Excerpt: System Requirements - Computer: A 2 GHz AMD processor or better is recommended. - Memory: We recommend 512 MB of RAM - Drives: 4 GB of free space on a hard disc is required to install and play the game. 8x DVD or 32x CDROM is recommended to install the game. - Video: A 3D accelerator video card with support for DirectX?
Conclusion: All things considered, Killing Floor is worth the meager $20 investment by any fan that enjoys nightmarish, co-op shooters. The offered fare might be rather basic and straightforward, but to be fair, Killing Floor never pretended to offer anything else. What is more, with the included SDK, fans are sure to take this game to all new levels of enjoyment, not to mention TripWire’s proven dedication to their games.
Pros: Wild, zombiefied action; modest rig requirements; very moddable and comes with a SDK.
Cons: Repetitive gameplay; only five official maps; various minor flaws.
Conclusion: What we can expect, other then the already stellar graphics, is fast-paced gameplay similar to Unreal II . Almost all levels with consist of solo tactics (which means you won’t have your friendly AI cronies alongside of you), and rely on surprising enemy forces. You will traverse through bright and scenic missions filled with an overwhelming number of enemies; to dark and gloomy sewage systems filled with hidden enemies in shadows and flickering lights, which is where...
Excerpt: Things don't look initially promising. The opening cut-scene in which we are introduced to main character Jack Carver is clumsy and confusing, overwrought with loud action-sequence music, gunfire and explosions. Female interest Valerie Constantine (cynical gamers be warned, CryTek make no bones about which of Val's features we should be interested in) has no sooner jetted away from him when Jack is attacked and narrowly avoids being blown to smithereens by a...
Excerpt: Most FPS's have the common space station, spy flick, or military shooter theme. FarCry deviates completely from the known formula and instead puts you into a beautiful island environment, which is definitely a far cry from paradise.
Excerpt: Far Cry is, by far, the sleeper hit for PC of this year. With little to no hype surrounding it, it's managed to beat out its FPS cousins Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 by months and has managed to produce an entertaining, lengthy (about 12 large levels) and esthetically pleasing gameplay experience. Any FPS fan would be happy with Far Cry, if not only to benchmark the new hardware they bought for Doom and Half-Life.
Summary: Ubisoft's highly-anticipated FPS title, Far
Cry from developers CryTek has finally arrived on store shelves and its quite an
accomplishment. The most interesting aspect of the game are the jaw-dropping
graphics, stunningly detailed environments and amazing draw-distance. The
realism allows for amazing sniper abilities that let players blow up objects
Excerpt: Far Cry is a first person shooter set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands somewhere in the South Pacific. The story and exploits are focused around freelance mariner, Jack Carver. Jack Carver, the hero, has left his mysterious and bitter past behind and dropped out of society to run a charter boat business in the South Pacific. He is hired by a beautiful journalist to take her secretly to an uncharted island in Micronesia.
Excerpt: Far Cry is a very good game. So good, in fact, that it has raised the bar for all other action games to come. Not only will it capture more than its fair share of game of the year awards, it will become one of those games that permanently implants itself in the collective memory of action gamers. What makes it such a great game? The short answer is excellent enemy AI, incredible environments, a wide variety of weapons and vehicles, and a great storyline.