Thursday, 9 August 2012

Mafia II, Unmechanical and Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness Joined the OnLive PlayPack

This week's new additions to the OnLive PlayPack are Mafia II, Unmechanical and Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness. Unmechanical and Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness are new titles for OnLive. Mafia II released on OnLive as a PlayPass title almost 2 years ago and is now also available in the PlayPack. The OnLive PlayPack is now at 247 games and counting.

Mafia II

Mafia II is priced at $29.99 in the US ($20.99 PlayPack), £14.99 in the UK (£10.49 PlayPack) and €39.99 in Belgium (€27.99 PlayPack).

Mafia II is a third-person action-adventure game published by 2K Games and developed by 2K Czech. Before 2K Czech was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of 2K Games, they were known as Illusion Softworks and developed the predecessor to Mafia II, a game titled Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven that was a cult hit among PC gamers and later on consoles. Let's hope that this game also finds its way into the OnLive PlayPack. They've also developed other great games like Hidden & Dangerous and Hidden & Dangerous 2, and Vietcong and Vietcong 2. These games would also be great additions to the OnLive PlayPack.



Expanding upon the original hit that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, 2K Czech takes players deeper into the Mafia with a mature and exciting experience that will immerse players like never before.

Featuring a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, Mafia II is the sequel fans have been clamoring for. Like the original Mafia title, Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940's-early 1950's scenario. Players easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.



Powered by 2K Czech's next-generation engine built specifically for Mafia II, players will experience the true evolution of the Mafia game that defined a genre. Gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and vehicular exploration feature new depth and dimension that allow players to experience the world of Mafia II in a way that will keep them coming back for more.



In the unlikely circumstance that players get bored with the gameplay, they can look around Empire Bay for vintage Playboy magazines and enjoy the sight and smiles of many handsome Playboy bunnies from foregone eras. Judging by the many Mafia II Brag Clips created showing Playboy pin-ups in various (un)tasteful poses, this pastime is quite popular for Mafia II gamers on OnLive.



Key Features:
  • Immersive Gangster Experience: Through strong, authentic characterization, compelling narrative and stunning presentation, the mature storyline will make players understand the pull and impossible escape of life in the Mafia.
  • Action-Packed Gameplay: Take part in heart-stopping car-to-car chases, visceral hand-to-hand combat and intense gunplay, all of which come together to form a deep and engrossing gameplay experience.
  • Illusion Engine: 2K Czech's proprietary Illusion Engine, allows gamers to explore Empire Bay's 10 square miles while transitioning from beautifully rendered outdoor environments to intricately designed interiors seamlessly without the need for loading times.


Metascore: 77

You can play the free demo and buy Mafia II for the US, the UK and Belgium powered by OnLive.

Unmechanical

Unmechanical is an indie 2.5D side-scrolling platform puzzle game published by Teotl Studios and developed by Talawa Games. The game released on OnLive day-and-date with the PC version and it is powered by the free UDK.



Unmechanical is an award-winning 2.5D side-scroller which combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. The game had humble beginnings as a student project and since then both game and team has grown. Unmechanical focuses on accessible controls that makes it easy to pick up and play, and challenges you with a wide range of challenging puzzles.

On a bright and sunny day you're spirited away by a network of coiled pipes into a mysterious underworld. You find yourself in a strange environment that pulsates from mechanic and organic machinery alike, and your journey to freedom begins. Flying freely through the odd and fantastic surroundings, a powerful tractor beam lets you pick up objects and interact with the world.

Your quest for freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while it's easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed. On your adventure you might also begin to understand what it all means-The underworld may be more than it seems, the fateful descent more than just chance, and you might not be entirely alone after all...

Features:
  • Intuitive and simple controls, applied to a great range of interactions.
  • A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere.
  • More than 30 unique puzzles, including logic-, physics-, and memory- oriented.
  • Uncover a very dark secret through strange clues and fantastic events.
  • Over three hours of puzzle-solving and exploration.


Metascore: 76

You can play the free demo of Unmechanical for the US, the UK and Belgium powered by OnLive.

Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness

Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness is a casual hidden object puzzle adventure game published and developed by Cerasus Media.



Antarctica, 1931: An expedition team is found dead at the foot of a mad and mysterious mountain range. Only a young student is missing. The polar researcher Lynn Morgan follows his tracks to find out what has happened to him. Has he fallen victim to insanity?

During their trek to the other side of the mountains, Lynn and her mentor, the renowned Professor William Dyer, make a discovery that seems to bring all previous beliefs into question: A fallen thousand-year-old city, its monumental structures and epic secrets frozen in eternal ice. None of Dyer's hypotheses can explain the city's existence: Who or what haunts this place? Is it the creation of an unknown primitive people? Ancient Spirits? Or worse...

An adventure based on the masterful novel by H. P. Lovecraft. An expedition into a mysterious past. Take a dive into this fantastic journey and discover the terrors lurking around in the Mountains of Madness.

Features:
  • Adventure-style hidden object gameplay.
  • Thousands of clues.
  • Thrilling mini-games.
  • Amazing soundtrack.



You can play the free demo of Mystery Stories: Mountains of Madness for the US, the UK and Belgium powered by OnLive.

1 comment:

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    Defeat is not final wen we fall down,
    Its final wen we refuse to get up...

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