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Games Review: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

PS3, Xbox 360, THQ, £44.99

It’s important to leave your cynicism at the door if you’re going to get very far with 50 Cent’s latest video-games outing.

That’s because this title is patently ludicrous from the outset: Fiddy is on a mission to wrestle a skull made of diamonds out of the clutches of a local crim. High-octane explosions, wailing klaxons and waves of tooled-up terrorists abound, but the core gameplay is strangely reminiscent of Gears of War, thanks to face-paced action and rollicking combat.

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