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..
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.
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.
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.
by Paul Reith on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
From the developers of the hugely successful Time Crisis series, Crisis Zone is based on the classic arcade version with exclusive new features and levels for PlayStation 2 - most notably unique 'double gun-play' allowing players to choose whether to use one or two guns to blast their way to victory!
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' will take you from heroic fights against hideous monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies.
by Mark Crump on Sept. 12, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Omens of War will allow players to adventure solo, in groups, and in multiple player raids to complete "Epic Quests" and earn specialized Epic weapons to assist them in their battles. All-new character levels, items, spells, and quests will challenge the most veteran of players and a new task system will offer new players an easier way to gain experience and items.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Gamers can enlist for a second tour of duty on the intense front lines of WWII with Call of Duty: United Offensive. Delivering a compelling, all-new single player campaign filled with new weapons, character abilities and other expanded features, Call of Duty: United Offensive also offers a robust multiplayer experience introducing new maps and modes of play.
by Paul Reith on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Neo Contra integrates all of the classic shooting gameplay elements that have come to define this renowned series while bringing the experience to a 3D world. Longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise will find classic, fast-paced action as they battle huge bosses who will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. Players will need quick reflexes to dodge enemy attacks as well as access an arsenal of powerful weapons to defeat deadly enemies.
by Thomas Leaf on Sept. 8, 2004 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
"Space Interceptor: Project Freedom", previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays.
by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Get ready to take on the role of Spain’s most notorious police officer, Torrente. based on the top-grossing films of the same name, Torrente is a fascist, sexist, racist, drunk, and dirty cop who soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mafia. Now he must blast his way through street thugs and hit men battling for control over Madrid’s seedy underworld.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 6, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
In 'Shade: Wrath of Angels' you take on the role of a secretive ex-military mercenary, who receives a letter from his brother asking to meet him in an old Eastern European town. Once there the player finds the town strangely quiet - until he discovers dead bodies, frighten soldiers and scientists running away from the town.
by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 5, 2004 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!
by Paul Reith on Sept. 5, 2004 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Karaoke Revolution features a number of exciting single and multi-player modes that support up to eight other aspiring pop stars. Showtime Mode lets players climb from the clubs to the ultimate arena, while Arcade Mode and Karaoke Mode let you sing and compete alone or with friends. In addition, downloadable song packs, several customizable characters and multiple venues make it even more fun to step up to the mic!
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 3, 2004 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 2, 2004 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
In Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 30, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.
by Mark Crump on Aug. 30, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities in the 17th century Caribbean. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 29, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a lone vigilante whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city’s high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods normally reserved for those on the wrong side of the law.Ripped from the pages of the darkest stories in the Marvel Comics’ universe, embrace the world of The Punisher! Where justice ends, Punishment begins!
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