Bloody Roar 3 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
"Let loose the dogs of war!" would have taken on new meaning if one of the characters in Bloody Roar 3 could assume a canine form. Within this game, developed by Hudson Soft and published in the U.S. by Activision, characters assume the powers of their inner beasts and enter intense melee battles. There are 12 different characters to choose from. Like its also-Hudson Soft-spawned predecessors, Bloody Roar 3 is a fast-action fighting game featuring a host of fighters who have the ability to transform into creatures, mostly based on different terrestrial animals. By winning battles and exercising each character's abilities, players can learn in-game secrets and unlock special moves. Four different play modes -- Arcade; VS Battle; Survival; and Practice -- are available to the player. Deformable geometry, breakaway walls, and intense special effects add a degree of intensity to what would already have been furious battle scenes.