Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends. Read more for the full review ...
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by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Playing on accurately diagrammed rinks, players will get cheers and jeers from the realistic crowd that reacts to the action on the ice. Additionally, an upgraded Franchise Mode allows players to build a Dynasty and manage every aspect of the team; a re-tooled Hockey School Mode teaches and tests gamers' hockey skills; and a Multi-player Tournament Mode allows gamers to set up tournaments with up to 16 teams. Read more for the full review ...
by Ben Zackheim on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Developed by Firefly Studios, creators behind the successfull Stronghold series, Space Colony promises a gaming experience that's out of this world. Through a series of unique and pioneering missions players will be given the opportunity to combine all the intricacies of running a Space Colony with the most disfunctional crew ever assembled, whilst fighting off aliens and attempting to make a profit. Read more for the full review ...
by Mark Crump on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of the Etherlords and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Choose your Hero from one of four distinct races and start your adventure to unlock the ultimate mystery. Read more for the full review ...
by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 18, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Do you find that you’re missing that arcade feeling when you’re swinging your battle-axe in SOULCALIBUR II? Now you can bring the full arcade experience home and pummel your enemies in style with the official SOULCALIBUR II Universal Arcade Stick. Nuby Technologies was so kind to send us a sample and our resident Soul Calibur II fanatic was all over it like a cheap suit ...
by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 18, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Crown of the North takes place in the years between 1275 and 1340 in a time where nobility and the church held all the power and Sweden was about to launch into its only civil war. Play as Norway, Sweden or Denmark and plot to change the historical legacy of a region seldom explored. Read more for the full review ...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
In 2001, Max Payne arrived to set the benchmark for action gaming, earning countless awards and revolutionizing the genre with cinematic combat sequences fuelled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, working together with Rockstar Games' New York-based production team, Remedy has combined Max Payne's hallmark gameplay with all new innovations and unmatched production values. Read more for the full review!
by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The over 6 million-selling Granddaddy of Basketball is back! Redeveloped from scratch for Xbox, NBA JAM brings the "in your face" highlights of NBA play to life with over the top, arcade-style 3-on-3 Basketball featuring spectacular high-flying dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers and "get that outta here" blocks! Read more for the full preview ...
by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 11, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?
"Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Read more for the full review ...
by Mark Crump on Oct. 9, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Just when you thought you'd covered it all -- five massive continents, the moon, and the homes of the gods themselves -- a new series of adventures leads you into some of Norrath's greatest sources of speculation and mystery. The story that began in Broken Skull Rock now yields new clues about an event threatening to change the face of Norrath. Assist a band of adventurers on their quest to unearth long-hidden artifacts of power from forgotten dungeons, secret catacombs, and long-buried ruins. A mystery is unfolding and a new age of exploration and adventure has begun!
The third installment of Microsoft Game Studios’ exclusive football title for Xbox, 'NFL Fever 2004,' redefines the console football gaming experience. Gamers will be impressed with the features of this latest version of 'NFL Fever,' with revamped artificial intelligence (AI) including significant offensive and defensive adjustments, animated NFL coaches roaming the sidelines offering situational analysis, a brand-new offensive playbook, totally reworked stadium models and 'Read and Lead' advanced passing.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is the latest installment of the historical simulation series set amidst the warring states of second century China. Near the year 184 A.D., China was reaching the end of the Han dynasty. The corruption of the Imperial Court triggered a rebellion, and civil war engulfed the land. Men and women of strong will climbed onto the stage of history. Some chose to stop the chaos, while others sought to fulfill their own ambitions. Together they wove the threads of a legend that came to be known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him… The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.
The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Read more for the full review
by Mark Crump on Oct. 3, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the second expansion pack to the highly acclaimed Battlefield 1942 title, significantly enhances the gaming experience by bringing the most bizarre and deadly weapons from the German and Allied laboratories to the Battlefield. From top secret, cutting edge weapons to secret forces and secret places, a new level of drama and excitement will be added to the Battlefield experience.
Released about a month ago, this new game from Interplay allows role playing in an interesting, alternative environment. How far has the publisher of some of the greatest RPG’s in history come with this genre, and what new conventions do they bring to the table with this new title? Find out for yourself with this review.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 is the only place to earn your PGA TOUR card while playing on the most elite courses in the world and taking on Tiger Woods. With new courses, golfers such as John Daly, and commentary by a new Dream Team of announcers, David Feherty and Gary McCord, EA SPORTS maximizes its long-standing exclusive partnerships with the PGA TOUR and Tiger Woods by delivering the most realistic and detail-oriented game available.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for the full review ...
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