PS2 Review - 'Lethal Skies II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 8, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Heaven and Hell'

by Justin on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all! Read more for the full review...

GBA Review - 'Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Munch, the Gabbit with Odditude, and his side-kick Abe are leading an off-beat revolution to save the world! With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts.

PC Review - 'Battle Engine Aquila'

by ToAstA on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immersed in a series of increasingly frantic missions, you - playing the part of Hawk, the pilot of the prototype Battle Engine, codenamed Aquila - take part in a saga that sweeps across a ravaged globe. You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Once Upon A Knight'

by Ben Zackheim on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay — while never taking itself too seriously. It features extensive play with a comprehensive real-time strategy mode and exciting RPG modes. Throughout, Once Upon A Knight mixes hardcore depth and detail with a clever, tongue-in-cheek sensibility that appeals to a broad range of gamers.

PC Review - 'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first Real-Time Strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles will erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien's World. Play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or play as the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Grabbed by the Ghoulies'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grabbed by the Ghoulies is a humorous beat-'em-up adventure game that takes place in a haunted house full of crazed ghoulies. Gamers play the role of Cooper, a kid on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, who has been "grabbed by the ghoulies." Players will venture through the haunted and ominous Ghoulhaven Hall, battling it out with a variety of monsters while trying to escape the many tricks, traps and shocks awaiting them along the way. Packed with action, "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" is filled with unexpected surprises, and all that fail to get through Ghoulhaven Hall are imprisoned within and never seen again.

Gamecube Review - 'WWE Wrestlemania XIX'

by ToAstA on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The glory lives on in WrestleMania XIX only for the GameCube. Featuring real-life Superstar abilities, an enhanced grappling experience and original story mode, players can enact 'Sweet Revenge' on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 2, 2003 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gruntilda is back and it's up to Banjo and Kazooie to stop her master plan! Take control of Banjo and follow him back through the pages of history, encountering puzzles, battles, and faces old and new in an all-new adventure marking Banjo-Kazooie's handheld debut! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Conflict: Desert Storm 2'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'Conflict: Desert Storm 2' focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Enigma: Rising Tide'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. Read more for the full review ...

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 ...