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1. Resident Evil 2
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2. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
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3. Sonic Mega Collection
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4. Sonic Adventure DX
5. Ikaruga
$17.48 list($39.99)
6. Viewtiful Joe
$19.83 list($49.99)
7. Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
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8. Red Faction 2
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9. Mega Man Network Transmission
10. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
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11. Finding Nemo
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12. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
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13. P.N.03
14. Bust-A-Move 3000
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15. Super Bubble Pop
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16. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
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17. NHL Hitz Pro
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18. Smashing Drive
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19. Freaky Flyers
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20. Disney's Party

1. Resident Evil 2

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Asin: B00007KQC4
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Capcom
Sales Rank: 5988
Average Customer Review: 4.03 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (33)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game, Too pricy though..
This is one of the very first RE games that i have played (playstation version) & is my favorite RE game, or was actually.. until they remade the first RE game (Resident Evil 1). Like i said this was my favorite game because not only cuz of the graphics but the storyline was soo great in this, and the music scared the heck out of u. When i heard capcom remaking the RE games i was soo excited (except for the fact they were remaking them on the gamecube), anyways i got over that at least cuz i now have a Gamecube (got it for less then 80bucks) well they had the resident Evil remake and so i was waiting for the RE 2 & 3 remakes and when i saw the screen footage for it, i was like what is this a joke or are they really just throwing the same game from playstation to the GC. I was really dissapointed.. what is the point in buying the same game with the same stuff in it as what i have. U know i even bought a new RE2 on psOne for $14.99 cuz it was in a thinner case. Thats how much i like this game. But when i heard they smoothed the graphics a bit im thinking ok sounds good enough to buy right?? Not really.. i saw the price to be too high, $39.99.. i was thinking, why in the world would u spend that much money on something that wasnt really fixed up.. u spent that amount on the remake of RE1 and got alot out of it, the same for RE 0. but even though its dropped now its still kinda expensive. really $29.99 should have been its original price when it first came out then drop down to like $20 or something.. but nope.. so my suggestion is if u havent played this RE game yet.. buy it.. if u have played it then i would probablly wait til they drop it down again b4 buying it.. or just keep looking on here for a good price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game, if you don't already own it
I never owned the original version of this game, so I was happy when it was ported over to the gamecube. This game features slightly improved backgrounds to the original port, and has some awesome characters. Gameplay is like any RE game.

What makes this game (arguably) the best of the series? Each character (Leon and Claire) has two scenarios, an A and a B. If you play through one character's A scenario, you will then play through the opposite character's B scenario, which is the harder of the two scenarios. Therefore, you must beat this game a total of 4 times to truly beat it, which provides excellent replayability. Each scenario reveals more of the story until eventually you know the whole story. There are also a ton of minigames 3 extra characters, Hunk, Tofu, and a character who makes a return to the series, but I don't want to spoil it. The "boss" of the game, William Birkin, constantly mutates and starts to look amazing. If you've played RE Outbreak, you'll see this guy in the opening video totally remade. The game features a great story as well, as is the style of the series. This game proves that graphics aren't everything, although I still hope it will be graphically overhauled some day.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun game should be owend by any fan of the series
Resident Evil 2 follows aroung Claire and Leon two unlucky strangers who stumble into Racoon city. Any fan of the RE series would completely love this gameeven if it has some glitches and not so great graphics.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unless you don't have the original don't get this.
I had so much fun with Resident Evil 2 in late 1998. It was one of the scariest, hearthrobing, pants wetting experience of all time back then. Keyword: Back then. Don't get me wrong, Resident Evil 2 is an awesome game but buying this version isn't like going to the store and picking up Final Fantasy Anthology vs. paying 80 dollars for the original SNES cartridge. YOU CAN STILL FIND RE2 ON THE PSX AND BUY IT FOR LESS THAN 40 DOLLARS!

RE2 isn't a bad game but with the overhaul re-release of Resident Evil 1, it would've been great to see RE2, the best one in the series, get the same makeover. Well, it didn't. This is a direct port of the original PSX version. It runs smoother on the gamecube but the graphics remain the same and all the elements of the gameplay remain the same as well.

Usually a port or rerelease has something to tweak it up a bit. Maybe add in a small bonus or even just smoothen out the graphics. But the re-release of RE2 does no such thing.

This is bad, especially for RE2. In 1998 this was the scariest game of all time! When this was re-released the fear that was in the game is wasted and gone. You won't jump anymore or anything like that. IF you don't have the PSX version and you don't have a PSX or PS2 then you can get this game. If you have a PSX but don't have the game then get it on PSX instead. The 40 dollar price tag is too expensive for a game that the exact version can be found with ease.

3-0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment
My first experience with RE was the re-make of the original game for Gamecube. I thought is was great, and quickly ran out to get RE Zero. The two-player feature made that game unique and interesting as well, so I bought RE 2. This was a big disappointment. I didn't know it at the time, but this is NOT a re-make -- it's just basically the old playstation game re-formatted to work on Gamecube. The graphics are cartoonish, and the characters look like puppets. The game format also is inferior to RE and RE Zero. If you choose "arranged" game, you start with an infinite rocket launcher and machine gun, which makes the game FAR to easy (even for a poor player like myself). My big "final" battle only took one shot from the rocket launcher. In the "normal/original" game, you start with Claire or Leon. After a few hours, you're done and then you're supposed to start over with the other character. The game is slightly different with the other character, but not enough to make it interesting. Also, for me, it was impossible to unlock the bonus game. I work 60 hours a week, and can only play in 1/2 to 1 hour blocks. If you "save" the game, it hurts your ranking and you can only get the bonus game with an "A" ranking on both characters. There also was nothing particularly new about the story line, except this time it's the "G" virus instead of the "T" virus. On the positive, there was a lot of action, and some new monsters, and it kept me entertained. However, CAPCOM should be ashamed for selling this game for $40, when you can get the same game in the playstation format for around $10. This will be my last RE purchase. For $40, I'd rather get a new release of something else. ... Read more

2. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
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Asin: B00007KQC5
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Capcom
Sales Rank: 4716
Average Customer Review: 4.19 out of 5 stars
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This is the next terrifying chapter in the Resident Evil series. You will join Jill Valentine in her attempt to escape a nightmarish city in ruins. You must help her flee from hordes of flesh-eating zombies, hideous mutants, and a relentless new nemesis. You’ll soon discover you must rely on cunning and brute force to stay alive. The game features challenging enemies that come back to life at any time, and a plot that reveals more details of Umbrella Corporation's devious activities. ... Read more

Reviews (21)

3-0 out of 5 stars Buy only if you do not have a PS1 or PS2
I have it. After beating Resident Evil Zero & the remake of the first, I wanted to jump right in on GC's RE3:Nemesis. There are slightly faster frame rates and a different use of controls to support the GC's controller. That's all.

The RE3 PlayStation Dual Shock Version with the original and rearranged data is the same as this passed off port. I don't need to review the game itself, it is another chapter in the saga that is well-known to fans.

If you don't have a PlayStation1 or 2, then this is a solid buy. If you've never played RE3 and don't have the PS, it is a solid buy again. Whoever is making up the stories about the better graphics or a remake is fooling you.

Don't get me wrong, RE3 is a great game, but it is a port. Graphics, game, content and all. I rated it 3 stars because of the marketing tactic. The original PS version is a 4.5 star game. You'll notice that this review will be posted on RE2 as well because Capcom did the same with that one.

Robert Eldridge (...)

4-0 out of 5 stars Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
The Good
Creepy atmosphere, decent graphics for it's time, lots of zombie battles, spooky sound, the Nemesis stalking you.
The Bad
You must find and mix gunpowder to make bullets and ammo (a real pain), cheap kills in the form of a giant worm that traps and repeatedly kills the player.
The Ugly
The graphics are Playstation quality, nothing is new for the Gamecube, no high-polygon models or lighting effects here folks.
The Verdict
A solid game with decent graphics and scary atmosphere, but do not pay full price for it, it's a repackaged 2 year old Playstation game, shop around.

2-0 out of 5 stars not my type of game
ive played this game for like a few hours and i thought i was stupid and scary i gave it two cause its lotrs of fun shooting zombies but the thing really bothering me is the main enemy of the game NEMESIS. He follows you nonstop and i hate games when they follow you the entire game cause its annoying and theres no new creatures and theres not even new graphics. you can play this game if you like....but i warned you.

5-0 out of 5 stars The scariest Resident Evil!!!!!!!!!!
This game came out on the Playstation and Dreamcast back in 1999 and you experienced being chased by some Jason Voorhees like character called The Nemesis which freaked you out because he followed you all throughout the game!!!! The Gamecube version has slightly upgraded graphics from the Dreamcast version with the cliping and bulging of the characters gone!!!! It is still a great game even for it's age!!!!! It's graphics may possibly be the some of the poorest on the Gamecube but it is still worth playing despite the abysmal visuals!!!!!!!

RE 2 and 3 are no remakes, just reformated games to be put on the Gamecube. The only remake was the first RE and thats it and everything else is the same as the Playstion versions. Dont waist your money on buying a game you can just get for the PS witha cheaper price. Who ever said that this and RE3 has better graphics is wrong. They've been talking way to much about nothingm, they are just assuming things that become big lies. ... Read more

3. Sonic Mega Collection
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Asin: B00006LU9B
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Sales Rank: 442
Average Customer Review: 4.51 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Take a trip back in time with the character that redefined video games, in Sonic Mega Collection for the Nintendo GameCube. Sonic Mega Collection is packed with seven classic Sonic games, each presented in its original blistering-fast form. Trace the blue blur's roots in the first three Sonic the Hedgehog games, and expand the experience with Sonic & Knuckles' lock-on technology. Then mix things up with Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3D Blast, and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. And if you need a break from the action, head over to the Extras section and check out movies, illustrations, and comics featuring Sega's signature character. ... Read more

Reviews (73)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cool complation on 1 disc
Well, this a cool game, but I dont play it much, but maybe I do. Here's the rating I give for all 7 regular games...

Sonic The Hedgehog 1: Great game, but Sonic cant use spin dash, but still pretty cool. 10/10

Sonic The Hedgehog 2: BEST GAME!!! Tails's 1st appearance, & cool 2-player action, & lots of stages!!!! 10/10

Sonic The Hedgehog 3: Cool game, but pretty hard. I cant beat Aquitaic Zone 1 yet, but I will soon thoh. I like this game thoh, & Knuckle's 1st appearence. 9/10

Sonic & Knuckels: Cool game, & u can play as Sonic or Knuckles, & its better than Sonic 3 but kinda harder. 9/10

Sonic Spinball: 3d best game on here!!! U can use Sonic pinball-shaped, and go through only 4 long levels by warping alot. Play this 1, folks! 10/10

Dr. Robotnicks Mean Bean Machine: No worst game on here or this 1ns not wither, but this 1ns pretty fun & weird. Its like a bean tetris, & u put lots of shapes down. its weird 2 brake them & get 2 next levels thoh. 5/10

Sonic 3D Blast: Some people hate this one, but I love it. Well, Sonic's not really 3D in this one, but cool. U have 2 rescue Flickies, & their's something weird with Knuckles & Tails thoh. 10/10

Good complation game with movies, comin book covers, etc. People should buy this anytime. They should make Sonic Mega Collection 2! With the games... Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Jam, Sonic Blast, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Advance, & Sonic Advance 2. PICK IT UP!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hands down some of the best games ever made.
This is now the best reason to buy a Game Cube.Whoever listened to the suggestion of bringing these 2D classics back to the screen deserves to be sainted. Sega is very very nice to their fan base by releasing this game. Sonic 1 is very colorful and fast.Sonic 2 is more fun and faster too.Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles feature lock on technology.Sonic 3D Blast is some of the most fun Ive had playing a home console.Sonic Spinball and Bean Machine are very nice too.Not to mention Ristar has a save option.
Hopefully more Genesis games will be rereleased on a single disc.Also SNES games on a single disc would also be a true bargain as well as an NES compilation disc.This is evolution.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Megaman's collection!!!
This is the coolest game ever! I don't care what other people say it'is awsome. Also to all you people out there who say your mad cause you can't save on games, just go to a cheat website and do level select to go back to the level your on. Comen sense!!!

These are the games in it-

Sonic 4/5

Sonic 2 5/5

Sonic 3 5/5

Sonic and Knuckles 4/5

Sonic Spinball 5/5

Sonic 3D Blast 3/5

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine( a Tetris/Dr. Mario game)-2/5

The unlockable games are Sonic and Knuckles 2 and 3

Blue Sphere



Bonus contents are the intro and ending to Sonic CD.

Over a 100 Comic book covers

Commercials for sonic advance 2 and Sonic adventure 2 Battle


You can also read all of the original game manuals

Overall a good game and a must buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's Good, but It's Missing a Few Things
At first glance, this has everything that a Sonic fan would want. It has all the Sonic games on Genesis and even a non-Sonic related Genesis game. It is however missing three games which were different from the rest. The games that are on it are: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles, Blue Sphere(Sonic 1 attached to Sonic and Knuckles), Knuckles in Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Spinball, Dr. Robotnik's Bean Machine, Flicky, and Ristar. That's a pretty impressive list but it's missing some hard to get games. The first is Sonic CD. It was released on the Sega CD, but most people didn't get to play it until it came out on PC. It's highlights include time traveling and an excellent CD soundtrack. The PC version isn't too hard to find, but it doesn't run on computers with Windows XP. For that reason it should've been included on this, as most people have upgraded from earlier versions of Windows. They already added the cutscenes to the extras, and I really doubt they were running out of room on the disc. The next game it's missing is Knuckles Chaotix, a game featuring Knuckles and his friends that was released on the 32X. For that reason alone it's hard to get as it's virtually the only worthwhile game on the 32X. The last one is Sonic R, which was released on Sega Saturn and PC. It's a racing game like Mario Kart, but with Sonic characters. I have the PC version, but it doesn't seem to work on my computer and most people don't have a Saturn, so it should probably be on here too. If those games were on it, it would get a 5, as all the games are great, but as it is , it feels incomplete. The $20 price tag isn't bad, though. If you're Sonic fan, then should get it for sure. Even if you aren't you should still give it a try.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the price of the GameCube itself
I just recently got a GameCube for my birthday,and
I got this game with it.I used to have a Sega Genesis
with some kind of Sonic game (I can't remember which one,
I think it was Sonic II but I'm not sure)so this was
a great game to have.

Here are the games on this set:

Sonic I:My fave on this set.Not the best Sonic game
ever (that honor goes to Sonic CD) but still very good.
***** 5 stars

Sonic II: Kind of a rehash of the first (aside from
the fact that it features Tails and a multiplayer
**** 4 stars

Sonic III:The only one one the set where you can
save the game. NOT like the first two at all.
Very,very hard.
***1/2 3 1/2 stars

Sonic and Knuckles:SUPER HARD! I really wish you
could save the game on this one but you can't.
** 2 stars

Sonic Spinball:This one is a (very hard) pinball game.
I don't play this one too much.
** 2 stars

Dr. Robotnick's Mean Bean Machine: No comment.

Besides the games,there is an extras menu with:
1:A gallery of the Sonic comic books.
2.A gallery of Sonic artwork.
3:The opening title of Sonic CD.
4:The end credits of Sonic CD.
5:A short film on the history of the Sonic games.
6:Commercials,but they are for
Sonic Advance and SA2:Battle. Give me a break.

Like I said,this is the PERFECT game for
GameCube. ... Read more

4. Sonic Adventure DX
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00008URUB
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Sales Rank: 529
Average Customer Review: 4.34 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (102)

5-0 out of 5 stars Sonic dx to buy or not to buy?
well first off i would like to say that the story is fully brilliant and fun at the same time, and easy to follow. but.. the voice overs are a bit lacking.. now i am a HUGE fan of sonic adventures and this was great. the graphics are good. the gameplay is ok... and the controls are really simple and overall entertaining. the main story is trying to stop a monster called chaos who the more he eats emeralds the more powerfull he is.

now.. about CHAO. chao are creatures like tamagotchi.. if you think you will only buy this game for chao then buy sonic adventure 2 battle if you have it already then get this one. SADX is good for raising chao. they react to your actions for example throwing them against a wall :) but there is no chao kindergarden or doctor and you cant fight or learn karate. you can only race. both games feature the ability to transfer chaos to gameboy.. so if you have both it is great to teach in SA2B and learn and raise in SADX.

5-0 out of 5 stars The blue blur is back and hes the best reason to own a Cube.
You will never get sick of playing this game.I guarantee it.I used to have a Dreamcast with Sonic Adventure 1 and 2.But this takes the cake.Its absolutely amazing to see how good this game is.Its almost perfect.Its a masterpiece.Every character has about 6 or so levels and there are new mini games this time around. It is a lot more substantial and breathtaking than Sonic Adventure 2 is. This game is the best reason to own a Game Cube.Some might claim Zelda and Metroid as the best but let me tell you this game is the most fun Ive had ever doing anything.Its hardly ever frustrating and even when it is you have those gorgeous graphics to feast your eyes on.Also theres a rumor thats out that there are Sonic Game Gear games on here.That would be excellent and even if its just a rumor the game SA DX is above so much else.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bursting with coolness.
There's a lot going on in this game and so many devices and sub-games to keep you addicted. Not so much a DX than an updated version of the Sonic Adventure, from the now obsolete Dreamcast, with better graphics, new missions and loads of extras.

You play the game as seven different characters: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big the Cat, The Robot Dude and (much later) Super Sonic. The Sonic, Tails and Knuckles levels are the best. The Big the Cat levels are really boring and slow. Each character has their own story and their own power-ups, all happening at the same time. The result is almost an RPG-like game. If this were taken a few steps further who knows how great the game could have been. Though it's still brilliant as it is.

The structure is also genius and easy to get to grips with. As whatever character, you run around massive levels like Station Square and The Mystic Ruins which leads to many different action stages. The action stages can range between casinos, snowboarding, racing through sky-high circuits, go-carting, flying around in Tails' red bi-plane, flying through wind tunnels, chases across the city rooftops and racing across sandy beaches. As always the Sonic world (curiously earthlike and nothing like the planet Mobius from before) is absolutely gorgeous with an exotic feel, eternal sunshine and the bluest of skies.

What I like best about the game are the Chao. The cute little creatures you hatch and raise between levels. They are so great they became my reason for getting through the game. And as a bonus all Sonic games from the old Sega Game Gear are included. Each one is unlocked after every 20 emblems collected (1 awarded after each mission complete and others scattered about levels).

Some parts of the game can be awfully repetitive. Certain FMV sequences were used more than once and there was no point in that. And intros to certain parts of the game took too long and became quite annoying when losing a life and starting again.

The self-controlled camera was cool and useful. Though in cramped quarters it seemed to get stuck and being unable to see the character due to the spasming camera sometimes resulted in the loss of a life. That was quite annoying.

The music is great and I strongly suggest you get all the soundtrack CDs (I did). There are brilliant, fun-loving themes that totally carry the action along. The voices however, were a bit off from the original Japanese lip movements.

A totally brilliant game that you simply must get. Sonic Adventure DX will keep you entertained for ages.

1-0 out of 5 stars A poor excuse for a Sonic game
Like pretty much everybody, I've been playing Sonic games for a while (I prefer Mario, though). This one just makes me mad. Sega slapped together a sloppy, buggy piece of junk that verges on unplayable. The new characters are stupid, Sonic is uncontrollable, glitches run rampant through every level...just don't bother. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is a much better game, even if it's not exactly great.

You Can Play 2 players!
Actually, at first I was bumbed about the 2 player action only being choa races and that stuff. Don't get me wrong this game is still really a good game, just the 4 stars meant it's not the greatest. It is worth your money. But I thought it was one of the best games ever when I found this out. O.K. 1) play a 1 player game with Sonic that has tails hanging around him. 2)If U plug in a controller in the 2nd slot, and just play around with it, U finally figure out that you're playing Tails! 3) Tails is almost indestuctable this way, so U can help out 1 player. Just stay close to Sonic( or U can't see yourself on the screen) and when he's in trouble, U can collect him rings, fly in hard 2 reach places, and fight of bad-guys. ... Read more

5. Ikaruga

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Asin: B00008VFBV
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Atari
Sales Rank: 2392
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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Ikaruga is a 2-D scrolling space shooter (with options for either a vertical or horizontal display) set against a 3-D backdrop with a combination of rich Japanese storytelling and high-powered fighter-pilot heroics. Players take the role of hero Shinra, the lone survivor of a freedom federation that was massacred by the evil, power-hungry conqueror Tenro Horai. Now Shinra, in his newly-built ship, the Ikaruga, must fight for aging, exiled people who are depending upon him for their survival. Join the sole warrior as he battles the evil Horai in the hopes of restoring peace.

Those already familiar with Ikaruga from the Japanese Dreamcast release will appreciate vital game upgrades such as enhanced graphics, a new demo mode that clues players in to the "perfect" round and private passwords; high scorers can post their accomplishments on the official Ikaruga web site and establish bragging rights within the worldwide Ikaruga community. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, yet insanely challenging
Ikaruga, if you haven't heard of it (and many of you probably haven't) is a rare breed these days -- an old-school 2D scrolling shooter, in the same vein as Raiden (or, going back further, Life Force, Gradius, and in some sense all the way back to Galaga/Galaxian). However, this is the 21st-century version.

The first impression you get when you fire up Ikaruga is how polished it is. Everything -- from the title screen, to how the ships move, to the zen-like fractal beauty of the bosses' energy blasts -- is flat-out gorgeous. Although the game is a top-down 2D shooter, almost everything is rendered in real-time 3D, which allows for some fantastic special effects.

The second impression you get is how insanely difficult this game is. The first level isn't hard to survive, although you'll probably get a terrible score ranking your first few [hundred] times through it. Level two is difficult. Levels three through five are crazy. The game is short -- very short -- but it's the kind of experience that video game junkies will play again and again (and again), trying to eke out a few more points each time.

Finally, you may come to realize how ingenious this game is. They've stripped away all the extra stuff that's crept into shooters over the years -- there are no powerups, no "bombs", no bonus point items to pick up, and not much of a storyline (there was a bit more in the version released a few years back on the Dreamcast, but they dropped it on the GCN instead of translating it). The only "gimmick" they have is the polarity system -- every enemy ship and projectile in the game is either "white" or "black", and you can toggle your ship back and forth nearly instantly. Projectiles of the same color are harmless (and in fact give you points and energy to power your devastating homing laser attack), while ones of the opposite color mean instant death. Furthermore, you deal twice as much damage to enemies of the opposite color. This adds incredible complexity and depth to the gameplay, as you'll have to choose between playing the same color as the enemies (thus gaining immunity to their shots and extra use of your homing laser), or the opposite (allowing you to kill them faster, which usually causes more enemies to appear, earning you bonus points). In the later levels, enemies of both colors will regularly flood the screen with bullets, forcing you to frantically switch colors while blasting anything that moves. The scoring system is based upon destroying "chains" of similarly-colored enemies -- for maximum points, you need to kill enemies in groups of three. It all comes together to produce something that's, at times, more of a puzzle game than a shooter, and that's truly unique.

This game is *not* for everybody -- if you have a short attention span, don't like games that will kick your...for weeks, or don't have lightning-fast reflexes, great hand-eye coordination, and an intuitive ability to read 2D shooter patterns, *stay away*. Just find someone who's good at it, watch them play, and marvel at the pretty graphics.

4-0 out of 5 stars SO MUCH CHAOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In an age where so many games end up realying on the gimmick of the week, Ikaruga is sort of an oddity. It's a top down perspective 2-D shooter that has sort of a back to basics feel. How well you do depends entirely on your reflexes.

What Keeps Ikaruga from being like every other shooter in the past ten years is the polarity system. basically at a touch of the A button you can change from white to black. You absorb the energy from the bullets that are the same color as yourself and deal double damage to foes of the opposite color. While this sounds simple and easy to understand when the screen starts filling up with both colors of bullets things get hectic fast.

This game is legetimitly hard. while only five levels long, each level ups the difficulty quite a bit. The good news is(or bad news depending on how much varity your looking for) that all the enemies fallow a set course. At no point does a level change from what it was in previous game. Things do become alot easier when you get a feel for each level.

My favorite part about Ikaruga is that it can be played Co-op with another person. However there are a couple of restrictions. Continues become shared, and it actully takes one to get the second player into the game. since you only have three to start that limits you too one apiece. But the problem that I really like is that your ships will actully edge eachother out for space. this may not sound like a big deal but space at times becomes really limited. you really need teamwork if you expect to survive past the second stage.

only five levels with three difficulty settings. while each one provides another level of insanity Ikuruga probably isn't a game that will hold intrest for those all night gaming sessions. but if your looking for some frantic fast paced fun for an hour or two (prefrebly with a cohort) then you could do much worse

4-0 out of 5 stars Made Me Laugh Out Loud at the Learning Curve
I've always been a fan of the horizontal/vertical space shooter genre, and "Ikaruga" manages to roll up all the best stuff about each entry in that genre, and then, do it one better.

Made by the geniuses at Treasure, the team behind the legendary "Gunstar Heroes" (Genesis), "Ikaruga" is not your typical shoot-fest. The story is negligible, because you won't be seeing anything even vaguely related to it, and it's cut-and-dry, anyway. The meat of this game is definitely the hardcore, old-school-feeling gameplay. There can be hundreds of bullets on the screen at a time. However, the twist that "Ikaruga" introduces is that you don't necessarily have to dodge them all.

Your ship is unique in that it can change its magnetic alignment at any time with a press of the A button, from Black to White and back again, on the fly. If you are hit by a bullet of your ship's current color, you'll absorb the bullet and it will power up a set of special homing laser shots, and these homing lasers do ten times the damage of your normal cannon. Also, if you fire upon an opposite-colored ship, it will do twice the damage, but you will be vulnerable to its hostile fire.

The beauty is that no enemy is immune, really. Each one is colored black or white accordingly, and the bosses like to switch between the two periodically. Speaking of the bosses, they're very inventive and challenging, and will teach you how to die in many, many ways.

And you will die. A lot. Believe you me. I do consider myself something of an elite gamer, and this title continuously schools me; with only 3 credits at the start of the game, that makes this a very fun, very cool, but very, very hard title. Recommended? You better believe it.

Inventiveness: 8 (out of 10)
The extra black-and-white twist on a classic genre helps "Ikaruga" define itself as not just another difficult face.

Sound: 7.5
The sound effects are all mostly spot-on, but the music, while uplifting and appropo, seems to all carry the same hooks and themes, like one long continuous track.

Graphics: 7
While not the prettiest title out there, the graphical stylings do get their point across. However, exclusively considering this genre, Ikaruga's graphics are stellar.

Control: 9
While you may be wishing you had a "kill everything on the screen" button every now and again, Ikaruga handles almost flawlessly. It's mastering your little ship that will test your patience, not mastering the controls.


Overall Score: 8
The bottom line: a game that will make you laugh with joy at the gimmick and groan with pain at the difficulty.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very good ideas, poorly designed levels
The concept behind this game is brilliant, even if it's taken from Silhouette Mirage (a PSX platformer). You have to switch your ship's polarities between light and dark. In light form you can absorb light bullets and vice-versa. Absorbing bullets charges up your special attack.

This should have made for one heck of a game. Unfortunately, the level design seems a bit unfair to me. In the second level, there's a long section with no enemies. There are just a bunch of blocks in your way, with big guns flinging bullets everywhere (both black and white). The beginning of the third level is also kind of a rip-off.

Graphics are good, and run at a smooth 60 frames per second. There isn't much animation to speak of. Ship designs are good, although some of the enemies are kind of odd. The backgrounds for some levels can be disorienting.

Basic gameplay is completely solid; only the level designs are a problem. The game has full analog control so you can move with precision.

There's some sort of rock/heavy metal music in the background, but nothing memorable. The sound consists of guns being fired and explosions.

You'll probably enjoy this game if you can really get into it, but I wish the level designs were better and that there were more of them (there are only 5, even though the box claims 18). If you find it cheap, I'd say pick it up. Three stars may not seem like much, but it still means above-average.

3-0 out of 5 stars Play this game and take two aspirins and have fun.
This game is quite good in graphics and sounds. Gameplay, however, is absolutely hard. I can't make it past the second boss and that is on easy mode. I must say that it is not your conventional shoot and evade kind of game. You must also change polarities(change the color of your ship between white and black) to be able to survive. This technique requires precission. I still think that you have to be a Jedi to play this game. Overall is a good game but only if you have the patience. ... Read more

6. Viewtiful Joe
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00009KO3S
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Capcom
Sales Rank: 760
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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  • Innovative platform game action
  • Vividly comic cartoon-style visuals
  • Customise visual effects through stylish and visionary moves
  • From the makers of Steel Battalion, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil
  • For 1 player

Reviews (114)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Viewtiful Review
This is deadfelix4 reporting from the Viewtiful Joe Street Team:

Viewtiful Joe is definitely a game you will want to own. Not only is it nice to look at, but it's just pure fun. But not the kind of fun that gets old, this game has serious replay value.
Although it is quite reminiscent of old-school side scrollers, Viewtiful Joe brings a new and original sense to the genre. With the time manipulation abilities and all the cool moves you learn, this game should keep everyone satisfied for a very long time. Aside from that, it is extremely fun trying to do combos, and putting it in slow motion to make it look even more viewtiful. It is also fun (yet challenging at the same time) trying to look good for the audience to get even more points.

To top it off, there are four difficulties of increasing challenge. So basically, Viewtiful Joe is extremely fun, has good replay value, lots to achieve, great and innovating graphics, and is totally original. And might I add, the story is pretty good. Buy it as soon as it comes out.

5-0 out of 5 stars A return to basics turns out to be INCREDIBLY FUN
Games like Viewtiful Joe are sadly hard to come by these days. With all the modern technology of the consoles we are now afforded, most developers have completely forgotten their "roots". 2D gaming is a lost-passion, but thankfully every now and then a company like Capcom comes along and changes all the rules. Enter Viewtiful Joe.

What we have here is a super hero story of wonderful proportions. The game takes place on a 2d plane featuring gorgeously animated 3d characters. The style is truly unmatched and sets Viewtiful Joe aside when compared to other titles. The beatem-up action is heightened by the use of super powers. You can slow down or speed up the action, as well as zoom in. The idea is to use your power to fight "beautifully" ... or "viewtifully". Get it now? Be careful though, if you use your powers too much, you can actually lose them!

Viewtiful Joe is sure to be a hit this fall. It's available exclusively on Nintendo Gamecube. I absolutely love this game.

Pick it up as soon as it's available. Great fighting, amazing graphics and special effects, awesome combo system and tons of challenge!

5-0 out of 5 stars This game rocks!!
I bought a gamecube because of Tales of Symphonia, But Viewtiful Joe is Gamecubes second best title out there. If you don't have one, you need to go pick it up. This game without a doubt fun.

TO Capcom!!!!
Dear Capcom thanks for a good game i just want to tell you that Making Viewtiful Joe for PS2 is a bad idea WHY?? cause PS2 is HOGGING all the Exclusives and GC bearly has one And GC is good Also you will lose money making VJ for PS2 games like Wolfistien are good but when on PS2 the game aint all that good Thats why Bungie didnt want HALO on PS2 Think about it capcom

5-0 out of 5 stars ~ Henshin-A-Go-Go Baby! ~
This is one of the most fun, action-packed, and original games I have ever played! An impressive mix of story, cool visuals, and action make this a seriously fun GameCube game that is not to be passed up!

The story starts out with Joe and his girlfriend, Silvia, at the movies watching Joe's favorite superhero, Captain Blue. But things really get crazy when the movie villain snatches up Silvia and drags her into the movie itself! With the aid of Captain Blue, Joe must journey through the vast movie world to save his girlfriend from the clutches of evil. But Joe won't go unarmed. Captain Blue bestows upon him the mighty power of VFX, which allows him to slow things down, blast into Mach Speed, and zoom in on attacks, for mighty powerhouse moves and attacks that will let him plow through hundreds of enemies and bosses. Racking up moves and attacks will grant you 'Viewtifuls', which are like experience points. Use them to buy attacks like the Voomerang, which lets you take the 'V' emblem off your helmet and throw it like a boomerang. Use powerhouse combos to tear through even the toughest foes.


Awesome cel-shaded graphics are perfect in this type of game.


Great controls and responsive gameplay.


I haven't done it yet, but after you beat this game in different modes, you can play as a few other characters, including Silvia herself!

STORY: ****1/2

The story is good, although sometimes there is a really wierd plot.


This game just rocks. It's one of the best titles for the Gamecube.

Henshin A Go Go Baby! ... Read more

7. Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00008DHNQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Activision
Sales Rank: 1683
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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this game is awesome! -- has excellent graphics and cool music to go along with. its a good game to get for a child just starting out with video games. my son is 4. this game keeps his attention is is NOT discouraging - just plain FUN FUN FUN!!! adults can join in and enjoy it just as much. -- WELL WORTH THE $$$.

This Is The Game To Own
My family owns about 16 gamecube games and the one that I almost always play out the 16 is Disney Extreme Skate Adventure. This is a fun exciting game that never gets old. It didn't take me that long to unlock every level but even after 8 months of playing it I have not unlocked every character. This game has many challenges on every level. Some are easier than others and some take a while and/or involve lots of stratigies. When you are one of the human characters and you are in the main place which is Ollie Wood you can warp to places like Andy's Room from Toy Story or Pride Rock from The Lion King and many others. Making your own characters and unlocking more clothes and skateboard decks is my favorite part. Me and my friends have spent hours at a time desiging each other. We also love doing tournaments with the two player games. This game gets you to think but if you get carsick than this game might get you a little dizzy at first. After playing it for a couple of times than you won't feel sick any more (that is what happened to me). This game is SO (...)worth the money to buy this. This game is the BEST EVER. Thank you Activision and of you try this game you will be thanking Activision too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely Fun For All Ages
We originally bought this game to try to get my six year old son to PLAY a game. He loves to watch my husband play games and "help" him out. My husband ended up loving the game and enjoyed playing all of the different characters in the different backgrounds and levels. My son played a little and so did I. It was easy to do tricks even when you didn't know what you were doing. My son would hit buttons and whiz around for a while. Very enjoyable game and the music wasn't bad either. My husband ended up buying a CD or two from the tracks. I would recommend this for anyone who likes non-violent games and anyone who enjoys Disney characters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This game is tons of fun and the customization features for the characters is amazing. You can choose a predesigned charcater (Simba, Buzz Lightyear, ect.) or you can create your own skater from scratch. Nearly everything on your skater is customizable. It's great! This game is easy enough for my three year old to navigate and yet still held appeal for my husband and me. The goals in the game range from super easy to super hard and we had a great time working towards all of the goals in the levels. Great graphics - great fun - definetly worth the money!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
This was purchased for my 5 year old. Its the first game we bought for her when she received her gamecube this past xmas. I read the reviews on and saw that it did well so I went ahead and purchased it. Its a true hit. She loves it, and boy am I glad because gamecube games are not cheap. I couldnt tell you anything about how the game works because I never played it, but it is obviously easy enough for a 5 year old to use, and she adores all the characters. ... Read more

8. Red Faction 2
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005BRKD
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: THQ
Sales Rank: 1973
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Players will defend their country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specializing in their own means of destruction. Tasked with completing multiple mission objectives in a number of diverse levels, players will have several vehicles and an arsenal of powerful weapons at their disposal as they rampage to overthrow the government. Red Faction II features actor Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens, Millennium) as the voice of squad leader Molov. Refined graphics, enhanced enemy AI, and dynamic environments are also featured in Red Faction II, along with four-player, split-screen action that includes customizable computer opponents. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best FPS since Halo!
Red Faction 2 is the best FPS since Halo because of the willing to blow a hole in a wall and blow other people to pieces! This game has excellent multiplayer and story mode is a little short, but all in all it as close as you can get to Halo!

A great game and not a byest opinion
Ok, heres the deal. I have this game for myself of course and i have played this game for all of the systems available for it. First ill start with gamecube this is the best for it. No doubt about it, its graphics are awsome and theres no bad about it! Its so addicting. Ok the other systems. X box lets just say poor graphics and even worse gameplay. Good for people who love sucky games (meaning dont buy it for x box). Ok well it is a byest opinion, well it kicks butt for gamecube best gameplay. Get it!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Get this game if your a PATRON of GOOD shooter games!
Red Faction 2 falis to disappoint. The single player is short, but fun. The GEO-MOD rocks, no question. My favorite thing is juat a plain old deathmatch. The guns are sick! The anti-personall rocks, and so does the nano and wasp. The $50 price tag is a bit much for a game that has been out for this long. Also dont let the "M" rating get in the way of FUN! GET THIS GAME

3-0 out of 5 stars I really wish I'd read the reviews first...
News Flash! The Original Is Better Than The Sequel!

I won't bother to go through a diatribe. Simply search for "red faction ii review" in to get as many as you like. Let's just hit the high (or as it may be, LOW) points of this game:

1) No thought required - just shoot. No puzzles, no intrigue, no story to speak of. Just kill, kill, kill. Yawn.

2) Short - very short. I paid money for this?

3) No saving your game. The game only saves at the "transistion" point between levels. If you're in a tough spot and die, you're going to have to go through the entire level again to get to that spot - at which point if you die again, you have go through the entire level again...repeat ad nauseum. Who thought this was a good idea? Having to repeat long stretches of "easy" parts to get back to where you died...but I said no diatribe, didn't I?

4) No real thought required...but I said that already didn't I? It bears repeating.

5) No saving your game - yes, I know I just said that too, but it REALLY IS ANNOYING. I think this just sucks all the joy (what there was, anyway) right out of the game.

6) THQ, the publishers of this disappointing sequel have no support section for this game on their site! Their website simply says "We have not yet posted any Knowledge Base articles for this product." What, they thought no one would have questions? Or maybe they figured there was no point, since no one was going to buy the game after the reviews came out. You can contact their support section through email, though. Presumeably they will answer.

7) Volition, the developers of this game, have no support and no way to contact them that I could find. That's your first clue to the quality of the product, folks. Their website just loops you back into the site, which has no useful information on it - just a sales pitch. BTW - Volition is a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ, Inc. Hmmm - like father, like son.

One gets the impression that this was a rush job to take advantage of the fond memory that we all had of the original Red Faction.

In conclusion, pass on this one. Maybe if enough people DON'T buy this, the next game will be better. I'm pretty sure that enough people have already complained about it. I really wish I'd read the reviews before I bought this turkey - it would have saved me some bucks, and a lot of dissapointment.

4-0 out of 5 stars RED FACTION 2
This is a COOL game.The best part of this game is the GEO-MOD engine it lets you destroy almost anything...There are 3 levels of difficulty,it has a fun multiplayer mode thats the best part of the game you get to play deathmatch, bagman, and capture the flag to name some plus you get to make your own computer players with there own strengths and weaknesses there is A WHOLE LOT OF WEAPONS like the presicion rifle to the ral gun. This game is good but fairly short if your looking for a fun shooter with a in depth story RED FACTION 2 IS FOR YOU!!! ... Read more

9. Mega Man Network Transmission
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00009KO3P
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Capcom
Sales Rank: 1510
Average Customer Review: 3.59 out of 5 stars
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  • Mega Man's first 3-D action/role-playing adventure for the Nintendo GameCube
  • Story-line tie-in to the Mega Man Battle Network series
  • Collect battle chips, battle enemies, solve puzzles, and uncover secret characters from the Mega Man universe
  • More than 100 different, customizable attacks
  • For 1 player

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Old skool fun, totally awesome!
I should start off by saying that I .... have been playing Mega Man games since they first came out in the USA. But over the years I kind of skipped over the X series, and the Battle Network series.

For a while I had planned on getting this title, but really had to wrestle over my decision for a week or so. ...

Let me say, I shouldn't have worried -- THIS GAME RULES! More fun than most other games these days. The graphics are gorgeous 2.5d -- you are limited to moving in 2 dimensions, but the graphics are pretty much 3d (as well as cel-shaded -- but the mix really works well). A lot like the style of Super Smash Brothers Melee. Lots of really nice lighting effects, backgrounds, etc.

But what this game is really about is the action! It's not really too tough, but it's still challenging. Not mind-numbingly impossible by any means, but not a total cynch, either. It's the kind of game that sucks you in, and because you are having so much fun you don't notice how much time is passing. This is a good thing! Yes, you may have to go through levels a number of times to get them right -- who cares? That's what it's all about!

At first I found the chip system a little bit confusing, but now that I understand it, I really like it a lot -- tons of special weapons and flexibility in your approach to taking on the bad guys. The control scheme is very easy to learn, so you will be able to jump right in and start blasting viruses and navis gone wild.

GET THIS GAME -- don't question your decision, just get it, and you will be happy. Activates that little dopamine generator in your brain that not many games these days manage. Thank you, Capcom! And might I add, what a very reasonable price for a brand new title...Here, here!

4-0 out of 5 stars Blend of Old and New
I have been a megaman fan for as long as I can remember and, while this game isn't the best in the series, it definitely earns a spot in one of the best gaming franchises of all time. Network Transmission caters to both old and new fans to the series. Its gameplay is similar to the gameplay of the NES classics while basing the game off of the Gameboy Advance RPG's known as the Battle Network series. It is a great mix of old and new. Veteran fans will recognize bosses names from older games as well. Many have said that this game is too hard. While playing through this game I did notice quite a bit of difficulty, but just in the boss battles. One thing that makes it easier is that you really can't get a gameover ever if your smart. Whenever you get down to your last life you can choose to "jack-out" thus refilling your lives for another go at the level. I guess I would really recommend this game to any megaman fan because there is something in there for you whether you're a hardcore veteran or you're new to the series.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's not the best choice
Okay. This game is not the best game out of megaman, not even close actually. The people who even thought of making this game had too much of the "lets make game so hard that no1 will ever trade it in while they were't thinkin of making it nearly as fun the battle network games for GBA. They focus on killing megaman bout 10 times before beating gutsman and wastin all ur time finding 8 chips for 1 enemy. It's noyt that bad tho. It has great graphics for a mega man game on gamecube, and you'll spend hours trying too figure out how to beat the first boss. Overall:3

5-0 out of 5 stars cool, Thats it I don't like to right titles for reviews
This game is rocks. You may battle agaist gutsman, flameman, Bass, Ice man, elec man and about everyone else from the tv shows. It is also an adventure game to and you jump Like the way in the games Megaman 1-3 and Megaman v.s. Samus Aran( Yes People it is a real game just find it on the web I don't like when people send me e-mails telling me there isn't I have it and it is fun but also lame). You get dozen of chips has well. Even add power-ups to megaman and give him armor that reduces some attacks by half which ever your wearing. The grafhics too are awsome but it is in japenese. Well I'm out of here see ya.

5-0 out of 5 stars omigosh STOP WHINING
people, so what if its hard, isnt that what makes the game FUN?! (poor sports..) and bsides if u cant get past a part just go on an online strat guide jeez! and some people are complaining about the japanese talking...thats wut makes it better.......... Dubbed(American Voices) < Subbed (Japanese Voices Wit Subtitles) and im betting that the american voice would be MUCH more annoying than the japanese one (and bsides, dont u think japanese ppl would b annoyed when dey here english?), as most dubbed anime voices sound horrible....anyways...this is a great game buy it ;) ... Read more

10. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00008RUYQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.
Sales Rank: 2372
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best car game available
This was the first game I bought for my game cube, and it is still the one I play the most. Here are the reasons:
-The graphics
The graphics are great. The tracks are very realistic, since they are made from actual places near San Francisco (I'm pretty sure that's the city)
-The crashes
Unlike other racing games, Burnout encourages you to drive badly and to have accidents! Driving on the wrong side of the road and doing other dangerous things earn you points, which can be used to activate the "turbo" power. And when accidents occur, they are really great and realistic. There is even a game mode where you have to start the biggest accident possible.
-The cars
There is a great selection of cars, from SUV to police car (complete with siren) to racing car. And the best part is, there is a horn on all of them which can be activated to get other cars out of the way!
-The modes
Multiplayer, championship, single race, and even a pursuit mode where you have to chase and hit your "target" car with a police car.
I think if you want a fun city racing game, Burnout is the one to get. It's great, except for the music. But that's a minor detail.

5-0 out of 5 stars High-Octane arcade racing excit
Burnout 2 is one of the best (and one of the few) racing games available on the GCN. As a pure racing game, it's good, but not great. It's certainly got nowhere near the depth and complexity of the Gran Turismo series, or even the incredible fast-paced arcade challenge of Ridge Racer.

What it does have are really cool crashes.

No, I'm not kidding. One of the most compelling features of this game is a very cool physics-based system that allows for real time deformation and destruction of all the vehicles in the game. In other words: cars go crash boom good! While this comes into play often in the racing modes (the game encourages you to partake in overly reckless driving in order to build up your turbo meter), the real gem of this title is the aptly-titled Crash Mode. This presents you with 30 extremely varied setups where you attempt to cause the maximum amount of monetary damage in a single crash. Some of them involve busy city intersections, some of them take place on winding mountain roads, and a few of them start with you going the wrong way down a busy interstate! This is best played in multiplayer, where you and up to 3 friends can compete trying to cause the most damage over a series of 3 scenarios.

Good evidence of how fun this is: my girlfriend, who normally dislikes most video games, *loves* this. So does everyone else I've showed it to. I have yet to find anyone who isn't highly entertained by causing a 10-car pileup and then watching the whole thing in slow-motion.

The game also features a full single- and multi-player racing mode, with the single-player mode unlocking various extra cars and tracks for use in the multiplayer and crash modes. It also supports Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound and Progressive Scan (480p), which makes it look and sound even better.

Drawbacks? The regular race mode could use a few more things to do -- there are regular lap races, point-to-point races, and a "pursuit" mode where you get to drive a police car and ram into a fleeing vehicle until it stops. But it's not quite as fun as it sounds, and that's about it. It would be nice if you could do things like upgrading your car, or if there were more cars (there are only about a dozen of them, and then some "upgraded" versions). Also, the crash physics are a little bit wonky at points; there have definitely been times when my car has bounced or slid off of other cars at 90+ mph instead of causing a massive collision, but the game's so fun that it really doesn't matter. Finally, while you can replay your crash, it'd be nice to have more control over the camera placement, and to be able to follow specific cars, or to run the whole thing in slow-motion, etc. The game does a decent job of automatically showing you the action, but when this is such a hugely entertaining feature, it would be nice to be able to be able to tweak it.

Highly recommended for racing fans and anyone looking for a fun diverson, Burnout 2 is a very entertaining game, especially if you can find it cheap.

5-0 out of 5 stars get it
this game rocks i would pay anything for this game

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
This game is AMAZING! The racing is awesome and the crashes look so cool. A lot of cars and levels to choose from and the surround sound is really nice.

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11. Finding Nemo
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00008DHNX
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: THQ
Sales Rank: 476
Average Customer Review: 2.77 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Loading Nemo
Finding Nemo - for the Gamecube is a decent game
good graphics
good music, BUT the music very noticably loops with a full stop in between
the game isn't really for the younger kids
my 8 year old was able to play some of it, but mostly kept handing the controller to her mother and I for assistance
cute characters, even our cat likes to watch it
but the absolute worst part of the game?
the load time, horrible, horrible, horrible
you can literally go and grab a snack between loads
and you even have to wait for the game to load going back to the main game screen
So to summarize, music could be less "broken"
load time needs to be a TON better
and if it's truly for the younger kids, difficulty is a tad high
still decent game, overall

4-0 out of 5 stars Recent Gift worth purchasing
Graphics: Excellent Sound: Excellent Loading: Excellent Level of difficulty: Out of 5 Rated a 4 (at some levels)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Much Play Time!
I was very disappointed when I bought this game for my home -- it actually gets the least amount of play time of all the games in our collection.

The graphics are great, but the amount of time you have to wait for the segments to load is enough to have you load an entirely new game. The load time is much too long.

Loading Time
This game is ok but it takes entirely too long to load. When you first turn it on it has to load for about 1-2 minutes literaly, then it starts out with Nemo waking his dad, like in the movie, to go to school then, it has to load again for about 1-2 minutes. Then, you make it to school and it stops to load a third time!

It doesn't hold my children's interest(6 and 4)and I think getting to school is the furthest that they've made it and they end up turning it off. My opinion is a strong "don't waste your money!" Rent it first and then make your decision!

I rented it, I loved it, I am ordering it!
This game is the total best! With same clips from the video, you dont even need to watch the movie to jump right into the game. It is challenging but a little kid could play it,too. Good graphics, lots of fun. Brings in parts from all the movie. play with nemos friends. Some of the game you are nemo some of the game you are his dad trying to find him. A great game and a must buy! I am a person that plays the reality games (animal crossing, sims...) becuase I am not good at games like... breaking da rules (fairly odd parents) I can not do the jumps and stuff. in the racings games I cant go in a circle...but I love this game! ... Read more

12. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00009M98D
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Sales Rank: 888
Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
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  • Help Billy Hatcher bring daylight to Morning Land in this adventure game
  • Explore vast territories featuring worlds made of water, fire, ice, wind, and more
  • Hatch eggs to uncover amazing animal allies who help you on your quest
  • Challenge your friends in a four-player Battle mode featuring three unique types of gameplay
  • For 1-4 players

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If Mario and Sonic had a child, it would be called Billy
. A brilliant hybrid of Super Mario 64 and Sonic the Hedgehog, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a game that no Gamecube should be without. The influences are obvious, yet this game stands on its own. You really have to play it to appreciate its greatness. The first thing players will notice is the lush graphics, full of color and life. The game is absolutely beautiful.

The game-play itself, while simple, offers up a really good time. The premise is simple. Your friends have been encapsulated in eggs, by a group of Evil, Black Crows...and it's up to you to save the day. Just how you go about doing this is where the adventure begins. In "Morning Land", the eggs themselves are your only means of defense. By rolling them over enemies, bounce jumping with them on top of foes, and by egg shooting (which resembles a yo-yo like approach), you clear the path for victory

As you roll them about the land, you must also constantly be on the lookout for the various fruits scattered about the land in which to feed your egg. By rolling over them, your egg's yolk level increases...until finally it's ready to hatch. Now a simple press of the "R" button makes Billy let out a war cry of sorts (well it's actually a rooster crow), which in turn hatches the mature egg. Once free of its shell, the newly freed animal is yours to call upon in battle. Each animal brings with it the power to harness four powerful forces.... fire, water, wind, and ice. Make no mistake about it though; this game is all real time action, with an RPG feel thrown in for good measure.

By the time you pry your hands of this game, you'll walk away feeling that you truly played something special. Sega and Nintendo really pulled it off with this title. It's quality for the whole family, and I just can't say enough good things about it. With the exception of its limited difficulty (skilled players will breeze through it), Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg really shines. Don't let the fun pass you by.


4-0 out of 5 stars Inventive title
Have the waters parted? Is it the end of the world? Has...has Sonic Team made a non-Sonic game?! Yes, it has-and while it's not the hard-working, dedicated world-beater it appeared to be at last spring's E3 show, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is an inspired platformer in an age when inspiration in platformers has fallen into the "yeah, let's deal with that later" category.
Young Mr. Hatcher, a bouncy kid in a chicken suit, has been whisked away to a poultry wonderland where crows have encased the world in darkness. His mission is normal enough-take back the light-but his methodology would probably make Sonic sick. Billy's only weapons in this game are eggs-very large eggs, in fact, that are found willy-nilly in each stage. Besides throwing them at (or rolling them over) enemies, Billy can hatch eggs after he's "fed" them with enough of the food that evildoers leave behind. Depending on the egg you've got in hand (there are 72 in all), you can hatch helper creatures, power-up items, energy-granting butterflies, GBA mini-games, and even a certain blue spiky animal...assuming you can find enough coins to unlock that extra. Despite the sheer novelty of rolling eggs over enemies instead of hopping on them, Billy Hatcher is just another mission-based platformer at heart. Basic game structure (not to mention a mission or two) is right from Super Mario 64-you'll know each stage like the back of your hand by the time you complete the five missions in each one. Luckily, most objectives are novel and avoid the "collect X of these" cliché like the plague-shame the controls make everything seem much harder than it actually is. The problem comes down to this, basically: Although the GameCube's got an analog stick, Billy cannot roll eggs unless he's full-on running. This forces you to run in circles, miss jumps repeatedly, and pull your hair out upon every game over. It's like the 16-bit days all over again-you'll die at one jump repeatedly, but everything after that will be so much easier. Still, this is a Sonic Team production, and as such, the platform action is addictive when it clicks. The graphics are lovely, of course, and while the multiplayer modes aren't much, everything (except the controls) is finely polished. It's nice to see Sega's studio try something new...and, even better, to see it mostly succeed.'s not just another Sonic! Yippee!

5-0 out of 5 stars Billy Hatcher Review by the SegaHead
Ah, a new Sonic Team game. After a year in the multiplatform business, gaming mastermind Yuji Naka of Sonic the Hedgehog fame decides to create a new game. Since Sonic Adventure 2 Battle a year ago was a success, why not? So he made an original game after 7 years, and I must say, he did a fine job. Sonic Team fans who don't own it, slap yourselves; this one's for you! Here's the review

This game's got a dang freaky story. The evil Dark Raven has turned the Chicken Elders into eggs, so the chicken god Menie-Funie calls Billy Hatcher to bring morning to the land. To hatch the elders you are given a rooster suit. And there's the story.

The game play is unique- using that rooster suit of yours, you get an egg, roll it around. Find some enemies, and then use the egg to beat them up. They drop fruit, and that's how they hatch and stuff. Hatch them- you could get a monster or an item. These things can seriously help you out on Billy's quest.

Graphics are pretty nice. They support a cartoony feel for younger gamers, and the characters show comical expressions on their faces to light up the face of a little kid. It's a nice touch to such a great game.

Sound is neat- it has simple guitar tunes, and then some odd little jingles. It's not a butt-rock collection, just a kid-friendly soundtrack.

Extras are basically if you collect enough chick coins you can unlock Sonic Team character eggs, like Sonic, Nights, the works. And if you hatch the right eggs, you can unlock GBA downloadable mini-games.

The bottom line is that Sonic Team made a good game when the last original game they made was 7 years ago. I'm just glad it made me SOO happy to own. I recommend it to platformer fans or Sonic Team fans or just some gamer that needs an original game.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'll pay you £40 to keep the game away
A babyish game where some demented half chicken-guy runs over the weirdest things and then the loner finally turns the egg into a friend!
But then the friend goes. OWWWWW!
It isn't as crap as Super Mario Sunshine but what is, maybe Nintendo.

5-0 out of 5 stars harder than it looks but worth every penny
this game is great the only thing i dont like about is that kidnergarden singing on the start menue and on the world select screen this games challege level is difficult it looks like a very little kiddy game this game is hard not as it seems on the front cover of the game wait until you play it it is worth every dime. ... Read more

13. P.N.03
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00009KO3Q
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Capcom
Sales Rank: 2566
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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  • Danger around every curve in this exhilarating action game
  • Futuristic sci-fi environments
  • Battle robots, machines, mega weapons, and transforming enemies
  • Stylish moves and attacks--dodging, rolling, and choreographed gameplay
  • Learn powerful attacks, combos, and power-ups

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5-0 out of 5 stars P.N.03: Stylishly Dancing into the Hearts of Gamers
P.N.03 is a very fun and addictive experience. It is a highly underrated game, which has been receiving unfair negative comments and reviews.

In this stylish game, you play as the heroine Vanessa Schneider who is on a mission to destroy the Computer Arms Management System (CAMS), which has gone haywire. You will ''dance'' your way through several mission and training levels battling dangerous robots and deadly bosses.

There is not much depth to this game if you just look at it as advancing from mission to mission, shooting everything in sight. However, you will fine very challenging and rewarding gameplay if you try to get through each room without taking any damage along with trying to collect each suit and add-on.

One common complaint is about the repetitive and stale level design. If you look at the game from the standpoint the developers most likely were, you will understand why there is not much variety. This is a science fiction game, and the levels have a very futuristic feel to them.

Another complaint is about the control. I have not experienced any problems with the responsiveness or control setup. It should be noted that you cannot shoot while jumping. This feature would have been a nice addition, but its absence only adds to the challenge presented by the game.

The music in P.N.03 is very good. There are several nice techno beats that play through the levels. The sound effects are average. There is no distance level to the effects. For example, fire from a robot that is standing right next to you will sound the same as fire from a robot across the room.

P.N.03's graphics are decent at best. If you compare it to Capcom's previous releases on GameCube (Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil Zero) you will be disappointed. The GameCube can handle much better graphics than these. That does not mean that they are bad by any means though. They still are much better than several other GameCube and PlayStation2 games.

You cannot go into this game expecting it to be the best ever. It is not going to revolutionize the industry or even its genre. The sound is good, the graphics are decent, but the gameplay is fabulous. This game is not for everyone, and I would definitely recommend renting before buying. You will either love it or hate it, but in my opinion, it is one of the most fun and enjoyable experiences you will find on the GameCube.

Oh my gosh do not get this game for your sake and mine.
Really where to begin with this horrid game... Oh, yes. First and foremost is the very very repetitive gameplay. Shoot robots, repeat. Then there was the issue of going through the same old gray hallway. I mean come there are only like three pathetic hallway types. One of the biggest problems is that you can't run and freakin' shoot! Whose idea was that anyways!? I'm shootin' one 'bot with my lasers standing still and we're just moronicly standing still shooting one another. I was very anxious to get my hands on this game, and as it turns out it sucks! Well I guess its time to add another game to the bargain bin.

5-0 out of 5 stars take it for what it is
We've all done it, bought a game because it looked awesome and then got it home and it sucked. Thankfully P.N. 03 was an impulse buy that turned out to be a good one.
Visually its stunning, but the game itself is rather simple.... The computer system on the planet ODE has gone haywire and an arsenal of robots and machines have taken over. Enter Vanessa Schneider, a mercenary hired to "deal" with the problem. Vanessa battles her way through the alien compund in her quest to destroy the central A.I. controlling the machines, all the while dancing to the techno-laden soundtrack.
As far as plot and story are concerned there's little of either. A brief and virtually futile attempt is made to add some mystery to the game. Little pieces of information about Vanessa's past pop up here and there to make you go "Hmmm?" but ultimately have little to do with the game's progress. Then there's the mysterious "Client" who has hired Vanessa and does alot to make the game frustrating.
But back to the basics, the game is simply a shooter. Vanessa plows her way through rooms and corridors blasting robots to smitherines with the aid of the handy Aegis suit that turns her into a walking arsenal.
The first few levels offer you the chance to learn how to manipulate can jump, shoot (but only while standing still), move left or right, and crouch. Vanessa's controls are sensitive and take a bit of getting used to. She's hyperresponsive but often does the wrong thing or moves farther than you want her to. This can result in toppling our heroine off into the abyss or placing her in the line of fire.
While most games you beat and never play again, P.N. 03 offers multiple levels of difficulty, along with a volley of suit combinations and abilities to make the game replayable. The levels themselves are fairly embark on 11 missions, each involving around 15 rooms to shoot through. The suits and acessories available advance with each level. With each suit comes special moves and abilities, key to progressing through the game.
All in all though P.N. 03 is an engaging experience....the graphics are stunning. Vanessa herself is rendered in suprising detail and her suits are no exception. Each is awesome in its own way. The music is good enough that you'll want to leave it on. It also becomes very important to listen to Vanessa's surroundings as the bots have a nasty ability to teleport, and often the sound of one transporting in or out is the only way you'll know you're about to get fried. There are plenty of power ups and lives, I never hit a game over once playing on normal, though there were a few close calls. The rooms themselves can become repetitive after awhile but most of them are so detailed you'll want to pause and check them out before moving on (I.E. when Vanessa finds herself on a walkway high above a futuristic city surrounded by flying cars and sky scrapers lost in the clouds.)
All in all it's a fun gaming experience that allows you to play multiple times and gaurantee each time is a better than before.

1-0 out of 5 stars Aarghh...
Boom! This is one of the only enjoyable things about this game. The backround never seems to change and the gameplay never changes. Each room (there are 15 a stage) seems identical to the one before it. Unless you really enjoy slowmoving games- ignore this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Action game in it's purest form
Since when had we all demand that a good game has to have a storyline or depth or character development or different endings otherwise it's no good? Frankly I'm tired of wondering around in some nondescriptive game world for hours just to locate some absurd key to open that stupid door, or looking for some specific NPC to talk to, at same time trying to convince myself it's all part of that all important plot.

I play a game for fun and this game provides exactly that. Actually I can't get enough of it even thou both my thumbs are numb. Right now I'm on my second round of the game (normal difficulty) and I know that I'll play it again (hard mode) when I'm done.

Very few games had given me this feeling recently. ... Read more

14. Bust-A-Move 3000

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Asin: B00007B9N3
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: UBI Soft
Sales Rank: 8459
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Not worth the money
This game isn't worth anywhere near 40.00. For 9.99, maybe, just maybe I would purchase it but anything more than that is a rip.

The multiplayer capabilities (primary reason I bought it) just aren't very user friendly. The joystick controller isn't precise enough to place pieces where you want them go... which takes away from the strategic value of the game. Overall it's very dissapointing (graphics, music, fun, value).

2-0 out of 5 stars I wasted my money on this
Since I already owned (and enjoyed) Bust-A-Move 2 on the Playstation, I just discovered that what I have bought is the EXACT SAME GAME with a new name and on a new console... And, to my surprise, it's buggy to boot! The analog controls [stink], and even the digital controls stick and/or move the wrong direction all too often. As much as I despise the Playstation, BUY THAT VERSION if you wish to play this otherwise very decent game! ...

Since I like the game, I would have given it 3 or 4 stars, but the buggy controls and the RIPOFF status of the game ALL BUT RUINS the fun for me! UbiSoft and Taito should be ashamed, and made to refund the purchase price to those unwitting souls such as myself who were sucked in by the name change!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This game is not worth the $ I paid for it. The graphics seem to be worse than the original game on Super Nintendo if that's even possible. There is no endless mode and the levels aren't very creative or challenging. ... Read more

15. Super Bubble Pop
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00007L12B
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Jaleco
Sales Rank: 3819
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Super Bubble Pop is a bubble-based action puzzler game where the idea is to quickly and efficiently clear the grid of bubbles to advance to the next stage while gaining as many points as possible. A crazy collection of DJs are waiting inside for their chance to become the ultimate popper. You can pick from one of up to five characters, each with their own unique super special attack. You are given a sequence of bubbles, which can be fired down the grid to make lines of bubbles of the same color that will then pop. Bubbles can be burst along the horizontal or vertical by creating any lines of three or more adjacent bubbles of the same color. Special attacks and bubbles keep the gameplay fast and furious. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Care
Super Bubble Pop is a bubble based action puzzler game where the idea is to quickly and efficiently clear the grid of bubbles to advance to the next stage while gaining as many points as possible. A crazy collection of DJs are waiting inside for their chance to become the ultimate popper; but now is the time to throw up.

3-0 out of 5 stars Short and NOT very sweet verdict on Super Bubble Pop!!
A flawed Puzzler!!

Visuals: Scrappy, looks very old and dated graphics.

Audio: Not bad tunes actually! quite rhythemic tunes which get you pumping. You have the option to create your own playlist.

Gameplay: Awkward to play due to unneccesary 3D viewpoint.

Lifespan: There are 150 levels AND... a multiplayer mode. PRETTY BIG! If there was one I'd say it was the strong point of the game.

Originality: It's an ancient 2D game gone 3D.

Repertitive action puzzler that will cause frustration and loss money for lame cause. Just about got three stars!

5-0 out of 5 stars If you like Bust-aMove, you'll love Super Bubble Pop!
Great graphics, a fun electro soundtrack, huge number of levels, different characters and powerups keep things fresh and fun. Unique, fun, and very addictive! ... Read more

16. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000086JYS
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Sales Rank: 1805
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Out Of Them All
I have over 60 games and soon over 70. I have every shooting game I can buy and every other action, adventure, survival horror game their is but their is one that stands out, Hitman 2 Silent Assassin. I saw this game and knew their was something that was going to be diffrent about it. I bought it when it came out and was I ever right. This game has just something special about it that no other game can compete with. The graphics are just perfect in their own way and the level setup can't get better. The Nintendo Gamecube version I was reading the other day came out after the Xbox and PS2 versions and that Eidos put more time into the Gamecube version then any other, which is great. The sound is cool and a high point is not every gun sounds the same. Actually you here about 12 diffrent things in one level from cars,guns,talking,mice,walking,breathing, and alot more. The game is loaded with weapons and their all completely loaded and ready to go. Their is one level which has a wierd glitch which you must outsmart within the game itself which is hard but that is the second to last level. I could go on and on about this game but no words could even compare with you playing the game. Try it, buy it, rent it, burrow it I don't care just make sure you try it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Video Game I've Ever Played
This game has everything: endless replayability, countless ways to finish missions, beautiful graphics, fluid gameplay. The music avoids the terrible Heavy Metal flourishes that dominate most 1st person shooter games. The AI is the best of any game I've played up to this point. You'll get addicted.

However, the main reason this game is so great is that it rewards NOT using lethal violence in favor of stealth, secrecy, timing, and calculated risk-taking. Sure you COULD blast your way through every mission, but extras are unlocked, and players are rewarded, through minimizing collateral damages, and avoiding detection. This makes the game not only endlessly challenging, but also a nice statement to the gaming world that it is possible to construct a 1st person game around more than just gore, and weaponary.

AND at this price the game is a absolute bargain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have
Bottom line...BUY THIS GAME!! It is worth every penny. You will have hours of enjoyment, wait... Days of enjoyment. Why? Because you will discover there are multiple ways in completing missions. The enemy AI is excellent and will keep you on your toes. You'll have the ability to subdue enemies and disguise yourself in their clothing, but be carefull not to look too suspicious by running, carrying the wrong weapon, or even letting the enemy see your face. The AI is that good. If you run you can alert enemies in the next room or even floor above. The weapons are first class with a wide variety: Axe,Swords,knives, pistols, anesthetic, Rifles, remote bombs, smoke bombs, even a golf club. Missions can be completed with guns blazing or with total "silence"(a bonus is given when you achieve a rating of "silent assassin") As I said, there are number of different ways of completing missions: Pick em off from long range or sneak up on them and strangle them with your fiber wire. Graphics are excellent and the locations are top notch. The realism in this game is top notch as well: knock a guy out with the choloroform and wait too long, he will wake up 5-10 min. later and alert the guards, when using the scope on your sniper rifle you'll have to wait while your breathing regulates for a steady shot. Another plus is the ability to save your game at any point making it playable at anytime.
This game will give you days of fun with the ability to go back and play it again using a different approach with your level of aggression or stealth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better Than Splinter Cell
I bought Splinter Cell last month and I beat it in a week.
I liked the game and everything was awsome on it bt it just was boring some reason. Well anyways I thought huhh try Hitman 2 and I did right off I liked it more. The graphics,sound,guns,wow the guns and the things you can do. You can swap clothes with anyone. The levels are amazing and the gameplay is the best ever in a game.

5-0 out of 5 stars This game OWNS
in the game Hitman 2, you become the role of a retired assassin. Now, I dont want to give away the storyline of the game but it takes you to various places in the world, in which you must do mission such as assassination, sabotage of different technology and many other objectives. Throughout the game, you have access to huge amounts of weaponry such as assault rifles, pistols, submachineguns, and sniper rifles. In this game, you are able tochange your clothes acording to those that soldiers or civilians wear to get to your target. This is one of the most realistic games I have ever seen for a game consol. There are many more reasons why this game is so awsome but the 1,000 word limit here would not allow me to write them all. ... Read more

17. NHL Hitz Pro
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00008XL0N
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Midway Entertainment
Sales Rank: 1464
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!!!
This is the best game I have ever played. I don't know what the other people were thinking who gave this game bad reviews, but 5 stars isn't even enough. Somebody said that the view is terrible, well, there are 3 or 4 different views that you can choose from, and to make it like the other NHL Hitz games, just slect the view "ice". And not only can you chose rules off or on, but you can chose which rules and penalties specificaly! The best part, however, is franchise mode, the first thing i did when i bought this was make my own team, you can make the town your team is from, select the team name and jersey, name every player on it, chose from a good selection of nicknames for the announcers to call them, and their name and number even shows up when you play a game!!!! The game has random "game highlights" that show a player and stats, which makes it even more realistic. Also, at the end of every game you play, there is a "player of the game" and a "play of the game". Tthere are so many play modes to chose from, so this game never gets old. YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Addictive Hockey Game
All it took was a few days of play with this game and I got hooked. This is a fast-paced hockey game with excellent game-play. The controls are easy to learn, but difficult to master; making skill actually important when playing this game.

The settings are highly customizable. You can set what kind of rules you'd like to call, length of the period, how loosely the refs call games. It also lets you go so far as to set how good the goalie is at defending certain types of shots. Also, the computer's skill level vary from allowing you to pretty much score on them at will to them coming out and kicking your butt.

The graphics of the game are pretty decent. You can change the camera view as well, although it's mostly a matter of how much you want to zoom in from the top. I don't think there's an ice-level view. The in-game announcers are very good and provide pretty much seamless running commentary for the game. One feature that's great is that you can customize a team, and there is a list of pre-recorded names you can attach to the players, allowing the announcers to call the game with these customized players in it.

I've read some of the other reviews and just don't agree with some of the negative comments. You are able to create a franchise and compete against real NHL teams. You just need to go through a brief 15 game season to qualify. You can also "lock" your controller on a specific player, which makes it MUCH easier when it's a multiplayer game. Having four people on one team trying to switch from one character to another would just be impossible. And yes, you can change goalies in the middle of the game.

Some of the cons: One feature that was lacking is player substitutions. I would have also liked to be able to select who my extra attack is when I pull the goalie. Also, I thought the fighting mode was pretty lame. I have no idea what it was before since I'd never played another Hitz game, but from the sounds of other reviewers, it sounds like Hitz Pro downgraded this feature, which is kinda lame. Also, when playing against highly skilled computer opponents, I feel like the computer-controlled players are much worse than the other team, making the game much harder.

The only other hockey game I own (not including the NES Ice Hockey) was EA's NHL '96. So it's been quite a while since I've played a hockey game, which may be why this exceeded my expectations.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
the hitz games are just sweet as it is. this game makes it more realistic and more fun. the graphics and game play are awesome. i really love the 5 on 5 game play. the only bad part about this game is the fighting. i much prefered the fights of the previous 2 games. other than that this game is very sweet. the franchise mode is great. letting you create a team and work thier ways through the semi-pro league before making it to the nhl. just a great great game

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Hockey Game this Year
This game is so cool. The graphics are awesome and there is alot more animations. Such as the goalie covering up the puck then shooting a pass down the rink. The game is more realistic but doesn't give up the bone crushing action that made this game fun. If you like hockey u have to get this game.

1-0 out of 5 stars Big-Time Letdown
I've had NHL Hitz 02 and 03 both are amazingly addictive and entertaining titles with endless replay value. NHL Hitz Pro, on the other hand, has an identity crisis. It's billed as a traditional hockey game with some of the Hitz trademarks, but it just doesn't work. For one, the graphics are horrible and you are not able to switch to an on-ice view. It feels like your playing the game from the nose-bleed section of your local arena. The gameplay is ok but call me retarded because I don't believe you're able to switch your goalies during the game either. The fighting mode is really bad as is the background crowds or end of the period segways which are ALWAYS the same. I was wondering why this game got little to no publicity from Midway but now I understand completely...this game just plain stinks. Avoid! ... Read more

18. Smashing Drive
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005V6C0
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Namco
Sales Rank: 1735
Average Customer Review: 3.24 out of 5 stars
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Smashing Drive is a fast-paced action racer based on the Namco arcade hit. With numerous power-ups including battering rams, turbo rockets, and buzz-saws, as well as countless pathways and shortcuts throughout the big city, getting from point A to point B is the most fun and excitement a cabbie has ever had behind the wheel. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Smashing Drive is way better than Crazy Taxi
My name is Nate. Hey have play Crazy Taxi. Do you like it? If you did, Smashing Drive is the game for you. It's a awesome game to beat the best possible time. The wheels are the size of monster truck wheels. The car had a booster. The car can break car like a little baby. Hear comes this crazy monster truck taxi break a tiny crazy taxi into pieces. This game rules!

4-0 out of 5 stars why do so many people trash this game?
This is really a great game for racing fans that want some originality. You can get so many great power ups, and the graphics on your car and your rivals car are VERY detaild.
Your tires can get shredded your windows break, your hood can catch fire, any thing that can happen, will happen.
The overall graphics are not that great, more like N64 style.
The game is very short, but holds great replay value in head to head mode.
Better than any taxi game EVER, plus in the third level, you get to race a giant gorilla(king kong?) up a building!
Great for the price, racing fans should pick this up.
(It's also a great party game).

1-0 out of 5 stars Good concept, bad game
Smashing Drive is built upon the idea of racing through these convoluted, jumbled city streets and smashing just about everything in your way. This, in itself, is fun, but the things that bog the game down are numerous. I can excuse the bad graphics, even the annoying sound and music, but the fact that the game is WAY too short and limits how much fun you can have is inexcusable. What I mean is, every race is set against a timer, as well as an opponent, so you are forced to beat the levels under a lot of pressure. There's no time to just sit back and have a good time. The 1-player mode can be beat in an hour. The 2-player mode will last you an hour longer before you get sick of this narrow-minded game.

Great game for younger kids.
I bought this one for my five year old son for his birthday and he loves it. The game is designed to be great for kids five-eight because it's challenging, but it's not long. Teens and adults will likely find it too short, but a good game no less.

2-0 out of 5 stars My 3 Year Old Loves it
We got this game for our sons 3rd birthday thinking he could watch us play (he loves watching us play games) and thinking he could play once in awhile...well when we got it I sat down for an hour and finished the game...hubby has played a couple times and doesn't like it...but our son loves to sit down and play...he so close to finishing the I have to say Great for 3 year olds...beyond boring for anyone older and the music is sooo annoying. ... Read more

19. Freaky Flyers
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00006ZCCS
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Midway Entertainment
Sales Rank: 3874
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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This fully open 3-D airplane racing adventure drops you into the cockpits of cartoony planes where you play as their cartoony pilots. There have been other cartoonish games before, but Freaky Flyers is the first to try replicating a cartoon universe so completely from the inside out, starting with the very physics. You will explore open and interactive 3-D world environments like the lush and tropical Danger Island, the wild west of Coyote Canyon, and chaotic, exotic Arabia. A branching adventure takes the player through each character's storyline. The 13 engaging characters include Johnny Turbine (a mixed-up, wannabe movie superstar), Cactus Rose (a two-gun-slinging bandita), and Island Jack (the laid-back native and ambassador of mellow). Skill-oriented stunt flying provides the thrill of doing dangerous aerial stunts, racing modes offer easy-to-learn, hard-to-master aerial excitement, and dogfighting lets you battle other pilots for air supremacy. ... Read more

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun Game Worth $20
this is a fun game. not amazing or oustanding but fun. it gets kinda repetitive but it really depends on how easily u give up. some levels r so hard and fusterating. but if u keep at it u will eventually beat it. i am gona keep this review short and say u should buy this game. comparin it to other games i prop would hav given it 3 stars but is only $20. i would pay up to 35 for it but its obviously not worth 50 and tats y its not sold at that price but for 20 u cant go wrong. u should buy it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Freaky Flyers
Freaky Flyers is an airplane racing game with a cartoon like feel, that sounded good to me so I bought it, however the game moves at an extremely slow speed, it almost feels like your airplane is staying still and the enviroment is moving. Also you must beat levels to unlock characters and new tracks; Lame. ... Read more

20. Disney's Party
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00009X3VJ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 6140
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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  • Party game featuring popular Disney characters
  • Collect items, move across game board, and play mini-games
  • Six playable characters
  • Simple controls are good for kids
  • For 1 to 4 players

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Too Confusing If You Stick With It - - Persistence Pays
... I give it 4 stars for the reasons mentioned further below. It is given 1 less star from perfection by me because 1) AT First, it is not user-friendly & clear-cut AND because overall the minigames (while original, ingenious, challenging, diverse, thought-provoking, engaging, humorous, etc.) are truly on the difficult side, even in Normal Play mode.

Once you comprehend the purpose of the items bought/granted, converting items to power notes, planting items on another's bingo board, winning stars from the mini games to place on bingo board, trading crystals to buy power notes, and MOST IMPORTANTLY USING YOUR POWER NOTES CONSTANTLY DURING MINI GAMES TO ENHANCE YOUR WINNING CAPABILITIES, this game is right on the money. Speaking of money, for the lowered asking price of this game, you cannot go wrong. The sound, color, music and graphics are superb, crisp and pleasing.

My 9 year old son has played this game for four days straight, and continues to enjoy it. He is pretty adept with game play controls and is an above average player, yet he would lose often and was not disappointed or discouraged--just resolved to conquering the particular minigame as you can PRACTICE as much as you want. I, too, have played a couple of full games with him and was not bored; neither was I angered by not winning much. The minigames are engrosing and quite fun; I do not regret buying this game.

Pros: Practice Mode, MiniGame Explanations, Lengthy MiniGames, Enjoyable and Diverse Games; Graphics & Sound are Great

Cons: Not for Under 6-Year Old Crowd Without an Adult; Mini-Games a Little on the Tough Side

This is a great game to play with your kids!!
My 5 year old daughter and my 10 year old son love this game. I sat down and played with it one day and have played it every day since. It took a little time for my 5 year old to understand the idea of the bingo card on the board game but once she figured out how to buy items, win stars in the mini game and place block items on other peoples bingo boards it has been a blast. This game is a lot like Mario Party only with the twist of the bingo cards. If you let the game run until after credits you will be rewarded with disney cards, there is no fast way to get to them but the kids enjoy looking through all the characters.

2-0 out of 5 stars Confusing game board play
Being a fan of Mario Party and Shrek Party, I thought Disney's Party would also be enjoyable. Unfortunately, I am irritated that I paid $40 for this thing. The game play is confusing and takes forever to set up and explain, the on-screen text (for the directions) is really hard to read and is extremely verbose.

The mini-games are fun once you figure out how to play them, but game play is lame. You don't get to roll dice and move along a board. Instead, there is a little roulette that determines where you go. You have to play a bingo-style game with items and stars and there are these items, "power notes" and gems to keep track of (I can't even explain it in a way that isn't extremely confusing).

Overly convoluted, confusing, poorly designed and difficult to read - stay away from this and get Mario Party (4 or 5) or Shrek Party.

I was VERY disappointed with this game. I too purchased it for my son, who is 6. With all the options at the store, when I saw DISNEY, whoe specifically markets to children, 10 and under, I purchased this game. What a disappointment! Very confusing, no interaction, overwhelming. There is a lot of work involved prior to play, and once play begins the other players (3 run by the computer) are in the way and distracting. I am very disappointed. I feel DISNEY missed the ball on this one, and I think it's a shame that many parents will make the decision to purchase this item based solely on Disney's reputation with children.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disney Party
I bought this game for my six year old daughters birthday, but what a confusing game! I thought it would kind of be like Mario Party - which is pretty easy to play for little kids. I'm an adult and had a hard time getting the gist of the game. It's not very interactive, you don't get to move along a board - it does it for you. Some of the games are fun, but the explanations on how to play are sometimes vague. Even set on easy the computer players are kind of hard. (For a six year old) I wasn't overly impressed with this game, and after Kindom Hearts, kind of dissapointed that Disney would make such a lame game. In my opinion I wouldn't waste the time or money on this game. ... Read more

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