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
Well, if it took until 2006 for Sonic the Hedgehog to get a tricked-out snowboarding game, Pac-Man might as well get a go-kart racer too. Pac-Man World Rally is still a few months away, but it has all the hallmarks of a potentially capable Mario Kart clone.
By now, you know what's up. Pick a mascot character (this time from the land of Namco) and power-slide him/her/it through winding, outlandish courses that could never really exist. In addition to obvious stars Pac- and Mrs. Pac-Man, you'll
When it was shown at last year's E3 expo, Scarface: The World is Yours got a lukewarm reaction. Its graphics were chunky, the gameplay seemed sketchy and overall it looked like a bad Vice City clone.
"It didn't pop," said Pete Wanat, the game's executive producer, as he explained why the game was essentially torn apart and rebuilt after the showing. "We view this as a long-term franchise. ... We can't mail in the first one."
And so, the entire virtual city of Miami was rebuilt, the driving
You just can't please some people. First, new-school fighting fans complained that SNK's King of Fighters series was stuck forever in 2D. Then when King of Fighters: Maximum Impact took the series into the third dimension at last, they didn't like that either. Hopefully, everybody will be happy with King of Fighters 2006, due out this summer.
Granted, we barely know enough to tell whether or not the second foray into 3D will please anyone at all. In Japan, KOF2006 is merely known as Maximum
You wouldnt be remiss to consider EA Sports latest soccer game a quick sequel to the annual chart-topper, FIFA Soccer. No doubt the publisher wants to cash in on its massive investment in the worlds biggest sporting event. Curiously though, this games producer goes to great lengths to pitch 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sequel to the 2002 World Cup iteration, and not the recent FIFA Soccer 06. This matters why? Mainly because FIFA Soccer 06 was generally considered to be pretty stinky, particularly
The mythical, floating realm of Eden is breaking away and vanishing into nothingness. A deep-voiced sword-in-the-stone chooses an unlikely boy as the world's savior and whisks him to another dimension to search for answers. Can Felt and his kinda-sister Viese restore balance to this magical universe? Will there ever be a new idea in RPG storylines?
True, the plot of Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny isn't going to shred your scalp off, but its old-school, hand-drawn visuals and general