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GBA Review - 'Shark Tale'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Shark Tale" takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.

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

by Justin on Dec. 2, 2004 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PC Review - 'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 2, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses.

Xbox Review - 'Lord of the Rings: The Third Age'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

Xbox Review - 'Need for Speed Underground 2'

by Kris Graft on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they'll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town.

PS2 Review - 'WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW'

by Hank on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Yuke's Co., Ltd. of Japan, "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW" features more than 50 WWE Superstars including John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton. In "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW," players will have the ability to compete in head-to-head online play, a first for any wrestling game.

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

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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!

Xbox Review - 'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone'

by Inexhist on Nov. 29, 2004 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun.

PS2 Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne'

by Agustin on Nov. 29, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

While Nocturne continues the series' tradition of a modern-day post-apocalyptic setting, demonic overtones and mature themes, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is based on the special edition "director's cut" version of the game that was released in Japan earlier this year, which features an appearance from one of videogaming's most popular characters, Dante, from Capcom's Devil May Cry series.

Xbox Review - 'TRON 2.0: Killer App'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 28, 2004 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TRON 2.0: Killer App is an epic FPS that digitizes players inside the world of a war-ravaged computer system on the verge of collapse from a seemingly unstoppable army of corrupt programs lead by the evil "user" Thorne. As Thorne's relentless army grows, it infects helpless programs, converting them into savage digital mercenaries aimed at spreading viral agents throughout the system.

PS2 Review - 'Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed'

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 28, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In a brand-new twist to the series, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed sets players on a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes. A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed stars everyone’s favorite heroes, Spike and Natalie, and features an all-star character line-up from the original Ape Escape games.

PS2 Review - 'Need for Speed Underground 2'

by Hank on Nov. 27, 2004 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they'll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town.

Xbox Review - 'TOCA Race Driver 2'

by Agustin on Nov. 27, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Race Driver 2 will provide petrol head gamers with the most diverse range of challenging motorsports ever seen in one game. Over 30 global championships will be featured, with players competing in events including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix and Classic Car Racing.

PC Review - 'Kohan II: Kings of War

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With six unique races and five political factions to choose from, players will head into battle with thirteen potential combinations and will watch in amazement as hundreds of units wage war in intense real-time strategy action. KINGS OF WAR offers countless hours of replayability due to its unique multiplayer game types, and adaptive artificial intelligence, amongst other innovative features.

PS2 Review - 'The Nightmare of Druaga'

by Kris Graft on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon is an action-based role-playing game which features a rapid At-Once Turn System (ATS), emphasizing immediate execution of actions which keeps the tempo of the game fast.

PC Review - 'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, built using Valve's Half-Life 2 Source Technology, allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series.

PS2 Review - 'Technic Beat'

by Agustin on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS2 Review - 'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.

Xbox Review - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 23, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PC Review - 'Arena Wars'

by Reldan on Nov. 23, 2004 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

It's the year 2137. From a military training simulation a new kind of sport evolved: Arena Wars. The sport has attracted the greatest minds and the richest syndicates across the globe, each seeking to become legends in their own right, balancing strategy, speed and insidiousness. From many champions will rise one true power.