Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, coop multiplayer mode.
by Kris Graft on April 16, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The Kessen series melded two elements, ‘game’ and ‘drama’ together into grand epics that have won the acclaim of critics and consumers worldwide. The appeal of commanding one side of an epic clash between two great armies and the awe of watching dramatic events unfold across spectacular vistas are what the Kessen series is all about. Kessen III will be considered the game that redefined the Kessen series.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 15, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.
by David Wanaselja on April 14, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
As Spider-Man, players must master new combo moves as they protect the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock and other classic Marvel villains by swinging, jumping and wall-crawling through 19 new levels that extend beyond the film. Featuring an unprecedented depth of gameplay, players experience original storylines and battle through graphically rich 3D environments.
Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology.
by David Wanaselja on April 13, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
From the arcade racing series gamers know and love, Ridge Racer DS delivers a whole new experience to racing fans by offering true analog steering through the Nintendo DS touch screen, up to six-player multiplayer races, a variety of exciting single-player racing modes and much more. Ridge Racer DS offers all the fast-paced action gamers have come to expect from the Ridge Racer name -- now in the palm of their hands on the Nintendo DS.
Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!
by David Wanaselja on April 12, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Ace Combat Advance casts the player as a pilot in the United Air Defense. As the newest recruit, you must help the UAD to destroy the Air Strike Force and bring General Resources Ltd., an evil worldwide economic superpower, to its knees.
by Thomas Wilde on April 12, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal.
by John Curtis on April 11, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Lumines brings a unique puzzle experience to PSP owners, offering gameplay reminiscent of Tetris while including new innovations and enhancements in technology that fuse music, puzzles and luminescence.
by Paul Reith on April 11, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Play as stars from all 30 MLB teams, updated to '05 rosters. Pitch, hit, field, throw & steal bases with precise, easy-to-use controls. Experience all the action with behind-the-plate and top-down views. Connect with a fastball, watch it fly over the fence. Play 3 or 9-innings, or rise to the challenge of a tough series. Great features include pitcher/batter match-ups, unique player skills, team management and realistic sounds.
Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure is an action/adventure game allowing players to follow five different birthday adventures while playing as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore or Piglet. You must use the special skills of each character, such as Piglet's scary face or Eeyore's butterfly collecting, in order to help Winnie the Pooh advance through each level, and avoid the fast-moving Heffalumps and Woozles and, at the same time, collect honey pots to offer the bees in exchange for special items.
by Thomas Leaf on April 10, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Dynasty Warriors transports players onto the virtual battlefields of Ancient China to experience the thrill of fighting legions of ruthless enemy soldiers. Gamers can choose up to 42 playable characters, each wielding powerful weapons and lethal fighting skills.
by Geson Hatchett on April 9, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
TMNT Mutant Melee is the ultimate TMNT party experience. The game offers hours of bashing, crashing and trashing fun with more than 20 playable characters, a competitive Adventure mode and a huge variety of mini games and unlockables.
Now you can stomp on evil on the go with Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. With wireless multiplayer, four character classes, randomly generating maps and items, and dozens of quests, Untold Legends will keep you hacking and slashing for countless hours. Even if you go awhile between play sessions, you’ll never forget where you are or what you’re supposed to be doing with the new Adventure Journal system.
by Mike Davila on April 8, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 8, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Combining platform, puzzle and adventure elements, players must race against time and other dream travelers in the Dream Champ Tournament to collect stars, sun and moon fragments and become the ultimate Dream Champion. Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament offers five new puzzle-packed worlds where players must use boxes, bomb boxes, switches, goomies, springs and scales in their quest for glory.
id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.
by Thomas Leaf on April 7, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player (Baker) must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms.
For 18 months, a dedicated team of NASCAR gaming veterans from the top shops has been focused on creating the ultimate simulation for the 2005 NASCAR season. The game will feature the new Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship format and will also include the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Busch Series.
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