Outlandish humor, intentionally cheesy live-acting, and an “anything goes” attitude are all fine trademarks of the Command & Conquer Red Alert series, separating it from other standard real-time strategy games by a thick, barbed-wire wall of silliness. What’s not to love about sending sonic laser-equipped dolphin attack squads, giant Japanese robot mechs, pig-tailed psionic schoolgirls, and armored Soviet war bears?
High above a laser-crossed battlefield, a 700 kilo Brown Bear wearing a metal hat floats gently toward Earth, four paws dangling limply from his parachute harness. It’s hard not to like this game. Red Alert’s always been a hardcore strategy series, but a deeply silly one.
Nintendo’s Advance Wars is a fantastic series. The franchise took the normally intimidating war/strategy genre and boiled it down to a very playable, very rookie-friendly game that managed to offer all the depth of a good war game without all of the confusion. Now that style of game comes to Xbox Live Arcade with Commanders, which apes the popular Nintendo franchise with great success. The idea behind Commanders is to move your various
Oct 23, 2007
Ah, the age of Conan. A time when men were men, women were all gagging for it and evil sorcerers were busy ruining everyones fun with their nefarious machinations. Welcome to Hyboria; better have an oiled blade and a bumper box of elastoplasts at the ready... because youre sure as hell gonna need them.
For starters, well come out like the Conasexuals we are and declare our undying love for all things Cimmerian. This king of the barbarians is one mighty piece of property. Hes a
Any game featuring a struggling alcoholic beating tramps to death with prosthetic legs in a crack house was never going to be a barrel of laughs, but we were genuinely shocked by the uncompromising bleakness of Condemned 2. If you like your games dark, gloomy and guaranteed to depress, then, boy, are you in for a treat. You play as Ethan Thomas, a former FBI forensics expert forced into a life of tortured alcoholism after poking through one too
There's a noise behind you. You turn around to find shadows in the last room with the dense light of your flashlight, which seems to be fading. A soda can rolls across the hallway. You're paralyzed in fear as your flashlight finally spots someone -- no, something -- slithering on the floor. You could rip a length of pipe off the wall and start swinging, but you check your ammo instead -- and by the time you reload, this thing is wrapped around your shoulders! You shake it off with an inch of
Fans of Conflict will remember the series for its real-world war zones, accurate weapons and deep squad tactics. Be prepared for a shock. Conflict: Denied Ops ditches all of the features we came to love in favour of a fast-paced, almost arcade-like co-op blast. The four-man squad is cut down to a duo, the real war zones are now an imaginary struggle against rogue terrorist gangs and there’s no additional weapons. Our hero Lang packs a
In Costume Quest, you control a ragtag team of children on Halloween night. What initially starts as a normal trick-or-treat evening for our loveable Halloweiners - er, trick-or-treaters goes awry when one of the twins (the one you didn’t choose as the main character) gets kidnapped by goblins...
decade old shooter gets another upgrade with updated visuals, new game modes,
and new maps. Read our full impressions in our review…
Do you play games in God mode? Are the designers attempts at real world rules and physics mere annoyances to you? Would you rather be able to run as fast as you want, jump as high as you want, hit people as far as you want… in other words, do whatever the hell you want?
Then Crackdown is for you.
You dont even need cheat codes to play it, because your action hero - a vigilante cop protecting the futuristic metropolis of Pacific City - is super powered from the get-go. Want to rocket