You can shoot stuff; you can drive stuff; you can fight stuff. All acceptable video game fantasies. But volleying a yellow ball of felt back and forth? Profess your love for tennis video games and prepare to endure snickers. However, games like Top Spin 2 inspire a devout loyalty that you simply shouldn't feel ashamed to admit - not with a game this accessible, enjoyable and affordable.
The secret of Top Spin 2's appeal is its seductive simplicity. Elegant controls make smashing volleys and
The "empire" side of Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires is actually pretty cool. Before even entering one of the trademark series battles - you know, where you plow through a sea of enemy soldiers for 20 minutes at a time - you actually have to do a bit of strategizing. Empires requires you to take over every area of the map, building your empire and erasing other warlords from the pages of history altogether.
To do so, you'll have to upgrade your weapons, allocate funds to different types of
Many of us here at GamesRadar are still scratching our heads at the popularity of TV shows like "Dancing with Celebrities" and "Skating with the Stars". But we'd totally tune in for "Wrestling with Porn Stars". We can't, because it obviously doesn't exist (at least, until someone from ABC reads this), but you can pretty much play it in the form of Rumble Roses XX. If you've ever looked at a Victoria's Secret catalog or gone to Hooters and thought, "You know, this would be so much cooler if
Screaming low over the roofs of London while unleashing a scorching fury of bullets into a formation of hapless Nazi pilots brings a joy that warms our justice-loving hearts for days afterward. Executing a flawless barrel-roll in between the legs of the Eiffel Tower to evade a German ace hell-bent on swiss-cheesing your fuselage delivers unmatched satisfaction. While tooling around in a WWII plane may not sound complicated, that lack of complexity is exactly what makes it such good
Generally, when a game looks this good, we get a little suspicious. Theres usually some sort of nasty problem lurking beneath the shiny surface: the games too short, the action gets a little herky-jerky during crucial fights or its just plain no fun. But don't let Kameo's good looks fool you. The game isnt without some minor flaws, but they dont detract from an otherwise excellent action adventure.
Kameo includes all the elements we've come to expect from adventure games: an inexperienced
It's the fastest, the loudest, it's just the bestest: Burnout Revenge is an essential purchase. But chances are you already know this. The Xbox and PS2 editions of the fourth Burnout zipped into the stores over six months ago to extremely positive reviews and it's safe to assume that an extremely large chunk of GamesRadar readers have played this to destruction already.
Those slotting into this category will have only three questions: Is it prettier? Is it better? And, is it worth splashing
In an age of advanced weapons technology and infinite choice, few things are more rewarding than heaving a bamboo spear at a dinosaur. Who knew? King Kong, an adaptation of the bloated film, is a breathtaking, non-stop adventure.
You mostly play the role of Jack Driscoll, the writer behind the film that the conniving Carl Denham (Jack Black) is trying to make on Skull Island. But instead of putting pen to page, you'll be filling prehistoric creatures full of lead in a desperate fight for your
Bombing down the streets of a heavily populated urban city by the bay, unleashing a concussive hail of rockets on everything you see sure sounds like a staggeringly good time. Sadly, while the execution of this exact scenario in Full Auto seems masterful during your first few races, it quickly degenerates into boringly repetitive, mindless destruction.
We had such high hopes for Full Auto when it was announced, and the preview versions only got us more excited for the maximum quantities of
What does it sound like when you fire a canned ham out of a cannon targeted at a pile of brittle sticks? The answer is a fist against your face, unless you've put hours into Fight Night Round 3. Hang out learning the sweet science long enough and you might earn a PhD in placing punches ... or eating them.
When you're up against the ropes and the slowing of time sounds like a rush of wind past your ears, the desperation seizes you by the heart. If you can defend a handful of punches and get a
With all the well-deserved hype surrounding Project Gotham Racing 3, it's easy to dismiss Ridge Racer 6 as an also ran; something Namco shoved out the door just to cash in on the system launch fervor. After all, the arcade-y, drift-focused racing doesn't really deviate from any previous Ridge Racer game, and the paint jobs on the non-destructible cars look more like a high-res Xbox game than a 360 racer. Not really "next-gen" at all.
But turn the key and stand on the gas, and you'll discover