Alien Rage promises to be a proper old-school FPS romp: just you, an army of aliens and a massive selection of outrageous boomsticks to slaughter them with. It's out tomorrow on Steam, so to prepare you for battle, CI Games have deployed an appropriately raunchy launch trailer.
I'm always up for a bit of circle-strafing bunny-hopping metal-fuelled action, so hopefully Alien Rage can deliver the goods.Click here to read more...
I'd almost forgotten what overdriven guitars sound like, what with all the dubstep infesting our videos these days. Thankfully Alien Rage is here to put things right, offering plenty of generic videogame metal accompanying footage of shooting aliens in the face (or extraterrestrial equivalent).Click here to read more...
Lords Of The Fallen, the City Interactive-published RPG from one of The Witcher 2's senior producers, has released its first screenshots. The next-gen title looks genuinely fantastic, though whether this is actually representative of gameplay (and not retouched) remains to be seen. I have my doubts, but still hope that Lords Of The Fallen looks like this when it releases next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Of course, gameplay is the most important thing when it comes to RPGs, so we'll be following this one closely.Click here to read more...
CI Games (formerly known as City Interactive) have bagged themselves a next-generation RPG, helmed by one of The Witcher 2's key personnel. Lords Of The Fallen promises a "demanding and strategic" experience when it releases next year on PC, PS4 and whatever Microsoft plans to announce next Tuesday.Click here to read more...
tehwabbit at Hot UK Deals has spotted an exciting way to nab the fiercely mediocre Sniper: Ghost Warrior for a fiercely impressive price, but it requires a little bit of faffing about. You'll need to create an Alienware Arena account to grab a 90% off coupon that's redeemable on Steam, so to avoid any confusion, I've included all the prerequisite steps and links below.
It's likely that stocks are limited, though the voucher lasts for several weeks.
Developers: City Interactive
Publishers: City Interactive
The original Sniper: Ghost Warrior was a bit of a mess on the Xbox 360 and a slightly more polished version eventually made its way to PS3, but it continued to sell at a steady rate for months on end, making a sequel inevitable.
We’re hoping for improvements across the board this time around and seeing a CryEngine 3 logo upon booting up the game certainly raised expectations in the visuals department. Having recently played God of War: Ascension, it was going to take a lot to impress me and oddly, City Interactive have produced a mixed bag from Crytek’s engine.
The lighting during daytime stages is particularly impressive with the opening jungle in the Philippines being a nice place to start the game. I didn’t have to look far to see the shoddier areas though, such as the trees made up of rigid flat sheets pasted across each other at angles. A late Tibetan stage restored my faith though with some pleasantly detailed environments around mountaintop monasteries reminding me of fun times in Uncharted 2.
The sightseeing doesn’t last long though as the game swerves into a series of night-time missions requiring the use of a night-vision scope, aka the fugly mode. The green scope seems to flatten every texture in sight into a blurry mush; making finding targets an awkward affair.Click here to read more...
Finished Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 already? You probably have if you bought it seeing as it's only about five hours long. This first DLC drop is a single-player expansion chapter in snowy Siberia and is available now for an eye-watering 800 MSP or £8.99 on PSN and Steam. Currently metascoring in the 50s, it wasn't hard to see why City Interactive were being tight with review code for the original game.
After renting it though I would have thought that multiplayer DLC would have been up first seeing as the game currently has a solitary team deathmatch mode spread over a mere two maps. Check out the trailer for Siberian Strike after the break, but I'd be advise holding onto your money until it sees a discount. Not that you're going to spend money on DLC for a game you'd only rent.Click here to see the trailer.
The oft-delayed Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is finally nearing its March 15th release date, so why not mark the occasion by watching the official launch trailer. As you'd expect, it's full of grizzled marksmen making impossible shots, some pretty CryEngine 3-powered gameplay and utter howlers on the voiceover front.
"We don't do our job because we have to," explains VO guy. "We do it... because we're the only ones who can." So, you do your job because you have to, then. We'll see what kind of job City Interactive did next Friday.
City Interactive unveiled a fresh trailer for the imminent Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 today, taking a peek at some of the optical gadgetry that you'll be able to use in the game to off your targets from afar under various conditions of visibility
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 releases on March 15th in the UK on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 isn't pulling any punches with its latest trailer, which puts 'the full cruelty of war' under the spotlight. City Interactive are keen to stress that it consists entirely of CryEngine 3 gameplay footage, though whether the storyline genuinely explores some of the darker elements of conflict remains to be seen.
We'll find out when Ghost Warrior 2 (finally) releases later this year.
UPDATE: Eurogamer Poland reports that City Interactive have delayed Sniper: Ghost Warrior yet again - this time to March 12th.Click here to read more...
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is still stealthily taking shape at City Interactive, with this latest gameplay trailer showing off the CryEngine 3-powered visuals. The sneaky sequel plans to make amends for its devastatingly mediocre predecessor by focusing on the sniping (of all things) rather than diluting the experience with rubbish traditional sections.
It's set to release in January 2013 - and we'll have some more gameplay details for you soon.Click here to read more...
Dogfight 1942, the fun-focused flight sim from City Interactive, has arrived on Steam today. £11.99 will net you several hours of visceral WW2 action over the European and Pacific campaigns, which was previously only available on Xbox Live Arcade.
"Dogfight 1942 provides a healthy dollop of arcade flight action for an attractive price," I explained in our 7/10 review. "Though perhaps not as polished as it could have been, City Interactive have arguably delivered their finest game to date, and one that absolutely gives aviation fans the thrills they've been sorely craving."
A new DLC expansions has also been released on XBLA to bulk out what is already a good value proposition - more details below.Click here to read more...
Developer: City Interactive
Publisher: City Interactive
I'm sick and tired of writing about how "there aren't enough flight sims these days," so when one comes along I tend to sit up and take notice. Especially when it leapfrogs the PC in order to cater for on the malnourished console scene. Hailing from City Interactive, the developers behind the deeply average Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Dogfight 1942 promised to deliver an accessible yet authentic arcade flight sim, throwing players into the most famous aerial battles of the European and Pacific theatres. The pitch was very exciting indeed: an extensive range of real-world planes, detailed environments and furious action designed to be visceral and engaging as possible.
Dogfight 1942 then started ringing a few alarm bells following the revelation that it was originally supposed to be a full retail game (often a harbinger of doom), but after impressing us at E3 2012, concern was replaced by cautious optimism.
Optimism that was fully justified in the end. Chocks away!
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Sharpshooting sequel Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has been delayed until October 9th, Eurogamer reports today. We don't know the reasons behind the hiatus, but we assume that some extra polish couldn't hurt. Despite being painfully mediocre, the original game managed to shift over two million copies, and the sequel promises to be a much more solid proposition that kicks the woefully poor traditional FPS sequences to the curb.
Check out our Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 hands-on preview for more details.
It's a shame that City Interactive's shooter will miss its original August launch window, since Ghost Warrior 2 will now have to go up against the Christmas AAA glut of Black Ops 2, Halo 4 and Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, amongst others.
Our industry may currently be focused on the modern era for its go-to generic game backdrop, but it wasn't so long ago that World War II was the fashionable FPS destination of choice. Noticing the gap in the once saturated market, City Interactive plan to leap into the breach with not one, but two, WW2 games over the next year.
Pleasingly, however, both titles couldn't be more different in terms of gameplay experience and theatres of war. Dogfight 1942 will allow us to take to the Pacific skies in over forty pilotable aircraft, while Stuart Black's Enemy Front is all about lone wolf heroism deep behind enemy lines. I was able to get to grips with both games at E3 2012.
Fans of flight Sims haven't had much to crow about over the last few years, save Microsoft Flight, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and the upcoming World Of Warplanes. Help is at hand, though, and it's from a totally unexpected source. After slaving over a retail title called Combat Wings for two years, City Interactive have had a change of heart, deciding to retarget their arcade flight sim at downloadable marketplaces while retaining the quality and quantity of a full boxed game. Newly rebranded as Dogfight 1942, this work in progress is looking seriously impressive.Click here to read more...
City Interactive didn't bring Alien Fear along to E3 (for some reason, being that they could have used a showstopper), but they do have a clutch of new screenshots for their "sustained burst of arcade aggression." This PSN and XBLA shooter is actually looking rather gorgeous indeed, especially for a downloadable title.
Personally, I smell more than a hint of airbrushing wafting around these images, but it's an exciting look at what Alien Fear might look like. Maybe.
We'll find out this Autumn. Screenshots below, announcement details here.Click here to read more...
City Interactive have released a new trailer for the upcoming Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, showing off some sneaky, precise gunplay in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
The first game to be developed outside of the walls of Crytek to use the CryEngine 3, there's no denying that it all looks very shiny, and indeed when I got a little publisher demo the other day, the game looked absolutely gorgeous.
It's out this August, and we'll be bringing you lots of juicy coverage from E3 this year.Click here to check out the trailer...
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, the multiplatform sniping sequel from City Interactive, has been confirmed for release on August 21st. It promises to be the "only multi-platform FPS modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience," and is 'achieved with' CryENGINE 3.Click here to read more...