The year is 2113 and the Earth has been laid waste by a botched scientific experiment, leaving the way open for an ambitious, amoral, scum-sucking mercenary (that's you) to loot what you can from the dead world. There are 15 huge levels to complete, each set in a specific environment, like an abandoned subway or a volcano, and each has a specific mission to accomplish - apart from getting the hell out, of course.
The graphics are the first surprise, because they are good - very good. The locations are crisp and detailed and the light-sourcing allows for some impressive effects. It will also take you a long time to complete since this is one of the toughest games around. Once you have mastered the analogue controls of your craft, you can experience a real 360-degree head-rush.
Yet not everything is rosy. For a start, your craft is not exactly speedy; instead of screaming through tunnels, as the intro proclaims, your progress often resembles a sedate stroll.
This is a fairly minor quibble, though, and if you want one of the most beautiful games on the PlayStation, then Forsaken is for you.
On release, pounds 44.99 Matt JenkinsReuse content