In the world of videogames, there are three evergreen enemies that we'll always look forward to splattering: Nazis, zombies and giant bugs. Lost Planet deals with the latter, then has the good graces to throw in giant robots armed with senses-shattering missiles. This formula sounds absolutely bulletproof on paper - and it's just the single-player game. The multiplayer madhouse we sprinted through was devoid of oversized insects, but it retained every ounce of the explosive gameplay we've been
Some four and a half months ago, Sierra bought this first person shooter from Atari. Since then, the storyline was completely rewritten, new voice talent was brought in, and the project got a top-to-bottom reboot. Having played it, we can honestly say that TimeShift has come along nicely - it's way better than before.
To recap: In the near future, you play as Col. Michael Swift (Ret), an ex-test pilot and decorated soldier. His wife having died in childbirth, he's dedicated the rest of his
Unlike all the other buddy-buddy games with funny names (Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, etc), the brooding seriousness of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men buries gamers in a murder-soaked world that most of us hope to never visit. Then again... taking control of two out-of-their-minds assassins and tearing the world a new one sounds like one hell of a videogame.
The game plays much like the Hitman series - guide your characters through a series of constantly updating missions while trying to avoid
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Xbox 360's frozen sci-fi shooter Lost Planet received a warm reception both at this year's E3 and with its downloadable Live demo, but the Game Convention currently running in Leipzig has provided the first showing for its multiplayer.
While the finished game - due out early next year - will feature a variety of maps and play styles, currently only the snowy urban warzone from the single-player game is available for five-versus-five team-play.
Each team scores points
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Konami's gorgeous'next-gen' images of PES6 hinted at visual evolution. True, Konami never claimed the shots were from the Xbox 360 version, but we all hoped Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on 360 would be a marvel to behold. But, after going hands on with Xbox 360's first dose of gaming's best football series, we've found PES a touch prettier, but not the giant leap we were dreaming of.
Sure, it looks great. Xbox 360's graphical grunt shows in the new animations - grittier,
It's been a long time coming, but the first true sequel to the best online RPG to ever hit a console is finally nearing completion. Sorry, EverQuest Online Adventures, we're talking about the classic Phantasy Star Online and its soon-to-be follow-up, Phantasy Star Universe. Sega was recently kind enough to drop by with the latest versions for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, so we'll be sharing all of the juicy details in the coming weeks. While the preview copies are currently limited to offline
Fighting hand-to-hand was all well and good way back in the 8-bit stone age of video games, but these days, audiences expect a little more. Specifically, they expect to be able to use anything and everything to mete out horrible injury to their enemies.
When it hits in November, WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 will answer the call by enabling players to take advantage of environmental hotspots spread out across the arena. And whether it's grinding your opponent's face into a chain-link fence or
Hands-on time with LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy only confirms what you already knew: If this adorable game does not make you smile, you have no soul. Of course, cute ain't everything, and that's the real reason why our time traipsing through Episodes IV (A New Hope) and V (The Empire Strikes Back ) in a preview version of this Xbox 360 action/adventure was so satisfying. Not only is the game almost huggable (all these warm-fuzzy screens are taken from the Xbox 360 version), it's a
While EA kept a next-gen hockey game on the bench last year, NHL 2K6 owned the ice by default. This year, the 2K team has added a whole lot on top of last year's installment. We got our gloves on a copy to see how it's shaping up.
Following up last year's Crease Control system, the key 2007 innovation is Cinemotion, a blanket term used to describe 2K's new presentation style. No longer merely aping TV broadcasts, a new "parametric" camera dynamically follows the action down the ice, giving
Warm up your thumbs, hockey fans - EA Sports' NHL 07 is just under a month away from release. EA skipped a 360 version of their frozen franchise last year while the world of hockey was in turmoil, but the company is ready to make it up to you.
EA's new presentation is super sleek. Anything extraneous was trimmed, giving it even more of that ESPN... um, OLN broadcast feel. The only downside is that your selected player is marked with a little triangle, and that's it, which means that you better