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PC Review - 'Call Of Duty'

by ToAstA on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty is an intense first-person action game that allows players to experience the movie-like intensity and gripping combat of World War II as never before – through the eyes of ordinary soldiers, fighting as part of a squad through the chaos of battle. Read more for the full review ...

PC/Xbox Review - 'Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance'

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged.

PC Review - 'Civilization III: Conquests'

by Velvey on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Civ fans will discover intriguing new civilizations, units, wonders, technologies, and abilities to help them triumph in eight professionally designed conquests throughout history. Compete as one of the eight new Civilizations, each with its own powerful leader, unique units and special abilities, and lead your nation to its destiny. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'XIII'

by Velvey on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

PS2 Review - 'Castlevania: Lament of Innocence'

by Hank on Dec. 21, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in the 11th Century, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence thrusts players ten centuries into the past and casts them in the role of Leon Belmont, the forefather of the legendary Belmont Clan and the first in the family’s long line of vampire hunters. With social and political activities operating under the oppressive grip of clergy during the Crusades, Leon is a nobleman about to be engaged to his beloved Sara. However, when his young lover disappears one fateful evening, Leon sets out to rescue her. Read more for the full review ...

GameCube Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. Players take the role of the Prince in the exotic, mysterious world of ancient Persia. Using groundbreaking animations and innovative time-control powers to recapture the Sands of Time, their role is to restore peace to the land. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Armed & Dangerous'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds'

by Agustin on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Just as in the "Magic" card game, in "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" players will choose a duelist and up to two of "Magic's" five colors -- red, green, white, blue, and black -- to attempt to reduce their opponent's life to zero. Of course, getting an opponent to zero will not be easy; players will have to utilize lightning reflexes, strategic brilliance and, on occasion, raw power to overcome an enemy. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Crash Nitro Kart'

by Hank on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Crash Nitro Kart, Crash will hit the track in his fastest-paced adventure yet! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must speed his way to victory in order to save Earth from destruction...but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself!

PC/Xbox Review - 'Deus Ex: Invisible War'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 15, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In DX2 players create a compelling alter ego through the selection of futuristic nano-tech augmentations, powerful weapons and hundreds of useful objects. As in the revolutionary Deus Ex game, character choices, weapons and object use work in combination with a richly interactive world to give players freedom to solve game problems the way they want to, rather than the way the designers want them to. Gamers can fight, sneak, talk or hack your way past any problem encountered and every situation can be dealt with in a variety of ways.

GBA Review - 'Medal Of Honor: Infiltrator'

by Agustin on Dec. 15, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The award-winning Medal of Honor franchise returns to the Game Boy Advance with Medal of Honor Infiltrator, an all new experience designed specifically for the platform. In MOH: Infiltrator players will assume the role of Corporal Jake Murphy, completing five daring missions to defeat the Axis in some of WWII's most famous battles. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'XIII'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

PS2 Review - 'Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue'

by Hank on Dec. 13, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Frogger's Adventures The Rescue goes beyond Firefly Swamp and brings a multiplayer mode to Frogger fans for the first time on next generation platforms. The series' famous "hop-n-dodge" gameplay return as Frogger travels across seven diverse worlds, searches for clues to solve challenging puzzles and avoids menacing enemies.

PS2 Review - 'Bloody Roar 4'

by Hank on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimate beast-fighter champion! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic'

by Mark Crump on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Corey Owen on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

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

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a first-person action game that will allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. This marks the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness has ever appeared in a home videogame. Read more to find out whether Atari managed to live up to the high expectations ...

PC Review - 'Pirate Hunter'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The high seas of the Caribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries is the setting for Pirate Hunter, a combat adventure where players plunder and loot ships, invade towns, capture buccaneers and defeat infamous pirates. Players can also increase their wealth by trading goods between cities and delivering on missions. The goal is to gain money to increase their fleet and ultimately become rich enough to become Governor.

PS2 Review - 'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup'

by Hank on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously.