What's the result when you mix a Jerry Bruckheimer live-action extravaganza, a bit of CG magic, and adorable rodents? A bizarre question to be sure, but Disney will answer it this summer with G-Force, a family-friendly action flick starring a series of guinea pig secret agents. Smirk if you'd like, but kids love guinea pigs, and where there's scent of a new franchise that kids might go crazy over, you'd better believe Disney has a video game
Want to make a movie-based game that has a good chance at not sucking? Take a note from publisher Electronic Arts and developer Double Helix Games. Presented with the G.I. Joe license and a chance to make a game tying into the upcoming summer blockbuster movie, they could have attempted to make a brutal war epic, a dark third-person shooter, their version of Gears of War. Instead, they stuck to the spirit of the toys in creating The Rise of Cobra
We've taken it for a spin once before, but we recently got a more in-depth look at Gangs of London, the driving/shooting spinoff of the British car-crime epic The Getaway. The new, portable game is soaked in the same Cockney flair as its console cousin, but as we quickly found out, this is more than just another Grand Theft Autoclone.
Rather than two or three anti-heroes, Gangs of London focuses on five different gangs battling for control of London: the Morris Kane Firm (old-school English
Four warriors on an epic and mighty quest. Four Warriors once wronged by a desperate King who committed seven deadly sorrows. Four warriors freed to put right what once went wrong.
Four warriors to redeem the King, save his soul, and the entire world. And four warriors to hack and slash and mash their way through hundreds of thousands of enemies. Again. And again. And over and over again. Hang on, we know just the boys you're looking for...
Yep, Gauntlet's story might have had a bit of spit
You can impress pretty German exchange students with the knowledge that 'Geist' translates as both 'ghost' and 'mind'. Just don't mention you learned the word while wandering the world in spirit form and merging your brain with a bowl of dog food.Gamecube exclusive Geist has been spookily elusive since E3 2003. But, at last, we've finally had the chance to control the game's body-hopping 'Spectral Operative'. He ain't got no body - literally, because it's been nicked by evildoers unknown. The
As far as videogames are concerned, it's taken for granted that guns are good. Which makes guns with built-in cameras allowing you to shoot around corners even better. Combine that with airburst grenades and the ability to call in your own personal air strike and you can see why gamers may be tempted to eschew Ghost Recon 2's squad-based manoeuvrings in favour of the new Lone Wolf mode, which sees your character equipped with an arsenal of such prototype soldiers' toys.But while the Lone Wolf
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
Oh, the strikes going against Ghost Rider. It's a game based on a movie based on a comic that stars an obscure, demonic hero. The movie's being released in the February dumping grounds, stars an aging Nicholas Cage as a rebellious acrobat biker (what casting!) and will have to find a way to make Cage's face melting into a fiery skull a serious, dramatic affair. How in all the hells of creation could this game stand a chance? By copying one of the most vicious action games of our time, God of
If you've missed berserk Spartan sociopath Kratos since his last appearance in God of War II, take heart: the albino murder machine is stomping his way back into the spotlight on March 4, in God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP. Today, Sony sent us a near-finished version of the game, and after playing through a couple levels (hey, they're big), we've got a few things to share.
When it was revealed that God of War was heading to PSP, fans went into an excited, cold sweat. This, after all, is the action game on PlayStation 2 right now. Better news was to come when Sony revealed that its new star developer Ready At Dawn was coding the game - Daxter is still one of the best platform games on any console.
After such promise, the biggest compliment we can pay Chains of Olympus is that it plays exactly like the two God of War games on PS2. Granted, not the most memorable