The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.
Take control of Banjo, Kazooie, and other characters from the beloved Banjo-Kazooie franchise in one of the most visually stunning, well-tuned racing experiences ever to come to Game Boy Advance. Soar through the skies in custom vehicles, racing on tracks filled with power-ups, obstacles, and more. Up here, the air is Rare!
The forces of evil you thought you defeated in Champions of Norrath are back and ready to be stomped on all over again in Champions: Return to Arms. You can import your old characters from Champions of Norrath and level them up even more, or make a new hero from one of seven classes. Hone your skills, amass treasure, and learn powerful spells with up to three other players, either online or with the aid of the multitap.
Enigma: Rising Tide Gold Edition puts gamers back in the Captain's seat with new missions and new weapons for the most exciting naval command simulation. The Gold Edition features the base game and all support updates, a fully repurposed interface for improved functionality, newly remodeled ships with improved textures, more dynamic special effects, and improved voice command performance.
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
In Nanobreaker's futuristic world, Nano technology was originally developed to enrich humankind, but the nanomachines suddenly went awry. The machines began to harvest the blood of humans and the iron of buildings in an effort to construct an army of monster machines. It's up to the player to combat this threat and save the world from apocalypse.
Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays.
Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.
by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.
Can you smoke Schumi? Grow your racing career as you burn rubber against different opponents throughout the world until you may finally smoke the fastest of them all. Test your reflexes, and your mettle, on 17 intensely realistic tracks spanning the globe, from the U.S. to Cuba to Japan to Europe.
Scrapland is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.
In this tale, good and evil have now transposed, resulting in chaos and turmoil. Having fallen under the spell of wicked magic, a new Dark Master now threatens the land and only six warriors, male and female descendants of the Titans, can stop him in his quest to destroy all that can be used to return peace and stability.
by Gordy Wheeler on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
The Tastan people surrendered to extinction many years ago; their only legacy being the legendary Tastan Tombs. Much speculation surrounds the tombs, some say they hold invaluable treasure, while others believe great wealth may be attained through the technology left behind by this advanced race.
In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans follow the Baudelaire orphans as their luck goes from awfully bad to incredibly worse. Based on the popular book series and the upcoming movie starring Jim Carrey, this treacherous tale allows players to experience the eccentric adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world.
by Kris Graft on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe.
The stars of the hit Cartoon Network series Full Metal Alchemist finally make their North American video game debut in Square-Enix’s Full Metal Alchemist and the Broken Angel. Use alchemy to make the whole world into your weapon, and guide Edward and Alphonse Elric through swarms of deadly chimeras. Will they come one step closer to finding the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, or will this be their last adventure?
Metal Slug Advance will feature five, all-new, action-packed missions plus diverse areas and rugged terrain including subterranean dungeons such as mysterious ruins, limestone caverns, and lava zones. As an added bonus, Metal Slug Advance will feature 100 different METAL SLUG E-cards to enhance player's abilities and assist them in the completion of their missions.
Zoo Keeper is a puzzler making use of the touch screen, you tap the NDS stylus to swap the positions of animals on the screen to create lines of three or more of the same type. These animals are then "captured," allowing other animals to fall into their place. Zoo Keeper includes a variety of play modes to ensure that gamers have depth of gameplay.
by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will challenge players like no other DBZ game before. Begin with an all-new single player “Dragon World” that opens the story to new match-ups, surprising character appearances, and missions that will amaze. You can also battle your friends in multiplayer “VS.” and “Tournament” modes. If your will and skill prevail, you will come face-to-face with Buu, the most lethal of all DBZ villains. Do you have what it takes not only to survive, but to dominate?
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Jan. 27, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe.
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