Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.
by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 31, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains.
by Geson Hatchett on May 30, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow will feature a blend of fast-paced action and adventure in which you will slash and hack their way through a dozen locations, with fully interactive levels and varied gameplay. Action will take place in a variety of lush, immersive settings, including burning buildings, wrecked ships, and misty moonlit caves.
by Geson Hatchett on May 30, 2005 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of Spider-Man AND a super-villain in an original storyline. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled.
by Gordy Wheeler on May 29, 2005 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!
Want to play the bad guy in Paragon City? Turn the tide on all the heroes and heroines and lead your crime syndicate into battle in the impressive 3D backdrop of Paragon City.
by Thomas Wilde on May 28, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Oblivion is the quintessential role-playing game for the next generation and another leap forward in gaming. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.
Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.
Alphonse and Edward Elric return in Full Metal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir. With streamlined gameplay and smoother, more sophisticated cel-shaded graphics, FMA2 strives to deliver an improved version of the first entry's brawling gameplay. Fans of the anime will be delighted to see 30 minutes of original animation from BONES, more character art, full voice acting by the cast of the Cartoon Network series, and a blend of original story and scenarios adapted from the manga and anime.
Tabula Rasa is the latest massively multiplayer entertainment experience to come from the legendary creative mind of Richard Garriott and the all-star team of industry professionals at Destination Games. Developed from the ground up to be stable, fast and fun, Tabula Rasa represents a refreshing new approach to the design of multiplayer online games.
by Thomas Wilde on May 27, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.
Young warrior Edda's life is forever changed when he meets the mysterious Kirika. Players will embark on an epic journey through the most evil-infested areas of the world, utilizing powerful weaponry and magic to avert the threat, unlocking 24 playable characters from the Arc The Lad series in the process.
Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.
Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend hopes to restore the Tomb Raider franchise to the prestige it had years ago. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.
by Corey Owen on May 25, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure game with role-playing elements for gamers of all ages and skill levels. From legendary game developer Rare, Kameo: Elements of Power sends players on a magical and epic journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-warrior action.
When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.
by Thomas Wilde on May 25, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...
Where do you take an aging platformer franchise that's still got a big following? You apparently turn it into a racing game, and a rather cool-looking one. Then you sneak an action game onto the PSP, starring your franchise's amusing sidekick. Jak X: Combat Racing and Daxter will be able to link up in a way never before seen in Sony products, letting fans unlock even more bonus material and extra gameplay.
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