Sometime in the middle of the 21st century, shortly following the development of hydrogen-based power, a global treaty prohibiting the use of fossil fuels was passed which banned all motor sports. Although the world established a culture of peace and environmental preservation, people wanted a sport that would whet their appetites for speed and competition… While a lot of people await F-Zero, NEC gives us Tube Slider. Can it ease the wait?
by Justin on June 9, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Day of Defeat is a World War II multiplayer first-person action game that pits players in Axis vs. Allies battles in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Players enlist as snipers, infantrymen, machine gunners, riflemen and sergeants, and then hit the frontlines running using authentic weaponry. The game, which initially debuted as a MOD, features multiple modes of play, a total of 15 multiplayer maps of action -- including 10 new maps, all new character models, hundreds of new animations, increased textures and all new particle effects system. Day of Defeat will also launch with a new Allied squad -- the British.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will surpass the unprecedented gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that gamers associate with Grand Theft Auto 3, which was released in October 2001 and has rapidly become the fastest selling, highest grossing game for PS2 to-date, with global sales exceeding 6 million units. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an entirely new game set in the '80s, the location is Vice City, and the vibe is glamour, power and corruption...
by Hank on June 7, 2003 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under
IndyCar Series delivers the Indy Racing season, including the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) race, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". The season is an open-wheeled championship on short ovals and superspeedways throughout the US, including California and Texas, with the Indy 500 as the highlight of its racing calendar. Indy cars are similar to F1 but are powered by 3.5-litre V8 engines, used by all teams. Fast and furious, the 650 bhp cars reach 0-100 mph in less than three seconds.
Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. Can the GBA version live up to the success of the other platforms? Read more and find out!
by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under
In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.
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.
by Tristan on June 4, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under
X2 Wolverine’s Revenge is the action-adventure that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine. After discovering that a deadly X-Virus has been activated within Wolverine’s body, the player has 48 hours to acquire the antidote from the evil organization that not only gave them the disease, but also their mutation. Wolverine is everybody's hero .. but will the video game be the same? Read more and find out!
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...
by Chad on June 2, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Justin on June 1, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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...
by Hank on May 31, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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!
by Hank on May 29, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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!
by Tristan on May 25, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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!
by Justin on May 23, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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!
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.
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.