Medieval multiplayer action games are like buses, absolutely nothing for ages and then two come along at once. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a little faster-paced than the more deliberate War Of The Roses, but manages to be more immersive due to its first person perspective.
More to the point, it'll also set you back a meagre £4.22 using Green Man Gaming's current voucher code.
It's hard to believe that IndieGameStand has been up and running for six months now. To celebrate, they've featured Guns Of Icarus as their latest PWYW offer, which is usually only available for £14.99. Though the steampunk airship multiplayer shooter has proven to be slightly divisive... wait, steampunk airship shooter? Surely that's worth a dollar if you're looking for some PvP.
Throw Trucks With Your Mind will let players move onscreen objects using only brainwave power. Then throw them at each other.Click here to read more...
If you've been waiting to get into Tribes: Ascend but still don't quite trust that whole free to play thing, a new GOTY edition will net you the impressive shooter and all the premium gear for a one-off purchase.
Existing players will also be pleased to hear that new maps, skins and a great big gun are on the way in the next patch.Click here to read more...
Medieval multiplayer action games are like buses, absolutely nothing for ages and then two come along at once. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a little faster-paced than War Of The Roses, but manages to be more immersive due to its first person perspective.
More to the point, it'll also set you back a meagre £6.20 using Green Man Gaming's current voucher code.
Thanks to Mr_Blind01 at HotUKDeals.
Medieval multiplayer action games are like buses, absolutely nothing for ages and then two come along at once. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a little faster-paced than War Of The Roses, but manages to be more immersive due to its first person perspective. For £7.75, it might be worth getting a breath of fresh air.
Platforms: PS3 | PS Vita (both reviewed)
Developer: SuperBot Entertainment
Requested and rumoured for years, we finally have a game putting together a rich collection of the finest PlayStation-exclusive characters along with some top names from third-party brands for a mighty punch-up. The comparisons to Nintendo’s Smash Brothers are obvious, as they always were going to be, but I’m here to review the game on its own merits.
Buying the PS3 game also gives you access to a free download of the Vita version and I’ll go into details about the portable options later on. Let’s get stuck into the game itself on PS3 first.
Fights take place in 2D arenas with multiple platforms to leap around on and traps to avoid or boot your foes into. The action is simple and shouldn’t take newbies or casuals long to pick up. X is jump and the remaining face buttons are all varied attacks. Press an attack button in conjunction with a direction on the d-pad/analogue stick and you’ll get a different move. Not every character has the same controls for certain moves though; launch moves for opponent juggling for example may be different between Kratos and Sackboy. There are blocking and taunt buttons, but in general, it’s a button basher through and through. Special weapon pick-ups like bombs and swords appear occasionally too.Click here to read more...
War Of The Roses will receive another free update on December 19th, which ominously tells us that "Winter Has Arrived." It includes new armor and weaponry, plus two new snowy maps based on the historic battles of Wakefield and Towton.
If you're pious enough to pay, the Dagger and Sword of Mary for Christ’s Mass will be available to purchase on December 21st. They're covered in religious iconography, though whether that will stop your foe parrying them with a Pollaxe before stoving your armour in with the blunt end remains to be seen.
We were incredibly impressed by The War Of The Roses in our 8/10 review, likening its riotous yet skilful multiplayer to a "fifteenth century Battlefield."
War Of The Roses is a fun, barmy yet supremely skillful experience that we described as a "fifteenth century Battlefield" in any sense of the phrase. If you're looking to get involved, Green Man Gaming's daily deal price can be further reduced with their WINTR-SRVEY-42012 voucher code, saving you an absolute packet.
Once again, GamersGate have managed to embarrass Steam's Autumn sale with a sneaky undercut. Their £10 price for the brutally brilliant War Of The Roses is already a bargain, which can be further reduced with the G2PO voucher code.
War Of The Roses is a fun, barmy yet supremely skillful experience that we described as a "fifteenth century Battlefield" in any sense of the phrase.
Subtle is never a word I thought I’d use to describe any element of a Call of Duty game, but the pre-title cutscene that paints a picture of how Black Ops II’s villain was formed is beautifully put together, in no short thanks to an excellent song choice with Elbow’s ‘The Night Will Always Win.’ The emotional reactions from most COD moments are usually sudden violence, be it first-person execution, slowly dying in a nuclear blast, the death of a child and so on, it’s never had anything like this. After this strangely heartfelt and sympathetic opening, subtlety kind of goes out of the window as it’s all slit throats and shotguns to the knees for the other scenes. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. After all, we’re here to blow shit up.
The story moves back and forth through time following Mason from the first game in the 70s and 80s then zipping forward to his son in 2025. The apparently-not-dead Woods ties the two narratives together as we try to track down new bad guy, Menendez. For the first few hours, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but later on it all starts to tie together very nicely indeed.
The older missions are set in South American jungles, military compounds and Afghanistan (so much for dodging that sandy hellhole for this one). The 2025 levels do a bit of globetrotting too, with an exclusive millionaires-only resort and a LA warzone amongst others. The 2025 levels feature futuristic tech like aerial drones to compete with in addition to never ending soldiers; some of whom are suited up with invisible camo clothing, everyone has a never-ending supply of bastard grenades too, proving some things never change.Click here to read more...
Primal Carnage is out now: a multiplayer shooter that lets players assume the role of gun-toting humans or ravenous dinosaurs. Guess which faction we're more excited about? To celebrate, Lukewarm Media have released a launch trailer that shows off what promises to be some seriously mental online action.Click here to read more...
Anarchy Reigns disappeared off our radar for a bit after demoing to the public at EGX last year, before missing its original release date and slipping somewhat into the abyss. But it's still alive and kicking, as the team at Platinum demonstrate here...by playing a big, fat multiplayer match. Expect lots of chaotic combat, some dazzling special moves, and MadWorld's Jack surfing an adversary.Click here to read more...
Altitude is a quirky and charming game about magnificent men in their flying machines. They go up-tiddly-up-up. And then go down in flames as you shred them with your 20mm cannons. The dogfighting resembles a classic arcade game brought up to date with multiplayer perks and tactical objective gametypes... and it desperately needs more players. To this end, it's free to download and play from now until the end of the weekend and I'd recommend you give it a go. Either you'll have a fun free weekend or discover a new addiction - either way, it's a win.
Note that the game itself has also been reduced in price - and is probably worth a punt at £3.49.
We've had plenty of time to get stuck into Killzone 3's multiplayer since release although the PSN crisis interrupted our play for a while. Since then there's been a patch to tweak gameplay and multiple double XP weekends to tempt us back. Missed out? Then check out what you've been missing online and offline.
The 32-player multi-mission Warzone matches from Killzone 2 return and will be very familiar to series fans. Newcomers will probably recognise the contents from other shooters. However, unlike the competition, you'll play all the following modes in one match. With the winning team being those who can win the most modes or 'rounds.'
Assassination randomly chooses a player as a target who must be killed while the other team try to protect him until the time limit passes. Both teams get a turn before the next round. Another objective involves moving a propaganda radio loudspeaker, in a similar way to capture the flag matches. Holding territory zones is another objective and Search & Destroy games see teams trying to plant or defuse explosives. Matches usually end with a good old team deathmatch, which acts as a good way to finish the game in a balls-to-the-wall bloodbath.Click here to read more...
LightBox Interactive has confirmed that their recently-announced (and extremely exciting) online shooter Starhawk will be receiving a beta later this year, along with splitscreen support and revamped tournaments. Playstation Move support, however, is out of the question.Click here for the details >>
Plain Sight is an interesting take on multiplayer deathmatches. As an agile, deadly robot, you'll carve up swathes of your enemies with your katana... which causes you to rack up energy, not points. This energy, however, can then be used to kill yourself. The resultant explosion grants you points for each enemy it disintegrates, and the more enemies you kill beforehand, the bigger it is. It's a fun concept to be sure, and the fun gravity-defying arenas make this a bit of a bargain at £1.99.
Note that you can also buy a four-pack for £5.99, which will save you a further £2.