Nov 28, 2007
With over a million copies of God of War II flying off the shelves and still climbing, its only a matter of time before Sony announces Kratoss blood-soaked third outing for PS3. Until then, weve got Chains of Olympus, a bite-sized beast exclusively for PSP that fleshes out Kratos past, charting events before PS2s God of
Like its tireless, rage-fueled protagonist, the God of War franchise shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Just three months after his series seemingly ended with God of War III, angry bald murder machine Kratos is back again for a second PSP side-story, God of War: Ghost of Sparta. An interquel set between the first and second games, Ghost of Sparta follows Kratos after he’s anointed as the new god of war, and will apparently reveal exactly what happened to make him take out his endless fury on the Olympian gods he once served. (Other than, you know, being tricked into killing his own family and then messily betrayed by Zeus.)
While it's ostensibly a crime movie, The Godfather seems a weird choice for a video-game adaptation. There's violence, sure, but it's far outweighed in screen time by ruminations on familial responsibility, weddings, funerals, grouchy conversations in poorly lit rooms and boiling pots of pasta.
That's probably why EA chose to make its version of The Godfather about the Mafia's foot soldiers instead of its stuffy, slow-moving generals. Opening in 1945, the Godfather game follows the plot of the
Few movie-to-game adaptations have garnered as much attention and speculation as EA's take on The Godfather, which finally hits stores later this month. Casting players as a random wiseguy in the Corleone crime family, it combines free-form, Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay with a plot that follows the epic Mafia film from behind the scenes.
We've spent some hard time with this gangland simulation, and we can say that the driving feels great, the violence is intense, the story is riveting and
In the vein of Monster Hunter, Gods Eater Burst is a mission-based monster hunting action game that supports up to four player co-op. It's already been released in Japan under the title God Eater Burst (which was an enhanced update to God Eater, released earlier in 2010), and it's pretty much a known quantity – you probably know already if this kind of game is your cup of tea. If you're on the fence though, or you're curious about getting into a Monster Hunter-style game, read on...
All guy-in-rubber-suit jokes aside, who wouldn't want to be the title titan in a Japanese giant monster movie? You get to stomp around, belch laser beams, munch on some people or maybe a nuclear reactor, and demolish every single thing in your path as you defend your hood from other 200-ton freaks of nature. Then, some toy company makes an action figure that looks like you. What's not to love?
This basic philosophy looks to be proven true by the latest in publisher Atari's line of monster
Nov 5, 2007
Frankly, anyone who's read the His Dark Materials trilogy should want to experience the game and film almost as much as wanting a monkey-shaped demon of their own. By now, the film trailer will be playing in cinemas and you'll probably have seen the amazingly recreated world of Jordan College, Bolvangar and the North on screen for yourself. And we can report that the game - which is being developed by Shiny - is shaping up to have all the best bits from the film, and more on top of
With all the success of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films spilling over onto our consoles its hardly a surprise that were about to be up to our comically large sleeves in anything remotely wizardly. But you wont hear fantasy fans complaining, as the much beloved, million-selling His Dark Materials series kicks off this winter with the release of The Golden Compass in theaters and every console known to man or beast. An important distinction to make; since animals play a part thats
If you're relatively new to gaming, chances are you've never had the pleasure of jamming a one-man spaceship through an endless ocean of alien monstrosities. Back in the day, the shooter genre could define a system. R-Type, Viewpoint, Gaiares - each exploded a mass of laser-blasting baddies on the screen at once, all in an attempt to stop your one-man mission to save the universe.
But they all owe allegiance to Gradius, the king of scrolling shooters. Its customizable battleship, the Vic
Last week, Rockstar visited our UK and US offices to show us the latest instalment of GTA IV's Xbox 360 exclusive DLC - The Ballad Of Gay Tony.