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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ...
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!
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 ..
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.
It will take nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes to make your way through these crowded streets. Introducing Speed Kings, the full-on adrenaline rush of street motorcycle racing, right in your living room. It’s a mixture of Burnout meets Road Rash that will have players weaving through traffic, pulling off insane stunts, running from police and racing to the finish line. Do you have what it takes to be a Speed King? Does the GAME have what it takes? Read more and find out!
Blitzkrieg is a breathtaking RTS game set during the Second World War. Similar to Sudden Strike, the gamer commands Allied, Russian or German troops. 3D surroundings and 3D units offer brand new tactical possibilities. From the historical point of view, this RTS game is even more accurate than Sudden Strike. With its generated missions and adaptive degree of difficulty, it has everything a war gamer could possibly wish for. Sudden Strike is a lot to live up to, so read more and find out if Blitzkrieg is up to the challenge...
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 23, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, Hulk, battle against the terrifying forces of the Leader - a gamma villain intent on using the Hulk’s gamma energy to unleash a relentless army of gamma creatures on the world.
by Thomas Wilde on June 22, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars.
When it comes to racing games, the Xbox seems to have all bases covered. It launched with the excellent, original Project Gotham Racing, which took street racing to heights previously unseen. Then there was the strangely fun Rallisport Challenge, featuring an arcadey feel mixed with a fair amount of physics. Then THQ's excellent motorcycling simulation, MotoGP, hit the bullseye on gameplay and also started up an online community, being the first racer playable on Xbox Live. And just earlier this year, we saw the excellent Burnout 2. Now, Midnight Club II attempts to join the ranks of the best racing titles.
Stake boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Sound like it could be good!? Read more and find out if it actually IS.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 19, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
In Tom Clancys Ghost Recon you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups. Does the gamecube version life us to the rest of the franchise's success? Read more and find out ...
Plunge into the universe of Disney's Jungle Book II and learn all the Jungle tricks with Mowgli exploring the jungle before you reach the man village! Play as Mowgli and meet all the main characters from the movie in their respective environments. Take up their challenges to survive in the jungle and reach the human village!
Troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, Hulk, battle against the terrifying forces of the Leader - a gamma villain intent on using the Hulk’s gamma energy to unleash a relentless army of gamma creatures on the world. Betrayed by his long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Crawford, Bruce releases the essence of Hulk into the Orb (the successor to Bruce’s Gamma Sphere – used in the film). Read more for the verdict!
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 18, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Guide Nemo and Marlin through the ultimate underwater adventure. Meet all of the great characters from the newest Disney/Pixar movie as you play through tons of exciting levels and secret, unlockable minigames. The search for Nemo is on, and it's up to you to find him. Dive in!
by Thomas Wilde on June 17, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Black & Bruised is an over-the-top arcade style boxing game that combines wacky cartoon humor with thumb twitching boxing action. The cartoon look and feel of Black & Bruised combines humor and strategy to attract both young and mature audiences. The individual boxing characters are differentiated not only by their look, but more importantly, by their AI personalities. Detailed and humoristic facial animations are used to convey the boxer’s mood and reaction to a landed punch.
Played by top Polish model Iza Czarnecka, Nina has been enlisted by an anti-terrorist organisation because of her paranormal ability to take over the minds of other people. Facing many puzzles and tasks, you must guide Nina on her absorbing missions which centre on a whole city hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan. Read more to find out wether 'Nina: Agent Chronicles' is as good looking as model Iza Czarnecka.
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