GBA Review - 'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma'

by Agustin on March 1, 2004 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees.

PC Review - 'Two Thrones'

by Nathan Mourfield on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Two Thrones takes place in the years between 1337 and 1490, in a time where nobility and the church held the power. Noble families in France and England are engaged in an epic war for the control of the Two Thrones of the kingdoms, a battle that will define the future of the medieval Europe. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Mafia'

by Hank on Feb. 25, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies.

PS2 Review - 'Wrath Unleashed'

by Hank on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'NHL Rivals 2004'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hockey fans will be able to settle old grudge matches and create new rivalries online using Xbox Live. Gamers will be able to track individual and team stats, leader boards and win/loss records as well as support cooperative, team, ranked and non-ranked play. With Xbox Live, gamers will be able to download quarterly roster updates, All-Star game rosters and updated player ratings. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 23, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Read more for the full review ...

NGC/PS2/Xbox Review - 'Sonic Heroes'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 23, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SEGA’s legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic multi-platform debut and embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist in “Sonic Heroes.” Sonic and his friends have evolved, adopting a configuration feature that lets gamers control three playable characters simultaneously, using Sonic’s speed, Knuckles’ power, and Tails’ ability to fly, to conquer massive worlds. Our resident Sonic fanatic got his hands on all versions and compared them to eachother, read more to read the full review ...

PC Review - 'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 22, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SpellForce is the latest creation of Phenomic Games, the team behind the world-famous "Settlers" series. SpellForce marries the RPG and RTS genres together to give an Innovative new game experience. SpellForce takes place in an awe-inspiring 3D environment. The player can control huge armies via an isometric view and then zoom into a first person mode to control individual units. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'NFL Street'

by Hank on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NFL STREET features fast-paced, 7-on-7 gameplay where players high step, pitch, and crush their way down the field. Choose from 300 of the NFL's biggest ballers from all 32 teams including legends like Barry Sanders. The gameplay controls are easy to pick up but challenging to master. Outscoring your opponents is no longer enough. Bring some style to your game by showboating down the field to earn the gamebreakers necessary to rule the streets.

GBA Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Agustin on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in 19th century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining adventure and intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon suspends the laws of space, gravity, and the human body. Players represent one of four characters: Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, or Lo.

PS2 Review - 'AirForce Delta Strike'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Strap in and take off. The latest addition to the successful AirForce Delta franchise flies onto the Sony PlayStation2 this fall with AirForce Delta Strike. Join a cast of highly skilled pilots and get lost in this gripping universe with multiple endings and non-stop action. AFDS flies into uncharted territory with its unique brand of action flight combat, interplanetary missions, compelling characters and intense futuristic storyline.

GBA Review - 'Sonic Battle'

by Agustin on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Sonic Battle" brings furious combat action to the Game Boy Advance, as Sonic and his friends set out to determine which one of them is really the best fighter! Choose from eight characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choose the arena, set the rules, customize your special attacks, and then engage in non-stop battles.

PC Review - 'UFO: Aftermath'

by Velvey on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, tactical strategy game with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining a global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas.

GBA Review - 'CT Special Forces'

by Nathan Mourfield on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You are a part of the CT Special Forces unit, the elite Counter-Terrorist Special Forces commando and have all the necessary means for putting an end to the threat of terrorism. In CT Special Forces players take on the role of three elite soldiers--a paratrooper, a helicopter pilot, and a sniper--who are equipped with high-tech weaponry.

PC Review - 'Road to Baghdad'

by Velvey on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take Command in "Operation Iraqi Freedom!" Command your troops on the Road to Baghdad as they engage in key scenarios based on the recent conflict "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Engage the enemy in intense, pulse-pounding combat in the deserts of Iraq. Based on Atomic Games' Close Combat engine so amongst the fanbase this is considered CC6, but is it a worthy successor?

PS2 Review - 'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma'

by Hank on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees.

PS2 Review - 'R-Type Final'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

It all began in 1987 with a revolutionary arcade shooter called R-Type. Now the classic shooter is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2.

GBA Review - 'Max Payne'

by Justin on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Max Payne is the stylish, urban, revenge-driven story of a fugitive cop with nothing to lose. Based in New York City's grimy underground, Max Payne is a fully realized rendition of the best-selling PC and console hit which sold over 4 million units, combining narrative-driven, cinematic gameplay with the latest in handheld videogame technology to deliver what promises to be the most intense Game Boy Advance experience this year.

PS2 Review - 'BlowOut'

by Hank on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In BlowOut you assume the role of Major John 'Dutch' Cane, a leader of a mercenary commando platoon, fighting against the deadliest enemies the universe has ever seen. A U.S. Marine Space Force headquarters has been overrun by the vicious mutant Xenomorphs, leaving a gap in the operational defenses. Gamers must use specialized sensor equipment and massive firepower to locate and take out the enemy before they have a chance to zero in on the station's control center and threaten colonized space.

PC Review - 'Wildlife Park'

by Mark Crump on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The player must build a Wildlife Park from the ground up, continually tweaking it so that the little giggling visitors will happily spend their money. He starts out with only the park area, a ticket booth and a decent amount of money. From there the player has to buy some attractive animals, build their surroundings, add a few employees and then open the gates and let the visitors flow in. The game consists of several different terrains in different areas around the globe on which the player can start up his new Wildlife Park business.