We got our first real crack at the newly redesigned Scarface: The World is Yours back in March, and while it was still in early form - having been recently torn apart and redesigned from scratch - it was already shaping up to be much more than just another Grand Theft Auto clone. Tony Montana looked and sounded slick, the city of Miami was intricately detailed and the cars handled much more smoothly than GTA's bar-of-soap-on-wet-tile rides.
The game looks even more polished since then, and we
From developers Free Radical (creators of the excellent TimeSplitters series) comes Second Sight, a third-person stealth-action adventure that revolves around a character with psychic abilities.It's not had quite as high a profile as is it perhaps deserves - which is unfortunate because, after getting stuck into the game for a good few weeks now, we've discovered a game that's quite remarkable. It's so full of character, so full of wonderfully original touches and so refreshing to play, that
Ever since Jak's ottsel sidekick scored with his self-titled Daxter, we've been dying for another sidekick-centric spin-off. The wait is over, as Ratchet's partner in platforming gets his Bond on in the upcoming Secret Agent Clank. While it's similar to the Ratchet games, this spy-themed spinoff - based on a TV show that Clank stars in - adds gadgets and stealth play to the bolt-collecting mix. As the plot unfolds, Ratchet becomes the target of
With the releases of the PS3 and Wii dwarfing just about everything else happening with videogames, its easy to forget that there are games for other platforms. Sega, however, is doing its part to keep the dream alive by choosing this rather questionable time to re-release a PSP collection of 28 games originally released between 1989 and 1996 for the Sega
At the tail end of 80s, the Sega corporation introduced us to the 16-bit machine-god Genesis. Although this ancient deity decayed into obscurity long ago, Sega Genesis Collection seeks to reconvert the American herd with a compilation of 28 games released between 1989 and
With its speedy action and cartoon visuals, Sensible Soccer - Sensi to friends - is the anti-Pro Evo, and the nemesis of realism. It's not about simulating weight-perfect Premiership counter-attacking cross balls, it's about 35 yard goal-thwackers that bend like squashed bananas.
Fifteen years after the original, the veteran footie game is returning for PS2, Xbox and PC this June as an antidote to "dull, drab sims", according to the creator of the series. But Pro Evolution Soccer is no
A young woman sits curled up on the floor of her apartment kitchen. She holds a gun to her temple. Her hands are trembling as she prepares to pull the trigger. This is not how a typical JRPG begins. Persona 3 for the Playstation was one of the most unique and engaging role-playing games of all time with a powerful story, engaging character, and amazing artwork that carried you through 100 hours of awesomeness. We’ve been playing the heck out of Persona 3 Portable (P3P) for the PSP, so we decided to pick it apart to find out how it compares to the original…
Easy to pick up and difficult to put down, Sid Meiers Pirates!: Live the Life won over both fans and critics with its addictive gameplay and high replay value. If you missed out on this award winning game, you can look forward to putting a pirate in your pocket when Pirates! sets sail for the PSP in February 2007.
For those unfamiliar with the game's 17th century piratical premise, you play a young lad who has led a revolt on a slave ship on its way to the New World. After commandeering the
One of the more mysterious games at last week's E3, appropriately enough, was Silent Hill Origins. According to Konami, that was intentional - the best way to get people interested is with mystery. With only a confusing video trailer full of images of a trucker in the night, meat hooks and a house full of disturbed spirits, we still aren't sure what the game is all about. Click "movies" up above to see it for yourself. We do know that this new PSP version of the popular series is not, as was
The over-the-shoulder gameplay of Resident Evil 4 is popping up in a lot of PSP titles these days. Miami Vice used it, Gun Showdown will use it and now - blasphemy of blasphemies - Silent Hill Origins will too.
We've finally had a chance to play the handheld prequel to the landmark horror series, and so far, it's shaping up to be a lot more action-oriented than its moody predecessors. Starring a bearded trucker named Travis, Origins will finally reveal how the sleepy town of Silent Hill was