Xbox Review - The Thing

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 13, 2002 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

After the enigmatic disappearance of an American scientific expedition in the uncharted and frozen wastelands of the Antarctic, a military rescue team is sent in to investigate. Within these inhospitable surroundings the team encounters a strange shape-shifting alien life-form that assumes the appearance of people that it kills. The game brings fear and suspense to unimaginable levels, with a compelling plot and unique gameplay elements based upon action, evasion, trust and fear. Forget everything you ever learned about obliterating alien species with a simple barrage of violent ammunition - this monster is difficult to see, hard to kill, and seemingly impossible to evade. And when you actually see The Thing, it's often too late…

PC Review - Michael Schumacher World Karting 2002

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002 is a very fast and highly enjoyable game that invites gamers to step behind the wheel of racing karts and experience the incredible speed and excitement behind the sport where Schumacher’s successful racing career began. Did the game score a pole position or did it crash'n burn? Read more to find out!

PC Review - IceWind Dale II

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Return to the frigid north of the Forgotten Realms in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Icewind Dale. This exciting high-fantasy action adventure unites 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, new character classes and races. Enhancements such as auto balancing game-play and an upgraded Infinity Engine allow for more dynamic battles than ever before. Icewind Dale II delivers the depth of gameplay expected by Action-RPG fans while providing an attractive entry point players new to the genre. Check out the verdict!

Xbox Review - Outlaw Golf

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

'Outlaw Golf' will take golf fans through realistic and challenging simulations allowing players to spin, hook, slice and break with dexterity as they compete in tournaments, exhibitions and even play for money against outlaws and social outcasts including Doc Digler and Killer Miller, a 'released on a technicality' death row inmate. An original concept for a Golf game and it sounds like fun. But WAS it fun? Read more and find out!

XBOX Review - Prisoner Of War

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Capturing the intrigue, danger and heroism of Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II, Prisoner of War is a new kind of escape adventure. Its gameplay delivers a tense third-person gaming experience where the only weapons are the player’s bravery, stealth and cunning. This unique adventure begins as Captain Lewis Stone, the game’s lead character, is imprisoned in the German POW camp system after his surveillance aircraft was shot down over enemy territory.

PC Review - Syberia

by Judy on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Today we serve up a brand new review of Dreamcatcher's recently released adventure game, Syberia. Previously released in Europe by Microids, it finally made its way to North America. Was it worth the wait? Check the verdict and find out!

GBA Review - Monster Force

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monster Force GBA is a fast action game that re-introduces the best-known monsters in the history of movies to a new generation of video game players. Players can choose between younger versions of Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman, designed with Japanese anime flair. With more than 30 levels and 3 playable characters, Monster Force offers a well-rounded gameplay experience for anyone that picks it up. Read the verdict!

PS2 Review - UFC : Throwdown

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 21, 2002 @ 11:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"UFC: Throwdown is the first "real fighting" game, for the Playstation 2 and Nintendo GameCube, that offers the raw, full contact mixed martial arts fighting found in the pay-per-view phenomenon known as Ultimate Fighting Championship," said Craig Owens, Senior Group Marketing Manager at Crave Entertainment. "Each version of Throwdown has its own subset of exclusive UFC fighters and both have the most in-depth create-a-fighter and career modes to date."

Xbox Review - 'Turok : Evolution'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Turok: Evolution is a prequel that takes us back to the origins of the Turok lineage. In the beginning of the game, we see our hero, Tal'Set, fighting his nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas. During the battle, a rift between their world and the Lost Lands opens and Tal'Set is sucked into it. Turok: Evolution is an epic adventure of treachery, exploration, and war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs. Read the verdict!

PS2 Review - 'Dual Hearts'

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 8:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Immerse yourself in a luscious, 3D dream world with jaw-dropping boss battles. Test your wits and skills in 40 stages of exciting sword-swinging and puzzle-solving gameplay. Upgrade your weapons to unlock their full potential. Shipping to stores somewhere next week, we give you a glance at what to expect from this rather "different" title.

PS2 Review - Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Egg Mania" has all you need for fun: falling blocks, a time limit, a competition mode, rising water, and Eggos! The Eggos, eight (plus five secret ones) egg-shaped heroes, catch the blocks, rotate them, and use them to build towers on little islands. Their aim is to escape the rising water and to be the first one to reach the goal far above. A wild race begins, will we finish it? Or will we eject prematurely? Expected in stores this week!

GBA Review - Chessmaster

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 8, 2002 @ 11:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With enhanced graphics and scalable gameplay for chess players of all skill levels, Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance will introduce an entirely new audience to the world of chess. Featuring a full range of opponents ranging from novices to the legendary Chessmaster himself, and with the ability to challenge others via Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable, Chessmaster offers limitless replayability and the opportunity to build your chess skills.

XBOX Review - Crash/Totaled

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Climb into a Hot Rod, Muscle Car or Performance Car and rip it apart at the expense of your opponents. No engine tweaking, tyre balancing or pit stops, just glorious mayhem in the cars of your dreams. Get out there and smash them to pieces.

GBA Review - 'Duke Nukem Advance'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Duke Nukem, videogame’s leading man, is blasting and stomping his way on to the Game Boy Advance. Alien scientists have taken control of the top-secret Area 51 military base, and are plotting to overthrow Earth! The fate of the world depends on Duke’s ability to end their deadly mission. Armed with alien-busting weapons, his kick-butt attitude, and using the alien's own transporters, Duke takes the battle to four unique locations around the world. Oh, and he rescues a few babes along the way. Hail to the king, baby!

Xbox Review - Gun Metal

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With the last of your outer defences breached and the enemy moving ever onward, destroying all that lies in its path, only one hope remains. Standing ten metres tall and equipped with an arsenal of devastating weaponry, a battle machine that can transform into a highly manoeuvrable jet fighter is your only hope of turning the tide of war. Welcome to Gunmetal.

PC Review - WarCraft 3 : Reign Of Chaos

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 24, 2002 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth a generation after the end of the Second War between the Orcs and the Humans. The fragile peace that had since settled over the land is now on the verge of being shattered, for a dark power has returned after thousands of years to carry out its nefarious plans.

PC Review - The Thing

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

After the enigmatic disappearance of an American scientific expedition in the uncharted and frozen wastelands of the Antarctic, a military rescue team is sent in to investigate. Within these inhospitable surroundings the team encounters a strange shape-shifting alien life-form that assumes the appearance of people that it kills. The game brings fear and suspense to unimaginable levels, with a compelling plot and unique gameplay elements based upon action, evasion, trust and fear. Forget everything you ever learned about obliterating alien species with a simple barrage of violent ammunition - this monster is difficult to see, hard to kill, and seemingly impossible to evade. And when you actually see The Thing, it's often too late…

Gamecube Review - SmugglerÂ’s Run: Warzones

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 18, 2002 @ 8:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The ultimate off-road driving adventure is heading for the Nintendo Gamecube this summer. Smuggler’s Run: Warzones, the first Smuggler’s Run title to grace the Gamecube console offers the most dynamic smuggling challenge yet. As an elite international smuggler working in the most volatile warzones on earth, the player careens through large, expansive environments from the treacherous terrain of Vietnam to the extreme conditions of Eastern Europe.

PS2 Review - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is an entirely new action adventure experience opening the Baldur's Gate franchise to a much wider gaming community. This innovative game features a distinctive blend of action and adventure set in the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, the FORGOTTEN REALMS. Faithful adaptation of the new Dungeons & Dragons rules set, customizable player characters and character development allows for an engrossing gameplay experience new to console gamers. Dramatic new spell effects and powerful new abilities have been included to add to the flavor of the action-packed game and assist the player in combat against the terrifying monsters found in the adventure.

PSOne Review - Dracula: The Last Sanctuary

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure! Immerse yourself in this hauntingly beautiful, incredibly realistic 3D world of thrills and suspense. Battle creatures of the dark and solve numerous puzzles and challenges, as you journey through several atmospheric regions in this engrossing and suspenseful, story-driven adventure.