Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar

Publisher: THQ Developer: Revolution Software Ltd. Platform: PC · Genre: Adventure Release Date: 02/28/98 · Origin: Europe review: The first game in the series was released in 1996, published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment world wide. George Stobbart is an American tourist on holiday in Paris in the autumn. The story opens with George’s quiet coffee […]

Haze (preview)

click to full view Mantel Corp.: healing minds and quashinginsurrection worldwide. Haze begs you to question your conscienceevery time you pull the trigger.PUBLISHER: Ubisoft DEVELOPER: Free Radical GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: Spring 2007IN A GENRE DOMINATED BY WORLDWar II grunts and biomechanical alienin vaders, sometimes all it takes is a mysterious plot device to stand […]

Gran Turismo 4

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Polyphony Digital Platform: PlayStation 2 · Genre: Racing Release Date: 02/22/05 · Origin: Japan Review: The fourth installment in Polyphony Digital’s extravagant PlayStation racing franchise features even more cars, courses and race modes than ever before. Gran Turismo 4 uses an all-new physics engine coupled with revolutionary technology to deliver […]

CivCity: Rome

Publisher: 2K Games Developer: FireFly Studios Platform: PC · Genre: Simulation Release Date: 07/24/06 · Origin: U.S. review: In CivCity: Rome, gamers will recreate the glory of Rome by building a small settlement into a mighty imperial city. Features hundreds of buildings including gladiatorial schools, amphitheatres, the circus maximus, legionnaire forts, weapons workshops and much […]

Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Developer: Crystal Dynamics Platform: PC · Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: 03/28/02 · Origin: U.S. review: Blood Omen 2, the latest installment in the Legacy of Kain Series is a 3rd person 3D action/combat game in which you assume the role of the vampire Kain. A compelling story drives you through huge […]

War Lust

PROFILE GIRLS GAME FOR THE THROAT—WE’VE gotten used to it. Now ubiquitous, the Ubisoft-sponsored Frag Dolls started spreading their message of equal-opportunity deathmatching with a foxy face in ’04. Others share similar stories, including the international all-female team girlz 0f destruction and Les Seules, the so-called Swedish Girls of Gaming who use pro coaching and […]

Reflexive Arcade LEGO.Builder Bots v1.3

Catch falling LEGO bricks and power-ups to create robots that build classic LEGO towers, characters, animals and more! Watch for power-ups and learn to recognize and avoid hazards. Always pay attention and keep on catching to maintain a steady supply of robots working for you. Brick by brick, level by level, the robots you create […]

FarCry War Zone

Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Crytek Studios Platform: PC · Genre: First-Person Shooter Release Date: 03/23/04 · Origin: Europe review: The game begins under mysterious circumstances where main character John Carver finds himself tied to a chair in the empty, rusted belly of a decrepit cargo ship. Thanks to the help of an unseen stranger, John’s restraints […]

GLADSTONED

Icame from Kentia Hall Field report FIVE HOURS! SOME PEOPLE SPENT HALF THE flippin’ day waiting to lay hands upon Nintendo’s Wii (the new console) during the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. I, on the other hand, spent that time casually strolling through gamingdom’s undiscovered country—the infamous Kentia Hall. It’s where small developers with big dreams […]

Starcraft Series

Publisher: Blizzard Developer: Blizzard Platform: PC · Genre: Real-Time Strategy Release Date: 12/01/97 · Origin: U.S. review: Ground-breaking real-time strategy game that pioneered the concept of dramatically different races in one game. Players choose to control one of three races — one human and two alien — in single-player or multiplayer. The human Terrans have […]