Let’s get this out of the way up-front: Band Hero essentially IS Guitar Hero 5, but for tweens. There are really no substantive changes made in terms of the core gameplay, features, and extras found between the two.
Is BandFuse: Rock Legends the best virtual guitar teacher out there? Find out in our review...
Bang! Howdy is a free online game about turn-based, cartoon cowboys, the second game from the developers who jollied up the concept of waterlogged thieves in Puzzle Pirates. Each level of Bang! Howdy starts with your little posse of units jogging onto the map, and your control over them is limited to telling them to move, or shoot or move then shoot when they get there.
The twist is that in addition to having different movement ranges, shooting ranges, health and so on, Bang! Howdy plays in
Think you’re good at games? You can measure how hardcore you are by spending a couple of hours with Bangai-O – if your eyes are bleeding, your nerves are frazzled and you’ve torn your hair out in scalpy clumps, this game has just exposed you as a casual. What are you going to do about it, chump?
Nuts & Bolts truly is the return of Rare. Enough with the papery menagerie, let’s get back to N64 basics: the wordplay, the self-deprecating humor (pops are taken at their own distastr-o-game Grabbed by the Ghoulies), the design philosophy that states ‘object + googly eyes = endearing thing’. And in a winter of bleak, dreary games, the lightness of touch is very, very welcome indeed.
There's a little pool hustler in everyone, and now you can take your game to the world via Xbox Live with Bankshot Billiards 2. Whether you're an 8-ball player or a trick-shot master, this little Live download lets you run the table for hours, days or weeks, depending on the depth of your Friends list and the severity of your own personal obsessive-compulsive
Here's a refreshing entry into the games-based-on-movies fad: instead of simulating a movie's plot, THQ's Barnyard offers up an open-ended Grand Theft Auto-style experience (minus the sex and violence, of course). In fact, Grand Theft Bovine would have been a fitting subtitle.
Upon first glance, the open-ended elements are simply a vehicle to take you from one minigame to the next with little to do in-between. But then something unexpected happens: the game slowly transforms into a fairly
If you’re hardcore enough to derive happiness instead of pain from the Roguelike convention of starting from scratch when you die, but not quite hardcore enough to have imported this dungeon crawler ten years ago for your Sega Saturn, we recommend this terrific remake of Baroque.
Baroque’s death mechanic dovetails neatly with the narrative - it’s by dying and revisiting that you start to piece together the intriguing
Some games feel just as good today as they did twenty years ago; others, not so much. Originally released in 1989, Baseball on the Game Boy was a refreshingly strong hardball experience that some of us, um, old enough to have it back then, loved. Featuring a couple of teams with unique player characteristics and the ability to strategically manage pitchers and hitters, at the time it was as good of a handheld baseball game as could be. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to Mario, Luigi, and friends...
Over 11 years, Baseball Mogul has evolved from daunting spreadsheet to a user-friendly General Manager sim. But in its effort to further improve, several important enhancements to the 2009 edition are tempered by obvious glitches under the hood.