Oct 29, 2007
It's been dogged by months of controversy, moral outrage, an outright ban in the UK and speculation that it might never come out at all, but Manhunt 2 is finally here. It's been through a few changes since we first saw it, but the basic premise of this stealth-horror adventure - hiding in the shadows and doing extremely nasty things to extremely nasty people - remains intact, as does its creepy storyline about escaped mental patients pursued by a shadowy, quasi-governmental
Maple Story is an anomaly in the current MMORPG market. The graphics consist of flat, 2D images on a sidescrolling field. Its characters are cute anime caricatures, rather than the grimy orcs, hulking warriors and top-heavy elf women we've come to expect from the genre. But perhaps its biggest differentiating factor is that it's a 100% free download - at least, according to the ads and the website.
Starting up in Maple Story is as simple as hopping over to the Nexon website, registering and
In the long history of video games, the act of frantically rolling balls around multileveled tangles of track has a proven appeal. From Marble Madness to Super Monkey Ball, navigating your orb through a ridiculous obstacle course in record time is the pinnacle of arcade satisfaction. Marble Blast Ultra is the high definition realization of this time-honored
Hudson has already proved its mettle as champion of the Wii ball rolling game with Kororinpa. Which is perhaps why it’s back to have another go with a Balance Board-compatible ball rolling game that’s officially known as the Kororinpa sequel in the US, but strangely titled without any official sequel-sounding moniker in the UK.
By all rights, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure should be terrible. The latest in a long line of mostly dismal "urban" games, it's packed full of brand logos, but still aims for a guerilla image. It's been delayed for years. And if that weren't enough, it's the brainchild of a fashion designer.
So it's a shocker that Getting Up not only does its "street" atmosphere up right, but actually puts together a competent beat-'em-up/graffiti experience. Playing like an inner-city Prince
Do you remember that bit in the film where the penguins get out the yellow inflatable bouncy blobs in order to collect the higher snowflakes? That was the best bit. Yeah, some people reckon it was when the penguins had to find their way around the maze, but for us, it's all about the bouncing.
Good heavens on a handlebar, what's going on? An arcade game based on a documentary? What's next, Rockstar's Bowling For Columbine on the PS3? This game was always going to be garbage, but
The fourth game in Mario & Luigi's RPG saga brings the series to 3DS. The gimmick? You can play with Luigi's face while he sleeps. Yes, this is going to be a lot of fun...
Early as it is, sports lovers are already abuzz about next
year's Summer Olympic Games. With tickets harder to come by than a tea-time
chat with the Queen, the closest most of us will ever get to the event is
Sega's newest title, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Unfortunately for us, this half-inspired, half-humdrum sequel offers an
experience of the Games that's more bronze than gold-medal-worthy...
Have we all gotten over the fact that Mario and Sonic are in the same game yet? Then we can begin. The chillier of the two Olympics might get short shrift in the national media, but historically it tends to produce the better videogames, and so it proves here again. Sega have done an admirable job of making loads of sports involving falling down a mountain at high-speed feel different from one another.
Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is the best installment in the series yet...