Author: Brian Tarran

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Brian Tarran loses himself in the latest entry in BioWare’s Dragon Age series. You know those games: the ones that are so brilliant that when you start playing them you secretly hope they’ll go on […]

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The Wolf Among Us

The runaway success of The Walking Dead made Telltale Games an industry darling. But how does its fairy tale follow-up fare? Fresh from the mean streets of Fabletown, Brian Tarran delivers his verdict Does it […]

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Alien: Isolation

In your living room, everyone can hear you scream. Brian Tarran reviews The Creative Assembly’s spiritual sequel to the classic space-based survival horror movie, Alien: Isolation The first time it appeared, I ran as fast […]

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Strider

Brian Tarran slices and dices his way through the 2014 remake of the ninja action adventure. If the 2014 remake of Strider was a car, it would be a mid-range sports model. It has precision […]

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

MachineGames has turned the prototypical first-person shooter into a stealth-action-adventure game – with surprising results. I would have loved to have been in the room when MachineGames, the developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order, pitched […]

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Just Cause 2

The island of Panau is the perfect holiday destination – a place where anything goes, where the sky’s the limit; where the only thing keeping you grounded in Just Cause 2 is your trusty wrist-mounted […]

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Thief

Eidos Montreal’s reboot of the Thief franchise is a tense, tactical sneak-a-thon for the most part – but it tries too hard to please everyone. I’ll state from the outset that I’ve not played a […]

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Mirror’s Edge

A second run through DICE’s first-person parkour game confirms its status as a last-gen gem. If you’ve played Mirror’s Edge, you’ll know what it’s all about. You run. That’s what you do. Run and jump. […]