Fake Games

Zelda Informer was sent these screens which are purportedly from an upcoming Zelda title making its way to the Wii. They're totally fake, as evidenced by the creator later popping up in the Zelda Universe forums and claiming...
I just checked out the rest of the site where that semi-old Travis Touchdown skin for TF 2 is hosted, and I found some cool stuff. Turns out the creators of the skin, MechaWare, also makes their own fan games. I've only tried...
Damn you, Capcom. Why do you tease? This has to be the zillionth time you've advertised a fake game that I'd kill to actually play. Lego Strider, the NES Dark Void port, all just as awesome as (if not more awesome than) your ...
There's been a lot of talk about the brand new, 2D, high-definition Sonic game. It's been something people have wanted for a long time, and the idea that this could be a sort of “Sonic 4” is pretty damn amazing....
Sadly, this article isn't about a Zork remake (not that a text-only game would benefit from bump mapping or bloom lighting) -- I just needed a catchy headline that would attract text adventure enthusiasts. If the phrase "...
Ok, if you aren't some sort of SNK enthusiast, bear with me here. Earlier this year, on April Fool's Day, SNK Playmore announced a game called Star Radish, an 8-bit Neo Geo shmup made by a "Mikadosoft." Everyone tho...
It's highly possible that it is the funniest faux FPS ever, but I've been known to get worked up over incredibly stupid things before. Then again, haven't we all? The Onion has a first-hand report on Close Range, the anticipa...
I know we cried wolf before, but that was for humor's sake. That other stuff? Definitely not even close to looking real, and even Capcom gave us sh*t for posting that. This at least looks like something real, or the intro to...
German gaming blog, called ... uh ... Games Blog, has posted alleged image confirmation of Grand Theft Auto for the Wii. So let's look at what we have here, shall we?The blog claims to have grabbed the images from a non-exist...
The worst part about this video is that it's more or less indistinguishable from a real Wii rip-off product advertisment. Vii, Wii, Pii, they all sound kind of like something you might see peddled at that shady random electro...
A few days ago, a promotion that Microsoft ran for Windows Vista resurfaced on the Internet. It was a drawing for the opportunity to be digitally inserted into Remedy’s Alan Wake and a trip to the Tokyo Game Show to vie...
Motus Corporation is showing off their new Wii-mote look-alike, named Darwin. This sword hilt-looking device is supposed to bring better motion sensing gaming to non-Nintendo systems, including the PC. Technology Review says ...
 There are times in my life where I think I'm going insane. When I'm up late watching Comedy Central and they actually start dropping the f-bomb despite it being basic cable. When I go to a McDonald's and see that they s...
More often than not, modern videogames aren't really about choices. Yeah, we've got branching storylines and local agency, but in pretty much every game there is always a "good" or "best" ending which play...
I just finished reading The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia, and it gave me a pretty unusual (but hopefully interesting) idea for a short, independent game.Initially charting the picaresque adventures of a bed-wetting ...
Hi everybody, I'm new here at Destructoid. My name's Jonathan. Nice to be working with you.Now that we've gotten that out of the way, take a look at this fan-made video depicting what could be a more exciting (and potentially...
Orson Scott Card has been talking about making an Ender's Game videogame pretty much since the novels were first written -- yet, after all this time, we've still got nothing to show for it.Today's fake game, brought to you b...
A few months ago we told you about a Chinese Wii one-off called the Vii. This product steals not only Nintendo's design and control scheme, but also bites from its marketing and advertising model, as it's aimed at families, ...
This week's fake game was conceptualized and attractively Photoshopped by pissedcheese, a man whose alias conjures up all manner of unpleasant mental images. In case Luigi's suit and exclamation didn't clue you in, cheese ca...
Imagine Def Jam: Fight for NY, except awesome. Such is the high concept behind this week's fake game, Hair Band: Fight for LA. Forumite Shining Wave describes the gameplay as such:It's 1988. Kick your ass to the top of the m...
This week's fake game isn't so much of a gameplay conceit as it is a really neat story idea which lends itself to videogame narrative. It's called Enigma, and it's brought to you by Dexter345 with an accompanying Photoshop b...
I must say, this week's fake game is officially one of my favorites we've ever showcased. Submitted by Aoi Tsuki and goddamn brilliantly Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler, Desu Baaru ("Death Ball") combines th...
It's been a while since we've highlighted any mildly sexist game ideas here on Fake Game Friday. Time to remedy that.This week's game idea comes to you courtesy of Twisted Imp (and Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler), wh...
This week's fake game, conceptualized and Photoshopped by forumite ToiletDuck, combines two gaming franchises which -- let's face it -- are more or less made for each other. Cooking Chief: Cook Off, available for the Wii60, c...
Today's fake game comes to you courtesy of forumite BigPopaGamer, and, as always, has been conceptualized in a Photoshop by our own Topher Cantler. It's called Giant Robots Blow Sh*t Up -- and guess what it's about?You know y...
Who hasn't looked at the PS3 Home system and thought to themselves, "You know, the only thing missing here is Bourne Identity-esque intrigue and a gripping, all-pervasive sense of paranoia"? Nobody, that's who. Esp...
GoNintendo found images of what appears to be a Chinese knockoff of Nintendo's Wii, brilliantly name the "Vii". It looks like the creators of this system put the absolute minimum amount of work into the Vii, obvious...
This week's fake game, submitted by fearian (and Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler), is only for the hardcore. And when I say "hardcore," I mean it in the Diablo II sense of the word -- if you die in You See 'E...
Today's fake game comes to you courtesy of Pwn Daddy (with a Photoshop by our own Topher Cantler, of course), and I'd play it in a heartbeat if only to see Mega Man and Mike Haggar on the same screen together. Says the Daddy...
From a title conceptualized by our own Brad Rice and Photoshopped by Topher Cantler, this week's fake game is one for the record books.Considering both Sneak King and BioShock are based off the Unreal 3 engine, why not combin...
I'll admit it -- I've got a soft spot in my heart for extremely flawed games. The Getaway: Black Monday could never be mistaken for a great game, but hell if I don't enjoy it: for in addition to including a heaping helping of...
The specifics of this week's fake game are probably best left to the imagination -- for everyone's sake. Conceptualized by electro lemon, Rayman Raving Rabbids: the MMO may very well have been created solely out of a desire t...
This week's fake game idea and Photoshop come to you courtesy of forumite Alanar -- though I use the word "forumite" loosely, considering the dude only registered to post the following idea.It's called Pokemon Gold...
Let's be honest: who hasn't looked at the vast dunes of Arrakis and thought to themselves, "That's one sand trap I would never get out of"? Most people, probably. But not forumite BetaMaster, whose fetishes for both...
This week's fake game comes to you courtesy of forumite the GAMEGOBLIN, who also Photoshopped the above screenshot. According to Goblin:Three friends, a dumb-ass, a smart-ass, and one who likes to pound ass, are strapped for...
This week's much-belated fake game, created by forumite Chwoka, can be briefly described with the following sentence: "YOU'VE GOT A FREAKIN' TIME MACHINE. AND IT'S AWESOME!"I'm aware that technically, that was one ...
Here at Destructoid, we love it when our readers do the work for us -- case in point, this week's fake game idea. Conceptualized and Photoshopped by forumite BFeld13, it's called Chocobitch Tales (as in, "Is Wayn...
If you don't like this week's fake game idea, blame Aaron Linde -- it was his idea. I could literally not know less about either of these franchises, suffice it to say that I imagine this fake game would involve (A) ...
At first glance, this week's forgotten game might not seem like anything special. The graphics are dated, the story is developed almost entirely through hammy FMV cutscenes, and 99 percent of the overall gameplay takes pl...
This week's fake game is one for the record books, and it's brought to you courtesy of tazarthayoot and, as always, Fronz's mad Photoshop skills. The game is Onimusha: The Game: The Movie: The Game: Starring Jean...