In the first mission of Blood Stone you skydive onto a yacht, shoot a dozen or so enemies in their stupid little heads, and jump into a million-dollar boat for a high-speed chase. Not exactly what you’d call formulaic.
That is, until the second mission, when you fly onto a dock, shoot several dozen henchmen in their stupid little heads, and jump into a million-dollar car for a high-speed chase. Nice...
James Cameron’s Avatar certainly has all the ingredients for an action-packed videogame. The only trouble is, these ingredients are getting dangerously stale. The ‘space marine versus alien’ thing is well-travelled ground on the silver screen (particularly by Cameron); in the world of games, there’s barely a planet or extra terrestrial race left in the galaxy that we haven’t blasted our way through.
Jet Set Radio is back. Sega has re-released the Dreamcast classic as a downloadable HD remake. Can you go back to Tokyo-to again? Read our review to find out...
Most gamers today know Rare as a company that came to prominence on the Nintendo 64 - GoldenEye 007, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64 and so on. The older ones might remember them as a prominent NES and SNES developer - Donkey Kong Country, R.C. Pro-Am and the like. But the company has been around a lot longer than that. Their first real hit was Jetpac - an arcade-style game released for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1983.
With this Live Arcade release, you get not only the original Jetpac,
The concept behind the puzzle game Jewel Quest is a basic one: arrange a grid of jewels of varying shapes and colors and into rows or columns of three or more. If you've played Bejeweled, the mechanics won't surprise you. What separates Jewel Quest is that you must make a row or column of jewels that intersects every square of the grid. No camping one spot here - you'll need to burst jewels all over the board in a limited amount of time (though not all at
When the cameras start rolling, people expect a show. Has Joe Danger 2: The Movie gone big enough to surpass its charming predecessor? Read our review to find out. Teaser: there are jetpacks...
has left a wake of human destruction in his path. Bullying through a couple of
tacklers and sprinting toward the goal line, he appears superhuman. Several
opponents have tasted the dirt and grass of Eden Park, wondering exactly what
hit them. Meanwhile, the rest of his team, a mix of rugby union greats, is
trailing their superstar teammate as he puts the ball down to officially score
a try.At this moment in time, the Lomu
All Stars are destroying a solid, but in this case hapless, French side here in
the heart of New Zealand. It’s pure fantasy, of course – Lomu doesn’t play
anymore – but offers a glimpse into how brutal, fast, and decisive the game can
be when played on a high level. Just don’t ask the French to come back anytime
Joust is a lot like a game of chess. The basic idea can be explained very quickly, but mastering the technique required to pop evil buzzards out of the sky takes forever. As an ostrich-riding knight, all you have to do is fly around your one-screen domain and pounce on the other guys' heads. If they land on yours, you die instead.
That's it. No super weapons, no time-slowing devices, nothing. Just jam on the flight button to keep your wings flappin' and never let the buzzards, pterodactyls or
Sept 18, 2007
Bigger, better and more fiercely contested than any race Juiced 2 can muster will be the battle for supremacy between it and Need for Speed: ProStreet. EA's NFS juggernaut had the edge the last time these heavyweights met, but two years later THQ's street racer sequel is pumped up, primed and ready to rock. Perhaps more importantly, it's sneaked out ahead of its bitter rival.
This headstart could turn out to be massive given the growing apathy towards US-centric street racing
Here's a distressing trend: the full-priced game adaptation that is essentially the same length as the film it's based on. Jumper: Griffin's Story attempts to duplicate the Enter the Matrix framework of intersecting-but-not-replicating the film's plot by spotlighting a supporting player. But the film version of Jumper is no Matrix, and the adaptation lacks the ambition and narrative depth necessary to carry the bland beat-'em-up action.