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PC Review - Star Wars Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II

by Patrick on April 21, 2002 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The return to one of interactive entertainment's most successful game series will feature a partnership between LucasArts and Activision, Inc., through its developer Raven Software, which will result in the incorporation of the acclaimed QUAKE III Arena engine in the development of Jedi Outcast. Raven Software has created many critically celebrated action titles, and are also well know for their Sof (and upcoming Sof2). So does this game do the Star Wars brand name right, or does it fade away like the DeathStar?

XBOX Review : Jet Set Radio Future

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 15, 2002 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future uses the power of the Xbox to create living, breathing cities that are filled with opportunities. Featuring unique anime-style graphics, new tricks and incredible stunts, JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket powered skates and immerse yourself in the vast environments. The story unfolds depending upon which areas of the game you explore. Along the way, you’ll compete with rival gangs, be chased by the cops and perhaps discover something unthinkable. Wherever your adventure takes you, it’s all about extreme skating, extreme action and of course extreme style. Did we extremely like it, or did it extremely bore us?

PC Review: Moraff's Maximum Mahjongg 2

by Patrick on April 11, 2002 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Moraff's Maximum Mahjongg is more than just tiles. Match up objects like spheres, rings, photos, letters, blocks and more. In fact, there are over 200 unique tilesets to choose from, and you can even make more of your own!. With over 125 layouts, 1000 background and even 40 cursors to choose from, every game will be a new experience with a fresh new theme. Find out what the verdict was...

GameCube Review : Pac-Man World 2

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 3, 2002 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pac-Man is on a brand new adventure and once again dealing with the pesky Ghost Gang. His new quest takes him through 6 new lands with plenty of new surprises. Brand new features include ice skating, roller blading, submarine diving and many other exciting puzzles to solve. Read more and find out wether the yellow pokedot still has its magic after decades or if it has decayed. Either way, NJOY!

XBOX Review : Knockout Kings 2002

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 2, 2002 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Knockout Kings 2002 features an all new game engine with the fastest, most intense boxing action in the series. Lace on the gloves and experience first-hand the thrills of boxing's biggest moments, most devastating combinations, improved mobility, dazzling footwork, crushing blows and the best looking boxers ever. A long list of the greatest boxers of all time allows the fight fan to create countless dream bouts with such legendary fighters as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Roberto Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard. Did the game REALLY knock us out, or did we just pass out of boredom?

PC Review: Disciples II - Dark Prophecy

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disciples II: Dark Prophecy returns gamers to the magical realm of the Sacred Lands where four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - continue the battle for the destiny of their Gods. A decade after the First Great War, the final prophecy continues to unfold. Deep within the crevices of the Sacred Lands, the Chosen One has emerged, fated to bring salvation to some and destruction to others. Braced with renewed faith and newfound conviction, each race must once again take up the sword for the sake of their people and the glory of their God. Did this game cut it? Or did we cut the game?

PS2 Review: Fatal Frame

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 19, 2002 @ 11:42 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Based on a true story, Fatal Frame (to be distributed in Europe by Wanadoo end 2002 titled "Project Zero"), a horror adventure game, leaves its victims breathless as they become immersed in a world full of supernatural spirits and sheer terror. Fatal Frame takes place in a dilapidated, haunted mansion and nearby surrounding area. Unlike other survival horror games which focus on heavy combat with traditional weapons such as handguns and shotguns, the unique twist in Fatal Frame is that the player is guided by Miko’s sixth sense and armed only with an antique camera. The designers focused heavily on developing a creepy, unsettling game atmosphere, complete with darkened hallways, sticky cobwebs, and rotting staircases where Miku sets out to solve the mystery of her brother's disappearance.

PS2 Review: 'Maximo - Ghosts To Glory'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 14, 2002 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Today we take a look at Capcom's "Maximo: Ghosts to Glory", an all new 3-D action adventure game for the PS2. In this original creation from Capcom, players control the fate of the gallant hero Maximo who returns home to find his kingdom in shambles. Not only is the countryside filled with hordes of the roaming undead thanks to his once trusted adviser Achille, but the scoundrel has imprisoned four beautiful sorceresses and forced Maximo's beloved, Sophia to marry him. Maximo must even confront the Grim Reaper himself as Achille's actions create havoc resounding throughout the underworld. Presented in a playful setting, Maximo must rescue the four sorceresses, restore good to the kingdom, kick Achille's butt and get back his girl.

PS2 Review: Gitaroo Man

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 8, 2002 @ 8:56 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

An entirely new type of music entertainment game – an action game based on music! Amidst the battle with the Gravillian family, the only thing standing between the people and certain doom is a young boy and his “Gitaroo”. A game where music, the weapon of choice, will draw the player deep into a musical frenzy and the beat will set him free ... or will it make you run in fear??

Xbox Review: Batman Vengeance

by The Cookie Snatcher on Feb. 26, 2002 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Based on the Emmy-award winning Warner Bros. animated series The New Batman Adventures and featuring the DC Comics legendary hero, Ubi Soft is developing the first 3D Batman title for Microsoft's Xbox, Batman: Vengeance. Developed internally in Ubi Soft's Montreal studios, with a story scripted specifically for the game. Does this game live up to the hype or should we hide it inside our batcave?!

PC Review: ConQuest - Frontier Wars

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Finally it has arrived! My long awaited Conquest : Frontier Wars review is here ... i wanted to get it up during our current free games contest .. so in case you have not entered the drawing for a free copy (and strategy guide) check out the review and then give it a go, you sure have better chances than winning the lottery ;)

PC Review: Nascar Racing 2002 Season

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2002 @ 10:04 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Building on the highly acclaimed 3D physics engine of NASCAR Racing 4, NASCAR Racing 2002 Season's new sound system and enhanced photo-realistic graphics capture the heart-pounding intensity of actual NASCAR racing better than ever. In addition, the innovative new replay editor allows users to add sound and graphics to saved replays in order to create highlight reels of their favorite races. Did it race to the finish? Or did it crash and burn?

PC REVIEW : Hooligans - Storm Over Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2002 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hooligans : Storm Over Europe is a fun little Real Time Strategy game from a rather unknown Dutch developer, The Thirteenth Production. Banned, slammed and kicked around like a soccer ball by various official government institutions we could not resist to see what the fuzz was all about ...

PC Review - Patrician II 'Quest For Power'

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2002 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Patrician II from Strategy First (Developed by German Ascaron Software) sails the high seas! Claiming to be an innovative game in the RTS genre we decided to check if the ship stays afloat or sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Find out if we needed a life jacket or not.

PC REVIEW - Stronghold

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Developed By Gathering Of Developers and Published By Take2, Stronghold is one of 2001's BEST Real Time Strategy Games. Plain and Simple... If you want to know WHY ... read on ... then go buy it!

PC Review - Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948-1973

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2001 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TalonSoft/Take 2 released this Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948-1973 a little while ago ... A new chapter in the award-winning Campaign Series. But these awards were won quite a few "years" ago ... One of the most intense conflicts the world has ever known, but is this game equally as intense?

PC REVIEW: Crazy Factory

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2001 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monte Cristo Games decided to surprise us with Crazy Factory, their new upcoming wacky business sim. Is it a crazy idea to make this title? Will it really drive you crazy? Or is it crazy to NOT play this game? Read on and find out ... im crazed out ...

PC Review: The Mystery of The Druids

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2001 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Prepare for a classical adventure that will keep you captivated in a point-and-click exploration through time when a case of murder turns out to be part of a sacred ritual, only now being completed. 1000 years after it began! MOTD is a perfect blend of modern intrigue and olden day mystery accompanied by an engrossing story line full of plot twists and dashes of humor.

PC REVIEW - Myst III : EXILE

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2001 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

One of the most successfull franchises in PC history and undoubtfully one of the most impressive (graphically anyhow) games in the history of pc gaming MUST be the Myst series. Five years in the developing Ubi Soft unleashed Myst III : Exile ... Was it worth the wait? read the review and find out ...

PC REVIEW : House Of The Dead 2

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2001 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

House Of The Dead 2 is a PC port of the Arcade game House Of The Dead .. Published by Empire Interactive and developed by Sega this title brings the zombies to a monitor near you .. but should they STAY?