Xbox Review - 'SWAT: Global Strike Team'

by Jordan Van Nest on Nov. 16, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 15, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are about to embark on a whole new videogame adventure filled with arcade-style kick-butt action that will leave you shell-shocked. TMNT continues the series' famous style of "beat 'em up" gameplay, now with cell-shaded 3D graphics, an engaging storyline, a full cast of characters, and the voices from the animated TV show. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Karaoke Revolution expands on Konami's popular Dance Dance Revolution series that features music as the focus of the game and gets people of all ages up on their feet and dancing. With this new karaoke title, music is again at the heart of the game - but now, gamers will show off their vocal skills as they sing along to their favorite songs. Read more for the full review & let's all sing along...

PS2 Review - 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu'

by Hank on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will stay true to the Batman franchise with intense action-packed gameplay and challenging villains. Featuring favorite super heroes from the Batman universe including Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, the game also includes a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu, and three villains never before seen in the Batman video game world: Clayface, Scarecrow and Bane.

PC Review - 'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Trials of Atlantis will introduce the ability for players to swim to explore the submerged civilization. The expansion reveals that the citizens of Atlantis, foreseeing the demise of their society, built a series of Trials into the ruins of their civilization. The Trials were designed to challenge future cultures that discover and seek to explore the ancient lands. Our resident DoAC guru had a chance to get a virtual tour guided by the able hands of Mythic Ent. As an MMORPG requires days, if not weeks, of playing in order to make a fair and accurate review, a few days into the game, this should be considered a "first impression", a full review to come soon ...

GBA Review - 'Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand'

by Justin on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The story of the game follows Django, a vampire hunter who must venture through deep, dark dungeons to rid the world of evil demons. His ability to hunt down vampires during the day is far superior to his ability to hunt them down at night. Conversely, vampires are weaker during the day and much stronger by night. Boktai is the first game to integrate light and real world conditions into the adventure's storyline. In Boktai, the amount of time that the player spends with the game in the sun will have a direct impact on the hero's powers, the strength/weakness of the enemies and consequently, the overall outcome of the game.

Xbox Review - 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds'

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again!

PS2 Review - 'Starsky and Hutch'

by Hank on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Following the style of the TV show the game won't just simply be another driver/shooter. In each level you'll have to maintain viewer ratings (VR) that acts like a timer. Saunter around Bay City carefully obeying the speed limit and people will switch off with boredom; reproduce the over the top driving of the cult duo performing corner slides and ploughing through every cardboard box infested alley that gets in the way and your ratings will soar.

PS2 Review - 'Lethal Skies II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 8, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Heaven and Hell'

by Justin on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all! Read more for the full review...

GBA Review - 'Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Munch, the Gabbit with Odditude, and his side-kick Abe are leading an off-beat revolution to save the world! With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts.

PC Review - 'Battle Engine Aquila'

by ToAstA on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immersed in a series of increasingly frantic missions, you - playing the part of Hawk, the pilot of the prototype Battle Engine, codenamed Aquila - take part in a saga that sweeps across a ravaged globe. You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Once Upon A Knight'

by Ben Zackheim on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay — while never taking itself too seriously. It features extensive play with a comprehensive real-time strategy mode and exciting RPG modes. Throughout, Once Upon A Knight mixes hardcore depth and detail with a clever, tongue-in-cheek sensibility that appeals to a broad range of gamers.

PC Review - 'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first Real-Time Strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles will erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien's World. Play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or play as the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Grabbed by the Ghoulies'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grabbed by the Ghoulies is a humorous beat-'em-up adventure game that takes place in a haunted house full of crazed ghoulies. Gamers play the role of Cooper, a kid on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, who has been "grabbed by the ghoulies." Players will venture through the haunted and ominous Ghoulhaven Hall, battling it out with a variety of monsters while trying to escape the many tricks, traps and shocks awaiting them along the way. Packed with action, "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" is filled with unexpected surprises, and all that fail to get through Ghoulhaven Hall are imprisoned within and never seen again.

Gamecube Review - 'WWE Wrestlemania XIX'

by ToAstA on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The glory lives on in WrestleMania XIX only for the GameCube. Featuring real-life Superstar abilities, an enhanced grappling experience and original story mode, players can enact 'Sweet Revenge' on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 2, 2003 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gruntilda is back and it's up to Banjo and Kazooie to stop her master plan! Take control of Banjo and follow him back through the pages of history, encountering puzzles, battles, and faces old and new in an all-new adventure marking Banjo-Kazooie's handheld debut! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Conflict: Desert Storm 2'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'Conflict: Desert Storm 2' focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Enigma: Rising Tide'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. Read more for the full review ...