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Xbox Review - 'SWAT: Global Strike Team'

by Jordan Van Nest on Nov. 16, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Syberia'

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.

Xbox Review - 'Freaky Flyers'

by Jordan Van Nest on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat.

Xbox Review - 'Tennis Masters Series 2003'

by Jordan Van Nest on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Take on the world's best players as you participate in the ATP's most prestigious tournaments: the Tennis Masters Series. Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris. Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player!

Xbox Review - 'The Great Escape'

by Jordan Van Nest on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

‘The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp.

Xbox Review - 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

by Jordan Van Nest on July 24, 2003 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Pirates of the Caribbean game "transports players to the 17th century, where they can experience life as a pirate in any way they see fit," said executive producer Todd Vaughn. "Whether they want to be feared by all and welcome nowhere, or just enjoy compelling missions or a life at sea, we're creating a game that fits their gameplay style."