Strategy game regulars may be used to orchestrating battles and simply letting their ever-loyal automaton armies deal with the messy end of their master plan, but Battlestations: Midway does things differently - to improve the chances of victory, players will have to jump into the fray themselves. After all, if you want a job done right...
As we discovered during a recent hands-on with the single-player campaign, the ability to switch entirely at will between ships, planes and submarines gives
By now, we're all familiar with the premise of games like Dead Rising - any game featuring zombies is going to focus primarily on dropping the creeps in a desperate bid for survival. After just a couple of minutes with Dead Rising, however, it becomes clear that there is a lot more to it than just beating the not-living crap out of the walking dead (although there's still tons of that).
The game opens with our hero Frank helicoptering into the sleepy, backwoods town of Willamette that has
Weve just had our first taste of Silicon Knights' Too Human, a third-person action role-player with so much cinematic flair that it may be eligible for an Oscar. The plot is movie-like as well, starring a cybernetic god borne from Norse mythology, tasked with saving humanity from an increasingly hostile mechanical and computer-infested world. Ironically, youll need to bolt on cybernetic enhancements to your body that drives your human nature ever deeper. These heavy-duty augmentations propel
Sooner or later, developer Omega Force is going to have to make a new game. In the past six years, they've pumped out no fewer than 13 Dynasty Warriors sequels and spinoffs, all of which have been essentially identical. New battlefields and other improvements keep emerging, but each one still revolves around wading into a battlefield and slashing through hordes of witless enemy soldiers.
Samurai Warriors 2 is no different. Like the first Samurai Warriors, it's set in feudal Japan, with players
Thursday 6 July 2006
It's been 12 years and three consoles in the making; Too Human, part of a planned trilogy, is a project of substantial ambition and scale. The game is weaved around a complicated storyline arc of cybernetic gods and Norse mythology, so it comes as some surprise that the gameplay is quite simple. Too simple, you might
Joining the growing multitude of Xbox Live Arcade games is another classic from the past, Galaga features wave after wave of unpredictably descending insectoid invaders that twirl and shoot at your weakly armed starfighter. It's up to you to blast the creeps into nothingness using only two bullets at a time (you have to wait until your shots leave the screen before you can fire again). Intensely frustrating, this game represents the epitome of the old school arcade concept of never allowing the
While fiddling around during our hands-on time with Chromehounds, we discovered a few tricks of the trade we'd like to clue you in on so that you'll be fully prepared to slap together a brutal robot of ultimate destruction. We've compiled our little handbook of how-to horror, and to seal the deal we captured video of the building process (sped up for the sake of time) along with our titanium terrors in action on the battlefield. So drink deep from our well of kill-bot carnage knowledge.
We were incredibly excited when we heard that Over G Fighters was going to be released on the 360. Finally, a detailed flight simulator featuring the latest in high-powered jet technology... or so we thought. When we actually got our hands on this dogfighter, imagine our dismay at the discovery that the game was mind-numbingly boring. How a game-maker can damage the experience of tearing the sky a new horizon by submerging the entire feel in the sludgy bowels of molasses where Over G resides is
The Lord of the Rings seems tailor made to the real-time strategy genre. The franchise is brimming with diverse races, distinct settings and detailed weaponry that beg to be brought to life and put at a player's command. The Battle for Middle-earth series offers just this kind of magical experience and now console owners will get their first taste of it when the second installment hits Xbox 360 next week. We've been covering the addictive multiplayer extensively - see here and here - but how's
Tony Soprano and "family" have way too much fun on HBO's hit series, The Sopranos. It's about time they let us get a piece of the action. THQ and 7 Studios are bringing us just that, and the Sopranos game may be one of the most accurate licensed titles to date.
Road to Respect takes place between seasons five and six of the series. Gamers play as Joey LaRocca, the son of Big Pussy; he's an ambitious kid looking to work his way up the ladder of success. That ladder is obviously littered with