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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Review

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond LogoFans of tough as nails arcade gameplay in the vein of Contra or Metal Slug will get the most out of Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond while those looking for the next great 2.5D side-scrolling adventure will be disappointed by linear, uninspired level designs.

Matt Hazard is an out of work old-school video game character whose best days are behind him. Things get worse when his arch nemesis General Neutronov escapes into the Marathon Megasoft game server and kidnaps a past version of Matt Hazard with the intention of deleting it and thus ending his existence entirely. Read More…

Axel & Pixel Review

Axel and Pixel LogoA delightfully whimsical and very surreal journey awaits you in Axel & Pixel. This point-and-click adventure game is teeming with life, has plenty to do and a surprising amount of variety. There are more than 20 levels to explore and 30 items to collect as you guide the titular pair through a dream world in pursuit of an evil rat that holds the key back home.

An artist by trade, Axel falls asleep one wintery day accompanied by his dog Pixel. The two awaken during spring in a world that threatens to be frozen over by an Ice Giant if they cannot capture the evil rat before the winter comes again. Axel & Pixel must manipulate the objects and environments around them in order to reach their goal. Read More…

Zombie Apocalypse Review

Zombie Apocalypse LogoSmall, repetitive environments, weak weapons and an uneven difficulty level plague Zombie Apocalypse. This wholly uninspired dual-stick shooter lasts far too long and manages to make dispatching of hordes of the undead boring and tedious.

The game’s Default Mode sees players assume the role of one of four stereotypical survivors as they try and outlast 55 days of full-on zombie assault. Along the way, you will encounter nine types of zombie and attempt to destroy them with the help of 11 weapons, your trusty chainsaw and exploding teddy bears.  On paper it sounds like fun, but in practice, Zombie Apocalypse is a chore to play. Read More…

Guitar Hero 5 Review

Guitar Hero 5 LogoA host of new and improved features and refinements to the visual presentation highlight Guitar Hero 5. Developer Neversoft has also stripped away layers of frustration and clutter from the experience, making this the best main installment in the prolific rhythm game series since Guitar Hero II.

Perhaps the biggest addition is Party Play mode. Upon launching Guitar Hero 5, the game will randomly start playing a song from your library and allow up to four players to jump in at any time and select their instrument and difficulty level without the song ever stopping.  Players can also make difficulty adjustments or even swap instruments without interruption. Read More…