You don't have to love classic monster moves to enjoy Rampage: Total Destruction, but it helps. Midway unleashed a fresh batch of screens for its old-school building basher in late February, and we got a little bit of hands-on time to go with 'em.
Total Destruction sticks close to Rampage's arcade roots; players control giant monsters (more than 25 of them, including giant sharks and octopi) as they go on a nearly brainless tear through modern metropolii, smashing buildings, eating people, and
If you ever want to know what the next big thing is going to be, figure out what was cool in Japan at least a year ago. Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z took over gamers' minds there well before kids were lining up for Pikachu pajamas and Budokai in the United States. Flash forward to 2006, and it looks like yet another anime series is set to dominate Cartoon Network. Naruto, (think ninja Hogwarts) has already begun its inevitable ascension from Borders shelf-stuffer to superstar franchise. The
It's going to be a while before PSP owners see an honest-to-God Metal Gear Solid for their handheld, but a trickle of stealth-action games is already starting to emerge. Arriving March 14 is yet another Syphon Filter, and while the franchise has lost a lot of its luster over the years, this one doesn't look half bad.
A third-person shooter at heart, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror once again stars Gabe Logan, a raspy government superspy who can somehow stay hidden while lugging around a small
You never forget your first: your first kiss, your first car, the first time you ripped out a ninja's spine with your bare hands. Each new Mortal Kombat game dug a little deeper into its own gory mythology, but the next chapter in the famed fighting franchise will be the last. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will end Kombat as we know it.
Why kill a good thing? To make room for a better one. MK's long and winding plotline will wrap up with the PlayStation 2 and Xbox; as those machines make way for
It seems that Rockstar has been brought up on some solid working class values. Sure its game – Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition – celebrates gratuitous customisation and ostentatious displays of wasted wealth but, with the release of the Remix-ed version, there are very obvious signs of pragmatism that can be summed up in the phrase 'waste not, want not'.
This is reference to the inclusion of a whole new city, Tokyo, for the budget release of its street-racing odyssey. While other
The good news with this sequel is the military-obsessed boffins behind Full Speccy Wazza have actually listened to the comparatively few criticisms they got after the release of the first game.
But the result is that this has left Ten Hammers feeling like a more complete, improved version of the original rather than a fully-blown sequel. It's still looking top draw soldiering to us, though, so it's not all bad.
In new flavour FSW, you're now able to burst into buildings to flush out those
Two-dimensional gaming on handhelds might be on the decline, but you'd never know that from looking at Exit, an upcoming action-puzzler from Taito. With a unique, nonviolent concept and a striking resemblance to the original Prince of Persia games, Exit casts players as Mr. ESC, a fedora-wearing, coffee-fixated escape artist tasked with rescuing people from disaster-stricken areas.
Fighting against the clock, Mr. ESC runs, jumps and climbs his way through 2D disaster areas(rendered in sylized
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen' to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get slugged. EA has a reputation for delivering the experience of professional sports in a way that goes beyond the rules of the game, and Fight Night Round 3 hungers
There's practically nothing left for those defiantly clinging to their GameCubes. Fortunately, there is one piece of software on the horizon that may end up being the game of the year. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess takes the fantasy series in a different direction while maintaining everything that keeps this tale timeless. There's no doubt the focus will be slaying monsters and exploring a rich overworld, but it's the fragments of information we've obtained that intrigue most - namely
After our very latest play of Ubisoft's future-combat stun-specialist, we now know what it feels like to warfight advancedly. Turns out it involves killing insurgents. Lots of 'em.
Advanced Warfighter overloads on the arse-clenching tension, just like GR2, but the feeling of leading a squad into terrorist territory is now winningly next-gen.
The 'Cross-Com' eyepiece feeds you images from your mates' helmetcams, enabling you to go ahead and flank an enemy while your boys get busy on the front