Category: Xbox

  • Review: Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (XB)

    Game: Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland System: Microsoft XBox Genre: Extreme Sports / Skateboarding Developer: Neversoft Publisher: Activision Released: 10/18/05 A few years ago, there was a time when I would relish the release of a brand new Tony Hawk game. I fell in love back with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 for the PS1, and […]

  • Review: Taito Legends (XB)

    Taito Legends Developer: Taito Publisher: Sega Genre: Retro Compilation Release Date: 10/26/05 Slowly but surely companies are realizing that compilations of old school games are an easy way to make money. They sell well due to the ability to offer a lot of classic games for a low cost. Younger gamers get to a chance […]

  • Review: The Bible Game (PS2, XBX)

    The Bible Game Genre: Party game Developer: Mass Media Inc/Crave Entertainment Publisher: Crave Entertainment Release Date: 10/25/05 I’d like to start this review off with a little bit of personal observation. Feel free to skip to the “Game Modes” section if you like. I’ve been playing video games for, roughly, about twenty years. In that […]

  • Review: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (PS2, XB, GC)

    Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Genre: Fighting/Beat-em-Up Developer: Nihilistic Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: 9/20/05 What do you get when you take Powerstone and stick Marvel characters in it? Apparently, you get Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects from Electronic Arts. Marvel Nemesis puts the player in the position of being able to answer […]

  • Review: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XB)

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Xbox) Developer: Head First Publisher: Bethesda Date Released: 10/26/05 Genre: First Person Shooter First things first. This is my 100th video game review. Is that insane or what? Ah Lovecraft, an author I’ve been familiar with since I was in single digits. The Cthulhu Mythos is something […]

  • Review: Blitz: The League (XB)

    Genre: Sports Platform: Xbox (also available for PS2) ESRB Rating: Mature (Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence) Publisher: Midway Release Date: 10/17/05 Official Website: In the years of 2004 and 2005, football fans were happy. Sega had partnered up with ESPN, and they were releasing the first real competition against the […]

  • The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003

    The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003 System: Xbox Publisher: SNK Developer: SNK Genre: 2D Fighting Release Date: 08/31/05 You know, when I came back off a 4 month hiatus from Games reviews back in February, the second and third games I reviewed were the PS2 versions of KOF 2k2/2k3. It was a nice welcome […]

  • Review: The Suffering: Ties That Bind (XB)

    Title: The Suffering – Ties That Bind Genre: First/Third Person Action, Survival Horror Platform: Xbox (also available on PS2 and PC) ESRB Rating: Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs) Developer: Surreal Software Publisher: Midway Release Date: 9/26/2005 (10/2/2005 on PC) Official Website: Suffering: Ties That Bind About a […]

  • Review: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (XB)

    Review: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (XB) Developer: Digital Eclipse Distributor: Midway Genre: Compilation Release Date: 9/27/05 Midway Arcade Treasures is arguably one of the best compilations ever to come out with 20 classic games, of which the majority are well worth playing. Some of the highlights include Gauntlet, Joust, SpyHunter, Smash TV, Rampage, and Paperboy. […]

  • Review: Capcom Classics Collection (PS2, XB)

    There’s two schools of thought for why companies are putting out large compilations nowadays. The first is that Midway, Namco, Tecmo and the like realize there is money to be made in retrogaming and that even selling a package of them for 20-30 bucks is better than letting them rot un-played and unloved by future […]

  • Review: Indigo Prophecy (XB)

    Title: Indigo Prophecy Genre: Adventure (Interactive Cinema) Platform: Xbox (also available for PC and PS2) ESRB Rating: Mature (17+) – Blood,Partial Nudity,Sexual Themes,Strong Language,Use of Drugs and Alcohol,Violence Developer: Quantic Dream Publisher: Atari Release Date: 9/20/05 Official Website: Several years ago, around the late 80’s or so, adventure games were all the rage. They […]

  • Review: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse (XB)

    Review: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse (XB) Developer: Raven Software Distributor: Activision Genre: Action Release Date:9/20/05 Hey, it’s my 20th review for IP, and I’m taking a look at yet another game based on a comic book. Looking back on things, this will be my fourth comic book based review (the other three being […]

  • Review: Burnout Revenge (XB)

    Review: Burnout Revenge (XB) Developer: Criterion Games Distributor: Electronic Arts Genre: Racing Release Date: 9/13/05 Burnout is probably the best series of racing games for non-racing fans ever created. Forget realistic steering or accurate physics. Forget having to choose between 700 different cars. And forget worrying about gaining enough money to modify the hell out […]

  • Review: The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (XB)

    Review: The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (XB) Developer: Radical Entertainment Distributor: VU Games Genre: Action Release Date: 8/23/05 The Hulk is easily one of Marvel’s most popular and recognizable superheroes, and has seen a fairly good number of video game translations come along for most major game systems. However, none of these have been all […]

  • Review: Darkwatch (XB)

    Darkwatch Developer: High Moon Studios Publisher: Capcom System: Xbox (Also on PS2) Players: 1 Player campaign, 4 Player split screen deathmatch, 16 Player Live. Story: Hellboy meets the Old West. That sums up the events found in the game, but for those of you who have no idea what Hellboy is, I’ll go into greater […]

  • Review: Sid Meier’s Pirates! (XB)

    Review: Sid Meier’s Pirates! (XB) Developer: Firaxis Games Distributor: 2K Games Genre: Strategy Release Date: 7/11/05 “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil be done for the rest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!” Arrrrrrrrr! I’m willing to bet that every […]

  • Review: Fantastic Four (XB)

    Review: Fantastic Four (XB) Developer: 7 Studios Distributor: Activision Genre: Action Release Date: 6/27/05 The Fantastic Four have long been a staple of the Marvel comic universe. I suppose it was only a matter of time before they were given their own big screen treatment in the barrage of comic book based movies that have […]

  • Review: King of Fighters: Maximum Impact – Maniax (XB)

    King of Fighters: Maximum Impact-Maniax Developer: SNK Publisher: SNK Genre: 3D Fighter Release Date: 06/29/05 Back on October 19th, I reviewed King of Fighters: Maximum Impact for the PS2. KoF: MI was basically SNK’s sucking up to Sony by making a 3D fighting game for the PS2 since SCEA throws a fit about 2D gaming, […]

  • Review: Destroy All Humans! (XB)

    Review: Destroy All Humans Developer: Pandemic Studios Distributor: THQ Genre: Action Release Date: 6/21/05 Any fan of science fiction is probably familiar with the hokey old flicks of the 1950’s, filled with terrible plotlines, horrendous acting, and cheesy special effects. A good portion of these films enjoy a cult following, and were even revitalized somewhat […]

  • Review: Batman Begins (XB)

    Review: Batman Begins (XB) Developer: Eurocom Entertainment Software Distributor: EA Games Genre: Action Release Date: 6/14/05 When it comes to video games, Batman certainly isn’t a stranger. He’s made an appearance on every major console since the mid 80’s and is still going strong even though the quality of games have ranged from excellent to […]