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16 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

KOTOR is like watching a 40-hour Star Wars movie that you get to play a part in. Plus, George Lucas didn't mess this one up.

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16 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Frank’s Adventure (1, 2 & 3)

The Frank's Adventure series recasts digital sex in a satirical light, exposing all of its one night stand dementia in bright colors, sleazy music, and addictive gameplay.

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16 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

City of Heroes

It's quite thrilling to make your dream character and then watch him do battle with the baddies. Who hasn't ever wanted to live out a super hero fantasy or two?

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19 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Visual Pinball

Kids these days may seriously not have the pleasure of experiencing the whole wonderful mystery of why pinball carries a far greater pleasure than any video game I can name.

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19 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Uplink: Hacker Elite

Uplink is too far removed from reality to provide more than an extremely crude representation of hacking. It does do a very good job, though, of establishing the atmosphere.

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19 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Siren

If Resident Evil scares us with visions of a future driven by profits at the expense of human life, Siren frightens us with the possibility of a return to a violent past based around repulsive ancient beliefs.

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Red Dead Revolver

Maybe 155 years after the San Francisco gold rush, cowboys and Westerns just aren't relevant anymore.

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5 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Trivial Pursuit Unhinged

Thanks to the many editions of Trivial Pursuit, everything from Friends to the Holy Bible has been trivialized for your gaming pleasure.

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5 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Real Lives

In case you think this is simply a bleeding heart exercise to pity the poor, in Real Lives even the more fortunate people in the world are bound by their circumstances.

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5 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hitman: Contracts

To complete the game's missions, you literally have to think like a hitman.

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21 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Madness Interactive

The heart and soul of Madness is homicide, and lots of it. It is as basic and primal as a video game can get.

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21 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

MTX: Mototrax

The good news for the uninitiated out there is that there is still a solid game underneath all the extras.

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21 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

MLB 2005

While certainly reflecting today's world of global capitalism within baseball, the ubiquitous advertisements are both overwhelming and bothersome.

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City of Heroes

Americans lack any real connection to mythology in the classical sense. All our stories of heroes and monsters -- religious and mythological -- are imports.

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7 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Top Spin

Unlike other sports games and America's sports pages, Top Spin doesn't completely erase women from its sports world. Yet their presence is to fulfill male fantasies as sexualized commodities.

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7 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sacred

This action-RPG plays like a 'greatest hits' package of fantasy RPG elements, with a couple of brand new tracks thrown in to entice the fans who've heard the classics a million times.

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7 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

With its Middle Eastern setting, Sands of Time deserves credit for allowing Western gamers the chance to experience a different cultural atmosphere.

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7 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ninja Gaiden

No longer are your virtual enemies content to die one by one, lining up for death like lemmings overlooking a cliff.

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24 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

RealArcade

It certainly puts to rest the myth that online gaming consists of nothing but first person shooters and MMORPGs.

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24 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mafia

The plot is markedly less clichéd than that of The Getaway, which steals relentlessly and less interestingly from Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino's films.

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