When you review video games for a living, as the Sports Gamer does, you typically have two kinds of days: You have good days, and you have great days. But every once in a great while, you have downright awesome days.
This week, I experienced one of those downright awesome days.
This year's Tour de France is in full swing. Even as you read these words, riders from around the world are currently pedaling up impossibly steep mountains in the French countryside. Winning the coveted yellow jersey, or even the polka dot jersey (which goes to the best climber in the race), is truly an achievement.
Now, you--yes, you--have the chance to don the yellow jersey, without having to do all the work and training and sweating! Yes, thanks to the wonder of video games, which make experiences that are otherwise impossible to mere mortals like us, we can now travel from one end of France to the other in Tour de France 11: The Official Game (available now for the iPhone and iPad).
Is this game worth a download? Let's take a look at the pros and cons.
Sometimes a game gets into your head and your heart, and it stays there for a long, long time. That's what Super Stickman Golf did to me.
It's official: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the box cover of this year's Madden (due in stores on August 30th). He's only the fourth running back to appear on the cover in Madden history. And he got there because you put him there.
Available today in Apple's App store is NBA Jam ($4.99). The iPhone and iPod Touch version of Jam is perfectly awesome, and still one of our favorite time-killers around the old SI Kids salt mines. But the iPad version is--brace yourself--even better. Here's why:
Like a sneaky left hook—a punch that famed trainer Teddy Atlas say you never see coming—EA quietly released the iPhone version of Fight Night Champion recently ($4.99). If you've got an iPhone or an iPod Touch, and you're even remotely interested in boxing, you're going to want to check out this game. Here's why... More »