Transformers Revenge of the Fallen – Decepticons (Nintendo DS)

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen – Decepticons (Nintendo DS)

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen - Decepticons (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £14.99



Transformers Revenge of the Fallen - Decepticons (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £14.99
Your Price: £21.45- Transformers Revenge of the Fallen - Decepticons (Nintendo DS)

Set a few years after the defeat of Megatron in the first game/movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Decepticons reveals that the threat from the Decepticons is in fact, far from ended. Since the time of the epic and apparently not so final battle be

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Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)

Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)

Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)
List Price: £19.99



Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)
List Price: £19.99
Your Price: £44.99- Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)

In Resident Evil Zero, something terrible is seeping into the once pristine mountain air. The residents of Raccoon City go about their lives unaware of the dark menace that surrounds them. Sent in to investigate a series of grisly murders in the area, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo’s helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, they discover a gruesome sight–an overturned military transport truck, riddled with corpses. Rookie member Rebecca Chambers is beginning to wonder what she has got herself into. Bravo Team is about to discover the evil nightmare that is growing all around them.

  • All-new prequel to the survival horror series
  • 2-disc set
  • Play as rookie cop Rebecca Chambers and escaped convict Billy Cowen
  • New Partner Zapping System lets you quickly switch between each character
  • For 1 player

Welcome back to the world of survival horror–again. After the awesome remake of the first game, Resident Evil Zero goes even further back in time with this all-new prequel to the infamous “mansion incident”. This time you control Rebecca Chambers (the rookie medic featured in Chris’s story from the first game) and “framed for a crime he didn’t commit” prison escapee Billy Coen. Unlike previous Resident Evil games, though, you actually get to control both characters, and simultaneously; you can switch between either at any time, choose to have your partner tag along with you, set them to shoot automatically whenever a monster comes near or even control them manually with the C-stick. This unusual system works well and is, as you’d expect, a basis for a lot of split-up-necessitating puzzles.

Another welcome change from the usual Resident Evil formula is the absence of item boxes–now you can drop items whenever and wherever you like. In most other areas Resi 0 is business as usual, as you creep around a series of genuinely creepy mansions, trains and underground bases fervently wishing you had enough bullets to deal with all the foul monsters that are out to get you, many of which, without wishing to spoil the surprise, are not technically zombies this time around. If you haven’t liked previous Resident Evil games you’re unlikely to change your mind now, but such sourpusses are the only ones who will fail to be captivated by this highly entertaining, atmospheric and (at least in comparison to some of its predecessors) innovative game. —David Jenkins

Your Price: £44.99 – Resident Evil Zero (GameCube)

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)
List Price: £29.99



RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)
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Your Price: £3.95- RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)

The original Roller Coaster Tycoon had the winning combination of fun and mainstream appeal. Ironically, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 imitates RCT. Perhaps in an effort to spoil a good thing or perhaps to guarantee success with low-system-spec mainstream fans, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 plays almost exactly like the original game. Maybe too much like it.

The graphics are still two-dimensional, and if you didn’t know better you’d swear you were still looking at the first game. The ability to play the game in much higher resolution alleviates some of the disappointment with graphics: a closer look reveals greater variety in animations, more people and a smoother look overall. The audio is, again, fantastic. It’s the perfect mix of screams of terror, enthusiastic giggling, grumbling, retching and carnival music and brings the scent of candy floss to your nose every time.

New structures are available as well as some new rides, but the biggest change is the addition of themes. Want a Haunted Park? They’ve given you the artwork you need to create one. You’ll also find a Wild West theme, a children’s theme and more. The scenarios are grouped more logically by difficulty and fans will be delighted with a sand box mode that allows limitless free play. RCT2 has a wide variety of new roller coaster designs, including a few famous roller coasters from around the world (mostly from Six Flags theme parks). A very welcome addition is the ability to open a separate screen where you can test-build a custom roller coaster without worrying about space or money before buying and placing it in the game. Perhaps the best new addition is the ability to raise and lower the ground en masse, which removes one of the most annoying features of the first game.

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2isn’t a ground-breaking sequel but it is an excellent game for fans of the series. We can wish they’d done more with the concept, brought it to 3-D or used new, higher resolution artwork, but the gameplay remains the same. And that’s a thrilling ride on its own. —Andrew S Bub

Your Price: £3.95 – RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (PC CD)

Dinosaur News Center: Episode 8 Paraworld (PC game) Review


Dinosaur News Center: Episode 8 Paraworld (PC game) Review
Rating: 4
Here comes my very first game review. This is Paraworld for the PC. It’s a real-time strategy title with dinosaur combat. If you’ve ever seen the show Dinoriders; this takes that concept and turns it into a game. A very overlooked and underrated gem for the PC.

Amiga Longplay [162] Captain Planet and the Planeteers


Amiga Longplay [162] Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Rating: 4
www.recordedamigagames.org Played By RickyC My first game i ever had on the amiga and i still love it! Each level is just different and the rings are cool :DI had to redo the game after video turned out a bit not great when i used states so ran through it without. Quite happy actually because i aced the first two levels. Not a perfect run because i killed an elephant though i had a feeling he was going to turn evil you know. Also a pit pony but normally i kill all three by accident, im annoyed at how he died though. not by a bad guy but i was being too safe dropping him out the net. Ending is the same if you have perfect game though…a bit disappointing considering it took me a few years to actually get to the end first time. Love the idea of the points multiplier being shown by the monsters following you and always get to me once i die that i lose them :(

#4 Making videogames: A first demo!


#4 Making videogames: A first demo!
Rating: 4
TornadoTwins releasing a first ‘game-snippet-demo’ of their video game in progress. Download it (free) today, we’re craving for your feedback! -TornadoTwins

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (XBox) Part 1 of 10


Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (XBox) Part 1 of 10
Rating: 4
Here’s a runthrough of Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, one of THE BEST games ever made. I try to pick up every life expansion, and after completion, will show alternate paths through two of the levels (Ruins 2 and Temple 3). This is part 1, the story cutscenes, and the first two very short levels, Rooftops and Island. This game is the first game I bought the day of release, back in 1993. And with Prince of Persia Classic being released on XBLA, I figured I’d play through POP2 again (recorded from XBox Sands of Time).

Commander Keen: Goodbye, Galaxy!


Commander Keen: Goodbye, Galaxy!
Rating: 4
Secret Of The Oracle This was episode 4 of the Commander Keen series. It has been developed by id Software in 1991. It was the first game in which the legendary Dopefish appeared – id’s in-joke in nearly every game since then. Watch my channel for more about DOSBox!

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3) [IMPORT]

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3) [IMPORT]

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3) [IMPORT]
List Price: £41.08


  • More levels, more features, more customization options
  • Takehito Harada’s beloved artwork is completely redone and reanimated
  • Compare your game data with your friends over the interne

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3) [IMPORT]
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The next installment in this popular hardcore SRPG series is back! Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten packs in more features than ever, along with an all-new graphics engine, making it the first game in the Disgaea series with true high-resolution graphics! Experience this insane netherworld adventure in full hi-res glory!

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Quake 4 (Xbox 360)

Quake 4 (Xbox 360)

Quake 4 (Xbox 360)
List Price: £29.99



Quake 4 (Xbox 360)
List Price: £29.99
Your Price: £14.99- Quake 4 (Xbox 360)

Quake 4 is the first game to utilize id Software`s revolutionary Doom 3 technology. In the game, you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth`s valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission into the heart of the Strogg war machine. But, in this epic war between worlds, the only way to defeat the Strogg is to become one of them. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war.
 

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Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

Half-Life 2 (Xbox)
List Price: £39.99



Half-Life 2 (Xbox)
List Price: £39.99
Your Price: £14.99- Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

There can be few titles in gaming history that have been more eagerly anticipated (and more consistently delayed) than Half-Life 2. The original Half-Life was one of the most influential first-person shoot-’em-ups ever made, with its amazing story-led gameplay and incredible artificial intelligence, and this sequel promises to follow in the same proud tradition with a game that will set the pace for years to come.

As with the first game you play resourceful scientist Gordon Freeman as he attempts to fight back against an alien invasion from another dimension. In the years that have passed since the first game the world governments have become ever more despotic in the face of the threat and Gordon once again finds himself fighting both human and alien foes.

Even more so than the original, what sets Half-Life 2 apart from the rest is its incredible technology–the preview code we’ve seen so far displays stunningly realistic graphics, amazing real world physics and highly adaptive AI. In combining all three elements, the game offers an almost infinite variety. One minute you find yourself being hunted down by Special Forces, using furniture to block doorways and throwing grenades to dislodge container crates and squish unsuspecting bad guys, the next you’ll be stalking zombies through an abandoned village or fighting giant War of the Worlds styled tripods with the resistance movement and using a tractor beam gun to capture chunks of masonry and fling it at your enemies.

Half-Life 2 allows all this and more and could very well turn out to be the first game to actually exceed its hype, never mind just live up to it. Here’s hoping.–David Jenkins

This preview is based on an incomplete version of the game; features or problems mentioned above may not appear in the finished game.

Your Price: £14.99 – Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

Time Splitters 2 (GameCube)

Time Splitters 2 (GameCube)

Time Splitters 2 (GameCube)
List Price: £13.27



Time Splitters 2 (GameCube)
List Price: £13.27
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Want to play a first-person shooter on your console? Tired of there being no proper GoldenEye sequel? Wishing that you could play the part of a Barbary ape in the Wild West? TimeSplitters 2 is the game for you if you answered “yes” to any of these questions.

When Rare made GoldenEye for the N64 in 1997 they created the best first-person shoot-’em-up the world had ever seen and, arguably, has ever seen to this day. Many of the geniuses behind the game left Rare shortly after to set-up their own company, Free Radical; their first game was the rather rushed (in time for the PS2’s launch) TimeSplitters but this sequel is polished to perfection and easily one of the best games of the year.

One of the main problems with the original TimeSplitters was its awful single-player mode, but this has been totally revamped for the sequel with a proper story mode, all-new time zones and weapons and absolutely mountains of unlockable hidden extras. Thankfully they’ve kept the wicked sense of humour from the first game, but there’s also a lot more strategy for solo players this time around, including an amusing homage to GoldenEye‘s Arkangelsk Dam level as well as pastiches of other games and films scattered throughout the game.

The real reason for TimeSplitters 2‘s greatness, though, is the multiplayer mode. This is GoldenEye to the nth degree, with superbly designed levels, tons of weapons and all sorts of tricks and gimmicks such as remote control gun turrets and invisibility pills. It may lack the epic scope of Halo but in multiplayer mode at least this is a lot more fun–and fun, as The Beatles never said, is all you need. —David Jenkins

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Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)

Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)

Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)
List Price: £29.99



Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)
List Price: £29.99
Your Price: £2.49- Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)

It may have sold 30 million copies worldwide, but before the release of Tomb Raider: Legend last year it looked like Lara Croft was ending her video game career in disgrace. Thankfully the new game was exactly the reboot that the series needed, instantly reminding everyone why they loved it (and Lara) so much in the first place. So to mark the tenth anniversary of the first game (actually 2007 is the eleventh anniversary, but who’s counting?) Eidos are releasing this special remake of the first game in the series, using an enhanced version of the graphics engine from Tomb Raider: Legend.

Although the game does feature the same basic settings and levels as the original, this isn’t just the same game with better graphics. Most of the levels are larger, with many new paths and areas to explore. They’re also much more interactive, with Lara using many of the same moves and gadgets she demonstrated in Tomb Raider: Legend, including a grappling hook and a greater variety of weapons. The story has been expanded too, but it does keep the same basic structure with more animal enemies than the later games, including the infamous encounter with a tyrannosaurs rex. Instead of just running straight at you mindlessly, the enemies have also been given much better artificial intelligence than previously.

The new graphics are still the most obvious change but the new fluid movement of Lara is a world away from the awkward grid based system used in the old games. Indeed this should be the first video game remake to actually prove itself as something more than just a cheap cash-in.
HARRISON DENT

Your Price: £2.49 – Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD)

SSX Tricky (Xbox Classics)

SSX Tricky (Xbox Classics)

SSX Tricky (Xbox Classics)
List Price: £19.99



SSX Tricky (Xbox Classics)
List Price: £19.99
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When Sony released the PlayStation2, there were only a few standout games. One of them, SSX, brought snowboarding to people who didn’t even like snowboarding. Now Xbox fans get a new reason to stay indoors during the cold winter months. SSX Tricky is the game, and it more than lives up to the moniker.

Tricky removes two characters from the previous game and adds five new ones. It adds two new race locations to the already beefed-up World Circuit (Garibaldi and Alaska). The developers also added features to the older tracks, effectively making them new again. Tricky improves the graphics a bit and refines the controls. The game even tweaks the basic gameplay by letting you upgrade your boarder’s stats in races, but also forcing you to attempt and master the showoff mode. And EA improved the challenge by evening out the learning curve. SSX tended to be a cakewalk until the later races in each set, but this time your rivals get more intense and aggressive depending upon the lap you’re taking.

As in the first game, personality is everything. This is true not only in terms of voice acting, but also in how you treat opponents. The game has a few basic attitudes. If you block and attack characters too much, they’ll remember and actively seek you out. If you help one or two of them, they’ll become your allies, warning you of danger or fending off attackers. The changes are deep enough to change quite a bit, and they’ll delight even fans who are tired of, or who mastered, the first game on the PS2. Maybe that’s the most impressive über-trick of them all. —Bob Andrews

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Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)

Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)

Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £25.52



Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £25.52
Your Price: £14.99- Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow brings the Blue Dragon role-playing experience to DS players in the PAL regions for the very first time following the title’s Japanese launch in October 2009. Continuing the series’ contemporary approach to traditional Japanese role-playing games, Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow is set two years after the story of the original 2007 title Blue Dragon for Xbox 360.

Awakened from a long slumber, the new enemies bear some resemblance to Nene, the defeated adversary of the first game, a conundrum which leads the player, Shu, and his friends into a terrifying fight to reclaim the lost shadows and restore balance to the world.

For the first time in the series, the player can assume the role of the main character, choose the character’s gender, and customize their look. The stylus- or button-based controls make it easy to customize clothes, hairstyles and facial details of the main character to fit the player’s personality. The player can also upgrade equipment, weapons and armor, which are visually reflected in the character’s appearance after they are equipped. Players can also change shadows in order to tactically overcome the game’s many challenges and formidable bosses.

Your Price: £14.99 – Blue Dragon : Awakened Shadow (Nintendo DS)

Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)

Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)

Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)
List Price: £39.99



Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)
List Price: £39.99
Your Price: £19.99- Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)

There can be few titles in gaming history that were more eagerly anticipated (and more consistently delayed) than Half-Life 2. The original Half-Life was one of the most influential first-person shoot-’em-ups ever made, with its amazing story-led gameplay and incredible artificial intelligence–this sequel follows in the same proud tradition. As with the first game you play resourceful scientist Gordon Freeman as he attempts to fight back against an alien invasion from another dimension. In the years that have passed since the first game the world governments have become ever more despotic in the face of the threat and Gordon once again finds himself fighting both human and alien foes.

Even more so than the original, what sets Half-Life 2 apart from the rest is its incredible technology–stunningly realistic graphics, amazing real world physics and highly adaptive AI. In combining all three elements, the game offers an almost infinite variety. One minute you find yourself being hunted down by Special Forces, using furniture to block doorways and throwing grenades to dislodge container crates and squish unsuspecting bad guys, the next you’ll be stalking zombies through an abandoned village or fighting giant War of the Worlds styled tripods with the resistance movement and using a tractor beam gun to capture chunks of masonry and fling it at your enemies.

Half-Life 2 allows all this and more and could very well be the first game to actually exceed its hype, never mind just live up to it.–David Jenkins

Your Price: £19.99 – Half-Life 2 (DVD ROM)

Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)

Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)

Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)
List Price: £19.99



Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)
List Price: £19.99
Your Price: £7.95- Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)

Sequel to the popular Valhalla Knights, Valhalla Knights 2 features a vast and expansive world to explore as well as customisation tools to create the ultimate battle party. Featuring new races, job classes, weapons and much more, Valhalla Knights 2 builds upon the foundations laid down in the first game along with an intriguing and expansive story arc.

  • Intense real-time 6-on-6 battles requiring tactical combat strategies and controlling various party members rather than button mashing
  • Increased customisation gives each player a unique experience, allowing players to change skills, race and appearance with over 100,000 possible combinations
  • Encounter up to 245 different types of monsters including samurai, zombies, gargoyles, dragons and minotaur
  • Play online with friends for two-player Co-Op adventures and Versus battles or trade items and weapons
  • Improvements to the quest system with an increased number of quests and the ability to suspend or cancel quests

Your Price: £7.95 – Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)

SSX Tricky (Xbox)

SSX Tricky (Xbox)

SSX Tricky (Xbox)
List Price: £19.99



SSX Tricky (Xbox)
List Price: £19.99
Your Price: – SSX Tricky (Xbox)

When Sony released the PlayStation2, there were only a few standout games. One of them, SSX, brought snowboarding to people who didn’t even like snowboarding. Now Xbox fans get a new reason to stay indoors during the cold winter months. SSX Tricky is the game, and it more than lives up to the moniker.

Tricky removes two characters from the previous game and adds five new ones. It adds two new race locations to the already beefed-up World Circuit (Garibaldi and Alaska). The developers also added features to the older tracks, effectively making them new again. Tricky improves the graphics a bit and refines the controls. The game even tweaks the basic gameplay by letting you upgrade your boarder’s stats in races, but also forcing you to attempt and master the showoff mode. And EA improved the challenge by evening out the learning curve. SSX tended to be a cakewalk until the later races in each set, but this time your rivals get more intense and aggressive depending upon the lap you’re taking.

As in the first game, personality is everything. This is true not only in terms of voice acting, but also in how you treat opponents. The game has a few basic attitudes. If you block and attack characters too much, they’ll remember and actively seek you out. If you help one or two of them, they’ll become your allies, warning you of danger or fending off attackers. The changes are deep enough to change quite a bit, and they’ll delight even fans who are tired of, or who mastered, the first game on the PS2. Maybe that’s the most impressive über-trick of them all. —Bob Andrews

Your Price: – SSX Tricky (Xbox)

What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)

What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)

What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)
List Price: £24.99



What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)
List Price: £24.99
Your Price: £11.93- What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)
  • The good guys are coming and you need a place to hide! With some thought, skill, and a little luck, you have to save yourself (evil Overlord) from invading heroes by creating the ultimate dungeon of baddies.
  • Over twice as many do gooders to do away with, over three times as many monsters at your disposal, and four times as many levels to play through!
  • Missed out on the first entry in the series? The complete first game is included with What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? for free. Two games for the price of one!

Your Price: £11.93 – What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)

TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)

TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)

TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)
List Price: £44.99



TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)
List Price: £44.99
Your Price: £29.99- TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)

Want to play a first-person shooter on your console? Tired of there being no proper GoldenEye sequel? Wishing that you could play the part of a Barbary ape in the Wild West? TimeSplitters 2 is the game for you if you answered “yes” to any of these questions.

When Rare made GoldenEye for the N64 in 1997 they created the best first-person shoot-’em-up the world had ever seen and, arguably, has ever seen to this day. Many of the geniuses behind the game left Rare shortly after to set-up their own company, Free Radical; their first game was the rather rushed (in time for the PS2’s launch) TimeSplitters but this sequel is polished to perfection and easily one of the best games of the year.

One of the main problems with the original TimeSplitters was its awful single-player mode, but this has been totally revamped for the sequel with a proper story mode, all-new time zones and weapons and absolutely mountains of unlockable hidden extras. Thankfully they’ve kept the wicked sense of humour from the first game, but there’s also a lot more strategy for solo players this time around, including an amusing homage to GoldenEye‘s Arkangelsk Dam level as well as pastiches of other games and films scattered throughout the game.

The real reason for TimeSplitters 2‘s greatness, though, is the multiplayer mode. This is GoldenEye to the nth degree, with superbly designed levels, tons of weapons and all sorts of tricks and gimmicks such as remote control gun turrets and invisibility pills. It may lack the epic scope of Halo but in multiplayer mode at least this is a lot more fun–and fun, as The Beatles never said, is all you need. —David Jenkins

Your Price: £29.99 – TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)