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PC Preview - 'EverQuest II'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

PS2 Preview - 'Spyro: A Hero's Tail'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 17, 2004 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to capture and control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the lands back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control.

Xbox Preview - 'Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 15, 2004 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' is Bandai's upcoming PlayStation 2 action game based on the seminal anime series by Masamune Shirow. Featuring a stunning 3D game world and over 20 minutes of breathtaking CGI, the game allows players to assume the role of Major Kusanagi as she shoots her way through an army of tough as nails enemies.

PC Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Jim Broach on Oct. 13, 2004 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.

PS2 Preview - 'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 10, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun!

PS2 Preview - 'Technic Beat'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 8, 2004 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Technic Beat, you listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, you dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, you achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As you progress and gain skill, you are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups.

PC Preview - 'Sid Meier's Pirates!'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Sid Meier's Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'BloodRayne 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet in BloodRayne 2.

PC Preview - 'Law & Order: Justice is Served'

by Judy on Oct. 1, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Law & Order: Justice is Served immerses players in a murder mystery involving a young female tennis star. Featuring two phases of exciting & challenging gameplay, players join their favorite stars from the TV show to first solve the crime and then try the case.

Xbox Preview - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 27, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Red Storm studio, Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future.

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 24, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, the PS2 version of Ghost Recon 2 is the first Clancy title to be built from the ground up for the console. This version acts as a prequel to the Xbox version, which is set in 2011. Ghost Recon 2 allows players to utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest, deadliest A.I. yet in an epic struggle.

PS2 Preview - 'Shadow Hearts: Covenant'

by Dru Morgan on Sept. 21, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Amidst the chaos of World War I over a year after the original Shadow Hearts ended, Yuri and Karin embark on an epic journey testing their power and magic skills to combat terrifying creatures and conquer the evil that Rasputin plans to unleash upon the world.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 20, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.

PC Preview - 'Full Spectrum Warrior'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 19, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Full Spectrum Warrior began as a training aid for the U.S. Army to reinforce Army doctrine and team effort within the troops. It is the most realistic portrayal of contemporary urban warfare. Players become the Squad Leader, commanding Alpha and Bravo squads. There is potential for danger down every alley, behind every window. It's not about how many kills you have, it's about getting your men home in one piece!

Xbox Preview - 'Halo 2' Part 2

by Inexhist on Sept. 18, 2004 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. Our preview turned out way longer than we anticipated, so here is part 2, and final one, of our big indepth Halo 2 preview..

Xbox Preview - 'Halo 2' Part 1

by Inexhist on Sept. 16, 2004 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. Our preview turned out way longer than we anticipated, so here is part 1 of our big indepth Halo 2 preview..

PS2 Preview - 'The Incredibles'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 15, 2004 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Incredibles tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes that are trying to live a quiet, suburban life, but are forced back into action in order to save the world. Use your superpowers against bombs, bullets, robots, and lasers. Your enemy controls them all. The only way to survive being The Incredibles is to truly be incredible.

Xbox Preview - 'SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 14, 2004 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The clash between the popular characters of SNK and CAPCOM comes to the Xbox. This time SNK takes the baton from the previously released "Capcom vs SNK" to again bring players the dream match of fighting games, all with the unique SNK touch. An incredible clash of 36 characters from world famous SNK and Capcom franchises such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter.

PC Preview - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Multiplayer

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 14, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl brings to life the actual Chernobyl terrain in the year 2012 - six years after a mysterious second explosion rocks the landscape. As a "stalker" exploring the vast "Exclusion Zone" to procure artifacts for the black market, players must survive mutant creatures, dangerous anomalous areas, competing "stalkers" and a military charged with quarantining the 30 square kilometer area.