Where would we be without alternate histories, eh? We'd be stuck fighting the same old conflicts, on the same old battlefields, against the same old enemies. But by upending the history books the possibilities become as limitless as time itself. The latest game to adopt a wonkified view of the past is PS3, 360 and PC first-person shooter, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.
It's 1952, but Britain's Jerry smashing bulldog, Sir Winston Churchill, is long dead (ungraciously run over by a New York
At first, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty might look like yet another WWII game to add to the overcrowded pile, but this time the shoe is on the other foot. America is the one on the receiving end of D-Day, with the Nazis invading New York. And the reason for this twist is that instead of living to make his famous speech about fighting them on the beaches, Britains Prime Minister Winston Churchill was run over by a taxi… really?
To stop his homeland going the same way under the wheels of
Thursday 11 May 2006
We've seen nothing of bloody dino-shooting game Turok since 2002's Turok Evolution - until today.
The T-rex-bothering series was recently picked up by Buena Vista Games and the company's Propaganda studio is currently developing both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of an entirely new 'Rok. Even though it's over a year away from release, we've just been given behind-closed-doors access to the 360 version of the game at Buena Vista's E3 stand.
Players take on the role of the
If you count yourself as a fan of the original, beloved N64 Turok games, there's something you should know: the new Turok throws all the mythology from the earlier games and comics out the window. Instead of an American Indian who lives in a timewarp and fights dinosaurs with ultra-futuristic weaponry, you'll play as special-forces commando Joseph Turok in an adventure set 200 years in the future.
While on the trail of his former mentor - who's gone rogue - Turok and pals track him to a savage