Comic books are one of the hottest licenses out there right now. All you have to do is slap Spider-Man on a bag of socks and boom! It's out the door. The same goes with games based on comics - no matter their quality, they tend to sell like crazy. With so many lackluster heroes running around, it's hard to pinpoint which games are worth playing and which need to hang up the spandex. Well, that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best, most authentic comic book games of all time.
In 1983 you, like us, would have played a Commodore 64. It was also the year you could have picked up a copy of 2000AD in the UK, to read it for Skizz written by a young Alan Moore. Twenty-five years later, the worlds of comics and games have definitively separated in terms of experience - so why do we see so many of our favorite comic creator names appearing in the credits of certain games? Rebellion bought 2000AD and Judge Dredd Magazine, Top Cow is half-owned by Eidos and Rockstars marketers
The Iron Man movie may still be under wraps, but at last week's E3 show Sega was pimping out an early look at the game of the movie, which includes big names like Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Whether any of these famous faces will take time out to speak into a microphone for the game remains to be announced but Sega's developer team has had access to most, if not all, assets from the film.
Behind closed doors we saw an early level in progress that took place in a
That whole “good versus evil” battle youre used to waging is so overdone. Infernal, a soon-to-be-released shooter from Eidos, is set to turn your gaming morality on its ear. No less than Satan himself commands you, a fallen angel, to eliminate Heavens soldiers in their quest to save the world from your boss. Sounds different? Just be sure not to mention the plot to your local clergy, lest your eternal soul be excommunicated once and for
Its reassuring to see that the DS juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing down. There are constantly enough crazy games being made that demonstrate its mass appeal. Wed only be happier if there were more Wii games being produced. But dont let the fact that most of the games previewed here are imports stop you from getting excited. Remember, imported DS games can play on your American DS. You just need to get over your crushing xenophobia. Feast your eyes on the cornucopia of love
20. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Silicon Knights | Konami | 2004
A slick remake of the revolutionary spy drama that's still considered by many to be the best entry in the Metal Gear saga
What made it so great?
Take the single greatest game of the PSone generation, inject a fresh graphical update and all the cool new gameplay features from its PS2 sequel, and you've got an instant classic. Developed by Canadian developer Silicon Knights and filled with new cutscenes by Japanese film
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The Shadow of Aten
From: Silicon Garaje Arts
Who did: It's their first game
And live in: Madrid, Spain
The subtitle The Egyptian Chronicles Of Allan Scott should you leave you in no doubt as to what this adventure title is all about. Yep, easy parallels can be drawn with Indiana Jones and Lara Croft games, and in fact Shadow's plot reads like that of The Last Crusade, give or take a year and a few different ancient artifacts.
Euphoria. Make a mental note, because youre going to be hearing a lot more of that word over the coming months. One, because for anyone even remotely interested in the worlds greatest adventurer (sorry, Lara), the sight of Dr. Jones on next-gen should be enough to induce - as the dictionary says - “a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation.” And two, because its the name of LucasArts self-created development tool, the beating heart at the center of the most realistic, most
In his latest adventure, Inuyasha: Secrets of the Divine Jewel, the title character and his massive sword team up with a new protagonist, a high school girl. Sound familiar? If not, you don't know much about Inuyasha, my friend. He's a half-demon dog-child (peep the ears) that follows around a schoolgirl named Kagome who freed him from imprisonment and has a knack for getting into trouble. He yells her name a lot and they travel around with/get into fights with all sorts of wacky,
We had mixed feelings about third-person actioner Infernal' s somewhat derivative plot in our last preview. You'll be taking control of Ryan Lennox - a former intelligence agent of God's army who has switched sides to do the devil's dirty work - as heaven and hell clash for world domination. But after getting in some play time with the latest preview build of Infernal, we have to admit that in terms of graphics, this game looks