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Xbox Review - 'BruteForce'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 4, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Well ladies and gents, Brute Force is finally out. After getting pushed back a few times, refined and honed by Digital Anvil, and eagerly awaited by the masses, the game has finally hit store shelves. Brute Force is a futuristic squad based, tactical shooter, played from a third person perspective. With just the tap of a button you can switch between four of the biggest bad-asses in the Universe. Command a team of elite mercenaries as they take on shadowy assignments across the known cosmos. Play simultaneously as the heavy assault trooper, Tex, the cyborg-enhanced sniper, Flint, the stealthy scout, Hawk, and the powerful feral alien, Brutus. Employ cunning, stealth and tactics to save your squad... or when all else fails just use Brute Force. Read more to find out wether the delays had a negative impact on the game’s quality or not...

GBA Review - 'Castlevania: Aria of Sorrows'

by Chad on June 2, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Continuing in Konami's tradition of delivering stellar Castlevania titles on the handheld system, Aria of Sorrow (Konami's third Castlevania title) takes players through an all-new demon-hunting saga! So, does it continue the legacy of its predecessors, or has the series grown stale with its age? Read on to find out.

PC Review - 'Cabela’s 4x4 Off Road Adventure 3'

by Justin on June 1, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cabela’s 4x4 Off Road Adventure 3 features a combination of fast-paced off-road driving action and the ability to hunt, players explore vast landscapes as they advance through increasingly more challenging missions to earn money, upgrade their rigs and unlock additional activities that will take them one step closer to reaching their goal of becoming a member of the "Cabela's Driving Club." Read more for a full report on our fieldtrip...

PS2 Review - 'Winning Eleven 6'

by Hank on May 31, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Winning Eleven 6 is the precursor to Konami of Europe's Pro Evolution Soccer 2. Its unique blend of realistic movement and ball control and incredible visuals and sound have made it a firm favourite of football fans all over the globe. Finally arriving in the US, we decided to strap on the soccer shoes and kick some ball!

PS2 Review - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by Hank on May 29, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. Our resident strapped on his helmet and took his ps2 for a spin, read more for the final verdict!

NGC Review - 'Burnout 2: Point of Impact'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 28, 2003 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gamecube fans can leave their sanity at the starting grid and prepare for the white-knuckle ride of their life. The Gamecube version of Burnout 2: Point of Impact boasts major improvements and is all set to take pole position as the best driving game on the console, taking the genre to a new level, with stunning graphics, white-knuckle foot-to-the-floor gameplay and improved crash-scene carnage. Read more and find out what the jury thought of it ...

Xbox Review - 'Enter The Matrix'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 28, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded. Our resident Matrix fanatic took the game for a spin, read more and find out what his thoughts were about it ...

GBA Review - 'The Lost Vikings'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 25, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Lost Vikings was one of the first games that Blizzard developed and Blizzard received numerous requests from their consumers to make the title available again. With the 10-year anniversary of The Lost Vikings approaching, Blizzard felt that this was the ideal time to revisit this game. Of course we had to get our hands on a copy and see what the fuzz was all about, and more over, wether it was worth "revisiting". Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'New World Order'

by Tristan on May 25, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The story takes place in the very near future. Gamers play a rookie member of the Global Assault Team, a commando squad created by international powers to take on a dangerous group of freelance terrorist factions better known as The Syndicate. Is this the CounterStrike killer as many people claimed it "could" be? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'Burnout 2: Point of Impact'

by Justin on May 23, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Xbox gamers are advised to leave their sanity at the starting grid as they prepare for the most mental adrenaline-pumping ride of their life! Burnout 2: Point of Impact is geared up to take pole position for best driving game on the console, taking the genre to new heights, with stunning graphics, white-knuckle foot-to-the-floor gameplay and heart-stopping auto-carnage. Can Burnout2 on the Xbox deliver? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Devastation'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 21, 2003 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is a high action, teamplay oriented first person shooter. Powered by heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers.

GameCube Review - 'Ikaruga'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 20, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ikaruga is a comprehensive, scrolling space shooter (with options for either a vertical or horizontal display) set in 2D, against a rich 3D backdrop. The game is an ideal combination of rich Japanese storytelling and high-powered, fighter pilot heroics. Players take the role of our hero, Shinra, the lone survivor of a freedom federation that was massacred by the evil, power-hungry conqueror Tenro Horai.

PC Review - 'Red Faction II'

by Tristan on May 13, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. The Public Information Building, built by the dictator as a tribute to himself, broadcasts lies about Sopot's bravery and the Commonwealth's military victories.

PC Review - 'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc'

by Justin on May 12, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc' is a cartoon fantasy in which the ever-popular hero Rayman, comes face-to-face with some of his greatest adversaries yet. In addition to vibrantly detailed worlds and innovative game play, it features a deep story line that will immerse players in this unique experience. All of this sound too good to be true? Well read more and find out what we thought about Rayman3!

Xbox Review - 'Pro Race Driver'

by Justin on May 11, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

TOCA Race Driver delivers a racing experience packed with 42 real touring and sports cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 internationally renowned race circuits. New to the Xbox edition is the introduction of a qualifying round to championship races; in Australia's championship players will experience the 'Shoot out' qualification system. Lets take a few laps and see if Pro Race Driver continious Codemasters' racing excellence ...

PC Review - 'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield'

by Justin on May 10, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. After all the hype, is the game really what they said it would be? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Galactic Civilizations'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on May 9, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Galactic Civilizations is designed to give players a number of ways to win, including military conquest, diplomatic alliances, economic domination, technological advancement, and other strategic methods. The game is a turn-based single player game, however players who play on Stardock.net will be able to play as part of a “metaverse” where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded. Will these features combine to give the game a high degree of replayability? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Praetorians'

by Hank on May 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy!

GBA Review - 'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 7, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will feature many brand new game elements. Its action-adventure format will be familiar to many, but advanced combat will form the heart of this latest installment. Rayman will have a range of new movements and powers including, Shock Rockets, the Lockjaw, Vortex Fist and he will certainly need them as he comes up against over 20 powerful enemies, including the savage Hoodlum tribe. The new in-game combat systems will also ensure players use their brains, with each enemy having individual strengths and attack strategies, and will only be defeated by using the correct combination of fighting techniques.

PS2 Review - 'Splinter Cell'

by Hank on May 5, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all.