It's a tale as old as time: three separate races arrive on a resource-rich planet of their collective dreams and are forced to blast away at each other until two of the races have been completely annihilated. Why these dudes can't share baffles us all, but it would make for an awfully boring shooter if they weren't warring, so we just have to accept the flimsy story and move on. WarPath adheres to this formula by providing players the option of fighting for the planet-eating Ohm, the homeless
Send us to a distant planet, slap a shotgun in our hands, and we're usually pretty happy. The budget-priced WarPath, currently on track for a June release, delivers space-shooter carnage in its not-quite-complete stages, but we're not sure if its best ideas are enough to give this bargain blaster ($30 on Xbox) an edge against its toughest opponent: Halo 2.
WarPath frames its first-person blastfest within a Risk-style board game that determines whether your next battle is a round of Capture the
If any developer has proven it can crank out a decent PSP game, it's Rockstar, creator of Grand Theft Auto. After the company squeezed two full-sized versions of its landmark car-crime series onto Sony's handheld, it's not really surprising that Rockstar's PSP port of The Warriors is nearly indistinguishable from the console game released in late 2005.
"Nearly" means a small drop in visual quality, the absence of a second analog stick and the addition of ad-hoc wireless for co-op play, but
Winback 2: Project Poseidon is straightforward third-person shooting action at its core: run and gun down corridors with a pistol, hug walls and peek out for quick shots with the shotgun, or duck behind desks and crates to toss a grenade.
Since you're a covert operative, you'll perform dramatic evasion acrobatics, and even bang out a few switch puzzles, all while rescuing hostages. In an interesting twist, you only get ammo from enemies if you shoot their gun arm. Bullets are in short supply,
The next gauntlet to be thrown in the international conflagration known as the Videogame Soccer Wars is Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (also termed Longest-Titled Sports Game Ever). Fans of the series can expect more of the sublime control and strategic options that they know and love, with some new additions sure to please the most demanding Beautiful Game enthusiasts.
Many longtime Winning Eleven gamers will wonder what could be done to make a great footy game somehow better. A few
Jan 3, 2008
While you were opening gifts and drinking yourself into oblivion, we spent the holiday break burning through a recent build of Wipeout Pulse for PSP, which wraps a mighty single-player campaign around the core of 2005's brilliant Wipeout Pure and adds much-desired online play. And though Europe's been rocking the final game since before Christmas, we have some new impressions of what to expect from the North American release this
Without Warning is deceptive. By 'borrowing' ideas from TV drama phenomenon 24, this special-ops anti-terror game refuses to sit comfortably on the special-ops anti-terror shelf. However, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it sounds like action-shooter genero-crap from the storyline. A ruthless terrorist group has seized a chemical plant close to the centre of a city. They've taken hostages, set up perimeters, and are now patrolling areas smoking dodgy foreign fags and scowling. They reckon
As Worms has slithered onto just about every format imaginable since its early '90s debut, it comes as no surprise that their unique take on turn-based strategy has found its way onto PSP. It's also a no-brainer of a decision for Team 17, as the mission-based action, with it's pedestrian pace, is perfect material for handheld gaming.
Team 17 have sensibly reverted back to a 2D presentation (although the levels look almost 3D) after their latest two console versions were fully 3D, and the vivid
There comes a time in everyone's life where you're so damn bored or burned out that you actually flop down onto your couch watch an entire TV show about bugs, spiders and the various other creatures that inhabit your yard. At some point, they have to defend their turf from an invading 70-eyed predator, and that's kinda what Worms: Open Warfare is all about. Except both factions are armed with the latest short and long range weapons the world has to
If the impending sunny weather and free-time of another pitiless summer is getting you down, you'll be happy to know that there'll still be a way to fight it out on the go. THQ's second foray into invertebrate battle is hitting a portable system near you, in the form of Worms: Open Warfare 2, and it's very much the same classic game that has made engaging in strategic warfare cuddly and addictive for well over a decade.
For those who haven't been drafted onto the squirmy battle field of Worms