by Corey Owen on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under
In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.
Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Read more for the full review ...
Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live.
by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under
Pursue the world’s most dangerous fugitives across 5 sprawling real world locations. Dole out cruel and unusual punishment as you engage fugitives in fierce hand to hand combat and bring the worlds most wanted to justice! Read more for the full review ...
by Mark Crump on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under
Railroad Tycoon 3 offers a fully realised 3D gaming world, scaling from eye in the sky views of entire continents down to incredibly detailed close-ups of beautifully modelled locomotives, buildings and landscapes. Players of Railroad Tycoon 3 begin the game with a modest sum of capital at the beginning of the Golden Era of Railroading and expand their empire into major cities, while purchasing the latest locomotives, forcing competitors into bankruptcy, and exploiting the stock market to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon. Read more for the full review ...
by Justin on Nov. 17, 2003 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under
RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. In the game, players collect salvaged parts -- which upgrade the 30 vehicles with items such nitrous thrust and armor plating -- to unlock secret features and help explore the world in a search for hidden blueprints. Read more for the full review ...
by ToAstA on Nov. 17, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under
Mega-Corporations are competing for control of the Valkyria System and its most precious resource, Chrome. Espionage, sabotage and theft are common practice, and no one is better at it than Logan, mercenary for hire. Become Logan in this first-person tactical shooter. Wield an extensive range of weapons. Operate vehicles on land, sea, and air. Learn that one man, the right man, can make a difference. Read more to check out the full review ...
by Jordan Van Nest on Nov. 16, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under
SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before. Read more for the full review ...
by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 15, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are about to embark on a whole new videogame adventure filled with arcade-style kick-butt action that will leave you shell-shocked. TMNT continues the series' famous style of "beat 'em up" gameplay, now with cell-shaded 3D graphics, an engaging storyline, a full cast of characters, and the voices from the animated TV show. Read more for the full review ...
Karaoke Revolution expands on Konami's popular Dance Dance Revolution series that features music as the focus of the game and gets people of all ages up on their feet and dancing. With this new karaoke title, music is again at the heart of the game - but now, gamers will show off their vocal skills as they sing along to their favorite songs. Read more for the full review & let's all sing along...
by Hank on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will stay true to the Batman franchise with intense action-packed gameplay and challenging villains. Featuring favorite super heroes from the Batman universe including Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, the game also includes a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu, and three villains never before seen in the Batman video game world: Clayface, Scarecrow and Bane.
by Mark Crump on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under
Trials of Atlantis will introduce the ability for players to swim to explore the submerged civilization. The expansion reveals that the citizens of Atlantis, foreseeing the demise of their society, built a series of Trials into the ruins of their civilization. The Trials were designed to challenge future cultures that discover and seek to explore the ancient lands. Our resident DoAC guru had a chance to get a virtual tour guided by the able hands of Mythic Ent. As an MMORPG requires days, if not weeks, of playing in order to make a fair and accurate review, a few days into the game, this should be considered a "first impression", a full review to come soon ...
by Justin on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under
The story of the game follows Django, a vampire hunter who must venture through deep, dark dungeons to rid the world of evil demons. His ability to hunt down vampires during the day is far superior to his ability to hunt them down at night. Conversely, vampires are weaker during the day and much stronger by night. Boktai is the first game to integrate light and real world conditions into the adventure's storyline. In Boktai, the amount of time that the player spends with the game in the sun will have a direct impact on the hero's powers, the strength/weakness of the enemies and consequently, the overall outcome of the game.
by Judy on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again!
by Hank on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under
Following the style of the TV show the game won't just simply be another driver/shooter. In each level you'll have to maintain viewer ratings (VR) that acts like a timer. Saunter around Bay City carefully obeying the speed limit and people will switch off with boredom; reproduce the over the top driving of the cult duo performing corner slides and ploughing through every cardboard box infested alley that gets in the way and your ratings will soar.
Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Read more for the full review ...
by Justin on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under
What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all! Read more for the full review...
Munch, the Gabbit with Odditude, and his side-kick Abe are leading an off-beat revolution to save the world! With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts.
by ToAstA on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under
Immersed in a series of increasingly frantic missions, you - playing the part of Hawk, the pilot of the prototype Battle Engine, codenamed Aquila - take part in a saga that sweeps across a ravaged globe. You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them! Read more for the full review ...
by Ben Zackheim on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under
Set within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay — while never taking itself too seriously. It features extensive play with a comprehensive real-time strategy mode and exciting RPG modes. Throughout, Once Upon A Knight mixes hardcore depth and detail with a clever, tongue-in-cheek sensibility that appeals to a broad range of gamers.