Games like The Last of Us, Enslaved and Tokyo Jungle give us glimpses of what life would look like after people have all but disappeared. It's often beautiful, but unless you live in one of the places shown in those games, it's not exactly relevant.
It's hard to believe DmC came out this year… last January feels like a hundred years ago. Ninja Theory's game boasted their usual striking visual style, as demonstrated in these new shots from Dead End Thrills.
As the old saying goes, "Video games beget more video games." Successful video games beget sequels. And The Last of Us seems by any available measure to be a successful video game. That being said, I hope it doesn't get a sequel.
I love Ninja Theory. Not only was it my favorite elective in college, they make some pretty wonderful action adventure titles, filled with expressive characters, quirky humor and Dante fan hate. Now they've partnered with Chillingo for Fightback, an 80s-style action game for Android and iOS.
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.
Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don't necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colorless. There are many fine examples where the game's design either moves beyond these tropes, or develops them to perfection. We have collected a few of them below.
From the first time I saw Heavenly Sword concept art in an old copy of Edge, right through to their work today, I've been a big, big fan of the art team over at Ninja Theory. So it's a pleasure today to present the work of the studio's visual art director, Alessandro Taini.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was one of the unexpected surprises of 2010—a wonderfully colorful, well-told story full of enjoyable Uncharted-esque gameplay and some some remarkably well-done digital performances. Its story wasn't perfect, but those opening chapters (and that finale!) stick with me even today, as do…
Ninja Theory's Enslaved may not have been one of 2010's more memorable games, but these custom action figures built in its honour are some of 2010's more memorable pieces of fan art.
Today Amazon.com has Enslaved on sale for $25 all day long, with timed lightning deals for Super Street Fighter IV, Sid Meier's Pirates, and more.
Enslaved has Hollywood talent like actress Lindsay Shaw. The game was written by Alex Garland of 28 Days Later and The Beach fame. And its developers originally pitched Enslaved as a feature film.
Today at GamesCom I witnessed a monkey touching a pig's penis. Perhaps I should explain.
Ninja Theory's lush post-apocalyptic game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is just one of the many action-adventure offerings we're looking forward to at this year's E3. This new look at the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game further cements that.
Developer Ninja Theory will work its multiplatform ninjitsu with Enslaved, a lovely looking post apocalyptic buddy game bound for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. See Enslaved's Monkey and Trip in action for the first time, thanks to GameTrailers TV.
Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has already proven that they can make "post apocalyptic" pretty with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. But can they do explosions as well? New screens of Enslaved let you be the judge.
Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory's next game, Enslaved, may offer the most pleasant looking post-apocalyptic environment ever, as new screen shots of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game illustrate.