Okay, so you're still saving your pennies in the hope that someday you'll be able to get a shiny, new PlayStation 3. Don't feel like there's nothing at all to play on your PS2. It may not be the new hotness, but it's got plenty to keep you from going into the irradiated wasteland some call "outside".
Tomb Raider Anniversary - Crystal Dynamics - PS2 - ETA: June 2007
Why is a remake of a ten-year-old game so important? Because Laras original adventure is one of PlayStations all-time greats, and
Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms games haven't changed greatly over the years. The series has excelled at offering deep and addictive turn-based strategy with high replay value. The series has also pretty much sucked at offering anything resembling modern production values. While the latest game in the series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, purports to offer improved graphics and a unique real-time action mode, it's really more of the same. If you're a fan of the plodding gameplay this
As much as we love the survival horror genre, it can grow out of proportion at times. We get chills with every new Silent Hill or Resident Evil, but escaping is always simple: stop playing and get back into reality. Reality, however, can be just as frightening, as the upcoming disaster-themed action adventure Raw Danger proves.
Think about it - a day that's so bad, it's got to be a nightmare. If you remember the movie The Day After Tomorrow, then you already have an idea of what sort of terror
You might have thought Final Fantasy XII was the last hurrah for PS2 role-playing games, but if the upcoming Rogue Galaxy is any indication, the aging black box still has plenty of fight left in it. The space-pirate saga hits the console at the end of January, and if FFXII's hands-off combat left you cold, then Rogue Galaxy might be more your speed.
Created by the minds behind Dragon Quest VIII, Rogue Galaxy is the story of Jaster Rogue, a young orphan trapped in an oppressively dull existence
The Silent Hill series
It's a safe bet that we all play games the same way: lights on, volume at a reasonable level, perhaps other stuff going on in the background as well. For most games, that's totally cool. But there are some that you have not even begun to experience. Yes, some games demand that you completely alter your surroundings and let the mood seep through your skull, soaking every cell in your body with excessive atmosphere.
So, we mined our collective memories and came up with
Brian and Gina's romantic island getaway comes crashing down when their pilot suffers a mysterious seizure. Chivalrous till the end, Brian does the right thing and pushes his screaming lover out of the plummeting plane with the only working parachute. You'll have to travel the world from Hawaii to Alaska to reunite these two lovers in Runaway: Dream of the Turtle - Pendulo Studio's follow up to the romantic comedy point-and-click adventure, Runaway: A Road Adventure.
Even though the original
"If it's broke, you broke it, asshole!" barked Navy SEAL turned author Richard Marcinko at Rogue Warrior's recent unveiling in Las Vegas. He was alluding not to the game's producer, but to his own personal method for disciplining troops in combat. If its publisher's rhetoric is to be believed, Rogue Warrior (based on Marcinko's bestselling series of memoirs and novels) is an attempt to bring a new level of precision and authenticity to the tactical FPS.
Yet if the game is symbolic of anything,
Life as a technician aboard a Space Cannon satellite sounds more exciting than it really is. Our hero, Blitz, isn't much more than a glorified janitor, who happens to keeps the wheels greased on a massive, orbital gun platform. Of course, the job does have its perks - he gets to play around with some of the cool weapons and tools found within the
About a month ago we walked you through five of Rayman Raving Rabbids' whacked-out minigames. Now, just days before the game's release, we've prepared a final, quick look at three other games that'll make you wonder what the developers were smoking when they thought up this maniacal scenario.
In case you've missed the basic setup, the limbless hero Rayman has been captured by insane rabbids. They're either too scared or too stupid to do a lot of things on their own, so they put Rayman through
Ah, bosses! How we love their layered life bars, cheap super-attacks and exposed weak points. It's the rules that games have to have them, so in this roll-call we look at seven titans that really threw their weight around.
These are some of the biggest of the big, deserving of their boss status by barely fitting on the screen, let alone playing unfair.
7. The Hydra, God of War, (PS2, 2005)
In a game that does everything big, you expect some mighty bosses, but what you don't expect is one