Actor's actual mugs were not only scanned into the game, so was every facial movement and tic. It's a typical anime style complemented by some unique combat and exploration. Playing as a cyber-suited, knee-sliding, cigarette-smoking cliche of an action hero as he tears up enemies in a ballet of violence should be a pleasure reserved for two generations prior, but Vanquish was sprinkled with that red-hot Platinum Games magic dust and became quite the cult favorite, as shown by its inclusion here. Nocturne also called Lucifer's Call was one of the best in the series. Head shots in particular were gratifying and often the best way to take out foes, so mastering it was important , and the riot shield opened up new game mechanics, such as having to slowly approach a hostage-holding gang member, shielding yourself from fire until you could get in that elusive headshot. Not an exception to that rule, Uncharted 2 was just what PlayStation owners needed after a good, if not spectacular first entry in the series. Fatal Frame - 79 52.
Shadow of Romewas a game of two halves. This attention, however, was for all the wrong reasons, which most of us will be all too familiar with so we won't go into it here. Dead Space 2008 Survival Horror had begun to wane in popularity in the wake of Resident Evil 4, well, that's what publisher's believed anyway. Just make sure your skater is ready to out-trick the competition. Tekken 5 - 107 2 41. You may end up being killed time after time by that powerful wyvern, but when you finally figure out its patterns and weaknesses, and bring it down, the sense of achievement is palpable.
If only a game based on a 70s movie would have excited the gaming crowd more. It somehow didn't prove to be a hard act to follow, as two years later, Rocksteady went big with sequel Arkham City. If you managed to avoid the minefield of potential bugs, glitches and crashes, then you had a real shot at getting lost in the wonderfully wintry world Skyrim offered. Mark of Kri If Disney and Pixar weren't so against violence, The Mark of Kri is possibly what we may end up with. It was a survival horror-style adventure set in a strange hotel run by a anthropomorphic mouse, and inhabited by guests who carry the souls of the dead.
And, like God of War before it, it took us on a thrilling, vicious tear through ancient Greece's most dismemberable monsters, with some of the most satisfyingly gory combat on any console. A good story and decent delivery can make all the difference, and The Getaway, although certainly not Oscar-winning material, had a good, Cockney-laden crime story. And yes, the F-words were necessary, to accurately portray an African American culture of crime. Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 - PlayStation 2 546 8. Rez Rez is one of those classic games that always finds its way onto lists like these, as well as best game ever lists. There is a photographic side quest to take pictures of every animal species on the planet, and finding all of the pearls in the game also used as currency , can take a good while to complete.
Visually and audibly breathtaking despite its relatively meagre budget, and hugely affecting despite a lack of dialogue. It's a no brainer that the end of Kratos's journey would make this list. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - 236 9 24. Ico 's a weirdly haunting game that can provoke strong emotions from those who play it. Please, From Software, Dark Souls is all well and good, but where did Tenchu go?! The film's focus on fear and mistrust was also used in the game to great effect, and characters could become infected, meaning Blake would have to find and enlist the services of other survivors. Gran Turismo 4 - PlayStation 2 Sales: 10. Gran Turismo 4 The Gran Turismo series is known for its attention to detail, including a mountain of licensed autos, finely tuned race physics, and blisteringly tough license tests.
Katamari Damacy - 122 38. Using a combination of stealth and combat with her staff to explore the world, Jade acquires various upgrades, for her and her vehicles, including her hovercraft. Heavenly Sword was a stunning-looking game for its time, holding up well even now. The unique control system used both analog sticks, the left for movement and the right to sweep around the area with an aiming line, used to attack nearby foes. Oni Certainly one of Rockstar's lesser-known titles, Oni was an anime-themed third person action title developed by a division of Halo creator, Bungie. It possessed similar gameplay to the first game in the series, albeit with better visuals, and the 2. Sony's PlayStation 2 is one of the greatest video game consoles of all time.
Burnout 3: Takedown For many, this is the crowning entry in Burnouts legacy. And what a taste it was. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time By 2003, Prince of Persia was a name barely remembered by most gamers, and after the embarrassing attempt at relevance that was Prince of Persia 3D, it seemed the series was truly dead. Let's recap: It introduced free-skate mode, which allowed you to explore the terrain before committing to any challenges. Katamari's brilliance is in the elegant simplicity of its gameplay, coupled with the vibrant chaos of its visuals. There's fear, of course - its hard not to get a little creeped out by the smoky phantoms that periodically crawl out of the shadows to menace you - but Ico was also one of the first games to trigger a protective instinct in its players. If you dig deeper into it however, Catherine is actually a great horror story about growing up and commitment.
After he's turned into a vampire by said lord, he's enlisted into the ranks of the Darkwatch, and has to fight against the force he released into the world. Ones you may just end up feeling devastated by when they make one wrong move and end up dead forever. The PlayStation 2 was a game-changer, improving on the simpler graphics offered by the PlayStation 1 and vastly increasing the capabilities available to game developers. These five characters all had their own unique feel, and although a character may be a protagonist in one book, they could actually be revealed as an antagonist in another. Okami Set in feudal Japan with cel-shaded art created in broad strokes, the too beautiful to live tells the tale of wolf god Amaterasu coming to Earth to save it from the rebirth of the wicked ancient gods.