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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.

PSP Preview - 'Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 16, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a third-person action game that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe.

PSP Preview - 'Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a fast-paced, hack 'n slash action game with randomly-generated environments, monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics and wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay, offering a compelling, on-the-go gameplay experience. Sony Online was in town and decided to show us its latest RPG in action.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Project: Snowblind'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay.

PS2 Preview - 'Musashi: Samurai Legend'

by Alicia on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The second release of the Musashi series makes its debut on the PS2 featuring exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay utilizing manga shaded graphics. Like a true samurai, Musashi's powers of observation will pay off in the heat of battle as he channels this energy to learn his opponents' techniques. A new mode of his protective services has also been employed, in which he literally carries his characters to safety.

PSP Preview - 'Coded Arms'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 8, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. We had a chance for some hands-on time, read more for our report ...

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Constantine'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with sceptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

PSP Preview - 'Metal Gear Acid'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 4, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Metal Gear Acid is a turn-based, tactical espionage game that requires players to collect cards and strategically construct their own decks to complete various missions and objectives. Boasting a compelling storyline filled with new characters and incredible cut scenes, Metal Gear Acid will draw players into an all-new adventure packed with intrigue – designed specifically for the portable gaming enthusiast.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Close Combat: First to Fight'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 3, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat!

PSP Preview - 'Death Jr.'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Death Jr. is a new action platforming game that seamlessly blends elements from first-person shooters with the exploration of a third-person platformer and serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat for the PSP.

PC Preview - 'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements.

NDS Preview - 'Castlevania'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 31, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Castlevania for DS will continue the storyline that first emerged in the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow ended, Castlevania for DS will take players on a harrowing and challenging journey of selflessness.

PC Preview - 'Restricted Area'

by Reldan on Jan. 29, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario.

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by Paul Reith on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

PS2 Preview - 'Destroy All Humans!'

by Alicia on Jan. 21, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Do you want to conquer the earth? Sure, we all do. And with THQ and Pandemic’s Destroy All Humans, you can finally enjoy raining terror and destruction down upon the dim-witted people of planet Earth. Armed with psychic powers, a stylin’ spaceship, and your trusty Anal Probe, you’ll be able to show those stinking humans the unquestionable superiority of the Furon Empire.