Battlestations: Midway has been around for quite a while, starting life as a game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. But now it's hitting the big time on the PC.
Before you roll your eyes at the thought of another WWII game (the most played-out game setting on Earth, next to the mean gangsta-ridden streets of Big City, USA), know that Battlestations is a bit different. Rather than a simple first-person shooter or squad-based first-person shooter, Battlestations is a strategy/action
Since Bomberman's new, more realistic look on the Xbox 360 was unveiled recently, there's been a mild furor rippling through the internet. Some fans weren't happy about the new storyline, either, which recasts the chirpy little sapper as an imprisoned test subject who's stuffed into some huge-handed body armor and forced to fight his (or her) fellow inmates.
But after trying it ourselves, we can say that underneath that armored exoskeleton beats the heart of the same old Bomberman. It's true
If you think that a massively multiplayer online game needs to be backed by a giant software company to be successful, millions of Puzzle Pirates players would tell you differently (and likely precede it with "yar!"). Now, the decidedly not giant group of puppet masters behind that innovative and instantly fun game have concocted a new strategy MMO: Bang! Howdy - this time set in the Wild West. Like its predecessor, Bang! Howdy is a breeze to run on nearly any PC and is as addictive as any
While the Bomberman games have traditionally been cute, cheery exercises in blowing your friends to hell, the concept is actually pretty grim if you stop to think about it. A handful of combatants, armed only with time bombs, are dropped onto grids filled with destructible blocks and told to fight it out until only one is left alive. Perhaps that's what inspired the developers to take the series' tone in a radically new direction.
In Bomberman Act: Zero, you're an inmate in a futuristic prison
Friday 19 May 2006
Trapped deep beneath the ocean in Rapture, BioShock's wrecked subterranean city. Your primary concern is survival; your second is escape. These brand new screens showcase the game's crumbling, Art-Deco styling, and we've had our own guided tour of the action to see how it all comes together.
The demo we saw began in a wood-panelled corridor strewn with wreckage. The ocean is slowly starting to penetrate the underwater city's defences, and water streams from the ceiling,
Look sharp: a tasty platoon of brand new Battlefield 2142 screens has just dropped into view. The fanatically followed, team-based military shooter franchise is taking the fight into the next century, where an ice age throws the world into a massive conflict over the last habitable land in the banana belt.
Following the massive strategic upgrades that Battlefield 2's squad system introduced (where players benefited by sticking with their squad leader), BF2142 seems like a tactically-centric
Rapture, a fallen underwater utopia, is the fading remnant of civilization's peak. Created by Soviet Andrew Ryan in 1946, it was once the perfect playground for society's elite. Just how did the discovery of a new species of sea slug send it into chaos?
The creature was found to secrete a substance known by Rapture's residents as "Adam," possessing powerful healing abilities and physical and mental benefits. But it worked too well, and their society split into two factions in the struggle for
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Rapture, a fallen underwater utopia, is the fading remnant of civilisation's peak. Created by Soviet Andrew Ryan in 1946, it was once the perfect playground for society's elite. Just how did the discovery of a new species of sea slug send it into chaos?
The creature was found to secrete a substance known by Rapture's residents as 'Adam', possessing powerful healing abilities and physical and mental benefits. But it worked too well, and their society split into two
Right now, many of us at GamesRadar are testing our brains on a daily basis, thanks to Nintendo's Brain Age. Its mental tests keep your mind alert by forcing it to concentrate, read aloud and memorize different patterns. Thing is, that game's loosely based on real-world studies - Big Brain Academy takes the "make me smarter" idea and spins it for the kiddies.
Instead of 100 lightning-fast math problems, Academy focuses on goofier puzzles like matching the shapes of television sets and playing
Trouble in paradise takes on new meaning in the strategy god-game follow up Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods. You've conquered Eden, but the Aztecs (in this version of history, at least) have not taken their defeat lightly. They are building a better god (by sacrificing your followers, as it turns out), and there isn't enough room in Eden for the both of you.
If that sounds just like the core gameplay of the original Black & White 2 (and by the way, the original is required to play this