PC Game Previews
PC Game Previews"
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Preview – Folie a deux
Staying in cover really is the name of the game here.
SimCity [Preview] – An urban tri-vector
As we’ve been constantly reminded since SimCity was announced, this is a game that has been built from the ground with the idea of ‘connected cities’ in mind.
F1 Race Stars [Preview] – Insert tyred F1 pun
We first saw F1 Race Stars a couple of months back during the week-long sauna with sweaty fat kids that is Gamescom.
Cargo Commander [Preview] – Crate stuff
Cargo Commander is Moon in videogame form, with Sam Rockwell’s role taken by a bearded, blue-collar chap who owns a “fuck you!” button, and Kevin Spacey replaced by a sound system that only knows one song.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Interview] – Taming urban streets
Christmas is fast approaching, and that means the next Need for Speed is just around the corner.
Far Cry 3 [Preview] – Holiday from hell
The premise of Far Cry 3 is not all that dissimilar to a teen horror movie; a high-adventure vacation in a tropical paradise goes horribly wrong when the group of sexy gals and guys are kidnapped for ransom by a bloodthirsty gang of land-lubbering pirates.
Hitman: Absolution [Preview] – The glory of the kill
Playing through the opening few missions of Hitman: Absolution one thing is clear, this is a game best played by those ready and eager to celebrate the glory that comes from a precise, perfect kill.
Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?
Halo’s new craftsman, 343 Industries, is playing a bit of a no-win game.
A Game of Dwarves [Preview] – Dweorgen Keeper
If I were to describe an isometric strategy game where you mine out resources from underground caverns, provide living arrangements and food sources for your denizens, ensure the happiness of your charges, build traps, and train military units to tackle foes, there’s a fair chance that anyone who played PC games in the late 90s would respond “hey, that sounds like Dungeon Keeper 2”.
F1 2012 [Preview] – Vettel to the metal
Formula 1 is a complex sport and, for some more than others, Codemasters’ F1 output is a complex videogame franchise.
One Week with Ghost Recon Online [Preview] – The field report
It’s not something that happens often, but I suspect there’s a very definite risk in creating a major free-to-play entry in an established series.
War of the Human Tanks [Preview] – Candy Commandos
War of the Human Tanks is a game in which you are actively encouraged to use young, anime-style girls as suicide bombers.
Darksiders 2 is looking better than expected [Preview]
I’ve now played Darksiders 2 on a number of occasions, the most recent being last week.
Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – Surviving General Winter
Relic Games and publisher THQ are clearly worried about confusing us about their intent with Company of Heroes 2.
Borderlands 2 [Preview] – The Assassin and the teenage sadist
If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that this is a big game.
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions [Preview] – Looking (card)sharp
Are there any genres that the Might & Magic series hasn’t delved into yet?
20 hours with The Secret World – A pre-review [Feature]
I should be straight up with this: split across both the closed beta and the early access period (I’m writing this right before the game officially launches) I’ve played Funcom’s modern-day fantasy-horror MMO, The Secret World, for quite a lot longer than 20 hours.