Comix Zone: Sega Genesis
Sketch because he's an artist, Turner because he turns pages. Get it?
Max Payne: PC/PS2/Xbox
My favorite line from the whole game at 3:12.
"When you're looking down the barrel of a gun, time slows down." You've seen my thoughts on the recent 3rd installment, but the original entry of the series has given me many fond gaming memories. A film-noir detective story mixed with copious amounts of John Woo inspired gunplay, Max Payne is the story of a man on the run, framed for murder, at war with the mob and a shadowy government conspiracy concerning a new drug on the streets. What gives you an edge over your enemies is Bullet-Time, the power to slow down time and dodge incoming bullets. This was revolutionary for it's time, in development BEFORE The Matrix popularized the concept. As a young child watching a demo on display at Radio Shack, I was in full-on fanboy mode from day one. The game had many amazing set piece moments, with special mention for the finale in which Max fights his way to the top of a skyscraper, mowing down dozens of enemy goons and dodging a pursuing gunship, only to knock a radar tower down on top of it at the game's end. Even now, over a decade later, I still go back to this game and replay it for the sheer action-packed gameplay.
System Shock 2: PC
The shotgun is your friend. Mother. Secret lover.
Eternal Darkness - Sanity's Requiem: Gamecube
May the rats eat your eyes!
Advent Rising: Xbox
Eric Matthews: Savior of Mankind
Fallout 3: Xbox 360/PS3/PC
I don't want to set the world on fire...but I'm probably going to.
Phantasy Star IV - The End of the Millennium: Sega Genesis
So many eyes, so many teeth...
Need for Speed - Most Wanted: PS2/Xbox
Eternal Champions: Sega Genesis
Have some gore!
Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory: PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC