We thought you got to hell by doing bad things such as murder or walking slowly with people behind you, but there are loads of alternative routes to the hot place, say videogames. If you need to get down there in a hurry, consider your many transport options.
Saints Row 'expandalone' Gat Out Of Hell is a pretty slim package. There's not much in the way of story missions and the objective is just to cause as much trouble as possible with the various open-world activities. Fortunately, Saints Row is never not fun in co-op; the way to make the most of the game's two hours of content is as a twosome.
In the episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Barry Burton searches for his daughter Moira with the help of a psychic little girl called Natalia, who does a lot of pointing and being creepy. Meet them both in this new Xbox One gameplay.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 stars series veteran Barry Burton in addition to the less beardy Claire Redfield. Revelations 2 is set 13 years after the original Resident Evil game, which puts Barry in his early fifties; he's looking pretty good for his age. Take a peek in this new gameplay.
The regular multiplayer maps in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are fine, but until now none of them included a mechanical clown that fires bombs out of its head. New map Sideshow does just that, at last, and comes in Havoc, the DLC collection of four new multiplayer maps and the new Exo Zombies mode. Witness Sideshow gameplay, along with action from the rest of the maps, after the jump.
Exo Zombies is the new co-op zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that comes with the imminent Havoc DLC. Watch on for zombies wearing exo suits, a celebrity cast, and the new zombies-exclusive weapon known as the CEL 3 Cauterizer, a directed energy shotgun with three rotating barrels.
I'm as big a fan of Game of Thrones as the next person, but the Xbox 360 RPG based on George R.R. Martin's brutal fantasy world was deeply disappointing. Telltale's recent effort was a definite improvement and we're fascinated to see where it leads, but it doesn't give you the freedom to wander off exploring. If you want an experience that blends the elements of Game of Thrones that make it so popular with a fully fleshed-out fantasy world, The Witcher 3 may well be the answer.
At sundown, open-world zombie basher Dying Light swaps your regular zombies for ickier, meaner variants called volatiles. Show of the Week sees how these nocturnal jerks stack up against the special shamblers of other disgusting zombie games.
Hideo Kojima recently presented a new addition to Big Boss's arsenal for Metal Gear Solid 5: a chicken hat. The hat makes guards ignore you, which makes the game easier, but you will look ridiculous, and Kojima is literally calling you a chicken. This is only the latest in a long and humiliating history of games taking pity on us for sucking at them.
The hell imagined by Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is a city full of neon signs and lava pits, where William Shakespeare is a disc-jockeying nightclub magnate. Andy meets the damned DJ and runs amok with an explosive frog launcher in this Xbox One gameplay.
Well, they finally caught up with us. After a valiant fourteen-hour standoff and the weirdest ransom demands you've ever heard, Outside Xbox has been put in the slammer. Fortunately, the prisons in The Escapists (arriving on Xbox One in February) are riddled with security holes and design flaws. The question is, which one to take advantage of so that we can break out and continue our spree?
The original Resident Evil is famed for its eccentric voice acting and cheesy lines. When the game was remade for the Gamecube in 2002, the script was rewritten to make it sound marginally more natural. We get these new lines in the 2015 version of the game, Resident Evil HD Remaster, since it is an HD spitshine of that Gamecube remake. Compare and contrast the rewritten scenes in the following video.
Saints Row might have started in 2006 as a tacky Grand Theft Auto rip-off, but in the nine years since it's found a voice of its own, with ever sillier stories and a nice line in cheeky videogame parody. We're not saying it's better than GTA, but it beats its big-budget progenitor on number of counts; discover which in Show of the Week, featuring Saints Row IV 'expandalone' Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell.
If you're a scientist or an inventor in a videogame, watch your back. The chances are good you will die at the hands of your creation, or at the giant rusty drill arm of your creation. Why did you even give it one of those? Consider these seven geniuses killed by their best work. (Be careful of spoilers in the video below, although none are for games newer than 2013.)
We ship off to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta's new map Regret in base-capturing Strongholds mode, there to lock down bases and bogart the rocket launcher. In this new mode, teams must capture and hold a map's three bases, and control at least two bases to earn points.
More Far Cryathlon from the twisted minds that brought you the Tuk Tuk Ski Jump and the Release the Hounds Far Cry 4 challenges. My custom contribution to the most thrilling spectacle in videogame sports is the King of the Swingers assault course, wherein participants grapple and swing to victory and avoid mashing Ajay Ghale's pretty face against a solid wall of unyielding rock.
Assassin's Creed: Unity DLC Dead Kings is available to download imminently (from January 13). This free DLC adds five hours to the game by giving Arno a trip away from the city of Paris to the town of Franciade, known as Saint-Denis prior to the church-hatin' Revolution.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition's system for crafting armour, plaideweave is a cheery yellow fabric that confers protection against electrical damage, among other things. It's like a magic tartan Faraday cage and every cloth wearer on Team Inquisition looks goddamn fabulous in it.
Resident Evil HD Remaster reminds us of a time when zombies were slow, camera angles were fixed and everyone in the process of turning into a zombie left behind a tragic diary to be discovered at a later date. Show of the Week sizes up this spitshined remake and fondly recalls some of its more idiosyncratic touches that you definitely wouldn't find in later Resident Evil games.
Kalimba is a charming yet brain-boiling puzzler for Xbox One in which you control two cutesy totem creatures at the same time. It looks like it's for kids but will straight up ruin your puny, fully-developed adult brain. Kalimba is available to download on Xbox One. Imagine trying to rub your stomach and pat your head, only your head is also made of lava.
Halo 5 adds multiplayer mode Breakout, in which there are no respawns and a team wins a round by killing all four Spartans on the opposite team. We report for duty on the shiny Crossfire map in this Xbox One gameplay from the multiplayer beta. Who will be last Spartan standing?
Ubisoft recently sent a survey to selected Far Cry players, polling them about where Far Cry 5 should be set. The survey includes 11 possible future settings. Some of these sound great, while others we would move to Kyrat to avoid. Here are those 11 ideas for the next Far Cry game ranked from least to most brilliant.
Spartans are even now testing their new scoping, sprinting and thrusting abilities in the crucible of 4 vs 4 arena combat in Halo 5's multiplayer beta. We collect headshots, grenade kills and Covenant energy swords right in our spines in Slayer mode on maps Truth and Empire in the following Xbox One gameplay.
After a sucky 2014 full of Ebola and war, we are good and ready for a happy, peaceful 2015. And if you've seen Back to the Future 2, you know this is the year where we're finally living in the future as well. What then can we expect from this new year? These games set in 2015 offer up clues and, sorry, but it's not looking good.
As we kick old man 2014 into an unmarked grave and raise newborn 2015 aloft like that bit in The Lion King, there is time for reflection. But we aren't here to tell you which games of 2014 were the best, or even the worst. Show of the Week hails the best worst games of the year just gone.
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