You’d forgive Lara Croft for feeling a little fatigued of late. Nine core games and two Hollywood movies spread across sixteen-years – not to mention several theme park cameos. It’s high time one of gaming’s most notable franchises got a kick-start then, and Crystal Dynamic’s are here to administer it.
Crystal Dynamics’ Lara Croft is Lara like you’ve never known her before. And that’s a bloody good thing.
Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person military man-shoot with all the trappings. You shoot from the accustomed sanctuary of knee-high cover, brutally execute unarmed enemies, boot down doors in glitzy slow motion and make heads disappear in a dramatic red haze. But hold on, don’t go anywhere yet.
Franchise fatigue has no doubt held a few veterans at bay, but if ever there were cause to sit up and take note of the Traveller’s Tales series this would surely be it. Is Lego The Lord of the Rings the game they were built for, then, or one Lego-adventure too many?
Over the course of 15 hours Telltale’s greatest achievement has been to turn videogame players – those of us who would gladly punch our own comrades into mulch if it meant we were first to a gun – into firebrand altruists. That so many of Episode 5’s most gruesome decisions hinge on the question ‘what’s best for Clementine?’ is proof positive of that remarkable triumph.
It’s been six long years since Agent 47 was last let off the leash, and a lot can change in that time. The bald-belligerent returns in Hitman: Absolution, but is this Hitman hauled graciously into the modern era or an affront to the lineage of one of gaming’s finest killers?
It’s not everyday you catch word of a band that takes inspiration from the likes of Clive Sinclair and Steve Jobs. It’s not everyday you catch word of a band that’s grounded its aesthetic in a feud between Sinclair and Chris Curry either. Enter The British IBM, a three-piece indie outfit from the UK that, …
Building your own gaming PC is easy.
So they say.
Serious Sam 3 would have been quite the game before Bulletstorm, Fear 3 and Singularity popped by to remind us of the joys of yesteryear.