OK, let's get it out of the way right now. Pandemic's war-fuelled action game is possibly the most blatant GTA clone we've ever seen. You can walk, fly or drive across a huge landscape and you can even commandeer (or, in GTA terminology, 'jack') every vehicle that you come across (except planes... damn). But if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, you may as well be buttering-up the greatest game out there and Mercenaries does a good job of doing just that.Unlike GTA, the action
Mercury Meltdown might seem like a glorified retread of beloved classic Marble Madness on its shimmering surface, but it's actually terrifically engaging, deep where it counts, and deftly mixes puzzling challenges with artful presentation, improving on the series' first entry in every
Just two hours into Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and it looked like the massive hype machine had outstripped creator Hideo Kojima's ability to deliver. Far from being a brave return to core values, the new game was excruciatingly slow.
Worse still, the heavily trailed survival skills seemed to splinter gameplay that was already perilously fractured by the return of the long-winded cutscene.
In fact, it was after watching 30 or so minutes of plot exposition either side of a slender 10
Imagine if you'd made one of the best videogames ever. It'd be pretty cool, huh? Now imagine trying to make it even better. Nope, it wouldn't be easy, and we're sure it wasn't for creative legend Hideo Kojima. But that's exactly what he and his crack team of game-design masters have accomplished with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. It's like an extra-extra-special-edition director's cut of the original stealth action masterpiece.
Disc one of the set, Subsistence, is the previously existing
If the RPG genre were a group of third-graders, Metal Saga would be the scrawny, shy one who cracks wise on occasion - usually to hide his own self-consciousness. While that may be preferred to the kid who frequently slips his nose-picking finger into his mouth, it's still quite a ways from the head of the
After dishing out much love to The 'Slug months ago this most crumbly of shooters is finally getting a UK release. And, despite its looks it's a beautiful game. Not in a Cameron Diaz-type way, but more like your Michelle Pfeiffers or your Amanda Donohoes: ultimately starting to show its age and not to everyone's taste, but still undeniably worth a try.Previously only available on the Neo Geo and a conversion to the ill-fated Sega Saturn in the '90s, this is the first version of Slug to appear
They dont make silly, shoot-everything-then-go-right games like the Metal Slug series anymore… unless you count the most recent entry in the 7-game Metal Slug Anthology, which just hit arcades this year. So, um… yeah, okay, they do still make games like that. But when they slap a whole clip of 'em onto one PS2 disc, it's still cause for celebration.
The title of this side-scrolling shooter refers to super vehicles - metal slugs - that come in the form of tanks, submarines, mech
The Micro Machines series has always been radically different from other racing games. It's not about tweaking your ride or searching for a sweet spot on the track to zip ahead of the pack. Hell, most of the time it's not even about crossing the finish line in first place. For the most part, you're just supposed to beat the other cars to the edge of the screen to win a point. After so many points, you win the match, no laps or checkpoints involved at all.
The issue with this unique racing
What if somebody said they'd sell you a brand-new Ferrari at the price of a used Hyundai? Well, you'd probably think there was something pretty shady going on, but in the case of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, that's essentially what you're getting. A top-notch arcade-style racing game for the cost of an also-ran.
More than just a budget-priced, Greatest Hits release of the enormously entertaining Rockstar racer, Remix introduces more music, 20+ new cars - including exotics such as the
In baseball, there are purists and fanatics. The first group pours over box scores like a treasure map and can tell you which brand of cleats Jose Canseco prefers to wear when playing. The second group just likes to drink beer and give the ump the finger.
Yet, incredibly, Sony's MLB '06 The Show might appeal to both groups. You can start out as a rookie and work your way through the extensive Career mode over multiple seasons, and there are mid-season trades and line-up tweaking, plus some new