By Mike Doolittle on July 24, 2007 - 10:32pm.
After I first completed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
, I could only entertain one thought: I have to play it again!
Not just because I was captivated by the superb storytelling; not just because I was mesmerized by the game's incredible atmosphere and next-generation graphics; and not just because it's a game quite unlike anything I've ever played.
By Mike Doolittle on July 24, 2007 - 10:29pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
Game Description: The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl power facility in the Ukraine. The area slowly recovered until 2006 when an unforeseen second explosion rocked the landscape, leaving a vast "Exclusion Zone" plagued with deadly energy disturbances in its wake. The quarantined Exclusion Zone expanded over time, and by 2012, specially equipped poachers, known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, venture into the Zone to claim radioactive artifacts for the black market. You are a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. battling for survival among rivals, soldiers and mutant creatures while trying to discover the true nature of Chernobyl’s dark past and horrific future.
Game Description: Battlestations: Midway in direct command of multiple warships, planes and submarines in this epic solo and online tactical action game. The game follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history. Play 11 campaign missions, 12 bonus challenges, plus naval training academy in an immersive storyline.
By Daniel Weissenberger on June 20, 2007 - 7:30am.
I know it's been said before, but it bears repeating: when it comes to videogames, World War II is the gift that just keeps on giving. It exists in a perfect middle ground where technology was just advanced enough to allow for interesting gameplay possibilities, but still primitive enough that individual humans were still an important part of the equation.
By Daniel Weissenberger on June 20, 2007 - 7:29am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence
By Brad Gallaway on June 18, 2007 - 5:33pm.
Although there have been a number of games that have attempted to capture the Hulk in an electronic format, none of them have really nailed the pure destructive essence and dual nature of the Hulk's condition until this one. It's funny, even though this particular version was created as a tag-along to the much-maligned Ang Lee film, I think the end result was even better than the more recent, free-roaming Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
By Daniel Weissenberger on June 14, 2007 - 11:38pm.
There's something to be said for death animations. The physics revolution has changed the way gamers think about murdering everything from limo drivers to alien shock troops to giant robots. It wasn't so long ago, though, that teams of artists and animators painstakingly handcrafted individual death animations for every foe, so that players could marvel as heads exploded, innards spilled out onto floors, and, in one famous example from Goldeneye, a guard writhed around for close to a minute, clutching his injured groin.
Game Description: Alien Shooter: Vengeance delivers the blood and gore of Diablo and adds a new sci-fi setting. 100 years from now, a mega-company will experiment with portals to other dimensions. An alien race bleeds through the portals & begins an invasion. To keep things quiet & battle the aliens on their own terms, the authorities send in a specialist team to push them back through the portals. Extra game modes for single-player (Survival) and multiplayer (Deathmatch, King Of The Hill, Arena Battle and more) .
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