Saying Worms is a turn-based strategy game isnt doing it justice. That description just sounds so complicated and stuffy. Its accurate; but Worms is so much more than that. This brilliant 2D wargame of invertebrate annihilation is the perfect multiplayer title for fans of almost any genre.
Learning to play Worms is as simple as choosing a weapon and a target and pressing the fire button - but there's a lot of variety in that process. Your team of four annelid soldiers faces off against up to
When you review a new Worms, you review a feature set. Just how much have Team 17 managed to ruin it this time? A Concrete Donkey which doesn’t require aiming or effort? An atomic bomb which wipes out the entire map? A weapon which kills flawlessly in a single, badly-aimed hit? All of the above, all at once?
Worms Revolution doesn’t try to fundamentally alter the longstanding series so much as it tries to refine it to perfection. Does that make it worth your time? Find out in our review...
The Summer of Arcade continues with Wreckateer, a Kinect-powered castle-smashing romp that's full of charm (and problems)...
On our list of ‘sports that really don’t make good videogames’ snooker is somewhere near the top, after curling and caber tossing and, well, all of the Olympics. The sport itself is ponderously slow, quiet and relaxing; unless we’ve had a whole crate of energy drinks, we usually fall asleep after two frames, having nightmares that Ronnie O’Sullivan’s mono-brow is alive and OUT TO GET US. We can see why insomniacs might be interested in a game that knocks you out, but what about everyone else?
The SmackDown series remained the dominant force in pro wrestling
gaming for over a decade. While challengers like TNA and Lucha Libre tried,
only one thing could dethrone SD: the game makers themselves. This year
publisher THQ dumped the brand to replace it with WWE '12. However, even with
the new name and image, things aren't quite as different as some might hope,
but we aren't that bothered by it...
The newest game in THQ's long-running wrestling dynasty, the series stays fresh this year thanks to a heavy dose of nostalgia for late '90s wrestling...
We assume there are two types of people reading this review: those who haven’t kept up with wrestling but are curious if this new game is worth it and those who are big fans of the SmackDown series and are wondering how the controls stack up. Since you’ve skipped ahead and read the score already, we’ll say the answer to both questions is a resounding “Kinda.” Because while WWE Legends of WrestleMania is an interesting companion piece to the SmackDown series, the game only slightly feels like a welcome deviation.
Professional wrestling gets a lot of crap thrown at it. To its detractors, it's too violent, sexist, immature and – above all – fake. And while there are grown fans who still think the predetermined results are "real," the smart fans of the sport (yes, we called it a sport) appreciate it for the amazing stunts, the colorful characters, and the rare times when two wrestlers in one ring tell such an engrossing story that you
Thursday 9 November 2006
Is there anything better than making an elaborate fireworks-packed entrance into a stadium filled with fans clawing their eyes out in testament to your greatness? Maybe there are a handful of things that you'd prefer (being the first person to set foot on Mars, getting named Emperor of the Universe), but none that deliver that sensation of absolute adoration via your Xbox 360.
Past versions of SmackDown have made attempts to achieve this lofty goal with a respectable