"X-Men Apocalypse," set in 1983 in an alternate universe, releases in theaters later this month. You can experience part of the film's world for free in your browser, with "Space Port Arcade," a flash recreation of classic arcade games with a mutant twist.
Replaying Rockstar's blockbuster 2002 sequel to "Grand Theft Auto 3" is a lesson in how the franchise could blend single-player storytelling and gameplay freedom.
Do you like Street Fighter? Do you like Mega Man? Do you like free games? Why haven't you clicked already?!
There is a fourth hidden genre of games. One that is more potent, accessible and unbound. Instead of bending players to fit its universe, this genre is designed to kowtow to the will of the players. It is the generic. It is the universal. All are one in this game genre. The only restriction is imagination.
In the cold darkness of corporation-run space, there are only PCs and NPCs. Laws sometimes apply and technology is occasionally called magic or biotics. Things are pretty awesome but often in a terrible way. Science fiction gives us a glimpse into what might come to be and I love it dearly. Here are some Sci-Fi games you might not have heard of.
The first piece of downloadable content for Fallout 4 scratches my itch to return to the Commonwealth, but only for a weekend's worth of game time.
Not every game takes place in a far off land…in space…with elves… Some take place here and now, sometimes there’s magic, sometimes Germany won WW2, sometimes you’re a few years in the past as little kids, and sometimes it’s just you as the world comes to an end. Regardless, we live in interesting times and they shouldn’t be ignored.
Indie shoot-em-up Broforce, from South African developer Free Lives, oozes with personality the moment you press start. But its mechanics, load times and frame rate hiccups mar an otherwise solid shooting experience.
If you dream of the clashing of swords, the searing fire of a dragon, and the rise and fall of kingdoms, then perhaps you’d enjoy an RPG in a fantasy themed setting. It just so happens I’ve got a list of my favorite ones right here in this blog post.
Before Call of Duty, there was Medal of Honor. Electronic Arts' first-person shooter franchise, which spent most of its time in the World War II era, released Pacific Assault in 2003 focused on the eastern campaign. You can download it for free from EA's Origin service.
In the world of remasters, Naughty Dog's treasure-hunting, continent-hopping Uncharted series offers new initiates a treasure trove's worth of fun.
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