With the year half-over and having brought more high-profile new games than the typical winter/spring months, it’s a good time to handicap the Game of the Year race. Here’s a list of the five titles I’ve enjoyed the most this year, along with a sixth that could move up based on software patches and online play.
In "BioShock 2," 2K Marin and Co. have taken what seemed like a sequel dictated more by shareholders than logic and crafted a deep narrative that in may ways surpasses that of the first game.
"BioShock 2" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, $50 on PC): You'll return to the underwater, Art Deco-influenced city of Rapture in the sequel to my favorite game of 2007. I've deliberately been avoiding reading too much about it, so I'll keep this preview nice and short. [...]
The new "Star Trek" MMO is the lone major release, but you can pick up "'Splosion Man" on the cheap on Xbox Live. If you're a PC gamer who hasn't played the first "BioShock" yet, a couple of sites are giving away the original if you preorder the sequel.
Last year, the video game industry finally realized that so many games were coming out in October and November, deserving titles got lost in the shuffle. In response, a bunch of games were pushed back into the relatively quiet January-to-March window. Here’s a guide to games worth watching between now and the end of March.
With so many games being delayed until after Christmas, at least one gaming executive is thinking the traditionally slow months of January, February and March are looking a little crowded.
A pair of intriguing fall releases slipped into next year this week. And while not having to go head-to-head against this fall's blockbusters might help PlayStation 3 exclusive "Heavy Rain," a similar delay for "BioShock 2" is cause for a smidgen of concern.