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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 ...

PC Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by ToAstA on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. Players take the role of the Prince in the exotic, mysterious world of ancient Persia. Using groundbreaking animations and innovative time-control powers to recapture the Sands of Time, their role is to restore peace to the land. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds'

by Justin on Jan. 17, 2004 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Just as in the "Magic" card game, in "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" players will choose a duelist and up to two of "Magic's" five colors -- red, green, white, blue, and black -- to attempt to reduce their opponent's life to zero. Of course, getting an opponent to zero will not be easy; players will have to utilize lightning reflexes, strategic brilliance and, on occasion, raw power to overcome an enemy.

PS2 Review - 'Whiplash'

by Thomas Leaf on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Whiplash is set in a high-tech product testing facility where questionable experiments are conducted on animals. Playing as Spanx, you must use Redmond as a weapon to not only escape, but also to free other enslaved animals and bankrupt the corporation by destroying property. Whiplash combines a unique 'chain' gameplay mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction, rich combat and slapstick humour.

PS2 Review - 'Muppets Party Cruise'

by Hank on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

No one parties harder than the Muppets, and in Muppet Party Cruise players set sail with the Muppet crew for tons of hilarious, family-friendly fun. One to four players can play as one of six Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Pepe the King Prawn and The Great Gonzo in 30 action-packed mini-games! Muppet Party Cruise also features authentic Muppet voice talent and bonus movie shorts created by The Jim Henson Company. Come aboard the wackiest party boat around!

PS2 Review - 'Culdcept'

by Hank on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Culdcept, each player has a customizable deck of 50 cards that come from a total in-game deck of 480. Up to four players (human or computer-driven) maneuver around the map, taking control of unclaimed land in an effort to build their power. Players defend their land by placing creatures from their card hand on the individual terrains. Battles ensue when opposing players land on occupied space and don't wish to pay the "toll." Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Dragon Ball: Taiketsu'

by Agustin on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball: Taiketsu allows players to unleash devastating combos or super moves alone or against friends in huge multiplayer battles. Choose from one of 15 DBZ characters including villains Frieza, Cell and Buu, and for the first time ever take on the role of the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly! Battle opponents on the ground or in the air, and power-up characters to their strongest forms. Can you fight your way to the top? Read more for the full review ...