The third installment of Microsoft Game Studios’ exclusive football title for Xbox, 'NFL Fever 2004,' redefines the console football gaming experience. Gamers will be impressed with the features of this latest version of 'NFL Fever,' with revamped artificial intelligence (AI) including significant offensive and defensive adjustments, animated NFL coaches roaming the sidelines offering situational analysis, a brand-new offensive playbook, totally reworked stadium models and 'Read and Lead' advanced passing.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is the latest installment of the historical simulation series set amidst the warring states of second century China. Near the year 184 A.D., China was reaching the end of the Han dynasty. The corruption of the Imperial Court triggered a rebellion, and civil war engulfed the land. Men and women of strong will climbed onto the stage of history. Some chose to stop the chaos, while others sought to fulfill their own ambitions. Together they wove the threads of a legend that came to be known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him… The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.
The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Read more for the full review
by Mark Crump on Oct. 3, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the second expansion pack to the highly acclaimed Battlefield 1942 title, significantly enhances the gaming experience by bringing the most bizarre and deadly weapons from the German and Allied laboratories to the Battlefield. From top secret, cutting edge weapons to secret forces and secret places, a new level of drama and excitement will be added to the Battlefield experience.
Released about a month ago, this new game from Interplay allows role playing in an interesting, alternative environment. How far has the publisher of some of the greatest RPG’s in history come with this genre, and what new conventions do they bring to the table with this new title? Find out for yourself with this review.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 is the only place to earn your PGA TOUR card while playing on the most elite courses in the world and taking on Tiger Woods. With new courses, golfers such as John Daly, and commentary by a new Dream Team of announcers, David Feherty and Gary McCord, EA SPORTS maximizes its long-standing exclusive partnerships with the PGA TOUR and Tiger Woods by delivering the most realistic and detail-oriented game available.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for the full review ...
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 29, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power – and danger – of the Force. Read more to find out whether the force is with this game or not ...
by Jordan Van Nest on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The owner of the factory, Anna Voralberg, has just died. The heir to the factory, Anna's brother, Hans, who is a genius inventor, has been missing for decades, lost somewhere between the Alps and Syberia. Kate must find this enigmatic man to finalize the deal, but in her journey from the West to the East, she will progressively discover and understand the reasons which have made Hans leave his family and never return.
Players can expect the same none-stop action, outstanding graphics and authentic White Wolf storyline that makes the Hunter: The Reckoning franchise so successful and addictive. With a psychotic and highly dangerous new character joining the original Hunter team, new environments and weapons, players are armed to battle creatures of the dead in order to fulfill their mission to fight evil. Let the hunt begin.
A new page in history has begun as the most highly-anticipated fighting game ever finally arrives! The greatest 3-D weapons-based fighter will provide non-stop action, excitement and surprises as you go one-on-one against your favorite challengers. Read more for the full review ...
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Alter Echo features innovative action gameplay and a groundbreaking visual style based on pioneering technology. TimeDilation and real-time morphing between three combat modes add tactical depth, and the revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack. All sounds very nice, so read more for the full review and find out if it actually is..
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 20, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Ghost Master puts the player in the role of a new Ghost Master; a spirit assigned the task of cleansing certain locations of all human activity. They will harness psychic energy, known as plasm to generate all manner of ghostly and psychic phenomena - literally scaring all the people away. The player makes use of the history of the site he or she is assigned to haunt, and gradually builds up enough plasm to summon ghosts and spirits from the Spirit World. These spirits help the player build up the Fear Factor, and eventually do drive away the mortals and achieve victory.
Combining real time strategy and first person action, Savage delivers the next level in multiplayer gaming. Instead of sending mindless computer drones into battle, imagine organizing real human players on a crusade to conquer your adversary. Choose to be a commander, and you will play an in-depth RTS game, researching technologies, mining resources, and issuing orders to your units. Choose to be a warrior, and you will play an intense game of first person combat, wielding your weapon of choice to strike down the enemy.
Set in a fantastical medieval world where small Kingdoms struggle for supremacy in a chaotic land of knights, and demons, you are the ruler of a new kingdom, born from the ashes of a once mighty realm. To resurrect this realm to its former glory you must forge order out of chaos by uniting the fragmented lands into a single, mighty empire under the rule of one warrior king - you. Read more for the full review ...
The latest installment in this long running football series from EA brings a ton of new features to the table, including franchise mode, playmaker control, and several options for custom teams. Yet the biggest question to ask about Madden 2004 is the same one we ask about it every year. Are the new additions enough to justify gamers purchasing a new version?
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 13, 2003 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Prepare yourself for the evolution of drive-anywhere, fuel injected nonlinear racing. Risk it all, take the challenge, rise through the ranks of global underground urban street culture. Race against up to 7 other people online or via LAN for fierce multiplayer action. Create races with the Race Editor. Reinvent the road.
Say “bye-bye” to jaggies because the graphics have been fully optimized to make better use of the PS2 hardware. But as any Darwinist will tell you, Evolution is not about looks – it’s about the survival of the fittest. Stakes are raised as players throw-down against aggressive highly-tuned A.I. opponents modeled after the top players from the arcades of Japan, new exceptionally detailed arenas, and two new characters hungry for their place at the top. In addition to the new modes, moves, and fighters, players can still customize their own character with more than 1,500 new costume items – more than double the amount from last year’s release.
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