Hank's Articles


PS2 Review - 'IndyCar Series'

by Hank on June 7, 2003 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

IndyCar Series delivers the Indy Racing season, including the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) race, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". The season is an open-wheeled championship on short ovals and superspeedways throughout the US, including California and Texas, with the Indy 500 as the highlight of its racing calendar. Indy cars are similar to F1 but are powered by 3.5-litre V8 engines, used by all teams. Fast and furious, the 650 bhp cars reach 0-100 mph in less than three seconds.

PS2 Review - 'Winning Eleven 6'

by Hank on May 31, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Winning Eleven 6 is the precursor to Konami of Europe's Pro Evolution Soccer 2. Its unique blend of realistic movement and ball control and incredible visuals and sound have made it a firm favourite of football fans all over the globe. Finally arriving in the US, we decided to strap on the soccer shoes and kick some ball!

PS2 Review - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by Hank on May 29, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. Our resident strapped on his helmet and took his ps2 for a spin, read more for the final verdict!

PC Review - 'Praetorians'

by Hank on May 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy!

PS2 Review - 'Splinter Cell'

by Hank on May 5, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all.

PS2 Review - 'Piglet's BIG Game'

by Hank on April 25, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When Piglet is frightened by a tree shadow, he gets teased by his friends for being so timid. Piglet decides to head off and lead another life, without anyone to “save” him from imagined monsters. Piglet’s friends begin to miss him and fall asleep thinking of their runaway pal. Did our reviewer fall asleep or run away screaming? Read more and find out!

PS2 Review - 'Grand Prix Challenge'

by Hank on April 23, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Officially licensed by Formula One Administration Limited and based on the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, Grand Prix Challenge is designed to conquer the hearts of all F1 followers. Developed by Infogrames Melbourne House, Grand Prix Challenge brings a level of realism to the physics, handling and racing strategy never before achieved in a console game. Feel the adrenaline rush of being behind the wheel of an F1 powerhouse as you race against 21 other cars at 60 frames-per-second.

PS2 Review - 'All-Star Baseball 2004'

by Hank on April 4, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The #1 baseball game just got better! Like Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game "with all the tools." With the most realistic simulation ever, easier to play functionality, and the same all around skill set that makes Derek the leader and winner he is, ASB 2004 truly is the game with all the tools. Does it live up to the hype? Read more and find out!

PC Review - 'Harbinger'

by Hank on April 1, 2003 @ 11:21 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS2 Review - 'The Jungle Book Rhythm n’ Groove'

by Hank on March 17, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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 ..