A real live bunch they may be, but getting The Warriors back to Coney is no cakewalk, not with 60,000 Flashed-up street soldiers baying for retribution. Here are our tips to surviving the night - and remember that The Warriors is now available to download from PlayStation Store as part of the PS2 Classics collection.
Stay tuned, Boppers: Pay close attention to the tutorial at the start of the game, as this will teach you the combat basics that will get you through the tougher stages later on. If you do forget anything, head to Controls > Tutorial from the Start menu.
The Chicks are packed: Many of the objects littering the streets - bottles, trashcans, wrenches etc. - can be used as weapons. Generally, these weapons inflict more damage than a single hit, but you do lose the ability to string together combos and to defend yourself from the rear and side. In the frenzy of a mass brawl, you may find it better to rely on the weapons you were born with.
Hit everything in sight: Rage Mode can be the difference between a pretty face and a smashed one. Attacks are more powerful with Rage and you are immune to damage for its duration. All basic attacks fill your Rage meter somewhat, but some do more than others. Check the Style Points table below to see which actions really get the blood boiling.
Real tough: Some boss enemies have powerful melee attacks. In a one-on-one, keep your distance and throw any weapons you find at them. Not only will this wear them down, it will fill your Rage meter. When it's full, get up close and wreck their punk ass.
Who are The Warriors?: Know your allies - each member has different physical attributes and skills, and playing these to your advantage may be the edge you need to beat a difficult mission.
I want them all: Whichever character you're controlling, the rest of The Warriors have your back, so use the Commands to your advantage. If a rival gang has one particularly strong soldier (maybe they're carrying a weapon), then lock onto them and issue the 'Wreck 'Em All' Command to have them battered before you've even thrown a punch. If you're short on time and cash, shout 'Mayhem' in a store to have it emptied quicker than a Flash dealer's overcoat.
- Come out to play: Coney Bonus Missions are timed challenges that are gradually unlocked as you play through the game's Story Mode. To find them, exit the Warriors Hangout and look for the purple mission icons on your radar. Complete these as soon as they become available, as the rewards will help you in the more difficult later stages.
Hit the jump for more tips including a breakdown of which actions yield the most Style Points.
We've had our own affection for the historic Undercroft at the Southbank Centre in London going back long before we featured it as one of the skateable spots in our 1999 PS1 title, Thrasher: Skate and Destroy.
Southbank has attracted skaters from all over England since the 1970s, becoming a focal point for the community and a powerful barometer for local talent. While their Californian counterparts were blessed with sunny skies and an abundance of empty swimming pools, Southbank's smooth concrete banks, stair sets and ledges proved to be just as full of potential for first wave freestylers and cruisers as they still are for modern street skating. The combination of covered all-weather skating and clear open space alongside the River Thames made the place ideal not only to skate, but also to just be a part of the scene.
There's always been something perfect about this small pocket of clattering boards and graffiti tucked defiantly beneath some of the city's key arts landmarks, such as Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Hayward Gallery. The Undercroft brings skating right into the cultural heart of the city, now as much of a tourist draw as the postcard destinations above it and a reminder of just how far board (and BMX) culture has come.
Sadly, its future is uncertain. The Southbank Centre has announced plans to take over the space as part of its expansion, swapping the banks for a series of retail units. You can read about those plans in full at www.southbankundercroft.com and if you like, sign the petition to help sustain a major piece of British skating history.
These guys came dressed for the occasion with rides done up in honor of Rockstar and MDW for the Midnight Club LA portion of the day's proceedings.
Here's to all the Memorial Day Weekend warriors who came out in full force both to soak up three full days of Triple XP in Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, but also those who partook in the live-stream Social Club community event we hosted smack dab in the middle of the weekend on Saturday May 25th. It was six epic hours of action playing a cavalcade of Rockstar online modes from across Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty City, Max Payne 3, Table Tennis, Red Dead Redemption and Midnight Club Los Angeles with other Social Club members and with some of us here at Rockstar as well. Thanks as well to all who tuned in to the broadcast at the Social Club Multiplayer Events page and over at the official Rockstar Twitch page keeping the color commentary flowing. Here's a breakdown of just some of the action we saw.
Beginning the day's journey in the mean streets of Liberty City on PS3 with a bit of Team Deathmatch, Team One's LarsDK and MagicShadowZ had the inaugural snuffs on the stream, at the expense of Team Two's Walisson-_-Game and StephanRask1970 (PSN ID), respectively. Our PlayRockstar tried to set the bar high and went hunting after two of the early standouts on Team Two: Nissan_GTR2012, who was impressively mowing down everyone in sight and southparkmayor who turned the tables and straight Kenney'ed us. Seconds after our teammate and Newswire regular ferguson99 deaded kalanchoe88 and LarsDK, that pesky Nissan_GTR2012 stepped out and shut us down. On the upside, it was right at the doorstep of the hospital - thanks for the courtesy. Moments later, Nissan_GTR2012 got a bit of a comeuppance when Walisson-_-Game machine gunned 'em down. With a minute left and desperately trying to catch up, Team Two's jay-bolty (PSN ID) appeared from out of the shadows to ventilate MagicShadowZ. But it just wasn't enough and Team One wound up taking the match, with vince_42069 and LarsDK getting 13 kills apiece and southparkmayor contributing 9. Team Two's top player was good ol' ferguson99 with 7 kills.
Hit the jump for much more including recaps of Social Club community action in Table Tennis, Red Dead Redemption and Midnight Club LA. Plus more video, screens and the roll call of attendees.
Can you dig it? The original PS2 version of The Warriors, our videogame adaptation of the cult film classic, is now officially available to download from the PlayStation Store for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.
Now that Manhunt is available to download from the PS2 Classic collection at the PlayStation Store on its 10th anniversary since release, it's time to step back into this dark tale of James Earl Cash and try to survive the hordes of bloodthirsty killers in Carcer City. This is a brutal blood sport and it's not going to be easy, so here are our tips for prevailing in this most dangerous game:
Heart of Darkness: Surrounded by danger and depravity, the shadows are your sanctuary. Move into the darkness and the figure of Cash on the bottom right of the screen will turn blue to indicate that you cannot be seen in plain sight. Don't get too comfortable though - if you're in an enemy's path and he walks into you, he'll attack.
Sick sense: The radar at the bottom-right of the screen shows the location of nearby enemies and the direction in which they are facing, as well as key locations such as objective points. It uses a color system to indicate each enemy's state: yellow means they are blissfully unaware that you're about to sneak up and butcher them; orange shows that they have heard something and are heading over to investigate; and red indicates that they can see you and are coming to kill you. Use this information to plan when to stalk and when to run, but don't get too dependent - in Hardcore difficulty, there's no radar.
Silence is crimson: Noise can be your friend or your foe, so keep an eye on the red circle on your radar to know how discreet you're being (or not being) at any given time. When the time is right, hit walls or kick barrels to lure your enemy to their sticky fate.
Ear to the ground: Keep one eye on the ground at all times, as some floor surfaces will make a sound when you walk on them. Don't make the amateur mistake of stepping onto a metal grate and giving yourself away while lining up an execution.
Divide and conquer: The odds of surviving are already stacked against you, so don't be tempted to take on the world. Isolate enemies and take them out one-by-one. If you find two or more of them sticking together, use noise to lure one of them away.
Hit the jump below for even more tips and strategies...