Saturday 13 May 2006
When we heard about Super Monkey Ball Adventure, the spin-off action game for everyone's favourite sphere-encased simians, our first question was: How will that work, then? Well, we've been hands on with the game, and the answer is: Really rather well.
In SMB Adventure you must roam the lands of monkey-dom, from your starting point on Jungle Island through Moonhaven, Zootopia, Monkeytropolis and Kongri-la. Each location has its own visual flavour, for instance Moonhaven is
For all its rich history and action-packed stories, Native American legend is one of the few branches of folklore that video games have left largely unexplored. The problem might be that it's a little too rich, if Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer is anything to go by. A messy hodgepodge of tribal mythology and symbols from all over the US, Brave has about as much in common with pre-Columbian America as The Lord of the Rings does with medieval Europe - which, for anyone who demands realistic
Thursday 11 May 2006
Unofficial music business lore states that if an artist's first major-label album is a smash hit, the follow-up is almost doomed to underachieve. It happens all the time. However, ten minutes on the show floor at E3 is all we needed to know for sure that the Guitar Hero series, which gives you a guitar-shaped controller and lets you play rock god, is absolutely not going to fall victim to that age-old curse.
The thing the game does right is preserve everything that made
Thursday 11 May 2006
EA's heroic action game, Superman Returns, is ready to launch on 26 June for PS2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PSP and DS. So like some magical Kryptonite-wrought typewriter, we got personal with the game to drain the Man of Steel's essence and put it into words.
Clark Kent's home, Metropolis, is faithfully reproduced - and ready to be bombed, broken, burnt and torn to pieces if you fail in your super-saving duties. The whole city is there to stretch your muscle in, but thanks to
As we played through Hitman: Blood Money, we couldn't help but be captivated by both the moody environment and the twisted sense of humor. In fact, we were so tickled by Agent 47's various methods of madness that we shot a couple of our favorites on our uber high-tech video capture stations and stitched 'em together for you in a feature we've titled "Hitman: Blood Money's Top
The first real video-game adaptation of The Fast and the Furious is tearing toward PS2s and PSPs in August, following the theatrical release of TFATF: Tokyo Drift by a distant two months. Even so, we recently got a chance to rev up a nearly complete version of the game, and we like what we've seen so far.
First off, The Fast and the Furious - which really has nothing to do with the movie other than that it's set in Tokyo - isn't a "street racer" in the traditional sense. Rather than ripping up
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With so many superhero games crowding the aisles, Superman has a fight on his hands to stand out from the lycra-clad crowd. Still, if the Man of Steel can't overcome the odds, who can?
We sat down with Chris Gray, executive producer at EA Tiburon - the guys behind GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, but we won't hold that against them - to discover how Superman Returns is flexing Clark Kent's hidden
Here's a little secret for you: we, the editors of GamesRadar, love Jaws Unleashed. Not because it's a particularly well-designed game, which it isn't. No, we love it because of its rich potential for gruesome aquatic stupidity. We love it because it's so over-the-top that what would otherwise be cruel becomes hilarious. We love it because a shark fires missiles. And we've decided to share some of our favorite moments with you in two spankin' new videos.
The first video, titled "Jumping the
The high-speed, high-precision sport of automotive drift racing is starting to catch on in the US, and D1 Grand Prix is ready to cash in. Due out in mid-July, the game realistically simulates the finer points of skidding sideways across racetracks and ruining your tires.
It sounds simple, but after sitting down and playing the game for ourselves, we know better. The real-life sport of drifting takes incredible precision and skill, and D1 Grand Prix is no different, with its drifts requiring
In a world of Gran Turismo and Mario Kart, it's easy to overlook practically every other racer thats languishing on retail shelves. But one series that really deserves a multiplayer look is Micro Machines - its bare-bones gameplay and frenzied power-ups make every single race a shouting match between friends.
We sat down for a four-player session and lovingly crafted a movie - click that movies tab above - to illustrate exactly why you'll want to grab three friends and start tearing across