Every time there's a new Nintendo system, there's the inevitable gush of also-ran Pokémon side products. While we wait for the next proper Pokémon game, we get things like Hey You, Pikachu! and Pokémon Dash to plug the gaps. But for every couple of dumbo-games that hit the cultural scrapheap, there's usually one decent Poké-puzzler that warrants serious attention. Pokémon Trozei is that game. It's a simple concept that plays like a sex-up between the pocket
Imagine if, after taking a nosedive into a mountain of coke and getting perforated with bullets, Tony Montana hadnt died at the end of Scarface. Hard to believe? Sure. Strips the film of its central message? Hell yes. But for better or worse, thats the premise of Scarface: The World is Yours.
As the game opens, players replay the final scene from the movie, with one important twist: after trading fire with assassins sent by rival drug lord Alejandro Sosa, Tony escapes his burning mansion.
As acclaimed as the Gran Turismo games have been over the years, something's been missing. The series has tried to cater to everyone from casual car enthusiasts to obsessive car modders, but motorcycle aficionados have been left out in the cold.
No longer. Due in April, Tourist Trophy: The Real Riding Simulator promises to finally bring GT's attention to detail and physics to the nuanced sport of high-speed motorbike racing. Instead of worrying about keeping all four wheels on the road,
New Final Fantasy, slightly new rules. Ever since the series redefined what role playing games could be with Final Fantasy VII for the original PlayStation, gamers have flocked to play each and every one. Somehow, though, developer Square Enix keeps us guessing. Final Fantasy VII and VIII mixed sci-fi with fantasy, Final Fantasy IX featured super-deformed ragamuffins instead of troubled teens, FFX added voice acting, FFX-2 marked the series' first direct sequel and the emergence of girl power
The Hitman series has always been about finding creative solutions to problems, specifically the "problems" its protagonist is hired to kill. As the bald assassin named 47, players have been able to run around with guns blazing, sneak through the shadows and garotte guards from behind or slip on a disguise to poison or smother their targets, all to more or less equal effect.
Due in May, Hitman: Blood Money ups the ante not only by giving players inventive ways to kill, but also by giving them
It's hard to believe it took until March of 2006 for Sega to strap Sonic's feet to a plank and point him downhill. Everyone from Final Fantasy VII's Cloud to Solid Snake have already geared up for some video grinding over the years. It's not exactly skateboarding or snowboarding, but Sonic Riders is close enough. You'll choose one of 16 characters and guide them down a mountain, through a steamy jungle or into a machinated wasteland while busting tricks and staying ahead of the pack. These
Even by Ubisoft's standards, it's a fast turnaround. Its Xbox reinterpretation of the PC shooter had barely been out three months when it announced that the next Far Cry Instincts was not only in the pipeline, but less than three months away, alongside a bumper-pack conversion of both games to Xbox 360, subtitled Predator.
Could the French giant, famous for its annual sequels, really be moving to a six-monthly strategy? No. This, argues producer Bertrand Helias, is a special case, and in any
At the end of last year we told you how Sam Fisher had agreed to undertake a dangerous undercover mission following the shocking death of his daughter to a drunken driver.
How he had to get himself arrested and thrown into a top security prison so that he could meet and gain the trust of terrorist Jamie Washington, then escape with him and gain access to his group.
This month, we got to play the PS2 version of the game. The game actually begins with Sam in Iceland, carrying out the sort of
Jennifer, unwilling heroine of Rule of Rose, has fallen in with the kind of crowd her mother warned her about: the kind that would lure her into the wilds of 1930s England, ritually humiliate her and bury her alive.
And that's all in Rose's opening half-hour - after which she regains consciousness in the groaning, creaking bowels of a Zeppelin, finding herself a galley slave of the Red Crayon Aristocrats' Club.
Spiteful and quite possibly murderous in the way only children can be, the
Doctor Breen told you not to do it, but you didn't listen. You had to trigger a cataclysm, had to take down the Citadel and the Combine.
You didn't think about the consequences - the world faded to grey, the G-Man left the stage, the credits rolled. The lights went up and you stared at the screen.
But Valve will keep working on Half-Life 2. In the next six months they're going to extend it and drive their technology to new heights. This fun will not be available in the shops. Instead, Valve