Developed by Codemasters, the Collin McRae series of racing games have been around since 1998, and they've been getting better and better with each game. And although DiRT 3 is the first in the series to drop the Collin McRae moniker, it carries on the tradition of fantastic rally racers. Read More.
Reviews By Alex Coulter
MX vs. ATV has quickly become the go-to franchise for motocross fans looking to get their race on. With this year's iteration, MX vs. ATV Alive, THQ decided to change things up a bit. Instead of releasing a fully-loaded, and fully-priced, game at launch, they opted to offer the "core game" at a reduced price of $40, and supplement it with downloadable content after launch. Read More.
Released back in 2005, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was the third game in the critically acclaimed series of stealth games. Thanks to the improved competitive online multiplayer and a brand new co-operative mode, Chaos Theory was arguably the best Splinter Cell game. Read More.
Released back in 2007, the original Crysis was an outstanding first-person shooter... for gamers with super computers. Thanks to the game's steep hardware requirements, a lot of people unfortunately never got to play it. Crytek, the game's developer, decided a change was in order for the sequel, making Crysis 2 a multi-platform shooter. Read More.
There were a lot of great games shown at E3 last year, but not a single one excited us more than Kaos Studios' cinematic-shooter, Homefront. And that's why it took home our Game of Show award. Now that it's here, the question that has to be asked is, does Homefront live up to our lofty expectations, or is it just another generic first-person shooter? Read More.
Every time a new fantasy MMORPG is released, its success is often based on whether or not it's a "WoW killer." Going off this model, no fantasy MMO released in the past six-and-a-half years has been a success, as WoW is still going strong. Age of Conan, Warhammer Online, Lord of the Rings Online. Read More.
With the fantasy genre covered by World of WarCraft, and sci-fi covered by the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO market is nearly spoken for. So naturally, developers are branching out to try and find which genres can work in the ever-popular sphere of massive multiplayer online games. Read More.
By now, World of Warcraft needs no introduction. As one of the most popular massive multiplayer online roleplaying games of all time, literally millions of gamers have at one point or another called Azeroth their home. And with WoW's latest expansion pack, Cataclysm, that home is being changed forever. Read More.
Call of Duty has quickly become the flagship series for first-person shooters, and for good reason. For years now, they've provided epic, cinematic-driven campaigns, and insanely addictive multiplayer modes. And even though a new Call of Duty is released every year, the games have been split up between developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch, which has helped keep the series fresh. Read More.
It's now been over ten years since the first Smackdown vs. RAW was first released. The wrestling series has consistently provided enjoyable WWE action to fans over the years, with tons of customization and modes to keep them busy until the next iteration came out. Read More.
For a lot of people, few things are as intriguing as the Mafia. From classic movies like The Godfather, to the incredibly popular television series The Sopranos, people are simply fascinated with the lifestyle that organized crime seems to offer. Of course, for the average law-abiding citizen, being a mobster is nothing more than a childish dream. Read More.
When it comes to books and movies, Harry Potter is king. It's hard to find someone who hasn't read one of the seven books, or watched one of the films in the beloved series. The much more prestigious form of entertainment that is video games, however, hasn't been quite as kind to The Boy Who Lived. Read More.
There aren't many gamers out there that don't know about StarCraft. Released back in 1998, Blizzard's epic sci-fi real-time strategy game helped popularize the genre, and is still being played religiously in countries like South Korea to this very day. With that kind of devout following, Blizzard had their work cut out for them in creating the highly anticipated sequel. Read More.
Like many gamers, I was pleasantly surprised with the additional game that came with my purchase of the Halo 3 beta back in 2007. As far as open world, third-persons shooters go, Crackdown was pretty fun, offering an interesting art style and addictive collection elements that kept me playing for hours. Read More.
What I really love about video games is that they allow me to experience things I could never do in real life. While fighting blood-thirsty dragons and exploring the vast emptiness of space certainly fits that mold, so does driving at speeds of over 200 miles per hour with only two wheels separating me from the unrecognizable blur of pavement below. Read More.