Tony Soprano and "family" have way too much fun on HBO's hit series, The Sopranos. It's about time they let us get a piece of the action. THQ and 7 Studios are bringing us just that, and the Sopranos game may be one of the most accurate licensed titles to date.
Road to Respect takes place between seasons five and six of the series. Gamers play as Joey LaRocca, the son of Big Pussy; he's an ambitious kid looking to work his way up the ladder of success. That ladder is obviously littered with
Are you sick and tired of Grand Theft Auto-derivative games? Wait, let's rephrase that: Are you sick of reading about GTA-derivative games? If so, we're wasting each other's time here. But you're urged to keep your mind open, because Saint's Row might just change your mind about the free-roaming drive-and-gun genre.
The most striking aspect of the game, of course, is the graphics. Saint's Row wasn't just put on Xbox 360 so that its publisher, THQ, could charge an extra $10 at retail. While the
Ever wanted to bust out your "big dog" (one wood driver) at the local mini-golf joint and cream that stupid laughing clown with a crushing drive to the head? Yeah, us too. That's why we were thrilled to see we could actually blast some long balls without getting arrested in the upcoming mini-golf-on-steroids Shot-Online. You'll bounce tee shots off of the Great Pyramids of Giza, make the fairway through Mayan Temples and thread putts between teepees and totem poles.
There's some serious golf
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Being able to zoom out really, really far is the most important thing to happen to strategy games since they decided to go real-time. It's the biggest reason why Supreme Commander is a monstrously important game.
It may also be why it can look a little bit rubbish in screenshots, and why you may not be that excited yet. You really need to see it in action, and we can help you with that over here.
So what is Supreme Commander? At the most basic level, it's a strategy game
Saturday 13 May 2006
When we heard about Super Monkey Ball Adventure, the spin-off action game for everyone's favourite sphere-encased simians, our first question was: How will that work, then? Well, we've been hands on with the game, and the answer is: Really rather well.
In SMB Adventure you must roam the lands of monkey-dom, from your starting point on Jungle Island through Moonhaven, Zootopia, Monkeytropolis and Kongri-la. Each location has its own visual flavour, for instance Moonhaven is
Saturday 13 May 2006
Sega Rally's arcade dirt-racing action has always been one of Sega's strongest franchises, and now it's heading to the land of next-gen technology. We caught up with Sega for a backstage showcase of the game's incredible track-deforming features.
There's no next-gen horsepower spared here. We saw how the tyres on your car are modelled right down to the grooves in the rubber, which, depending on the type of tyre you're using, will cut into the track in a different way. And
Friday 12 May 2006
Following our earlier hands-on report with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz's fantastic minigames, this time we went back to take on the main ball-rolling game to see how the Wii remote coped with it.
As you may recall in Super Monkey Ball you don't actually control the balled monkeys. Instead you get to tilt the ground beneath them in order to get them to roll through the level. It is this ground titling control that has been mapped on to Wii's motion sensitive
Thursday 11 May 2006
EA's heroic action game, Superman Returns, is ready to launch on 26 June for PS2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PSP and DS. So like some magical Kryptonite-wrought typewriter, we got personal with the game to drain the Man of Steel's essence and put it into words.
Clark Kent's home, Metropolis, is faithfully reproduced - and ready to be bombed, broken, burnt and torn to pieces if you fail in your super-saving duties. The whole city is there to stretch your muscle in, but thanks to
Thursday 11 May 2006
The last few Sonic games have veered completely off course - they pack in too many characters to play, none of which are a great deal of fun. This new title trims back the exploration and large cast for a simple, fast-paced race through intricately detailed environments.
Well, unless you're playing as Silver the Hedgehog. The E3 demo offered a burning-city level showcasing this new, telekinetic powerhouse. Silver lacks Sonic's super speed, but by pressing R1, he emits a
Wednesday 10 May 2006
One of the Wii games that's been attracting a lot of attention from the E3 attendees is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, but not for the main platform-tilting puzzle game. Instead it's the superb minigames that people have been trying to get their hands on.
We managed to do just that and discovered several ways in which the Wii-mote can be used:
Keep the beat by using the nunchaku and remote as virtual drumsticks to drum out a rhythm.
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