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Hot action cop

Hi there. Today’s review is of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Featuring the origins of the phrase ‘road trousers’, and for some reason a world record number of links to other reviews of racing games on the site. See you next time!

25 years of Championship Manager (and Football Manager)

It’s been 25 years since the original Championship Manager came out. I didn’t remember this myself, of course, it was in The Guardian, along with this collection of stories from fans of the series. Despite never quite hitting the mad 20-season, multiple-Champions-League-winning heights of many hardcore players, I’ve certainly fallen victim to its time-sucking charms […]

Every lie takes you deeper

Hi there, Today’s review takes us back to the Need for Speed series, with 2008’s instalment, Undercover.

The Rebels have proven surprisingly clever

Hi there. Bucking the usual trend for this site, here’s coverage of the second game in a series, arriving after the first, and in reasonably quick succession. It’s Star Wars: Rebel Assault II – The Hidden Empire.

The rookie wasn’t that sharp after all

Hi there. Now that all of the CSI games have been half-heartedly evaluated (you’re welcome), we can turn our attention to more genuine retro content. So here’s a look back at the 90s Star Wars shooter that everyone with a CD drive owned, Rebel Assault.

I felt a little like a dying clown, with a streak of rin tin tin

Hi there. Happy New Year to you all. Hope you had a good Christmas. Today’s review is of the last of Telltale’s attempts to make a decent CSI game: Fatal Conspiracy.

Real cars, real racing

Hi there. How are things? Anything going on in the world? I’ve been on holiday, just catching up. Today we’re looking at some semi-serious racing action, in the form of RACE: The WTCC Game from Simbin.

You can go sleep at home tonight if you can get up and walk away

Hi there. Sorry for the radio silence: I always find August to be pretty unproductive, but this time I did have a genuine (but boring) excuse – moving house. Anyway, time to get back on the reviewing horse with a look at CSI: Deadly Intent.

Hoping that I’ll be a part of you again someday

Hello everyone. It seems like a lot has happened since I was last here. I’m glad Stoo posted something about the System Shock remake because seeing the naive pre-tournament excitement of my football-based post at the top of the page was sort of making me feel sick. There was some other big news related to […]

Goalscoring Superstar Hero

Hello! Ok, so I went down the rabbit-hole again and decided to revisit a game we first covered a number of years ago. Fortunately, doing so also led me to a place where I could come up with some new content, too. This year, it’s 20 years since Euro ’96. (If Baddiel and Skinner released […]