Steam Custom Images: PlayStation, ePSXe, Gran Turismo, Moto Racer

Steam icon 48x48Steam now allows you to set custom images for all items in your library, including non-Steam games. Here are a few images I have made for myself derived from official artworks and images found on Google Image Search. If you are the copyright holder or original artist and wish me to remove an image, please contact me.

These PlayStation images are the latest updates to the full list of Steam custom images.

The first item in the list is a PNG template that I’m using for all my PlayStation games.

PlayStation Steam template
PlayStation Steam template
ePSXe 1.7.0
ePSXe 1.7.0
Gran Turismo PlayStation
Gran Turismo PlayStation
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
Moto Racer PlayStation
Moto Racer PlayStation
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Supercar Challenge (2009, Racing Simulation Game, PS3 exclusive) – 8/10 review

Executive Producer: Mark Cale
Consultant Car Handling & Race: Bruno Senna
Tiff Needell:
Game Designer: Mark Cale
Game Designer: Dave Thompson
Game Designer: Gareth Wright

Supercar Challenge (2009)

8/10

The main problem with Supercar Challenge is clear; it’s the full-price charge for DLC-size additional content for Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (two new tracks, three additional track layouts, about a dozen new cars). However, this is to overlook the improvements that have been delivered in every area (especially the sixteen-player online racing) and the sweet driving simulation experience that has been carried over intact from the previous game. The most important change gameplay-wise is the ability to choose your own car for the central Challenge mode allowing you to form a relationship with and intimate understanding of your chosen steed (because, unlike almost all other racing games, each car feels different). While the game can be a challenge at times, the driving experience is so satisfying (in a car you like) that battling around in any position is rewarding and overtaking or pressuring the AI into convincing mistakes, especially (grrr) Lorenz Gerber, is absolutely wonderful.

Classified 3+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 3 or over.

Links

Supercar Challenge custom livery competition winners

 

Eutechnyx and System 3 ran a competition for custom livery creators to get their designs into Ferrari Challenge successor Supercar Challenge and I won with the following designs. The text link takes you to more pictures and a discussion of the creation of the livery while the picture link shows you a larger picture.

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (2006, Third-Person Action RPG Game, PS3 exclusive) – 6/10 review

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (2006)

6/10

It looks quite nice (the characters fluttering cloaks and all the water / acid effects are superb and it does run in 720p unlike a lot of PS3 games) and all the pieces are there to make an entirely satisfactory action RPG. Sadly, that includes the traditional iffy camera that makes bosses much more difficult than they should be (indeed, the last boss is so not fun that I couldn’t be bothered to persist and defeat him) and the rest of the game consisting of splatting, quite enjoyably it has to be said, off-screen monsters.

This game contains extended extreme fantasy and supernatural violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

Heavenly Sword (2007, Third-Person Action Game, PS3 exclusive) – 7/10 review

Heavenly Sword (2007)

7/10

With developers Ninja Theory spending about a year of development (about five) per hour of gameplay and getting the core sword-wielding gameplay to be utterly uninvolving, Heavenly Sword is a significant disappointment. However, there is some real quality here which deserves to be seen and played. The cut-scenes are the best in any game to date thanks to crisp pace, good performances and, gasp!, a sense of humour and humanity which successfully counter-balances our overly-earnest heroine. Backing that up is all of Heavenly Sword‘s outstanding Sixaxis gameplay which comprises about half the game and all the fun.

This game contains mild swear words and abusive dialogue and extended extreme violence with moderate gore, unpleasant scenes.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

Available on PS3.