by The Cookie Snatcher on March 15, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under
Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.
"Kung Fu Chaos" allows up to four people to battle it out on huge interactive movie sets that provide an added challenge to the mayhem. In true Hong Kong style, the combat features over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action. Gamers can choose from an outrageous cast of characters, each with unique brawling capabilities.
Zapper is an action-packed and addictive game that starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen.
by Tristan on March 11, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under
As the city sleeps, the underground world of street racing awakes... This is a high stakes world where nothing matters but speed. Let the roar of supercharged engines ad the hiss of nitrous oxide propel the night into a high octane fury. You’re racing for respect and rule of the streets.
Max Payne is a stylish, urban, revenge driven action game based in New York City's grimy underground. Max Payne is a dark, searing tale of corruption and murder which combines the most popular elements from today's biggest box office action thrillers with the latest in videogame technology to deliver what promises to be one of the most original gameplay experiences this year. Max Payne Kung Fu Edition is a, literally, kick-ass mod that adds martial arts excitement to Remedy Entertainment's third-person shooter. We took it for a test ride, read more to find out how it went!
by Tristan on March 8, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under
Trailer Park Tycoon gets the real neighbourhood party started with a colourful cast of characters, distinct settings and outlandish events. This parody of a classic slice of Americana uses humour to engage the gamer and expand on gameplay elements. Trailer Park Tycoon incorporates enhanced 3D graphics and expanded direct control features to distinguish it from other tycoon titles.
by Hank on March 6, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under
To make the experience of modern war as immersive as possible, EA Pacific is using a proprietary state-of-the-art 3D engine, code-named “Sage,” which delivers unprecedented detail and interactivity. Because of Sage, Generals’ battlefields will include fully modeled urban cityscapes, rugged deserts, vast forests and frozen wastelands. Amazing special effects will allow players to crush cars with hulking tanks, blow out the windows of skyscrapers, or lace the skies with smoke from dueling fighter planes. Read more to check out our lengthy review!
Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period. Read more to know if it's a knock out or wether we got knocked out!
by Justin on March 5, 2003 @ 12:13 a.m. PST | Filed under
Feel the power of World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars 2002. Hurtle around the track at speeds in excess of 170 Mph as you race your way to the sprint car hall of fame! With jaw dropping graphics, realistic physics, and boundless white knuckle action, World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars 2002 will take your breath away. So you have what it takes to master the meanest machines on wheels? Read more and find out!
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action.
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced is the sequel to the smash hit Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. The story takes place directly after the events of the first, but takes gameplay to a whole other dimension. The nefarious N. Tropy is back and up to no good again. This time, he has teamed up with an all new partner-in-crime, the hypnotically evil N. Trance, to brainwash Crash's friends and turn them into bad guys! Now Crash must face off against his friends and bring them back to the side of good... or lose them to the villainous duo forever!
by Hank on March 1, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 puts you in the driving seat of powerful off-road quad bikes and then gives you that little bit extra. The fast, edge-of-your-seat arcade gameplay blends seamlessly with the outrageous tricks you can pull both in the air and on the ground. Whether you’re performing a heart attack over the dunes, an endo across the stadium or a nik nak in the swamps, you’ll always be pushing it to the limits. Earlier we had the Xbox version, now we put the PS2 version to the test!
On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, “Dark Yabu,” and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. Vexx embarks upon a heroic quest through volcanic islands, desert temples, frozen citadels, and giant’s castles, to confront Dark Yabu high atop the Landspire, save his people, and avenge the death of his grandfather.
by Fozz on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under
Using archive ITV footage, Acclaim Studios, Salt Lake has re-created every minute detail giving the game a level of realism and authenticity very rarely witnessed in video games. Character intros, costumes and signature moves have all been added and, just like watching the real thing, the crowd becomes a major part of proceedings as the action heats-up. Hear the crowd chant "Easy, Easy" as Big Daddy launches into his infamous 'Splashdown' or bellowing jeers as Nagasaki wipes out his opponent with his rib-crushing 'Kamikaze Crash'.
'Outlaw Golf' will take golf fans through realistic and challenging simulations allowing players to spin, hook, slice and break with dexterity as they compete in tournaments, exhibitions and even play for money against outlaws and social outcasts including Doc Digler and Killer Miller, a 'released on a technicality' death row inmate. Read more and lets swing!
by Hank on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under
The Future. Cities have fallen and risen. New fuels discovered. Vehicles capable of hypersonic speed take extreme sports to a whole new level. Hypersonic Xtreme (HSX) propels you into the exhilarating and thrilling world of futuristic anti-gravity racing. Push your reflexes to their very threshold. Race at impossible speeds. Navigate insane track challenges like corkscrews, loops and death-defying jumps. Crash or burn, will HSX return?
With more than 100 years of tradition behind it, the Davis Cup is the premier team competition in tennis. The symbol of this prestigious competition is the beautiful silver Davis Cup trophy, donated by Harvard student Dwight Filley Davis in 1900. In the early years, only two nations competed for temporary ownership of the Davis Cup trophy, the United States and the British Isles. In 2002, 142 nations have entered the competition for the honor of bringing the trophy home making the Davis Cup an institution in the tennis world and a matter of national pride for the winning team.
Dragon's Lair 3D is an entirely new, built-from-the-ground-up, three-dimensional version of the highly successful 1980's coin-op phenomenon. While it stays true to the design and storyline of the arcade game, it offers a 3D experience unlike anything else Dragon's Lair fans have played before. Princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil dragon Singe and hidden in a medieval castle owned by Mordroc, a powerful and malevolent wizard. To save her, players take on the persona of Dirk the Daring, a goofy but courageous knight.
by Justin on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 puts you in the driving seat of powerful off-road quad bikes and then gives you that little bit extra. The fast, edge-of-your-seat arcade gameplay blends seamlessly with the outrageous tricks you can pull both in the air and on the ground. Whether you’re performing a heart attack over the dunes, an endo across the stadium or a nik nak in the swamps, you’ll always be pushing it to the limits.
The aim of the game is to survive, either longer than your opponent or until one player has reached a set objective. Worms Blast gives us our fifth trip to the Worms universe. You control a team of worms, you square off against opposing worm team(s) - either AI or human-controlled - in a kill-them-before-they-kill-you fight . As always in the series, Worms Blast tests the players thinking, skill, reflexes, forward planning and nerve. Read more for the final verdict!