BLAST! We know how much you love arcade games. We know how much you love PS2. And we know how much you like underwhelming games. Don't lie, our stats tell us everything. So dedicated reader: two shooters for your pleasure.
PIXEL REVIEW: SYSTEM SHOCK 2 PC 22/7/2013
A 1999 first-person adventure that finally reached a global audience in 2013, Alan delves into BioShock's spritual predecessor for a dizzying mix of shooting, role-playing and survival-horror. Buckle up, this is one scary ride...
PIXEL REVIEW: NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED X360 19/7/2013
Criterion continue to shape Need For Speed in their own adrenalin-soaked image. Shane gets revved-up for their latest supercharged street racer, to see whether this venerable, long-running series is still on the right track.
PIXEL REVIEW: NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT PS3 17/7/2013
Burnout Paradise creators Criterion got their hands on Need For Speed in 2010. Could an explosive mix of cop-chases and dynamic racing spur a return to form for the series, or is EA's racing flagship doomed to trundle in second gear?
PIXEL REVIEW: SHADOW WARRIORS CPC 16/7/2013
Ninjas. Gaming staple since time immemorial. Shadow Warriors (or Ninja Gaiden as it's more widely known these days) is one of the oldest, toughest and most significant. But was this 8-bit scrolling brawler a game worthy of your time?
PIXEL REVIEW: NINJA GAIDEN II X360 15/7/2013
Team Ninja proved that some reboots can work. Does their follow-up to celebrated hack 'n' slash reimagining Ninja Gaiden pack as big (and as bloody) a punch as its predecessor? Shane goes shadow dancing in his full, in-depth review...
PIXEL REVIEW: FINAL FANTASY XIII PS3 11/7/2013
The prettiest, most elaborate-looking Final Fantasy to date makes its seventh-gen bow. After all the hype and anticipation, did Square Enix come good with another epic adventure, or is it a case of 'unlucky 13', left behind with the pointy-hats?
PIXEL REVIEW: ASSASSIN'S CREED II: DISCOVERY DS 8/7/2013
Ezio's off to sunny Spain! During which time he'll slay countless oppressive-types, goons in shining armour and nasty templars. Is Discovery the perfect portable stealth game, or does streamlined 2D gameplay leave it feeling flat?
PIXEL FEATURE: RETRO REMAKE RETHINK 6/7/2013
With much-anticipated revamps of Flashback and The Chaos Engine on the horizon, Alan looks at the difficulties developers face in finding an audience when reworking old classics for a new era.
WIMBLEDON! Our third and final Wimbledon Wildcards serving is the flash-looking baseliner Tennis Cup 2. Does it have the makings of a five set classic, or is it a case of style over substance? Read Chris's verdict now!
PIXEL REVIEW: BABY FELIX TENNIS PS 27/6/2013
Wimbledon Wildcard number two is the most youthful of our obscure tennising trio, in every sense of the word. Tom looks at whether Felix the Cat's lineage has been well-served in this PSone tennis title derived from the Baby Felix cartoon
PIXEL REVIEW: PRO TENNIS TOUR GX4K 25/6/2013
The first of our Wimbledon Wildcard reviews sees Chris travel back to the days of Becker, Edberg and the 8-bit's for a slice of high-end (though short-lived) action with Pro Tennis Tour on the Amstrad GX4000
PIXEL REVIEW: JEANNE D'ARC PSP 23/6/2013
Tom travels to the 15th Century to battle both the English and the Orcs in this historical/fantasy cracker from Level-5
PIXEL REVIEW: THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS X360 19/6/2013
The next-gen may be rolling round fast but here's as good a reason as any to stick with your Xbox 360 a little longer. Shane goes adventuring with The Witcher 2, one of 2012's finest adventures. Read his review now!