Excerpt: They say imitation is the finest form of flattery. Well if that is the case then the Gears of Wars developers should consider themselves highly flattered. Quantum Theory is about the closest thing to Gears of War you can get. In fact, when I first gave Quantum Theory a spin I was a little taken aback with how similar Tecmo’s third person shooter was to Gears of War.
Pros: Accessible, satisfying tower defense gameplay, Controls are smartly adapted for X360 controller, Loads of things to do beyond just beating the campaign, New competitive multiplayer option is a blast, Cute and colorful presentation
Cons: Multiplayer modes are local only, Early campaign levels offer practically no challenge
Excerpt: started out as a critics' darling and players' favorite on the PC, the tower defense game pitting your living army of plants against an invading army of zombies, didn't really hit it big until it made the leap to the iOS family of devices. Taking the game portable lifted it to new heights, as iFans ate up the chance to battle the undead with their green thumb, making the title synonymous with iPhone entertainment.
Excerpt: When my brother talked me into installing Popcapâ€™s â€œPlants vs. Zombies,â€� I didnâ€™t know what I was getting myself into. He said it was a great intro to tower-defense strategy games. I said the sunflower was cute. He said just play the game. And I did.
Excerpt: Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most intriguing games that I have played in the past year. Since first downloading it on Steam I have had more trouble putting it down then any game in a long time and I haven’t been happier with a $10 game in recent memory. This may seem to be high praise for a casual tower defense title, but until you’ve tried it, you don’t know what you are missing.
Excerpt: It's not often a game completely exceeds our expectations. These days games tend to arrive on such a massive wave of hype that all the mystery has been washed away before you've even taken the game out of its cellophane wrapper. There's a new distribution method in town though, with download-only titles tending to sneak out without anyone noticing.