In the movies, a fighter on the rise usually gets a montage outlining his climb up the ladder to success and butt-kickery. If any game were worthy of such treatment, it would be WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007. Spanning five platforms and sporting a feature list almost as long as its title, this game has been putting some serious time in at the gym.
The SmackDown series - adding "vs. Raw" to the moniker back in 2004 - has become the franchise leader in wrestling games, WWE or otherwise. Now that
For some people, vacations are a time to relax. Not us. When we check out of reality and go on an extended holiday in the fantasy land of Cyrodiil, we want action and lots of it. We want to find new and interesting ways to practically kill ourselves that no sane mortal would dare attempt.
The beauty of Oblivion is that if you can see it, you can generally go there, somehow, even if it involves incredible risk and searing pain. It's that spirit that drives our daredevil guide to The Elder
There are a lot of reasons to be pumped up for next months release of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II on Xbox 360. Not only do we stand to get a fresh serving of pure Tolkien goodness from a team that has proven itself pretty skilled at adapting the license, but were also witnessing the first next-gen attempt at a real-time strategy game - a genre that has been woefully scarce on consoles.
Now you can add another incentive to the list. Following our recent hands-on
So, you wake up in a research lab wearing only a hospital gown (complete with revealing back-slit)... of course the first thing you're going to want to do is push all the buttons you can see, right? While this activity might not seem like such a good idea in real life, Cloning Clyde approaches the ageless cloning question with a silly sense of humor that encourages such reckless behavior. Clyde is trapped in a cloning lab, and it's up to you to help him, and all the copies he can make of
When we first heard about the made-in-Korea Huxley, we were intrigued. It's an ambitious massively multiplayer game, based in a post-apocalyptic world full of heavily armed and armored survivors vying for control of what's left. When we heard it was a shooter based on the same framework that runs uber-blaster Unreal Tournament 2007, we were on the edge of our seats. Could this be the persistent role-playing universe that twitch-action fans have been waiting
Friday 12 May 2006
"Only Resident Evil 4 has driven survival-horror forwards." So says Eden, the developer of Alone in the Dark for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. As arguably the great granddaddy of the entire survival-horror genre, Alone in the Dark hasn't really fulfilled its horrifying potential until now, but this next-gen regeneration of the classic series is already impressive enough to make us forget that Resi 5 hasn't even turned up to E3 2006.
The game takes place in New York, where a
Thursday 22 June 2006
When we first heard about the made-in-Korea Huxley, we were intrigued. It's an ambitious massively multiplayer game, based in a post-apocalyptic world full of heavily armed and armoured survivors vying for control of what's left.
When we heard it was a shooter based on the same framework that runs uber-blaster Unreal Tournament 2007, we were on the edge of our seats. Could this be the persistent role-playing universe that twitch-action fans have been waiting
Who would have thought that a game that requires you to manipulate a small, yellow disk around a maze, devouring dots and avoiding malevolent ghosts would become the foundation of all video gaming. Strange as it may seem, Pac-Man is arguably the game that earned the videogame industry mainstream, pop culture acceptance (yes, Pong and Space Invaders were big, but Pac-Man exploded). After sinking some time into the new Xbox Live Arcade version, we remember what all the hooplah was about.
Thursday 11 May 2006
EA's heroic action game, Superman Returns, is ready to launch on 26 June for PS2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PSP and DS. So like some magical Kryptonite-wrought typewriter, we got personal with the game to drain the Man of Steel's essence and put it into words.
Clark Kent's home, Metropolis, is faithfully reproduced - and ready to be bombed, broken, burnt and torn to pieces if you fail in your super-saving duties. The whole city is there to stretch your muscle in, but thanks to
Wednesday 10 May 2006
The battle lines of Middle-Earth have already been drawn on PC, where Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth II was released earlier this year. But in making the leap to Microsoft's next-gen hardware, the Tolkien-inspired RTS has undergone a clever and intuitive change that makes it more than just another fantasy strategy game.
The game drops the mouse-driven strategy style of using a 'rubber band' box, where you hold and drag a box over what you want to select.