Frank's absence was so strong that it was obvious we needed to bring him back in a big way."
"A pepper-grinder doubles as a gatling gun, a teapot utilised as a long-range grenade launcher. The arsenal is something you'd see if Pixar decided to stray into Grindhouse territory."
"...you are resurrected at the start of the game and come to life in a pile of less fortunate resurrection candidates."
"Some things are clear: don't go alone. But make sure your backup is someone who's less Lone Ranger, more Tango & Cash. Always pick Anjali, and avoid the Determined Pants."
"Punches dislocate jaws, daggers puncture muscle, kicks crunch vertebrae into dust. They get their energy bar demolished, and the Daily Mail gets its latest sacrifice to the cause."
"It may struggle to live up to the hype created by the trailer, but then again what game could hope to eclipse that?"
"I swear. I think for a few minutes, talk land reformation with the people either side of me - then I hit restart. I bet even the gods never had a reset button handy."
"Be it either random occurrence or some human quirk using the Paper, Rock, Scissors principle, this happened three times. In a row. The air turns red as suicide charges turn into bloodbaths."
"He's less cross-dressing Spice Girl wannabe, more pint-sized Ray Winstone, ripping into enemies with the viciousness and accent that wouldn't be amiss in a British gangster movie."
"The story's going to be charged with Rockstar's typical cinematic flair for all sorts of twists and turns, as characters on both on both sides of the law have their own angle on every situation."
"It's a love letter to the 90s arcade; a game whose attract trailer grabbed your attention and demanded money. You didn't know what was to come, but were ready to spend a quid to find out."
"When there's no chance of success where you are, move forward...an ethos Techland has embraced wholeheartedly, as it brings its FPS Western to modern day Los Angeles."
"Initially the small courtyard becomes a bloodbath as teams flow into it, erupting into a Naked Gun moment as a firefight opens up between opposing sides crouched either side of the same wall."
"It's up there with sci-fi's greats: Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Metal Gear Solid. This is thought-provoking sci-fi with lashings of body-augmented action sequences."
"Dirt 3's rides are nicely loose in their handling; just enough of a bitch in learning to control that you feel teased rather than openly dominated."
"This kind of humour permeates the game; former fans of the series have a lot of childish humour to look forward to. Like we said: it's The Dark Knight versus Batman & Robin."
What could be a more natural fit for a new Lego game than Pirates of the Caribbean? Thomas Blichfeldt takes a closer look...
"Career has been spruced up with a sexy multi-branched, multi-choice world map trip that'll cause Western RPG hounds to lift their noses for an appreciative sniff."
"All Stars surgically extracts the swollen man-glands that have inhibited newcomers from wrestling in the past...it's NBA Jam with spandex and a heavier emphasis on the touchy-feely."
Might and magic combine once more as Dungeon Siege returns. We slap on the armour and don our helm to enter Obisdian's rebirth of the classic action-RPG series.
Confused by the fan fervour? Overwhelmed by the action? Fear not, Versus first-timer. Join us for a walkthrough of the newest addition to Capcom's classic crossover series.
2K smashes back onto the court with its latest tennis title, and we come away impressed. Find out why inside.
While it might not be a deal breaker in deciding whether to buy a Kinect or PlayStation Eye, Yoostar 2 has a lot going for it - have we a new party game must-have?
Eden's sandbox title returns to continue its attempt at dominance in the genre. But as we discover, while it's looking for pole position, we're lucky to make it past the first corner.
Grayson Hunt is an ex-mercenary and current space pirate. He crashlanded on a planet full of mutants and he's ready to kick some ass.
With only over a week until release, we tackle why Square-Enix's latest is worth your attention. Get ready as we jack into a new sci-fi multiplayer experience.
Bioware have already proven that they know good roleplaying games. With Dragon Age II they hope to prove that once again. We went to Bioware to get a closer look at it.
Jesper has guided Isaac Clarke through the first couple of hours of his adventures on The Sprawl in Dead Space 2. Read on for his impressions...
Steve has taken a closer look at one of the big releases of November: Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
There is a big difference between standing on the shoulder of giants, and standing in the shadow of one. Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom manages to do both.