These games are classics. They're beloved by millions. The problem? Well, they suck. Don't believe us? Keep reading. Yeah, some had their defenders - even on our staff. But a convincing argument can be made about why each game just doesn't cut it. And that's just what we'll do. Ready? Line 'em up and we'll knock 'em down...
Final Fantasy VIII
Hated by: Nintendo Editor Brett Elston
The entire catalogue of Final Fantasy games is untouchable. We get that. They're all special and unique in their
Hosting a party can be a real chore. You've got to clean up, prepare food, choose music, and hide all the dead bodies if you want your guests to have a good time. Or, if you're lazy like us, you can get them liquored up to the point where they don't even notice the dead bodies, saving you hours of cleanup time. The next time you host a LAN or Mario party, skip all the dirty work and impress your friends with some ultra geeky imbibes by serving up our Top 7 Digital
Theres going to be a game of Lost. You know it. We know it. Quite what that game will involve, though, is a mystery of far more, well, Lost proportions. A chronic lack of any real information may have hampered things up until now, but this year coders Ubisoft and Lost money-men, channel ABC, are going to be a lot more forthcoming on the info front, you mark our
Ever since the first "big heads mode," game developers have been obsessed with creatively distorting or destroying the craniums of their creations. We combed through the crypt to bring you a few of these head-altering cheats, which will blow more minds than a vial full of LSD. Read on, if you dare.
Metal of Honor: Frontline, which was widely lauded for its "gut-wrenching realism," contains an oft-overlooked cheat which randomly spawns in-game objects on top of your enemies' heads.
Real men play sports, drink beer, and know a thing or two about fixing cars. They don't know the difference between the starship Enterprise and Starship Troopers, and they don't fool around or play any games - at least, not ones like these.
We're talking about the sorts of games that can be landmines of embarrassment waiting to explode, ruining your image as a somewhat normal guy. Or worse yet, the ones that are so appealing to the opposite sex that you may never get your hands on your
For every Eddie Murphy there's a Chris Tucker. For every Coke there's a store-brand Cola. For every Mario, a Luigi. You get what we're talking about, right? Lurking in the shadow of every premium product, there's a low-grade, cheapo version. We're pretty sure without this good/bad, yin/yang balance the world would cease to spin on a level axis and topple into a black hole.
More than anywhere (except possibly Hollywood film actors and breakfast cereals) this applies to games. We've lost count
By now, you know the spiel: most Hollywood executives see movie-based games as nothing more than merchandising, no different from action figures and themed socks. Therefore, they could not give a rat's ass about quality, so long as the game sells. And therefore, most movie games are crap. And blah, blah, blah.
We're not here to debate the reasons why 95% of movie games are miserable turds. We like to focus on the positive. And we know that for every 20 or so Rambos or E.T.s or Enter the
1) Fighting a T-Rex
Having dispatched with a couple of troublesome Raptors, Lara finds herself on the run from an oddly polygonal Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Can I do it in Anniversary?
Oh yes. The T-Rex battles will be Anniversarys action core.
2) The Swan Dive
Lara calmly walks to the edge of the cliff, then - with surprising grace for one so unaerodynamically designed - swan dives into the clear blue water below. Its a stunning moment.
Can I do it in Anniversary?
Yes you will. Expect arching,
In the last two years, youve done it all in San Andreas. Dove out of planes, ran the marathon and shot Bigfoot. Wait… you didnt find Bigfoot? No, were only kidding. But then again, there may be a lot of things you dont know about one of the greatest and largest games for the PS2. Enjoy.
The top 5 facts about San Andreas
1) It followed on from films
1990s gang flick Menace II Society was an influence - several stars voice GTA, including Big Smoke and Cesar.
2) It made
Official ‘next-gen GTA may be bearing down on us like a ton of psychos, but you know what? San Andreas was damn near ‘next gen in 2005. Its still so far ahead of the competition its not even funny. Except San Andreas is often funny too.
Quite how Rockstar fitted it on the disc, let alone created it all before the universe ended, is beyond us. Each of the 90s era cities of Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas is huge – LS alone is probably the size of Vice City – but