There's a lot to worry about with Commandos Strike Force. You could worry about the basic idea for a start, which in the words of developer Pyro's CEO, Ignacio Perez, combines "the tactical approach of the previous Commandos games with the intense action of an FPS."
The whole point of the series was its lack of intensity - just slow-burning, top-down puzzles in a WWII setting. You could question the stripping down of the characters you switch between; of the original six, only three remain:
There is nothing we like more than being consumed by a role-playing game ... or a first person shooter ... or the flames of Hell. Give us one game that does all three, and we surrender.
Melding the genres of RPG and FPS, Hellgate places you into a nightmarish future in which the flame-scarred surface of Earth has been overrun by demons. You play one of the last human survivors, the Templar. And guess whose job it is to venture from the safety of the underground sanctuary to see how many demons
Sony is resurrecting a fondly remembered (if not exactly well-remembered) game from the early days of the PlayStation, and rumor has it that it'll show up as a PS3 launch title. Warhawk, developed by Twisted Metal creators Incognito, is an airborne shooter that has players flying a retro-futuristic hoverjet through detailed environments packed with moving objects. The original was amazing for its time, and the remake looks poised to repeat that success.
Judging from (what looked like) gameplay
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen' to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get slugged. EA has a reputation for delivering the experience of professional sports in a way that goes beyond the rules of the game, and Fight Night Round 3 hungers
Ever since it literally kick-started the 3D fighting genre 12 years ago, Virtua Fighter has had a dedicated following among hardcore fighter fans. Now those fans have a reason to salivate, because Virtua Fighter 5 is nearing completion and will most likely head to the PS3 and/or Xbox 360 after it pounds through
The checkered history of Los Angeles suggests that on occasion it can help, ahem … redefine the concept of the human love/hate relationship. Even so, the city's seen nothing like this. In the third-person action game Bad Day L.A. you'll face missions involving plane crashes, zombie hordes, meteor showers, riots, a tsunami, an earthquake, and more. Crips vs. Bloods this is not.
At the center is misanthrope and reluctant hero Anthony Williams. He's a former Hollywood agent so disenchanted
Good things come to those who wait, and by now, anyone who knows Metal Gear Solid should know that if you hold off on buying the latest title in the stealth-action franchise, a better version comes out a year or so later. It happened with Metal Gear Solid: Integral (in Japan, at least), again with Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and now it's happening with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.
Unlike the last couple of retreads, however, Subsistence actually has something more than a few goofy extras
Capcom once swore up and down that the Onimusha series would end with the third installment, but that didn't stop it from blatantly setting up a sequel at the end of Onimusha 3. And sure enough, it's not even two years later and we're only weeks away from the release of Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams. In a sense, though, Onimusha as we knew it has ended. None of the old characters are coming back for the sequel (at least not in playable form), and the old "samurai Resident Evil" approach has finally
Pop quiz: What's something that's always been missing from the Xbox lineup? Answer: An original (or at the very least a first-run) chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series. Sure, original Xbox owners got the Double Pack, San Andreas, and some slightly upgraded graphics. But in the end, you couldn't help but feel you were getting sloppy (though prettier) seconds from Sony's bully down the street. And while some of those me-too 'open-world,' gangsta clones may have been reasonable, most of them
Admit it; you've always wanted to change something in Star Wars. And now you can - sort of. You can't make baby Anakin tolerable or force Leia to wear that metal bikini all the time, but now you can change who ultimately hoists the victory flag in the Galactic Revolution. Which is kind of big. Star Wars: Empire at War gives you a dream shot at building the Empire in your own image, or joining the Rebellion to kick the Death Star where it hurts once and for all.
Empire at War is a real-time