Burnout Revenge could have been just the same on Microsoft's 'next-gen' 360 as it is on the Xbox and PS2. After all, a straightforward port with slightly shinier graphics would hardly stand out right now, as even the machine's cheerleaders would be forced to admit. And Revenge is hardly lacking excitement as it is.
Yet, despite a development push that won't exceed six months, Burnout Revenge 360 is looking shockingly more next-gen than many of the more established standard-bearers.
Few movie-to-game adaptations have garnered as much attention and speculation as EA's take on The Godfather, which finally hits stores later this month. Casting players as a random wiseguy in the Corleone crime family, it combines free-form, Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay with a plot that follows the epic Mafia film from behind the scenes.
We've spent some hard time with this gangland simulation, and we can say that the driving feels great, the violence is intense, the story is riveting and
Is there any game publisher out there who "gets it" quite as truly as Rockstar? Not only does the company constantly create stylish, genre-busting games like Grand Theft Auto III, The Warriors, and Manhunt, but then it takes care of its fans like nobody else. Case in point: this tricked-out, value-priced, hot rod of Midnight Club III: DUB Edition. It's a game which, to the enlightened, is also known as the best sub-thumping, ride-pimping, street cred-earning nighttime racer known to man.
Other than a roster of all new, alien bounty hunters and an emphasis on touch screen, multiplayer deathmatching, all we could say about Metroid Prime Hunters before today was that we'd jump into the shadiest fight club around to get our hands on it. Now, after spending some quality time torching, bombing and bashing three other players in Wi-Fi match ups, we can safely say the wait will be worth it.
The first aspect to zero in on is how non-traditional the fragging is. The six hunters and
The Nintendo DS is one of the most honored and successful pieces of hardware out there. The touch-screened handheld has sold over 13 million units worldwide and has been completely out of stock in Japan for months. So why are we about to tell you to ignore it and look forward to the next big thing? Because the trim and slim Nintendo DS Lite wouldn't be caught dead hanging out with its overweight, yesterday's-news big brother.
No one was really complaining about the regular DS' size, but one
Ever since Nightcrawler teleported his way through the White House, drop-kicking and hip-tossing countless armed guards along the way in X2, he's been the one X-Man everyone's wanted to control. And while the past X-Men movie games have been a bland sort, Nightcrawler's inclusion may make the third film's tie-in action game a must-play.
For those not in the comic book loop, Nightcrawler's a blue-furred, teleporting, acrobatic mutant who can literally be in two places at once. Guiding him
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War is a "historical" strategy game that takes more creative license with history than the time you brought your parent's car home with an empty tank and a sticky back seat. But like historical movies, breathing new life into legendary icons is where the fun is, and liberties can be taken.
Thanks in part to the Total War series, the cinematic scope of epic battles in strategy games has grown bigger than ever. Rise and Fall looks like it will set that bar even
“I've been trying to develop a sequel to Hard Boiled, but didn't know how,” said action movie helmer John Woo in a video interview shown at Midway's Pulse media event in late February. Looks like he found one: John Woo Presents Stranglehold, is an upcoming action/adventure game that reunites Woo with his frequent star Chow Yun-Fat in a return to the world of Inspector Tequila.
Better to call it a “spiritual sequel,” though; the game won't pick up where the film left
It's kind of hard to identify with the cold steel of jet fighters. Even with human pilots, the machines always take center stage in dogfighting games as they streak through the sky, filling the azure air with white-hot lead and missiles across an otherwise peaceful landscape. So it's up to the intense, toe-curling action to keep you interested, and that's something the Ace Combat series has always kept onboard.
Whether it's escorting a convoy of allies through enemy terrain or obliterating a
Hard as it is to believe now, Metroid's switch from side-scrolling corridor sprint to first person adventure freaked everyone out. Running and gunning, after all, was never the core of heroine Samus' purview. Today, though, the series is one of Nintendo's most successful, and the bounty hunter couldn't be in a better position to try new things. Case in point: Metroid Prime Hunters is a fast action shooter that plays down the series' deliberately paced gameplay. Forget searching for clues;