There are a handful of games that will make or break the Xbox 360 in the console war. The next installment of Halo, whenever it may come out, is one of them. Same goes for the racing sim Forza Motorsport. And alongside those space warriors, luxury cars and burnt rubber, you'll find ... talking piñatas.
Yeah. Piñatas - the candy-filled animals that kids beat mercilessly with sticks at birthday parties, then gorge themselves on the sweet innards that come flowing out. Here, on Viva
Forget about “the cream” and “the clear” - baseballs back in the one place its guaranteed to be steroid-free: on your favorite videogame console. With a third-party exclusivity agreement with Major League Baseball in publisher 2Ks back pocket, MLB 2K6 steps onto the field as the only pro hardball title on Xbox and GameCube, and just the second on PS2. And while longtime fans of the digital diamond may be nervous at the thought of a pro MVP-less season, youve got to like
Pulling out onto the roughly paved boulevard, the soft purr of the V8 engine thrums like a caged panther. Sunlight glints off the hood of the torch-red Ford Shelby Mustang igniting a corner of the windshield with a dazzling lens flare. Gunning the engine with a tap of the gas pedal, a canary yellow Lotus Exige surges into view - you hit him with the headlamps and the race is on.
Test Drive Unlimited seeks to sweep car nuts into an entirely new realm of exotic automobile fantasy. This game
When you're a member of the United States' premiere fighting force, life is a constant barrage of other people's problems. Sometimes, you're just minding your own business, protecting the head of a foreign government like you're supposed to, when some chump with a rocket launcher comes along and frags your Blackhawk. Okay, so maybe that exact example doesn't happen in the game, but we don't want to spoil the plot for you. The point is, judging from our hands-on time with the single-player
We've got a blistering bunch of new multiplayer co-op screens from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and just can't wait to share 'em with you. Of course, we can't wait to share a couple of salvos from our bullet hose with you either, so read up to make sure you can hang with the heavy hitters once the ultimate online tactical shooter hits Xbox 360 later this
Splinter Cell shares the spotlight with Metal Gear Solid as the other major force in stealth-action gaming - and the more realistic one of the two. It's also maturing as a franchise. Sarcastic middle-aged super spy Sam Fisher has only grown more short-tempered in each of the series' first three entries. Meanwhile, the Splinter Cell gameplay has in turn expanded to a more open-ended, replayable experience that culminated in last year's Chaos Theory.
In Chaos Theory, Fisher's character was much
The next Xbox 360 project from Namco is a tough one to pin down. It's best described as Hitman meets Grand Theft Auto, set in a Deus Ex style future dystopia. Now, you may find yourself even more confused than before, and we don't blame you. That's why a few hundred more words of explanation follow.
Frame City sits in the middle of a futuristic East Asia. Unfortunately, instead of friendly robots and cures for disease, this future is most famous for its new drugs. Visual Acid is the flavor of
Plenty of movies have answered the question "what would we do if the dead rose from their graves?" Many games have, too. The problem is that the answers are all too often the same, thanks to how forcefully Resident Evil answered it the first time around. Though it comes from the same company that as that tense adventure game series, Dead Rising is more Shaun of the Dead than drama-soaked disaster - and all the better for it.
The unimaginative have figured the easiest way to make an Xbox 360
World War II games have become so popular, so plentiful ... and so predictable. But by red-lining the destruction factor on what could have been just another walking tour of Europe, this Action/Real-time Strategy hybrid should blast some much needed innovation into this aging genre.
A strategy game with a hunger for shrapnel-based drama, The Outfit may be best decribed as an RTS played from the point of view of one of the mid-rank commanding units. It will serve up three different playable
Here's everything you need to know about Rumble Roses XX, in rough order of importance: tits, ass, the ability to customize both, and tag-team wrestling action by the makers of the WWE Smackdown games. It's a short list, sure, but as the screens demonstrate, it delivers these assets in volume.