"If this is where Indie Sports Games are heading, then we're on board."
A look at Microsoft's sim racer and its debut on next-gen.
EA Sports does it again, with a great debut of their best-selling soccer franchise on next-gen.
We go in-depth with the XBox One.
- Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PSP - 7.0/10)
"In the end, it’s with heavy heart that I give MC3 the score it deserves. This game shows us the power of the PSP and gives us hope for other massive, detailed, expansive games to come. It shows us that a game as massive as MC3 on console can be ported in its entirety to a handheld device and that feat, in and of itself, is a giant leap forward for handheld gaming."
- Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (PSP - 8.8/10)
"Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee is quite possibly my favorite installment in the series so far. Although I still remain a bigger fan of Tiger Wood’s Golf on console, Tiger’s load times and swing mechanics on handheld have really left a lot to be desired. Hot Shots Golf truly steps up to the plate and delivers a game with the depth we’ve always come to expect from the series but always lots of replay value and customization to be done."
"In my post earlier today I talked about NFS:U2 and how it couldn't hold a candle against Burnout 3. This Christmas I think we'll see the other way around. Need for Speed: Most Wanted looks absolutely stunning on the Xbox 360 and the races are a lot more realistic. No more stupid underground tuning car crap, just plain racing!"
"The bottom line with this title lies in what you want from this title. If you’re the type of gamer who prefers to play by themselves you’ll likely be disappointed by the lack of challenge in the Street Challenge mode. If you’re the type of player who lives online or has roommates to game with V3 will provide you with a ton of fun. If you’re the type who is looking for a nice balance between single and multiplayer, you won’t find it here."
"Crashbreakers were a freebie in Burnout 3: Takedown, but now you’ll have to earn them in Burnout: Revenge. When your damage would normally earn a crashbreaker, you now have to button mash to get an optimum crashbreaker and then execute it. Make enough damage and you can now earn a second crashbreaker. You’ll want it, because on top of all that, there’s a new “target car” which is kind of like the money pin in bowling, which if hit nets you even more of a bonus. Sure, getting that gold medal in all of the crash events is fun, but shattering that gold score is what true Burnout players do. Pull off an extremely sick crash, and there’s a demented crowd that now applauds your handywork. Sure, it may be twisted, but that’s what crash mode is all about."
- FlatOut Gameplay Footage 3-4 (PC)
- FlatOut Gameplay Footage 8-10 (Xbox)
- FlatOut Gameplay Footage 12-14 (PS2)
- Need for Speed Underground 2 Video Review (Mobile)
- FlatOut Review (PS2, Xbox, PC - 7.9/10)
- Playstation 2 (75%)
"It would've been nice to see more cars, deeper customization, or tighter controls, but FlatOut gets the job done. It's solid with friends, but falls pretty short for solo fun. It's facing some tough competition, particularly from Burnout 3: Takedown, but it doesn't quite cut the mustard."
- Xbox (75%)
"FlatOut's graphics aren't the best on the market, but they do the job. The tracks are filled with interactive debris and things to crash into, but the car models are the real treat. Each car comes fully equipped with a dynamic damage model, meaning that if you hit something head-on, your front end is going to get wrecked."
- Playstation 2 (8.9/10)
"Overall, I couldn't be happier with MVP Baseball 2005. For next year, all I need is more mini-games, more un-lockable content, and a couple of pitchers who don't give up poorly-timed gopher balls."
- GameCube (8.9/10)
"Unlike the Xbox and PS2 versions of MVP Baseball 2005, GameCube owners won't have a chance to experience the series' new online features. Another major issue that GameCube owners will encounter is the amount of memory card space needed to delve into features like the Dynasty and Owner Modes, which is quite a lot, even for a sports sim."
- SSX On Tour Hands On (Xbox)
"SSX on Tour will deliver 12 brand new slopes spanning four unique sections of the mountain that can be explored during day or night. While we didn’t get to check out all 12 tracks, we were able to play through a few different race types to get a feel of the gameplay and the controls."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Hands On (Xbox)
"Another tweak to the single-player game has come in the way in which you improve skills and acquire gear. Instead of just earning money and having to decide whether to spend it on skill upgrades or gear, in Tiger 06 things have been separated."
- FlatOut Review (Xbox - 8.0/10)
"For slightly less than premium coin, you can own a great compliment to the other extreme-style racers on the market. It’s hard to compare FlatOut to the other extreme games on the market, but that’s a good thing since it feels fresh in many aspects."
"WWE: Day of Reckoning feels a little rushed. The story mode lasts a good 8 – 10 hours, however it still remains fairly linear, without many angles. With no backstage fighting, no commentary, and barely anything to keep you entertained apart from the basics, Day of Reckoning has wound up being a bit of a disappointment."
"When its all said and done, NCAA Football 06 is not only the best EA college game, not their best Football game, NCAA Football 06 is generally the greatest sports game ever created on a next gen system. Many EA basher and haters would contest different but before being biased and saying the game sucks just because it carries the EA tag, I advice you to atleast go out and rent it. Because NCAA 06 brings a level of experience that neither of the NCAA games before it did. Its as if Electronic Arts and Tiburon put all their creative efforts and minds together to bring us this masterpiece. I mean in some areas, Tiburon feel short, like the RFTH feature and the recycled commentary."