The tabletop-inspired strategy ringmasters at Relic are upping the bloody potential of their smash-hit Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War RTS with an expansion, Dark Crusade.
Relic pulled the curtain back on the expansion for an early look during E3, and revealed a game that had the polish and content of an entire sequel. A completely new single player campaign for control of the planet Kronus has been added, in addition to two entirely new races.
First of the newcomers are the Tau, easily the
Just like movies, big-budget blockbuster games with obnoxiously loud marketing campaigns can often turn out to be the biggest stinkers. So that's why we always keep an ear to the ground for promising gems like 1701 A.D., a stunningly pretty exploration-based strategy game from indie German publisher/developer Sunflowers.
Set at the turn of the 17th century, 1701 will ambitiously combine colony building, real-time combat, exploration, diplomacy and trade. Early images are amazingly vivid and
The team behind Hellgate: London continues to tease us with hints that they might be close to finalizing our vacation into a demon-infested London. They've submitted three incredibly polished new screens into our evidence locker depicting the twirling, sword slashing Templars and the sorcer-ific Cabalists.
The majority of the developers at Flagship Studios are the former brain-trust behind Diablo. Like Diablo and Diablo II, Hellgate is action-RPG oriented, but the first-person and tight
Maybe you saw the screenshots of Sierra's upcoming real-time strategy game Joint Task Force and said "No way the real game's going to look that good." (We doubted, anyway.) We're happy to offer a new video of gameplay footage that shows the truth: those high-res tanks and massive explosions are the real deal.
The game's creators are eager to show off cool tricks like ragdoll physics and weather variations which, until recently, haven't been a big part of point-and-click strategy games. If
Friday 9 June 2006
It's only available in shops today but we're giving you the chance download Sensible Soccer 2006 for PC this afternoon thanks to GamesOnRadar.
GamesOnRadar is a games-on-demand service that gives you access to loads of top PC titles for just a small monthly fee. To get your hands on Sensible Soccer and celebrate the start of the World Cup in style, all you have to do is subscribe to the Ultimate Collection package that will enable you to download over 90 different games for
A bunch of games grabbed attention away from Mage Knight: Apocalypse at E3, but we haven't forgotten about this promising action/RPG. Little events like the release of a new trailer should help jog everyone's memory.
The trailer shows just a little bit of what the game has to offer, including tons of player customization, lots of scary-looking creatures (check the hydra) and, of course, scantily-clad female warriors. The game's still a few months away; we don't expect to see Mage Knight until
The futuristic setting and hardware of Battlefield 2142 comes across crisp and clear in these latest shots released by EA. We've also got action shots of the new Titan game mode.
The objective of the Titan mode is for each side to capture and secure several strategic points on the map, then focus moves on to the destruction of the Titan. The Titan is a hovering command centre bristling with defenses, and can only be taken down from inside.
The Titan's defense system must be taken down, and
Thursday 8 June 2006
Sega has announced that Football Manager 2007 will be released for PC and Xbox 360 this Christmas and has revealed some of the new features that the update will incorporate.
Developer Sports Interactive has been listening to feedback from its sizeable fan-base to make sure the 2007 edition is its best game yet. In particular the developer has been tweaking the Xbox 360 control system to make it as pad-friendly as possible.
Other new features and improvements
While millions of Warhammer fans are leading little tin figures to glorious victory on kitchen tables around the world, Mythic Entertainment is busy tooling up the massively multiplayer online version, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
Making Warhammer Online look even more like a potential breakout phenomenon, Mythic quietly had the game running on an Xbox 360 at the E3 show last month. However, there has been no confirmation yet on whether console-toting 'Hammer fans will be able to clank
Comic book fans, unite! City of Villains has expanded with the release of Issue 7: Destiny Manifest, which is available online now to players at no cost. Publisher NCSoft is celebrating the release by allowing gamers who used to subscribe to the game to rejoin for a free trial of the new content, ending this weekend.
It's a good time to jump back in. Issue 7 includes 300 new missions, including the very villainous Mayhem Missions and the PvP battleground Recluse's Victory, wherein