PC Review - 'Half-Life 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 18, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Half-Life 2, the player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people people he cares about are counting on him. Beware of the spoilers...

Gamecube Review - 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2'

by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 18, 2004 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The cast of characters from Down Under has grown, and so has the action! Evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him!

PC Review - 'Codename: Panzers'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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!

PS2 Review - 'Mortal Kombat: Deception'

by Agustin on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action, lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

PS2 Review - 'Shadow Hearts: Covenant'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Amidst the chaos of World War I over a year after the original Shadow Hearts ended, Yuri and Karin embark on an epic journey testing their power and magic skills to combat terrifying creatures and conquer the evil that Rasputin plans to unleash upon the world.

PS2 Review - 'Guilty Gear Isuka'

by Hank on Nov. 15, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces revolutionary upgrades such as 4-player simultaneous fighting, allowing for 2-on-2, 3-on-1 and 2-player co-op battles. The title also adds new characters to a full roster of returning fighters, all-new fight arenas and multiple new modes of play, including an exciting side-scrolling action game called Boost Mode.

Xbox Review - 'Colin McRae Rally 2005'

by Kris Graft on Nov. 14, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Colin McRae Rally 2005 accelerates the series to a blinding speed that captures the sheer adrenaline of edge-of-control rallying and lets you take the stages at speeds a third faster than before. You won't be spinning off unnecessarily either: the stages have been designed to let you use that speed as you hurtle through the detailed international environments. However, crash out and you'll see the individual damage models for each car in action – right down to scraping the paintwork!

PS2 Review - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Alanix on Nov. 13, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

Gamecube Review - 'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams'

by Agustin on Nov. 12, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun!

Xbox Review - 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2'

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The cast of characters from Down Under has grown, and so has the action! Evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him!

PC Review - 'Atlantis Evolution'

by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In 1904, Curtis Hewitt, an adventurous photographer, becomes caught in a vortex that brings him to the heart of the lost city of Atlantis. A stranger in a land of high-end technology and archaic faith, Curtis begins an extraordinary adventure, assisting with the Atlantians' plight for survival as they overthrow their gods. Atlantis Evolution is the first episode of a new Atlantis series, following the original, world-renowned series.

Xbox Review - 'Halo 2'

by Paul Reith on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Halo 2 is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. In Halo 2, the saga continues as Master Chief—a genetically enhanced super-soldier—is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.

PC Review - 'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile'

by Alanix on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.

Xbox Review - 'Scaler'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bobby "Scaler" Jenkins got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor’s evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of…by transforming into one of them. Sneaky, elusive, witty and hysterical – this unexpected hero will keep you guessing just what will happen next!

PS2 Review - 'Neo Contra'

by Hank on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Neo Contra integrates all of the classic shooting gameplay elements that have come to define this renowned series while bringing the experience to a 3D world. Longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise will find classic, fast-paced action as they battle huge bosses who will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. Players will need quick reflexes to dodge enemy attacks as well as access an arsenal of powerful weapons to defeat deadly enemies.

PS2 Review - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

by Inexhist on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players will need to kick, punch and slice their way past Foot Ninjas and the turtles' archenemy, The Shredder, in two exciting game modes - Story and Battle Nexus. The four-player cooperative Story Mode is based on the FoxBox's TMNT Season 2, with individual player's performance and selection affecting the story line. The Battle Nexus Mode offers slick head-to-head action.

Xbox Review - 'Second Sight'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bringing a new dimension to stealth action games, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.

Xbox Review - 'Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders'

by Kris Graft on Nov. 7, 2004 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS2 Review - 'Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends'

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 7, 2004 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Xtreme Legends allows the player to continue from the original version by adding four new legendary warriors with unique new stories and multiple endings. New battle scenarios from the era are added as are new weapons, skills and items. When Samurai Warriors is "re-mixed" with Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends, new characterisations are added to the stories of other characters and characterisations from Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends will appear in the original storylines

GBA Review - 'Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 6, 2004 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django is the second installment in the popular Boktai franchise bringing back one of the most innovative features to be implemented into a video game - the signature solar sensor technology, which incorporates natural sunlight into gameplay.