Standing on top of a creaking stack of Might and Magic games, Heroes of Might and Magic V hoists the entire strategy franchise straight overhead. Previously a simple 2D isometric game, this lavishly produced sequel drenches the series in three-dimensional splendor, while remaining faithful to the turn-based gameplay that spawned it.
The lion's share of the game consists of six intertwined single-player campaigns that highlight the six factions - each lasting scores of hours. As the title would
Despite by-the-book design, SiN Episodes: Emergence delivers hard, pulse-pounding first-person shooter action in a convenient snack-sized package. You are John Blade, commander of HardCorps, uber-rental cops serving in a garden-variety near-future dystopia. Your enemy is one Elexis Sinclair - a saucy temptress who could easily be mistaken for Lara Croft's evil twin sister. Sinclair leads SinTek, a typical multinational corporation with a simple goal: complete and utter world domination. That's
If you cottoned to the history-lite real-time strategy game Rise of Nations, chances are you'll dig the steampunky history-schmistory Rise of Legends too. Not exactly a sequel (it's science fantasy and uses a new 3D engine), it "borrows" elements from several hits to create an extension, but not a reinvention. Take Civilization's borders and attrition rates, mix in the Conquer the World campaign (think Total War only not as deep), then add city districts, a trim two-resource economy and
Let's not mince words - WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos is one the most enjoyable games ever created, regardless of genre. Chronicling the saga of a prince named Arthas, WarCraft III's campaign is a breathtaking affair of betrayal, epic combat and a world's desperate bid to fend off an unstoppable evil. It's the kind of grand storytelling that's extremely rare in gaming.
The single-player campaign is split between the game's four races - Humans, Orcs, Night Elves and the Undead - and the story is
Fable: The Lost Chapters improves the original Xbox RPG with an advertised 30 percent more content to the game. Much of the new stuff comes in the form of extra side quests, plus a tacked-on story quest at the end of the game that takes you to a new land (which we won't spoil).
You start out as a young boy, living happily, until a vicious bandit raid wipes out your idyllic village. Orphaned, you are taken in by the Guild of Heroes, who train you to be a great warrior into your adulthood and
Playing as a biologically-altered super-soldier in a futuristic war hardly counts as a groundbreaking premise (see: Halo and Halo 2), but if you give Project: Snowblind a chance, you'll find it to be the very definition of a jack-of-all-trades first-person shooter: it does everything well but nothing brilliantly.
Strapping on the boots of critically injured soldier Nathan Frost, whose name is unfortunately as generic as his character, you're thrown on the war veteran scrapheap, so to speak,
Star Wars: Republic Commando is a first person shooter that puts you right in the middle of the Clone Wars. Prepare to get your pretty little armor splattered with bug slime, alien guts and droid parts.
As a specially-grown clone attached to an elite commando unit, you and three AI teammates blast through fast and intense combat; as the squad leader, you'll have to make some critical decisions while blaster bolts sizzle past your head. Thankfully, the process of commanding your squad is
Imagine a majestic bald eagle soaring through the sky, not a care in the world except for where its next furry meat-snack is coming from. Now imagine that same eagle trying to flap its wings with a brick tied to its talons. That's pretty much how we'd sum up Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - a high-flying adventure that's been weighed down with several unnecessary and awkward fighting sequences.
Dreamfall is a sequel to The Longest Journey, a highly regarded PC adventure game from 2000 that was
This remake of the 1987 PC classic isn't so much one game as an extremely well put together collection of simple but fun minigames. All of the different modes in Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life have completely different gameplay, but with the help of Disney-style pirating (pillaging, but no raping) and swashbuckling they weave together to form a highly entertaining experience.
As a young Orlando Bloom-esque character whose family is sold into slavery when your father couldn't pay his
Black & White 2 concluded with the defeated Aztecs conjuring up their own god. Now that god, charged up with the power of thousands of human sacrifices, is coming to convert your followers and snuff you out of existence with his army of undead soldiers and creepy-ass voice.
Godly battle is waged across three lands that are challenging to beat, especially if youre taking the military conquest route. But if youre a fan of the B&W series charming humor and side quests, youre out of luck - the