It sounds cliché, but the Dragon Quest, however, is actually big in Japan. So big, in fact, that its sales eclipse even those of Square Enix's mighty Final Fantasy series, buoyed by mobs of rabid fans who made Dragon Quest VII the best-selling PlayStation game of all time. So far, in the US, things haven't been quite so rosy. If Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King doesn't break that slump, nothing will. In a series first, it manages to combine genuinely awesome graphics with
Imagine if you'd made one of the best videogames ever. It'd be pretty cool, huh? Now imagine trying to make it even better. Nope, it wouldn't be easy, and we're sure it wasn't for creative legend Hideo Kojima. But that's exactly what he and his crack team of game-design masters have accomplished with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. It's like an extra-extra-special-edition director's cut of the original stealth action masterpiece.
Disc one of the set, Subsistence, is the previously existing
What if somebody said they'd sell you a brand-new Ferrari at the price of a used Hyundai? Well, you'd probably think there was something pretty shady going on, but in the case of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, that's essentially what you're getting. A top-notch arcade-style racing game for the cost of an also-ran.
More than just a budget-priced, Greatest Hits release of the enormously entertaining Rockstar racer, Remix introduces more music, 20+ new cars - including exotics such as the
Kickass boss battles in dreary locales ... limitless customization buffeted by a sugary-sweet storyline. Being conflicted is no way to go through life, but it aptly describes the feeling that the latest Gundam entry, MS Saga: A New Dawn, cultivates in the player. Underneath the cover of an uncomfortably kiddie-oriented story lies a challenging and deep experience. Each enjoyable component is offset by an uninspired counterpoint, though, and the final result is something stuck square in the
The first few minutes of Tamagotchi Connection are some of the cutest you'll ever find in gaming. You're greeted by adorable, bloblike creatures that are living in squalor, and now want to be your friend for life.
It's just you and your little tamagotchi buddy, opening a business on the corner, cleaning teeth, making brooches, cleaning laundry with the stylus ... all minigames that simulate work we should hate, but will spend countless hours playing. Then, after you've scrubbed your 100th
Quick - name a game with an elf in it. If youre an online RPG fan, its not hard. Yet for all the success of fantasy-themed games like World of Warcraft, EverQuest II and Dark Age of Camelot, theres precious little out there for people who didnt grow up with a Lord of the Rings fetish. Thats where City of Heroes steps in to save the day for any gamer whos spent more time with Teen Titans than Tolkien.
Instead of donning gauntlets and slaying dragons, City of Heroes lets you slip into spandex
You can have too much of a good thing? What nonsense. Money, cake, sex, houses, cars: you find us someone who has too many of these things, and we'll show you a happy guy. But here's something you can have too much of: generic real-time strategy games. Since Age of Empires, new games and sequels alike have hopped on that bandwagon, waging their myriad wars in a way that makes you realize that history really is just deja vu all over again.
Empire Earth II was a hidden gem. Playing like the
Most of us here at GamesRadar regard publisher/developer Sega's masterful Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution as the finest 3D fighting game yet created. However, there are times in this life when bludgeoning an opponent unconscious with one's bare hands isn't quite enough. After all, our opposable thumbs are one of the things that set man apart from the animals - so we sometimes prefer that our game characters use them to grip various death-dealing implements. That's where SOULCALIBUR III steps in and
Japan just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to demons. Dawn of Dreams takes place fifteen years after the original Onimusha trilogy, but the action-packed essence remains fully intact. Emperor Hideyoshi is up to something unspeakable with the nation's cherry trees, and plans to turn every last citizen into a mindless drone under his command.
Your only recourse is to stop this evil with lots and lots of bloodshed. You start out controlling only Soki - a blond samurai ogre with two
The Shadow Hearts series is an enigma in role playing games. You have one of the deepest combat mechanics in the genre, mixed with some seriously wacky storylines. After jumping the publishing ship from Midway to newcomer XSEED Games, one may worry that the delicate balance the series treads would be in jeopardy. Not so, and Shadow Hearts: From The New World is another truly great and genuinely interesting RPG.
We get introduced to a new cast of characters here, making it more spin-off than