War is hell. Dropping into the hot zone, we spawn with a knife and pistol and quickly race away on foot looking for a more powerful weapon. Lets see - rifles, grenades - wait, how about a tank? Sounds good.
We hop in and take off and immediately have a bogie coming in at 1 oclock, a lead-spitting warplane that dives down close trying to drop a truckload of mines on our head. We leap out of the tank double time, turning around to see it become a shrapnel-spewing fireworks
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:
Today we're in an especially giving mood. Why all the love, you may ask? Well, publisher THQ just had one of them Gamer's Days where entirely too much info was divulged about the games you'll want to play in the next few months. Our crack-team of journalists were deployed to the frontlines to bring you, our dear readers, the best coverage possible from this event. How does the recently announced Conan action game look? Do the fiery daredevil feats of Stuntman: Ignition get your blood
If Ratatouille weren't based on a film, its story - about a rat named Remy who wants to become a world-class French chef - would probably elevate it to weird-work-of-genius status. As it is, this platform-hopping adventure is relegated to the realm of baby games, although that doesn't mean it should be
The moment you finish grinding across the telephone wire, a colossal sadness grips you. You drop the controller, turn off Tony and consider your life with a stare into the bathroom mirror. In the age-lines of your face you see the incalculable hours spent stacking mega-combos for a zillion-points. Your eyes spill a sorrow cavernous, and you pick up your skateboard... hold it to your cheek... and slowly begin scraping your face away with the
God of War
Kratos is totally bad ass - when have you ever killed a god? And the fact that Aries ate an H-bomb for breakfast that morning really added to the effect. Except, now that Kratos is the new God of War, shouldnt we have to kill him in God of War 2? Whatever, just let us rip the eyeballs out of something and dont make us
When Battlefield 1942 first rolled off the production lines in 2002, it came as something of a revelation. Sure, we'd played shooters with vehicles before, and yeah, we'd seen games with huge, open levels; but in BF1942 it just seemed a lot more liberating, uncomplicated and, well, fun. It was, without us really knowing it, the combined-arms action-shooter we'd been waiting for.
However, as you'll know if you played the game, the popularity of the core game was soon matched and even eclipsed
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Epic quests need epic endings, and theres not much that's more epic than a giant red thing fighting an oversized golden award trophy. The dragon trophy decimates the Vishnu-armed creature by breathing white stuff on it, and the fate of the world is put in your hands. But the games over, so good luck with
Weve compiled twenty ending videos from some of the hottest games of all time, partially so that we can trash them, but mainly to ruin the experience of earning them legitimately. If youre the type to play three-quarters of the way through a game before being distracted by something more important (like what?), nows your chance to see what you missed, or didnt miss, by being an underachiever.
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Kingdom Hearts II
Gears of War
Resistance: Fall of
Are you the kind of inquisitive gamer that likes to try shooting everything with a virtual pulse at least once, just to see what happens? Or maybe you take some guilty pleasure in gunning down gaming's innocent bystanders? Whatever the reason, we all exercise an unnecessarily twitchy trigger finger every now and again, so in recognition of our inner, cold-hearted killer, here's some of the victims of our 'accidental' aggression...
Your squad (Ghost Recon 2 )
It wouldn't be so bad if the