Category Archives: PS3

Far Cry 3 Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | far-cry.ubi.com

Far Cry 3 is a first person shooter in which the player takes control of Jason Brody, a bro who is on vacation with his brother and his friends. Brody and his friends visit the Rook Islands and are captured by pirates. The player then escapes and attempts to rescue Brody’s friends by killing pirates and assisting the native inhabitants of the island in their fight against the pirates. The player can also hunt, punch, and skin animals, craft various pieces of equipment, pick plants, climb up to the top of radio towers, use zip lines, torture someone, fly through the air with a wingsuit, execute two enemies simultaneously with a melee kill, find and read letters written by Japanese soldiers, and swim.

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Far Cry 2 Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://farcry2.com

Far Cry 2 is a first person shooter in which the player takes control of a mercenary in Africa who is attempting to hunt down an arms dealer known as the Jackal. The player takes missions from two warring factions in an attempt to gain information about the Jackal and engages in a series of gunfights. The player can also move freely around the world and find side missions. The player has buddies, which are AI characters that can save the player from death and offer the player additional missions.

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BioShock Infinite Review

Genre | Shooter
Developer | Irrational Games
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, Playstation 3, OSX
Website | http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/

Editor’s Note: This objective review contains a spoiler for an event that occurs a few hours in to BioShock Infinite. To read our spoiler-free objective review of BioShock Infinite, click here.

BioShock Infinite is a first person shooter set in 1912 in which the player controls Booker DeWitt, a man who is attempting to repay the debt the has accumulated by visiting a flying city called Columbia and retrieving a woman who is there. In order to accomplish his objective, Booker must fight his way through police officers and others, like people who can turn into crows and back into people indefinitely until Booker kills them.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Genre | Immersive Sim / First Person Shooter, Role Playing Game
Developer | Eidos Montreal
Platforms | PC, OSX, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Wii U
Website | http://www.deusex.com/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first person shooter with role playing elements in which the player takes control of Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented security consultant working for the mechanical augmentation corporation Sarif Industries. Adam is tasked with various missions which take place in various levels that allow the player to roam around, talk to people, and approach the objectives in a variety of ways with a variety of tools. The player can also shoot a basketball.

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Deus Ex Review

Genre | Immersive Sim / First Person Shooter, Role Playing Game
Developer | Ion Storm
Platforms | PC, OSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Website | None

Deus Ex is a first person shooter with role playing elements in which the player takes control of JC Denton, a nano-machine augmented agent working for the anti-terrorist agency UNATCO. JC is tasked with various missions which take place in various levels that allow the player to roam around, talk to people, and approach the objectives in a variety of ways with a variety of tools. The player can also shoot a basketball.

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The King of Fighters XIII Review

Genre | Fighting
Developer | SNK Playmore
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
Website | http://gamebk.snkplaymore.jp/game/steam/kofxiii/

The King of Fighters XIII is a fighting game where players build a team of three characters, control one at a time, and direct the actions of each character in an attempt to defeat their opponent before their opponent defeats them.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Genre | Turn Based Strategy
Developer | Firaxis Games
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, OSX, iOS
Website | http://www.xcom.com/

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game in which the player commands the eponymous XCOM. XCOM receives money from the world’s governments each month. The player uses this money to launch satellites, repel an alien invasion, manufacture weapons, dig holes in the ground, and undertake other actions in an attempt to keep the world’s governments from cutting off the funding.

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Thunder Wolves Review

Genre | Action Flight Sim
Developer | Most Wanted Entertainment
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://www.bit-composer.com/www_en/game.aspx?gameid=21644742-dd8d-424c-a6b8-9038ba65522b

Thunder Wolves is a third person action flight sim in which the player controls a helicopter, which itself is controlled by a pilot and a gunner working for the eponymous Thunder Wolves, an organization that kills terrorists. The player is tasked with destroying enemy infantry, vehicles, helicopters, and buildings, and with accomplishing other objectives. Most things in the game explode, yell, or explode and yell at some point.

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RAGE Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | id Software
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://rage.com

RAGE is a game in which the player takes control of Nicholas Raine, a marine who emerges from an underground hibernation vault into a post-apocalyptic Earth. Nicholas then aids a rebellion against the ruling authority, which is known as “the Authority,” by shooting Authority soldiers and doing whatever else the leaders of the rebellion ask of him. Throughout this process the player engages in car races and can play a card game and pick flowers.

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Alpha Protocol Review

Genre | RPG, Third Person Shooter, Action, and Interactive Fiction
Developer | Obsidian Entertainment
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
Website | None

Alpha Protocol is a third person RPG in which the player controls Mike Thorton, a secret agent recruited into the eponymous Alpha Protocol, an intelligence agency. Mike is tasked with assassinating a terrorist responsible for an attack on an aircraft. After reaching the end of that mission, the player is then given a series of missions that they can go on, some of which are optional and all of which involve conversations and choices. Between missions, the player can answer emails, purchase weapons, and grow a beard. With the correct skills, Mike can slow down time and fire multiple pistol shots, sense enemies through walls, and punch harder.

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