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PC Review - 'Batman Vengeance'

by Justin on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

From the opening cinematics, players find themselves engulfed in Batmans world; the beginning of an episodic adventure of darkness, danger and deception. In the midst of one of The Jokers twisted schemes, during a struggle with Batman, The Joker falls from a bridge to his death. Crime sweeps Gotham City, as the likes of Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, and other notorious villains step up to fill The Jokers evil shoes. Does the Batman do well on the PC, or should this game be engulfed in darkness...

Xbox Review - 'Panzer Dragoon Orta'

by Justin on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilisation destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history. A new Empire rules with an iron grip, and a band of rebels begins a revolt in an attempt to become masters of their destiny once again. As the world is engulfed in the flames of war, a mysterious girl on the Dragoon becomes mankind's only hope and stands alone against the empire. Her name is ORTA.

GameCube Review - 'Evolution Worlds'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 25, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Evolution Worlds is the highly anticipated, epic RPG adventure, which combines the stories from the best-selling Dreamcast RPGs, Evolution and Evolution 2. After the demise of a superior ancient civilization, Cyframe technology -- enchanted mechanical body weaponry -- is discovered. UbiSoft's Evolution Worlds is exclusive to the Gamecube so we decided to engulf ourselves into an epic adventure with our heroes Mag and Linear. Read more for the final verdict...

GameCube Review - 'Die Hard: Vendetta'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 11:13 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Die Hard: Vendetta is a first person shooter (FPS) where tactics and stealth are as important as having a big gun and being a quick shot. With unprecedented character interaction, superbly rich environments and some amazing in-game cinematics, this game will explode Die Hard into the 21st century. Take on the role of John McClane, probably the unluckiest cop in motion picture history - in this brand new adventure created specifically for GameCube. Read more to find out wether this game was a blast.. or a bust!

PC Review - 'Age Of Mythology'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 21, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Age of Mythology transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men. Players wage war using human armies and diplomacy, progress through development ages, enhance military and economic performance with improvements and manage economics through resource gathering and trade. Mythology enters the mix when players call upon the gods to act on their behalf or reinforce their armies with more than 20 mythological creatures. Is the game a hit or a miss? Read more and find out!

PS2 Review - 'NBA Starting Five'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take it to the net with NBA Starting Five, the basketball simulation that lets you play like an NBA All-star? We took a look at Konami's basketball title and gave it a whirl. Read more to find out wether it was a slam dunk or a bust ...

Xbox Review - 'MechAssault'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

“MechAssault” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features.

PSOne Review - 'Super Bubble Pop'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dance to the beat of crazy music and play 150 levels of bubble popping action in this 3D puzzle game. Make your move and work quickly to take out the bubbles before they take you out. With rocking soundtracks and fast-pace game play, Super Bubble Pop is a bubble based action puzzler game where the idea is to quickly and efficiently clear the grid of bubbles to advance to the next stage while gaining as many points as possible.

PS2 Review - 'Nascar : Dirt to Daytona'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NASCAR Dirt to Daytona challenges players in the ultimate NASCAR Career Mode! The only game to include 4 different NASCAR racing series! Racing to win is the key for drivers hoping to advance from small town dirt tracks to modified cars, to trucks and eventually the highly prized NASCAR Winston Cup cars. Learn the harsh realities of the racing world where losing can cost drivers not only points in the standings but loss of money from a sponsor. NASCAR Dirt to Daytona also features Single Races, Season Championships, Beat the Heat, and Pro Trainer modes for all 4 authentic NASCAR racing series.

GameCube Review - 'Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance'

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 11:53 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced, dynamic world of Baldur’s Gate : Dark Alliance. In this epic action RPG, play one of three unique characters as you explore visually stunning environments like bone-chilling ice caverns, marshy swamplands and forlorn tombs. Battle immense Frost Giants, brutal Dragons and hordes of other Dungeons & Dragons creatures. Use your wits, battle fiercely and emerge victorious!

PS2 Review - 'Rocky'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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 ...

Xbox Review - 'LoTR : The Two Towers'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers." Does the game measure up the the excellence of the movie? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Hegemonia : Legions Of Iron'

by Justin on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hegemonia: Legions of Iron transports players to the year 2104, where humanity is engaged in a fratricidal war between the inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars. The battles escalate, as does the damage and casualty rate. A new alien race observes the battle from afar, and plans a brutal attack - just when humanity is in its weakest and most divided state.

Xbox Review - 'Zapper'

by Justin on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Zapper (a cricket) you hop your way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find your brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen. Is this game a winner or did we zap away to a different channel?

PS2 Review - 'Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Put your driving skills to the ultimate test as you defend Monument City from a criminal gang of racing villains. Combine the cool cars, wild aerial stunts, blazing crashes, huge loops, banked turns, and lightning-fast speed that Hot Wheels is known for with a destructible 3D Hot Wheels world, an arsenal of futuristic weapons, missionbased game play, and an immersive story to create a racing adventure unlike any other in the racing genre.

PSOne Review - 'BeyBlade'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Beyblade, players become active competitors as they use strategy to build and customize their battle equipment in pursuit of becoming the World Beyblade Champion. Each Beyblade is as unique as its owner. Players may customize the assembly of five key parts - The Bit, Attack Ring, Weight Disk, Spin Gear and Blade Base. The series airs daily on ABC Family kids' action/adventure block in the U.S. and on YTV in Canada.

PS2 Review - 'Robot Alchemic Drive'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

R.A.D. allows players to assume the role of one of three human robot handlers who must learn to remotely control a 75-ton, fully armed robot and engage in earth-shaking combat against gigantic aliens that are invading Earth. More than just an ordinary robot fighting game, R.A.D. accurately simulates the operation of a remote-controlled metal titan in crowded, active urban environments where strategy is as important as armament.

PlayStation 2 Review - 'Dragon Ball Z Budokai'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball Z Budokai is an authentic and deep 3D fighting game set in the spectacular world of DBZ and filled with the fiercest fighters the universe has ever known. Test your skills against the most powerful Dragon Ball Z heroes and the most sinister villains. Every battle is more intense, more dangerous, and more epic than the one before. Will you be the last warrior standing?

Gamecube Review - 'Metroid Prime'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 29, 2002 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Samus first stopped the evil Space Pirates and Mother Brain from amassing an army of Metroids on the planet Zebes. Then she was called on to finish the job on SR388, ultimately ridding the universe of all but a single Metroid larva. In Super Metroid, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Samus thwarted Mother Brain's attempt to snatch the captive Metroid larva from the scientists on Ceres. Now, Samus is once again called to investigate Space Pirate activities on the unexplored Tallon IV. Here adventure begins as she enters a mysterious derelict spaceship.

PS2 Review - 'Rygar : The Legendary Adventure'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The story of Rygar begins with the Island of Argus being plagued by evil Titans. Armageddon has spread over the land, creating chaos as volcanoes, earthquakes, and monsters ravage the countryside. In mankind’s darkest hour, a hero rises from the ashes to defeat the Titans, rescue the princess and restore order to the land. The player will become Rygar and his legendary adventure will begin.