Splatoon, Westerado: Double Barreled, Destiny: House of Wolves, gaming reviews

Nintendo's foray into the world of online multiplayer is every bit as fun and original as you'd hope

In Splatoon, the aim is to cover as much of the level in your ink as possible
In Splatoon, the aim is to cover as much of the level in your ink as possible

Splatoon

****

Wii U (£31.49)

It's safe to say that Splatoon is one of those games where "just one more turn…" will be the intention, but one not often adhered to. Nintendo's foray into the world of online multiplayer is every bit as fun and original as you'd hope. As one member of your team of four squid, the aim is to cover as much of the level in your ink as possible. The controls take a little getting used to, but once you've mastered tactics like gliding through the ink in disguise, testing out different methods to splatter as much of the ground as possible shows what the Wii U is perfect for.

Laura Davis

Westerado: Double Barreled

****

PC (£10.99)

This is a retro-styled adventure game where you play a cowboy trying to uncover who murdered their family, by talking to people and helping them with tasks. The quests that you do are nicely varied, although some of the shooting sections can get a bit tedious. The biggest achievement is that it doesn't just feel good for a game that was put together by five people; it just feels like a good game.

Jack Fleming

Destiny: House of Wolves

***

PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 (£19.99)

After unwittingly creating a battleground between the game's developer and Destiny's seasoned guardians with the ill-judged changes in its last expansion – The Dark Below – House of Wolves feels like a cautious olive branch from makers Bungie to its downtrodden fans. The Egyptian-inspired gear refreshes the grind for spoils, while the two new game modes offer enough to redeem the bland and poorly told story campaign. Considering the princely cost, this is a light expansion, but House of Wolves does just enough to reinstate the allure of Destiny's core experience.

Oliver Cragg

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