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Xbox Review - 'Grand Theft Auto 3: Double Pack'

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Rockstar North, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has long been applauded and praised for its expansive and open-ended gameplay, cinematic scripts, and epic soundtracks. Since its introduction in 1997, the franchise has received countless awards of excellence and universal critical acclaim. With sales of more than 25 million units worldwide, Grand Theft Auto is one of the most recognized franchises in the history of the videogame marketplace. Rockstar Games has finally brought the award-winning Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a "double pack" to the Xbox. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Massive Assault'

by Velvey on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Massive Assault is Wargaming.net's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy!

PS2 Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 2:18 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. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

PS2 Review - 'Gladius'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

PC Review - 'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria'

by Ben Zackheim on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a fantasy turn-based strategy game in which players build heroes - their main characters - as battles progress, gaining new skills, spells, and levels, and ultimately becoming the mightiest force in the Realms of Etheria! Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria features a brand new engine, and introduces players to a new level of resolving battles with the addition of tactical battles. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Celebrity Deathmatch'

by Hank on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

MTV presents Celebrity Deathmatch, the no-holds barred, all-star claymation wrestling satire. Battle in the original Celebrity Deathmatch ring or choose from all-new arenas: the graveyard, Deathcon 2000 or the steel factory. Show hosts Nick Diamond and Johnny Gomez provide comical play-by-play commentary and referee Mills Lane crowns the winners and losers. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'kill.switch'

by Hank on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

kill.switch is an innovative military shooter that emphasizes realistic cover tactics and awesome firepower for the ultimate experience in combat gaming. Featuring the unique Offensive Cover System, and utilizing the Blindfire combat mechanic, kill.switch demands the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments, and quickly adjust on-the-fly through each intense and challenging mission.

PS2 Review - 'NBA Live 2004'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With expanded Freestyle Control, authentic basketball gameplay, and stunning graphics, 'NBA Live 2004' delivers the definitive basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk, or locking down on defense, LIVE puts players in total control. With a dramatically enhanced Dynasty mode, the ability to take the court at every NBA arena and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, 'NBA Live 2004' is all about authenticity. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Gladius'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

GBA Review - 'Tak and The Power of JuJu'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Project Gotham Racing 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live.

PS2 Review - 'Fugitive Hunter'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pursue the world’s most dangerous fugitives across 5 sprawling real world locations. Dole out cruel and unusual punishment as you engage fugitives in fierce hand to hand combat and bring the worlds most wanted to justice! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Railroad Tycoon 3'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Railroad Tycoon 3 offers a fully realised 3D gaming world, scaling from eye in the sky views of entire continents down to incredibly detailed close-ups of beautifully modelled locomotives, buildings and landscapes. Players of Railroad Tycoon 3 begin the game with a modest sum of capital at the beginning of the Golden Era of Railroading and expand their empire into major cities, while purchasing the latest locomotives, forcing competitors into bankruptcy, and exploiting the stock market to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Roadkill'

by Justin on Nov. 17, 2003 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. In the game, players collect salvaged parts -- which upgrade the 30 vehicles with items such nitrous thrust and armor plating -- to unlock secret features and help explore the world in a search for hidden blueprints. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Chrome'

by ToAstA on Nov. 17, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mega-Corporations are competing for control of the Valkyria System and its most precious resource, Chrome. Espionage, sabotage and theft are common practice, and no one is better at it than Logan, mercenary for hire. Become Logan in this first-person tactical shooter. Wield an extensive range of weapons. Operate vehicles on land, sea, and air. Learn that one man, the right man, can make a difference. Read more to check out the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'SWAT: Global Strike Team'

by Jordan Van Nest on Nov. 16, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 15, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are about to embark on a whole new videogame adventure filled with arcade-style kick-butt action that will leave you shell-shocked. TMNT continues the series' famous style of "beat 'em up" gameplay, now with cell-shaded 3D graphics, an engaging storyline, a full cast of characters, and the voices from the animated TV show. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Karaoke Revolution expands on Konami's popular Dance Dance Revolution series that features music as the focus of the game and gets people of all ages up on their feet and dancing. With this new karaoke title, music is again at the heart of the game - but now, gamers will show off their vocal skills as they sing along to their favorite songs. Read more for the full review & let's all sing along...

PS2 Review - 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu'

by Hank on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will stay true to the Batman franchise with intense action-packed gameplay and challenging villains. Featuring favorite super heroes from the Batman universe including Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, the game also includes a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu, and three villains never before seen in the Batman video game world: Clayface, Scarecrow and Bane.

PC Review - 'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Trials of Atlantis will introduce the ability for players to swim to explore the submerged civilization. The expansion reveals that the citizens of Atlantis, foreseeing the demise of their society, built a series of Trials into the ruins of their civilization. The Trials were designed to challenge future cultures that discover and seek to explore the ancient lands. Our resident DoAC guru had a chance to get a virtual tour guided by the able hands of Mythic Ent. As an MMORPG requires days, if not weeks, of playing in order to make a fair and accurate review, a few days into the game, this should be considered a "first impression", a full review to come soon ...