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Xbox Review - 'Amped 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Amped 2," part of the new XSN Sports brand, is the ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience offering gamers an expanded library of tricks and a smooth new "tricking" style. Gamers can explore vast areas of wide-open, spectacularly rendered mountains packed with terrain parks designed by world-famous snow park architect Chris Gunnarson. They can play head to head with friends to compare skills or challenge up to seven others in various multiplayer modes.

PS2 Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Hank on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:19 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 intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon transcends the laws of space, gravity and the human body to provide the ultimate martial arts experience. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Hunting Unlimited 2'

by Ben Zackheim on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hunting Unlimited 2 is a fast-paced mission style which drops the player into specific scenarios, such as being charged by an angry bear or glassing a hilltop and bringing down three prize trophies of different species. With amazing photo-realistic textures and graphics, ambient sounds and animals, intense and fast-shooting mini-games, mission-based play and tons of weapons and hunting gear, HU2 shows that not all hunting games are alike and brings more fun and excitement to the genre. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey is centered around a unique civilization wherein dinosaurs and humans coexist. Gamers will become immersed in a world of sights and sounds like no other. Defending the island of Dinotopia from a rogue group of thugs, players navigate this land through swamps, villages, ancient jungle ruins, and far above the ground in a town quietly nestled in a forest canopy. Read the full review ...

PC Review - 'Halo: Combat Evolved'

by Velvey on Oct. 26, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'Halo: Combat Evolved' make its highly anticipated move to the PC, courtesy of Gearbox Software. 'Halo' is enhanced for play on the PC, contains all the action-packed combat and thrilling gameplay that made it a smash hit for video game fans everywhere. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and vehicles, 'Halo' delivers challenges and surprises as well as intense online multiplayer competition exclusively for the PC. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge'

by Eric on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

“Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low-to-the-ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single- and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend. Read more for full review ...

PC Review - 'No Man's Land'

by ToAstA on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Westward Ho! In No Mans Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Age of Mythology: The Titans'

by Velvey Blocker on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack for Age of Mythology. Using familiar elements of classical mythology, Age of Mythology casts players as one of nine unique civilizations from ancient Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies. Players can reinforce their armies with mythological creatures like Cyclopes and Medusas or call upon the mighty powers of gods such as Zeus to rain down lightning bolts on unsuspecting enemies. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder'

by Justin on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'NHL Hitz Pro'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Playing on accurately diagrammed rinks, players will get cheers and jeers from the realistic crowd that reacts to the action on the ice. Additionally, an upgraded Franchise Mode allows players to build a Dynasty and manage every aspect of the team; a re-tooled Hockey School Mode teaches and tests gamers' hockey skills; and a Multi-player Tournament Mode allows gamers to set up tournaments with up to 16 teams. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Space Colony'

by Ben Zackheim on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Firefly Studios, creators behind the successfull Stronghold series, Space Colony promises a gaming experience that's out of this world. Through a series of unique and pioneering missions players will be given the opportunity to combine all the intricacies of running a Space Colony with the most disfunctional crew ever assembled, whilst fighting off aliens and attempting to make a profit. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Etherlords 2'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of the Etherlords and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Choose your Hero from one of four distinct races and start your adventure to unlock the ultimate mystery. Read more for the full review ...

Hardware Review - 'Universal Soul Calibur II Arcade Stick'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 18, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Do you find that you’re missing that arcade feeling when you’re swinging your battle-axe in SOULCALIBUR II? Now you can bring the full arcade experience home and pummel your enemies in style with the official SOULCALIBUR II Universal Arcade Stick. Nuby Technologies was so kind to send us a sample and our resident Soul Calibur II fanatic was all over it like a cheap suit ...

PC Review - 'Europa Universalis: Crown of the North'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 18, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crown of the North takes place in the years between 1275 and 1340 in a time where nobility and the church held all the power and Sweden was about to launch into its only civil war. Play as Norway, Sweden or Denmark and plot to change the historical legacy of a region seldom explored. Read more for the full review ...

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

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 2001, Max Payne arrived to set the benchmark for action gaming, earning countless awards and revolutionizing the genre with cinematic combat sequences fuelled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, working together with Rockstar Games' New York-based production team, Remedy has combined Max Payne's hallmark gameplay with all new innovations and unmatched production values. Read more for the full review!

Xbox Review - 'NBA JAM'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The over 6 million-selling Granddaddy of Basketball is back! Redeveloped from scratch for Xbox, NBA JAM brings the "in your face" highlights of NBA play to life with over the top, arcade-style 3-on-3 Basketball featuring spectacular high-flying dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers and "get that outta here" blocks! Read more for the full preview ...

Gamecube Review - 'The Simpsons: Hit & Run'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 11, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?

Xbox Review - 'Voodoo Vince'

by Justin on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Everquest: Lost Dungeons Of Norrath'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 9, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Just when you thought you'd covered it all -- five massive continents, the moon, and the homes of the gods themselves -- a new series of adventures leads you into some of Norrath's greatest sources of speculation and mystery. The story that began in Broken Skull Rock now yields new clues about an event threatening to change the face of Norrath. Assist a band of adventurers on their quest to unearth long-hidden artifacts of power from forgotten dungeons, secret catacombs, and long-buried ruins. A mystery is unfolding and a new age of exploration and adventure has begun!

Xbox Review - 'NFL Fever 2004'

by Eric on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The third installment of Microsoft Game Studios’ exclusive football title for Xbox, 'NFL Fever 2004,' redefines the console football gaming experience. Gamers will be impressed with the features of this latest version of 'NFL Fever,' with revamped artificial intelligence (AI) including significant offensive and defensive adjustments, animated NFL coaches roaming the sidelines offering situational analysis, a brand-new offensive playbook, totally reworked stadium models and 'Read and Lead' advanced passing.