What's in a name? In the case of videogames, it's usually not much. If you had no idea what kind of game Metal Gear Solid was, would reading the title help matters? Everyone's seen the poor soccer mom at GameStop looking completely befuddled as she stares at a wall full of highly descriptive names looking for the perfect gift. Is Lost Planet about finding a planet? On that note, what journey went missing in Lost Odyssey? At least you have some semblance of what A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! is from the title, as we can confirm that this $2 PlayStation Mini investment will indeed produce a game in which you shoot things in space for your alien-maiming enjoyment...
Combat Assault Horizon is like a love letter to the idea of fun. The delivery
method for said letter is to fold it into the shape of a paper F-22 Raptor,
attach jet engines, machine guns, and missiles, and then run up a hill while
making “neeeeeroouuuu” airplane noises before hurling that sucker into the
sunny blue sky. We frame it this way because Assault Horizon is unabashedly an
arcade flight game, with fancy camera tricks...
Tintin is a Belgian boy who somehow manages to be a
journalist without ever writing a word, who knocks out grown men twice his size
with a single fling of his fist, and who lives in a world where the only woman
is a jolly opera singer who exists only to make us laugh. In short, his life
plays out like a little boy's dream – or at least the type of boy who juggles
ambitions of winning the science fair with fantasies of clobbering the local
bully. The good news is that it's not a disagreeable dream, and while it
suffers from excessively easy gameplay and forced variety, The Adventures of
Tintin is a bit more rewarding than its movie franchise origins might suggest...
You’ll know, if you’ve ever visited Africa, just how captivating a place it can be. It’s exotic - the kind of place not everyone is able or inclined to visit, but it’s a part of Earth that has the power to remind you that you’re alive.
Sitting in a bush on the actual Serengeti, waiting to get a snap of a giraffe roundhouse kicking a wildebeest is – as we can only imagine in our crazy world – kind of exciting. The tension of seeing beasts in the wild and their unpredictability makes for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if not a potentially dangerous one if a lion happens to sneak up on you.
Pirates, eh!? Brilliant, eh!? Not really, but this is a multiplayer game up there with Bomberman and Worms. Eight players sail the seas, fight, and attempt to occupy ports to secure victory. Offline, it’s... a bit rubbish. It’s a speedy and strategic RTS-lite, and unlike anything else on PSN. Just don’t bother playing alone.
Find out if the agonizingly difficult platformer is worth your time or if it should go back to it's home planet...
Aliens hasn't had a proper game for some time now. Does Colonial Marines succede where all others have failed? Well...
Based on the film reboot of the same name, Amazing Spider-Man the game was a great opportunity to renew the franchise. Instead, Activision is careful to make an exceedingly standard Spidey game, right down to the run of the mill version of New York City...
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When someone says Ico meets Resident Evil, we say yes please… but only if they neglect to mention that the result is a malformed abomination against man. Witness: Amy!