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For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by games that can provoke an emotional reaction. I enjoy a game that can tell me a strong, emotive story even if sometimes the game mechanics behind it are weak.

Sometimes it's not until finishing a game, when I sit back in my post-achievement state and considered what I've just been through, that the emotion of it hits me. Read more about me.

Fight Night: Champion improves the previous game by degrees. Night and day however is the introduction of a fighter's story than made me reconsider much of what I thought about the sport... read now

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Heavy Rain is a beautifully emotional experience punctuated with tension and nerve shredding suspense. Although its lofty ambitions of gaming nirvana slip ultimately through its fingers, it still moved me to my core... read now

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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare brilliantly fuses cowboys and zombie to create a single player adventure in its own right. It twists the world in dark ways that were fun, even though I didn't like how it made me feel... read now

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Call of Duty Black Ops Wii shouldn't exist. But by pushing the Wii to its limit Trearch delivers an experience on a par with the 360 and PS3. What I wasn't expecting though, was for it to be so much more unsettling on Nintendo's friendly console... read now

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Fallout New Vegas offers everyone something different and doesn't lend itself to easy consideration. Dark humour mingles with freedom and consequences that play in the expanses of its world to create a real sense of significance. There is so much going on here, it took me a long time to make any sort of meaningful sense of the cacophony... read now

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Enslaved is lush and rich as Hollywood's Serkis and Garland make an inestimable difference. But beyond this success is a quieter missed opportunity - to take something very old and make it fresh and unusual and surprising... read now

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Dead Rising Case Zero presents as a zombie death demo for Dead Rising 2, the main event. Underneath however is a tale about the importance of the father/daughter relationship - albeit one with distracting zombie killing all around it... read now

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Singularity 360 couldn't match its mature and disturbing subject matter with coherent game play. Time travel, storytelling and shooting never quite get in step as I was buffeted from one to the other... read now

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Manic Monkey Mayhem PSP sounds exciting frantic and fun, but isn't. It's rather shallow and lacking any real spark or vibrancy. Offering no storyline or variety in its game play, it wasn't long until it was cast aside in favour of more enjoyable pastimes. .. read now

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Red Dead Redemption wants to be about shocks and controversy, but underneath there's a story we can all relate to - a father wanting the best for his family at any price... read now

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