Playing like a multiplayer event, featuring intricate levels and allowing players to make use of any vehicle that happens to be sat about, Battlefield 2 Modern Combat offers gamers a genuinely fast-paced and exciting single-player game.
While the option to play against groups of other gamers in massive online battles is still present, players can now enjoy a completely different type of squad-based single-player game.
'Hot-swapping' is the magical element that makes this so exciting. Rather
Criterion and EA could so easily have just ported over a version of Burnout Revenge. You'd expect them too. But then they clearly understand people aren't going to buy a game for their PSP that they already have on PS2. Identical games for console and handheld just don't make sense.
That said, Criterion hasn't exactly constructed an entirely new game either.
Burnout Legends, as the name sort of suggests, is a combination of the best bits of the old games. Like Ridge Racer, Burnout Legends
Aside from the first-looks and playtests of the first batch of next-gen titles, this is one of the most exciting games of this year's E3 show, so how could we resist a sneaky peak.
Burnout 3 is the best arcade racing experience money can buy and all eyes are on its sequel to perform equally as well.
But will it? Can it?
The main difference is the new ability to hit traffic without suffering any sort of penalty. Moving further towards Takedown-lead gameplay and fighting, rather than the
EA has announced the September debut of Criterion's Burnout franchise on to Sony's PSP handheld console.
Featuring tracks lifted from Burnout 1, 2 and 3, Legends is a combination of all the best bits of previous Burnout games thrown together in one package.
Players can expect the usual speed, destruction and all-round mayhem, which is spread across eight gameplay modes such as Crash, Road Rage and Pursuit.
As is to be expected, Burnout Legends will also feature multiplayer capabilities via
Electronic Arts has today released the first ever shots of Burnout 4 while confirming that the game's official name will be Burnout Revenge.
Due to be released for PS2 and Xbox in September, we're promised that the game will let you "rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem". Crikey.
As well as new race, crash and road rage modes, a Revenge feature pits gamers against the clock in the middle of rush hour
Tying in with the June release of the film, Batman Begins dips a clawed toe into the Dark Knight's even murkier past. Focusing on the brutal butchery of Bruce Wayne's parents, the plot of the movie and the game hinges on the dramatic moment that turned the little chap from millionaire brat into millionaire bat. As you can see from these new screens, the game also follows the film series in its ever-gloomier downward spiral, starring American Psycho's Christian Bale alongside those paragons of
Millionaire, industrialist, crime fighter and philanthropist: yes, Bruce Wayne has it all, except for his marbles. While being full of brain-wrong doesn't seem to have hurt the dollar-rich but screw-deficient freak, how he ended up in this state does make for an interesting tale - and that's exactly where the Batman Begins.Named after the forthcoming film (which is due for release in June), this stealthy adventure is one of those games that the world has heard much about but seen very little
Did you know they were making a movie about Batman's origins, revealing the reason he likes to dress up in rubber and beat people up at midnight? Surely Tim Burton's first effort covered all that in as much detail as an audience will ever need, but such trifling matters have never concerned Hollywood.And it doesn't seem to concern Electronic Arts that Batman has the unenviable record of being the worst videogame character of the last seven years, or at least starring in the most consistently
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 4 September1 (NE) Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, Xbox)2 (1) Conflict Vietnam (PS2, Xbox, PC)3 (2) ShellShock: Nam '67 (PS2, Xbox, PC)4 (8) Second Sight (PS2, Xbox, Cube)5 (3) Spider-Man 2 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)6 (4) The Simpsons: Hit and Run (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC)7 (6) Driv3r (PS2, Xbox)8 (7) Need for Speed Underground (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)9 (9) FIFA 2004 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)10 (11) Shrek
If your preferred brand of gaming hero is prone to throwing themselves through burning tables or dunking people's heads in deep fat fryers, then you'll be pleased to learn that Eidos have just released a slew of new screenshots of trailer park trash-pleasing fist-fest Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighbourhood.Indeed, you really wouldn't want any of this lot moving in next to you, with their proclivity for chainsaw-fuelled ultra-violence and all. Still, there is a method to the madness