PC Review - 'Armed & Dangerous'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds'

by Agustin on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Just as in the "Magic" card game, in "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" players will choose a duelist and up to two of "Magic's" five colors -- red, green, white, blue, and black -- to attempt to reduce their opponent's life to zero. Of course, getting an opponent to zero will not be easy; players will have to utilize lightning reflexes, strategic brilliance and, on occasion, raw power to overcome an enemy. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Crash Nitro Kart'

by Hank on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Crash Nitro Kart, Crash will hit the track in his fastest-paced adventure yet! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must speed his way to victory in order to save Earth from destruction...but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself!

PC/Xbox Review - 'Deus Ex: Invisible War'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 15, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In DX2 players create a compelling alter ego through the selection of futuristic nano-tech augmentations, powerful weapons and hundreds of useful objects. As in the revolutionary Deus Ex game, character choices, weapons and object use work in combination with a richly interactive world to give players freedom to solve game problems the way they want to, rather than the way the designers want them to. Gamers can fight, sneak, talk or hack your way past any problem encountered and every situation can be dealt with in a variety of ways.

GBA Review - 'Medal Of Honor: Infiltrator'

by Agustin on Dec. 15, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The award-winning Medal of Honor franchise returns to the Game Boy Advance with Medal of Honor Infiltrator, an all new experience designed specifically for the platform. In MOH: Infiltrator players will assume the role of Corporal Jake Murphy, completing five daring missions to defeat the Axis in some of WWII's most famous battles. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'XIII'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

PS2 Review - 'Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue'

by Hank on Dec. 13, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Frogger's Adventures The Rescue goes beyond Firefly Swamp and brings a multiplayer mode to Frogger fans for the first time on next generation platforms. The series' famous "hop-n-dodge" gameplay return as Frogger travels across seven diverse worlds, searches for clues to solve challenging puzzles and avoids menacing enemies.

PS2 Review - 'Bloody Roar 4'

by Hank on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimate beast-fighter champion! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic'

by Mark Crump on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Corey Owen on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

Xbox Review - 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a first-person action game that will allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. This marks the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness has ever appeared in a home videogame. Read more to find out whether Atari managed to live up to the high expectations ...

PC Review - 'Pirate Hunter'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The high seas of the Caribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries is the setting for Pirate Hunter, a combat adventure where players plunder and loot ships, invade towns, capture buccaneers and defeat infamous pirates. Players can also increase their wealth by trading goods between cities and delivering on missions. The goal is to gain money to increase their fleet and ultimately become rich enough to become Governor.

PS2 Review - 'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup'

by Hank on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously.

GBA Review - 'Frogger's Journey: The Forgotten Relic'

by Agustin on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Frogger's Journey: The Forgotten Relic begins as players set out to find Frogger's missing Grandfather and unravel the mystery of his sudden disappearance. Leaping through 18 unique environments, players young and old will enjoy the new characters and fun-filled action in The Forgotten Relic. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will stay true to the Batman franchise with intense action-packed gameplay and challenging villains. Featuring favorite super heroes from the Batman universe including Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, the game also includes a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu, and three villains never before seen in the Batman video game world: Clayface, Scarecrow and Bane.

Gamecube Review - 'The Hobbit'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning. Read more for the full review ...

Gamecube Review - 'Mario Kart: Double Dash'

by Glucos on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Mushroom Kingdom just got a whole lot more hectic as Mario and company double up for furious kart racing, but this time they're driving two-seaters! Pick a partner and race through wild courses as you compete in tough circuits or duke it out with power-ups and items in battle arenas. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Conspiracies'

by ToAstA on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Conspiracies" thrusts the player into the dark underworld of Nick Delios, a betrayed, jilted, and down on his luck student specializing in medical software who, after a spree of boozing and gambling, needs cash and needs it quick. When a police investigator and old friend offers Nick money to unofficially help solve this murder, Nick agrees, not knowing the depth of intrigue and twists lying ahead. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s. Read more for the full review ...