When anyone mentions the word 'maniac', we invariably think of nut jobs like Friday 13th's Jason Voorhies and people who run with scissors in their hands. However, honourable mentions must go to the bike-mad loonies who descend upon the UK each June for the most notorious race on the planet - the Isle of Man TT.Gran Turismo levels of authenticity are the key to TT Superbikes' quirky brilliance, so prepare yourself for front and rear braking, individual wheel suspension and lifelike
The Swapper will challenge you to think about puzzles as much as it will your approach to life...
If you were to smash Pikmin, Lemmings and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysey into one game, you’d get something very close to Swarm. Aesthetically, anyway. The gameplay, on the other hand, is much different in that you’re not directing a group of goofy-ass looking aliens using some command system but, instead, controlling an entire pack of them directly...
Nov 26, 2007
When you read the back of the box and inevitably find the word "history" somewhere in the synopsis of the game, just go ahead an ignore that. This Civil War era western-themed pirate game is actually a terrible depiction of what the Civil War was like. On the other hand, it's not a bad mix-up of ideas and gameplay elements topped off with some bad language and a delightful amount of limb
A quick flashbang takes care of the only guard, the locks are defeated in a matter of seconds, and any chance of mistaken identity is instantly washed away by the wallpaper - hundreds of newspaper clippings of recent college disappearances pasted up around empty cans of petrol and booby traps.
In the final room, a terrified girl rolls on the ground, her hands tied, her face covered by an eyeless white mask that dangles down from the ceiling. One last door opens into the killer's underground
A moment ago, we dropped a drunk for not cooperating. He folded his arms and refused to be handcuffed. It took a Tazer to the forehead to get him to oblige. Boy, the Stetchkovs picked the wrong SWAT team to mess with. Seriously, if we have no remorse zapping helpless junkies in the face, then the real bad guys have no chance whatsoever.
SWAT 4's plot-free carnage-romp through the underbelly of Boston is swept aside in this fine expansion pack of eight missions; but you'll need the original
Oct 16, 2007
You: a sentient marble, lonely in a world of physics. Them: magnets, air currents, ropes, cloth, cannons, helium, friction, spikes, whirling machinery and your ultimate nemesis, gravity. Your only ally as you wildly swish the mouse to roll drunkenly over Switchball's precariously floating levels is yourself, or specifically, other versions of yourself. Your ball, you see, can be switched.
Become Metal, of the family Ball. He's big and slow to get up to speed, but a heart of cold
Nov 8, 2007
With no classic remakes on Live Arcade this week, gamers get treated to two semi-original games on the service. And of the two, Switchball is definitely the one you should be looking at. And please, throw away your preconceived notions that this is just a Marble Madness or Marble Blast Ultra clone. Switchball may look familiar, but it most definitely blazes its own trail.
In Switchball you guide your little marble around 35 different, 3D levels overflowing with various types of
Swishy hair, swashbuckling swordplay, extremely tight bodices, buoyant boobs, and 17th century aristocrats that dual-wield pistols welcome you to North America's colonial period, as seen through the eyes of Korean game developers.
Sword of the New World: Granado Espada features a new take to the old standard of massively multiplayer online games with plenty of animals to kill, lots of letters to deliver, and a gazillion little children who've lost their mother/sister/brother/sheep. But,
You've always meant to try a turn-based strategy game, but in light of customary distractions (school, job, sex life... anything that plays like Doom), you've avoided the genre like Homer Simpson fleeing an athletic trainer. Turn-based games are for spreadsheet sissies, you say, secretly wishing they'd make one accessible enough to fit your fidgety lifestyle. Your clandestine wishes have indeed come true: Sword of the Stars is the best candidate in years to make "you go, I go" interstellar