ON: PS2, Xbox, PC - OUT: June (PS2, Xbox), end of year (PC)
Carrying on the action-adventure driving series, Driv3r promises to be the best yet - by far. Once more you play under-cover take-no-prisoners-cop Tanner but now you play alongside a partner, Tobias, and you'll play as him on some of the missions. Your case involves cracking a global car-stealing ring by any means possible. Yep, that works for us.
Acting and scriptwriting talent from the film industry that
We've played through the first section of Doom 3 on Xbox - and it's one of the most atmospheric and, frankly, downright horrible games we've seen for an aeon.In classic Doom stylee, the early tasks are very basic, with the focus mainly on blasting the hell out of the hordes of really unpleasant looking monsters with the aid of grenades, pistols and a handy submachine gun. The best tactic, wherever possible, seemed to be to blast at the oil drums littering the typically dark level, which sends
ON: PS2, Xbox, PC - OUT: September
It's all gone brown and grainy in the latest survival-horror excursion to unmentionable dimensions via Silent Hill 4: The Room. While fronted as the ultimate scary experience (sorry, Doom 3 owns that one that), there's no doubting the creepy, disturbing nature of the series. In the game you will travel between the real world of main man Henry Townesend and an haunted alternative world. When in the real world, the game is viewed from the new
ON: GBA - OUT: 14 September
Here are the latest shots of F-Zero: GP Legends, the newest handheld speedster from gaming's most illustrious futuristic racing series. You know the formula of mindshredding speed plus terrifyinh circuits isn't going to change but they have added a new story that's directly linked to eight of the game's characters.
Eight different characters race across planets unfolding a story.
Four grand prix cups, time trial and a challenge mode (Zero
When attendees at Microsoft's pre-E3 conference weren't goggling at Halo 2 multiplayer, they were mostly gawping at this massively impressive video of Doom 3. As the video makes clear from the get-go, all footage is of the game engine. Starting with some moody but less than terrifying level and lighting one-up-manship, the trailer ends in a torrent of nasties, guns and gore that bodes well for the hardcore Doom-mongers amongst
We have non shaky-cam footage of the live Halo 2 multiplayer demo that dominated Microsoft's pre-E3 conference. Complete with an informative commentary, the footage showcases the Zanzibar arena, incredible new character models, weapons and destructible vehicles.We suggest you get amongst
We managed to get up close and personal with art director Christian Bedard and his new baby Far Cry: Instincts for Xbox. The recently released Far Cry is a top class PC first-person shooter miles ahead of what you could hope to see running on Xbox. Yet, seeing Instincts doing its thing on Xbox, even at this early code stage, is a real treat.Two facts underscore that this isn't a quickly knocked-out Far Cry mark II. For one, it's not a straight port (memory constraints wouldn't allow for that,
ON: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC - OUT: Autumn
North Korea is the acceptable face that most developers appear to be using now as home to world-threatening bad guys and Ghost Recon 2 falls in line with that philosophy. It's a squad-based military shooter and Ubi Soft are using the buzzword 'immersion' as the hook to their latest in the Ghost Recon franchise. 'Being there' is the in-place to be and we're promised the chaos of war in the intense battle sequences.
On: Xbox - OUT: Autumn
Squad-based first-person shooting is back to put a halt to a bunch of dodgy military officers bent on creating war in oil-rich regions. Apart from the new campaign and setting, there are a number of multiplayer upgrades.
New single-player campaign with diversified objectives, new weapons and equipment, set in Mediterranean and Eastern European environments.
Improved enemy AI.
Objective-Based Game Modes - capture the point and capture the flag
On: Xbox - OUT: Autumn
A reworked version of the PC game comes to Xbox and includes Xbox Live multiplayer war games. Command and control soldiers of various ranks in cold war simulations where land, air and sea vehicles can be called into action. The variety in gameplay ranges from taking control of individual grunts to controlling squads, and that's not to mention riding shotgun in the vehicles.
The original PC mission-based campaign is the main game but Xbox