We don't yet have a firm US release date for this realistic war game, but we're hoping for one. Think of your shooter wishlist. The silly one, full of half-conceived ideas and impossible demands, such as ‘total realism, ‘completely non-linear, ‘entire campaign playable in co-op, ‘hundreds of players, and ‘country-sized free-roaming maps. Its the one that reads like a childs Christmas list: you want an elephant made of gold, and an aeroplane that can swim and
Think Aliens meets Starship Troopers, and youll have a good idea of the feeling Alien Shooter: Vengeance is going for. You know, the feeling of holding back relentless swarms of bug-like critters as your ammo dwindles.
The game puts you in the shoes of an elite mercenary, hired to put a lid on an army of aliens that have overrun an abandoned research facility. Mixing in some RPG elements with the alien blasting action, youll earn cash and experience points as you increase your kill count and
It doesn't matter whether or not you liked the Conan films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger or are familiar with Robert E. Howard's famous fantasy tales of the alpha-male Cimmerian. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures promises to provide a truly next-gen MMO experience with retina searing graphics and innovations in both gameplay and design that threaten to shake up many stale standards in the increasingly popular genre. Big talk, but after seeing a demo of the latest build of the game, we were
When you hear "PS2 RPG," the first two words that spring to mind are likely going to be "final" and "fantasy." But there is a world beyond those CG-rich epics, populated by crisp, hand-drawn artwork and 16-bit-style values that never seem to go out of style. Last year we saw Atelier Iris 2 deliver that kind of old-school adventure, and in 2007 fans can expect Ar tonelico to do the same.
We all know what to expect in the way of story (cheesy), music (catchy) and graphics (cutesy), so let's
Although it does things by the book for the most part, Ancient Wars: Sparta does manage to add a few twists to the rock steady real-time strategy genre. Set between 300 BC and 700 AD, Sparta promises to give you a lesson in history and ass kicking with the ability to control armies from the Roman, Persian, or Egyptian empires.
But dont expect any major differences between these three armies that would cater to different play styles. Whether youre skewering an enemy with a Roman Spartans long
There's only so much rusty machinery you can fit inside a hangar, as the saying goes (or maybe doesn't go. It's not actually our saying). But Armored Core 4 - actually the 13th or so entry in this long-running giant robot blowstuffupathon series manages to fit more than most. We took the PS3 version out of its hangar (although there's also an Xbox 360 model in the works) and onto some seriously bleak battlefields - then made them bleaker by exploding everything we could.
You'll never be in control of Alan Wake's beautiful, expansive world. You won't bestride its mountains with a rocket launcher, knowing you can blow away its bad guys. In fact, you won't be seeking confrontation at all because you're not even sure how your enemies can be killed...
Alan's a writer. His girlfriend disappeared, eerily reflecting the events of his bestseller. He develops insomnia. He goes to a private sleep clinic in remote Bright Falls, set in mountainous Washington State. Finding
If you're looking for an engrossing story with compelling characters, then put down your controllers and read a book. Assault Heroes jettisons this unnecessary baggage to make room for action, explosions, and swarms of enemies that will strike a chord with old school arcade rats.
The game plays like Smash TV on steroids. You'll control your jeep's movement with the left analog stick while directing your turret's fire with the right. The controls are quite responsive and we couldn't resist
Sophomore series ATV is tearing the track up a little this year by adding MX bikes, buggies and trucks to the vehicle mix. If that's not enough, you'll also get a fleshed-out event list, clever point-to-point races, and PSP-to-PS2 online connectivity.
The majority of our hands-on time with ATV Offroad Fury 4 was spent on the point-to-point tracks, Baja-style, sending all four vehicle types around wide open maps and hunting down secret routes. While not as big as, say, actual Baja, these routes
Alone in the Dark's Edward Carnby is in a sticky spot. He's several stories up, dangling precariously from a stone gargoyle on the exterior of a New York apartment block. The building is being rapidly consumed by a raging inferno and bone-crushing chunks of masonry are hurtling past him a little too close for comfort. Death seems as imminent as Carnby's next breath.
It's an intensely dramatic predicament and one that echoes what we've already seen of developer Eden Games' action-focused slice