Ubisoft archive

  • Crazy Frog gets Ubisoft backing for Christmas release
    Gaming

    Crazy Frog gets Ubisoft backing for Christmas release

    By 21 October 2005

    When we reported that the Crazy Frog was coming to a PlayStation, PC and Game Boy Advance near you back in July we hoped that it would be a quiet release and one that wouldn't allow it to get to number one in the game charts. All that seems to have changed...

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown - PS2 review

    By 21 October 2005

    As the Tom Clancy Rainbox Six franchise becomes more and more mainstream the need to dumb down the content and gameplay to appeal to the new wider audience has become apparent. The international squad of Rainbow Six gets its latest outing in Ubisoft’s...

  • Ubisoft to bring Prince of Persia to PSP
    Gaming

    Ubisoft to bring Prince of Persia to PSP

    By 27 September 2005

    Ubisoft has announced that it will be bring The Prince of Persia to the PSP. The company plans to ship the game in time for Christmas, and if the screens it's sent us are anything to go by, we should be in for a treat. The game will feature new content...

  • 187 Ride or Die - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    187 Ride or Die - PS2 review

    By 23 September 2005

    This latest offering from Ubisoft is a typical street racing game based in the US. It’s crammed full of spectacular crashes and dangerous weapons, and is interlaced with commentary and narration in incomprehensible urban street talk. That part of the...

  • Lumines - PSP review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lumines - PSP review

    By 9 September 2005

    Just as every good console should have a football game, every handheld should have a puzzle game to challenge your brain. For Sony's PlayStation Portable it's Lumines Puzzle Fusion. It might not be the latest version of killer Su Doku, but Lumines is...

  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - Xbox review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - Xbox review

    By 20 May 2005

    By the third movie in a trilogy it’s either mind-bogglingly good or mind-bogglingly rubbish. For the most part, unless you’re George Lucas or Peter Jackson, it’s rubbish - the creators, running out of ideas, try and create something new and it invariably...

  • Ubisoft looking for Girl Power
    Gaming

    Ubisoft looking for Girl Power

    By 16 May 2005

    Ubisoft is currently seeking girls with a passion for video games to form a girl gaming team called FRAG DOLLS UK. FRAG DOLLS UK will according to the games publisher, represent women in gaming - girls who are serious about games but want to have fun...

  • Ghost Recon 3 heads for the Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Ghost Recon 3 heads for the Xbox 360

    By 13 May 2005

    Ubisoft is first out of the starting grid this morning with game shots of its launch title for the Xbox 360. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 (working

  • Ghost Recon 2 - Xbox review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Ghost Recon 2 - Xbox review

    By 31 December 2004

    Every time you turn your head it seems that UbiSoft, with the help of Red Storm Entertainment are releasing yet another squad based first person shooter. This time the story centres on the Ghost Recon. But is the second game, in what is sure to be an...

  • EverQuest II (2) - PC review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    EverQuest II (2) - PC review

    By 31 December 2004

    After recent console releases such as Halo 2 and GTA: San Andreas, similar games may have been expected on PC. Instead, Everquest II is released. To some this will be great news and mean hours on the PC raising their ‘disease resistance’. To others...

  • Myst IV Revelation review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Myst IV Revelation review

    By 26 November 2004

    The Myst series has dominated the ‘when-is-this-going-to-end-adventure’ genre for over a decade, and the fourth incarnation has just been released. However, during those eleven years, the gaming world has changed - GTA came out, then Goldeneye took...

  • Obscure -  PS2 review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Obscure - PS2 review

    By 12 November 2004

    Obscure is the new game from Ubisoft and MC2, to be released across PS2, Xbox and MS PC/CD Rom. If you are a fan of American High School horror movie titles, you may want to take at look at this on your PS2. Looking beyond the vomit inducing soundtrack...

  • Heather Graham and Christopher Lee sign up to Everquest II
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    Heather Graham and Christopher Lee sign up to Everquest II

    By 16 October 2004

    It seems video games are getting so big in popularity that film stars just can't stay away. This time it's Christopher Lee and Heather Graham. Both have signed up to do voice overs for Ubisoft's Everquest II due out later this year. The pair will be recording...

  • Xbox loses Splinter Cell edge
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    Xbox loses Splinter Cell edge

    By 20 September 2004

    Bad news today for Microsoft and the Xbox. Ubisoft has announced that it has confirmed that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will launch on all platform versions simultaneously in March 2005. Up until now Xbox has benefited from having the lead...

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow - PS2 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow - PS2 review

    By 6 September 2004

    Less than a year on from Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six 3 - Black Arrow sees you once again picking up where Domingo "Ding" Chavez, a longtime Tom Clancy character and the leader of the crack antiterrorist force Team Rainbow left off. The game for all incenses...

  • Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas
    Gaming

    Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

    By 13 July 2004

    Building on a successful brand, the next Splinter Cell game, subtitled Chaos Theory, will arrive on the Xbox and PC in time for Christmas, Ubi Soft told us today. Other platforms including Nokia's N-gage will see their versions arrive in the first quarter...

  • Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005
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    Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

    By 7 July 2004

    Usually it's PC owners waiting for months and sometimes years on end for the hot console favourites to reach the home computer. Usually there's the constant worry that the end result will be a lazy port that hardly works instead of a refined design making...

  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Xbox review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Xbox review

    By 29 April 2004

    Sam Fisher is back, but the question is, is he back with a bang or a whimper? When the first version graced the shelves of game shops across the land, we were still getting used to the pros and cons of a game completely based around stealth. Now 18 months...

  • Gaming

    An arcade in your bedroom

    By 21 April 2004

    If you're getting confused by the games of today, one company is hoping that the games of yester year will make you part with hard earnt cash. For £2,400 Arcade Timewarp (www.arcadetimewarp.com) will sell you one of two games cabinets that will allow...

  • Gaming

    E3: Ubisoft announces E3 lineup

    By 15 April 2004

    Ubisoft has announced its 2004 E3 lineup. The publisher is planning on showing seven titles at the show held every year in Los Angles to the games press and retail bods what is coming out over the next year. This years titles include: - Tom Clancy's Ghost...

  • Gaming

    Ubisoft announces new addition to Myst series

    By 6 April 2004

    Ubisoft has revealed the critically acclaimed and best-selling Myst® franchise will launch its newest adventure, Myst IV: Revelation, this autumn. Peter Gabriel, world-renowned recording artist, composed an individual song to compliment the soundtrack...

  • Far Cry - PC review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Far Cry - PC review

    By 27 March 2004

    It began life as X-Isle, a tech demo for showing off Nvidia’s graphics cards but then someone saw the potential for a game among all the dinosaur dodging. Three years later, developer Crytek Studios realises its dream with Far Cry (FC), which delivers...

  • Uru Ages Beyond Myst - PC review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Uru Ages Beyond Myst - PC review

    By 17 March 2004

    True 3D is the major selling point to the latest in the Myst Series; you can play from the third person view (default) or switch to first person, although sometimes the game will make its mind up for you, in the style of Tomb Raider. Yeesha, the 200 year...

  • Tron 2.0 - PC review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Tron 2.0 - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    Tron is a classic 1982 movie about video gaming with music that could only (politely) be described as of the times. The game spawned two arcade machines of its own and countless early licensed console variants, but now it’s back in a Lithtech-engine...

  • IL2 Sturmovik - Forgotten Battles - PC review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    IL2 Sturmovik - Forgotten Battles - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    The follow-up to the hugely popular IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles gives you the chance once again to take to the skies flying some 89 aircraft from the Second World War. But it is not just the amount of planes that makes this game great...