Alien Video Games: What Do We Want to See in Future Releases?

With Alien: Covenant in cinemas, two ongoing comic-book series from Dark Horse on sale, and word of more prequels on the way, the Alien franchise is in good health. Of course, along with movies and comic-books, the Alien universe lends…

Prey Review

Arkane Studios’ Prey is finally here. Though it borrows the name and the basic hero-versus-aliens concept, this new release has nothing to do with 2006’s Prey. That was a sci-fi FPS with broad themes and elements of Native American culture,…

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…