Spider-Man 2 brought the Grand Theft Auto-style cityscape and open-ended missions to Spidey's gaming career, but it was 2005's Ultimate Spider-Man that finally married the open-ended city with a comic book-style presentation.
The game emits a constant sense of fun, from the bright colors to the thick black lines etched over everything on the horizon. Most of Manhattan Island has been recreated, including the Empire State Building and neighboring Queens. Spidey's sticky powers let you explore
Comic books are one of the hottest licenses out there right now. All you have to do is slap Spider-Man on a bag of socks and boom! It's out the door. The same goes with games based on comics - no matter their quality, they tend to sell like crazy. With so many lackluster heroes running around, it's hard to pinpoint which games are worth playing and which need to hang up the spandex. Well, that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best, most authentic comic book games of all time.
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.
With its flaming bad guys and slo-mo headshots, Urban Chaos has become a favorite of ours as an absurdist humor goldmine. With cheats, it's even sillier than you can imagine... fortunately, you're at GamesRadar, so you don't have to imagine anything (unless you really want to). We've stitched up six different cheats into a mash-up video of hilarious proportions, just click the movies tab above to drench yourself in awesomeness. Combining headless mode, disco lights, the mini-gun, incendiary
The Hope Street Police Station is already swarming with masked thugs and practically engulfed in flames by the time the cavalry arrives. Our armored police wagon smashes through the gate and into the snowy precinct courtyard, and as a lifeless punk slides off our hood, our sergeant kicks open the doors and we spill out onto the pavement. We're not five seconds out of the van when the pyromaniacs who call themselves the Burners crash a garbage truck through the outer wall, blowing up a police
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With its satisfying combat and clever gameplay ideas, Urban Chaos: Riot Response is our bet for sleeper hit of the year. We've already bashed heads in the single-player mode, but when Eidos offered us the chance to try the gang-war action online we dusted off our truncheons and waded back into the fray.
Urban Chaos's multiplayer modes are eight-player skirmishes between the hi-tech riot response team, T-Zero, and a gang of molotov-obsessed bad guys, the Burners. There are
The city is on fire, and it's your job to put it out - with bullets. The civic-minded shooter Urban Chaos: Riot Response is shaping up nicely for its June release, and we recently went a few rounds with the PS2 version's frantic online multiplayer mode. Where we got shot. In the head. A lot. (Seriously, click here to see for yourself.)
Our abysmal performance aside - and the lesson here is not to play against the guys who made the game - multiplayer in Urban Chaos is promising. While the
It's a story nearly as old as video games themselves: A city has been overrun by rampaging street gangs, and it's up to you to restore order. But in Urban Chaos: Riot Response, you're not some scrapper in a leather vest doling out two-fisted vigilante justice. Instead, you're part of a merciless special police unit, T-Zero, given carte blanche to blast the face off anyone who looks at you funny.
Of course, funny looks are the least of your worries. As you navigate the 12 missions of Eidos'
The name Urban Chaos will immediately cause involuntary shudders and perhaps even seizures from those who remember the terrible PlayStation game of the same name. But worry not, as this is related to that travesty in name only. Indeed, we've seen this in action and it's looking very promising.
Urban Chaos is a first-person shooter where you dismember anyone looking even slightly aggressive, no plot needed. But Rocksteady has gone out of its way to create a nice little plot for us anyway.
Since The Sims first appeared on PC over five years ago, there has been a multitude of new versions and various updates, including Bustin' Out, Nightlife, Hot Date and Makin' Magic.
The latest title to join the ever expanding family is The Urbz: Sims in the City on Nintendo DS, which, after its first weekend on sale, has helped to propel the game to number 14 from number 30 in the All Formats Chart.
So how have Maxis, the game's creators and developers, taken to DS? We put some questions to