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.
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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 ...
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.
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 ..
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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.
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!
After the release of both Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader, Firefly Studios turns their attention away from this successful series in favor of something a little different, and much more lighthearted. So what is Space Colony all about? Let’s take a look at a beta build of the game and find out.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! We had the chance to check out an early build, read more for the result ...
In this suspenseful, story-driven adventure you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides the main character seems to have nearly a limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. The mix of humor and violence works very well though, keeping you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and in fright. We recently had a look at an early build ... read more for the result!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening ... again! Due in stores next week, we had a chance to take a quick peek ...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. We took our build for a spin, read more to find out how it went...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Choose from 20 tracks, 24 vehicles and three difficulty levels. Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends.
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