PC Preview - 'Earth 2160'

by Junior on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful Earth series. Your convoy is being hunted, your scout has gone missing and just before your final assault on the enemy base. When you think nothing more can go wrong sirens sound with warnings of an imminent attack on your city's battlements. Your next move is vital!

PC Preview - 'Hammer & Sickle'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world.

PS2 Preview - 'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary'

by Alicia on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bring a classic retro arcade into your home with the Namco Museum 50th Anniversary collection. All of the usual favorites like Pac-Man, Mappy, and Galaga are here in arcade-perfect form, along with rarities like Galaga '88, Pac-Mania, Rolling Thunder, and Bosconian. Save high scores to your memory card to compete with friends long after a game gets turned off.

PS2 Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

PC Preview - 'Quake IV'

by Matt Mefford on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

Xbox Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors 5'

by Alicia on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.

PC Preview - 'Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, allowing players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies.

PC Preview - 'Battleground Europe'

by Dan Barrow on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Battleground Europe – Volume 1 of the WWII Online Virtual Battlefield Series – is a totally unique MMOG that delivers the ultimate Player v Player experience where only your skills and knowledge, and those of your enemy, determines your fate and the outcome of the war. Its design allows players with adequate rank to plan and carry out tactical missions in first-person combat.

PS2 Preview - 'Radiata Stories'

by Agustin on Aug. 7, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

PC Preview - 'Tycoon City: New York'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

NGC/PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction'

by Alicia on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Going hands-on with Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is an amazing rush. You can break, smash, and throw nearly every object in the game, jump to the top of every building, and pull off some amazing stunts. Featuring an all-new storyline and classic Hulk characters like Doc Samson and the Abomination, Ultimate Destruction is absolutely the game that Hulk fans have been waiting for.

PC Preview - 'Origin of the Species'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 30, 2005 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Origin of the Species is a third-person action adventure title which combines real world locations, present day conspiracy, and both military and sci-fi enemies to produce a vibrant, fast-paced game world.

PC Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach'

by Thomas Wilde on July 28, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

Xbox Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 25, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

PC Preview - 'Fable: The Lost Chapters'

by Gordy Wheeler on July 22, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Thomas Wilde on July 20, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Movies'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Chad on July 14, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

PSP Preview - 'MediEvil'

by Eric on July 13, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

One hundred years have passed since the evil Sorcerer Zarok was defeated at the Battle of Gallowmere, heroically cut down by a mortally wounded Sir Daniel Fortesque. Or at least, that's what the people were told; in fact poor Sir Dan was a bit of a coward, falling in the very first wave of arrows. Now Zarok has returned, turning day into night, and raising an undead army to conquer the land. As a side effect Dan has also been resurrected... now, he has the chance to defeat Zarok and in death become the hero he never was in life.

PC Preview - 'Civilization IV'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.