The entertainment phenomenon that conquered the digital universe is once again out to save the planet as the award-winning, best-selling Halo 2 is coming to the Windows Vista platform.
Optimised for the advanced gaming features in Windows Vista, Halo 2 promises to revolutionise the first-person shooter experience for Windows gamers, as it did for consoles. With its classic story, enhanced visual presentation, multiplayer excitement and all-new Map Editor, Halo 2 for Windows Vista offers more game customisation and new content than ever before.
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a stealth-based shooter game, developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It was the second installment of the Hitman video game series. Its predecessor is Hitman: Codename 47 and its sequel is Hitman: Contracts. The game was released first on October 1, 2002 in North America. It was also released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox and the GameCube. It has sold more than 3.7 million copies as of April 23, 2009.
Hitman Absolution is the fifth game in the Hitman: Codename 47 franchise which features the titular character "47".
Hitman: Absolution will be released onto Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 20, 2012.
Hitman Absolution follows the events in Hitman: Blood Money, after Diana Burnwood assists 47 in escaping machinations from the Agency and other interested parties.
Absolution will follow 47 on a quest to repay Diana's prior efforts by locating a mysterious girl named Victoria; 47 will need to protect Vika from the depredations of the Agency and other interested parties.
When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing. Agent 47 is back and this time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money is spent will affect his passage through the game and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in a unique gameplay experience for each player. Powered by a new version of Io's stunning Glacier engine, Hitman: Blood Money will deliver the most brutal and realistic simulation of life as the world's deadliest assassin.
Hitman: Codename 47 is the first canonical entry in the Hitman series of video games. Developed by the Danish IO Interactive in Denmark and released by Eidos Interactive, in 2000 for Microsoft Windows, it remains the only PC-exclusive Hitman game. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is its sequel.
The story centers around Agent 47, a bald test subject branded with a barcode tattooed on the back of his head, who is rigorously trained in methods of murder. Upon escaping from a test facility, 47 is hired by the Agency, a European contract killing organization. His mission takes him to several locations—Hong Kong, Colombia, Hungary, and the Netherlands—to assassinate wealthy and decadent criminals.
Hitman: Contracts is a stealth game, developed by IO Interactive. The game is the third game of the Hitman video game series, released on April 20, 2004. It is the sequel to Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. The game features recreations of four levels from Hitman: Codename 47. The storyline intertwines between two missions in its sequel, Hitman: Blood Money.
Imperium Galactica II: Alliances is a real-time game featuring aspects of RTT, RTS and empire-building computer games from the Hungarian-based studio Digital Reality. It is the sequel to Digital Reality's previous game, Imperium Galactica.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine is a multi-platform action-adventure video game by LucasArts originally released in late 1999. The first 3D installment in the series, its gameplay focuses on solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and various platforming sections. The story told is set after World War II and puts the eponymous protagonist Indiana Jones against the Soviet Union, in a race for a mythological Babylonian power source. Over the course of the game, he joins forces with the Central Intelligence Agency and collects four pieces of the Infernal Machine, a biblical device that allegedly opens a portal to another dimension.
The title was designed, written, and directed by Hal Barwood who considered the Indiana Jones franchise a perfect fit for the action-adventure genre. Initially developed for the Windows 95 and 98 operating systems, the game later received an enhanced Nintendo 64 port jointly developed with Factor 5, as well as a 2D version for the Game Boy Color created by HotGen.
Infernal Machine received generally favorable reviews, having been praised for its detailed storyline and sophisticated level designs, though widely criticized for its unwieldy control scheme.
Jade Empire casts the player as a martial arts master and lets them choose between good and evil. That choice will follow them throughout the land, affecting their interactions with other characters and followers. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers as they embark on a perilous journey, stretching from the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City.
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights evolves the current street racing scene, letting players experience the culture of the real-life HIN tour, the nation's largest lifestyle custom car show in an intense racing experience. Featuring track and drift racing at real-world locations around the globe, next-gen AI and unparalleled vehicle customization, Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights brings street racing to life, allowing players to test their skills at live street racing events against a back-drop of DJs, models and musicians. Groundbreaking new features include addictive drift/powersliding races and "Driver DNA" that tracks gamers' personal driving traits. These profiles, along with the profiles of select celebrities will be available for download across all online gaming systems. Racing developer Juice Games has evolved the game-play that revolutionized online racing, giving players the power to create their car, assemble their crew and put it all on the line in intense pink slip and crew races. Gamers will also be able to bet cash on each event, bringing a gambling element to the game that greatly increases the importance of each race.