7 Awesome Video Games that Let You Play as a Cop

Cops versus criminals is an ideal set-up for video games. The medium allows developers to create crime-busting experiences in multiple genres – you can play as a cop in bloody shooters, scrolling beat-em-ups, driving simulations, and deeper, more procedural games….

10 Reasons We Still Love Syphon Filter

In 1999, Eidetic’s Syphon Filter was released hot on the heels of Konami’s Metal Gear Solid. While MGS went on to spawn a colossal franchise and basically become synonymous with stealth games, Syphon Filter lived somewhat in its shadow. It…

10 Video Game Characters We Want to See Resurrected

A great protagonist can make an otherwise average game unforgettable, with a hook strong enough to bring you back again and again despite any obvious flaws. Think of the biggest characters in the gaming world, and how long these have…

5 Upcoming Sci-Fi Video Games To Watch Out For

Science-fiction works beautifully in video games. Robots, spaceships, futuristic weaponry, imaginative new worlds, weird new species – the genre allows developers to really cut loose and have fun. Sci-fi also allows for big-picture storytelling: we can explore our place in…

10 Reasons We Still Love Metal Gear Solid

When Metal Gear Solid first hit the PS1 almost 20 years ago, it was a breath of fresh air. Sure, there had already been two games starring the brilliantly-named Solid Snake years earlier, but this was a whole new type…

From Deserts to Nukes: Remembering EA’s Strike Series

Throughout the 1990s, EA released five games in their Strike series. Beginning with ‘92’s Desert Strike and ending with ‘97’s Nuclear Strike, the franchise took players all over the world, let us pilot various high-powered vehicles, and mixed shooting with…

5 Reasons to be Excited for Prey

When Prey hit the market in 2006, it was a critical and commercial success. Okay, so it might not have been perfect, but its performance made a sequel inevitable. To start with, at least. As it happened, a change of…

Top 10 Greatest Wrestling Video Games Ever Made

Pro wrestling is one of the biggest forms of mainstream entertainment out there right now. The storylines, heavy trash-talk, and gleaming buff bodies of men and women alike are big business, with millions of fans all over the world lapping…

Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Video Games

The end of civilisation as we know it may be a terrifying prospect, but it sure makes for awesome entertainment. While it’s probably been overdone, movies, books, comics, and video games set in post-apocalyptic worlds have a real morbid appeal….