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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'James Gilmour'

Puzzles and poker collide in new iOS and Android game Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Puzzles and poker collide in new iOS and Android game Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker

So you've got Far Cry 4. You've exchanged witticisms with a mad blonde in a pink suit. You've climbed up a mountain. You've kicked a cheetah in the nads. Now what? Well, why not try a hand of poker in the game's official mobile companion app? It's available for iOS and android, it's free, and it'll earn you in-game cash. Watch the video above to find out more.…


Online racer The Crew is screeching onto mobile as The Crew Road Empire

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Online racer The Crew is screeching onto mobile as The Crew Road Empire

Ubisoft's online state-hopping racer The Crew is set to cruise onto consoles this December. However, mobile-loving petrol heads will be able to get in on the high octane action via the upcoming mobile tie-on The Crew Road Empire. Take a look at the video above to see what the game has to offer.…


Helix iPad Review

Helix iPad Review

Helix is a game about twists and turns. I don't mean it has a surprise M. Night Shyamalan ending or a section where you relive your failed driving test a third, excruciating time. No - in Helix, you are literally spinning your avatar around enemies to eliminate them from the screen. Take a look at our video review to find out whether this simple mechanic won us over.…

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Tail Drift Review

Tail Drift Review

We took to the skies in track-based plane racer Tail Drift to find out whether it would soar above the treetops, or come crashing down to earth. Check out our video review to find out what we thought.…

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The Silent Age Review

The Silent Age Review

The second and final episode of the suprisingly excellent time-hopping point-and-click is here. But can it live up to it's predecessor? All answers lie in the video above.…

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Leaked Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series screenshots show Cercei scowling obviously

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Leaked Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series screenshots show Cercei scowling obviously

Though some may be unsure how Telltale is planning to incorporate the violent, twitchy Borderlands universe into its slow, narrative-driven point-and-click template, we imagine few adventure game fans have any such fears about the studio's upcoming Game of Thrones game. Not only is the fantasy epic perfectly suited to the Telltale treatment, the first screenshots (which were leaked today) show that the art department has nailed the look of the HBO show, including likenesses of characters like Cercei and Tyrion Lannister. Check out the video above to see the leaked images.…


Prepare your pants for imminent evacuation: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is out on mobile

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Prepare your pants for imminent evacuation: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is out on mobile

Yes, those bionic bears are back, and they're still looking to wear your skin like a meaty raincoat. For more details, and a first look at the game in action, check out the news video below.…


Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months ago
Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

The Silent Age came out of nowhere. Released without fanfare as a free download, the game caught us slightly off-guard by really rather good. The minimal presentation was strong, the time-travel hook delivered a few surprises, and the puzzles were smart. It's been a long time coming, but the sequel has just arrived as an in-app purchase. Mark Brown sees how the story continues in the video above.…


Skullduggery! Review

Skullduggery! Review

In this zombie obsessed culture of ours you'll find hundreds of games built around protecting your brain from becoming a deadite's breakfast. Skullduggery! flips the script on this trend. Here, your brain is not a helpless yet delicious blob of matter tucked away inside your bonce. Instead, it's an elastic and dynamic system of propulsion and attack, one which you will learn to manipulate until you can navigate mazes and shatter skeletons into bony bits. Check out Mark Brown's review…

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Banner Saga Review

Review Stoic By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Banner Saga Review

It's been out on PC for a while, but viking epic The Banner Saga has finally made the trek onto iOS. It's an unforgiving tale of warring factions and ancient evils, played out via choose-your-own-adventure style choices and isometric strategy combat. Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday rose to the game's many challenges, and reveals his opinion in the video above.…

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Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

After 30 years of pushing massive rocks around undergroud caverns, you'd think Boulder Dash's spelunking hero Rockford might be ready to put his muddy feet up and take a well deserved break. Unfortunately for him, Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary is due to come out on iPhone and iPad in the not-too distant future. Peter's gone hands-on with the early build, and has been putting the 21st century Rockford through his paces. See the results in the video above.…


Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Philip K. Dick once asked if androids dream of electric sheep. We cannot answer that question. However, if new macabre puzzler Grave Matters has its facts straight, they do play Minesweeper with the rusted carcasses of their dead robot mates. Intruiged? Then we suggest you hit play on the video above.…


Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

If you're a fan of top-down racing in the vein of 16-bit classics like Micro Machines, then the Reckless Racing series has always been something of a shining light on iOS. It successfully marries the good looks of a quasi-realistic racing game with the crazy drifting and arcade fun of more outlandish titles like Outrun. Yesterday, Reckless Racing 3 skidded onto iPhone and iPad everywhere. The question is, has the wheel screeching carnage of previous games made its way into this newest installment? Watch the video above to find out.…


Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

If I had just been shipwrecked on a desert island, I'm not sure whether the sight of a talking pig in people clothes would be a comfort, or confirmation that I was suffering from a nasty case of the bends. This is precisely you find yourself in upon booting up Castaway Paradise, a new island-based Animal Crossing-esque life simulator. With nowhere else to go and surrounded by chatty animals who all need odd jobs done, you set about fixing fences, watering plants, and customising your new home as you see fit. Curious? Then simply have a peek at our hands-on video above.…


Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

  When I started practising for my boat license, I never expected to be schooled by a shouty drill sergeant stereotype pulled straight from Full Metal Jacket. Yet that's exactly what happened when I fired up Pixel Boat Rush, a low-fi side-scrolling boat racer set to appear on the App Store tomorrow.  Though the angry instructor is a bit obnoxious, his words are worth heeding, as there's more nuance to this extreme sport than you might think. Check out the video above to see what I mean.…