Review: June 2003 Archives

Speed Kings Review

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Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer: Climax London


Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube
Reviewed on Xbox

Join the ranks of street motorcycle racers hurtling at high speeds down crowded city streets. Brave cross traffic in cities such as London or Detroit, perform suicidal stunts and slide under low obstacles to become the supreme monarch of the Speed Kings.

Finding Nemo Review

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Publisher: THQ
Developer: Traveller's Tales


Platforms: Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube
Reviewed on PlayStation 2

Based on the Pixar computer animated movie of the same name, Finding Nemo is a single-player action/puzzle game best suited to younger gamers. Set in a 3D underwater environment, each of the 15 levels includes various tasks and challenges which, upon successful completion, open up bonus mini-games. Over the course of the adventure, you'll play as Nemo, Marlin and Dory, sometimes interchangeably during the levels.

Publisher: Cheapass Games
Developer: Digital Eel

Official Site: digital-eel.com/organism/

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC
System Requirements: Pentium II 350 MHz, 64 MB RAM, OpenGL 1.1 compatible video card

Dr. Blob is rumored to be indulging his odd affection for giant protozoans, and is brewing up giant, vicious variants of the normally tiny creatures in his mystery kitchen.

Publisher: Future Passtimes
Developer: Future Passtimes


Platforms: PC, Mac
Reviewed on PC

System Requirements: Macromedia Flash
Official Site: cosmicencounter.com

You control the fleets for an alien race, desperately seeking room to expand in your painfully cramped corner of the galaxy. Unfortunately, every conceivable site for colonization is already full, mostly occupied by other species. Through force, cunning and needless whining, gain a foothold on four worlds outside your home system to secure your species' future and your own grip on power.

Company: Nyko
Platform: PlayStation 2


Every craftsman needs the right tools, and every console gamer needs a decent controller. Skilled or unskilled, you just can't game without a controller hooked up to the console. Choosing a good controller is the key to comfort during gaming sessions long or short.

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Splash Damage


Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: Pentium III 600 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 32 MB 3D video card

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory began life as a retail product, but when the single-player component (from another developer) failed to meet expectations, Activision decided to release Splash Damage's work on the multiplayer game as a free download. Enemy Territory is a stand alone game of goal-oriented, team-based multiplayer combat.

Soul Calibur II Review

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Publisher: Namco Hometek Inc.
Developer: Namco Ltd.


Platforms: Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube
Reviewed on PlayStation 2

In 1995, a game called Soul Edge hijacked the young 3D fighting genre, exploring weapons use in what was then a totally novel approach to the fighting system. By the time the sequel, Soul Calibur, was created for the Dreamcast, it had the chance to evolve from a quirky fighting game with weapons into arguably the greatest 3D fighting game of all time. It's a new millennium, and Namco has unveiled their latest contender for that title – it's as ambitious as ever.

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