Skye of Lynlora is a shepherd with a restless spirit, a taste for adventure, and a smart mouth. Her humdrum existence is forever changed one day when she discovers magic and is chosen to battle the darkness. Armed with her wits, spells and weapons, Skye finds herself on a quest for five ancient prisms that can save the world from evil. But at least she’s not alone. There’s her snide side-kick, the obligatory wise-old-knows-everything character and the mysterious love interest who has a bad habit of disappearing just when he’s needed. Read more to find out what our in house verdict is ...
by Justin on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under
Dragon’s Lair 3D tells the tale made popular in the arcade version, where Dirk fans will once again brave the menacing Singe the Dragon and the evil Wizard, Mordroc, to save the beautiful Princess Daphne. Was this classic remake worth the wait? Or should it have stayed a golden oldie? Read more and find out!
by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under
In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups.
Robin Hood offers dynamic gameplay which combines stealth and action. It will immerse players in a spectacular and realistic medieval environment, from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham castle. The story includes all the most famous characters from the Robin Hood legend: Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, Guy of Gisborne, etc. Did the game hit the bull's eye or did we shoot ourselves in the foot? Read more and find out!
Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace! You are Sam Fisher, a highly-trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. The world balance is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII. We have heard and seen plenty, but now it is time for it to withstand the gruesome WP test ... or something like that. Read more for our final answer (and it's quite a lenghty read)!
"Spyro 2: Season of Flame" tells the story of Spyro's return to the Dragon Realms where he is surprised to discover that a mysterious enemy has stolen the Fireflies, the source of all dragon firepower, including Spyro's. Now it is up to everyone's favorite purple dragon to save the Fireflies before it is too late! Does the purple little monster score or get scorched? Read more and find out!
by Justin on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under
Rage has exclusively licensed the computer and video game rights from MGM Interactive to produce a series of games based on the critically acclaimed Rocky movie anthology. The Rocky series will be recaptured and brought to life on consoles. The original Rocky film starring Sylvester Stallone earned an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976, and went on to gain worldwide recognition as one of the greatest feel good movies of all time. To commemorate the titles 25th anniversary, MGM have released a special edition of the Rocky Gift Set. Read more and find out if it makes the final round or not ...
by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under
Long ago, a battle raged on between good and evil for the right to rule the Light Hemisphere of Eternia. All that was good and sacred was put to the test. King Randor and his army defeated the evil forces, but the evil Skeletor and his followers were brewing a new plot to take over Eternia. With his new powers and his mighty soldiers by his side, He-Man must take on Skeletor, but must never reveal his true identity, as it would mean the end of Grayskull. Does He-Man still have the power? Read more and find out!
by Patrick on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under
On the morning of 2nd August 1990, 300,000 Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait, an action that would culminate in the Gulf War. After diplomatic efforts failed, the opposing coalition forces responded by preparing offensive operations, codenamed 'Desert Storm'. Desert Storm delivered a decisive victory, one that was achieved through meticulous planning, superb training and daring execution. Fundamental to its success were the activities of the Elite Special Forces - small teams of highly trained soldiers tasked with infiltrating enemy territory to neutralise key targets.
You are Lieutenant Kitty Hawk, a Navy SEAL and pilot whose helicopter has crash-landed on a remote island, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Kitty soon realises that escape from the island may be difficult. With the enemy defences ruling out any kind of rescue operation, Kitty must eliminate the island defences through any means possible. However, this is a stealth game, one move in the wrong direction and Kitty's history. Going out all guns blazing is not an option. Is this a real stealth game? Or should the game remain under the radar? Read more and find out ...
Handling dirt is not a rewarding career, but you don't have to follow orders your whole life - think for yourself and Antz Extreme Racing can put you in the fast lane! You may be part of an endless extended family, but that doesn't stop you from wanting to be the best. Race to victory and help make your colony proud! Read more to find out if its worth the race...
by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2002 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under
In 2002, Spyro will make his much-anticipated debut on the Playstation 2 Computer Entertainment System. In this all-new adventure Spyro will face his toughest adventure yet. Step in and foil Ripto's evil plan to capture all of the dragonflies in the land and defeat the helpless dragons before it is too late!!
Based on the critically acclaimed movie anthology staring Sylvester Stallone and featuring all of the leading characters from the five Rocky films – Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy Gunn - you take on the role of the Italian Stallion and must fight your way through several single and multi-player gaming modes as you attempt to become the undisputed boxing champion of the world. Does Rocky go the distance?
Steel Battalion is an exciting battle-mech simulator that uses the most elaborate controller interface ever created. Take a seat inside the cockpit of a mechanized VT (Vertical Tank) and enter into futuristic military warfare, where you pilot 20 different mechs in a multinational task force operation in an effort to overthrow the government. Included with the game is an exclusive 40-button controller to completely maximize the gaming experience, making you feel as if you were actually piloting a mechanized Vertical Tank! Was the gaming experience worth the $200, or was it a waste?
Solid Snake comes to Xbox in Metal Gear Solid2: Substance, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid2: Sons of Liberty with all-new game modes, hidden characters and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown destination. It’s up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands!
by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under
Rayman’s world kicks into multiplayer overdrive in this total competition crash course with the cast of Rayman 2. Smoke the competition on mind-bending racecourses, or spark up a lum-flinging firefight in the battle arena. And with 8 characters, 24 maps and up to 4 combatants, now Rayman’s got more ways to reign supreme than ever.
Year is 2025. The Japanese government, in order to cope with the massive air pollution and endless economic loss of Tokyo, transfers the capital to "Neo Tokyo", a dome city built on the Tokyo Harbor. A few years later, abandoned "Old Tokyo" becomes the battleground for "Rumbling". In Rumbling, the contenders face each other while riding highly mobile armored land vehicles called "Scoobees", and receive fortune and fame by destroying others. It's now the year 2031, the Rumbling is the biggest hit the entertainment business ever had! Did this title make us yell "Lets Rumble" or was it more "What a fumble"? Read more and find out!
by Judy on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under
An exciting tale of two worlds...one fantastical, the other the world as we know it today. Once they were joined as one, but they now exist separately without knowledge of their former link to each other. Yet there exists a person able to reunite the two worlds: A girl, soon to turn 18, unaware of her power and her significance to both realms. Our resident mastah editor had her go with it, read more for the conclusion!
by Justin on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under
In the dark and atmospheric world of Archangel, players discover that Michael Travinsky, an innocent family man, has been tragically killed in a horrific car crash. However, the Lord of Light decides to resurrect Travinsky as he believes he has the potential to become a hero and save the world from a deadly evil that looms in the shape of vicious demons and ghosts. Their presence is growing yet humans continue their existence utterly oblivious to their impending doom. Read more for the final verdict!
BANDITS is the game where your cannon mounted combat car takes you on an adventure across green fields, desert canyons and deep snow, bombing and blasting all sorts of enemies and cargo trucks, defending your gang and your glory! In charge of the action are the notorious leaders of the Wolfpack gang, Fennec and Rewdalf. You take control of the action while Fennec & Rewdalf do the talking Ð they do a lot of that. Read more to check out the verdict!