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PS2 Preview - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga'

by Agustin on March 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!

Xbox Preview - 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory'

by Thomas Wilde on March 21, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline.

PC Preview - 'Lego Star Wars'

by Gordy Wheeler on March 17, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.

PC Preview - 'Hell Forces'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 15, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop the dreaded forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

PC Preview - 'The Matrix Online'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 14, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online, developed by Monolith and EON Entertainment, will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Obscure'

by Thomas Wilde on March 13, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the style of Hollywood’s popular horror movie genre, Obscure tracks a group of five all-American high school students who discover the halls they walk each day are anything but safe from their most horrifying nightmares. A string of mysterious disappearances and unexplained events set the stage for a night more horrifying than any trip to detention...

Xbox Preview - 'Still Life'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 11, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

PS2 Preview - 'Lego Star Wars'

by Alicia on March 10, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.

PC Preview - 'Operation: Matriarchy'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 10, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In 'Operation: Matriarchy' you are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Juiced'

by Paul Reith on March 9, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

PC Preview - 'Empire Earth 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 8, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Battlestations: Midway'

by Thomas Wilde on March 7, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Battlestations: Midway is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

PS2 Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on March 4, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

PS2 Preview - 'Enthusia Professional Racing'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 28, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

PC Preview - 'Still Life'

by Judy on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

PC Preview - 'SWAT 4'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. We recently had the chance to check out a rather complete beta build, read more for our impressions ...

PC Preview - 'Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Fight Night Round 2'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Fight Night Round 2 will let you go head-to-head with the best of boxing including Bernard Hopkins, Middleweight Champion of the World and cover athlete for EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2, as well as legendary boxers Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Joe Frazier. We had a chance to check out a build, read more for some impressions.

PS2 Preview - 'Cold Winter'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 21, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Cold Winter is set in a dark world of global espionage, full of international intrigue, action and suspense. This story of a disavowed secret agent unfolds through three different threads and takes place in eight distinct environments that are as gritty as they are beautiful. Cold Winter will also incorporate a variety of immersive environments, from the dank hopelessness of a Chinese prison, to the exotic beauty of cities like Cairo and Hong Kong.

Xbox Preview - 'Phantom Dust'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 20, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Phantom Dust is an anime-inspired game set in a post-apocalyptic era where chaos has forced people underground for safety. Players must journey above ground in a quest to learn who and what was behind the destruction, but the surface is a place of deadly evil filled with unimaginable abominations. It is also home to mysterious particles known only as Phantom Dust, a force unlike any other that has given some members of the human race unimaginable super powers.