The latest chapter in Microsoft's long-running Flight Simulator series will knock your windsocks off. Flight Simulator X is the prettiest and most ambitious edition in the franchise's 25-year history and it'll transport you to a stunning new world of photorealistic scenery and marvelously detailed aircraft… if you have a liquid nitrogen-cooled Cray supercomputer tucked in your tower.
We'll get to the technical stuff later. FSX ships in two flavors, with the pricier Deluxe version
The original Neverwinter Nights is held aloft as the best translation of the beloved Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing experience of all time. And not necessarily for the core game, either - but for the dungeon-building tools that came alongside the original adventure. In true D&D fashion, would-be Dungeon Masters everywhere used that opportunity to modify the existing content or create all-new "modules" of their own. This continual stream of fresh content has kept Neverwinter alive to
Do you remember the first time you played Sim City or Civilization? The joys of constructing buildings, improving your city (or civilization) and helping it prosper are sometimes hard to remember. Instead, we recall the frustrating gameplay, convoluted menus and poorly designed battle systems that have plagued the second-rate imitations that have flooded the market in recent years. Luckily, 1701 A.D. manages to breathe life back into this crowded-but-listless genre. You won't see any far out
Where was Dark Messiah of Might and Magic when we had the summertime blues? Barging through this fast-action fantasy story was as good as it gets - perhaps just shy of an Indiana Jones flick on full volume.
Sure, Dark Messiah could be billed as a fantasy action role-playing game, played from the first-person perspective - but it'll sucker punch you in the kidneys if you think it's an Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion clone. Dark Messiah is about as far from the lonely, ponderous, soul-searcher
The delightfully off-kilter reality of The Sims 2 continues to expand ever and ever closer to our own. First, they got their own colleges and universities. Not long afterwards, they had learned how to operate their own businesses. And somewhere in between, they hit their own downtown nightlife to sing karaoke (badly) and play WooHoo in a photo booth (loudly).
Yet during all that impressive progress, the only addition fans of the series really clamored for was... Pets. So now that they've
Before we start talking about Reservoir Dogs, there are a few things you should know. First, you won't saw the ears off any cops - at least not on camera. Second, the game isn't a Grand Theft Auto clone. Third, of all the actors whose careers were jump-started by the iconic 1992 crime flick, only Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde) appears in the game. And fourth, you can't just shoot undercover cop Mr. Orange at the beginning to win the game.
Rather than straight-up adapting the film about career
While the Star Wars films focused on the exploits of the Skywalker family and galactic events, there was always some interesting criminal activity going on in the background. It's about time those thugs got some time in the spotlight.
The story of Forces of Corruption follows galactic crime lord Tyber Zaan as he busts out of an imperial prison with help from his stealthy henchman Uri Fenn, using the Rebels' destruction of the first Death Star to cover his escape. He immediately sets out to
To those unfamiliar with the first-person shooter F.E.A.R., the atmosphere may be unsettlingly supernatural and spooky, but the combat is akin to gun-humping the world. Youve got a sleek, voluptuous arsenal of maniacal phallic tools, erupting into the night. As your bullets mercilessly pound enemy-flesh, severing torsos, heads, arms and legs, the stray shells wreak equal demolition to your surroundings, crafting a visual symphony. Chunks of plaster, multicolored sparks, glass shards, smoke
It took 13 years, a high-profile cancellation and a corporate schism that ended with the formation of developer Telltale Games, but bizarre crimefighting team Sam & Max have finally returned to computer screens. In Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock, the dog-and-rabbit detective duo hit the pavement in their festering New York neighborhood, this time to shut down an incredibly chintzy world-domination plot.
Like 1993's Sam & Max Hit the Road (and Telltale's earlier Bone games), Culture Shock
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing may tempt you with its low retail price of $19.99, but racing fans should steer clear of this clunky lemon. You cant expect the best from a bargain title like this, but the game still fails to deliver any bang for your buck with clumsy controls, poor damage detection, repetitive gameplay, and generic tracks.
Bold Moves lets you drive 18 licensed Ford vehicles. However, your driving experience will be equally bad no matter which car you choose. Youll be using the