RPG archive

  • Suikoden IV - PS2 review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Suikoden IV - PS2 review

    By 11 February 2005

    The first two Suikoden games in the series laid the foundations for a landmark third instalment. Konami could then have built on the success of this triumph in the fourth edition. The newest game however appears to be a slight step backwards in the series,...

  • GTA coming to a PSP near you
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    GTA coming to a PSP near you

    By 10 January 2005

    Rockstar has announced that it will be bringing the GTA series to the PSP when it launches in the UK in March. The news announced today from the Leeds based games company will be a huge boost to Sony and its Portable PlayStation handheld device. The company...

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    Rockstar give away GTA2 for free

    By 23 December 2004

    If you are stuck for Christmas presents with only one day to go, then Rockstar Games is offering Grand Theft Auto 2 and 1 for free if you care to download it from its website. The classic game has also been completely optimised for play on a modern PC...

  • GTA: San Andreas coming to an Xbox and PC near you
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    GTA: San Andreas coming to an Xbox and PC near you

    By 17 December 2004

    Eying and even bigger slice of the pie, Rockstar Games has announced that it will be converting Grand Theft Auto San Andreas over to the PC and Xbox console platforms. That's the good news, the bad is that Xbox and PC users will have to wait until next...

  • Grand Theft Auto (GTA) San Andreas - PS2 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto (GTA) San Andreas - PS2 review

    By 5 November 2004

    Making more money in its opening weekend of sales that Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban took in the cinema in its opening weekend the latest Grand Theft Auto game, GTA: San Andreas, is certainly turning some heads and rightly so. Taking the genre...

  • San Andreas trumps UK Box Office figures
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    San Andreas trumps UK Box Office figures

    By 3 November 2004

    In just one week, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has grossed more money in UK sales than the biggest opening weekend figures for a film in the UK. The game, according to estimated figures from ChartTrack, has sold over 677,000 copies on its first two days...

  • Star Ocean - Till the end of time - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Star Ocean - Till the end of time - PS2 review

    By 28 October 2004

    SO3 is a battle based RPG, akin to Advance Wars on the GameBoy SP. While still a team battle based RPG, developers Enix have remade, rather than continued, the adventures started in Star Ocean EX. As with the Final Fantasy games and the Babycart movies,...

  • Fable - Xbox review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Fable - Xbox review

    By 22 October 2004

    Being the man behind Populous and Black and White means that whatever you do next you've got a tough act to follow - especially when sometimes the hype gets a tad heavy. Fable, the latest title from Peter Molyneux and the chaps over at Lionhead is a true...

  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas falls into hands of pirates
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    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas falls into hands of pirates

    By 21 October 2004

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is the latest video game to fall into the hands internet prirates. Rockstar, the publishers of the title are “aggressively pursuing” the pirates who leaked a copy of the latest version on the to the internet. It's not...

  • Sudeki - Xbox review
    Gaming 2 out of 5

    Sudeki - Xbox review

    By 6 September 2004

    It's the usual story and one that can be found in any Hollywood blockbuster film trailer; four heroes are about to be hurtled over the edge into a world ripped apart by deceit. And for the most part the game is as practicable as it sounds. Trying to snuggle...

  • Grand Theft Auto 3 - PC review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto 3 - PC review

    By 1 August 2004

    Violent, controversial and dangerous? It also has to be one of the greatest game series out there so unlike Manhunt a lot more defensible. The original was so playable and so much fun, version 2 saw more of the same, and GTA3 brings us the full 3D version,...

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    Rockstar Games announces Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    By 1 March 2004

    Following on the back of five BAFTA game awards for Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, the series' publisher, has announced the next instalment to keep gamers at bay. This time, it's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Available exclusively for the PlayStation2...

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    Grand Theft Auto steals the show at the BAFTAs

    By 27 February 2004

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City won five prestigious BAFTAs at this year's inaugural BAFTA Games Awards, winning in the categories PS2 , Design , Action, Sound and PC. It also won the Sunday Times Readers Award - the only Award presented at the ceremony that...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Neverwinter Nights - Shadows of Undrentide - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide is a new add-on pack to the hugely popular Neverwinter Nights that will see you fighting new creatures, learning new skills, and exploring new landscapes. To benefit from all this, you will need to own a copy...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Neverwinter Nights - PC review

    By 16 December 2003

    The five year wait is finally over, and building on the hugely popular and extensive Baldur's Gate series, Bioware has developed what it believes is the ultimate gaming experience; Neverwinter Nights. As with all RPG's the emphasis is on a single player...

  • Age Of Wonders Shadow Magic - PC review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Age Of Wonders Shadow Magic - PC review

    By 15 December 2003

    Age Of Wonders Shadow Magic has the pattern of Rogue Spear and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. It's not quite a full-blown sequel but it's standalone and slightly more expansive than a mission pack. The edition reviewed ships with a strategy guide in the same...

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    Explore Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna This Autumn

    By 3 November 2003

    Comment: The original was an amazing game that held plenty of depth and gave hours of entertainment - Dungeon Siege fans from all over are bound to relish in the idea of an add on pack - with more adventures to tackle. Microsoft Game Studios today announced...

  • Dark Chronicle - PS2 review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Dark Chronicle - PS2 review

    By 7 October 2003

    It starts as another normal day. You go to work at the repair shop sporting a new pendant that your Dad gave you and that evening you pop to the circus that’s recently arrived in town from “the outside”. Then your run-of-the-mill existence is turned...

  • Otogi: Myth of Demons - Xbox review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Otogi: Myth of Demons - Xbox review

    By 23 September 2003

    A minimal storyline suggests this game is for one thing, and one thing only - carving your way through the action. Based around your average Japanese demon story, you play Raikoh a ninja styled dude, freeing trapped demons within each level you play....

  • GTA: Vice City - PS2 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    GTA: Vice City - PS2 review

    By 14 July 2003

    We all knew that GTA was a good game. Back in the day with the top down view, stealing stupidly fast cars to run over people on the pavement, whilst making a few bucks and failing the missions. After various sequels, which added a little, but not a lot,...