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The Hall of Meat. While it may sound like some nightmarish room with walls made of stretched skin and cartilage, it's actually the sadist's version of the score attack – how spectacularly can you hurt your little skateboard dude?
Amped and Tony Hawk's Project 8 may have featured this kind of mode before Skate 2 did, but while we like Project 8 for the idea of how big your hospital bill is, it just can't match the sense of impact that Skate 2 has. Here are a few of our most painful (and high-scoring) bails.
Unlike the Tony Hawk series, Skate 2 doesn't feature any blood. It also stops short of showing broken limbs, which is probably for the best as some of the falls here would leave skulls crushed and backbones sticking out through cheesegrated flesh.
How sick is it?
Tame in terms of censorship, but there's a world of pain here.
Fable 2 prides itself on its consequence-heavy decisions. Will you be a Mr G Two-shoes, or become a corrupt, evil bastard who kills anyone who looks at him? Either way, by the time you reach the Tattered Spire, you'd better know exactly which one you are. You see, every time you choose the righteous path here, you'll lose loads of EXP. Do bad things and you'll keep your abilities, but you'll turn more and more evil with every act.
This includes starving prisoners (or giving them food) and being on the end of some S&M whippings ("Say 'thank you!'"). As for us, well, we did the good thing to start with. We helped out the prisoners, struck the Commandant with the sword… but then stabbed Bob to death. Well, it was taking too long, y'know?
Above: This is Bob. He's not dead here. But you can change that...
YouTube is full of videos of people doing evil things in Fable 2. But we reckon this one takes the sadistic biscuit. This player takes his own wife to the Temple of Shadows and... well:
There's another similar video on YouTube where the guy goes through all this but finishes by farting on the corpse. Isn't the imagination a wonderful thing?
How sick is it?
Literally as sick as your mind. Want to kill your mate's wife? Here's a consequence-free way to live out your fantasy.
The first time you see Lara fall and break her neck, you'll feel it too. The sound of her skull hitting the floor, the way her back bends in a way it shouldn't... witness:
Above: Number 4 there is just wrong. Necks aren't supposed to do that
But, as the control scheme gets the better of you for the billionth time, something else snaps. You'll give up playing properly and start exacting your revenge on Lara. A beautiful, majestic swan dive from the very top of St Francis' Folly is highly recommended. Check it out here in our video of our favourite ways to kill Lara in the Saturn version of the first game:
How sick is it?
Compared to the ragdoll meh-ness of modern Tomb Raider deaths, Core Design's hand-animated death sequences are convincingly final-looking. And she slides down spikes after being impaled. Uck.
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