Get gruesome with the original Hellraiser
Spare a thought for Clive Barker. Despite his stories being the perfect backdrop for gruesome gaming, few people bothered to play the first adventure based on his dark work the underrated Undying and his second foray into digital scaremongering, Demonik, was canned before it even reached stores.
But while Jericho doesnt boast the depth or slickness of recent release BioShock, its nonetheless a clever take on squad-based skirmishes and will delight gorehounds and shooting fans alike.
Uniquely, Jericho allows players to instantly switch between the members of a super-powered team of soldiers, each boasting unique powers such as telekinesis, pyrokinesis, mind-control and supernatural sniping. Moreover, while team blasters are de rigueur these days, Jerichos ballsy heroes boast more personality than the khaki-clad cannon fodder found in most wartime shooters, quickly fostering an emotional link between players and their digital buddies that will keep you hooked until the last monsters been packed-off back to hell.
Crucially, fans of Barkers tales will also feel right at home with Jerichos visceral visuals, the games gore-soaked ancient ruins and kinky, bondage-loving, knife-wielding zombies helping to set the game apart in a crowded market.