Of all the games that have passed through our hands here at GamesRadar, few have left us as conflicted as Jaws Unleashed. Released in 2006 to a near-unanimous chorus of jeers and boos, Jaws Unleashed was the first and so far only game to cast players as a giant shark who could freely wander around finding contrived reasons to chew on people.
Everyone expects certain movies to receive the video game treatment. It's pretty much law, for example, that all kid films and superhero flicks are converted for the purposes of gaming entertainment. But sometimes a movie tie-in that absolutely nobody was waiting for comes out of nowhere and surprises us all. They're the games based on the movies that really have no business ever being made into a game. Here are 10 such examples of misfiring
There’s one thing we’ve recently learned from watching Japanese horror films: little girls with wet hair scare the crap out of us. We first came across this truism while watching the Western remake of The Ring, and the lesson was further reinforced when we saw The Grudge.
For too long, political correctness has choked expression much like smoking might choke someone’s lungs. Back in the good old days, it was common for prominent pillars of society to be seen smoking: baseball players, gangsters, Popeye. Now it’s incredibly frowned upon, because “smoking may slowly kill you,” if you believe “proven medical facts.”
Avalanche Studio's Magnus Nedfors had a chat with our E3 team last week to discuss the new features, more detailed world, and insane stunts in Just Cause 2. Listen up below for the latest details on what could be one of 2010's biggest games.
E3 2009 was a monster. A huge, massive, face-eating beerdemon that erased the agonizing memory of 2008’s meager, emaciated E3 from our minds with a flood of great-looking games, earth-shattering announcements, and a few quizzical oddities we never want to speak of again. After this, we mean, because some things are so good, bad, or just bewildering that you just have to tell people about them.
We don’t make a big deal about it, but we here at GamesRadar actually live several months in the future. It’s pretty cool, although we should warn you that we still won’t have flying cars or laser cats come Christmas – shocker, we know. But we do have review scores for the games you’re most looking forward to playing.
Strange, unusual, and utterly bloody ridiculous.
Remember how great StarCraft: Ghost was going to be? Sorry, it’s dead. It’s not uncommon for games to be cancelled. It usually happens like this: A game is announced, we hear nothing about it for years, then buried somewhere in a press release about another game we find a note that mentions that it has been “indefinitely delayed,” which actually means “permanently delayed.” And that’s it, we never hear about it again.
It would be easy to dismiss Just Cause 2 as a “typical sandbox game, but on a tropical island,” but it would be overlooking a crucial difference: freedom. Now, that also sounds like a synonym for “sandbox” but most sandbox games revolve around a huge world that you can explore, and then do stuff when you get to places.