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.

Xbox Review - Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 6, 2002 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get in the ring with mighty Mike Tyson and 16 other heavyweights, in the most aggressively realistic boxing game ever. Mike Tyson, the former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, is returning to game screens in the hard-hitting Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing. Go face to face with Tyson in 3rd or frightening 1st-person views in the ultra-realistic sports title. Was the game a knock-out? Or did we get knocked out by the game? Read more and find out!

PS2/XBOX/DVD Review - Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 3, 2002 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

An Interactive Adventure for PlayStation 2, Xbox and DVD Movie Players Go Undercover with Narcotics Officers to Battle Street Dealers, Smugglers and a South American Drug Cartel. Digital Leisure today announced its release of a remastered version of the American Laser Games' smash arcade hit Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars. did we go undercover? Or should we have stayed under the covers ... read more and find out ...

PS2 Review : Endgame

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 23, 2002 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In a dual bid to track Tyler and activate Octavian, Jade blasts across the United States of Europe. The deeper in she goes the more ruthless EuroDream security becomes. And still, Jade doesn't know the secret behind the security chief's identity, or realise Octavian is more complex than he seems. ENDGAME is set in a world where Virtual Reality pioneered by EuroDream Technologies, is now commonplace, and is days from a new software update. But there is something very wrong with this update… Tyler knew what, but he was abducted; Octavian, an Artificial Intelligence, knows how to stop it, but needs a human. Only Jade Cornell knows what to do, and she has a gun…

Xbox Review - SplashDown

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 17, 2002 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wild water racing! Blast through the waters of Bali, tear it up over the Great Barrier Reef, maneuver through the Venice Canals. Become one of eight rebellious riders as you throttle a Sea-doo over water that looks so real you'll need a wetsuit! Catch massive air as you jump wakes and launch off of ramps, and then pull off insane stunts like the Metronome and the Cyclone. Battle your way to the finish line through 18 incredibly detailed environments all around the globe.

PS2 Review : Stuntman

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 16, 2002 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

As a stunt man, players travel to movie sets around the world, filming scenes for a variety of high-action flicks. After completing a series of stunts for each movie, players can watch a full- motion video trailer for the film that includes their gameplay stunts spliced in. Top stunt drivers will unlock bonus items, such as jumps, burning hoops and stacked vehicles, that can be used in the game's fully customizable "Stunt Arena." Check the verdict in our newest review ...

PS2 Review - Pryzm Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 4, 2002 @ 10:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pryzm Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn is a fast-paced, gothic fantasy action/adventure game that thrusts players into a world of Elves, Nymphs, Gnomes and Trolls. In this first and third person title the player assumes the roles of Pryzm, a noble young unicorn, and Karrock, a powerful troll mage, as they seek the cause of a plague of corrupt magic that has blighted the lands and hideously deformed the inhabitants. Read more, its verdict time!

Review GBA - Monster Jam : Maximum Destruction

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 1, 2002 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get behind the wheel of the world's most famous monster trucks with a brutal arsenal of weapons and go head-to-head in savage vehicular combat. Jump in, hold on, and grind it out through interactive arenas with multiple sub-levels, tricks, traps, and surprises. Play for total carnage as you master your tricks in six modes of play including a Freestyle session and the no-holds-barred Championship mode where your rewards pay off in the ultimate in monster truck destruction.