Individually, the X-Men might not be able to hold a game on their own. Hell, even X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse has a few glaring problems, but when it comes to working as a team, this game's got it where it counts.
From the massive roster of both heroic and villainous mutants, you can have up to four running through the overhead levels at once. The gameplay's basic stuff - follow maps to mission goals, then blow up or beat up whatever's in your way. You'll gain experience points,
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 general, we think you've got pretty good taste in games. You've made massive successes of stellar franchises like Ratchet & Clank, The Elder Scrolls and Katamari Damacy. You tend to like the things we like, and that's part of why we enjoy writing for you and telling you about all the cool games we think you'll get excited about playing.
Sometimes, though, you ignore our advice, which breaks our hearts a little. It's bad enough when you do it by passing up kickass experiences like Okami or
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
Gears of War got us thinking: Massive explosions. Guts strewn everywhere. People running in terror. Few things ignite the minds of gamers like a good alien invasion. It may be bizarre or terrifying (and in the case of Gears of War, it may come from underground instead of outer space) but in video games, aliens always bring massive destruction in their wake. This week, we take a look back at the seven games with the most memorable, exciting or disturbing alien invasions... ever.
7. Halo 2
This may be the first time that an epic RPG series has been intentionally ended with a "yeah, this is the climax - hope you enjoy it!" Sure, series have died in their prime, or gradually ground to a halt; brilliant games have come on strong but never gotten the sequel they've deserved. But Xenosaga's different - as it always has been. The series that gunned hard for Final Fantasy's crown, with graphics, story, characters and music that arguably bested it, is currently... on its way out.
Forget Final Fantasy. Kingdom Hearts? Don't make us laugh. The plot of the Xenosaga series packs in more characters and bizarre menaces per minute than the rest of the PS2's RPGs combined. Don't believe us? We've cooked up a little guide to the plot elements you need to know to wrap your head around the mysteries of Xenosaga
The Xenosaga series, like any great story-driven role player, is filled with many different characters. Each has his or her own secrets, and his or her own path through the world. Each has a different look, a different tone of voice, a different way of thinking or fighting.
Xenosaga doesn't limit things to a single world - it's a galaxy filled with alien menaces and shadowy organizations that manipulate the lives of people for their own ends. This cast of memorable characters must fight
In preparation for our first preview of Xenosaga Episode III, we were given only a glimpse of the game. By comparison, this time the doors were flung wide open on the mysteries - mysteries that begin to mark this as a sequel worth playing. With more insight into the battles, the story and the nitty-gritty of the character-building gameplay... we're getting cautiously excited for how this three-game monster of a trilogy will come crashing to an
Xenosaga has bewildered us with its intricate stores as much as it has wowed us with its gorgeous graphics and intriguing gameplay. Now, the series is getting its final episode. The drama is amped up, and the gameplay is streamlined. What we're wondering now is: can the series rebound from an awkward second installment and find the greatness the original promised? There's no more room for mistakes.
Fortunately, signs are looking good that this adventure is worthy of the name. The story has