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Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – Review

Just as Devil May Cry and Halo re-wrote the rules of their genres, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding eschews many of the conventions of snowboarding games and presents a refreshing spin on its weathered concept.

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – Second Opinion

When I first heard of Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding I was intrigued by the concept. Although I really enjoy the over-the-top extreme sports action in games like SSX or the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, there is something to be said about a game that involves a sport like snowboarding and tries to model it after the real world experience of the sport. No crazy levels, no outlandish characters and no mid-air break dancing tricks. Just man and board trying to take over the snowboarding world. Cool.

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

Game Description: Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding ditches the conventional racing modes of other snowboarding games and instead focuses on freestyle action—in other words, executing tricks with style. The excellent trick system and accurate physics make for tight gameplay across the board. The game sports a robust career mode as well as quick start and multiplayer modes.

NHL 2002 – Review

NHL 2002 ultimately succeeds at bringing NHL-styled hockey to the XBox. While it isnt a perfect recreation of the worlds "coolest sport," it does a nice job of capturing the major nuances of the game and recreating them in videogame format.

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Mild Lyrics

NHL 2002 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Violence

NFL Fever 2002 – Consumer Guide

Halo Second Opinion

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Halo is not only the most polished, unique shooter ever created, but a pivotal step in the evolution of its oft-recycled genre.

Halo

Game Description: Halo takes you deep into the far future, with the future of planet Earth hanging on your shooting skills! A wide variety of vehicles & locations designed in perfect detail Voted Game Of The Year by IGN.com, Electonic Gaming Monthly and Xbox Magazine!

Halo Review

Halo Screenshot

Halo delivers as Bungie's and Microsoft's showcase release for the Xbox. It is technically sound and manages to incorporate most of the innovative ideas that drew praise from audiences at its debut. The vehicle-based combat, huge outdoor environments and complexity of the AI—though old hat for PC gamers—are quite groundbreaking in a console video game.

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