PS2 Review - 'Disgaea: Hour of Darkness'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 27, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The story takes place two years after the death of King Krichevskoy, the ruler of the Netherworld. His son Laharl awakens from a long sleep, unaware of his father's death. Meanwhile, scheming demons vie for supremacy over the Netherworld. With the help of his subordinate Etna and her underlings, the egocentric, self-absorbed Prince Laharl must fight to regain the throne and claim his birthright. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Port Royale'

by GreyOoze on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Released a few months ago by European developer Ascaron Entertainment, Port Royale features wide open gameplay established through real time trade on the high seas, production chains, and a host of missions, side quests, and hidden adventure. So is Port Royale worth the price of admission? Read the review and find out.

GBA Review - 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Join Buffy and all her friends in this new fighting game. Buffy is on patrol in the cemeteries and in the woods to check on the demons and vampires... simple routine for the vampire slayer! Fight your way against the demons and vampires and help Buffy get hold of the Gentlemen. But first fight your way through this review ...

PS2 Review - 'Madden NFL Football 2004'

by Hank on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In its 14th year and with over 28 million copies sold, Madden NFL Football once again proves its status as the undisputed leader in authentic NFL football simulation. With a primary focus on in-game graphics, incredible depth, visual presentation, and tournament tested gameplay, this season Madden NFL 2004 continues to demonstrate why it's the definitive interactive sports gaming experience.

Xbox Review - 'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder'

by Justin on Aug. 24, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

PC Review - 'Disciples II: Servants of the Dark'

by GreyOoze on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Released as part of a pair of stand-alone expansion packs for Disciples II, Servants of the Dark incorporates half of the content from the original game, as well as some new features and scenarios. The big question is whether or not this title offers enough new material to justify the purchase. Read this review for the answer.

PC Review - 'Aquanox 2: Revelation'

by Justin on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Aquanox 2: Revelation is a new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred … and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure.

PC Review - 'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove'

by Hank on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

As an all-powerful Pirate King, players must manage a seventeenth century band of buccaneers in "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove." To attract the most frightening of history's sea-faring bad boys, Pirate Kings must keep their charges brave and well-supplied between voyages. The island's "yo-ho-ho's" must stay at a feverish pitch in order to keep the King and his buccaneers satisfied with drinking, wenching, gambling, feasting, and the best in pirate accommodations.

Xbox Review - 'The Great Escape'

by Jordan Van Nest on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

‘The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp.

Xbox Review - 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead.

PC Review - 'Age Of Wonders: Shadow Magic'

by GreyOoze on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Long renowned for its highly developed fantasy setting and extremely addictive play, the third installment of this beloved turn-based strategy series is sure to please its loyal legion of fans. What does this new, standalone product bring to the table? Does it offer something new and refreshing, or just new maps and units? And what about players new to the series? If you own a PC, enjoy playing strategy games, and like a challenge, then you need to read this review.

GBA Review - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl'

by Justin on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It's mutiny on the high seas as you steal, barter and pillage your way to riches in the video game that accompanies Disney's major live action film for Summer 2003. Search for treasure as you defend your pirating skills with cannons, artillery and swords in an all out battle for the ultimate in pirate booty!

Gamecube Review - 'Charlie's Angels'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The world's greatest secret weapon is being unleashed for the first time on videogame consoles as Natalie, Dylan, Alex and Bosley unite once again for an all-new, action-packed adventure. Incorporating a completely new and unique storyline, the Angels will go undercover to unravel a worldwide mystery and foil the devious plans of a criminal mastermind threatening to steal the world's most famous monuments.

PC Review - 'Rhem'

by Tristan on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"RHEM" thrusts the player into a strange land and on a challenging adventure to uncover the secrets of an enigmatic letter. Featuring mind-bending puzzles, non-linear gameplay, and a mysterious setting, "RHEM" is an exploration-type adventure game with a non-violent story that challenges the mind, not the trigger finger.

Xbox Review - 'MotoGP 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP 2 offers eight different racing modes including: stunt, GP, time trial, training challenges, tag, live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. All sounds delicious so it was time to take it to the tracks and put this puppy to the test!

PC Review - 'Endless Ages'

by Chad Ballewz on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre. Read more to find out our review verdict....

Xbox Review - 'Big Mutha Truckers'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Big Mutha Truckers sees the player take command of an 18-wheel rig, trucking from city to city, wheeling and dealing and upping the stakes as they battle to build up a personal fortune. Along the way, players will run into the local biker gangs, corrupt sheriffs, and even their own redneck siblings, who are also out to amass their own fortune – even if it’s at the player’s expense! Trucks, chicks, bikes, money ... it all sounds good, but how does it play? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The evil Lich King Ner'zhul has been imprisoned inside the Icecrown glacier, deep within the arctic continent of Northrend. Although the former Orc Shaman lacks physical form, his soul lives on, forever seeking a means to escape his icy prison. As the saga continues, it is revealed that both the Night Elf renegade, Illidan, and the traitorous Death Knight, Arthas, seek the Icecrown glacier and the mysterious powers found inside. To save all of Azeroth from the forces of darkness, players must traverse uncharted lands and battle treacherous new enemies while uncovering the schemes of these nefarious beings.

PS2 Review - 'Silent Hill 3'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 10, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Silent Hill 3 continues the series' trademark brand of psychological horror and terrifying gameplay. As a teenage girl named Heather, players must explore and unravel the mysterious connection between the god-forsaken town and her inner fears. With enhanced graphical detail, a more complex storyline, and even more grotesque monsters than the previous games, Silent Hill 3 promises to be the best horror adventure ever. Read more to find out whether it kept its promise ...

PS2 Review - 'SX Superstar'

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step into the world of SX Superstar, an ultra-realistic trip into the essence of supercross, chock full of smokin’ arcade-racing action that will release the rock star within. Take your rider from the poorhouse to the penthouse in the only supercross title that focuses on the lifestyle aspect of professional supercross. Pull huge air and squash the comp for a big win, then line your pockets with cold, hard cash. Rake in enough bucks and start living the good life with better bikes, bigger houses and of course, hotter chicks! It’s like your life, only better! All of this sounds very promising, so read on to find out whether it actually succeeds ...