Oct 16, 2007
Lets face it, the WWE is essentially the evil empire of wrestling. Mr. McMahon and his genetic superfreaks will always stand atop the heap of sports entertainment destroying all comers like they did WCW and ECW. With an increasingly stale product and THQs SmackDown! franchise delivering the same thing year in and out, wrasslin fans need a savior. Start bracing for Impact - literally - because Midway is developing TNA Impact for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, based off the
Oct 1, 2007
Theres never been a game that truly captured the The Simpsons essence. Not that thats stopped them from being successful - Hit & Run was one the all-time biggest selling PS2 games. So when The Simpsons Games Executive Producer Scot Amos began work on EAs first crack at the license, he knew that the only way forward was to rip up the yellow rulebook and start
Wrestling tykes weaned on today's glitzy SmackDown! franchise probably haven't even heard of the Fire Pro Wrestling series - one of the longest running and highly popular series' in Japan - what with its infinitely customizable gameplay, gigantic roster and incredibly in-depth move list. Oh, we have your attention now? Heading straight for the current/last-gen PS2 this fall is Fire Pro Wrestling R (the R stands for "Returns") and will compete head on against the WWE's longstanding series for
Sept 24, 2007
Friend or Foe is ultimately another iteration of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, but based solely on Stan Lee's teenage arachno-star. You and a Spidey friend will scrap endless gangs of "minions" throughout several lushly laid-out locales - including New York (obviously), Tokyo and snowy Nepal. On your journeys you'll bump into every major Spidey villain and they'll be available to help you in your quest to... do good stuff, once you've defeated them in battle. With so many camp
Sept 24, 2007
Who needs realistic player models with motion-captured batting stances when you can have cute and cuddly sluggers with facial expressions that mirror their real-life counterparts? Wii Sports Baseball proved that you can pick up and play a sports game without having to fret over hyper-real 3D modeled sweat, yet left ballpark fans wanting more in the way of depth. Good thing Konami and 2K Sports are importing MLB Power Pros, based on the popular best-selling and long-running series
Sep 17, 2007
In the real world, an ass-kicking is an ass-kicking. It doesn't matter if the other guy is a street brawling gang banger, your martial artist dorm buddy, the bully on the playground, or the girl scout from down the street - the fundamental problem is someone is pounding their knuckles into your face and stomping on your spleen. As such, any further details are ultimately inconsequential.
In the world of professional wrestling, however, the fight is largely secondary to the show.
Aug 31, 2007
The Sims 2: Castaway, or "Sims 2: Guess where the idea for this came from," as we're renaming it. Clearly a Sims game - we'd recognize that mix of skill building, house construction and clothes making anywhere - EA have ignored Ubisoft's Lost license and made their own version of the TV show.
Washed up on a beach, the name of the game is building a community with mysterious "other" Sims (read: the Others). A more plot-led experience this time, reaching certain skill milestones
[Editor's note: Our sister mag from the UK, PSM3, was lucky enough to review the PS2 version of Manhunt 2 before it was banned outright. But dont worry though, as soon as Rockstar works out all the kinks, well kindly review the final version. But for now, direct your eyes towards the review of the game youll never play.]
At the time of writing, the UKs British Board of Film Classification has refused to give this sequel to Rockstars 2003 game a rating, citing its “casual sadism”
Just to clarify, FIFA 08 on PS2 is not a cut-down version of the PS3/Xbox 360 version. It's being coded from the ground up specifically for the machine. Not only is this good news for the PS2 game, but also for the "big" versions as they won't have to keep old technology in mind. But enough about the big boys - the PS2 version got its fanfare when we visited EA, and with good reason. This looks to be the best FIFA yet.
Firstly, and surprisingly, this isn't aping Winning Eleven any more. It
Confidence. On Sundays, on the 18th green, staring down a birdie putt for the win, Tiger Woods has it. Sergio Garcia? Not so much.
After Garcia missed a putt for the win at the 2007 British Open, he lost the ensuing playoff to Irishman Padraig Harrington, and left any confidence he had in a deep bunker somewhere on the back nine at Carnoustie. As confidence plays such an important role in the game of golf, it's about time EA included it in its upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour game. And so it