July 11, 2008 - I usually like to start off my reviews by creating a clever pun out of the game's title to introduce or briefly summarize how I feel about said game. But to take a line out of Alone in the Dark's dialogue, '**** it,' this game sucks. For anyone left in the dark about Alone in the Dark (ok, so maybe I still snuck a pun in there), the survival-horror game takes players through the monster-infested streets of New York. You begin the game by waking up from a daze. As with a lot of clichéd stories nowadays, your character starts out with a bad case of amnesia. You don't know who you are, or where you came from. All you know is that you are being held captive by dangerous and mysterious men. After you orient yourself with the slightly awkward controls, you will escape their clutches only to come across a dicier scenario. For reasons unknown, zombies, freaky bats, huge spiders, and more scary creatures begin to unearth themselves.
Developed by the makers of the best-selling children's title, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, BIONICLE Heroes brings to life the characters and world of LEGO's BIONICLE universe. This brand-new action/adventure title for kids allows players to control the entire 2006 toy lineup of BIONICLE action figures, which features both the heroic Toa Inika and the villainous Piraka. Battle and explore your way through the jungles, volcanoes, and deserts of the mysterious island of Voya Nui in this epic quest. In order to survive, players will need to master the powerful weapons and elemental powers of each BIONICLE character in order to defeat the Piraka and to solve the challenges and puzzles of this uniquely, interactive LEGO universe. Spanning over 25 different levels and 6 elemental zones, players will experience the ultimate BIONICLE adventure.
2K Sports ? Official developer?s site. Complete game information, including media, events &gallery, 2K Beats soundtracks, and an in-depth online community with forums, leagues, member videos and profile pages. The #1 rated college basketball game four years running on both the Xbox and PlayStation 2 returns for its sophomore season on the Xbox 360 and makes its freshman debut on the PLAYSTATION 3. With over 325 NCAA Division I schools and the deepest legacy mode around, College Hoops 2K7 defines the college basketball experience. Real College Coaches - Control all of the action on the court with hundreds of actual college coaches - including Roy Williams, Billy Donovan, John Calipari, Jay Wright and many more. Precision Passing - Dish the rock with more precision and control than ever before with new, original animations and upgraded passing intelligence. Enhanced Legacy Mode - The deepest Legacy mode around gets even deeper with an all-new Game Simulator, updated Selection Sunday, Bracketology, and an expanded Open-mode. Original Soundtrack - Over 200 authentic college fight songs, plus music from P.O.D., Les Savy Fav, Traxamillion, Deux Process and many more.
Devil May Cry for PS2 - GameSpot offers reviews, previews, cheats, and more. Count on us for all of the latest on the Devil May Cry Playstation 2 Game.Capcom's notion of what's cool--a concept on which its PlayStation 2 action game Devil May Cry was built--may not find complete synergy with today's gaming audience. In fact, much of Devil May Cry's aesthetic presentation is rooted in stereotypical gothic and cheesy '80s metal imagery. But beneath that overstated surface is one of the most interesting and generally entertaining 3D action games in recent years. Perhaps for the first time in the 3D action genre, Devil May Cry has successfully captured the twitch-based, relentlessly free-flowing gameplay style of so many classic 2D action games. In Devil May Cry, you assume the persona of Dante, the half-human, half-devil son of a legendary dark knight known as Sparda. A powerful and malevolent ruler of the underworld, whom Sparda vanquished 2,000 years ago, has awakened and, although Dante doesn't quite know it at the game's onset, he--like his father--has been chosen to defeat this evil being.
Devil May Cry 2 for PS2 - GameSpot offers reviews, previews, cheats, and more. Count on us for all of the latest on the Devil May Cry 2 Playstation 2 Game. For every problem that's fixed or improved, a new problem appears--this seems to be the unintentional and unfortunate theme of Devil May Cry 2, a sequel that had an opportunity to improve upon an already excellent formula introduced in its predecessor but has unequivocally squandered it. Nearly every single improvement made in Devil May Cry 2 has some adverse effect. The environments, for example, are indeed quite larger than those in the previous game, but they lack the high level of detail and personality of the original Devil May Cry's environments, and many are so generic that they could've been used in just about any other action game. Likewise, Dante has a few admittedly stylish and easy-to-control new moves, but they are almost completely worthless and serve no purpose other than to improve your stylish action rating, which is quite unnecessary in the grand scheme of things. Additionally, Capcom has given Dante a partner named Lucia.
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.
Gaelic Games: Football 2 is the sequel to the bestselling Gaelic Games: Football. With all new features and improvements, GGF2 is a while new ball game! Features: * Career mode which allows you to train and improve your team across multiple seasons * Improved graphics and weather effects * All new control system gives you ultimate control of you players * New tactics so you can set your team's behaviour * Club teams and team editing * Mission mode to replay historic matches
Reflecting the stylized action of the Marvel comic series and Sony Pictures' upcoming film, Ghost Rider offers a unique combination of high impact combat and motorcycle action. Johnny Blaze is Ghost Rider-destined to haunt America's highways, visiting his righteous wrath upon the souls of the wicked and the damned. The high-octane storyline takes Ghost Rider to a large variety of scenes and locations while facing off against familiar faces from both the Marvel comic universe and Sony Pictures' movie. Features: * Authentic Comic Storyline - Famed comic writers Garth Ennis and Jimmy Palmiotti penned the game's storyline which picks up where the movie leaves off. * Vengeful Combat - Fast paced, combo-based combat against multiple enemies using Ghost Rider's trademark hellfire chain and hellfire shotgun. * Adrenaline Fuelled Motorbike Action - Ride the terrifying Hell Cycle, swing your chain at enemies and use the bike's powers: ride on water, boost over jumps, power down under obstacles. * Diverse Scenery - Ride through varied locations from the movie including the Quentin Carnival and Caretaker's Graveyard, then take a ride down the sky scraper.
God of War II is another violent and highly entertaining achievement for the action adventure genre, and it's a fitting closeout to the PlayStation 2 era. It's hard to imagine a better swan song for the PlayStation 2 than God of War II. Though it's not destined to be the very last game for the system, it doesn't seem likely that anything else will come along in the coming months to trump what God of War II achieves. As the sequel to 2005's megapopular action adventure set within the basic confines of Greek mythology, it continues the agonizing and rage-fueled odyssey of the world's angriest man-god, Kratos, as he goes on another epic vengeance bender. It's an altogether familiar adventure in many ways, with a lot of gameplay mechanics held over that haven't necessarily been improved in any meaningful capacity, but that's not to suggest the game isn't better overall. God of War II is a brilliantly paced, tightly crafted piece of work that's as intelligently designed as it is thrilling to play. In short, it's exactly what you would want from a sequel to God of War.
Obsessively technical. Meticulously refined. Viciously fast. The world's most technically advanced racing experience delivers capabilities beyond any game. Key Features: Broadcast quality visuals blur the line between game and reality. 4,000 polygons per vehicle captures exceptional detail, right down to the disc brakes behind the wheels. Amazing special effects will drop jaws to the floor: impairing sunglare, shimmering heat waves, real-time reflections and much more! Two modes of play: Arcade Mode, for those who love the thrill of speed, and Simulation Mode, for the hardcore gamer who longs for the complete racing experience. Rally racing returns with a refined physics model challenging off-road driving skills. Advanced opponent behavior and calculated physics turn mere car physics into 'emotion' physics where players will sense other cars reacting to sneering passes and jarring cut-offs. Each car was carefully designed according to the exact specifications of its real-life counterpart. Analog controls and pressure sensitive buttons on the DUALSHOCK 2 analog controller ensures precision steering, braking, and acceleration.
It's more than a game. It's a religion. Whether it's for the thrill of speed, the intensity of competition, or the fanaticism in supping up your car, Gran Turismo has captured the essence of the automotive lifestyle and had unleashed the passion between man and machine. As the fourth installment of the worldwide blockbuster-selling Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 4 is available exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. The creative and talented minds of Polyphony Digital, Inc. have once again succeeded in developing the most technologically advanced racing experience ever. Gran Turismo 4 features a truly authentic racing experience spanning 100 years of automotive history. Packed with more cars, courses, and race modes, Gran Turismo 4 delivers enhanced, if not perfected game physics and graphics. Key Features: New physics engine adds a higher level of realism in car performance. The game physics can now react within .03 seconds of its human counterpart. More than 700 vehicles encompassing manufacturers from around the world ranging from vintage to modern models seen today Up to 100 international courses including rally, real-world city
The Grand Theft Auto series and the PlayStation 2 have gone hand in hand, which each game debuting on the PS2 before it travels to other consoles. That all changed with the release of last year's side story, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. This game, designed to take advantage of the PSP's hardware, was an impressive technical feat, managing to pack in a lot of what made the "big" GTA games so memorable. But it fell short in a few key spots, most notably the story, the characters, and the series' biting sense of style and satire. That stuff was easy to overlook when you could carry Liberty City around in your back pocket. But on the PS2, where you can compare it directly to the three Grand Theft Auto games that have appeared there, the whole package is significantly less interesting, even considering the PS2 port's budget price. Not much has changed, so if you've already played this on the PSP, there's not much reason to take on the PS2 version. The game's got a slightly longer draw distance on the PlayStation 2, and the streets look like they might have a few more people on them.
Last year, Grand Theft Auto III took the world by surprise. While the first two games in the series had a small, hard-core following, their simple 2D graphics and lack of a focused narrative structure limited their appeal. On the other hand, GTAIII featured a massive, clockwork world that was really impressive to behold, and it refined its predecessors' free-roaming, nonlinear design and added a far more compelling story in the process. Those improvements, coupled with amazing vehicle physics, a surprising amount of variety in the gameplay, and a great sense of style, made GTAIII a runaway hit and one of the rare games that is accepted by both hard-core and casual game players alike. But as good as Grand Theft Auto III is, the next game in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, improves upon it. Vice City expands on the themes and concepts found in Grand Theft Auto III, fixes a few of the minor issues in the last game, and adds a lot of new abilities and items to play with. It all comes together to form one of the most stylish and most enjoyable games ever released.
Gaming's most famous heroine makes her triumphant return in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend! Lara Croft travels the globe in search of an ancient artifact and is pitted against rival forces... # Features: Lara comes to life - the dual-pistol-wielding adventurer's polygon count and animation set has been increased significantly, presenting Lara in the finest fidelity to date # Return to the Tombs: Lara's new quest brings her to lost ancient realms that guard Secrets of the Past # Fluid movement: the revamped control system provides intuitive and fluid character movement # Dynamic animation system puts focus on continuous motion, giving Lara the ability to seamlessly handle any obstacle and interact dynamically with any surface # Move and shoot. Lara uses her physical prowess to combine gunplay with unique signature moves # Variety of player choice - intelligently use the environment, technical gear and weapons to overcome challenging situations. # Physics, Water and Fire systems bring the perilous environments of Lara's world alive, and challenge the player to improvise solutions to obstacles
Major League Baseball 2K6 brings you the definitive baseball simulation. With a truly immersive pitcher-batter showdown featuring the most accurate pitching and batting A.I. ever created, Major League Baseball 2K6 delivers the true Big League experience like never before. * Pitcher - Batter Showdown - A revolutionary breakthrough in batting control coupled with a new and intuitive pitching interface and truly accurate and individual player behavior brings the pitcher batter experience to a new level. * Swing Stick - Analog stick batting brings baseball video games to a new level. Control power swings, check swing and bunts all through simple and intuitive analog controls. * Pure Motion Physics - An all-new physics engine brings running, throwing, fielding, tag outs, and player-to-player collision animations to life with more detail and variation than ever before. * Umpire Challenges - Stand up for your team and challenge close calls when they count the most. Feel the heat of the moment with new, interactive umpire challenges that have a direct affect team morale and performance. * V.I.P. (Virtual Identity Profile) - The popular 2K Sports exclusive feature.