While Microsoft has forgotten about the Xbox and moved on to the 360, uber-publisher Electronic Arts is sticking right with the big black box and releasing three football games this summer. Sure, football's a fall sport, but there is perhaps no bigger event for sports gamers than the release of the next Madden NFL game. Circle August 22 on your calendars. EA is also putting out the next NCAA Football, an IGN office favorite, and NFL Head Coach, the first ever professional football role playing game. It's an ambitious effort geared for hardcore football fans and another way EA is using its exclusive third-party NFL license.
Being the Xbox and all, it wouldn't be summer without a new first-person shooter, and you'll have two good ones to play. Both Painkiller: Hell Wars and Urban Chaos: Riot Response are slated to hit shelves and each offer their own unique brands of gameplay. These titles should be enough this summer while you flip burgers, hoping to save up for a 360 and the games of fall. Did someone say Gears of War? Enjoy the Xbox Games of Summer, 2006.
Jerry from BagoGames says, "There once was a time when Batman and all licensed games were pretty much trash. Little did we know the PlayStation 2 and Xbox era would see Urban Chaos: Riot Response, the first game from Rocksteady Studios and it is fun to play this blast from the past and see where they came from before they went to Arkham."
Twinfinite Writes: Many famous developers have created quite a portfolio over the years. However, there's a few games developed by some big names that you may not know about.
VICE speaks to one of the makers of Rocksteady's pre-Arkham game, which cast the player as a police officer using maximum force to get the job done.