Excerpt: The first thing that comes to mind when you see Hustle Kings on the PlayStation Store is: Why? Isn’t it commercial suicide to sell a pool game on a platform that comes with one free? It’s akin to selling water to a fish. Fortunately for VooFoo Studios, Hustle Kings is far better than pool in Home even before you’ve gotten to the main menu. Unlike Home, it’s in full HD.
Excerpt: Infected takes place in New York City, and as such, each level is comprised of usually nothing more than a few wreckage-strewn city blocks. You won’t get much of a chance to stop and enjoy the scenery though; there is always plenty of crazy stuff happening onscreen to keep your attention diverted. Perhaps even too much stuff; the effects, while colorful, can get busy at times and obscure your vision or at least distort it in a way that negatively affects the gameplay.
Excerpt: Zombies. You gotta hate them. All that shuffling around and groaning. And just what is it with the whole brain-eating fascination anyway? They also have a tendency to show up uninvited and unannounced and make a tremendous mess of things like they’re the ex-girlfriends of the underworld or something. Now they’ve popped up in New York City, just as the good people of Gotham are getting ready to celebrate Christmas.
Conclusion: On a system with very few third-person shooters Infected is well worth a few hours of your time, but not too much more. Some nice ideas but ultimately far too predictable, much like this tedious verdict.
Excerpt: Clearly, the game's designers are fans of the campy zombie genre, as the premise and tone reflect the upbeat influences of George A. Romero rather than the serious and horrific tones set by filmmakers such as Clive Barker and John Carpenter (who inspired the Resident Evil series, no doubt). The game kicks off with a cinematic involving the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Center.
Conclusion: The PSP needed another good action game, and hooboy is this it. Pure visceral thrills from start to finish, just a touch of strategy and online play that actually lets you play against others all over the world. THIS is the kind of game the PSP can offer.