By Mike Doolittle on February 1, 2006 - 12:00am.
I have yet to play a videogame that makes me jump the way Ghost Recon does when I hear the "thuck!" of a bullet hitting my on-screen commando, leaving him gasping for air as he shouts to his comrades, "I've taken a hit!" That is, of course, if he's lucky enough to take the hit on his body armor.
Game Description: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness delivers an entirely new storyline and main character to the classic game world. In Castlevania the story always revolved around the Belmont family and Dracula, but now there's a new character with new abilities: Hector, a Devil Forgemaster who once refined his skills under Dracula. Fueled by revenge for the murder of his girlfriend, Hector sets off to confront the evil forces of the night. Armed with the powerful skill of Devil Forgery, he must find his way back to the ruins of Dracula's castle and uncover an intricate web of deception—completely unaware that it is all a sinister play, orchestrated to lure him home.
Game Description: A horrific plague breaks out and mobs of zombies are roaming throughout the tri-state area, killing people at random. You play Jack, a simple farmer who must rise beyond fear, and battle your way through hordes of terrifying undead who are bent on spreading the zombie plague. You encounter a mysterious man named Mr. Kaufman who has established Fiddler's Green, a fortified city, which holds the last of the living. He has offered you a special job, with an exceptional reward. An offer too good to turn down, but will you live long enough to reap the rewards? Based on the George A. Romero film, Land of the Dead, this intense 3D zombie experience will grip and terrify you like none other.
By Jason Karney on February 1, 2006 - 12:00am.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is the newest game in the venerable Castlevania series, and it leaps forth in another bid to bring the dark world of Dracula into three dimensions. It obviously builds upon the foundations set by Lament of Innocence, while addressing lessons learned there—particularly that Lament was far too short. Curse of Darkness attempts to give the modern gamer something he can really sink his teeth into.
Game Description: Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike is a fantastic new peek into the world of the Ghosts, offering new levels and new gameplay for fans of military and shooter action. Travel to Kazakhstan, a Central Asian republic on the brink of chaos. When the Kazakh President is murdered by a Pakistani warlord trying to conquer the country, the Ghosts team up with UN forces and head in for the hunt.
By Mike Bracken on February 1, 2006 - 12:00am.
American Wasteland is something of a return to its roots for the series. After the two Underground games and their Jackass-inspired shenanigans, American Wasteland gets back to the heart of the series—skating. Story mode finds players taking on the role of a country bumpkin who hops off the bus in Los Angeles with little more than his board and some big dreams.
By Daniel Weissenberger on February 1, 2006 - 12:00am.
Evil things shamble down narrow hallways, they get shot in the head, the heroes move on to the next shambling thing. That's an accurate description of 90 percent of every zombie film and First Person Shooter (FPS) ever made. So why has there never been a great zombie-killing FPS?
Game Description: Pariah takes you into a deep, dark future as a burned-out military specialist. When your transport ship is shot down, you and your infected patient are stranded deep within the prison sectors of a wasteland called "Earth". Hunted by the most vicious killing machines known, severely outnumbered—with nowhere to turn and no one to trust—you'll do whatever it takes to survive.
By Mike Doolittle on January 26, 2006 - 12:00am.
Since it was created by the same developers who created the venerable Unreal Tournament series, Pariah showed a lot of promise. But it ultimately proves that what sounds good on paper doesn't always pan out in the execution.
By Mike Doolittle on January 25, 2006 - 10:25am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence
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