In the late 90s I wore out my PC keyboard from overplaying the much-loved stealth orientated game Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines.
I was obsessed with the game and went on to play subsequent sequels of the franchise but always found myself returning to the original. There was something about it’s isometric viewpoint and its heavy reliance on tactics which gave me chills.
Now, more than 20 years later, it appears we have a suitable replacement in the form of a new game called Partisans 1941. The game is developed by Russian studio Alter Games and instead of playing a collection of special soldiers you will assume the role of a group of partisans fighting behind enemy lines.
As the eight minute demo below details the game shares a lot in common with Commandos. No word yet on a release date but my keyboard is prepped and ready to take an absolute pounding.
Personally speaking I think Rockstar’s latest open world game Red Dead Redemption 2 is sublime and a shining example of how games are overtaking movies and TV as a form of immersive storytelling.
Yes I have questioned why I’ve spent time stacking virtual bales of hay or lifting virtual sacks of grain or rooting through a virtual chest of drawers for a virtual tin of hair pomade, but the detail, story and level of immersion has me utterly fixated.
That being said there are problems in Red Dead 2 and who better to highlight these than Kotaku’s very own sardonic Tim Rogers. Just let this man review every game from now on.
Game developer Bethesda are releasing their latest entry in the Fallout gaming franchise next month, but tech website Gamespot managed to record 50 minutes of their early Fallout 76 experience and were kind enough to share it with the world.
The game looks fantastic and in our personal opinion any fears we may have had about the franchise losing it’s allure, now multiplayer has been introduced, dissipated.
Although this title and it’s fresh direction still seems to divide opinion among fans.
Here’s 48 glorious minutes of gameplay footage of the forthcoming, highly anticipated, RPG game Cyberpunk 2077.
The game has been developed and published CD Projekt, the company responsible for the hugely successful Witcher game series, and is adapted from the popular tabletop board game Cyberpunk 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 features a massive, sprawling open world dystopian setting known as Night City, an American megacity located in the Free State of California, where your main character will explore, on foot or in a vehicle interacting with his/her surroundings over six different regions. The game has you play as a customisable mercenary, meaning you can upgrade your limbs with technology, who will navigate through the city’s underworld.
Ever since the release of Rockstar’s sandbox, open-world game Grand Theft Auto V we’ve kept a close eye on the rise of actor Steven Ogg.
Ogg, who provided the voice and was motion captured for the game’s deranged and depraved protagonist Trevor, has since popped up filling out roles in Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead and more recently Westworld and his latest appearance in a viral fan film for GTA:V is garnering a load of attention.
Ogg once again reprises his gaming role of Trevor but this time in the flesh as he guides a player around the virtual reality version of the hit game.
Here’s the first official video for Ubisoft’s game Watch Dogs 2, an open world sequel to Watch Dogs released in 2014.
As you can see from the trailer the graphics look utterly amazing and the attention to detail is clear for all to see, but we’ll have to wait until November to find out just how much of the demonstrated footage will alter from actual gameplay.
The plot of Watch Dogs 2 rattles along like so:
Following Chicago, San Francisco becomes the next city to install the ctOS surveillance system, (the Central Operating System), which connects everyone with everything. The game features a new protagonist named Marcus Holloway, who is a young, intelligent hacker wrongly framed for a crime he did not commit when he was still a child by the upgraded ctOS system, ctOS 2.0, which connects his personal information to the crime. Realizing the system brings harm to the innocent citizens of San Francisco, he decides to work with the hacking group DedSec to take down the city’s ctOS 2.0, and Blume, the creator of the ctOS system
Watch Dogs 2 is slated for general release on on November 15th