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18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker – Review

With the international success of Crazy Taxi, it only seemed natural that its developer, Sega, would follow up the smash hit with 18-Wheeler, another arcade-style occupational theme videogame. As the title implies, the difference this time around is the switch from driving a limber and high-flying car that cabbied passengers around town to driving a massive truck that transports goods from one location to another. This might sound like a good idea and loads of fun on the surface, but the execution of the title is so dreadful that the loads of fun ended up being just plain crap.

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

Game Description: Even if you're not the type to bleat out the 1975 hit "Convoy" over a CB radio, you'll probably still get the sweats thinking about racing with 20 tons of cargo pushing your rig. Choose between four 18-wheel trucks, and then ride against rival truckers and the clock as you try to deliver your payload intact and on time. The game offers 20 stages on the way from New York to San Francisco, as well as four play modes: Arcade, Parking Challenge, Score Attack, and Versus. Eighteen Wheeler is compatible with separately sold steering-wheel controllers.

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker – Second Opinion

I have a couple of theories about Sega. I believe that either Sega does not possess the ability to meld innovation with entertainment or it has just been on autopilot since the launch of the Dreamcast.

Unreal Tournament (PlayStation 2)

Game Description: Tackle the challenges of Unreal Tournament on the PlayStation 2. Blow the opposition to tiny bits in a Deathmatch or become part of team and take control of the map in a Domination game. For something a little different, play Assault, where one team is trying to defend a base and the other is trying to capture it. Surviving to fight another day is only half the battle in Unreal Tournament.

Unreal Tournament (PlayStation 2) – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence

Unreal Tournament (PlayStation 2) – Review

It's clear that Infogrames wanted to take advantage of the hype surrounding the PlayStation 2 launch, and it had to strike while the iron was hot. That meant that like every other publisher under the sun, it needed a port or an update to an already popular game—and Unreal Tournament was as good a choice as any.

Silent Scope – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Animated Violence

Silent Scope – Review

Silent Scope is a port. Nothing more, nothing less. What's more its not a very good one. Based on the arcade game of the same name, it throws you into the role of a sniper for hire. The President and his family have been kidnapped by a generic band of terrorists and it is up to rescue them. Ordinarily, Id jump at the opportunity to play the role of a sniper—many is the time I died in GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark while trying to score nothing but headshots on my targets—but Konamis release is so flawed that I couldn't even enjoy such a base indulgence.

Silent Scope – Second Opinion

What really kills me is that this game could have really opened up some new possibilities in narrative and action. Can you imagine if Silent Scope was based on a similar plot device like the Hitchcock classic "Rear Window?"

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