When it was recently revealed that publisher Activision had another Spider-Man game in the works, the immediate speculation from fans was that it would be something cool to make up for the disappointing rush-job that was Spider-Man 3. While that may somehow be the case, anyone expecting another free-roaming, web-slinging adventure will be disappointed by Spider-Man: Friend or Foe. Not only does this weirdly colorful, kid-friendly version of Spidey's world seem to be based on a Saturday-morning
At the end of last year we told you how Sam Fisher had agreed to undertake a dangerous undercover mission following the shocking death of his daughter to a drunken driver.
How he had to get himself arrested and thrown into a top security prison so that he could meet and gain the trust of terrorist Jamie Washington, then escape with him and gain access to his group.
This month, we got to play the PS2 version of the game. The game actually begins with Sam in Iceland, carrying out the sort of
Our aim has been to make the best looking PS2 game ever!" state the excited Ubisoft Splinter Cell Chaos Theory people. Already the emphatic claims are pouring out. Picture the scene: we've just entered the top floor presentation room of the developer's Montreal studio, and are now gazing up at a large projector screen which is flashing 'innovative' PS2 visual techniques in our ashen winter faces. Outside, a furious snowstorm is settling on already iced roads, while here indoors, the temperature
In an effort to add more depth to the classic driving/shooting hybrid series Spy Hunter, a new wrinkle has been thrown in. Now, you're forced to get out of the badassed ride known as the Interceptor (that sweet, James Bond fantasy car) and run around on your
Poker: America's new national pastime? You'd think it from the sudden explosion of TV shows, books and paraphernalia littering the pop culture landscape. Video games have jumped on the bandwagon, too, but every poker title seems to be missing ... something. Usually it's either smarts or speed. Stacked featuring Daniel Negreanu promises both.
Stacked is powered by the Poki AI, which doesn't sound like much, but has the potential to make all other poker games look utterly ridiculous. Developed
Can a smarter program make a better poker video game? That's what Stacked hopes to answer - and our hands-on impressions from the PC and PS2 versions make us believers so far.
Stacked's artificial intelligence has been in development for 10 years independently as a pure research project; the game creators simply wrapped it up in an attractive Texas Hold 'Em shell. Of course, this also means that this game has been practicing for 10 years, just to kick your ass. You won't see a lot of reckless
Okay, put the fanboy hat down for a second and let's be real: in your heart of hearts, you think Luke Skywalker is a whiny pansy with bad hair and Darth Vader is a towering bastion of too-cool badassitude. The good guys? Boring. They use their Jedi powers to do what, exactly? Dress in dingy bathrobes and maybe correct a bad X-wing parking job. They never even mind-control their way into a round of free drinks at the cantina or a hot night with a pair of Twi'lek babes now and then.
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
Hey, Street Fighter fans! Capcom isn't done with your wallet just yet. With the release next month of Street Fighter Alpha Anthology, they'll finally give you a chance to complete your collection with what many consider the best games in the series.
For those who have somehow never played them, the Street Fighter games were a revolution in 2D fighting. Their pixelated graphics and cartoonish super moves might seem antiquated next to modern-day punchfests like Tekken 5 and SOULCALIBUR 3, but
You're gunning through the steep and winding streets of San Francisco. With a white-knuckle death grip on the steering wheel of your 1970s-style muscle car, you see the focus of your pursuit - a couple of criminal lowlifes in a beat up sedan - swerve unexpectedly and escape down a side alley. But you'll get to them later. First, you've got to smash through a glass window pane and launch yourself into the air off a conveniently placed wooden ramp.
See, you're not the hero in Stuntman: