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The GAMER The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time; GAME OF THE WEEK.

Platform: Nintendo 3DS Genre: Action/Adventure Price: pounds 39.99 ASIN: B004JHY3Z8 The Nintendo 64 version of Ocarina Of Time, released way back in 1998, is widely considered to be one of the finest video games ever to grace living room TVs. So what tricks could be up Nintendo's sleeve when reviving this Zelda for the handheld 3D treatment? Well, the graphical re-mastering is phenomenal in 3D, and the reworked control system is perfectly played out on the handheld system. There are even two all-new challenges from the original, exclusive to the 3DS - Master Quest and Boss Challenge - which will provide a unique experience even to those who already conquered the land of Hyrule with Link more than a decade ago. New life has been breathed into this timeless classic, and no one should miss out on it second time around.

Rating: 93% Pudding Panic Platform: iPhone Genre: Action Price: pounds 0.59 ASIN: N/A What better combination for a game - ghost trains and jelly. Yes, you'd have thought that this pairing was more likely to appear on a plate at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant than your iPhone.

But once pudding enters train and hits the tracks, you'll find yourself transfixed with a hilarious action puzzle game, that charges you with navigating the wobbly stuff from start to finish on each level. Track junctions can be changed to alter your direction, while creepy weapons will spook out the witches, jack-in-the-boxes and other obstacles on your course. The 3D graphics work fantastically well, and with more than 50 levels to test your nerve against, this is one fun-fair ride you'll be queuing up to go on again and again.

Rating: 86% GAMES CHART All formats, full price 1. Duke Nukem Forever 2. L.A. Noire 3. Zumba Fitness 4. Infamous 2 5. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean 6. Dirt 3 7. Brink 8. Red Faction: Armageddon 9. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 10. Portal 2 Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (c) ELSPA (UK) Ltd F.3.A.R Platform: PS3 Genre: Shooter Price: pounds 4.9 ASIN: B003X0BC8I There have been very few games that will literally make you jump out of your seat when playing them, or think twice about putting the disc into your PS3 on a dark lonely night in the living room. F.3.A.R. continues that F.E.A.R. brand legacy, unleashing a paranormal horror first person shooter that delivers another incredible dose of frenetic combat. The third game definitely evolves the experience, introducing Divergent Co-operative play for two players and deep, social gameplay that gives players distinctly different abilities that affect their own play as well as the experience of gamers they are playing with... or against. Whether playing as Point Man, a genetically enhanced soldier with superhuman reflexes and the ability to manipulate time, or the undead spirit of his brother Paxton Fettel, a paranormal entity who possesses incredible psychic powers, thrills and spills galore are guaranteed. Rating: 89% Dungeon Siege III Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: Action/RPG Price: pounds 49.9 ASIN: B004M8RYQO When an action RPG manages to seamlessly blend fast-paced gameplay with the kind of deep, robust RPG system that will satisfy more tactical gamers, there are few better gaming experiences to be had on a console. Dungeon Siege III does just that, whether you're exploring the world of Ehb by yourself, on the couch with friends or online in a fully multiplayer experience. A new strain of evil has returned to Ehb and, as one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, it's up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, your travels through this incredibly vivid and detailed game environment offers every kind of heroic challenge, ghastly villain and magical twist you could possibly want from a fantasy adventure of this kind. It's an action RPG with attitude.

Rating: 87% Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: Action Price: pounds 49.99 ASIN: B004T8O6FY The recent revival of Transformers games and movies has done little to shake the entertainment world, whether it be on the big or small screen. Despite some seriously impressive special effects and the palpable nostalgia you feel when you hear Optimus Prime's gravelly voice, console and cinema iterations of the cartoon classic have always fallen a little short. Dark Of The Moon continues to provide glimpses of how much fun an action game featuring these legendary characters could be, as the Autobots hunt for the malicious Megatron, but production values lack a little polish. It's no surprise to hear that on a movie tie-in title, and unfortunately that release schedule has hindered the development of this as a standalone 360 game that could have been so much better. May be next time, eh? Rating: 74%
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 17, 2011
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