Tag: Activision

Greatest Games: MechWarrior 2

In a time before Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, Activision had another smash hit that seemed like it was everywhere yet licensing soon stopped them in their tracks. It didn’t stop them from churning out new versions of it though. That game is 1995’s […]

A tale of two franchises

In the space of a week, games were announced from the two biggest franchises in the military shooter space and opinions have been startling in both their strength but also in their number. First out of the gate was Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – developer Infinity Ward’s […]

Greatest Games: Pitfall!

1982 was a good year for Activision; not only was there the brilliant River Raid wowing Atari 2600 gamers but another iconic game from the company would arrive in the form of David Crane’s classic platformer Pitfall!. The game was a massive hit and is believed to be the second […]

Greatest Games: River Raid

Greatest Games is a new feature where we highlight our favourite games from the past and try to explain what we think makes them great and worth searching out to play again. Released in 1982 for the Atari 2600, Carol Shaw’s River Raid provided gamers with a vertical shooter that seemed to […]