Uncharted 4 A Thief's End Review - The Old School Game Vault

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - PS4  Review

The Intro:

The Uncharted series of games have always been about scale – the scope of the stories is epic, the visuals are beautiful and the landscapes you journey through are vast and diverse.

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Far Cry Primal Review - The Old School Game Vault

Far Cry Primal - Review

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Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - Review

plants vs zombies gw2 review

The Intro:

Who would’ve thought plants and zombies would make natural enemies? When PopCap Games first introduced the world to this epic rivalry in 2009, gamers took an immediate liking to the cute graphics, silly humor and wacky presentation.

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Tom Clancy's The Division Review

Tom Clancy's The Division Review

The Intro:

The apocalypse is most definitely not a picnic. Most of the people you know and loved have been wiped off the face of the earth after a biological weapon attack. The city is desolate. As you walk around, you hear echoes and noises and sounds of distant gunfire.

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Fat Princess Adventures | PS4 Review | Playstation 4

Fat Princess Adventures - PS4 Review

The Intro:

There’s a time for complex, Ken Levine-esque, layered storytelling. But sometimes, you just want to dive into a game, not worry too much about the plot, and just have some fun.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Intro:

Whatever else you might feel about the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, you have to admit that they look really cool. The China chapter featured gorgeous, paintbrush-like graphics, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India has a quiet beauty of its own. Colorful patterns and intricate textures abound.

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MineCraft Story Mode Episode 3: Last Place You Look – Review

MineCraft Story Mode Review

The Intro:

Minecraft, by any definition of the term, is an absolute phenomenon. The easy barrier for entry, the unlimited possibilities and the unspeakable joy of building and sharing a universe with your friends makes it an absolute must-play. Some gaming experts theorize that massively multiplayer experiences like Minecraft, which don’t require a great deal of gaming skill or knowledge of lore to start playing, will become the norm.

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Just Cause 3 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Just Cause 3 Review

There are times when you want a complex narrative, thoughtful, emotionally affecting and decision-driven gameplay. And there are times when you want to completely wreck your environment and cackle in glee as one ridiculously awesome stunt after another succeeds (or fails),

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Dragon Quest Heroes The World Trees Woe Playstation 4 Review

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - Review

The Intro:

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World’s Tree Woe and the Blight Below is an interesting game. At once, it offers you the relentless pleasure of slaughtering Blue Slimes (cute-looking killer blobs, for those of you who are new to the franchise)

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Star Wars Battlefront Review – The Old School Game Vault

Star Wars Battlefront Review

The Intro:

In a few weeks, the (arguably) biggest movie franchise on the planet returns to movie screens. There are several reasons why Star Wars is such an iconic pop-culture mainstay.

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Fallout 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Fallout 4 Review

The Intro:

Fallout 4 is a rare, rare thing. It’s one of those games that sucks you into such a complex world with a smorgasbord of quests and interesting characters that you can’t help but think “How did they ever manage to put all of this into one game?!” wandering around a post-apocalyptic wasteland has never been more fun.

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Rock Band 4 - Review - The Old School Game Vault

Rock Band 4 Review

The Intro:

You’re hitting the high notes. You’re getting there, to that crucial, victorious crescendo that ties the entire song together. You pause. The instruments stop. The crowd looks on, wild with expectation. And then, it begins – the pulse-pounding guitar solo that elevates the song to another level. The audience loses their collective minds. You’ve got them in the palm of your hand.

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Until Dawn PS4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Until Dawn Playstation 4 Review

The Intro:

One of the most annoying aspects of modern game plotlines is how little you as a player can do to influence the overall outcome. Other than a select few games, like the ones that Telltale so expertly crafts, the player is basically just a cog in the overall machine.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection Review

Mega Man Legacy Collection Review

The Intro:

If you’re interesting in playing old games, you’ll be faced with a dilemma. Unless you want to head over to eBay and pay lots of money for a good copy of the original game, your only other option is pirating ROMs of the game.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV Review - The Old School Game Vault

Ultra Street Fighter IV Review

The Intro:

There are more Street Fighter games than there are memes about Justin Bieber. OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration. You get the point. For every Street Fighter game release, there are several others padded with prefixes like Super, Hyper, Remix and Ultra. Ultra Street Fighter IV, which promised a whole host of goodies, was shown to screaming gamers at the Sony conference in February. And for hadouken-blasting PS4 owners everywhere, it has finally arrived.

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Batman Arkham Knight Review – The Old School Game Vault

Batman Arkham Knight Review

History:

Batman is a complicated guy. Several times over Batman’s storied history, writers have talked about the emotional and psychological toll his actions have. Is Batman the cause of all of the problems that Gotham currently faces?

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition Review – Old School Game Vault

PayDay 2 Crimewave Edition Review

The Stuff you need to know:

There’s something about a perfect heist that is viscerally satisfying. Some of the greatest films of our time are heist stories – Reservoir Dogs, Heat, and The Usual Suspects. Maybe it’s the thrill of casting off the shackles of society and organized behavior.

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Magicka 2 – PS4 Review – The Old School Game Vault

Magicka 2 – Playstation 4 Review

The Intro:

Magicka 2 had one of the most hilarious announcement trailers for a game in recent history. It featured an out of work wizard committing blunder after blunder until he saw an ad where wizards were being hired.

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Destiny: House of Wolves – PS4 DLC Review

Destiny: House of Wolves – DLC Review

The Intro:

Destiny was supposed to be the greatest thing to happen to shooters since sliced bread. It wasn’t. The game featured a notoriously weak story and several critical gameplay bugs, including a loot system that would make Scrooge McDuck wince.

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The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Evil Within: The Executioner – DLC Review

The Intro:

A large portion of the horror genre is based on shock value. Where jump scares don’t work, horror stories often go to the weirdness well, mining terror out of sheer grotesqueness and/or gore. Occasionally, these efforts work spectacularly and deliver a setting or a character which is truly memorable.

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