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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Game Description: A first person action game, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will for the first time allow you to become Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator while also featuring exclusive film footage created specifically for the release of the video game and not available in the motion picture. An FPS with hand-to-hand combat and vehicle-based elements, based on the summer blockbuster.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – Review

I only mention these games because it's important to realize that, at one time, the Terminator franchise was at the bleeding edge of FPSs, pioneering entirely new gameplay mechanics even as they were putting out solid games. It's only with this in mind that it's possible to see just how far the series has fallen, and what an incredible disappointment Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines really is.

Knockout Kings 2001 – Review

A zombie-like vacant look plagues all the boxers faces. Outside of several trademark punches and gestures for only a few select boxers, all the rest of the boxers move identically to one another to the point where it looks ridiculous when boxers appear to mime one another.

Knockout Kings 2001 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence, Mild Language 

Knockout Kings 2001

Game Description: Question: Who's a better fighter, Lennox Lewis or Joe Frazier? Answer: you. With Knockout Kings 2001, you can choose a champion from a long list of past and present greats--all with near-photo-realistic faces and signature moves. The game also includes today's top female boxers, including Mia St. John and Lucia Rijker, as well as in-game strategy from seasoned trainers and commentary from boxing experts Al Bernstein, Teddy Atlas, and Max Kellerman.

Knockout Kings 2001 – Second Opinion

On paper, I'm sure Black Ops and Electronic Arts thought they had a winner. Their new game would only have Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 to contend with, and it would be featured on the powerful, and (relatively) new PlayStation 2. But as other PlayStation 2 developers have done, Black Ops rushed the game to get it onto store shelves, and the results are disappointing.

Knockout Kings 2000 (Nintendo 64) – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

Knockout Kings 2000 (Nintendo 64) – Review

Knockout Kings 2000 lacked damn near every-thing I saw in those legendary fights with the exception of the fighters themselves. The feel of vicious punches was missing, the characters moved too slowly, and none of the fighters distinguished themselves. Whatever was in the game to add realism was negated by the over-the-top arcade elements. The only true representative from the boxing world was Mills Lane (how sad is that?).

Knockout Kings 2000 (Nintendo 64) – Second Opinion

From the early goings, KK2000 has a lot working against it. Primitive looking models, mediocre motion capture, and poor collision detection all seemed to spell doom for KK2000.

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