Best of E3 06: PlayStation 2

Sony's juggernaut bows out gracefully, with a crop of fine-looking games

Worst idea: NRA Gun Club

Publisher: Crave Entertainment
Developer: Crave Entertainment
Release Date: Fall 2006

Imagine a first-person shooter so nonviolent that it doesn't actually let you move, and you'll have a good idea of what to expect from NRA Gun Club. Featuring around 100 real-world weapons (none of which actually look all that realistic), it'll let players shoot at stationary targets in plywood firing ranges.

Sound exciting? Here's the best part: it's on rails! Automatically selecting your weapon and moving you from station to station, the computer relegates you to just aiming and firing. It's awesome, provided your experience with video games is limited to those "hit-the-monkey" ads on the Interweb. To be fair, we realize this is supposed to be a "budget" game for "casual" gamers, but even fans of the Deer Hunter games deserve something more interesting than this.

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After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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