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PC Preview - 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Thomas Leaf on April 29, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Supreme Ruler 2010 is not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. You control the agenda of your region as you maintain its economy, grow the support of your population, and strive to influence your neighbors. Through skilled management your influence and popularity will grow.... Will you be a successful diplomat, who can increase your power through an incredibly flexible diplomacy model, or will you be a ruthless and ambitious ruler that lets your tanks and missiles speak for you?

PS2 Preview - 'La Pucelle: Tactics'

by Thomas Wilde on April 27, 2004 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad.

Xbox Preview - 'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy'

by Eric on April 26, 2004 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

As Geller, players must conquer a programmed super soldier army and its psychic agents while using Psi powers. In addition to Psi capabilities, players have access to traditional weapons such as handguns and automatic weaponry. As players strategically navigate seven huge immersive levels within four distinct compounds, they encounter multiple ways to solve missions, which greatly adds to the replay value.

PC Preview - 'World of WarCraft'

by Mark Crump on April 18, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game. Read more to check out our preview, part 1.

Xbox Preview - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 17, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.

PC Preview - 'Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicles'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 15, 2004 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

High-tension Battle : The graphic concept of Lineage II is made up assuming that there is a tremendous siege by dozens of charaters which has the most advanced 3D details like those in fighting games. Rampart standing high in the way of surging forces, Plains overlooked by one riding on dragon high in the sky, Archers on the rampart sniping at the coming enemy from far place. These powerful scene will be produced with the latest 3D technology.

Xbox Preview - 'Hitman: Contracts'

by Thomas Wilde on April 13, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspense-filled missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect kill and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases your 'work' in brutal detail and brings the new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

PC Preview - 'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II'

by Nathan Mourfield on April 9, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Soldiers is a third-person tactical action complete with a stunning 3D visual engine. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, gameplay delivers extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios. Commanding a highly trained team of special forces behind enemy lines, your job is to get them in, execute the mission your way and get out - fast!

PS2 Preview - 'Transformers'

by Thomas Wilde on April 8, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found. We take a closer look at an almost complete build ...

PC Preview - 'City of Heroes'

by Mark Crump on April 7, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

PS2 Preview - 'Hitman: Contracts'

by Geson Hatchett on March 31, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspense-filled missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect kill and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases your 'work' in brutal detail and brings the new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Conan: The Dark Axe'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 27, 2004 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends.

PC Preview - 'Beyond Divinity'

by Velvey on March 26, 2004 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Beyond Divinity is Larian Studios’ new role playing game set in the award-winning Divinity universe. In Beyond Divinity, you become soul-forged with a Death Knight. Your fate is to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil, unless you can undo this curse. You and your unlikely companion embark on a great adventure to unlock the secret of riftrunning... your only answer to this life of darkness! Read more for our beta build impressions ...

PC Preview - 'Chaos League'

by Thomas Leaf on March 23, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Chaos League is a fantasy sports game in which teams of nine players compete in a brutal field sport. Controlled using a real time strategy interface, the object of the game is simple: put the ball in the opponent's end-zone. The rules are equally simple: do it any way you can. And if that includes issuing commands such as 'stamp', 'facial kick' or 'ball of fire'... well, so be it. Just as long as you win. We had a chance to play around with an early build, read more for our first impressions ...

PS2 Preview - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Thomas Wilde on March 22, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 20, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage.

PC Preview - 'Panzers'

by Mark Crump on March 18, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers! We got the chance to play with an early build, read more to find out how it went ...

PC Preview - 'Alpha Black Zero'

by Nathan Mourfield on March 17, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Alpha Black Zero is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong Artificial intelligence, will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels. We had a chance to play a press build, and were literally blown away ...

PC Preview - 'Syberia II'

by ToAstA on March 16, 2004 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Syberia II will be the second and final installment of Kate Walker's joint adventures with Hans Voralberg. After leaving behind all her worldly possessions with the sole purpose in joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey, Kate's role will undergo a remarkable change. From being the pursuant, she becomes Hans' main acolyte, his support to attain the elapsed terra firma of the mammoths. We got the chance to play a near final build, so read more for our preview ..

PC Preview - 'CSI: Dark Motives'

by Judy on March 14, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

CSI: Dark Motives is a first-person adventure game that will test players' nerves and intellect as they examine crime scenes, question witnesses and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. The new CSI PC game features a number of gameplay improvements including in-depth evidence examination, scalable difficulty and more interactive lab functionality. CSI: Dark Motives will once again feature the likenesses and voices of the entire CSI cast. Read more for a full preview!