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
This being the first level and all, everything's pretty straightforward. Look out for Akrid-generating hives, glowing areas on larger bugs and T-ENG towers that can be shot open for extra energy. There's a Vital Suit right away here, hop in, move ahead and right after the two frozen cars you'll see two energy drums. Behind them is the game's first letter token. Shoot it, get past the hives and use the VS to topple the larger Akrid. Head inside the parking garage for the first data post, ammo up
Did you behave well enough last year for Santa to bring you some new games for Christmas? Stuck on them already? Well, don't worry, we've put together a little something for you to unwrap now - that's right, the best cheats, hints and easter eggs for the top-selling Christmas games. Just hit the tabs on the left for the games you want to know about.
Many of these cheats were sent in by our readers through CheatPlanet.com (thank you kindly) - so why not share your own best cheats and tricks
In the wrong hands, the richly-woven veins of lore and adventure that define J.R.R. Tolkien's books could've proved bridling, and possibly insulting - after all, it has in plenty of previous games based upon The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. But a few dozen hours in the closed beta of The Lord of the Rings Online gives the opposite impression: one of freedom and excitement in a familiar world that's nevertheless brimming with untapped potential, whether you enter it as Human, Elf, Dwarf or
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
With Gears of War ripping up the sales charts, it's hard to get excited about the Xbox 360's "next big thing." After our most recent multiplayer mash-up with Lost Planet, however, we're ready to declare it next in line for the coveted Xbox Live crown. We just spent several hours duking it out with 15 other players on all kinds of maps, and now we're loading up our frost-bitten experiences into a gargantuan mech-cannon and blasting it down your gullet.
Unlike Gears' chainsaw-in-your-mouth
By now, you've had over two weeks to sample the multiplayer action in next year's icy shooter Lost Planet. If not, what are you waiting for? The 16-player demo is available for free over Xbox Live right now and you certainly can't say we didn't tell you about it. Gorgeous snow-swept landscapes, fast and frenzied gunplay, grappling hook acrobatics, massive mech showdowns... which part of that didn't you understand?
If you have been playing, however, you're probably getting a little bored with
It may not be snowing yet where you live, but that doesn't mean you can't have a snowball fight. And if you prefer your whimsical winter wonderlands being pockmarked with blackened rocket blasts and colossal robot footprints, this is one fight you'll definitely want to join.
As we reported earlier, Capcom will give 360 gamers their first freezer burned taste of Lost Planet multiplayer action tomorrow, when they unleash a new playable demo over Xbox Live. If you have an account, the demo and
The playable demo begins with an epic pre-rendered battle scene, and then cuts to Lost Odyssey's charismatic hero, Kaim, before seamlessly transitioning to the real-time graphics. We honestly didn't see much of a step down in quality in going from one to the other, and as the battle continues all around you, even as you enter your first fight, there's a great sense of continuity.
Speaking of continuity, the battles continue the traditional turn-based system which the Final Fantasy games -
The creator of terrorist shooter Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Turtle Rock Studios, is working on a brand new multiplayer PC game called Left 4 Dead, due for release in summer 2007.
A Counter Strike-esque co-op shooter, Left 4 Dead pits you and three friends against an impressively inventive and relentless horde of mutated nasties, with up to four rival players also able to join the ranks of the zombie menace. The game will use Valve's Source engine, and you can expect Left 4 Dead's gruesome