If any developer has proven it can crank out a decent PSP game, it's Rockstar, creator of Grand Theft Auto. After the company squeezed two full-sized versions of its landmark car-crime series onto Sony's handheld, it's not really surprising that Rockstar's PSP port of The Warriors is nearly indistinguishable from the console game released in late 2005.
"Nearly" means a small drop in visual quality, the absence of a second analog stick and the addition of ad-hoc wireless for co-op play, but
The next gauntlet to be thrown in the international conflagration known as the Videogame Soccer Wars is Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (also termed Longest-Titled Sports Game Ever). Fans of the series can expect more of the sublime control and strategic options that they know and love, with some new additions sure to please the most demanding Beautiful Game enthusiasts.
Many longtime Winning Eleven gamers will wonder what could be done to make a great footy game somehow better. A few
Jan 3, 2008
While you were opening gifts and drinking yourself into oblivion, we spent the holiday break burning through a recent build of Wipeout Pulse for PSP, which wraps a mighty single-player campaign around the core of 2005's brilliant Wipeout Pure and adds much-desired online play. And though Europe's been rocking the final game since before Christmas, we have some new impressions of what to expect from the North American release this
As Worms has slithered onto just about every format imaginable since its early '90s debut, it comes as no surprise that their unique take on turn-based strategy has found its way onto PSP. It's also a no-brainer of a decision for Team 17, as the mission-based action, with it's pedestrian pace, is perfect material for handheld gaming.
Team 17 have sensibly reverted back to a 2D presentation (although the levels look almost 3D) after their latest two console versions were fully 3D, and the vivid
There comes a time in everyone's life where you're so damn bored or burned out that you actually flop down onto your couch watch an entire TV show about bugs, spiders and the various other creatures that inhabit your yard. At some point, they have to defend their turf from an invading 70-eyed predator, and that's kinda what Worms: Open Warfare is all about. Except both factions are armed with the latest short and long range weapons the world has to
If the impending sunny weather and free-time of another pitiless summer is getting you down, you'll be happy to know that there'll still be a way to fight it out on the go. THQ's second foray into invertebrate battle is hitting a portable system near you, in the form of Worms: Open Warfare 2, and it's very much the same classic game that has made engaging in strategic warfare cuddly and addictive for well over a decade.
For those who haven't been drafted onto the squirmy battle field of Worms
Is sliding around on drab, dusty/rainy/gravelly rally courses your idea of a good time? Are you really into European indie music? Awesome! Then WRC: FIA World Rally Championship is for you.
To be fair to the game, rally racing - where a lone driver battles the clock on a winding course - is a little drab by definition, and it doesn't help that the sport is especially popular on the mud-drenched backroads of rural Europe. So far, though, WRC does a bang-up job bringing rallies to the PSP,
All right, this might sound like an obvious idea, but WSC Real 08 is taking a first-person approach to snooker. As appealing as that sounds, it doesn’t mean taking the safety off a semi-automatic when a mobile goes off. No, you’ll be directly behind the cue when you take shots and you’ll be able to wander around the table to size up your next shot and take in your surroundings.
Nintendo may have the whacked-out-minigame market in its iron-fisted grasp, but few of the WarioWare micro-challenges are quite as mystifying as those in WTF. The idea here is that you're trapped in a sort of personal retail Hell, forced to take repetitive jobs that make no sense, all for a meager wage that you'll just use to buy more soul-sucking items. Whoa... that's actually kinda deep for a game with moose racing.
The Drunken Mayor is a great example of WTF 's edgier minigames - you're a
If you thought pro wrestlers couldn't get any more 'roided up, just check out WWE All Stars, an over-the-top fighting experience that makes the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw series look like a simulation, in comparison...