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Quintin Smith


Quinns has been writing about games for a decade. If you see him online, please be gentle. He'll be using a shotgun no matter the circumstances and will not be very good.

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Cosmic Encounter review

Great fun with the original space oddity.

Talisman: Digital Edition review

Stop the game, I want to get off.

Rampage review

A lot of hot air.

RecommendedNidhogg review

The artist's debut épée.

Descent: Journeys Into the Dark review

We can be happy underground.

Mage Wars review

The world's best staff meeting.

Fiasco review

Criminally good fun.

Dota 2 review

Definitely MOBA.

Android: Netrunner review

The most fun you can have with your power off.

Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy review

In space, no one can hear you scheme.

Skull & Roses review

Lies, damned lies and... no, that's it.

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune review

Gaming's favourite chancer gets carded.

City of Horror review

The talking dead.

Guardians of Middle-earth review

When two towers just aren't enough.

Gateways review

I'm making a note here: MODERATE SUCCESS.

FeatureGuild Wars 2: At the Frontlines of World vs. World

Quintin makes a foray into the maddest, meanest feature of Guild Wars 2.

FeatureHotline Miami Preview: Beneath the Neon

We ring up the developers behind Rezzed's Game of Show on their own personal hotline.

FeatureGuild Wars 2: The Five Races

Do you know which you should play? Don't make our mistake.

APB Reloaded Review

Arrested developments?

FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part Three

Our team of Dota 2 noobs have to ship up or ship out, in the final instalment of our diary.

FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part Two

Our team of well-meaning Dota 2 noobs go up against actual humans. This is gonna get ugly.

FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part One

A touching tale of learning to play Valve's hardcore opus. It can't be that bad. Can it?

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: The Majesty of Menus

Let's be honest. Nothing beats spotting a kickass title screen in the wild.

FeatureGoing Hardcore in Diablo 3

Just how much fun is permadeath, exactly?

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

Splash damaged.

Cell: Emergence Review

Going viral.

FeatureSpace Marine

The Emperor's new groove.

FeatureDarksiders 2

Mos Death.

Dungeon Siege III

Mule variations.

Alice: Madness Returns

Stuff it back down the rabbit hole.

Hydrophobia Prophecy

The worst disease.



The Sims Medieval


Hunted: The Demon's Forge

Devils may cry.


A closer look at the sprinting man's shooter.


Underground wail road.


Break time.

LEGO Universe

Stud farm.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Thanks for the memories.

Bloodline Champions

Feud for thought.

World of Tanks

Heavy going?

Tow Truck Simulator

A hard shoulder to cry on.

Plain Sight


Allods Online

The Astral plain.

Silent Hunter 5

Das booted off the server.

Napoleon: Total War

Short shift.

Global Agenda

Cyber punk, or future perfect?

Supreme Commander 2

Robot rock?


What is love? And how do I play?

Napoleon: Total War

Creative reassembly.

FeatureGames of 2009: Solium Infernum

Playing for keeps. And towers. And thrones.

Allods Online

Levels 1 through 8 of the edgy Russian WOW-alike.

Global Agenda

Hands-on and video interview with Hi-Rez Studios.

FeatureRetrospective: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

The wheels on the trucks go round and round.

League of Legends

The tower defence rests.

FeatureRetrospective: Call of Duty

Post-traumatic bliss.

FeatureRetrospective: Bushido Blade

There should be blood.

FeatureRetrospective: Steambot Chronicles

Taking a closer look at the clicks, hisses, bells and whistles.

FeatureOff the Map

Our tribute to the levels designed to confuse rather than guide.

FeatureRetrospective: God Hand

Balls now thoroughly busted.

FeatureWurm Online

Heal the world, make it a better place.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Brotherhood and freedom!

Far Cry 2

Multiplayer: Slash and burn and win.

Burnout Paradise

Where's Crash? It's Showtime.

FeatureViking: Battle for Asgard

2000 brake Norse power.

FeatureCondemned 2: Bloodshot

Isn't that double jeopardy?

FeatureUnreal Tournament 3

Mark Rein talks us through Epic's next big game.

The Club

The alternative post-pub ecstasy.

FeatureChampionship Manager 2008

Keep rollin' rollin' rollin'.


Weird sci-fi controllers for PS2! And a Wiimote for PS3 and 360!

NASCAR 08: Chase for the Cup

Stop the race, I want to get off.

Gears of War

Fenix from the flames.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Feeling the Strogg arm of the law.

FeatureEnemy Territory: Quake Wars

Paul Wedgwood on what makes it tick. And boom.

SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals Combined Assault

Clubs conspicuous through their absence.

Asphalt: Urban GT 2

Nothing but a traffic violation.

FeatureTransformers: The Game

Preview of the game of the movie of the animation of the toy.


Less Maverick, more Goose.

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