7 Games That Tried to Kill You Immediately

7 Games That Tried to Kill You Immediately

Most games try to ease players in, introducing them gently to the world through means of tutorials and such. Not these seven games, though, which were all super keen to kill you the second you got started.

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A month ago

Final Fantasy 7 on Xbox One Stars in Show of the Week

Final Fantasy 7 on Xbox One Stars in Show of the Week

Remastered classic Final Fantasy 7 has come at last to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and Mike plays it for my benefit in Show of the Week. Sit tight for Final Fantasy 7 gameplay on Xbox One and a sampler of this week's finest YouTube comments.

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A month ago

7 Redshirts Who Were Doomed From the Start to Die in Space

7 Redshirts Who Were Doomed From the Start to Die in Space

In science fiction a redshirt is a minor character who can be casually killed off, leaving the stars of the show to star another day, referencing the garments worn by such characters in the original Star Trek series. But the redshirt isn't just cannon fodder in TV and movies; sci-fi videogames are similarly packed with such characters so hopelessly full of optimism and bravery and bloody entrails that we give them ten minutes, tops, before those entrails are strewn across the level like beads at a Mardi Gras parade. Now consider seven of the most hapless in-game redshirts who were doomed from the start.

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A month ago

Behold Three Ways to Off an Old Dude in This Hitman 2 Mission

Behold Three Ways to Off an Old Dude in This Hitman 2 Mission

In the second part of this Hitman 2 mission, set in suburban Whittleton Creek, Agent 47 must eliminate Janus - formerly a Soviet spymaster, now a heavily guarded octogenarian. See us whack the target as a fake nurse, stage the perfect crime scene with a gramophone, and fling some plastic explosive at his head.

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A month ago

Magical Tavern Brawl Begins New Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure

Magical Tavern Brawl Begins New Dungeons and Dragons Oxventure

When an evening at the tavern turns into a massacre, the Oxventure crew must solve the mystery of Port Fairwind's ferocious furnishings instead of finally and at long last enjoying a quiet hard-earned drink. No, it's fine. See our braveish heroes set down their pints and put up their dukes in Bad Chair Day, recorded live at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham, England on 23 March 2019.

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A month ago

Join Us for Leon's Thrilling Finale in Resident Evil 2

Join Us for Leon's Thrilling Finale in Resident Evil 2

It's the final episode of our Resident Evil 2 let's play, but G. Birkin and Mr. X aren't letting us go without a fight. Also, we actually get our hands on the G Virus so in your face, Annette.

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A month ago

7 Dumbest Mistakes by Evil Corporations in Videogames

7 Dumbest Mistakes by Evil Corporations in Videogames

We've all made dumb mistakes, but being a massive, evil corporation gives you the opportunity to make terrible mistakes on a much bigger scale. For your enjoyment, here are the seven worst mistakes made by evil corporations in games. Subscribe for a video like this every Thursday!

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A month ago

Agent 47 Goes to Suburbia in Hitman 2 Mission Another Life

Agent 47 Goes to Suburbia in Hitman 2 Mission Another Life

Another week, another three ways to play. This time, Agent 47 must assassinate target Nolan Cassidy in the sleepy American suburb of Whittleton Creek, USA. See us whack the target with a booby trapped panic room, a humane exterminator's knockout gas and a nightmarish clown outfit in this Hitman 2 gameplay.

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A month ago

We Raid Umbrella Research Lab in Resident Evil 2, Find Plant Zombies

We Raid Umbrella Research Lab in Resident Evil 2, Find Plant Zombies

In Resident Evil 2, our brave boy Leon Kennedy ventures into the Umbrella Research Lab, a subterranean home to scientist zombies, ivy zombies, and it just wouldn't be a Mr X Monday without Mr X. Join us now for high-stakes weed whacking in the Umbrella greenhouse.

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2 months ago

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Stars in Show of the Week

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Stars in Show of the Week

Resident Dark Souls fan Mike applies his masochism to From Software's latest joint Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: a steely challenge set in a fantastical feudal Japan. Stick around for his verdict in Show of the Week.

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2 months ago

7 Ridiculously Expensive Games for When You Win the Lottery

7 Ridiculously Expensive Games for When You Win the Lottery

It's a weird time for videogames, with free-to-play games and microtransactions making it potentially both very cheap and infinitely expensive to get involved. But there are games out there so expensive they make even the priciest loot box look like a bargain. Here are seven ridiculously pricey videogames to bear in mind if and when you win the lottery.

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2 months ago

Agent 47 Goes on a Fish Rampage in Hitman 2

Agent 47 Goes on a Fish Rampage in Hitman 2

Something fishy is going on with Agent 47 in The Aelwin Augment Escalation mission. He's tasked not with killing a target, but simply with pacifying them by slapping them in the head with a fish. It turns out to be an effective non-lethal melee weapon as this Hitman 2 Escalation descends into a fish rampage.

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2 months ago

7 Bizarre FMV Games That Would Never Get Made Today

7 Bizarre FMV Games That Would Never Get Made Today

We've spoken before about the brief golden age of FMV, or Full Motion Video games, where you could film a bunch of theatre school dropouts in front of a blue screen, stick a sudoku puzzle in there every 20 minutes and call it a videogame. But it turns out we were only scratching the surface and that there are even murkier depths of weirdness lurking in the early nineties for us to explore. Here are seven of the most bizarre FMV games that would most definitely never get made today.

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2 months ago

Romance Blossoms in a Sewer, Somehow, in Resident Evil 2

Romance Blossoms in a Sewer, Somehow, in Resident Evil 2

Join us for more Resident Evil 2 gameplay in episode 7 of this Resident Evil 2 Let's Play, in which Leon and Ada traverse the stinky sewers underneath Raccoon City. Will we solve the chess puzzle? What's the correct way to use magnum ammo? And What's the difference between a cable car and a funicular railway? Watch and see!

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2 months ago

Show of the Week Hosts Hitman 2 Grudge Match

Show of the Week Hosts Hitman 2 Grudge Match

After Mike's controversial Hitman 2 Ghost Mode 'win', it's high time for a rematch in the Hitman 2 multiplayer mode. Andy's steely discipline and Mike's liquid chaos are tested once again in the curious crucible of Ghost Mode: a competitive Hitman mode in which two players eliminate targets in parallel, intersecting Hitman worlds.

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2 months ago

7 New Xbox Games to Get You Out of a Gaming Rut

7 New Xbox Games to Get You Out of a Gaming Rut

Big-budget mainstream games are a great way to shoot things in robot suits, but you can only do that for so long before you start to crave variety. That's where we come in, with some recommendations for smaller upcoming games that let you do things you can't do anywhere else, including challenging Satan to a drinking contest and beating up cakes.

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2 months ago

Resident Evil 2: It's Ada's Time to Shine in Inevitable Sewer Level

Resident Evil 2: It's Ada's Time to Shine in Inevitable Sewer Level

We take control of Ada Wong for the first time in episode six of Resident Evil 2 gameplay, in which Leon and Ada raid Kendo's Gun Shop then descend into the inevitable sewer level. What horrors await in Raccoon City's wastewater system? Besides the giant sewer gator? Watch and see.

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2 months ago

Show of the Week Confirms Andy Farrant Not in Mortal Kombat 11

Show of the Week Confirms Andy Farrant Not in Mortal Kombat 11

Andy nips to Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm in Chicago to put Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage through their paces and, Andy assures us, provide his likeness and moves for an original Andy Farrant-inspired Mortal Kombat 11 character.

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2 months ago

7 Tiny Details That Are Super Satisfying in Games

7 Tiny Details That Are Super Satisfying in Games

Working mirrors, realistic footprints and first-person legs: often it's a tiny detail in a game that gives our brains the most disproportionate buzz.

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2 months ago

Behold 11 Jerk Moves in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay

Behold 11 Jerk Moves in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay

Behold Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay with veteran kombatants Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage and Sonya Blade and discover the jerk moves you'll be trolling your enemies with come Mortal Kombat 11 release date 23 April 2019.

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2 months ago

Agent 47's Mumbai Murder Tour Continues with Painting, Shaving

Agent 47's Mumbai Murder Tour Continues with Painting, Shaving

Agent 47 is back for an Outside Xbox three ways to play in Hitman 2 Mumbai mission Chasing a Ghost. In this second part, Andy, Mike and I subject two targets to our distinctive Hitman styles: Bollywood producer Dawood Rangan and enigmatic crime bigwig The Maelstrom. Look out for opportunities Close Shave and Broad Strokes, plus appropriate macabre puns from quip-happy 47.

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2 months ago

Mr X is Everywhere in Resident Evil 2 Episode 5

Mr X is Everywhere in Resident Evil 2 Episode 5

Mr X is hot on the heels of our favourite cop newbie Leon Kennedy in a fifth of Resident Evil 2 gameplay. What does trenchcoated terror Mr X want? Why is he so mad? Is he because we shot his hat off? All your answers are within.

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2 months ago

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy in Show of the Week

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy in Show of the Week

The first three Phoenix Wright games are coming to Xbox One (and PS4, PC and Switch) in Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy. Andy presents his case for why he loves these games and is pumped for the trilogy re-release in Show of the Week.

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2 months ago

7 Cheats That Changed Our Lives Forever

7 Cheats That Changed Our Lives Forever

Whoever said cheaters never prosper clearly never played a game, because if you've got a powerful cheat code, cheating is as easy as pressing a few buttons then enjoying the illicit rewards. Speaking of which, here are the seven game-changing cheats that changed our lives forever.

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2 months ago

Hitman 2's Agent 47 Goes to Mumbai for Triple Contract

Hitman 2's Agent 47 Goes to Mumbai for Triple Contract

We return to Hitman 2, dispatching Agent 47 to Mumbai for story mission Chasing a Ghost. In it Andy, Mike and I eliminate three targets with our 'distinctive' Hitman 'styles'. First on the chopping block is would-be queen of Mumbai Vanya Shah.

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2 months ago

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