PS2 Review - 'Freestyle MetalX'

by Hank on July 23, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate "Destroyer" Adams, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Trevor Vines, "Mad" Mike Jones, Kris "The Rock" Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie "Kung Fu" Faisst. In addition, Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience.

GBA Review - 'Jet Grind Radio'

by Justin on July 23, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The hip-hop Dreamcast hit makes its way to the Game Boy Advance. "Jet Grind Radio" returns in true 3D, blasting through exciting and diverse levels with a complex AI engine that brings huge game levels, spanning over five different city environments, alive. The game features over 10 playable characters each with their own style, personality, and abilities. The Dreamcast game was a hit, so read more to find out whether the GBA version matches up ...

PC Review - 'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 22, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Star Wars Galaxies online game series is designed to immerse players in the rich Star Wars universe. Star Wars Galaxies will feature dynamic role-playing ground-based adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars timeframe. Game play will offer a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests. Players will explore multiple Star Wars environments on foot or in land vehicles. Traveling between planets will be accomplished through the use of public shuttles, which ferry characters from world to world.

PS2 Review - 'Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 21, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color is a innovative 3D adventure game that offers a revolutionary graphics tool allowing players the ability to draw and animate their own cast of characters. These characters are interactive within the game and become integral parts of the player's success in completing the adventure. The game is as weird as it's name, but does weird neccesarly mean bad? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon'

by GreyOoze on July 20, 2003 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Released a little over a year ago, Bethesda’s third offering in their venerable Elder Scrolls series, Morrowind, gets it second expansion pack, with the usual assortment of new areas, quests, and monsters. But how does this expansion pack add to the game, and will it make a follower out of any of the non-believers? Read on to find out.

Xbox Review - 'Outlaw Volleyball'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 19, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Outlaw Volleyball combines the fun gameplay of Virtua Tennis 2K2 with the outrageous humor of Outlaw Golf and South Park. The game is sand volleyball in 16 different environments featuring 16 characters, each of whom are available as teammates or opponents. Feel the action as you Spike or Die with fabulous babes and guys with attitude. Up to four people can compete as they dive, spike, jump and lob the ball for total victory. Play well and your team will gain momentum, play badly and so will your team. It's Hot Babes! Hot Spikes! Hot Sand! on your Xbox!

PC Review - 'MVP Baseball 2003'

by GreyOoze on July 19, 2003 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

EA Sports has shelved the long-running Triple Play Baseball series and armed themselves with a totally new representation of America's favorite pastime. Really, there are only two questions that need to be answered here. How does the new game improve over the Triple Play series, and does this new MVP series have what it takes to top the PC baseball charts?

PC Review - 'Chariots Of War'

by GreyOoze on July 18, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chariots of War is Strategy First’s follow-up to last year's turn-based historical conquest game, Legion. While Legion had a decent following, it was plagued by a host of issues that ultimately limited a lot of the game's strategic options. With this second offering, Chariots of War attempts to correct Legion's problems and give the game even more depth and complexity. The question is, does Chariots of War offer a legitimate alternative to turn-based strategy, or is it just Legion with a bigger map?

Xbox Review - 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Justin on July 18, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of an ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades’ deaths.

PC Review - 'Will Rock'

by Tristan on July 17, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Half mortal, half Titan, Will Rock will stop at nothing short of toppling the pillar of the gods to wreak vengeance of mythic proportions and to save a terrified woman in the name of love. They don't have much time, though—on the eve of the next thunderstorm, Zeus will be able to take a new wife—and this time, his sights are set on a mortal: Emma Headstrong. Sounds like a good love story, doesnt it? Well, let's ROCK!

PC Review - 'Air Raid: This Is Not A Drill!'

by Chad Ballewz on July 16, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Air Raid sets the player in the adrenaline-pumping, action-packed world of a World War II battleship under enemy fire. Players are in control of the awesome firepower of a 40mm Bofor Anti-Aircraft fixed deck gun on the bow of a battleship reminiscent of the famed U.S.S. Missouri. The player’s mission is to blast away at the endless bombardment of enemy attackers who are hell bent on sinking your battleship. Honor, glory and pride are on the line, but the ultimate goal is simply to survive. Drill or not, we manned our guns and took to the battlefield. Read more to find out whether or not we survived!

GameCube Review - 'Wario World'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Deep within Wario's castle lies a treasure room filled with the spoils he has plundered during his many adventures. A mysterious black jewel, ensconced among the treasures, has a strange power to transform gems into monsters. While Wario rests in his castle upstairs the jewel begins to morph his treasure trove into a host of monsters, turning the basement of Wario's beloved castle into a bizarre parallel universe. Awakening the next morning to monsters instead of treasure, Wario must step into that alternate world to win the treasure back.

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 ...