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Genji Dawn of the Samurai - PS2
4.0 stars Genji Dawn of the Samurai - PS2 By Pat Cahill

Genji is an authentic Asian slash-'em-up, and an extra special one. Imagine Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as a PS2 game, and you're imagining something Read more

Without Warning - PS2
3.5 stars Without Warning - PS2 By Pat Cahill

Imagine a PS2 version of the TV show 24 and you have just imagined Without Warning. But does its novel time shifting and character changing, combined with Read more

Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines - PS2
1.5 stars Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines - PS2 By Pat Cahill

Since the release of titles such as Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid, stealth games have become a fusion of adrenaline-filled shoot ‘em ups, fast paced Read more

187 Ride or Die - PS2
3.5 stars 187 Ride or Die - PS2 By Pat Cahill

This latest offering from Ubisoft is a typical street racing game based in the US. It’s crammed full of spectacular crashes and dangerous weapons, and Read more

Weapons of Mass Destruction - PS2
1.5 stars Weapons of Mass Destruction - PS2 By Pat Cahill

Can you imagine how ridiculous it would be for Ford to re-launch the model T tomorrow, and treat it as a serious rival to modern cars? If so, then you Read more

Moto GP 4 - PS2
3.5 stars Moto GP 4 - PS2 By Pat Cahill

MotoGP, the mad sport of racing on insanely fast motorbikes, has just been revitalized and rejuvenated by Namco, who bring us the latest version of the Read more

Altered Beast - PS2
2.0 stars Altered Beast - PS2 By Pat Cahill

Film remakes seem to have a pattern of failing more often than succeeding- ‘Get Carter’, ‘The Stepford Wives’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Solaris’ - all Read more

UEFA Champions League 2005 - PC
3.5 stars UEFA Champions League 2005 - PC By Pat Cahill

Less than six months after the release of FIFA 2005, Electronic Arts are shipping out UEFA Champions League 2005. One might presume that another game released Read more

Shadows of Rome - PS2
3.5 stars Shadows of Rome - PS2 By Pat Cahill

The release of Shadow of Rome comes a few years late, you might think, in the wake of Ridley Scott’s epic film ‘Gladiator’. Now there’s been time Read more

Suikoden IV - PS2
3.0 stars Suikoden IV - PS2 By Pat Cahill

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 Read more

Cops 2170  The Power Of the Law - PC
4.0 stars Cops 2170 The Power Of the Law - PC By Pat Cahill

Point and click strategy games don’t all have to be set is a land that looks like the ‘Shire’ from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. But can Cops 2170 Read more

Xploder Cheat System V5
4.5 stars Xploder Cheat System V5 By Pat Cahill

Until now cheat discs have been for the lazy and for those with too much spare cash. They crashed your console and deleted your game saves. Xploder V5 Read more

EverQuest II (2) - PC
3.0 stars EverQuest II (2) - PC By Pat Cahill

After recent console releases such as Halo 2 and GTA: San Andreas, similar games may have been expected on PC. Instead, Everquest II is released. To some Read more

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw - PS2
3.5 stars WWE Smackdown vs. Raw - PS2 By Pat Cahill

I remember the very first time I played a WWE (formerly WWF) wrestling game. It was great fun - chairs could be used as weapons, you could create your Read more

Myst IV Revelation
4.5 stars Myst IV Revelation By Pat Cahill

The Myst series has dominated the ‘when-is-this-going-to-end-adventure’ genre for over a decade, and the fourth incarnation has just been released. Read more

WRC 04 - PS2
4.0 stars WRC 04 - PS2 By Pat Cahill

This year has been littered with Rally games and entering into the heated race is World Rally Championship 4. Judging by its predecessor’s success, this Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - PS2
4.5 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - PS2 By Pat Cahill

The Pro Evolution Soccer series has always been on the list of fantastic football games alongside FIFA, however never really had the goods to beat it with Read more

Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising - PC
4.0 stars Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising - PC By Pat Cahill

Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is the newest in the ‘war zone first-person shooter’ genre attempting to beat the stiff competition of Battlefield Read more