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Classic PS2 Review: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

8 July 2008
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The secrets of Metal Gear have spread across the globe, with every nation now wielding the lethal technology. Solid Snake and Otacon have begun working for an anti-Metal Gear organization called Philanthropy, and the game opens with the duo infiltrating a container ship leaving New York harbor to investigate mysterious rumors of an amphibious prototype…

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Classic PlayStation Review: Metal Gear Solid

10 June 2008
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Solid Snake is retired. At least, he thought he was. The threat of a terrorist nuclear strike should be enough to get anyone back in the office, even when ‘the office’ is a submarine torpedo tube and the first appointment of the day is the unarmed infiltration of a vast weapons disposal facility crammed to…

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Review: Grand Theft Auto IV

14 May 2008
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Niko Bellic receives letters and emails from his cousin Roman, speaking of wealth and luxury beyond his wildest dreams in Liberty City. After only a few years in America, Roman Bellic has a mansion, a sports car and many beautiful women in his life, and urges Niko to join him. After working the passage on…

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Classic PS2 Review: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

28 April 2008
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GTA4 is almost upon us! When people are weighing up the pros and cons of the new game, the standard they’ll be holding it to will be the pièce de résistance of the series so far. A sandbox game so large it has airlines that travel between its three separate cities; 2004’s epic Grand Theft…

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Classic PS2 Review: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

24 April 2008
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There’s less than a week to go before the release of GTA4 on April 29th, and we’re looking back at the series that revolutionized the videogame industry. Last time we reviewed the groundbreaking genre-defying 3D debut of Grand Theft Auto, GTA3. This time we’re taking a look at the first of the ‘episodes’ – Grand…

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Classic PS2 review: Grand Theft Auto 3

12 April 2008
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In 2001 a studio notable in the early nineties for the cutesy 2D strategy game Lemmings and in the late nineties for a popular top-down shooter released a game that overturned records for sales on the current generation of consoles and defined a new genre of videogames. The studio was Rockstar Games, the game was…

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Classic PC review: Grand Theft Auto 2 (now a free download)

1 April 2008
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In the month leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto IV on the 29th of April, we’ll be looking back at the series that revolutionized the videogame industry. Last time we looked at the cult success of the original GTA, and today we’ll look back at the 1999 PC and PlayStation sequel, Grand…

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Classic PC review: Grand Theft Auto 1 (now a free download)

27 March 2008
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Grand Theft Auto. In the month leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on the 29th of April, here at videogamesblogger.com we’ll be looking back at the series that revolutionized the videogame industry, selling an amazing 65 million copies worldwide. The game that took us on…

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PS2 review: The Getaway: Black Monday

24 March 2008
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It’s a grey rainy evening in North London, and a tactical police unit prepare to take out a drug operation run by heavily armed Latvian mobsters. South of the river, a motley crew of down-and-out boxers and a sarcastic juvenile offender flesh out a plan to take down a major bank. In The Getaway: Black…

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