Excerpt: It’s rare these days for developers to take chances on unknown franchises, especially ones that have been in development for nearly a decade. Starting its life back in the mid-90’s as 3D Realms answer to Quake, Prey has seen its fair share of developers and engine changes. Now 2K Games has decided to hand over the baton to developer Human Head to finish up one of the most promising and innovative first-person shooters ever conceived.
Excerpt: The FPS genre may be a bloody, intense, spectacular and explosive one, but something it can’t put on its CV is “inventor”. It’s a genre that has very few games that boast any unique traits besides the new ways that enemies fall over. As Prey was announced a whopping 11 years ago, there’s definitely some things in here that the game can rightfully call its own.
Conclusion: There are also plenty of unlockables, which are made accessible by finding artifacts and relics that are hidden throughout the levels. The summary of each level will tell you how many items are available, as well as how many of those you’ve collected, so there’s certainly replay value if you’re looking to find every trinket and pull down every achievement. And you’ll also find yourself facing off against a lot of living dangers, such as lumbering bears and flapping bats.
Excerpt: You play as Tommy — a disillusioned, down-to-earth Cherokee Indian. One minute you’re milling around in your grandfather’s bar, and the next thing you know aliens have landed and whaddaya know they’re not the friendly sort. The roof comes apart and you, along with your girlfriend and grandfather, are beamed aboard a monolithic spaceship. To be processed.
Excerpt: Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a remake of the original game that made such a splash ten years ago, meaning Lara's oldest and newest adventure is very different to the action-packed title more recent fans might be expecting. On PS2 it was tomb raiding in its purest form, but on the Xbox 360 where games have been getting increasingly pretty of late, is this relatively bare bones port still worth exploring?