In Sid Meier's Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history.
The third generation of Beyblade games hits the Game Boy Advance in G-Revolution. Take up the role of Tyson Granger and test your Beyblade skills against all comers, collecting new Beyblades and parts as you go. Do you have what it takes to win the world championship?
by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 24, 2004 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Rumble Roses is the first-ever women’s wrestling game and is being developed by Yuke’s Entertainment. Starring the sexiest female models to grace the ring, this over-the-top grappler is set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Dec. 23, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Legacy: Dark Shadows is a point & click adventure with a dark science-fiction storyline spanning a period of 200 years. Legacy: Dark Shadows begins in 1942 with the battle of Stalingrad and ends in the distant future. You will meet more than 50 characters in nearly 100 locations.
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 23, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Feel the Magic: XY/XX challenges gamers to switch from tapping and rubbing the touch screen to screaming and blowing into the microphone to control character actions. As unique as the control system, the surreal, humor-driven story follows an "average Joe" who enlists the help of the Rub Rabbits, a suave gang of dramatic performers who wear plastic rabbit ears, to help him capture the attention of a beautiful young woman.
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
With its touch screen, wireless communication and voice recognition abilities, the dual-screened Nintendo DS offers video game fans innovative new ways to play. Each unit comes with an embedded communication program called PictoChat, as well as a demo version of Metroid Prime Hunters that features both single- and multiplayer action.
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
DDR Ultramix 2 combines fun, excitement, competition, choreography and physical interaction into one game. By accessing the enhanced Xbox Live support, players can compete head-to-head with other dancers nationwide, conduct online tournaments, upload content and download new songs, steps and characters. Also boasting a bigger music library than ever before, DDR Ultramix 2 includes exclusive songs, new game modes and content exclusively for the Xbox.
Pinball Hall of Fame developers FarSight Studios worked closely with pinball experts from the Pinball Hall of Fame in addition to conducting their own extensive research. The result is a game that will provide players with the ultimate pinball experience with realistic physics, true-to-life graphics and sounds captured directly from the actual tables.
In Alexander you will fight real-time battles using formations, combat and authentic military tactics, while commanding vast armies in foreign lands. Blood will be spilled on the battlefield and honor will be put to the test, as a combination of courage and strategy will determine the victor.
by Corey Owen on Dec. 20, 2004 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is the next chapter to the award winning game of 2003. Set in the unique timeframe of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before Star Wars Episode I, The Sith Lords features an all-new more perilous storyline, new characters, classes, locations and force powers.
Marking the franchise's first-ever appearance on the PS2, Duel Masters brings the Duel Masters universe to life with incredible 3D graphics. Players are invited play solo or battle against a friend in this challenging new adventure that also allows them to discover the powers of five never-before-seen creatures.
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
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 Kris Graft on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Dec. 18, 2004 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Law & Order: Justice is Served immerses players in a murder mystery involving a young female tennis star. Featuring two phases of exciting & challenging gameplay, players join their favorite stars from the TV show to first solve the crime and then try the case.
King Arthur is based on one of the summer’s most anticipated films. The King Arthur video game will utilize footage from the Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films movie and feature likenesses of characters from the film.
RollerCoaster Tycoon features all-new 3-D graphics and the ability to virtually "ride the rides", but will also allow players to design amazing fireworks displays that can be choreographed to the music of their choice. In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 also includes the ability to assign music to rides in the park, new realistic day and night cycles, a park lighting system and various weather effects.
by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Link's latest adventure starts as Vaati the wind sorcerer stirs trouble having been locked away long ago by the power of the Four-Sword. When Princess Zelda mysteriously goes missing, Link is tricked into releasing Vaati from his prison. Now our hero must use the power of the sword to split himself into four and once again lock Vaati away.
Fight Club, a "no-holds-barred" fighting game, will portray the brutality of street fighting while encompassing the action and story elements from the movie with intense visuals, untraditional moves, and bare-knuckle destruction. If only the game was half as good as the mvie ...
Catapulting the series to six new locations, Deer Hunter 2005 features terrain from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Southeast and Northeast to Canadian, Australian and German locales. Five new species of deer found in those locations, including the Axis Deer and the European Roe Deer, add realism to the game. Sophisticated animal behavior models and an advanced animal AI add compelling gameplay and increase the depth and challenge of the missions.
by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.
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