Ubisoft make a mention of next gen gaming, and they announce a new IP called The Crew. It is an open world racer with many features underneath the hood.
Forza is easily one of Microsofts biggest IP’s. We all knew Forza 5 was coming, but some more details have finally surfaced.
There’s not too many studios out there that can boast a rather impressive line-up of work in just one genre. Fighting games are the domain of Capcom, Rockstar has left their mark on sandbox games and Empire Interactive makes the best Hello Kitty games. Add Criterion to that list, with their rock-solid line of racing games. Except they won’t be doing any driving anytime soon.
Codemasters, the folks behind Formula 1, DiRT and Grid is a veritable grand force when it comes to racing; so much so that they’ve recently refocused to doing little but racing titles. Known for their technical grasp of racing physics, their latest game might be a bit of a surprise in this post Micro-Machines world; a Formula 1 based arcade Kart Racer.
What exactly is Forza Horizon? An open world racer? A stripped down version of a technical giant? A playground for people who have a Vin Diesel shrine in their house and tattooed go faster stripes on their juiced biceps? In a nutshell, Forza Horizon is all of that…and more.
I’m not really an expert on racing games and simulators but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Project CARS is a title to be noticed. The game celebrates its one year anniversary with a stunning fan-made trailer and ammagash it looks amazing!
Geoff was given an early hands on with Sleeping Dogs back in early April and he absolutely loved it so when another opportunity to get our hands on Sleeping Dogs arose I jumped at the chance and have been Kung Fu kicking, shooting and hacking my way through the world of Sleeping Dogs for the past few weeks.. these are my thoughts.
Starved for a decent racing game? Want something newer, meaner and filled with 95.6% more destruction? Then Dirt Showdown is the game that you may have been looking for. What’s that?
You’ve got less cash than the Greek economy right now? Well then you’re in luck, as we have a Dirt Showdown game hamper to give away, just for you guys and gals.
Back when the Kinect first launched, one of the games that accompanied it was Kinect Joyride. It was touted as being a seamless racing game, that used your body to race a cutesy car containing your avatar.
Which is something that it failed abysmally. So, can a Kinectless version of Joyride fair much better?
Yes, we are all well aware that tomorrow is the release day for Ghost Recon Future Soldier, so please get that airsoft gun out of our faces already. And while we’re on the subject, please stop hacking our furniture with a broad sword, while you rave about Dragons Dogma.
Believe it or not, there are gamers out there, who don’t want to fight dragons or shoot terrorists, but would instead prefer to engage in a little vehicular carnage instead. That’s where DiRT Showdown 180 spins into view, as the spin-off from the popular rallying games transitions from all terrain tracks, into destruction derby mayhem.
Imagine my surprise, when I discovered that the current Asphalt game, Asphalt: Injection is the seventh iteration in a series developed by Gameloft and published by Ubisoft. I honestly had no idea. Apparently, I've been sailing on Mare Ignorantia, like an embryonic Luddite. If you've also never played an Asphalt game before: the games are evidently a fixture on iOS, Android and other mobile devices. Chances are if you owned one of those horrid N-gage phones, or had an unusual desire to play an arcade racer on your mobile phone, you might have played an Asphalt game.
While the game's tagline “Frantic races in the palm of your hands” may illicit childish squawking from the peanut gallery (Yes, it's funny), the current version of Asphalt is actually a decent portable racer.
Sleeping Dogs is the new name for the True Crime title that Activision ditched and which was then picked up by 2K Games.
So far the promo’s and information received about this game has had me intrigued with the idea of an open world good guy (nearly) action title really hitting a spot that no one has covered in quite some time.
2010’s World Rally Championship was a decent game that was severely hamstrung in terms of presentation and content. In a genre that has gone beyond point to point races into more exotic ideas such as gymkhana and full-on, multi-terrain races, this pure rallying experience was always going to have a tough time trying to appeal beyond the niche audience that would be keen for it.
So with the inevitable sequel now sitting on store shelves, can WRC2 move beyond it’s traditional constraints, or is this a case of Déjà two?
Another week, another announcement that a talented studio is shutting its doors. The casualty this time? Black Rock studios, the team behind the excellent 2010 racing game, Split/Second.
The chaotic racing of Motorstorm is back and that means that it's time to take a full look at yet another 2011 Playstation 3 exclusive release to see if it should belong on your shelf.
Motorstorm: Apocalypse changes the formula and setting up a little and brings us into the world of racing that takes place when there's very little world to race in at all. We popped on our helmets, put on our racing gloves and loaded it up to see if Motorstorm: Apocalypse is as epic as its setting.
Read ahead for our full review.