Russian publisher 1C recently announced plans to launch an attack on the West with a massive collection of new titles. Partnering with Atari, 1C hopes to serve the West's insatiable appetite for games with a wide selection of titles ranging from fresh first-person shooters to big rig truck simulators and medieval warfare titles. Read on for our impressions on their nine new titles and follow the links for new screens and trailers.
Cryostasis: This first-person shooter places you aboard an
Dont let that furry face fool you. Ratchets back pocket holds more hi-tech gadgets than James Bonds garden shed. Despite the puzzles, the platforms and the slick cutscenes, the Ratchet & Clank games have as much furious action as any PS2 shooter out there. With the series now inbound on PS3, its time to take a look back and reflect on why you should be excited about it. Resistance proved once more that Insomniac can craft imaginative weapons and realize them slickly. Now, with that PS3
In Resistance: Fall of Man, much like the Ratchet & Clank games, you can earn skill points by fulfilling various hidden gameplay objectives. The actual objectives are hidden throughout the game, and only reveal themselves once youve accidentally pulled one off.
By getting skill points, you can gradually unlock various extras:
10 SP: Concept Art Pack 1
20 SP: Concept Art Pack 2
40 SP: Resistance Behind the Scenes documentary
70 SP: Flip Levels
100 SP: Clank Backpacks
126 SP: Mechanic
Even though we've handed countless zombies their rotting asses, there's still something oh so special about getting to ditch all other worries and focus entirely on filling those mindless goons with hot lead. Combine this blissful sensation with new takes on Resident Evil's storied history and you've got a game that people were lining up to play at Capcom's press conference - we were first in that line, and now we're gonna tell you everything you want to know about the on-rails shooter The
Well here's a game that needs no introduction. After being nominated for every possible award ever (we think it might have even walked away with a Golden Globe or something), Resident Evil 4 is appearing on one final platform: the Wii. Yes, the system is backwards compatible with the GameCube, which does play a fantastic version of RE4, but for those who have yet to experience this magnificent piece of technology, now's the time. Hell, even if you have beaten the crap out this already, it's
Building on the bright and breezy world youve already seen in the trailer for Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, new screenshots have been released for their first foray onto the PS3, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
Equally stunning is the confirmation from developer Insomniac that the series will move away from Ratchets aggressive, combat orientated exploits in Up Your Arsenal and Gladiator to return to its platforming roots.
The intention, according to Insomniac president Ted
Resident Evil 4 was a game where you basically walked forwards the entire time, shooting everything you came across. And thats why it was so bloody brilliant. See, while the fundamentals of what made the early REs good were still present and correct, but in RE 4 Capcom cranked it up a notch.
While it was still primarily concerned with conserving ammo, Capcom realized that shooting is, and always will be, more fun than fleeing. Hence, another element of the series was tweaked until its nipples
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Nintendo | Nintendo | 2003
"A young boy clothed in green appeared as if from nowhere." While everyone expected an epic Link adventure on GameCube, many were surprised by this entry's bold departures from the past
What made it so great?
Anyone who complains that the Zelda games don't take enough chances must have missed this one. The Wind Waker risked everything by transforming everything - the series' familiar look, its beloved world, even its iconic
10. Resident Evil
Capcom | Capcom | 2002
Affectionately known as "REmake," this horror classic was the first game to show off what the Cube could really do, with visuals that literally made our jaws drop
What made it so great?
In a word: zombies. Big, beautiful zombies with hyper-detailed ribbons of flesh dangling off their leering, glassy-eyed faces as they lurch forward to clutch at your throat. In 2002, Resident Evil was the best-looking game to appear on any platform, ever, pumping out a
The Internet is a scary place. Yeah, we know that sounds a little weird coming from the online publication, but when you think about all the content that people like you are putting up; pictures of cats posed in a hilarious fashion, “jackass” videos where guys set their friends on fire and oh so much porn, it can be a little much at times. Oh, did we say scary? We meant really awesome. Where else would we see so much deprived video content for free? Basic cables got nothing compared