Rockstar Table Tenis
Publisher Rockstar Games | Developer Rockstar | Format Xbox 360 | Release 2006
Yes, just in case you spent the mid-2000s in a cave/basement/ enchanted forest, Rockstar once made an Xbox 360 sports game. A vitally important one at that: Table Tennis started out as a tech demo for the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), which would go on to power GTAIV, GTAV and Red Dead Redemption.
Only two modes were present – exhibition and tournament. Both are self-explanatory, and there’s not much longevity to it when revisited now, but ‘Focus’ remains a neat feature. Charge your shots and the focus meter increases; when full, your shots become more precise for a limited time. A bit like John Marston in Dead Eye, but with significantly fewer bloody body parts flying around.