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'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Purge Jihad' Released - Trial Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Jihad is an online-only PC computer game. It is a hybrid First-Person-Shooter / Role-Playing-Game set in the near future accounting a war between the diametrically opposed forces of science-fiction (the Order) and fantasy (the Chosen). Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Using ESD (Electronic Software Distribution), Purge Jihad is offered in both a free (unregistered) and paid (registered) mode. "We are allowing everyone to have fun together," explains Freeform's Lead Artist Joerg Ecker. "Unregistered and registered players can play together on the same server." The free, unregistered trial includes the full game without any time limits but is simply limited to 4 classes. Registered players will have access to all 8 classes.

GBA Review - 'Gameboy Advance SP'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

And now for something completely different. Over here at WorthPlaying we usually focus our efforts to review and preview the multitude of PC and console games that come out every week, but exceptions can be made here and there for certain products. One such product is Nintendo’s Gameboy Advance SP, which at first glance seems too similar to the original Gameboy Advance to garner a purchase. However, upon closer inspection the GBA SP wildly surpasses the original version, with a slew of features that the original GBA simply doesn’t have.

PC Preview - 'Painkiller'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. After our initial preview we had a chance to check out an updated build and here is the result!