Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.
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Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Age of Booty ($9.99), Costume DLCs for LittleBigPlanet ($0.99), Hot Shots Golf Out Bounds Costume Pack 2 ($2.99), PAIN Movie Studio Lot ($5.99), PAIN The Hoff Character ($1.99), FIFA 09 commentary packs (free), Need for Speed: Undercover kits & Upogrades (ranging from $2.00 to $10.00), Civilization Revolution map packs, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Costume Pack 1 ($4.99). Guitar Hero has the Hendrix Track Pack ($5.49), and R.E.M. Track Pack ($5.49) while Foo Fighters' The Colour and the Shape Album ($19.99), and last but not least the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.
Since 2002, Epic's Unreal Engine 2 has served as the foundation for America's Army. To take advantage of leap-ahead capabilities afforded by Epic's newest engine, the Army has been developing its next generation version of America's Army on the Unreal Engine 3 since 2005. While the game has no release date yet, a beta is tentatively scheduled for this winter.
With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform. All 14 international commentary packs are now available to download on PSN/XBL.
My World, My Way is a world-crafting adventure where you play Princess Elise who, after being turned down by her fated love, is determined to cast off her dress and fineries in exchange for a suit of armor and a weapon and prove that she too can lead a life of excitement.
Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. The current beta phase ends Friday, and according to Senior Producer James Salt it will re-open early 2009.
Sports Interactive's long running sports simulation franchise is getting a new installment with Football Manager 2009, known in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, which is finally making the move to 3D with a new match engine.
NIS America announced Mana Khemia: Student Alliance, a port of the PS2 game but with an all new multi‐player mode so players can now team up and hunt down monsters to get rare items. Also new to the PSP version is a data installment feature which installs part of the game onto the memory stick to make the game load quicker.
Aside from its fast paced shooting action and easy to play, hard to master style of gameplay, Deer Drive also features over 33 stages and over a dozen animals, not to mention it is the first hunting game on Wii to feature multiplayer hunting action.
While the sequel is already available, Harmonix, MTV Games, and EA announced that the original Rock Band Special Edition Bundle (includes game, guitar, mic and drum kit) is dropping in price. While previously available for an average of $169, the PS2 and Wii bundles currently cost $99.99, while the X360 and PS3 versions now retail for $139.99.
Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy. Select your island of choice and puzzle for resources to defend yourself and to defeat opponents throughout the many galaxies, game modes and challenges in the world of Puzzlegeddon.
Halo 3: Recon is a new chapter in the Halo saga that lets gamers experience events leading up to the story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of a new hero in the Halo universe. According to the latest GameInformer, the stand-alone expansion extends the Halo 3 experience with 3-5 hours of new campaign excursions, and is not considered "a $60 title." Unlocking the Vidmaster Challenge achievement will earn players the Recon Armor, currently exclusive to only a few members of the Halo 3 community.
Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.
Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride.
Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.
Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three multiplayer modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. Crytek is already working on the new v1.2 patch which will see plenty of game balancing issues fixed and several other issues getting resolved, which will be released in the near future.
Geon is a fast paced arcade sports/collect ‘em up played in a world that consists of a semi transparent geometric grid covered with hundreds of small spherical pellets of energy.
Kalypso announced that it will partner with Gamersgate to make its back catalogue, current titles and future titles available for download, starting with Imperium Romanum, Imperium Romanum 2, Hollywood Pictures, AGON Lost Sword of Toledo, Star Assault, Ceville, Winter Challenge, Campus and Theatre of War.
The Rabbids have taken over almost every channel you can imagine, from music to movies – even TV ads! Help the Rabbids destroy all our daily viewing and drive Rayman crazy.
Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.
SouthPeak Games will publish Load Inc's latest game Things On Wheels, an accessible, pure arcade racing title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled vehicles as they compete on tracks set within a gigantic house.
Microsoft unveiled significant updates to its Games for Windows Live service, allowing gamers to connect and play with their friends for free, including features such as Achievements, TrueSkill matchmaking, voice and text chat, and a single identity (Gamertag) that works across both PC and X360.
In Evasive Space you pilot your rocket ship on a wildly dangerous interplanetary mission to save the stars. You’ll be guiding Konki on timed and collection-based missions through 20 stages of mazes and obstacles in five different environments spanning treacherous terrain including asteroid belts, planetary rings, astro-caves, and large space stations.
Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:
Patapon 2 is a 2D platform/action adventure game that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through an innovative use of musical beats, players will march the Patapons against opposing armies and gigantic monsters in an attempt to find the far end of the world.
Featuring five new original cases craft by the writers of the TV show, CSI: NY will allow you to, for the first time in the CSI series, play as actual characters from the hit TV show. Actors from the TV show will lend their voices and likenesses to the all-new video game.
Do you find there are too few hours in the day to run a household, hold down a job and fit in a workout? Or, are you just getting bored of the same old fitness routine? EA Sports Active is a new customizable and personalized fitness product that will get you motivated to move in the comfort of your home.
Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.
Being a common citizen, there is a probability of one in a million of receiving the back mark, a device implanted in your body that emits a signal which can be followed. If you are marked, you have become the main star of The Hunt, the degeneration into a TV show of the governmental cleaning action.
by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 13, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).
Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.
by Mark Melnychuk on Nov. 13, 2008 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Golden Axe: Beast Rider, developed by Secret Level, delivers action-RPG thrills as a small band of Riders embark on an epic adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed.
Flowers and fireworks usually don't mix, but Flowerworks turns nature on its head in this accessible and original title. Flowerworks combines puzzle, exploration and action elements in an addictive, explosive adventure.
Lux-Pain is an all-new text-based adventure game set in historical Kisaragi City, a town plagued by mysteries from small mishaps to murders - with no logical explanation as to why these events occur.
JoWooD has signed Moorhuhn: Atlantis and Moorhuhn: The Pharaoh's Treasure for European distribution (apart from Germany, Austria and Switzerland). While you investigate the mysterious paths to an immense fortune in Moorhuhn: The Pharaoh’s Treasure, Moorhuhn: Atlantis takes you on a journey to the sunken city, telling the reasons of its decay!
With World War II: Road to Victory, gamers can wage World War II in Europe from the front lines in France and Russia to the deserts of North Africa and the airfields and convoys of Britain in a riveting turn-based grand strategy format. This v1.21 patch comes with two dozen fixes, including improvements to gameplay and several rule tweaks.