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PC Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 20, 2006 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

PC Preview - 'Shadowgrounds'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in the near future, Shadowgrounds pits the player against oncoming alien hordes who are invading a colony base. The intriguing storyline takes on epic heights and mission highlights include investigating alien origins, helping in rescue evacuation and setting up defense perimeters.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'The Outfit'

by Matt Mefford on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Between a press tour and a pre-DICE event in Las Vegas, two of our wacky staffers were able to spend some hands-on time with THQ's upcoming X360 title, The Outfit. The schizophrenic tone of this preview is a result of the combination of their opinions, concerns, and observations … or their own underlying mental issues. You be the judge!

PSP Preview - 'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code'

by Agustin on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code is the next game in the Untold Legends series following the top- selling Brotherhood of the Blade. The Warrior's Code is an entirely new RPG, as compared to its predecessor, with an evolutionary interactive combat engine, new 3D enhanced graphics, special effects and lighting.

PC Preview - 'RF Online'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

With stunning in-game visuals and jaw-dropping character and environment detail, RF Online is an incredible next-generation MMO game. It features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in an MMO role-playing game.

PS2/Xbox Multiplayer Preview - 'Sonic Riders'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards gamers will experience a heightened sense of Extreme sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

PC Preview - 'Birth of America'

by Andrew Glenn on Feb. 12, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory. It is a rather complete and detailed simulation of the two most important wars in Colonial America - from 1755 to 1783 - but with a simple and elegant new simultaneous turn-based engine.

PS2 Preview - 'State of Emergency 2'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 11, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

State of Emergency 2 takes place 10 years after the original and has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members.

PSP Preview - 'Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror will not only see the return of Gabe Logan, but also Theresa, Lipan and Lian Xing. The PSP version will allow you to give commands to the rest of your team a la SOCOM, and a multiplayer wi-fi mode is also par of the new features.

PS2 Preview - 'Shadow Hearts: From The New World'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 9, 2006 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes place in the US during the Great Depression. With an improved Judgment Ring System, a gripping and inspirational storyline, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations including Chicago, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and New York.

PC Preview - 'EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 8, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Kingdom of Sky is the second expansion for EQ II and features a structured achievement system of skills and abilities, expands the arena challenges with four deadly new arena champions and two new arena zones, 10 new adventure zones, 25 new enemies, and troves full of new treasures.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Full Auto'

by Alicia on Feb. 7, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Combine fully-automatic, weapon-equipped vehicles with highly detailed and interactive urban environments and you have Full Auto, the most destructive racing action ever experienced in a game. This racer allows players to choose from a wide selection of unique vehicle designs and arm them with any combination of machine guns, cannons, and other deadly weapons.

PC Preview - 'Star Wars: Empire at War'

by David Wanaselja on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.

PS2 Preview - 'Black'

by Joe Keiser on Feb. 4, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Sonic Riders'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 3, 2006 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards gamers will experience a heightened sense of Extreme sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

Arcade Preview - 'DDR: SuperNOVA'

by Alicia on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) SuperNOVA, the first arcade version to be released in North America in more than six years, uses a completely new hardware engine that has been refined to deliver vibrant 3D backgrounds, cool music videos and crisp high-resolution graphics.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers'

by Matt Mefford on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I.

PS2 Preview - 'Grandia III'

by Alicia on Jan. 20, 2006 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, using an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. In Grandia III you play as Yuuki, a 16-year-old boy who dreams of being a pilot. When Yuuki meets Alfina, an elven shaman who can talk to holy beasts, he gets involved in a mission to find her brother Emilious, who turned evil and wants to conquering the world.

Xbox Preview - 'Black'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

PC Preview - 'Star Heritage 1: The Black Cobra'

by Dan Barrow on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Star Heritage is an adventure game in which you play the role of Earth’s secret agent, helping human coalition in the struggle with alien invaders. As fate would have it, you have found yourself on an unknown planet, not registered in any space catalogue, a long way away from any space trade lines. Your main goal is to leave the planet and continue the struggle for Mankind’s freedom.