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Need for Speed, review: Impressive, but not enough to satisfy market

Two years have passed since the last instalment of Need For Speed, which means we finally have our first current-gen version of the household street racing game. Yet it still feels like it’s 2003, the year that the phenomenally successful Underground series launched, and that we haven’t really come anywhere since.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: Acrobatic, rounded and increasingly difficult

As the second game of the second reboot of one of gaming's most popular franchises, Rise of the Tomb Raider has stark echoes of the previous game. Then again, it does bring back both the writer of the previous title, Rhianna Pratchett, and the actress Camilla Luddington who so beautifully plays Lara. As just two of the continuations, they not only bring familiarity to the game but help arrow it to heroic excellence.

Halo 5 review

From the persistent advertising campaign that Microsoft have been running ahead of the release of Halo 5: Guardians, you would be led to believe that the series was in for a dramatic change of direction. It seemed that its protagonist, Master Chief, was to be hero no longer after going rogue and that he must be chased down in order to “hunt the truth”.