Sam Fisher has long been the go-to guy for gamers' stealth needs, from his debut in the original Splinter Cell to the more dynamic and action packed Conviction. The series has progressed leaps and bounds over the years, both in the complex storylines and visually, and even the earlier games pushed the graphical capabilities of the last generation of consoles. Some fans of the series were disappointed that Conviction took the game in a slightly different direction, but now Blacklist is here to make up for that. Taking the franchise back to it's roots, Blacklist is the game that people have been waiting for since Chaos Theory. Is it any good though? Read on to find out.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
The Summer of Arcade is once again here! For anyone unfamiliar with the Summer of Arcade, it is usually five games released over five weeks (though this year it is only four), to celebrate not only summer, but the best of the Xbox Live Arcade. Previously the promotion has seen the launch of some of the best Arcade titles ever released, including Limbo, Trials HD, 'Splosion Man and Bastion. It's a great time to be a gamer, and you know you're going to be treated to some top notch indie gaming. The title to kick off the Summer of Arcade this year is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Does it deserve it's place in the line-up? Read on to find out!
Friday, 16 August 2013
The Third Street Saints are back for their most epic game yet! After saving the world and becoming President, your character finds himself at the centre of an alien invasion, and soon after is placed into a Matrix-like simulation of Steelport. This game has had quite the roller coaster of a journey. It started out as a standalone expansion for the previous title, Saints Row: The Third, before the decision was made to turn it into the next full instalment in the incredibly popular series. It's future was left hanging in the balance with the fall of THQ, but ultimately it was saved by Koch Media, and now we're on the precipice of the launch. Should you buy Saints Row IV and return to Steelport? Read on for the full verdict.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Grand Theft Auto Online has finally been revealed, and it's even better than we could have imagined. Instead of just having deathmatches and races, Grand Theft Auto Online is a fully fledged world for many players to explore. You can meet up with your friends, invite them over to the apartment that you just bought, let them borrow a car from your garage and pull off a heist, or rob a liquor store, or ambush a security van. The possibilities are literally endless. Check out the gameplay video below to see everything that you and your friends are going to be doing on October 1st, when the Online section will be added to Grand Theft Auto V.
Grand Theft Auto V is due to launch on September 17th for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Narco Terror is a name that sounds promising. The premise also sounds like it would make a great game; a top-down, twin-stick shooter with a lot of enemies, many things to explode, different weapons and ammo types, and vehicles. It sounds positively awesome, like a top-down Just Cause 2. It definitely wants to feel like an old action movie from the 80s, with it's terrible script and ridiculous situations, but this has been done before in Toy Soldiers: Cold War, and more recently Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, both of which were fantastic, high quality titles. Is Narco Terror worth playing then, or should you just stick with those? Read on to find out.