PSOne Review - 'Patriotic Pinball'

by Hank on July 15, 2003 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get out on the highway and take a Road Trip Coast to Coast or pop on your fatigues to join America on Duty. These two pinball platforms take the best of the U.S of A and put them together in one flipper flicking, ball bopping game that is - Patriotic Pinball. Each table has its own unique theme, 3D rendered images, animated backgrounds guaranteed to thrill and has more flashing lights than Piccadilly Circus at night! The game has 7 exciting tours that will see you travel from the Gold Rush through to Muscle Beach, and 7 exhilarating missions, such as, The Battle of Gettysburg and Boot Camp in America. Add to this the multiple difficulty settings, seemingly endless feature options and you've got yourself a game that anyone can enjoy!

PS2 Review - 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Thomas Wilde on July 14, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players will aid Mace Griffin's search for revenge and the truth by taking on an extensive variety of bounty missions. For example, in either space or on the ground, the player will be able to destroy massive space stations, stop rustlers from stealing alien super cattle, infiltrate and sabotage organizations, salvage smuggled technology and protect crime lords. The mix of missions will require speed, agility, skill, accuracy, brutality and powers of deduction. It all sounds very appealing, now read more to find out if it actually is ....

GBA Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 14, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In DBZ: Legacy of Goku 2 players take on the role of Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan, and Goku as they journey from the Trunks Saga to Cell Games and prepare to do battle with the mighty Cell himself. With five playable characters, hours of gameplay, and hundreds of maps to explore, it's a DBZ adventure of epic proportions. We let our resident DBZ guru have a go at it, read more to find out how it went ...

PS2 Review - 'Ape Escape 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 12, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Professor, away on a trip, leaves a video message for Hikaru, telling him to transport a large delivery of monkey pants to Monkey Park. Hikaru accidentally manages to include a number of Peak-Point Helmets with the pants. Peak Point Helmets and monkeys don't mix: they increase their intelligence and give them ideas above their station. Needless to say, as soon as Specter, the monkey leader, puts a Peak Point Helmet on, he starts hatching plans for world domination, to make a society fit for monkeys to live in, and declares war on humans. Meanwhile several other monkeys also don the helmets and escape from Monkey Park. Hikaru is scolded by Natalie for allowing this to happen, and ordered to catch all the monkeys.

PS2 Review - 'Chessmaster'

by Hank on July 11, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chessmaster brings a grandmaster-strength engine, the strongest ever in a console product, to the PS2. With opponents of every skill level from beginner to grandmaster, anyone can find a challenge that matches their abilities, or inspiration to become a master. Chessmaster for PS2 also has a library of tools to elevate your game, including the complete tutorial content from Josh Waitzkin and renowned chess coach Bruce Pandolfini as found in the Chessmaster 9000 PC product.

GBA Review - 'The Incredible Hulk'

by Chad on July 11, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Incredible Hulk is based on the original Marvel Comics' classic series' The Incredible Hulk and Tales to Astonish comic books from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, among others - telling the true origin and initial tales of the world famous green goliath. Players must guide the Hulk, smashing their way through military compounds, barren deserts, subterranean cities, underground caves, and even earth's distant future in order to escape from the never-ending conflict...until finally, the Hulk faces off with the most lethal creation of gamma radiation, the evil Abomination!

PC Review - 'The Sims: Superstar'

by Tristan on July 10, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Take your Sims to an online world where you get to be yourself or whoever you want to be. In this world you have your own piece of land to do with as you please. Create a house, coffee bar, dance club, museum, or whatever you can imagine. Explore the neighborhoods around you and meet scores of Sims along the way. Build a network of friends to enhance your power, wealth, reputation and social standing. Be a peacemaker or pest, a recluse or rabble-rouser. In this open-ended, online world, you choose your role, your attitude and your destiny.

PC Review - 'PlanetSide'

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Ready for combat we joined the hundreds of others troops for online war, read more to find out if our mission was successful or not ...

GBA Review - 'Sonic Advance 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 8, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 'Sonic Advance 2,' Dr. Eggman is up to his old tricks again, and the world's fastest hedgehog must put a stop to it. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are back with new character Cream the Rabbit, racing through new environments and battling new foes. Sonic is always good for some fun times, but is it as good on the GBA? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Empire Of Magic'

by Tristan on July 8, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In a time long ago the whole world was ruled by the Empire Of Magic. There lived many mages and the most powerful amogst them held the power in his hands. One day however his fate fullfilled. Mayhem and terror took control over the land as everyone was fighting for power. Read more to find out wether the game is magical .. or not ...

GBA Review - 'Iridion II'

by Chad on July 8, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A century has passed since the Iridion Empire was defeated. Humans have populated the old Iridion galaxy giving mankind freedom and peace. Suddenly, all communications with the human outposts are lost. The Iridions are back! Planet Earth is too far away to offer help. The only chance? A lone powerful spaceship. . . Yours!

PC Review - 'Disciples II: Guardians of the Light'

by Chad Ballew on July 7, 2003 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. Read more to find out how our visit to the fantastical realm of turn-based-strategy went ...

PC Review - 'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide'

by GreyOoze on July 5, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With a virtual treasure chest of awards and accolades to its credit, Bioware’s 2002 role playing magnum opus Neverwinter Nights finally gets its first expansion pack, complete with a brand new, original module, new tile sets, prestige classes, and several new monsters. But does the new addition enhance an already great game, or simply deliver more of the same? Read more to find out for yourself.

PC Review - 'MotoGP 2'

by Justin on July 4, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP 2 offers eight different racing modes including: stunt, GP, time trial, training challenges, tag, live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. All sounds delicious so it was time to take it to the tracks and put this puppy to the test!

PC Review - 'The Hulk'

by GreyOoze on July 3, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other media. Throughout gaming history, there have been a lot of attempts at movie tie-ins with video games. Unfortunately, where the movie usually does well, the game does not. So how does this latest blockbuster move fare? Read on, and find out.

PS2 Review - 'Resident Evil: Dead Aim'

by Thomas Wilde on July 2, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Resident Evil: Dead Aim sees search and pursuit team agent, Bruce McGivern spearheading a shady anti-Umbrella organization’s attempt to infiltrate and investigate a gigantic sea-cruiser as it makes its way across the Atlantic. Bruce McGivern is a brand new character to the Resident Evil series and along with his mysterious female partner must battle against the hoards of relentless zombies that confront them for the first time.

PC Review - 'Rocko’s Quest'

by GreyOoze on July 1, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rocko’s Quest is a fun-filled 3D action adventure game where you are Rocko, a big man of few words and even fewer thoughts, with a heart of gold. Rocko’s girlfriend has been kidnapped from right under his nose, and he is on a mission to get her back safely and rid the world of all the ugly creatures. Even though Rocko may have a big heart, his brain is the size of a pea so you’ll have to do all the thinking for him! Read more to find out whether the game is worth more than a pea ...

Gamecube Review - ' Conflict: Desert Storm'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 30, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Conflict: Desert Storm is a third-person squad combat game that has unprecedented realism and depth and is a careful balance of fast-paced action, stealth and tactical warfare. A year after the other platforms, the war is finally coming to the Gamecube. Was it worth the wait? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'Tetris Worlds'

by Thomas Wilde on June 28, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tetris Worlds places the player in a universe where Tetris is played in different ways on six different planets. Test your Tetris skills in the most popular versions of Tetris, or the latest cutting-edge variations, such as Hot-Line Tetris, Cascade Tetris and Fusion Tetris. Tetris on the Xbox, there is only so much to say, after all it IS (only) Tetris ..

PC Review - 'BloodRayne'

by Justin on June 26, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At the end of World War I, a group of Nazi war criminals fled to South America. There, they heard rumors of strange creatures in the area … and what they uncovered promised to give them the ability to reclaim their intended glory. For almost 20 years, they have developed an immense facility near the coast of Argentina to excavate an ancient temple containing horrific powers.