GamesRadar - Xbox Reviews, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800Tales from the Borderlands Episode One review, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800 Punisher's a minor thug to do? You're on the bottom rung of your criminal gang, overlooked and underpaid. Consequently, while on some shady activity at the, erm, zoo, you don't feel bad about sneaking off for a look at the piranha fish.You're just admiring the flesh-eating beasts when, suddenly, a psycho in a big trenchcoat grabs you, mutters something about "information" and then, without waiting even a microsecond for a response, plunges your head into the water and stands impassively as the Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:11:36 -0800 Instincts still clearly a big success, a lot of folks would probably agree that the PC version of the first-person shooter FarCry was less a great game and more a great tech demo. This was thanks mostly to lush visuals and massive, go-virtually-anywhere levels that often far overshadowed the gameplay itself. It's no surprise then that this console-only, enhanced port actually feels like the better game, thanks to a number of tweaks that remind players that you're not here to gawk at the scenery - Thu, 21 Dec 2006 19:17:20 -0800 Under Fire: Heroes Under Fire: The Crusaders went through (well, across one corner of) development hell on its route to the shelves. Three changes of publisher meant that the game that finally hit stores was missing a few key features that Phantagram felt would really push it into the realms of excellence. Heroes aims to refine the originals still brilliant concept to earn the Kingdom Under Fire series the place in gaming history its predecessor failed to secure. But has it managed it this Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:10:03 -0700 Or Alive Ultimate looking soft, warm and expensive, girls are secretly very violent. All fluttering eyelashes, teasing necklines and fruit-smelling hair - but so much as think of commenting on their figure, and there'll be a fist against your throat before you can say 'doghouse'. Dead Or Alive Ultimate is a tribute to that lady-violence; this being the ultimate in the Dead Or Alive games series, all dedicated to the allure of busty girls hurting each other.DOAU is a two-disc compilation, and a spanky one Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:01:19 -0800 Race Driver 3 Race Driver 3 was always going to run the risk of being all wheel trim and no tyre. One of the few criticisms of TOCA 2 was that at times it spread itself far too thin. The gameplay was generally tight, but it tended to fray at the ends when it plunged its dipstick into less familiar turf, the rally sections being particularly offensive. Keeping this fresh in mind, TOCA 3 could have taken the easy option and streamlined the series into a few specialisms, ramp up the visuals and sell Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:26:37 -0800 Hell Wars's been a while since the demonic first-person shooter Painkiller and its expansion pack landed on the PC, and though its endless waves of Hell's minions, enormous boss monsters and reactive physics might've been the bee's knees then, the intervening years have taken some of the fire out of the Xbox edition, Painkiller: Hell Wars. Our hero, unburdened with the trappings of personality, slaughters Lucifer's troops with weapons that sound more interesting than they are. Sure, pinning a goon Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:52:50 -0700, eh? While Black is technically flawless, painstakingly designed and probably the best single-player shooter on PS2, we can't help but feel a little disappointed. Why? Because it doesn't keep its promise to "do for first-person shooters what Burnout did for cars". Burnout changed the way we looked at racing games, with its speed, hypnotic structure (one nudge meant an instant crash) and benchmark graphics. Black's victory isn't innovation, but execution. Forget the plot - its Wed, 22 Feb 2006 11:53:16 -0800 of Fighters Neowave the mechanics of a classic, 2D fighting game, put them on the backgrounds of a 3D game, and you've got the best of both proverbial worlds, right? Not if The King of Fighters Neowave is any indication. A faithful yet expanded translation of the arcade game of the same name, Neowave exists because of a hardware shift. SNK Playmore changed the technology behind its KOF fighting series in the arcade, so to ring in the new hardware, parts of the traditional, 2D King of Fighters 2002 were Tue, 11 Apr 2006 20:54:18 -0700 Dance Revolution Ultramix 4 revolution is far from over, it seems. For a franchise that took forever to reach our shores, DDR has become one of the most prolific game series in North America, hitting every platform under the sun and getting a generation weaned on videogames up out of their chairs and jumping around like Mon, 27 Nov 2006 18:14:05 -0800