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Sunday, January 1 1995

Tomb Raider: Legend

She was voluptuous. She was British. And she was fun to watch.


Tomb Raider: Legend

Few games match the quality of Legend's atmosphere.


SBK: Snowboard Kids DS

What SBK gets very right is the feeling of speed.


Soulcalibur III

Soulcalibur is about flamboyant overkill, and this title embraces its shallowness with exuberant panache.


Sid Meier’s Pirates!

By focusing on graphics instead of the script, Pirates! was crippled.


Sigma Star Saga

The content-to-die enemy AI drifts by like kamikaze flotsam.


Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Sly 3 seems to be changing the least out of Sony's three-headed platformer beast, but even these slight alterations might have been too much.


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Sith feels more like a Star Wars knockoff rather than an official movie tie-in.


Still Life

In some way the developers of Still Life have a great deal in common with the ivory masked ripper that is the game's villain.


Shadow of the Colossus

The Colossi confrontations are suitably epic.


Super Monkey Ball Adventure

This is about breathing new life into a series via an expanded, developed one-player experience.


Suikoden IV

The story of one hero triumphing against all odds is becoming as boring and unbelievable as the American Dream.


Stubbs the Zombie in “Rebel Without a Pulse”

The first hour of play feels frustratingly formless.


The Suffering: Ties That Bind

This series is more interested in exploring the mind of the killer before it places a skull-crushing crowbar or innards-spewing grenade launcher in your hands.


GBAV - Shrek / Shark Tale Dual Pack

In a clear case of technology mimicking a movie's worth, both of these now-dated diversions look pretty lousy on the handheld device.


Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked

Unfortunately, so much time was spent perfecting the style that gameplay got the shaft.


Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2

Playing DDS2 without having endured the first one is a bit like watching Kill Bill: Vol. 2 without having seen Vol. 1.


Ratchet: Deadlocked

With its immensely rich background full of unforgettable characters and indefinable humor, you'd expect nothing less but more of the same. Unfortunately, this is not the case.


Rise of the Kasai

Rise of the Kasai is more Kill Bill than Aladdin.


Rumble Roses XX

The tired gameplay certainly seems a secondary concern to the developers.


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