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Dress-up is the door to a world of make believe and theatre. I review games that let me escape my world and take on a myriad of roles. I love games that emphasise my character and the choices I can make - whether I am merely outfitting them for the fight or choosing which of my crew to save.

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Assassin's Creed Revelations has a balletic multiplayer experience. A subtle, elegant and engaging dance unique in the third-person action genre... read now

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Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 shines by not taking itself too seriously. By being allowed to poke pantomime fun at the films and books, and focusing on local co-operative play, it turns a good game into something rather special... read now

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Skyrim is videogame theatre, and I found myself worryingly lost in its labyrinth. Swapping the uncertainties and dangers of real life for the control and safety of Skyrim eclipsed my day to day reality in a way I hadn't bargained for... read now

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may not be as demanding as Dark Souls but don't be fooled, it will take up just as much time and sink you just as deep into a heroic role. But more than just being long, it's the breadth and depth of Skyrim's scale that makes it so grand... read now

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Gears Of War 3 failed to connect me to a role I wanted to play. While the theatrics and pyrotechnics were impressive, as much as I tried I didn't want to spent time with the people living through the hellfire and brimstone... read now

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Rage isn't the role pay adventure it sells itself as. But beyond this pretence is an exquisite shooter with as much craft and creativity as you could want... read now

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The Gunstringer does more than disguise its on rails shooting with theatrics, it creates an involving experience that grants genuine emotional ownership of its Pelham Puppets... read now

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Darksiders 2 360 will build on an enjoyable first game while deepening the experience and appeal to those that love the dress-up of role playing games... read now

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Mass Effect 3 completes the trilogy by raising the stakes and improving the mechanics. By enabling us to bring our previous save games, we will all be treated to another unique dress-up experience. .. read now

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Carrier Command Gaea Mission PC updates a much loved classic mixing both real time strategy and first person vehicle combat with modern touches and a cutting edge engine. The commanding role it creates ensures it's not just for the retro gamer... read now

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