Anyone wanting to exact revenge on Chris Cringle for the dismal shower of presents they got at Chrimbo will find lots of Santa sleighing right here with Infected. That's right, old Father Christmas is amongst the assorted bevy of flesh-eating zombies you've got to blast to pieces.
Set in New York, Infected is about a deadly strain of virus that turns normal people into gore-hungry monsters.
As Officer Stevens, scientists have discovered that your blood can destroy the infection. It doesn't
The selling power of the Dynasty Warriors franchise is such that its flaws have been heaped over with relentless statistics upgrades until they became quirks.
That history seemed set to make the PSP version the embodiment of an ill-advised, over-familiar switch, and in some respects, that's exactly how it feels - but in others it shows a real appreciation of its new environment.
Most obvious is the portrayal of battlefields as a series of decisive skirmishes. Each scenario is presented as a
If RPGs were rated on how 'beardy' they are, Lord of the Rings Tactics would measure 8.0 on the hirsute-o-meter. If you felt a spod playing the LOTR games on PS2, this is like going speed-dating in a Babylon 5 T-shirt then arranging your Star Wars figures by rarity. It's a number-heavy, turn-based RPG brimming with goblins and men in pointy hats. But it's also rather good.The action revolves around key scenes from the films, including Gandalf's scrap with the Balrog and the infamous Battle of
Almost a full year after the release of the Spider-Man 2 film, Activision launches a PSP version on to the unsuspecting public. Now, it doesn't take a genius to work out why. It's because a) they wanted to get a foothold in the PSP market as soon as possible and b) they wanted to milk the teat of the webbed-wonder's movie popularity until it positively whistles with emptiness. We're all for the first reason, but the second is a certainly a bit of a cheek, given that what the developers have
At this year's E3, we marched around the PSP booths in search of something to whet our appetites. But after strolling past enthusiastic booth babes attempting to pimp NFSU Rivals, Lumines and Ape Escape, a terrible realisation overcame us - we'd played all these games to death already. "Well there's no point sticking around here," we thought. "Let's hit the PS2 stands instead. They've just unveiled Taxi Driver. Should be good!" Clearly, our jet lag was making us go frikkin' mental. But then we
It's a cliche (perhaps even the cliche) of handheld gaming that it's best enjoyed while either sitting on the bus or the bog. And while we've yet to play Ridge Racer in the loo (our PSP somehow feels too new and shiny for that sort of thing - yet), we have played it while making use of our fine public transportation system. And such is the degree to which Ridge Racer totally absorbs you, it's directly responsible for our esteemed editor completely missing his bus stop the first time he played