Gamecube Review - 'The Sims Bustin' Out'

by Agustin on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy!

PS2 Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The time has come to go beyond the Dragon Ball Z sagas and experience the full force of the most powerful fighters in the universe. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will challenge players like no other DBZ game before. Begin with an all-new single player “Dragon World” that opens the story to new match-ups, surprising character appearances, and missions that will amaze.

PC Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by ToAstA on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.

Xbox Review - 'XIII'

by Jordan Van Nest on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Silent Storm'

by Velvey on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Armed & Dangerous'

by Corey Owen on Jan. 25, 2004 @ 11:45 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Divine Divinity'

by Ben Zackheim on Jan. 25, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in a new fantasy universe, Divine Divinity takes the player on a fantastic quest in a land torn apart by corruption and dark magic. Throughout his journeys the player will get the chance to develop his character as one of six character types, and meet a variety of people and fantastical beings.

Gamecube Review - 'Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound Kingdom'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 25, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Falsebound Kingdom is a real-time strategy game at heart, Falsebound Kingdom follows the adventures of Yugi and his friends from the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV show as they strive to escape from the sinister virtual world in which they have been trapped. Fans of the series will now be able to set their favorite TV characters against one another in exciting 3-on-3 monster team battles for heated duels that unfold on a colorful 3D battlefield.

Gamecube Review - 'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System'

by Justin on Jan. 24, 2004 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne'

by Ricardo Chimal on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

When Max Payne debuted in July 2001 as an award-winning, best-selling PC game, it revolutionized the action genre with its cinematic combat sequences fueled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, Remedy is working closely with Rockstar Games on the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable.

PS2 Review - 'Bionicle'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Playing as the Toa, Toa Nuva and finally the 7th Toa, you must explore the six elementally-themed regions of Mata Nui - a tropical paradise of high mountains, great lakes and mighty volcanoes – rescue the scattered Matoran and break the spell of darkness sent by the evil Makuta. Read more for the full review ...

GameCube Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by Agustin on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.

PS2 Review - 'Looney Tunes: Back In Action'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players of Looney Tunes: Back In Action will be able to switch off playing either Bugs or Daffy on a scavenger hunt adventure around the world through several themed levels inspired by the film's diverse and wild locations. The action of the game lies in the chases and constant racing from level to level, as players try to pick up gizmos and clues in their search for the Blue Monkey Diamond.

PC Review - 'Lock On: Modern Air Combat'

by Mark Crump on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Feel the power of commanding a modern jet fighter. Fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulator. Lock On: Modern Air Combat combines a broad scope of game play that includes a dynamic campaign system, an immersive combat environment, and in-your-face action. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'The Sims Bustin' Out'

by Hank on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy!

Xbox Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by Corey Owen on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.

PC Review - 'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark'

by Velvey on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark introduces several new prestige classes, including the Shifter, a druidic class specializing in shape shifting; dozens of new feats, such as Epic Reputation, Craft Weapon and Armor Skin; a multitude of new weapons and spells, many designed solely for epic level characters; challenging new creatures pulled straight out of the Underdark, including Mind Flayers, Beholders and Driders; several new character voice sets for even greater character customization; and 17 new epic soundtracks from composer Jeremy Soule.

PS2 Review - 'Star Trek: Shattered Universe'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The universe is not as you know it… Think fast, shoot faster! Experience high-intensity space combat in a sinister alternative to the classic era setting of Star Trek: The Original Series. The opportunity awaits to pilot 10 unique, never-before-seen fighters into battle where you’ll engage enemies across 19 levels of incredible action. A good Star Trek game, could it be?

PC Review - 'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged'

by Velvey on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Anito is a Single-Player Isometric Adventure RPG game set in 16th century Asia, in the land of Maroka. Maroka is an island besieged both by internal conflict and armored invaders from a faraway land who are slowly turning Maroka into their monarch's colony. When Datu Maktan, leader of the Mangatiwala tribe and the land's most influential peacemaker, mysteriously disappears, it is up to his children Agila and Maya to find him and restore the delicate peace that their father has kept in balance, before conflicting forces tear the land apart.

Xbox Review - 'Counter-Strike'

by Eric on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Counter-Strike," the world's most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live. "Counter-Strike" features single-player missions taking place over a gritty realistic counterterrorist world, and allows gamers to challenge other players in team-based multiplayer games on Xbox Live and System Link. Read more for the full review ...