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Dan Whitehead

Senior Contributor, Eurogamer.net

Dan has been writing for Eurogamer since 2006 and specialises in RPGs, shooters and games for children. His bestest game ever is Julian Gollop's Chaos.

Featured articles

FeatureDreamcast: A Forensic Retrospective

Twenty years on, it still rocks.

FeatureGeorge Romero and the politics of panic

How the master of zombie cinema helped to change gaming forever.

Just Cause 3 review

Splosion, man.

FeaturePreserving the past: why emulation matters

The option to play games released 15 years ago shouldn't be a novelty.

The Park review

Tragic kingdom.

RecommendedBroforce review

Fist bump and grind.

Sublevel Zero review

We all float down here.

RecommendedSOMA review

Between the devil and the deep blue sea.

FeatureHorizon's look at violence in gaming was a balanced take on a stale debate

After Tuesday's hollow GTA drama, the BBC's science show fares better.

The BBC's Grand Theft Auto drama was weird and meaningless

Poorly written and intellectually hollow, Daniel Radcliffe's take on Sam Houser was a missed opportunity.

Catch a teasing glimpse of SOMA's monsters

New trailer for aquatic horror from the creators of Amnesia.

Freemode Events coming to GTA Online next week

UPDATE: Rockstar says no more updates for 360 and PS3 versions

Hardware: Rivals announced for PS4

It's a sequel to one of the very first online PlayStation games ever.

Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows expansion dated

Out next week on 17 September.

Ubisoft reveals Art of Siege

Earn beta access via "online training platform" for Rainbox Six.

Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka to tour UK

He'll be performing live in five cities for Halloween

FeatureGarry's Mod sequel is sort of confirmed

Will have a VR focus, apparently.

GPS enabled Pokémon GO app announced

Catch 'em all in the real world.

Xbox Live Indie Games is no more

Microsoft begins "sunsetting process" for Xbox 360 self-publishing program.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega review

The verdict on the first of this year's Sinclair tribute acts.

RecommendedVolume review

Loud quiet loud.

Angry Birds 2 review

Winging it.

FeatureHow the Commodore Amiga changed gaming - and my life

30 years old this week, Dan Whitehead looks back at the computer that landed him his first job as a games reviewer.

Tembo the Badass Elephant review

Fifty shades of grey.

AvoidGodzilla review

Monsters sink.

Ronin review

Slice of life.

RecommendedPlanetSide 2 review

The few. The proud.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited review

Everybody wants to rule the world.

FeatureThe Elder Scrolls Online still feels limited in its opening hours

First impressions from Tamriel Unlimited, the console version of Bethesda's MMO.

Kholat review

Grim peaks.

Hatred review

Ambivalent dislike.

FeatureWe need to talk about emulation

The assumption that old games have no value indulges our nostalgia but is killing the industry.

Monstrum review


Adventure Time Puzzle Quest coming this summer

It's a F2P mobile game, of course.

EA Star Wars domain cybersquatted by 4chan users

I've got a bad feeling about this...

It's time for your annual Shenmue 3 rumour!

How about a game of Lucky Hit?

Watch 20 minutes of gameplay from The Behemoth's upcoming title

In which a blueberry farmer kicks a lot of ass.

Will Leeroy Jenkins be in the Warcraft movie?

Screenwriter reveals famous meme was in his original draft.

Heroes of the Storm enters open beta

Blizzard celebrates with a new trailer.

New study suggests link between gaming and neurological disorders

Have you checked your hippocampus lately?

What is Valve's Chaperone?

Trademark filing suggests more VR plans from Gabe's gang.

Tale of Tales' Sunset launches tomorrow

The revolution will be televised.

Windward review

Mr Lubber Man.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

Hassle in the castle.

FeatureGarbage Day offers an open world with no locked doors

And a different kind of recycling in this meeting of Groundhog Day and The Stanley Parable.

Broken Age Act 2 review

Breaking good?

Dungeons 2 review

Down, down, deeper and down.

RecommendedAxiom Verge review

Verging on the sublime.

LA Cops review

Five-oh shades of grey.

Zombie Army Trilogy review

Töde in the heil.

There Came an Echo review

Speak your brains.

Ironfall Invasion review

Changing Gears.

RecommendedApotheon review

Go Greece fighting.

FeatureLife is Strange: Episode 1 review

Donnie Darko does Gone Home?

Dying Light review

Hello darkness, my old friend.

FeatureGames of 2014: This War of Mine

This was a terrible night.

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