Ancient Wars: Sparta is a little late to take advantage of 300. The hit movie should have primed a large audience for a real time strategy game set in the historic struggle between the Greeks and Persians. The opening scenario in the Spartan campaign sets the stage for an extended flashback wherein King Leonidas explains why he has decided to undertake a hopeless mission in defense of all Greece. But it doesn't work.
Gamers will be more inclined to ask why the developer decided to engage such
There are plenty of eye-catching games, and there are some games that genuinely innovate. This indie project manages to do the impossible and combine the two, using torn-up paper and some serious fiddling with physics. At first glance it looks like a simple platformer, albeit one that’s been ripped out of that stack of magazines your granddad used to keep in the shed.
Here's how to win favour with us. Right at the beginning of this adventure, our character, a young Egyptian guy called Assil, has been captured by criminals, who are threatening to kill him. Dialogue choices appear, varying on the theme of pleading required, except for one, right at the bottom: "First I'd like to know, can you die in this game?"
One of the thieves pauses, considers, and replies, "Well, the developer has taken his inspiration from games in the classical adventure games vein.
Before talking about Ankh however, a massive round of applause to Heart of Osiriss copy protection; a code-breaking set of concentric cardboard rings which - if used correctly - win you an essential item in the game. Essential to passing the first chapter, anyway. Its a fitting retro throwback, and instantly warms you to the game. If youve played the first game, therere plenty of recognizable faces to draw you back into the world of conniving Egyptian
If you loved Anomaly Warzone Earth, chances are you’ve been waiting on this one for a while. Will Anomaly 2 impress you as well? Read on…
Anomaly: Warzone Earth takes the concept of tower defense games and flips it on its head. Instead of being tasked with setting up a defense against insurmountable odds, Anomaly forces you to run the gauntlet through countless turrets, laser cannons, space monsters, etc. Turns out, this change of pace is exactly what the tower defense genre needed...
You know the drill: games based on movies tend to bite. The thinking here seems to be that younger children don't yet possess fully functioning crap filters, and are therefore more likely to squeeze some fun out of a game that adults would tire of within
Antichamber is another one of those first-person puzzle games, but does it offer enough unique content and innovation for you to want to play it?
Dave Jones is the face behind Grand Theft Auto I, II, and Crackdown. He’s the man who spent his career in the Nineties churning out classic Lemmings titles before becoming the High Muckety Muck of street crime games. For the last five years he’s been working to take this self-styled gang warfare to an MMO platform, but don’t let the happy Scottish face fool you: Jones might have the smiling eyes of a kind uncle but he’s the guy who made a career pin-pointing exactly what makes crime so awesome. His games are so reliably destructive and fun that it only takes looking at his newest title All Points Bulletin to ponder “Gee, I wonder how many cars I’ll explode this game...
After being spawn camped by the cruel realities of life, APB is back with a snazzy new subtitle. So then, is the revamped cops 'n' robbers MMO worth your time now? Or is it doomed to crash and burn again?