The skies darken as Harbinger enters a solar system, dwarfing planets and leaving devastation in its wake. Entire civilizations are cleansed, planets eliminated. The majority of the survivors fill the ship’s work camps. Those less fortunate are released to the laboratories where vicious experiments eventually rid them of their sanity. But a few have escaped and formed an underground society deep within the forgotten levels of the behemoth. Equipped only with what they can scavenge, the denizens of the wastelands must resist the relentless patrols sent for them. A ship this size has many places to hide and much technology to exploit.
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by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 1, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
In a career centred game, the pressure is on as the player takes on the role of Colin McRae as he's given a three-year contract to win a series of championships for the Ford Rallye Sport team. Between the adrenaline-rushing rally driving, the game is seamlessly blended with stage starts, stage checkpoint, end stage and service area sequences. It's these sequences, when the Ford team attends to the Focus itself, that builds the atmosphere of actually being part of a championship rally team.
In development for nearly two years, VEXX has been specifically designed to push the limits of this generation of hardware to deliver an unparalleled gameplay experience, that has yet to be achieved in a platform game. With incredible graphics, non-stop action, immense levels and an engrossing storyline. VEXX is an original platform action title that allows players to assume the role of the title character as he embarks on a dark, heroic quest to seek vengeance on those that enslaved his people and murdered his family.
In 1968 the U.S. Army assigned a young sniper to the 5th Special Forces compound in Nha Tong, Vietnam. His mission: disrupt the enemy’s command structure, scout Viet Cong positions, and ambush the enemy in the dead of night. For him, success depended on a rifle, a target, and a clear Line of Sight. In LINE OF SIGHT: VIETNAM your job is to locate elusive enemy soldiers and pick them off one-by-one. Whether patiently waiting for the enemy to show himself or delivering a pre-emptive strike, the method is the same – be quick, be quiet, and be careful. That’s what will get you home alive.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 27, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Platoon covers the period from the early days of the conflict (late 1965) to the height of battle in 1968. and recreates some of the most tragic moments of the Vietnam war : Operation “Shiny Bayonet”, the Pleiku Campaign, Operation “Pershing” ... Combat and weapons are ultra realistic, real-life tactics making use of real US Army reports and documents.
by Paul Reith on March 27, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Launch into aerial mayhem as a pilot of the Murakumo, an elite Mech Hunter unit. Weave through dense cityscapes at supersonic speeds, acquire your target, and unleash the power of Murakumo. But, with technology this advanced, will you control the machine, or will it control you?
by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
The scope of the game is huge, encompassing such events as the landing of the first European in the New World, exploration of the vast expanses of America, development of colonies, and the formation of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America among others. Experience the rise and fall of the Mayan and Incan empires, numerous colonial wars, and the Revolutionary War.
by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
One of the best-selling RPGs on PS2, Summoner introduced RPG fans to an original and immersive fantasy universe. Summoner: The Prophecy continues the unique fantasy on GameCube. As Queen Maia of Halassar, your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets as the savior of all creation. Millions adore you as the "goddess reborn," yet enemies surround you. The Queen must fulfill the prophecy and become the goddess Laharah, but the path she must follow remains a mystery that takes Maia and her companions to the far-flung corners of the world and beyond. To save her people from the enemy, the Queen must learn to summon and fulfill her destiny.
The award-winning historical real-time strategy has returned! For the loyal and die hard fans, Back To War offers over 100 new missions, new countries and new units, and even more improved AI. For the newcomers, Cossacks – Back To War has been developed as a product in itself, so that you get the latest and most updated Cossacks experience packed with the newest of gameplay features. Fight your way across the battlefields of Europe, seek allies and vanquish the enemy. It's yet another must for any Cossacks fan old and new!
Get ready to bury the world’s most renowned cars when you race against them with your own brand of sports car. Start off with a small garage, create the ultimate driving machine and go into business as the up and coming sports car manufacturer. Your goal is to build up a reputation for your brand by racing your cars against real sports cars. The more races you win, the more pedigree your brand will receive. If you consistently win the races, you are put to the challenge to start a production line, sell your cars, design new ones, and continue the cycle.
Journey as Mowgli through the magical adventures of Walt Disney's The Jungle Book original animated film! Explore vivid worlds, encounter wild creatures, and challenge all the characters in the wild jungle like Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa, King Louie, Shere Khan, and more. Not your typical Worthplaying review, but we're open minded so we gave it a spin ..
G.I. Combat is a 3D, Tactical Strategy game that engulfs you in the dynamic conflicts of World War II. Storm the beaches of Omaha in a historically detailed campaign set in Normandy, June 1944. The fully three-dimensional environment provides unsurpassed detail for terrain, armor penetration, vehicle movement, morale, and combat resolution! Immerse yourself in the agonizing struggle to hold back enemy offensives, lead an assault to capture key objectives, and charge into the fray with gritty, determined grunts!
by The Cookie Snatcher on March 15, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 14, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
"Kung Fu Chaos" allows up to four people to battle it out on huge interactive movie sets that provide an added challenge to the mayhem. In true Hong Kong style, the combat features over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action. Gamers can choose from an outrageous cast of characters, each with unique brawling capabilities.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 13, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Zapper is an action-packed and addictive game that starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen.
As the city sleeps, the underground world of street racing awakes... This is a high stakes world where nothing matters but speed. Let the roar of supercharged engines ad the hiss of nitrous oxide propel the night into a high octane fury. You’re racing for respect and rule of the streets.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 9, 2003 @ 11:04 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Max Payne is a stylish, urban, revenge driven action game based in New York City's grimy underground. Max Payne is a dark, searing tale of corruption and murder which combines the most popular elements from today's biggest box office action thrillers with the latest in videogame technology to deliver what promises to be one of the most original gameplay experiences this year. Max Payne Kung Fu Edition is a, literally, kick-ass mod that adds martial arts excitement to Remedy Entertainment's third-person shooter. We took it for a test ride, read more to find out how it went!
Trailer Park Tycoon gets the real neighbourhood party started with a colourful cast of characters, distinct settings and outlandish events. This parody of a classic slice of Americana uses humour to engage the gamer and expand on gameplay elements. Trailer Park Tycoon incorporates enhanced 3D graphics and expanded direct control features to distinguish it from other tycoon titles.
To make the experience of modern war as immersive as possible, EA Pacific is using a proprietary state-of-the-art 3D engine, code-named “Sage,” which delivers unprecedented detail and interactivity. Because of Sage, Generals’ battlefields will include fully modeled urban cityscapes, rugged deserts, vast forests and frozen wastelands. Amazing special effects will allow players to crush cars with hulking tanks, blow out the windows of skyscrapers, or lace the skies with smoke from dueling fighter planes. Read more to check out our lengthy review!
by The Cookie Snatcher on March 5, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period. Read more to know if it's a knock out or wether we got knocked out!
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