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PS2 Review - 'BlowOut'

by Hank on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In BlowOut you assume the role of Major John 'Dutch' Cane, a leader of a mercenary commando platoon, fighting against the deadliest enemies the universe has ever seen. A U.S. Marine Space Force headquarters has been overrun by the vicious mutant Xenomorphs, leaving a gap in the operational defenses. Gamers must use specialized sensor equipment and massive firepower to locate and take out the enemy before they have a chance to zero in on the station's control center and threaten colonized space.

PS2 Review - 'The Sims Bustin' Out'

by Hank on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy!

PS2 Review - 'Muppets Party Cruise'

by Hank on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

No one parties harder than the Muppets, and in Muppet Party Cruise players set sail with the Muppet crew for tons of hilarious, family-friendly fun. One to four players can play as one of six Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Pepe the King Prawn and The Great Gonzo in 30 action-packed mini-games! Muppet Party Cruise also features authentic Muppet voice talent and bonus movie shorts created by The Jim Henson Company. Come aboard the wackiest party boat around!

PS2 Review - 'Culdcept'

by Hank on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Culdcept, each player has a customizable deck of 50 cards that come from a total in-game deck of 480. Up to four players (human or computer-driven) maneuver around the map, taking control of unclaimed land in an effort to build their power. Players defend their land by placing creatures from their card hand on the individual terrains. Battles ensue when opposing players land on occupied space and don't wish to pay the "toll." Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'R: Racing Evolution'

by Hank on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

R: Racing Evolution is an extraordinary action-racing experience featuring authentic licensed cars and daring, real-world tracks. Combining awesome graphical quality and high performance driving physics with a spectacular story line, R: Racing Evolution chronicles the intense competition and deep rivalries found only within the professional racing circuit. New exciting features such as the Interactive Driver AI System and in-game radio communications bring players closer to racing action than ever before!

PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Underground'

by Hank on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'NCAA March Madness 2004'

by Hank on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NCAA March Madness 2004 storms the court with new schools, improved gameplay, and an incredibly deep Dynasty Mode. Dick Vitale, the voice of college hoops, takes you through the sport's strategy and drama all the way to the "Big Dance" like no one else can. The unique, fast-paced game comes to life with players applying pressure D, diving on loose balls, and throwing it down against rival schools.

PS2 Review - 'Castlevania: Lament of Innocence'

by Hank on Dec. 21, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in the 11th Century, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence thrusts players ten centuries into the past and casts them in the role of Leon Belmont, the forefather of the legendary Belmont Clan and the first in the family’s long line of vampire hunters. With social and political activities operating under the oppressive grip of clergy during the Crusades, Leon is a nobleman about to be engaged to his beloved Sara. However, when his young lover disappears one fateful evening, Leon sets out to rescue her. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Crash Nitro Kart'

by Hank on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Crash Nitro Kart, Crash will hit the track in his fastest-paced adventure yet! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must speed his way to victory in order to save Earth from destruction...but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself!

PS2 Review - 'Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue'

by Hank on Dec. 13, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Frogger's Adventures The Rescue goes beyond Firefly Swamp and brings a multiplayer mode to Frogger fans for the first time on next generation platforms. The series' famous "hop-n-dodge" gameplay return as Frogger travels across seven diverse worlds, searches for clues to solve challenging puzzles and avoids menacing enemies.