When it comes to racing games, the Xbox seems to have all bases covered. It launched with the excellent, original Project Gotham Racing, which took street racing to heights previously unseen. Then there was the strangely fun Rallisport Challenge, featuring an arcadey feel mixed with a fair amount of physics. Then THQ's excellent motorcycling simulation, MotoGP, hit the bullseye on gameplay and also started up an online community, being the first racer playable on Xbox Live. And just earlier this year, we saw the excellent Burnout 2. Now, Midnight Club II attempts to join the ranks of the best racing titles.
Stake boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Sound like it could be good!? Read more and find out if it actually IS.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 19, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
In Tom Clancys 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. Does the gamecube version life us to the rest of the franchise's success? Read more and find out ...
Plunge into the universe of Disney's Jungle Book II and learn all the Jungle tricks with Mowgli exploring the jungle before you reach the man village! Play as Mowgli and meet all the main characters from the movie in their respective environments. Take up their challenges to survive in the jungle and reach the human village!
Troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, Hulk, battle against the terrifying forces of the Leader - a gamma villain intent on using the Hulk’s gamma energy to unleash a relentless army of gamma creatures on the world. Betrayed by his long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Crawford, Bruce releases the essence of Hulk into the Orb (the successor to Bruce’s Gamma Sphere – used in the film). Read more for the verdict!
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 18, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Guide Nemo and Marlin through the ultimate underwater adventure. Meet all of the great characters from the newest Disney/Pixar movie as you play through tons of exciting levels and secret, unlockable minigames. The search for Nemo is on, and it's up to you to find him. Dive in!
by Thomas Wilde on June 17, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Black & Bruised is an over-the-top arcade style boxing game that combines wacky cartoon humor with thumb twitching boxing action. The cartoon look and feel of Black & Bruised combines humor and strategy to attract both young and mature audiences. The individual boxing characters are differentiated not only by their look, but more importantly, by their AI personalities. Detailed and humoristic facial animations are used to convey the boxer’s mood and reaction to a landed punch.
Played by top Polish model Iza Czarnecka, Nina has been enlisted by an anti-terrorist organisation because of her paranormal ability to take over the minds of other people. Facing many puzzles and tasks, you must guide Nina on her absorbing missions which centre on a whole city hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan. Read more to find out wether 'Nina: Agent Chronicles' is as good looking as model Iza Czarnecka.
by Thomas Wilde on June 16, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Developed with the full support of creators Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, 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. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Sounds good doesn't it? Read more and find out if it actually IS!
Atlantis Underwater Tycoon borrows successful elements from The Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon to create a game that is fun for all audience types, from casual to hardcore gamers. The game has a strong concentration on personalization, fun, and humor, combined with a cutting-edge 3D game experience, featuring complete camera freedom and dynamic surround sound, giving you the most absorbing visuals and gameplay available. Read more to find out how our review went ...
Throughout the game, real-time decisions are made and it is up to each player to apply the appropriate strategy in order to advance their nation and claim victory. Combat within 1503 A.D: The New World takes place on dry land as well as at sea, where a players fleet of merchant ships must defend against pirates determined to board and take over your goods. Sunflowers second installment of this beloved European title brings more buildings, items, and overall improved game play to the table to create a decent alternative to the standard city building genre. The question is, will this new version retain its European appeal, and attract American fans at the same time?
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 11, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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?
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.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 9, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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...
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.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 6, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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!
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.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 5, 2003 @ 12:18 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.
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!
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...
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