Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.
by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Bobby "Scaler" Jenkins got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor’s evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of…by transforming into one of them. Sneaky, elusive, witty and hysterical – this unexpected hero will keep you guessing just what will happen next!
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.
Players will need to kick, punch and slice their way past Foot Ninjas and the turtles' archenemy, The Shredder, in two exciting game modes - Story and Battle Nexus. The four-player cooperative Story Mode is based on the FoxBox's TMNT Season 2, with individual player's performance and selection affecting the story line. The Battle Nexus Mode offers slick head-to-head action.
by Corey Owen on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Bringing a new dimension to stealth action games, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.
by Kris Graft on Nov. 7, 2004 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Set 50 years after the War of Heroes, players assume the role of a general in a fantasy battlefield. Players must fight alongside their troops and use catapults, dragons or any means necessary to crush the Dark Legions and put an end to the terror they've unleashed on the sacred Holy Grounds.
by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 7, 2004 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Xtreme Legends allows the player to continue from the original version by adding four new legendary warriors with unique new stories and multiple endings. New battle scenarios from the era are added as are new weapons, skills and items. When Samurai Warriors is "re-mixed" with Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends, new characterisations are added to the stories of other characters and characterisations from Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends will appear in the original storylines
by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 6, 2004 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django is the second installment in the popular Boktai franchise bringing back one of the most innovative features to be implemented into a video game - the signature solar sensor technology, which incorporates natural sunlight into gameplay.
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!
The annual King of Fighters tournament is set to begin in one week. As the gala festivities begin, turf wars are breaking out among the underworld street gangs. The conflict is so severe that it threatens to drag the participants of the KOF tournament into the fray. The honor and tradition of the tournament is at stake. The gangs must be stopped at all costs.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 5, 2004 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Set in the Pacific Theatre of WWII, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault for the PC represents a unique addition to the award-winning Medal of Honor franchise. Players step into the boots of Marine Private Tom Conlin and feel his shock at the destruction of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, his growing resolve in the fight for Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, and his triumph at the penultimate battle for Tarawa Island.
'Outlaw Golf 2' will be even more raunchy with all new courses, new characters (and old favorites), golf cart stunt driving, enhanced AI and controls, and an all new way to beat up your caddie to regain your composure. Outlaw Golf 2 will be on the Xbox Live multiplayer game network so gamers can see if their shafts match up to other duffers around the world.
by Mark Crump on Nov. 4, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
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 Nov. 3, 2004 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
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.
by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 12:15 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.
by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 1, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Maps at the ready! Princess Peach has been kidnapped and Mario must follow the map's clues to the Star Crystals - the only power able to guide him to the Princess. But beware you will meet many people along the way and it is up to you to decide if they are friend or enemy! Mario can partner up with characters that can then combine with Mario to allow new moves.
by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 29, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Playing as both the detective Sherlock himself and his no less-loved sidekick Dr Watson, the player must investigate their way around massive, sumptuous levels rich in graphical detail, which will delight knowledgeable fans and newcomers alike.
by Kris Graft on Oct. 29, 2004 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
It's time to go globetrotting on a sick international road trip with Tony Hawk and Bam Margera. THUG 2 delivers a hilarious story mode, an unprecedented level of customization, and more moves than the Skate Gods could dream of. Grab your board, an arsenal of spray paint and prepare to wreak havoc around the world. Also check our THUG 2 PC and Xbox reviews.
Conflict: Vietnam follows the progress of four US soldiers, Ragman, Junior, Hoss and Cherry, cut off from their unit during the 1968 Tet Offensive and tasked with fighting their way back to friendly lines.
In Bad Boys: Miami Takedown, a new drug has emerged in Miami, and its use is spreading fast. As key members of the Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT), players take on the roles of either Mike Lowrey or Marcus Burnett and must stop the highly organized cartels that are flooding the market with this new drug. Players need to move fast to make sure the TNT cops are not DOA.
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