Many gamers regard the games of the Metal Slug franchise as some of the best arcade shooters of all time. The developers at SNK Playmore put together a series of side-scrolling, fast-paced shooters with hand-drawn graphics, highly destructive environments, cooperative game play, cartoon humor and hordes of enemies. There are seven Metal Slug arcade games as of September, 2010.
World War II took place from 1939 to 1945 and involved the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and more. As the last World War, World War II has been depicted in multiple video games for computers and consoles. While some World War II video games depict the war's actual events, others put a fictional spin on them.
"LEGO Batman: The Videogame" allows you to build your own character when you've made a certain amount of progress in "Story Mode." A specific character, such as Robin or Catwoman, can be modified or a new character can be created by combining the features of several different ones. The character can get a weapon, but can't have special abilities such as tightrope walking, gliding, super strength or immunity to toxins.
In 1984, a cartoon show debuted in the United States that introduced Americans to the Transformers, which were "Robots in Disguise" according to the theme song. These robots had the ability to transform into various mechanical devices, such as automobiles and aircraft. Animated battles raged between the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons, spawning toy lines, movies and video games. A live-action movie arrived in theaters on July 3, 2007, renewing interest in the franchise and opening up the avenue to video game sales.
The "Mega Man Anniversary Collection" from 2004 has the first eight "Mega Man" games in one box for the GameCube, Play Station 2 and XBox. It also has two "Mega Man" arcade games. These two games, "Mega Man: The Power Battle" and "Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters," are not available when you start the game and must be unlocked.
"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" was one of the biggest first person shooter releases of 2007, selling almost 2 million copies in its first month. Enjoying the game's multiplayer option, however, can be hard when other players are being rude. If a player is acting inappropriately during a game, it is possible and easy to mute that player.
While the fashion field can be difficult to enter, you can always play virtual fashion video games to try your hand at designing clothing. While some virtual fashion games focus on creating your own clothing lines and designs, others challenge you to dress models and even outfit different pets. Fashion video games are made for computer and console gamers alike.
While many video games focus on modern life or futuristic environments, others take a look at ancient civilizations and how they were created. Ancient civilization video games give history buffs and gaming enthusiasts a chance to relive past events with new elements thrown in. Ancient civilization games are available for both console and computer gamers.
As an alternative to watching a movie or television show, fans of the adventure genre can pick up a 3D virtual adventure video game. Virtual adventure games in 3D give players fully developed worlds to explore and quests to complete. 3D virtual adventure games are available for both consoles and computers, and they range in type from realistic to fantasy-based.
Level 7-4 of the original "Super Mario Bros." game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a castle maze with many dangers. Living fireballs, called "Podoboos," hurtle at you out of lava pits, weight-triggered platforms attempt to cause you to fall, and bars of fire rotate in place to block your path. And ultimately, Bowser, King Koopa himself, appears to battle you with flying fireballs, hammers and his spiked protective shell. This is the next to last castle level in the game.
In "LEGO Batman: The Videogame," some characters have special abilities that you can use to explore new areas or collect objects that are usually out of the reach. These abilities include gliding, walking on tightropes, using super strength to break through walls, traveling through chutes and doing super jumps (also called "double" jumps). Special abilities allow you to collect more studs and find mini-kit canisters and power bricks throughout the game, especially if you are playing in "Freeplay Mode."
College Hoops 2K6 is a college basketball-themed video game produced by 2K Sports. The game includes a feature called "legacy mode," where you play the role of a head basketball coach. In the game, you call plays, recruit talent, hire assistants and attempt to obtain better jobs at larger basketball programs. As you acquire better jobs, you move from the community college level to NCAA Division II and eventually to NCAA Division I, the highest level in collegiate basketball. You can get better coaching jobs in College Hoops 2K6 by following a few simple steps.
Video games based on hunting themes have been somewhat controversial, with animal activists perceiving such games as encouragement to shoot innocent creatures. Hunting games with a prehistoric theme avoid this sort of backlash and allow people to unleash their predatory instincts in a harmless manner.
"Digimon Battle Spirit 2" is a video game available for the Game Boy Advance. In the game, players must use "digital monsters" (digimon) to save the digital world from the evil forces of Kerpymon, a "rogue" digimon. The final battle is against Kerpymon, a purple monster that can teleport and use black hole attacks. Kerpymon's vulnerable spot is his head; the final boss level contains platforms (three on each side) to allow players to get a clear shot at the head.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows operating system in November 2007. It has since been released for the Mac and Wii. It sold over 7 million copies worldwide in 2007, making it the best-selling game of that year. Though the game is mainly a single-player experience, you can enjoy the experience by playing two-player with friends.
"Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" are rhythm game franchises that include full-band peripherals of guitars, microphones and drums. Both games have a multiplier feature known as Starpower in "Guitar Hero", and Overdrive in "Rock Band." The games have taken different approaches to deploy this power on drums, since you don't have the freedom to tilt the drum set as you can do with the guitar.
"Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" is a game for GameCube and PlayStation 2 that takes you through Episodes 4, 5 and 6 of the "Star Wars" saga. Super story mode is a mode unlocked by completing an episode and gathering all of the items in that episode. In Episode 6's super story mode, you must go through the entire episode again, though it is harder and has a time limit. In the final level, "Into the Death Star," you are in control of the Millennium Falcon and you must destroy the Death Star.
While Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City," has a great soundtrack that completely captures the essence of 1980s American culture, it is possible to insert your favorite songs into the computer game and listen to them via a vehicle's radio in the game. By inserting your MP3s into the proper location in the game's folder, you will be able to drive around the fictional city of Vice City while listening to some of your favorite tunes.
Since ancient times, the fantastical dragon has both mystified and captured our attention. Today is no different. Both children and adults, still tantalized by these mythical creatures, enjoy playing games that involve dragons. Gamers interested in adventure games featuring dragons will find a multitude of titles available on a range of platforms.
Co-op video games allow for two or more players to play together on the same team. Playing a cooperative video game can be challenging as it requires all players to effectively work towards the same goal. This makes the dynamics of game play much different than single-player games or games with a team of computer players. Learning how to effectively play a cooperative video game requires time and dedication.
The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii versions of the game "LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga" give you a chance to unlock Indiana Jones as a playable character. Within the game, there is also another treat for fans of the fictional archaeologist: a trailer for the 2008 game "LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures." Indy's character in the "LEGO Star Wars" game possesses the ability to attack enemies with a whip.
The racing game "Midnight Club: Los Angeles" allows players to get new vehicles in an online venue called "Rate My Ride." In this mode, players can purchase vehicles painted by other players to use within their own game. In the Xbox 360 version, only players with an Xbox Live Gold membership can access "Rate My Ride."
When Microsoft first debuted its Xbox 360 video gaming console, it made sure that the system could play several of the games from the original Xbox system. This backward compatibility allowed players to refrain from buying new versions of games for a new system. While many games can be played on both consoles, some will not work on the Xbox 360.
Though multiple video games feature the ability to control automobiles, players may find themselves specifically wanting a digital Jeep experience. Certain games allow players to take a Jeep vehicle off-road for a different racing experience. Players can control their own Jeep in racing and mission situations.
THQ released the strategy video game "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II" only for PC gamers in February 2009. Created by Relic, "Dawn of War II" is rated appropriate for mature players only. The game challenges you to find the best battle positions and ideas for your troops. You can play alone or against others online. To get special awards in the game, you can take advantage of cheats.
Woody Woodpecker is a cartoon bird that first became popular in the mid-1940's. Woody Woodpecker was given a distinct laugh and personality, and he has been featured in multiple television shows and films. Fans of Woody Woodpecker can check him out in video games as well. Woody is featured in games for both console and computer players.
In today's world of modern technology, there are increasingly more opportunities to incorporate electronic features into everyday objects. Coincidentally, gaming is also becoming a favorite pasttime and video games are routinely present in wristwatches, cell phones and PDA devices. If you have a Timex Data Link you can play pre-intsalled video games right on your wrist or install a number of other games and applications.
Tribe building games combine elements of strategy, adventure, and even town planning simulation---so it's hardly a surprise that these games have become so popular. Such games are available on social gaming sites and may be downloaded on a user's computer. The games vary in content, but in each, the player views his tribe using a map screen and controls the actions of his tribe by using the mouse and sometimes the keyboard.
Monster Truck Nitro is a 3-D casual racing game. This game has been developed for iPhone, Mac and Windows. The game features time-based racing, 3-D graphics and extreme monster truck stunts. The tracks used for racing include obstacles, loops and other features. Players can develop their skills by increasing their experience levels, replay through tracks, unlock new tracks and vehicles and earning medals while playing the game. Activation is required to play this game with all its features.
Palm OS 4.1 is a version of the Palm operating system for cell phones and PDAs. Handheld devices with the Palm OS are essentially small computers. Like many computers, they allow you to play games on your device.
The first "Counter-Strike" video game released was "Half-Life: Counter-Strike," a shooting and combat game that hit shelves for PC users in late 2000. The game's success led to sequels and throwbacks, such as "Counter-Strike: Condition Zero" and "Counter-Strike 1: Anthology." Sierra Studios released all of the games, which you can play online against others. Regardless of which "Counter-Strike" release you are playing, tips and tricks can help your progress.
Transformers began as action figure toys created by Hasbro, though their popularity later led to television shows and movies. The Transformers are robots from another planet who start out looking like recognizable objects before transforming into giant, armed figures. If you are a fan of Hasbro's Transformers, you can try your hand at multiple video games featuring the familiar alien robots.
The "Ratchet and Clank"video game has two hover board races that take a few strategic moves to win. The player needs to place booster pads in the right place and do tricks to gain extra speed. It also helps to take shortcuts so Ratchet can reach the finish line as quickly as possible.
The witch in "Left 4 Dead" is an uncommon enemy who only attacks the player when she is disturbed. Unfortunately, the witch is usually in a position that blocks the player's path, meaning she has to be navigated around or killed. She attacks players after a brief warning if they get too close, shine a flashlight on her or shoot in her direction. To crown a witch she must be killed with a head shot. This is best achieved with a shotgun at close range, especially on higher difficulty settings.
Waitress games allow players to use task management and problem solving skills with restaurant and cafe backdrops. Whether wanting to make sure a customer gets his coffee or needing to keep track of tabs, players can work through the trials of each issue in a fun and engaging manner. Some games even allow players to choose the appearance of their waitress character.
Boxing games allow players to emulate the popular sport in a digital format. For child players, specific games that depict the game without graphic images and crude language may be desirable. Some games even replace human athletes with animal or artificial characters, creating a kid-friendly and safe atmosphere for boxing games.
Video games have been around for decades and have been the center of furious debate for just as long. While they can clearly be entertaining mediums with which to pass time, there has also been controversy over the negative effects of video games, particularly toward children.
The Microsoft Xbox has the ability to connect not just to televisions, but to other devices that connect to your televisions. For example, if you have a digital cable box, or a DirecTV satellite receiver, you can connect your Xbox to a television using the receiver box as an intermediary. As long as you have the right equipment, this is a simple procedure.
Pacman made its debut in 1980 and became an instant hit. It is known as the most popular video game in history. The design of Pacman came from a pizza. The creator Toru Iwatani states "I was having pizza for lunch, I took one wedge and there it was, the figure of Pacman", in his book "The Ultimate History of Video Games". Pacman works his way around a maze eating dots and collecting points, while being chased by ghosts. There are four power-ups in each corner of the maze that allows Pacman to eat the ghosts and gain extra points.…
The inclusion of the drum set was one thing that set "Rock Band" apart from its competitors. The drums allowed for four people to capture part of the feel of a real rock band by having every instrument represented. Because of this, "Rock Band" became one of the most popular party games of all time. Unfortunately, the "Rock Band" drum set may begin to become less sensitive and unable to detect hits as time goes on. If you bought the drums used or the drum set is no longer covered by warranty, you will have to fix the drums yourself.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, was the follow up game to "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." The game was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows operating system on November 10, 2009. It has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide as of September 2010, making it the second best-selling game of all time in the United States. There are several ways you can enjoy the experience by playing two-player with friends.
Rock Band, a popular video game series, allows players to simulate the performance of a real live rock band by playing with controllers shaped like actual instruments. Players can use a USB microphone to sing or choose to play lead guitar, bass guitar or drums. According to MTV, you can even go online and play with or compete against players from around the world. The game comes included with various songs you can choose to play along to, but if you are not satisfied with the songs offered you can choose additional songs you like and put them on the…
How about this for a combination for your favorite young video game player: driving, jumping and destroying whatever is in your path? Monster truck games mash up all of those thrilling features in their games, making them a popular pick for home video game systems and kids wanting to crush their competition.
Video games simulate the thrill of racing cars on high speed tracks throughout the world. Racing video games allow players to race real cars in a variety of situations such as off-road racing or NASCAR events. These games are available across a number of systems such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and personal computers.
For children with dreams of driving trains, games provide different methods of accomplishing the goal. Whether solving a puzzle or simply guiding movements, players can direct their own train to its destination. Each game is kid-friendly, allowing children to have a safe and enjoyable experiences on railroads in colorful environments.
Whether you're thinking of buying a Leapster Pet Pals game for your child or if he already has one, you can make his gaming experience more educational and easier with a little help. The Leapster gaming system is a handheld gaming system made by Leapfrog and intended for children approximately 4 to 7 years old. You can purchase separate games for the system, including Pet Pals. This game features pets that the gamer must feed through counting exercises and other educational activities.
"Call of Duty 5," also known as "Call of Duty: World at War," takes players on a heart-pounding journey through World War II battlefields. Multiple players can join in the game to compete with one another. On the computer, an online client called Garena allows players to enjoy the game together, while monitoring for cheaters and hackers. Before using Garena, players must register their account, then the client must be downloaded and set up.
"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" is the fourth installment in the popular "Call of Duty" line of video games, and spawned a sequel, "Modern Warfare 2." While "Call of Duty" games feature single player campaigns, they are most well known for their online multiplayer modes. Unfortunately, like all online games, occasionally issues can occur when attempting to play "Call of Duty 4."
Creating a video game is challenging, but following the proper steps and using the right user-friendly design tools makes it so simple that even a novice video game maker can create a good game worth playing for years to come.
"LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" re-creates the original film trilogy from George Lucas using the popular children's block toys. You can play as the LEGO version of such characters as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they traverse levels based on scenes from the movies. The Hoth battle opens "The Empire Strikes Back" portion of the game, and you must fly a snowspeeder to defeat Empire enemies and destroy walls to advance to the next level.
"Rock Band 2" from Harmonix lets players form four-player bands using guitars, drums and microphones to perform some of the top hits of rock 'n roll virtually on video gaming consoles. Players can play together in a living room or get online to form bands over the Internet. If you experience problems with the drum pedal of the "Rock Band 2" drum kit, you can use some troubleshooting steps to help solve the problem.
The first video games featuring the character of Mario were all two-dimensional adventure titles that allowed you to navigate through levels by scrolling from side to side with directional buttons. Once Nintendo created the Nintendo 64 console, many of Mario's adventures became three dimensional. Despite the change in presentation, most 3D Mario games continue to focus on the small plumber looking for Princess Peach, his love interest who is often captured by the villain Bowser.
The original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) features well-known titles such as "Donkey Kong" and the "Super Mario Bros." games, but it is also home to rare games that many have not played. Many of the rare games for the NES have become hard to find because of their limited production, while others simply do not appear to be in circulation as frequently anymore.
The Grand Theft Auto series puts you in control of a criminal working his way up through the underbelly of a city but limits your movement in the beginning of the game to one area. In Vice City Stories, there is one new area you can unlock, but to do so, you will need to play through and complete the missions in the story mode. After a certain mission is complete, the new city is unlocked.
The Nokia N73, part of the "N Series" of the phones, has the ability to play Java games. Java is the most widely used format for phone games because it allows small file sizes and features 3D capable graphics. Java games are free to download from numerous websites.
"Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix" was released in the U.S. for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox in April 2005. This game focuses on fast-paced racing, vehicle image and performance rather than staying true to reality and physics. A number of cheats and codes allow players to unlock special and hidden features of this game. Some of these features are designed to improve vehicle or driver performance, while others are merely for special effects and for fun.
Nintendo released the adventure and role-playing title "Pokemon Diamond Version" solely for its portable Nintendo DS gaming system in April 2007. The game was created by Game Freak and is rated suitable for players of all ages. You must travel across different areas while finding new fictional creatures called Pokemon. Between one and eight players can compete at once, and you can use cheats in both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS emulator versions.
Superman has been known for his incredible superpowers ever since he first appeared in "Action Comics" #1 in 1938. Because he has so many powers and so few vulnerabilities, Superman is able to defeat the forces of evil in nearly any plot they can conceive. This is a theme that lends itself well to other types of popular media, including television shows, cartoons, movies and most recently, video games.
FPS is an acronym for "first person shooter." It is a term used to describe a genre of video games that involve the player controlling a single character armed with a gun or projectile weapon. First person shooter games are generally action/adventure based and are available for all major video-game consoles.
The massive success of games like "The Sims" proved that people like controlling virtual people, leading the way for virtual simulation games geared specifically toward babies. Gamers can take a break from gunning down aliens and running sports teams and find out what its like to take care of a newborn baby. These virtual baby simulation games let players see what it's like to raise and nurture a baby without all the messy details that come with raising a real-life baby.
"LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga" combines the two previous LEGO Star Wars games into one coherent volume. While the gameplay control schemes for the title differ by console, the modes, menus and options are consistent. One of the more confusing elements when beginning the game is the lack of a save option. Instead of allowing players to save by choice, the game automatically saves on its own.
"Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" is full of locked containers or doors that need to be opened, and the only sure way to do it is to work a lockpicking mini-game. The lockpick has to be inserted through a hollow bolt that contains a series of tumblers. Depending on the difficulty of the lock these tumblers can snap back into place slowly or quickly. Each lock contains one to five tumblers.
Sonic, the energetic blue hedgehog, first appeared in the 1991 Sega Genesis game "Sonic The Hedgehog." Sonic has been featured as the Sega mascot and starred in its many sequels and series offshoots. Sonic has also guest starred in games for other platforms, including the Xbox, the Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, and the Playstation 3. IGN Gaming lists over 150 video games that include the Sonic character.
"Pokémon FireRed" is a remake of the popular "Pokémon Red" Game Boy game. The game includes updated graphics and new features to complement the core RPG-style gameplay. Players take control of a young Pokémon trainer who collects Pokémon and battles master trainers across the fictional landscape of Kanto. The game was originally released for the Game Boy Advance system. Thanks to the backwards compatibility features of the Nintendo DS, however, DS owners can enjoy the critically acclaimed game as well.
As of 2010, the ESPN Outdoors Hunting website had at least three hunting games.. "Deer Hunting," "Bear Hunting" and "It's Time to Hunt Turkey" were all available as free downloads. Each game depicts multiple hunting environments through at least two seasons. The seasons correspond to actual peak hunting times for that animal.
Motorcycles are exciting but potentially dangerous vehicles, especially for younger and inexperienced riders. There are many games online that can simulate the thrill of motorcycle riding, many of them based on arcade games. Arcade and video games feature game play that is usually unrealistic, fast paced and nearly impossible to replicate in real life.
Game demonstration (demo) programs allow you to try a game before you buy it. Demos limit access to the game's more advanced features but offer enough to let you know if the game interests you enough to buy the full game. When you download games from the Internet, scan the files with anti-virus software to be sure they are virus free.
Peggle is a simple pinball-style computer game where players bounce balls off pegs in an attempt to clear different colored pegs and score points. One of the biggest advanced challenges in the game is to score 750,000 points in one level. Players who have reached the Challenges part of the game have numerous options for taking on the 750,000-point challenge with different animal guides to help them. Each different level requires different skill with the right guide -- and some luck -- to accomplish the goal.
EverQuest is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where players run an avatar through a virtual world full of monsters dungeons and treasure. While EverQuest can be played with a mouse and keyboard, it also supports a number of joysticks and game pads for players who prefer to use a controller when gaming.
Gathering released the FireFly Studios-created strategic video game "Stronghold: Crusader" exclusively for PC users in September 2002. In the game, which is rated acceptable for players 13 and older, you must make sure that enemies cannot get into your castle; you can also try to overtake the castles of others. By following a few tips, you will get new items and abilities in "Stronghold: Crusader."
Activision released the war video game "Call of Duty 3" for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360 in November of 2006. Developed by Treyarch, "Call of Duty 3" is rated appropriate for all gamers 13 and over. You are challenged to play as Allied soldiers in France during World War II.
"Harvest Moon DS" offers players the traditional "Harvest Moon" experience, complete with agriculture, home design, social networking and family management. In the game, players can marry one of several women in the village, including a young girl named "Celia." Like the other girls, winning Celia's heart is not a simple task. Fortunately for players with the Action Replay DS code cartridge, many of her marital requirements can be easily fulfilled with a selection of codes.
The fourth console game in the "Mario Kart" series, "Mario Kart Wii" gives you the choice of driving with the Wii remote or a motion sensitive gaming wheel. You are able to choose between multiple characters and tracks when racing. Much of the material in "Mario Kart Wii" is not available at the start of the game and must be unlocked using tricks and tips.
The easiest way to play as the Joker in "Lego Batman" is to use the cheat code. Once unlocked, the Joker can be selected in the Free Play mode by clicking on his picture in the character menu before each level. Another way to select him is to choose him if you see him walking about the Bat Cave. Walk up to him and press the character switch button.
"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" is a first-person shooter that takes place mainly in the Middle East. Released in 2007 by ActiVision and Infinity Ward, "Call of Duty 4" has versions for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and DS, Mac, and PC. While the developers attempted to balance graphics and performance, PC players with low- to mid-range PCs may need to tweak the graphical settings through the game's "Options" menu. Before adjusting the graphics settings though, make sure your PC meets at least the minimum requirements for the game.
The 2007 game "Spider-Man: Friend or Foe" was released for the PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii and Xbox 360. This action title provides single-player and multiplayer modes, and during the game you must battle villains such as Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Rhino, Venom and the Green Goblin.
"NBA Live 08" features players and stats from the 2007 NBA season. It has complex controls that allow players to take control of their favorite team and execute player movements. The player is always in control of at least one of the five players and must know which controls to use in specific situations on both offense and defense.
Agatha Christie was an author who wrote mystery books during the 20th century. Some of her famous stories were turned into video games that call for the player to solve a major mystery. You're on your own for that, but it helps to know what items to pick up and which characters to help.
WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, makes several commercial products for the major video game consoles. However, you may be looking for a free game. Fortunately, several free WWE games exist, which you can play in your Internet browser.
Diablo 2" is a hack and slash video game from Blizzard that pits you up against the forces of Diablo, an evil doer who seeks to ruin the lands of Sanctuary. The game, by default, plays in full mode, which doesn't allow you access to anything on your desktop. You can play the game in windowed mode by adjusting the "Target" address in the Diablo 2 properties menu.
In "Grand Theft Auto IV," players take control of Niko Bellic as he and his cousin struggle to build themselves a new life, only to get into more trouble with the law and criminals than they have ever been in before. During the game, players must make extensive use of a cell phone. The phone has many uses and benefits, and it can be used to receive missions, contact friends, start a multiplayer game or enter cheats.
EA Sports released the soccer video game "FIFA Soccer 06" for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, PC, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance in October of 2005. Created by EA Canada, the game is rated acceptable for players of all ages. "FIFA Soccer 06" allows you to play as World Cup teams from all over the globe.
"X3: Reunion" was released for the personal computer in 2005. The simulation allows you to explore, trade and battle in space. Using the game's currency, "Credits," you can upgrade various aspects of your craft and acquire wealth in different parts of the universe. Trading is a major aspect of the game, and specific tips can aid the task.
Vtech's V Smile Cyber Pocket Learning System is a hand-held, portable gaming device that aids in a child's development of basic skills ranging from math skills to reading skills to science experiments. Using the same concept that applies to other hand-held gaming devices, the V Smile CPLS allows you to switch game cartridges --- or smartridges --- in and out of the device. Each cartridge contains a different game which aid in the development of different skills. Learning how to operate the V Smile CPLS requires you to analyze both the device as well as the accompanying instruction manual.
The open-world urban action-adventure "Saints Row 2" offers players the chance to prowl crime-infested streets seeking trouble and rewards. The game has a wide variety of missions that players will be guided through as the story unfolds, but there is also one mission players can activate only if they seek it out. This secret mission is necessary to get 100 percent completion on the game, and it can be activated only after beating the final mission of the game's story mode.
The first-person shooter game "Area 51" is a science fiction-themed action-adventure title set deep within the bowels of the titular military base, long suspected by many to be housing secrets pertaining to alien technology. The game pits the player against enemies both human and alien, including "grays," small gray extraterrestrials intent on guarding their technology. To defeat the gray enemies, players must destroy the aliens' shields before they can shoot the foes themselves.
When picking out a video game for kids, there are many different options presented in 3D. 3D games depict the characters and action in three dimensions, which allows all of the scenery in the game to have depth. While all 3D games for kids contain suitable material, they vary in terms of genre and content.
"Trke Auta" is Serbian for auto racing. Auto racing games can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. You can play car racing games on a number of platforms. If you have a gaming console, like an Xbox or Nintendo, you can buy games specific for your player. If you don't have a gaming console, you can still play auto racing games on a regular home PC or laptop computer.
Game Maker is intended as a tool to create two-dimensional games, but the Pro Edition has the ability to generate a three-dimensional environment. First-person shooter (FPS) games require a three-dimensional environment to simulate looking through the eyes of a character. Several steps are required in making your virtual world hospitable to three dimensions that requires some knowledge of Game Maker.
Activision released the super hero video game "Spider-Man: Friend or Foe" for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 in October 2007. The game, developed by Beenox, is rated suitable for all players 10 and up. You are challenged to play as Spider-Man while combining forces with former villains to take down a new opponent.
"Secret Weapons of WW2" is an expansion pack of the game "Battlefield 1942." In this title, you can fly secret planes and use prototype weapons that are based on actual weapons developed during the Second World War. You can use cheats in the single-player mode. Press the "~" key to access the console, and then enter the cheat.
Sierra Entertainment released the shooting video game "SWAT 4," rated appropriate for mature gamers only, exclusively for PC players in April 2005. To get new items and abilities, open up the Swat4.ini folder, select [Engine.GameEngine], and make sure the EnableDevTools field is set to "true."
In "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," you assume the role of CJ, a veteran gangster who wants to rebuild the reputation of his gang. Players looking to modify weapons can do so only on the PC version of the game. Weapon mods are classified into three classes: aesthetic ones that change their look, new weapons not included in the game and changes that alter their amount of damage.
"Jaws Unleashed" is the PC game based on the 1970s movie "Jaws." Unlike the movie, where the point of view follows the humans that are eaten or injured by the shark, the PC game is played from the point of view of the shark. The player attacks and eats the humans on the beach, on the dock or on boats. The game is a violent and bloody game which is not appropriate for young children, but is enjoyable for adults.
Whether you're playing in the arcade or on a home video game console, "Crazy Taxi" is an addicting challenge. The game puts you in the driver's seat of a taxi cab, tasked with whisking customers from one destination to the next as quickly as possible, all while scoring extra points for executing wild driving maneuvers. Trying to beat your own top score on "Crazy Taxi" requires patience, determination and a firm strategy -- the more you prepare in advance, the likelier you are to get the highest score you can.
Making a video game level is the first step toward designing your own games. The levels should be designed with no problematic areas or "bugs" that stop the game play. This means each area of the level must be accessible in one way or another. Levels must have a goal to reach, enemies to avoid and power ups to collect. Each level should offer a different variation on the same basic game play inherent in your game. There are many different programs that create video game levels. These programs differ in function. The same basic level design process remains the…
"The Sims 2," the sequel to the blockbuster life simulator "The Sims," has several expansions modes including "The Sims 2: Pets." If you have accidentally installed this expansion or simply do not want it in your computer anymore, an uninstaller has been included in the installation to remove all related data without modifying the original game.
If you're currently playing through one of the LEGO Star Wars games and having trouble completing a certain puzzle or mission, a strategy guide can provide the help needed to beat that difficult level.
Unlike more primitive games, 3D adventure games let you travel across fully realized levels that have lifelike, real-world characteristics. Instead of going from side to side on the screen, you can move in multiple directions. The characters and environments are designed to show detail and contours that two-dimensional games cannot.
In "Virtual Villagers 2" for the iPod you find yourself stranded on a small island with several other inhabitants. Your goal is to direct your fellow villagers to perform tasks to develop your village while also learning new technologies to make your stay more comfortable. To successfully play this open-ended game you will need to know how to make the most out of each island resident.