Archive for 2008

Gears of War 2

“Bigger, better and more badass” was the promise from Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski (or Dude Huge if you’re a fan of ludicrous monikers) when talking about Gears of War 2.

By Paul Younger | 7 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Red Alert 3

Red Alert 3 (RA3) is the latest game from EA LA that puts you back in the command seat for some destructive fun.

By Paul Younger | 7 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

NBA Live 09

Since the NBA franchise is not exclusive, EA has had to compete against other publishers such as 2K Sports and Sony in the console world for the NBA basketball experience.  2K Sports has been a consistent leader in the space but EA is trying its hardest to dethrone the champ.  We saw a big improvement with last year’s NBA Live 08.  It wasn’t perfect but it finally became a worthy competitor to the NBA 2K series.  This year EA dishes out some new features in its efforts to pull ahead of 2K Sports.  Let’s see if they have succeeded or not.

By Paul Younger | 5 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

X3: Terran Conflict

If you’ll forgive the cliché here: space is really big. It’s definitely bigger than, say, a potato.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

The Political Machine 2008

With America on the brink of its most important election since the last one, Kalypso’s The Political Machine arrives just in time for you politics fans (anyone?) to take part in your own fantasy election before the GOP steals the real one on Tuesday night.  That’s right folks; satire is the soup du jour at Chez IncGamers.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Nippon Line 3/11

Welcome to a special edition of the Nippon Line, where I tell you all you need to know about the weekend’s Japanese DSi launch and the system itself.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Dead Space

Scary games are a rare breed these days.  Sure we get a few cheap shocks here and there (*cough* Doom 3) and the odd unsettling moment but they can’t quite live up to the atmospheric horror of games like System Shock 2 or the original Silent Hill.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

DC Universe Online

First I’d like you to help us place the background in DC comics chronology, which is very complex.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Guitar Hero: World Tour

Following the defection of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix to MTV, Activision was left playing catch-up.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Some two years ago Sega announced that it had acquired San Francisco based developer, Secret Level, for some $15 million.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Fallout 3

I hate to depress everyone, but the credit crunch is biting hard, and capitalism is on its knees.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2, Ubisoft’s latest FPS offering, has a lot to live up to.

By Paul Younger | 23 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Fable II

I have a confession to make: I did not like the first Fable.

By Paul Younger | 22 Oct 2008 | Comments Off


Picture Red Faction’s wall-busting GeoMod technology as re-imagined by TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh while he’s shooting Haze rejects with spud guns, and you’ll get not only a flavour of Fracture’s one and only innovation, but also an indication of where the game ultimately falls down.

By Paul Younger | 20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Publisher

Have you ever thought about getting a job in the gaming industry?

By Paul Younger | 17 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest

As far as RTS games go, you’d have thought at this stage we’d seen every setting imaginable.

By Paul Younger | 16 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

FIFA ’09 10 vs 10 Online

IncGamers’ Andy Alderson spent a week online with FIFA 09’s new Be a Pro 10 vs 10 mode and, having seen the best and worst it has to offer, here are the three games that stood out.

By Paul Younger | 15 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

G1 Jockey 4 2008

It’s easy to see how horseracing games are overlooked; it’s not the most pivotal standard-setting genre, and as per other horse racers there’s no graphical splendour to excite the public, just drab green fields, hedgerows, headache inducing jerseys and a central view of a small man’s rear.

By Paul Younger | 14 Oct 2008 | Comments Off