Theres something troubling about superhero teams. To us, the term superhero denotes an extraordinary lone wolf with enough dazzling abilities to banish evil alone, so surely the fact that he needs three buddies to thwart neer-do-wells suggests there are underwhelming powers in the mix. While it takes only one Spider-Man to bring down Green Goblin, it takes four, er, Fantastic Fours to bring down Dr. Doom, meaning they are each, in effect, one-quarter of the hero Spider-Man is. That, or Green
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
If you were stranded on a desert island what would you take? A complete collection of GM, obviously, a wave-powered generator to run your PC, and Buffy Summers - just so you had someone to play Counterstrike against. But the hero of Far Cry, Jack Carver, didn't choose any of these things - he brought 12 types of weapon, five vehicles and about 300 heavily armed mercenaries to his tropical paradise. Oddball.ISLE BE BACK
But Far Cry is more than just a Judith Chalmers-free holiday simulator -
Forget tropical jungles. That’s old news. The Serengeti is the newest playground in gaming. Just look at Resident Evil 5, or Halo 3. The continent is a gaming paradise, mixing wide-open savannas with dense jungles, which is exactly why Far Cry 2 has ditched the island. It’s a fresh location for a new beginning. Name aside, Far Cry 2 has nothing to do with the original. Carver’s long gone, and he’s taken the tridents
Halo in paradise. Plus raw, primeval super-powers. That's how Far Cry won our hard hearts first time out on Xbox. And as a super-slick shooter with sweet vehicles and some of the best jungle we've ever laid eyeballs on too. And jungle looks set to remain the heart of this sequel - but this time around troubled hero Jack Carver looks to be heading for a
The original Far Cry was hugely successful for two huge reasons - presentation and freedom. When the shooter first released on PC in 2004, the lush and unrestricted jungle setting was a revelation. Gamers accustomed to dark hallways and crate-filled rooms suddenly found themselves standing in bright sunlight, surrounded by swaying trees, sparkling water and open expanses of mostly nonlinear terrain.
No doubt one of the most highly anticipated shooters of 2008, Far Cry 2 has something to prove if it wants to shake the inevitable comparison to its step-cousin-once-removed, Crysis.
Far Cry 3 is one of the true surprises of E3 2011, not just because we weren't counting on it amidst Ubisoft's already-strong show lineup, but more notably because of how frankly amazing the game looks at this stage. The lush jungle setting seen in the hands-off demo pulverized our eyes with incredible...
From getting molested by a tattooed tribeswoman to
killing a Komodo dragon, our latest trip to Far Cry III's crazy town leaves our
trigger fingers calloused, our senses stung, and our minds wondering if we
should be on anti-psychotic meds...
Seriously, the fact that we have Far Cry 3 footage should be enough to get you to watch it. But the promise of a bear? What are you waiting for?! Feast your eyes...