The annual evolution of Madden christens "the season" for every would-be athlete, coach, or super fan trapped inside the sweaty cushions of their couches, and Madden NFL 07 is proving no exception.
Due to hit stores in August, 07's overhauls to the interface and - more importantly - the running game are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In 07, you'll be able to step up as the lead blocker and crush any oncoming attempt to foil your running game, then meld right back into the light feet
Forget about “the cream” and “the clear” - baseballs back in the one place its guaranteed to be steroid-free: on your favorite videogame console. With a third-party exclusivity agreement with Major League Baseball in publisher 2Ks back pocket, MLB 2K6 steps onto the field as the only pro hardball title on Xbox and GameCube, and just the second on PS2. And while longtime fans of the digital diamond may be nervous at the thought of a pro MVP-less season, youve got to like
It probably won't do for graffiti what the Tony Hawk games did for skateboarding, but Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has gotten a pretty bad rap lately. A game about a graffiti artist living in a police state where tagging is a capital crime, it's been called everything from a celebration of vandalism to a gang-recruitment tool. But regardless of what its critics say, Getting Up takes an interesting spin on the urban-crime genre and, if done right, could be a lot of
Marc Ecko's never made a videogame before, but he's confident enough about this one that he's willing to put his name to it. Hey, it's a game about graffiti; it's fitting that he'll have it sprayed over every copy of it.
We wouldn't put our names to it, what with all the violence, social unrest, hoodie-wearing thugs and poorly-paid council workers stinking up the futuristic city of New Radius.
You'll play as budding 'fiti grandmaster Trane, who's determined to take over New Radius via the
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance doesn't really need a serious introduction - just take the action RPG elements of the two mega-popular X-Men Legends games and add about 20 new characters. It's not the gameplay that'll bowl anyone over (at least from what we've seen so far), but the sheer amount of Marvel-ness is staggering.
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, three new playable heroes were revealed: The Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman and Human Torch, and Iceman of X-Men fame. We saw these
Although clearly not the best of titles thanks to being rushed out to coincide with Reloaded, we felt Shiny's previous Matrix offering, Enter the Matrix, was a decent and entertaining effort that got an unfair pasting in certain circles. With more time to work on this title because there's no movie release to tie in with, Shiny is hoping Path of Neo will be a more polished affair, "The Matrix game that fans always wanted" is how Atari's PR chap is putting it.As the title suggests, Path of Neo
While the first MechAssault didn't blossom in Europe it was apparently very popular among early-adopting Xbox Live-enabled Americans, who took great pleasure in stomping about in enormous BattleMechs blowing the hell out of each other. So much so that a fully-fledged sequel is almost upon us, and in an attempt to broaden the appeal, greater emphasis has been placed on the single-player campaign, as alluded to in the hastily-added Lone Wolf subtitle. As opposed to the drudgery of the previous
We've been invited to check out Medal of Honor: Airborne time and time again. This latest visit, though, put us in touch with a brand new level that really showcased what separates the game from its competition. Based on an actual German construction, the Flaktürme, or Flak Tower - a massive gun-emplaced tower designed to defend against air strikes on key cities.
Where does this leave you? Parachuting down, of course, past a massive concrete tower that's crawling with Nazi soldiers (of
Mercenaries. Bounty hunters. Call 'em what you will, they're the scum of the earth, fighting only for the cause of filling their own wallets. They're in it for the money; it's as simple as that. But despite their lack of principles, it's easy to see that being a mercenary is a hell of a lot of fun.Well, maybe not in real life, but certainly as far as the videogame world is concerned, and nowhere is that proved in more startling fashion than in Mercenaries. An open-ended third-person affair with
On one hand, mercenaries are money-grubbing scumbags who'll fight for whoever pays top dollar. On the other hand, if we were going to go into battle we'd want paying pretty damned well, so we can see exactly where the mercenaries are coming from. Oh well - the likelihood of us ever being in a position to command huge battlefield fees is pretty much non-existent anyway. We'd much rather pretend through the medium of videogames.Mercenaries is almost the exact opposite of Pandemic's last big