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Computer & video games compared:

Games

What was tested? Three games were individually reviewed and rated. Final verdicts of 2 x "excellent" and 1 x "average" were awarded. Order back issues , Go to magazine

Results of this test:

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Codemasters Colin McRae: DIRT 2

"excellent" (5 out of 5 stars)

For those who enjoy extreme-sports, the new offering from the Colin McRae series, Dirt 2, will impress with awesome physics in off-road head-to-head racing. Sound and graphics are very impressive and cockpit mode creates a realism to thrill you and challenge your wits.

   
Ashes Cricket 09

Codemasters The Ashes 2009

"average" (3 out of 5 stars)

Ashes Cricket 2009 for PS3/Xbox offers no atmosphere, with poor graphics, bad animation and run-of-the-mill sound. The game is difficult and slow-moving and is not suited to anyone who is only vaguely interested in cricket. Perhaps big cricket fans could find enjoyment in it.

   
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Electronic Arts Batman: Arkham Asylum

"excellent" (5 out of 5 stars)

So good it compensates for the lack of a Batman film in 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum for PS3/Xbox sees the caped crusader in superbly rendered graphical format, with excellent sound and an engrossing Hollywood style storyline in which Batman searches for the Joker in a lunatic asylum. more ... (1 review & 153 opinions)