Gangs of London is a great portable gangster game. The real success is the focus on fast, fun sequences that put you in the middle of the British underworld Guy Ritchie is so good at depicting. Rather than long expensive cut scenes, comic book-style panels convey the story before and after missions. Missions flash by as you murder, maim and kidnap on foot and on the road to seize control of London's crime subculture. Fail to kill a rival gang boss or kidnap a new round of prostitutes from
In hindsight, giving one of the more irritating foes from
Ghosts ‘N Goblins its own spinoff may not have been the smartest marketing
choice for Capcom, but the winged protagonist Firebrand earns his keep in this difficult
and crafty fantasy adventure. Beyond a reputation for being brutal in the
challenge department, Gargoyle’s Quest stands out for its interesting blend of
RPG exploration and action-focused platforming. It’s a tough quest at moments,
but the unusual formula works well...
Given that Gamecube hasn't really had its fair share of first person shooters, you could easily understand why we were looking forward to this. Geist's pedigree isn't exactly the best, but after so many delays to improve the gameplay, we were pretty confident that it would at least be a decent game. And to a point it is. Kind of.On paper Geist sounds pretty tasty. You have your standard FPS action, but the developers N-Space have added a particularly clever gimmick - this time you're a ghost,
Frogmen are no match for Knights. Dragon Warriors obliterate Magic Hunters. Demon Knights are decimated by Magicians, but those same mages are absolutely shredded by musket-wielding Buccaneers. Oh, and watch out. Wild armies of Wyverns, Skeletons or Forest Elementals could ambush you at any time.
These are the kind of lessons one learns when playing Generation of Chaos. Fancy-pants armchair generals would describe it as a fantasy-based, tactical warfare simulation. Normal folks would say its
You know when you're in the mood for playing a game, but you don't want to put in any effort? You just want to lazily blast enemies in the face - ones that run blindly towards you despite the fact you're holding a rocket launcher and they're grasping a penknife. Well, when you're in one of those moods, forget Ghost Recon 2. This is a massively accomplished shooter but it's as rock hard and serious as they get.Picture the scene. You're inching through the forest at night, your objective to plant
Back in the early days of the PlayStation 2, the popularity of rhythm games in the US was on the rise thanks to Konami's quick 'n dirty ports of their Dance Dance Revolution titles. This was before the likes of Karaoke Revolution or Guitar Hero; when everyone was dipping their toes in the musical waters. It was then that Koei released its charming and bizarre music game, Gitaroo-Man. Now those who missed this little gem a few years back (which is probably most of you) have another chance to
If youve got an itch that a single, newspaper-bound Sudoku puzzle each day just cant satisfy, then Go! Sudoku is your cure. That or a good, sturdy back-scratcher.
Go! Sudoku is a collection of approximately 1000 different Sudoku puzzles across an array of different difficulty levels, as a competitive or cooperative multiplayer game, or as a single-player time challenge. As a bonus, there are even more puzzles available for download, though the interface to get to them is pretty
Long before he was the god of war, bald badass Kratos was just the Ghost of Sparta, a berserk agent of the ancient Greek gods. God of War: Chains of Olympus delves into those dark years, shedding light on Kratos' troubled past while delivering the same epic storytelling, beautiful scenery and vicious ass-stomping we've come to expect from the series.
When God of War III ended, Kratos’s story was finished – at least for the time being, what with Olympus in ruins and his revenge finally complete. But the ending still left a big plot thread hanging, one that began in the hidden recesses of the first game and was never pursued: Kratos had a brother. One who’d been snatched away as a child and raised in the underworld. One who, Kratos learns early on in Ghost of Sparta, is still alive...
While Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories proved that free-roaming crime games can be done on the PSP, that doesn't mean the handheld can do everything. It can't, for example, do The Godfather, at least not in the same way it was done on consoles. Why else would the driving segments and open world be ripped out of The Godfather: Mob Wars and replaced with turn-based strategy?
To be fair, Mob Wars does an impressive job of replicating the console Godfather 's action sequences. As a foot