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
Baseball this, basketball that. There's more than one athletic pastime that emerges once the snow has melted and the sun begins to shine. The Anglo sport of champions returns later this year, and one of tennis's most renowned franchises receives a slap shot over to the PSP in the inimitable form of Smash Court Tennis 3. And it brings with it an assortment of circuit pros and twice the customizable features of its
When you think of viable franchises to wrap around yet another World War title, Peanuts is probably last on the list. Yet here it is - and you know what? It makes sense. Snoopy's always been dreaming of taking down the Red Baron, so why not let a new generation act out that decades-long dream? Snoopy vs. the Red Baron is clearly aimed at the youngins, but from what we've seen there's actually some decent dog fighting to be
We know, we know. A concept like Snoopy vs The Red Baron just has "crap" written all over it. Most games based on comic strips do. But Peanuts isn't just any comic strip, and Snoopy vs The Red Baron isn't your typical slapdash kiddie game. It is, in fact, a crazed series of life-or-death dogfights in the vein of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron or StarFox, in which Snoopy and his pals have to battle their way through a cartoonified version of World War I.
Everyone who's ever read Peanuts knows all
Aug 20, 2007
In case there are any Fireteam Bravo fans out there who still haven't heard, the next SOCOM game for PSP won't be a shooter - which probably won't come as crushing news to most of you, seeing as traditional SOCOM never felt quite right on the PSP anyway. Instead, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike takes a real-time strategy approach, putting players in command of a four-man SEAL squad that they'll need to carefully guide through firefights, hostage rescues and other tense
When we first heard that Sonic Rivals was going to be more of a competitive racer than a standard, 2D side-scroller, some brows began to furrow. After playing through a race or two, that area of concern seems pretty well founded.
The E3 demo of Rivals put Sonic and Shadow the Hedgehogs against each other on a left-to-right raceway that looks right out of the classic Sonic titles - springboards, spiky pits and giant loops all made several appearances, but the most important aspect, speed, was
Where did this come from?! At yesterday’s Namco Bandai Gamer’s Day, we were rushed into a secret room for the unveiling of a brand new entry in the Soulcalibur universe. We know what you’re thinking. It’s not a spin-off or something equally dreadful.
Okay, it’s pretty. It’s very, very pretty. Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is so good-looking that we can’t even say, “It looks good for a portable game.” The game looks good for a Dreamcast game, it looks good for a PS2 game – heck, we’ve seen plenty of Wii games that look cheap by comparison.
There's one reason why Spider-Man 2 is the greatest superhero game ever made - the swinging mechanics that enabled you to swoop through the city like a... well, like Spider-Man. Which we guess is the whole point. Few moments in gaming can match the exhilaration of freefalling towards the ground before letting off a web and arcing gracefully back into air. Few games have ever recreated so perfectly a super-hero's powers and made you feel as though they were yours to command.
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