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Xbox Review - 'Mafia'

by Agustin on March 30, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies.

PC Review - 'Far Cry'

by Eric on March 29, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment.

PS2 Review - 'Nightshade'

by Thomas Wilde on March 29, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

This “side story” to SEGA’s popular “Shinobi™” invites players to live out the events following Hotsuma’s victory over Hiruko’s evil minions. But like all things, victory is fleeting, and an evil such as Hiruko’s is not so easily vanquished. Just as Tokyo begins the slow and tedious process of repairs, a new rift opens between Earth and the demon realm.

Xbox Review - 'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 28, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland.

PS2 Review - 'Lifeline'

by Hank on March 27, 2004 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lifeline is a heart-pounding action adventure set high above Earth in the futuristic surroundings of a space station hotel. Players will begin LifeLine by finding themselves mysteriously trapped in the hotel’s security monitor room. In the first-ever voice activated action adventure, players must work together with their virtual partner by verbally directing them through numerous obstacles and challenges including deadly duels with horrifying creatures.

PC Review - 'EverQuest: Gates of Discord'

by Mark Crump on March 26, 2004 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The greatest threat to the world of Norrath has been unleashed in EverQuest! The lost continent of Taelosia has been discovered and a massive assault force, the Legion of Mata Muram, is creating chaos and devastation on this once peaceful continent!

PS2 Review - 'Firefighter F.D.18'

by Geson Hatchett on March 25, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Firefighter F.D.18 includes realistic simulations of fire, backdrafts, flashovers and chemical explosions. Stepping into the shoes of everyday hero McGregor, players must use their skills to face the raging flames and rescue those in danger.

PC Review - 'Battlefield Vietnam'

by Mark Crump on March 25, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lock and load your M-16 and grab your flak jacket, it's time to hit the jungle in Battlefield Vietnam. The Battlefield franchise is moving to a new era equipped with more firepower and beautiful yet ferocious new combat settings. Staying true to the over-the-top, action-packed multiplayer style that gave Battlefield 1942 its critical and commercial success, Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles.

PS2 Review - 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The anticipated sequel has arrived. Embark on a new adventure in Baldur's Gate and brave terrible dangers in search of fortune, glory, and power. Face a multitude of sinister enemies while traveling through many spectacular environments in this action-packed fantasy game. Rid the lands of chaos, mastering skills, spells, and deadly weapons … the fate of thousands hangs in the balance.

Xbox Review - 'Breakdown'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 23, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Breakdown is a science fiction thriller combining the best elements of shooters and fighters into a comprehensive first-person action/adventure game. Breakdown’s intense storyline is revealed through its high-end, real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the gameplay experience. The game features fierce hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat, challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I. and massive, detailed environments for exploration.

PC Review - 'Alien Blast: The Encounter'

by Justin on March 22, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Alien Blast: The Encounter your mission is to defend allied planets against the alien raid. Far from the reaches of your solar system, you are alone on an assignment to battle the alien horde. As a member of the allied forces, everyone is relying on you. Most of your forces have been destroyed, and this will be your most difficult mission yet. It's up to you to defend the planet against the Alien onslaught.

Xbox/PC Review - 'MVP Baseball 2004'

by Eric on March 20, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before.

Xbox Review - '007: Everything or Nothing'

by Corey Owen on March 18, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world.

PC Review - 'Firestarter'

by Ben Zackheim on March 16, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Firestarter is set in the near future, in the year 2010. A malicious virus has infected a virtual reality machine, the FireStarter. The intruding program has caused the computer to malfunction. The rules of the simulation have been altered in a potentially deadly manner, with the player's consciousness trapped inside. There is only one possible way to escape, by completing the game within a period of 48 virtual hours. The penalty for failing to do so is the ultimate one - real death.

Gamecube Review - 'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 15, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Wanted Dead or Alive'

by Justin on March 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Combining third person action, horse-riding and sneak’em up assassination with a cinematography inspired rail shooter FPS mode, Wanted Guns is a story driven action game for the PC set in Mexico and the Wild West during the American Civil War. You play as Reverend Devlin, an unforgiving priest whose dubious past as former leader of Los Gauchos, a Mexican gang of gold-thieving gunslingers, has finally come back to haunt him. Doesn't sound too bad now does it? Well, you're wrong, it's worse ...

PS2 Review - 'Winning Eleven 7'

by Hank on March 13, 2004 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Winning Eleven 7 represents a mammoth step forward for the popular soccer series, with every aspect of the game massively reworked, now featuring 100 teams, 21 stadiums, new player models and key additions to the Master League. Winning Eleven 7 also utilizes an all-new custom designed engine that allows for greater flexibility and customization than ever before. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Steel Battalion: Line of Contact'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 12, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Steel Battalion – Line of Contact gives players the opportunity to once again use the most elaborate controller interface ever created to partake in futuristic military warfare. Ultra realistic visual effects and mech battles in the first or third person perspective create the ultimate mechanized military combat experience. Time to drag the massive SB controller out of the closet, read more for our full & lenghty review (thanks to SBC for the screens assitance).

Xbox Review - 'Ninja Gaiden'

by Thomas Leaf on March 11, 2004 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

PS2 Review - '007: Everything or Nothing'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 11, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world.