PC Review - 'Athens 2004'

by Gordy Wheeler on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Experience the strength, intensity, and grace of competing as one of the best athletes on the planet! You have arrived at the 2004 Olympic Games. Which of the 64 countries do you represent and how well will you succeed? Are you destined to be the best athlete on earth? You may be the swiftest runner, the most fluid swimmer, or perhaps the most accurate archer that has ever lived!

PS2 Review - 'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'

by Alicia on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. In the world of Canaan, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells creating a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Playboy: The Mansion'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Playboy: The Mansion you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties. This preview features nudity, so parental discretion advised...

PC Review - 'Silent Storm: Sentinels'

by Reldan on Feb. 21, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Silent Storm: Sentinels employs and further improves the best advantages of the original game offering you the new edge of turn-based gameplay. The story of the add-on takes place in the first years after the war. "Thor's Hammer" revives from ashes and gets ready to pose a new threat to humanity, while veteran operatives join their efforts and establish a secret mercenary organization to counter "Hammer's" hidden agenda. These people call themselves "Sentinels"…

PC Review - 'Terrorist Takedown'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 20, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terrorist Takedown puts you on the front line in the war on terror as a soldier in the US Army. Operate Apache and Huey helicopters, Hummers, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and more as you strike at known terrorists. In 16 heart-pounding missions you must defeat the terrorists and protect our homeland.

PC Review - 'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth'

by Alanix on Feb. 19, 2005 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.

GBA Review - 'Banjo Pilot'

by Agustin on Feb. 19, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take control of Banjo, Kazooie, and other characters from the beloved Banjo-Kazooie franchise in one of the most visually stunning, well-tuned racing experiences ever to come to Game Boy Advance. Soar through the skies in custom vehicles, racing on tracks filled with power-ups, obstacles, and more. Up here, the air is Rare!

PS2 Review - 'Champions: Return to Arms'

by Alicia on Feb. 18, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The forces of evil you thought you defeated in Champions of Norrath are back and ready to be stomped on all over again in Champions: Return to Arms. You can import your old characters from Champions of Norrath and level them up even more, or make a new hero from one of seven classes. Hone your skills, amass treasure, and learn powerful spells with up to three other players, either online or with the aid of the multitap.

PC Review - 'Enigma: Rising Tide Gold Edition'

by Alanix on Feb. 18, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Enigma: Rising Tide Gold Edition puts gamers back in the Captain's seat with new missions and new weapons for the most exciting naval command simulation. The Gold Edition features the base game and all support updates, a fully repurposed interface for improved functionality, newly remodeled ships with improved textures, more dynamic special effects, and improved voice command performance.

PS2 Review - 'NanoBreaker'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Nanobreaker's futuristic world, Nano technology was originally developed to enrich humankind, but the nanomachines suddenly went awry. The machines began to harvest the blood of humans and the iron of buildings in an effort to construct an army of monster machines. It's up to the player to combat this threat and save the world from apocalypse.

PC Review - 'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom'

by Alanix on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays.

PC Review - 'Armies of Exigo'

by Justin on Feb. 16, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

PS2 Review - 'Suikoden IV'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

PC Review - 'Kart Challenge 2005'

by Alanix on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you smoke Schumi? Grow your racing career as you burn rubber against different opponents throughout the world until you may finally smoke the fastest of them all. Test your reflexes, and your mettle, on 17 intensely realistic tracks spanning the globe, from the U.S. to Cuba to Japan to Europe.

PC Review - 'Scrapland'

by Alanix on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Scrapland is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.

PC Review - 'Konung 2: Blood of the Titans'

by Agustin on Feb. 8, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In this tale, good and evil have now transposed, resulting in chaos and turmoil. Having fallen under the spell of wicked magic, a new Dark Master now threatens the land and only six warriors, male and female descendants of the Titans, can stop him in his quest to destroy all that can be used to return peace and stability.

PC Review - 'Sentinel: Descendants in Time'

by Gordy Wheeler on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Tastan people surrendered to extinction many years ago; their only legacy being the legendary Tastan Tombs. Much speculation surrounds the tombs, some say they hold invaluable treasure, while others believe great wealth may be attained through the technology left behind by this advanced race.

GBA Review - 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'

by Agustin on Feb. 3, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans follow the Baudelaire orphans as their luck goes from awfully bad to incredibly worse. Based on the popular book series and the upcoming movie starring Jim Carrey, this treacherous tale allows players to experience the eccentric adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.

Xbox Review - 'Mercenaries'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world.

GameCube Review - 'Resident Evil 4'

by Kris Graft on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe.