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PS2 Preview - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Read more for the full preview ....

PC Preview - 'Breed'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the players perceived freedom within the game world. Read more to check out for the full preview ...

PS2 Preview - 'Bloody Roar 4'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 3, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimate beast-fighter champion! Read more to find out how we enjoyed playing with our build ... or not ...

PS2 Preview - 'XIII'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

PC Preview - 'Horizons'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. Read more to check out the preview based on having had the chance to play a recent build.

Xbox Preview - 'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge'

by Eric on Sept. 29, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

“Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low-to-the-ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single- and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend.

PC Preview - 'War Times'

by GreyOoze on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

War Times takes real time strategy to a new level as you follow the tumultuous era of the 2nd World War through Germany, Great Britain, the USA and the USSR. You can play up each nation’s unique strategies in their attack and defense as you trudge through Europe’s war zones. All campaigns are based on historical events – bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight! What does this soon to be released real time strategy game set in World War II have to offer the genre? We received a fairly advanced beta of the game to see for ourselves.

PC/Xbox Preview - 'XIII'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank. We had a chance to evaluate a recent build, read more to find out how it went ...

PC Preview - 'Age of Mythology: The Titans'

by GreyOoze on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Poised to be released almost a year after the original game, The Titans expansion for Age of Mythology offers several worthy additions to an already highly regarded game. What can we expect from The Titans, and how will it make a good game even better? We check out a nearly complete preview of the game to find out.

PS2 Preview - 'Castlevania: Lament of Innocence'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in the 11th Century, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence thrusts players ten centuries into the past and casts them in the role of Leon Belmont, the forefather of the legendary Belmont Clan and the first in the family’s long line of vampire hunters. With social and political activities operating under the oppressive grip of clergy during the Crusades, Leon is a nobleman about to be engaged to his beloved Sara. However, when his young lover disappears one fateful evening, Leon sets out to rescue her. We got hold of a recent build and passed it on to our resident (evil) Castlevania freak. Read more for his findings ..

PC Preview - 'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi'

by Justin on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Delivering a blend of atmospheric survival horror and intense first-person shooter action, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi immerses players in the terror of an ancient, gothic castle full of vampires. With the monstrous undead lurking around every corner, players must search through the shadowy halls and dank dungeons of a massive castle to free their imprisoned friends and family...failure to rescue the prisoners will not only result in their death, but in the resurrection of an ancient supernatural being who will threaten all of mankind. We recently checked out a build for Idol FX's upcoming title, read more to find out how it went ...

PC Preview - 'Law & Order II: Double or Nothing'

by Judy on Sept. 20, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Law & Order II: Double or Nothing offers a unique blend of adventure and mystery as it explores the intricate worlds of criminal investigation and legal prosecution. With game play divided between the investigation and trial, the player experiences the storyline from a variety of angles. Legacy Interactive provided us with a build, so read more for our preliminary findings ...

PC Preview - 'Silent Storm'

by GreyOoze on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. This upcoming strategy game features turn based tactical combat with an emphasis on character creation and development. Check out this preview of the game, based around a surprising late beta build of the game.

PC/PS2 Preview - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Read more for the full preview ...

PC Preview - 'American Conquest: Fight Back'

by GreyOoze on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Scheduled for release in early October, this stand-alone expansion to last year's American Conquest adds the standard new nations, units, and campaigns to the mix, along with a brand new mode of play. We take a look at an advanced beta build of the game to see how things are coming along...

PC/PS2 Preview - 'Fire Warrior'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. THQ was so kind to let us have a taste of the title, read more to find out how it went ...

Xbox Preview - 'Roadkill'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. In the game, players collect salvaged parts -- which upgrade the 30 vehicles with items such nitrous thrust and armor plating -- to unlock secret features and help explore the world in a search for hidden blueprints. We took our build for a ride around town, read more to find out how it went ...

PS2 Preview - 'The Simpsons: Hit & Run'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?

PS2 Preview - 'SWAT: Global Strike Team'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.

PC/Xbox/PS2 Preview - 'Secret Weapons Over Normandy'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? We took to the unfriendly skies with our beta build ... read more to find out how it went!