Feeds

Ten... PC games you may have missed

Who needs consoles, eh?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion standalone expansion

RH Numbers

I love Sins of the Solar Empire, it’s a great multiplayer real-time strategy game even though some may say it’s starting to show its age. However, this feels more of a patch than a standalone expansion, with a disappointing lack of brand new content.

That said, the nips and tucks make this almost worth the extra money and will certainly keep me busy for the foreseeable future. There are updated tech trees, new races and victory conditions but (boo) still no campaign mode. This expansion has immense scope and updated graphics – all the better to see my Titian class Battleship hurtling through space.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion standalone expansion
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion standalone expansion
Reg Rating 80%
Price £25
More info Ironclad Games

Rayman Origins

RH Numbers
RH Recommended Medal

Fast-paced and action-packed with lots of entertaining and stimulating new puzzles, Rayman Origins is the future of side scrolling platform games. A great soundtrack complements the Pixar quality gameplay and design. Each level involves collecting Electoons and is helpfully split into short, sharp, checkpointed stages.

These facets all combine to create a wonderfully immersive experience. Explore creepy underwater caverns and Gourmand (omnomnom) Land in four-player local mode for some hilarious pandemonium. Retaining everything that made the title a classic Rayman Origins injects the fun back into gaming and is a proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Pixel perfect Rayman Origins is pure magic.

Rayman Origins
Rayman Origins
Reg Rating 90%
Price £14
More info Ubisoft

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?