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Cripes! Five Atari games you'll actually want to play

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution



What is it? 
Second sequel to brilliant Dreamcast cartoon boxing game Ready 2 Rumble.

Why you'll want to play it:
The controls work a treat on Wii with uppercut motions performing uppercuts and swings and jabs activated with appropriate gestures. You can even wind your shot up, Bottom-style, by flicking the Wiimote out to the side. While there aren't any female fighters in this one there are some celebrity lookalikes. Is that a famous X-Factor judge in the funny trousers under the name "Syphon Cruel"? And of course Michael Buffer is back with his famous line "Let's get ready to rumble!"

When's it out?
March 2009

RACE Pro

What is it? An Xbox 360 version of the superb hardcore PC driving simulator from SimBin.

Why you'll want to play it: 
It's got all the depth of the PC version's physics model, only with the pick-up-and-play immediacy of a console racer thanks to the selectable driving assists. There's 12 player racing over Xbox Live, too, and much less feeling of sterility than that of Forza 2. The driving engine feels perfect - this could be Xbox 360's equivalent of Gran Turismo 5 when it hits next year. Only more exciting.

When's it out?
January 2009

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

What is it?
Another dropped Activision title, this first-person action-adventure featuring Vin Diesel contains a remake of Escape from Butcher Bay plus a whole new chapter and multiplayer.

Why you'll want to play it:
It's benefited from the extra time stuck in publisher limbo. With the original game and brand new content combined, this is a huge game and now includes multiplayer modes too. The game straddles many different genres, with stealth, shooting and even platforming sections where the game switches to third-person view as you clamber onto crates and shimmy along ledges, Lara-style.

You can even take over a drone command station, immediately becoming said drone and playing through its eyes. An expendable body in an FPS? Yup, it's time to have some fun.

When's it out?
2009 - exact date TBA

Dec 04, 2008

16 comments

  • birdofprey - December 5, 2008 4:29 a.m.

    I just want to have Riddick
  • cart00n - December 4, 2008 8 p.m.

    Ghostbusters looks awesome, really looking forward to playing it (any clue as to when we will get a demo? It's not like we don't know that one exists - remember Comic-Con?). But the killer app in this collection of titles is most definitely Riddick - I played the HELL out of that game on the OX, I'm dying to play it again on the 360. And now it'll have achievements! Drool...
  • DJJackson - December 4, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    i didnt think it would be as it is now looks worth getting
  • drprofessor - December 4, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    I want Ghost Busters NOW. The detail on the proton pack is sick. gimmie gimmie atari!
  • TheHiphopopotamus - December 4, 2008 6:23 p.m.

    They actually sound pretty decent. Race I think looks amazing, that'll be the ol' birthday list then :D
  • LionheartAce - December 8, 2008 3:03 a.m.

    Dude, I can't wait for Bhostgusters.
  • adrenaguy - December 6, 2008 3:09 p.m.

    ghostbusters will be mine...
  • sprog - December 6, 2008 2:35 p.m.

    ghostbusters - wow! its like the sequel that never was!
  • Hurricrane - December 6, 2008 12:03 a.m.

    Ghostbusters, the only game I really REALLY want in 2009
  • UnknownTeenAngst - December 5, 2008 7:10 p.m.

    Can't wait to play ghostbusters-pwnage ~xD~
  • nick1180101 - December 5, 2008 5:58 p.m.

    the original ready 2 rumble was amazing! although it looks like in revolution they have given the boxers bitch tits..
  • TheCorpulent1 - December 5, 2008 4:23 p.m.

    I'm only looking forward to Ghostbusters and Chronicles of Riddick, but that's more than I've looked forward to from Atari for a long time. Or ever, really. I still can't believe Activision was stupid enough to let Ghostbusters go.
  • irrkan - December 5, 2008 2:03 p.m.

    To k1n94: I feel your pain.
  • k1ng94 - December 5, 2008 1:26 a.m.

    I will never frogive Atari for the abomination which is Alone in the dark. I bought the GOD DAM SPECIAL EDITION which cost me £50!!
  • Bronzus - December 4, 2008 8:56 p.m.

    Another waggle controlled Wii game? Oh joy!
  • DJJackson - December 4, 2008 7:49 p.m.

    Ghost Busters i mean

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