EAâ€™s Medal of Honor games have been on a slippery slope for some time now, and Medal of Honor: Vanguard wonâ€™t be turning that slope into a ramp. Or whatever. Even the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine – who gave Rising Sun 9/10 – were unimpressed, chalking it up with an average score. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory on PSP looks like a safer bet if youâ€™re hankering for some more war action. Or you could revert back to the world of 2D and pick up Metal Slug Anthology on Wii. The presentation isnâ€™t as good as we hoped but itâ€™s the only chance youâ€™ll get to play Metal Slug 6. Can Codemasters’ quite nifty Heatseeker be classed as a war game too? Probably.
Earth Defence Force 2017 is finally out on Xbox 360 this week, although â€˜finallyâ€™ isnâ€™t the right word to use – it has only been delayed once, whereas the PlayStation 2 version (Global Defense Force) was originally due out in September 2006. Itâ€™s set in a big city overrun with giant bugs, UFOs, Godzilla clones and more, your job being to blast them all away. Itâ€™s a budget game – only Â£17.99 on Play.com – but itâ€™s quite nicely done.
After Burner: Black Falcon on PSP has been getting some good reviews, but just as many bad ones. The same with movie license 300: March to Glory – review scores on GameRankings go from 25 to 85 percent. Itâ€™s a bit odd that Eidos only wanted to release it on PSP, although Ubisoft did the same thing with the recent Rocky Balboa. Wouldn’t be surprised if they knock out a PlayStation 2 port around the same time as the DVD release.