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Bargain Basement - November 2002

Welcome to the fifth installment of a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com: the Bargain Basement. It’s as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming will find themselves rooting through a bargain bin at one point or another.

Defender – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Sly Cooper And The Thievius Raccoonus – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence

Contra: Shattered Soldier – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Violence

Contra: Shattered Soldier – Review

After sitting down and spending time with Contra: Shattered Soldier, its clear to see that older gamers are the ones who will likely enjoy it the most. The graphics are solidly rendered in 3D, but they're not anything that will impress or engage people more accustomed to the visual flash prevalent on today's powerful hardware.

Capcom vs. SNK – Second Opinion

I was looking forward to this particular title for two reasons: it would be exciting to see my favorite SNK characters rendered with more powerful hardware and, seeing as SNK has filed for bankruptcy, Capcom Versus SNK could be the last game featuring SNK characters. As an SNK nut, I needed to get this game.

Phantom Crash – Review

If you've been following the release lists for a while, Microsoft's Xbox has been looking like the place to be for fans of big robots. There were an amazing amount of laser-firing ironclad games announced early on, and for gamers like me that was great news. However, I'm starting to wonder how many of these titles will actually deliver high quality action thanks to the subpar releases seen so far.

Phantom Crash – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Violence

The Thing – Second Opinion

The Thing, with its fantastic source material and unorthodox gameplay, is one of the few games that dares to break the mold. It is, without question, one of the most compelling survival-horror games I've played since Konami's Silent Hill 2 last year. Brad seems to have had a much less favorable experience with the game than I did particularly with regard to the trust/fear system so its those aspects I'd like to address first.

Conflict: Desert Storm – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

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