HIT video game Fortnite has created an insatiable demand for the "battle royale" genre – and the latest entry is World War 3. This multiplayer shooter is set in a future warfare environment, and is intended to be hyper realistic. That puts it in stark contrast to Fortnite, which is notable for its cartoon-style graphics and light-hearted take on the apocalypse. World War 3 is a product of relatively unknown developer Farm 51. It's reminiscent of big-hitter war games like Battlefield, featuring giant tanks, powerful weapons and an appropriately gritty atmosphere. But it's closest rival is sure to be PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds, the trendsetter "battle royale" game that's currently locked in a legal battle with Fortnite over copyright issues. The game was revealed in an entertaining two-minute teaser trailer that includes a few brief snippets of actual gameplay. We see assault rifles, body armour, fighter jets and drones – although it's not clear whether the latter two will … [Read more...] about World War 3 game revealed – is this the Fortnite killer you’ve been waiting for?
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The 1999 classic Star Wars Episode 1 Racer finally returns to PC. Arguably the best thing to have come out of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (apart from Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi of course), the pod-racing game is now available on the digital distribution platform, GOG.com. Considering it's May 4th, we don't think this release could have come at a better time. Originally released for the PC, it was later ported to Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and Mac OS. The game received generally positive feedback from the community, and rightly so since it remains the bestselling game of its genre, selling 3.12 million copies. That's right, it even beat series favorites like Wipeout and F-Zero. Yet this racing favorite has only recently been added to GOG, however that may be due to the original game struggling to run on modern operating systems. Thankfully GOG has managed to alter the game's files, making Episode 1 Racer finally playable on PC, as well as allowing 8 players … [Read more...] about Star Wars Episode 1 Racer Finally Returns to PC
While Episode I: The Phantom Menace holds an infamous place in the hearts of Star Wars fans, at least some good came out of it from the fantastically fun racing game Star Wars Episode I: Racer, and now the game is getting a second chance for players to enjoy on PC today. In honor of Star Wars Day (aka “May the Fourth Be With You”), online retailer GOG has announced that Star Wars Episode I: Racer is now available to purchase exclusively through the retailer’s digital store. The game itself will retail for $9.99, though the game is currently available at a 15% discount to commemorate its launch on the platform. Alongside the release of Episode I: Racer, GOG is also hosting its annual May the Fourth Be With You sale on Star Wars games, including numerous classics from the franchise like Star Wars: Battlefront II (the original 2005 release), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, and many, … [Read more...] about Star Wars Episode I: Racer is Now Available on PC Exclusively from GOG
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301
As Polygon's recent fifth birthday approached, we started thinking about what we could do to celebrate it. And what's more fun than ranking the 100 best games of all time? 500? So we did. We started by setting rules upfront. We asked everyone to vote based on innovation, polish and durability, rather than simply personal taste. We cut games released in 2017 to eliminate recency bias. And we left out sequels that we deemed too similar to the games that came before them. Then we voted, but we knew we had gaps in our knowledge on staff. So in addition to gathering votes from the Polygon team, we worked with a group of external and freelance writers to pull in their input: Kahlief Adams, Susan Arendt, Katherine Cross, Jon-Paul Dyson, Benj Edwards, Cara Ellison, JC Fletcher, Jenn Frank, Harold Goldberg, Janine Hawkins, Blake Hester, Laura Hudson, Henry Lowood, Jeremy Parish, Carolyn Petit, Andrea Rene, Jaz Rignall and Gary Whitta. Collecting all those votes together, we then combed through … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 500-401