by Paul Reith on Aug. 27, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Activision organized a press event this week to give us the opportunity to get an in-depth look, and here are our first, second, and third impressions ...
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 26, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys.
by Paul Reith on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Fight Club, a "no-holds-barred" fighting game, will portray the brutality of street fighting while encompassing the action and story elements from the movie with intense visuals, untraditional moves, and bare-knuckle destruction. At a recent press event we had a chance to check out the game, read more for our impressions..
by Eric on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Read on for our updated impressions ...
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 24, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Yager features a of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns.
Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars also supports a multiplayer mode: team up with friends on a single PC or across a LAN or internet connection and take on all rivals in a last animal standing competition!
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 23, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Trigger Man is a 3rd person, mission-based action/adventure game that immerses the player in the role of an underworld hit man. Trigger Man takes players to the seamy loading docks and glitzy casinos that are frequented by the 'capos', 'consiglieri' and the 'made men' of two warring families.
by Paul Reith on Aug. 20, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the new action platformer reveals a hilarious storyline that showcases the creative input of award-winning animation filmmaker Jordan Reichek of Perky Pickle Studios and introduces innovative features, including the ingenious pairing of Crash with his longtime nemesis Dr. Cortex in an unprecedented new dual gameplay mechanic.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Sly 2: Band of Thieves breaks the rules of convention and truly immerses gamers into a world with no laws or boundaries. It's an exciting new adventure that charges gamers of all ages, skills and interests with a fun, uninhibited playground right at their fingertips.
by Paul Reith on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under
"MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf" continues the massive destructible environments, intense combat and addictive online multiplayer gameplay that gamers have been praising since "MechAssault" first hit Xbox. Continuing in the 31st century, "MechAssault 2" allows gamers to encounter entirely new experiences in the epic BattleTech world. This third-person action/shooter game defines immense destruction taken to another level, as each environment in the game's five worlds is fully destructible.
by Paul Reith on Aug. 16, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Spy Fiction is a fully 3D stealth-action game combining exciting espionage action with a thrilling storyline. Spy Fiction delivers a brand new experience with the ability to steal identifying characteristics and assume the identity of any character in the game.
by Ricardo Chimal on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under
In Tribes: Vengeance’s single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. The player is given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects.
by Paul Reith on Aug. 8, 2004 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Phantom Brave improves upon the tactical gameplay found in Disgaea and La Pucelle in every way. Its redone, open-ended battle system is limited only by the user’s imagination. If you fell in love with Disgaea, you definitely won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be this year’s best Strategy RPG.
Set in Hazzard County, step into the shoes of Bo and Luke Duke as they race to win prize money in order to save the local orphanage from Boss Hogg’s latest crooked scheme. Just like the television show, The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee is filled with wild off-road action, gravity-defying stunts and adrenaline-pumping car chases.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Guilty Gear X2 # Reload revives the fighting tournament designed to find humans skilled enough to thwart the Gear threat. Take over 20 playable fighters, with 6 outrageous new characters. Use electrifying new moves and features, like Psych Burst, Faultless Defense, the all-new Burst Gauge system and more. The popular fighting franchise makes its debut on Xbox with head-to-head Xbox Live support!
Set 50 years after the War of Heroes, players assume the role of a general in a fantasy battlefield. Players must fight alongside their troops and use catapults, dragons or any means necessary to crush the Dark Legions and put an end to the terror they've unleashed on the sacred Holy Grounds. Read more and check our indepth preview...
by Thomas Wilde on July 31, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under
ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.
by Mark Crump on July 29, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under
"Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.
by Justin on July 28, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Sailing has never been for the fainthearted. However, with this latest version of Virtual Skipper, it doesn’t matter if you are an inexperienced or skilful navigator, you are joyfully transported from the colourful horizons of Sydney, to the choppy English Channel around the Isle of Wight… the worldwide waterways have never looked so good.