GameCube Review - 'Ikaruga'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 20, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ikaruga is a comprehensive, scrolling space shooter (with options for either a vertical or horizontal display) set in 2D, against a rich 3D backdrop. The game is an ideal combination of rich Japanese storytelling and high-powered, fighter pilot heroics. Players take the role of our hero, Shinra, the lone survivor of a freedom federation that was massacred by the evil, power-hungry conqueror Tenro Horai.

PC Review - 'Red Faction II'

by Tristan on May 13, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. The Public Information Building, built by the dictator as a tribute to himself, broadcasts lies about Sopot's bravery and the Commonwealth's military victories.

PC Review - 'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc'

by Justin on May 12, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc' is a cartoon fantasy in which the ever-popular hero Rayman, comes face-to-face with some of his greatest adversaries yet. In addition to vibrantly detailed worlds and innovative game play, it features a deep story line that will immerse players in this unique experience. All of this sound too good to be true? Well read more and find out what we thought about Rayman3!

Xbox Review - 'Pro Race Driver'

by Justin on May 11, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

TOCA Race Driver delivers a racing experience packed with 42 real touring and sports cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 internationally renowned race circuits. New to the Xbox edition is the introduction of a qualifying round to championship races; in Australia's championship players will experience the 'Shoot out' qualification system. Lets take a few laps and see if Pro Race Driver continious Codemasters' racing excellence ...

PC Review - 'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield'

by Justin on May 10, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. After all the hype, is the game really what they said it would be? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Galactic Civilizations'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on May 9, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Galactic Civilizations is designed to give players a number of ways to win, including military conquest, diplomatic alliances, economic domination, technological advancement, and other strategic methods. The game is a turn-based single player game, however players who play on Stardock.net will be able to play as part of a “metaverse” where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded. Will these features combine to give the game a high degree of replayability? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Praetorians'

by Hank on May 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy!

GBA Review - 'Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 7, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will feature many brand new game elements. Its action-adventure format will be familiar to many, but advanced combat will form the heart of this latest installment. Rayman will have a range of new movements and powers including, Shock Rockets, the Lockjaw, Vortex Fist and he will certainly need them as he comes up against over 20 powerful enemies, including the savage Hoodlum tribe. The new in-game combat systems will also ensure players use their brains, with each enemy having individual strengths and attack strategies, and will only be defeated by using the correct combination of fighting techniques.

PS2 Review - 'Splinter Cell'

by Hank on May 5, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all.

NGC Review - 'All-Star Baseball 2004'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 5, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The #1 baseball game just got better! Like Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game "with all the tools." With the most realistic simulation ever, easier to play functionality, and the same all around skill set that makes Derek the leader and winner he is, ASB 2004 truly is the game with all the tools. Read more and find out if it lives up to its sales pitch ..

Xbox Review - 'Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus'

by Eric on May 2, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" is the perfect blend of fighting realism and stunning special effects. "Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" delivers a classic battle between good and evil as two ancient Chinese clans of superfighters, each seeking to uncover the secrets of immortality, battle for dominance. When the fight ends, players will witness the devastation of battle. Is Tao Feng worth the hype? Or is it just that, hype? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'Serious Sam'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on April 30, 2003 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the beautiful world of ancient Egypt and several diverse planets, confronting countless Mental's minions on his way to the Mental's base.

Xbox Review - 'State of Emergency'

by Justin on April 29, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

State of Emergency is a "man against the mob" arcade-like fighting game where you are a member of an underground resistance movement, dedicated to liberating your people from the oppressive Corporation. Use hand-to-hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street. Hundreds of people are rioting as you fight for freedom - be careful!

PC Review - 'Postal 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 27, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Forget what you know about first person shooters. Walk a week in the Postal Dude’s shoes. Freely explore full 3-D open ended environments. Interact with over 100 unique NPC's including Gary Coleman, marching bands, dogs, cats and elephants, protesters, policemen and civilians, with or without weapons. 'Postal 2' is all about choice; experiment with everyone and everything. And remember ...it's only as violent as you are! So does Postal 2 live up to all the hype? Read more and find out!

PS2 Review - 'Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 26, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This world-builder title is inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic Park franchise-the studio's most successful film franchise. Jurassic Park allows you to fulfill Dr. John Hammond's dream by successfully designing and managing your very own Jurassic Park. Create the most amazing dinosaur theme park the world has ever seen, OR battle your way through 12 intense missions that will truly test your skills against the awesome powers of nature and its most dominant creatures.

PS2 Review - 'Piglet's BIG Game'

by Hank on April 25, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When Piglet is frightened by a tree shadow, he gets teased by his friends for being so timid. Piglet decides to head off and lead another life, without anyone to “save” him from imagined monsters. Piglet’s friends begin to miss him and fall asleep thinking of their runaway pal. Did our reviewer fall asleep or run away screaming? Read more and find out!

PS2 Review - 'Grand Prix Challenge'

by Hank on April 23, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Officially licensed by Formula One Administration Limited and based on the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, Grand Prix Challenge is designed to conquer the hearts of all F1 followers. Developed by Infogrames Melbourne House, Grand Prix Challenge brings a level of realism to the physics, handling and racing strategy never before achieved in a console game. Feel the adrenaline rush of being behind the wheel of an F1 powerhouse as you race against 21 other cars at 60 frames-per-second.

PC Review - 'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 22, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

You’re Indiana Jones. Legendary adventurer. Daring rogue. And the most butt-kicking archaeologist the world has ever seen. It’s 1935 and this time you must prevent a powerful Chinese artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with a mysterious and alluring partner, Mei Ying. It’ll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to make it back alive?

PS2 Review - 'Midnight Club II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 21, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Members of the world's most notorious illegal street racing syndicate meet each night on the streets of Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. Find yourself in the position of a novice challenger, set on penetrating this secret society and trumping them all, one by one. Add insult to injury, as you win the suped-up rides of defeated adversaries, all on your way to being crowned international champion. Just remember, there are no rules. Use whatever routes, shortcuts and driving methods necessary to hit those checkpoints and arrive at the finish line before your opponent has a chance.

PC Review - 'IGI2: Covert Strike'

by Tristan on April 19, 2003 @ 11:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Stealth gameplay - A silent takedown will give a significant advantage. There will be many points in the game where you are encouraged to use subtlety and intelligence, rather than brute force, in order to overcome an obstacle Story driven single-player game. Continuing from where the first game left off, Jones is once again at the forefront of preventing international terrorism, world catastrophe and betrayal at the very highest level.