The annual evolution of Madden christens "the season" for every would-be athlete, coach, or super fan trapped inside the sweaty cushions of their couches, and Madden NFL 07 is proving no exception.
Due to hit stores in August, 07's overhauls to the interface and - more importantly - the running game are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In 07, you'll be able to step up as the lead blocker and crush any oncoming attempt to foil your running game, then meld right back into the light feet
Friday 29 September 2006
With a plot penned by bestselling US crime novelist David Fisher - who wrote a book with a real-life Mafia hitman - Made Man strains to be the ultimate Mafiosi gaming experience. It's certainly a solid and well-scripted mob adventure but is the action as razor sharp as the dialogue? We sauntered into Made Man's world of crime for a hands-on session to find out.
Made Man's 30-year plotline takes in 17 chapters, telling the story of mobster anti-hero Joey Verola. The
Forget about “the cream” and “the clear” - baseballs back in the one place its guaranteed to be steroid-free: on your favorite videogame console. With a third-party exclusivity agreement with Major League Baseball in publisher 2Ks back pocket, MLB 2K6 steps onto the field as the only pro hardball title on Xbox and GameCube, and just the second on PS2. And while longtime fans of the digital diamond may be nervous at the thought of a pro MVP-less season, youve got to like
We'll just go ahead and cut to the chase for those of you who've been following the development of Manhunt 2: we've seen the infamous bit where a guy gets his testicles and one of his vertebrae removed by a pair of wire cutters, and yes, it's nasty. Not as nasty as the scene playing out in your head right now - the actual gore is limited to spraying blood and horrible fleshy wrenching noises - but nasty nonetheless.
We've also seen a pen broken off in a man's throat, a sex-hotel receptionist
If you spend much time looking at the internet, you already know that Manhunt 2 has been the subject of a lot of controversy of late, getting slapped with an ultra-prohibitive Adults Only rating stateside and being banned outright in most of Europe. As of this writing, it's unknown whether you'll ever get a chance to play through the blood-drenched saga of Dr. Daniel Lamb yourself, and you'll almost certainly never see it in its original, gloriously violent form. But we have, and the things
[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”
It probably won't do for graffiti what the Tony Hawk games did for skateboarding, but Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has gotten a pretty bad rap lately. A game about a graffiti artist living in a police state where tagging is a capital crime, it's been called everything from a celebration of vandalism to a gang-recruitment tool. But regardless of what its critics say, Getting Up takes an interesting spin on the urban-crime genre and, if done right, could be a lot of
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance doesn't really need a serious introduction - just take the action RPG elements of the two mega-popular X-Men Legends games and add about 20 new characters. It's not the gameplay that'll bowl anyone over (at least from what we've seen so far), but the sheer amount of Marvel-ness is staggering.
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, three new playable heroes were revealed: The Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman and Human Torch, and Iceman of X-Men fame. We saw these
Skewed, top-down view. Four cars, all cute as candy. Controls a toddler could understand - left, right, stop, start, fire. Lovingly designed tracks and the speed. Oh, the speed. None of this should matter. This is so over. So yesterday. So much... fun. Something that Supersonic never forgot in the first place. Mashed is the spiritual successor to the developer's PlayStation sleeper hit, Circuit Breakers. The formula remains the same: fall too far behind and you're out, but this dynamic has been
Although clearly not the best of titles thanks to being rushed out to coincide with Reloaded, we felt Shiny's previous Matrix offering, Enter the Matrix, was a decent and entertaining effort that got an unfair pasting in certain circles. With more time to work on this title because there's no movie release to tie in with, Shiny is hoping Path of Neo will be a more polished affair, "The Matrix game that fans always wanted" is how Atari's PR chap is putting it.As the title suggests, Path of Neo