DiRT2 US game homepage. DiRT2 is available on . Get the latest DiRT2 news, trailers and release date and download the free DiRT2 demo, screenshots and wallpapers. DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments. This World Tour will have players competing in aggressive multi-car and intense solo races at extraordinary new locations, from canyon racing and jungle trails to city stadium-based events.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy for PSP - GameSpot offers reviews, previews, cheats, and more. Count on us for all of the latest on the Dissidia: Final Fantasy Sony PSP Game. To celebrate the venerable Final Fantasy series' 20th anniversary, Square Enix came up with Dissidia Final Fantasy, an action role-playing game that will feature a sizable cast of the most well-known characters from the series. In the last two decades, there have been more than a dozen Final Fantasy games and spin-offs, but Dissidia will reunite some of our favorite heroes and villains from the main series and pit them against one another in epic battles. At first glance, this is going to seem like a fighting game--because that's primarily what you're doing--but with its role-playing game elements, storyline, and customization, Dissidia is more than just one battle after another. We had an opportunity to play a few skirmishes at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, but we recently received a preview build to go more in-depth and check out the game's many features.
Donald Duck - Goin' Quackers - Make way for the marauding mallard! Donald Duck has got his feathers all ruffled and is on the warpath. Can anything stand in his way? Come and give Donald a helping hand in Donald Duck Quack Attack, a fast and furious 3D platformer. Merlock, the wicked wizard, has kidnapped reporter Daisy Duck during a video shoot. Donald is watching his TV at home so immediately leaps into action to rescue her. Through 20 crazy stages Donald has to kick and punch his way through a ceaseless bunch of baddies. In each world, there are four main stages and boss stage. Make it through all of those having completed the special moves challenge that Donald's nephews set and you get a bonus stage. Developer: Disney Interactive * Features: Favorite Characters: Daisy, Huey, Dewey, Louie, the Beagle Boys, and more. * Control Donald's explosive temper, confront wacky characters and obstacles. * Run, jump, smash, attack and butt-stomp 90 different enemies. * 24 vastly addictive levels * A variety of special moves * Collect power-ups to learn special moves * Earn extra lives * Full 3D environments
No question about it: Doom is one of the greatest games of all time. The blend of a simple, yet compelling mission, breakthrough 3-D interface, brilliant level and weapon design, and the effective use of fear made Doom an instant classic and launched a revolution in computer games. Born on the PC, this game has been ported to almost everything imaginable, and the PlayStation port is one of the best. You play the part of a space marine who was stationed on a research station on the Martian moon, Phobos. Something went very wrong when the researchers opened an extradimensional portal. Now you're trapped far from home, grabbing guns and ammo to blast the demons. A one-man crusade, you shoot everything that moves--and, likewise, everything that moves tries to return the favor. This was the game that launched the multiplayer craze on the PC, and the PlayStation version does its best to live up to Doom's reputation as the ultimate multiplayer deathmatch game. If you have two players, two PlayStations, and a link cable, you can enjoy some mad two-player mayhem.
Duke Nukem Total Meltdown - After defeating the Rigelatin, Duke Nukem returns to Los Angeles and discovers that aliens have laid siege to the city. Battle LAPD piggies, flying brains, machine gun toting aliens, and other scum using shotguns, chain cannons, freeze throwers, shrinkers, and other weapons to save the beloved city. If killing the aliens only whets your appetite for destruction, grab a link cable and challenge your friend to a deathmatch. If anyone can save L.A., it's Duke Nukem. Manufacturer Description The King of 3D action is coming to the PlayStation with a new purebred shooter overload of graphically-enhanced bigger meaner extraterrestrial exterminating fun. Duke Nukem is looking as good as ever as he blasts enemies and spouts one-liners. Over 40 huge levels with tons of monsters await Duke on his mission: kill everything in sight! Over a dozen hi-tech weapons including shotguns machine guns rocket launchers and grenades help Duke deal with those bad aliens. There is even 2 player split-screen action featuring Dukematch co-op team-play and all-new Meltdown modes. * Features: 34 graphically enhanced levels that maximize the advanced power of the Playstation.
A lot of games make a big deal out of player choice, but few in recent memory offer so many intricate, meaningful ways of approaching any given situation. You fulfill or dash the spiritual hopes of an idyllic society, side with slavers or their slaves, and decide the fate of more than one city over the course of your postapocalyptic journey through the Washington, DC wasteland. Your actions have far-reaching consequences that affect not just the world around you but also the way you play, and it's this freedom that makes Fallout 3 worth playing--and replaying. It's deep and mesmerizing, and though not as staggeringly broad as the developer's previous games, it's more focused and vividly realized. This focus is obvious from the first hour of the game, in which character creation and story exposition are beautifully woven together.
Final Fantasy II's position in role-playing game history is a dubious one. On one hand, it bravely modified aspects of the original Final Fantasy and added a few new gameplay mechanics. On the other, the transformed leveling system was an exploitable and unbalanced mess, which makes the Anniversary Edition feel more like a case study in the evolution of RPGs than an entirely enjoyable game. You'll find plenty of random battles to ease your daily commute, but the frustration of the baffling skill leveling makes FFII a less appealing game than its predecessor.
The Red Wings, a once honorable forthcoming military unit wielding powerful majestic airships, has been commanded by the kingdom of Baron to snare and obtain the magical Crystals of Earth by any means necessary. The head of the Red Wings, a highly ranked Dark Knight, is demoted for questioning the barbaric nature of these attacks. Confused and astonished at this unorthodox action, he questions his loyalty. Meanwhile, the world is slowly being engulfed in monster attacks for an unknown reason. And elsewhere, a being slowly manipulates the others for his own ends, masterminding every move, while others who know the truth await a hero's arrival, a holy knight to bring truth to the prophecies of old. Thus begins the legendary journey of Cecil and his companions. Together with his friends, both new and old, one man vows to cast away the darkness within his soul in order to find the truth long denied him and to defeat the greatest evil of all.
Dark times have spread over the world of Gaia. Four separate governing nations, some blinded by their short-sighted greed, some persevering in the name of justice, are battling on and off in a deadly game for power. One kingdom, that of Lindblum, headed by the honorable and trustworthy Regent Cid, finally decides to take a stand against the unspeakable massacres by the troops of Alexandria. Enlisting the aid of mere bandits to kidnap Princess Garnet of the Alexandria Empire, for information and interrogation, Garnet and her bodyguard actually join Cid's cause, knowing full well the outlandish recklessness of the governing Queen, who counterattacks with an onslaught of warriors. Thus begins a crossfire that would engulf the world in something far worse than political standoffs. Out of the band of thieves, one boy along with his entourage must battle his way through several awe-inspiring challenges to restore order and peace.
While some games don't withstand the test of time, others, like the commonly praised Final Fantasy Tactics, exist in a state of pristine stasis: never changing, yet standing proud at the head of the class, and rarely bested by legions of pretenders to the throne. In other words, you won't need the rose-hued goggles of nostalgia to appreciate Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, since it's a great game even by modern standards. If you're new to Tactics, you'll find a strategy role-playing game with plenty of deep gameplay and one of the finest stories in a Final Fantasy game to date. If you've already experienced the 1998 PlayStation original, you'll enjoy some nifty additions in this enhanced port, including terrific cutscenes, new character classes, and new playable characters. There are some noticeable issues in the presentation, and some lurking frustrations in the gameplay remain. In the context of such satisfying gameplay, though, the annoyances are easy to forgive--especially considering you can squeeze 60 or 70 hours of quality entertainment out of it.
The entire cycle of life in the world is bound by four crystals, each providing their own source of power to mankind, from the wind blowing across lands to water flowing across seas, giving life, to burning hot fires to the very earth itself. The binding force of these beautiful crystals not only gives off this power, but imprisons a much more devastating force away from the world. However, the power given off by these crystals has slowed considerably. Keeping with ancient prophecies, a sudden brutal meteor strikes rain over the landscape, causing the crystals to immediately shatter. The result cuts off the magical forces of the elements. Worse yet, as the crystals explode one by one, the very vile, evil force the crystals were made to restrain is released. An unlikely group of warriors, from a princess to a pirate, to a young warrior to a wise old man, must find the courage and strength through the powers of the crystals and the trials they encounter in order to save not one world, but two.
1000 years ago, the War of the Magi decimated most of the world's technology and all known magic. Today, technology has made an impressive and remarkable comeback, popping up almost everywhere on the face of civilization. The reigning Empire remains at war with various rebel factions, causing unrest among the related parties. Nonetheless, the world is striving successfully to rebuild itself from the perils of War. However, the Empire has grown curious and power-hungry for the ancient power known only as "magic". Their leader and a slightly insane general crave this power, and are willing to destroy anything that comes in their way. With the finding of an ancient Esper, a seemingly vital source of "magic", the Empire is poised to take full control of this mysterious power. Several warriors, from all walks of life, must band together despite their differences in order to save the world from one who would conquer it, and who would destroy it.
Never before have technology, playability, and narrative combined as well as in Final Fantasy VII. The culmination of Square Soft's monumental effort is a game that will enrich just as it will entertain. Yet, for all the boundless praise it so rightfully deserves, Final Fantasy VII is not without its shortcomings and occasional design problems. These are enough to make some gamers (who are unfamiliar with RPGs, to be sure) wonder just why anyone would bother playing through it in the first place. This is the most dazzling visual experience to date on any console. Film-quality computer-generated cinematics blend seamlessly with pre-rendered background artwork to create the strikingly realistic world of Final Fantasy VII, both beautiful in its grandeur and terrifying in its detail. The overworld and battle sequences are presented in full polygonal splendor with just a touch of texture mapping for good measure. But you haven't seen anything until you witness some of the more powerful magic spells in the game.
In a time of both sophisticated technology and powerful magic, an evil sorceress corrupts the world's largest military power through manipulation and deception, enslaving mankind to do her bidding. Her goal is not something as simple as world domination; but to completely conquer all of space and time. To counter the turn of events, various leaders head combat training schools, known as Gardens, that turn out elite fighting forces. Known as SeeDs, they defend, serve, and protect humankind from the sorceress. The sole purpose of these academies is to vanquish the sorceress and save humanity as we know it, although they take many other assignments for the right price. A small, loose-knit group of SeeD graduates find themselves wrapped in a much bigger endeavor than simple military combat. Now, a gunblade specialist, together with a diverse group of young heroes, must set aside his fears, face the emotions he's run from, and become the leader that he never wanted to be.
Square's Final Fantasy series is one of the longest running, most prolific, most critically acclaimed lines of games ever. That means each new installment in the series needs to be exceedingly good--since the company has outdone itself on so many occasions, millions of fans expect each new Final Fantasy to be even better than all its predecessors. Whether they truly end up better is the subject of never-ending debate among Final Fantasy fans, but one thing is certain: Each new Final Fantasy game is a momentous occasion. It's been crystal clear for months that Final Fantasy X would be no exception. Countless screenshots, movie files, and bits of information have propagated all over the Internet, revealing the game's stunning good looks and much of its back story. Of course, it isn't enough for Final Fantasy X to look good--since it's Square's first role-playing game for the PlayStation 2, it's reasonable to expect Final Fantasy X to improve upon every aspect of the series beyond just the graphics.
Final Fantasy XI isn't a new game--it's just newly released for the PlayStation 2 in North America. However, the game originally debuted in Japan nearly two years ago in the summer of 2002. Late last year, a PC version of the game shipped to these shores, which was many English-speaking gamers' first exposure to the persistent world of Vana'diel. The new PS2 version of the game is identical, to the point where you can freely transfer your player character between the different versions of the game. Yet while it's the same Final Fantasy XI, the context is completely different. Despite the fact that the PC gaming market is oversaturated with massively multiplayer online role-playing games, many PS2 owners have never experienced such a game before. But let's not beat around the bush: The PC is the better platform for Final Fantasy XI, and to properly enjoy it on your PS2, you'll need to pay $100 for the PS2 hard disk drive (the game comes included) and possibly $40 for a PS2 network adapter if you don't already have one. Plus you'll need a USB keyboard hooked up to your console to communicate with other players.
It's been a long time since the last proper installment in the standard-setting Final Fantasy series. While Square Enix did ship numerous games bearing the Final Fantasy brand after 2001's Final Fantasy X, it took all these years before another lengthy, ambitious, lavishly produced, traditional role-playing game would arrive. Final Fantasy XII arrives at the end of the PlayStation 2's lifecycle, whereas Final Fantasy X benefited from a presentation that was truly cutting edge. This latest installment in the series also introduces a new strategic combat system that makes gameplay more cohesive yet more hands-off than before. In spite of this trade-off, it's an evolutionary step for the series and a refreshing change. And underneath the overhauled combat and the distinctive visual style, this is still Final Fantasy. Outstanding art direction, a likable cast of characters, a lengthy quest, and plenty of challenging battles all await you in this next installment to live up to the Final Fantasy name.