From its November 2005 release, Need For Speed: Most Wanted spent a total of 10 weeks at the top of the charts. Displaced twice during its long reign - once by King Kong and then by the long-anticipated Dead or Alive 4 - the street racer then shot straight back to the top after each interuption. A year before, the previous Need For Speed also spent 10 weeks at number one.
Yet NFS is arguably not the best racer by a long way - especially on consoles, where it's up against the superb Burnout
The trailer for Silent Hill is genuinely exciting. As the movie is based on a videogame, this in itself is news. The characters, the chilling atmosphere, the twisted monsters overrunning the small town… it's all been kept astonishingly true to the Silent Hill series. We hold out genuine hope for it, as no doubt do stars Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Unger.
Meanwhile, Alex Garland, famous writer of The Beach, has written the script for a movie based on Halo - reportedly for a
Burnout Revenge could have been just the same on Microsoft's 'next-gen' 360 as it is on the Xbox and PS2. After all, a straightforward port with slightly shinier graphics would hardly stand out right now, as even the machine's cheerleaders would be forced to admit. And Revenge is hardly lacking excitement as it is.
Yet, despite a development push that won't exceed six months, Burnout Revenge 360 is looking shockingly more next-gen than many of the more established standard-bearers.
Few movie-to-game adaptations have garnered as much attention and speculation as EA's take on The Godfather, which finally hits stores later this month. Casting players as a random wiseguy in the Corleone crime family, it combines free-form, Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay with a plot that follows the epic Mafia film from behind the scenes.
We've spent some hard time with this gangland simulation, and we can say that the driving feels great, the violence is intense, the story is riveting and
Is there any game publisher out there who "gets it" quite as truly as Rockstar? Not only does the company constantly create stylish, genre-busting games like Grand Theft Auto III, The Warriors, and Manhunt, but then it takes care of its fans like nobody else. Case in point: this tricked-out, value-priced, hot rod of Midnight Club III: DUB Edition. It's a game which, to the enlightened, is also known as the best sub-thumping, ride-pimping, street cred-earning nighttime racer known to man.
Ever since Nightcrawler teleported his way through the White House, drop-kicking and hip-tossing countless armed guards along the way in X2, he's been the one X-Man everyone's wanted to control. And while the past X-Men movie games have been a bland sort, Nightcrawler's inclusion may make the third film's tie-in action game a must-play.
For those not in the comic book loop, Nightcrawler's a blue-furred, teleporting, acrobatic mutant who can literally be in two places at once. Guiding him
It's kind of hard to identify with the cold steel of jet fighters. Even with human pilots, the machines always take center stage in dogfighting games as they streak through the sky, filling the azure air with white-hot lead and missiles across an otherwise peaceful landscape. So it's up to the intense, toe-curling action to keep you interested, and that's something the Ace Combat series has always kept onboard.
Whether it's escorting a convoy of allies through enemy terrain or obliterating a
Roll Call, Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire and now Urban Chaos: Riot Response… phew. Rocksteady Studios schizophrenic riot-‘em-up has gone through more name changes than P Diddy. Still, its almost here now, and thats all that really matters eh?
In a refreshing departure from your usual first-person shooter back-story, a gang called the Burners have laid siege to our heros city, instigating mass rioting and civil unrest.
Set over a period of 12 months, youll attempt to restore
You don't have to love classic monster moves to enjoy Rampage: Total Destruction, but it helps. Midway unleashed a fresh batch of screens for its old-school building basher in late February, and we got a little bit of hands-on time to go with 'em.
Total Destruction sticks close to Rampage's arcade roots; players control giant monsters (more than 25 of them, including giant sharks and octopi) as they go on a nearly brainless tear through modern metropolii, smashing buildings, eating people, and
You never forget your first: your first kiss, your first car, the first time you ripped out a ninja's spine with your bare hands. Each new Mortal Kombat game dug a little deeper into its own gory mythology, but the next chapter in the famed fighting franchise will be the last. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will end Kombat as we know it.
Why kill a good thing? To make room for a better one. MK's long and winding plotline will wrap up with the PlayStation 2 and Xbox; as those machines make way for