There's something inherently wrong about basing a game around the Second World War. Developers will preach on and on about how their respect for the veterans takes precedence over everything else, but can you really justify pixelating the most harrowing, Earth-shattering event of the 20th century? Well, they're trying. Again and again. And the sad thing is, most people don't give a fiddler's pluck about the rich history upon which these games are based; they just want to shoot lots of people
Outside of a few nitpicky graphical issues, Capcom's classic game compilations, released over the last year, are among the best on the market. No, this isn't terribly surprising considering the company's rich arcade heritage. But between the handheld and console versions, it's been hard to keep track of what classic game's on which retro compilation. And just when you thought you had it all straight, here comes yet another version to muddy the waters. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is more
Chicken Little. Videogame adaptation. Sequel. Not exactly the most inspiring words, are they? However, after getting our first look at Chicken Little: Ace in Action, the second game to be based on the animated Disney flick, we're not ready to write it off just yet.
To begin with, the game you're afraid of was already created and released. And while you may or may not have played the original Chicken Little (it's okay - we won't judge), the big studio folks did and liked what they saw. So, with
The Chronicles of Narnia books remain high on their pedestal of nostalgic childhood memories; the movies, perhaps a bit less so. Fans of either probably hanker for the ability to frolic through the Narnian fields equally, and so the games keep coming.In case you aren’t familiar with the story behind the second chapter known as Prince Caspian, or need a refresher, it begins one Earth year after the events from the first book/movie.
Not one for sea-sickness sufferers, this. Hop up onto the deck of your zombie-infested whaler ship and the screen shunts back and forth like an electified wrinkly in a rocking chair. Creep along the starboard (see, we know all the lingo) and you're showered by waves the size of a holy sneeze. Cold Fear's nautically-themed gameplay certainly knows how to unsettle a sensitive gut or two and it does it in such an inventive manner that such 'horror-game' staples as splurged intestines are rarely
The best things, apparently, come to those who wait. Which is gravy for those with saintly patience, but utter bollocks for us impatient grizzlers who are going to have to wait until next winter to play Cold Winter. The good news though is, if all goes to plan, it's going to be worth the angst. Hear this: if Cold Winter continues to progress at its current level, this could be - putting all our protein rich shells in one wicker cask - the best FPS to ever grace the PS2. With nine months of
If you ask anyone what they remember most about grizzly anti-terrorist shooter Soldier of Fortune, nine times out of 10 they'll mention the gore.The game was made famous for giving players the opportunity to not only kill, but to dismember. Legs, arms, heads... all could be removed by a well-placed, suitably-powerful gunshot. It was crude, over the top and existed purely to make what was an average shooter stand out from the crowd.You can indulge in the same sort of body alterations in Cold
There's a lot to worry about with Commandos Strike Force. You could worry about the basic idea for a start, which in the words of developer Pyro's CEO, Ignacio Perez, combines "the tactical approach of the previous Commandos games with the intense action of an FPS."
The whole point of the series was its lack of intensity - just slow-burning, top-down puzzles in a WWII setting. You could question the stripping down of the characters you switch between; of the original six, only three remain:
Here's a mind-boggling statistic - this year's Crash Bandicoot game will mark the fifteenth installment of the series in just over a decade's time. Fifteen. What could Mind Over Mutant, the newest adventure of the marsupial omnivore (seriously, look it up), possibly do that we haven't seen... well, fifteen times before?
You might be surprised, especially if you haven't tried a Crash game in several years. Mind Over Mutant breaks free
We're going to be completely honest about this. When we saw the name Crash of the Titans on publisher Sierra's list of upcoming titles, our first thought was of a monster truck car combat game where all the oil-gulping vehicles are named after Greek gods. Upon realizing the emphasis was on crash and not titans, our entire mood slipped a little. The guy's not had much luck lately (though arguably better than Sonic's), but after spending a little time with his latest run-and-jumper, it's fair to