Picture a world where there’s no death, no fighting (unless you ask politely) and nothing unpleasant like swears, elves with big breasts or Apprentice contestants. Welcome to fantasy MMO Free Realms, brought to you by the makers of EverQuest. It’s designed with tiny people in mind, and, most importantly for cash-strapped gamers, you can play for free.
Now that the term "MMO" is synonymous with PC gaming (thanks World of Warcraft), game publishers have been looking for ways either to build upon Blizzard's success or differentiate without straying too far from the accomplished MMO mold. The trickiness inherent in this now-established genre is working out the kinks in pricing; do you have a higher cost of the game with all items available or a low-grade budget title where the publisher slowly bleeds your cash away? FreeStyle Street Basketball
A loving hybrid of Populous and Lemmings, From Dust is a slick, strange adventure that falls somewhere in between the Puzzle and God Game genres. That unusual pairing is matched with equally unique visuals and gameplay; tiny tribesmen with Katamari masks mill around as you, some sort of landscaping demigod, rearrange the soil, water and lava.
The biggest tank battle in history is the subject of this WWII RTS - Kursk, 1943, Russia. It was the moment when Hitler threw the lions share of his best remaining Panzer divisions into a meat grinder, in a tired old rehash of previously successful Blitzkrieg tactics. Which is ironic, as this game is itself a tired old rehash of Blitzkrieg - the last RTS game from developers Nival.
Despite the mid-Russian setting, the terrain here feels mighty familiar. Its one of that veritable battalion of
Oh yes: it's a sordid business. In my experience, those with first-hand experience of what supersonic-speed chunks of metal do to people don't speak of honour, or duty, or the privilege of fighting for freedom. Most don't want to talk about it at all. Full Spectrum Warrior doesn't shy away from the unpleasant parts of war, featuring a mass grave in an early level, but this is very much gaming from a Hollywood angle. The heroes are ordinary men, doing extraordinary things, and saving the day. Or
Oct 24, 2007
For everyone who has ever lusted for unadulterated Player versus Player (PvP) action in their MMO, Fury is the game for you. Developers at Auran have done away with all the silly leveling grinds, extraneous mobs and annoying quest lines for their flagship MMO. Normally confined to arenas and battlegrounds, PvP gameplay takes front and center in Fury - in fact, it's the only direction there is. That's right, folks, there's not a single quest to be