One Piece must be a charmed series. Most anime-based games rely so heavily on their source material to make them interesting that anyone who doesn't, say, fall asleep clutching a life-size Inuyasha pillow will be clawing their eyes out within moments. Not so with last year's fun fighter One Piece Grand Battle, and the same is holding true with Pirates' Carnival. Its screwed up cast and simple minigames should appeal to just about anyone who can stand the idea of sitting down in front of a
Anyone who plays online role-playing games knows that it takes a ton of content to keep gamers satisfied - and to keep the subscription fees rolling in. Four years after launch, Square Enix's first foray into the massively multiplayer arena is still going strong. Final Fantasy XI will soon be growing once again with the release of its third expansion pack, Treasures of Aht Urghan. While hardcore fans of the game have the most to look forward to, the expansion provides ample opportunities for
When first sighted through a telescope, Rogue Galaxy looks very much like last fall's gorgeous RPG, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King at space camp. The colorful graphics showcase the same smoothly animated, cartoon-come-to-life splendor and the art style is similar. The characters may look a bit different, but they still tramp around exotic locations in ungainly garb, waving swords and immediately slaughtering without remorse any wildlife they happen to encounter.
When it comes to comic books, there's no team with more heavy-hitters than the Justice League. If you've read the books, seen the long-running cartoon or even just heard about their adventures through convenience store chatter, you know what we mean. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. These full-blown, unstoppable icons are now getting the X-Men Legends, action RPG
Agent 47, everyone's favourite hired killer, makes a welcome return this summer, and we tracked down Rasmus Hojengaard, game director at IO Interactive, for a Hitman: Blood Money interrogation.
Born in a secret lab and genetically engineered to be a ruthless killer, Agent 47 uses his shadowy ties to an unknown agency to acquire missions - and for the first time, we'll finally be able to earn cash for killings and blow it on gleaming metal murder-tools.
Hitman: Contracts gave us some excellent
You're traveling on a deserted countryside roadway in your trotmobile - picture a Volkswagen beetle with arms, legs, and artillery. A bandit in a similar vehicle demands you turn over your money - or the girl you're riding with.
She's a cutie in fishnet stockings, but you've only known her for about 15 minutes. What do you do? Whether you'd prefer to fight for her honor or drop her, you'd probably get a kick out of Steambot Chronicles - since you can do either. The game brings together bright
Winback 2: Project Poseidon is straightforward third-person shooting action at its core: run and gun down corridors with a pistol, hug walls and peek out for quick shots with the shotgun, or duck behind desks and crates to toss a grenade.
Since you're a covert operative, you'll perform dramatic evasion acrobatics, and even bang out a few switch puzzles, all while rescuing hostages. In an interesting twist, you only get ammo from enemies if you shoot their gun arm. Bullets are in short supply,
Friday 31 March 2006
What better place to show off the all-new version of Scarface than the Los Monteros Hotel in sunny Marbella? Well, Miami, the setting of the ultra-violent Brian De Palma film would have been more appropriate but Vivendi's 5-star hospitality recently provided a suitable backdrop to a game that - like its hero Tony Montana - has dragged itself out of the ghetto and truly made good.
It's all about balls in this GTA style driver/shooter and, as Tony says, "he doesn't break
Following the recent sad but inevitable news that Sony has finally stopped PSone production, GamesRadar felt it only right to take a look back at the seminal console's 10 most important games.
The following titles were all, without doubt, hugely important in the console's transition from newcomer to market leader, to cultural icon. No other gaming machine has had such a long lifespan (over a decade as a viable platform), nor introduced so many to gaming for the first time.
So why not dig out
We've talked plenty about Tomb Raider Legend in previous articles, but what we haven't done is given you a level-by-level description of it - until now. We'll keep the spoilers and the small talk to a minimum, though we will warn you that Eidos has made us promise not to show you every level yet, so the screens don't always match the levels. Also, we do reveal a few story details here, so consider yourself spoiler alerted. Clear? Okay. Grab your gear.
The first level is appropriately swaddled