PC Review - 'Vietcong Fist Alpha'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 5, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Placing you in the highlands of Vietnam, Vietcong Fist Alpha brings 7 brand new single player missions as well as 8 new multi-player maps to expand that jungle experience of Vietnam in 1967. With 6 new weapons as well as bayonets for weapons and machetes along with even more artillery raining shells down on both US and NVA alike, Vietcong Fist Alpha also brings the ubiquitous B52 Bomber and F-105 Thunderchief and F4 Phantom fighters into play.

PC Review - 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 4, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters.

GBA Review - 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

by Agustin on March 4, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is an action game that will allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. Ten years after John Connor helped save mankind from annihilation, the inevitable has occurred: The mechanized Tech-Com forces have risen, and war between man and machine has begun...

PS2 Review - 'Rise to Honor'

by Hank on March 3, 2004 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rise to Honor engrosses gamers in the story of Kit Yun (Jet Li) who is the trusted bodyguard of Boss Chiang, the leader of one of Hong Kong’s notorious crime gangs. As Chiang is assassinated, he whispers his dying wish to Kit…to deliver an important message to Chiang’s estranged daughter Michelle in San Francisco. By fulfilling Chiang’s wish, Kit becomes entangled in a web of alliances and hidden agendas that unveil a great struggle between his sense of duty and honor.

PC Review - 'Navy Seals 2: Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

by Nathan Mourfield on March 3, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

As a Navy SEAL, you’ll push your stamina and strength beyond your physical and mental limits, ready to lay down your life in service of your country. Be prepared (or be the victim), as you navigate the rough terrain of Iraq, North Korea, and Bosnia, assessing and executing your objectives in three combative missions through 10 massive levels. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 2, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players take the role of Harry Potter as he arrives for his first year at Hogwarts and embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery of the Sorcerer's Stone. An adventure full of fun and magic, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone allows players to explore a variety of multi-layered 3D environments. The game includes encounters with many of the characters familiar to readers of the fiction, including Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore, and his nemesis Draco Malfoy.

PC Review - 'PlanetSide: Core Combat'

by Mark Crump on March 1, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

PlanetSide: Core Combat adds a new style of gameplay to PlanetSide with head-to-head urban warfare, testing players’ skills as they react quickly to enemy troops in high-adrenaline fire-fights in subterranean alien complexes. With six new underground war zones, additional weapons, vehicles, and enhanced empire bonuses, Core Combat creates a new dimension for players to master in PlanetSide’s all-hours-of-the-day online conflict.

GBA Review - 'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma'

by Agustin on March 1, 2004 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees.

PC Review - 'Two Thrones'

by Nathan Mourfield on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Two Thrones takes place in the years between 1337 and 1490, in a time where nobility and the church held the power. Noble families in France and England are engaged in an epic war for the control of the Two Thrones of the kingdoms, a battle that will define the future of the medieval Europe. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Mafia'

by Hank on Feb. 25, 2004 @ 2:49 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.

PS2 Review - 'Wrath Unleashed'

by Hank on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'NHL Rivals 2004'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hockey fans will be able to settle old grudge matches and create new rivalries online using Xbox Live. Gamers will be able to track individual and team stats, leader boards and win/loss records as well as support cooperative, team, ranked and non-ranked play. With Xbox Live, gamers will be able to download quarterly roster updates, All-Star game rosters and updated player ratings. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 23, 2004 @ 1:49 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 ...

NGC/PS2/Xbox Review - 'Sonic Heroes'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 23, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SEGA’s legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic multi-platform debut and embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist in “Sonic Heroes.” Sonic and his friends have evolved, adopting a configuration feature that lets gamers control three playable characters simultaneously, using Sonic’s speed, Knuckles’ power, and Tails’ ability to fly, to conquer massive worlds. Our resident Sonic fanatic got his hands on all versions and compared them to eachother, read more to read the full review ...

PC Review - 'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 22, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SpellForce is the latest creation of Phenomic Games, the team behind the world-famous "Settlers" series. SpellForce marries the RPG and RTS genres together to give an Innovative new game experience. SpellForce takes place in an awe-inspiring 3D environment. The player can control huge armies via an isometric view and then zoom into a first person mode to control individual units. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'NFL Street'

by Hank on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NFL STREET features fast-paced, 7-on-7 gameplay where players high step, pitch, and crush their way down the field. Choose from 300 of the NFL's biggest ballers from all 32 teams including legends like Barry Sanders. The gameplay controls are easy to pick up but challenging to master. Outscoring your opponents is no longer enough. Bring some style to your game by showboating down the field to earn the gamebreakers necessary to rule the streets.

GBA Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Agustin on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in 19th century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining adventure and intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon suspends the laws of space, gravity, and the human body. Players represent one of four characters: Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, or Lo.

PS2 Review - 'AirForce Delta Strike'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Strap in and take off. The latest addition to the successful AirForce Delta franchise flies onto the Sony PlayStation2 this fall with AirForce Delta Strike. Join a cast of highly skilled pilots and get lost in this gripping universe with multiple endings and non-stop action. AFDS flies into uncharted territory with its unique brand of action flight combat, interplanetary missions, compelling characters and intense futuristic storyline.

GBA Review - 'Sonic Battle'

by Agustin on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Sonic Battle" brings furious combat action to the Game Boy Advance, as Sonic and his friends set out to determine which one of them is really the best fighter! Choose from eight characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choose the arena, set the rules, customize your special attacks, and then engage in non-stop battles.

PC Review - 'UFO: Aftermath'

by Velvey on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, tactical strategy game with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining a global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas.